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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living April 2017

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
martha’s month

“I always like to decorate the house with plants for Easter, and especially love the soft, delicate foliage of maidenhair ferns. To keep them looking their best, I cut them back after the holiday, and then again later in the fall.” —Martha HOW TO REJUVENATE MAIDENHAIR FERNS Give these plants a radical haircut whenever they start to look tired and leggy (about two or three times a year). 1. With sharp garden scissors, remove foliage so only an inch of brown stem remains above the soil. Try not to remove any new growth. 2. Water (the soil should remain moist at all times) and place out of direct sunlight, which can burn the foliage. In a couple of months, the plant should look healthy and robust again.…

1 min.
hop to it

IF HYGGE, THE DANISH TERM for making all things cozy, warm, and comforting, truly is a trend (and given the number of recent articles and books written on the subject, it is), then let’s just say I nailed it this past winter. After a long day, I loved nothing more than coming home, changing into something comfortable, and cooking something delicious. And before bed, all I wanted was a good read and a buttery-soft blanket (essentially the same things my 2-year-old requests). But now I’m ready for a new season, and there’s nothing like spring itself to put a spring back in one’s step. This issue, by design, is packed with ways to boost your health, improve your routines, streamline your home, and inspire your Easter and other upcoming holidays.…

1 min.
living in my life

50 True confession: I’m slightly obsessed with the powers of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Like my manicurist, who cuts up foam files to get more use out of them, I trim these and basically follow my kid around “erasing” wall scuff s. I’m glad to learn I’m not alone. 57 Weekend kicks? Check! Pale pink is the new neutral in these parts, and a portion of the proceeds of every sale of SeaVees sneakers goes to helping the California coastline. 88 Speaking of enjoying good food, I will make this coconut chiff on cake with chocolate frosting over Easter weekend. It doesn’t contain flour, and thanks to a few other easy swaps, it’s kosher, too. Above all, it’s downright divine. 92 “The New Way to Eat,” our health feature, removes the old rules about calories and carbs…

2 min.
out & about

ON THE ROAD ARTISTS ACROSS AMERICA Get a fresh perspective at four exuberant spring museum shows. For the first time ever, Henri Matisse fans can see objects the modernist kept in his studios for inspiration—like Andalusian glassware and a Congolese mask—and then have fun spotting them in the famous works installed nearby. “Matisse in the Studio” will be on view in Boston, its only U.S. stop, until July 9. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston mfa.org Disappear into one of Yayoi Kusama’s dreamy light-filled infinity rooms at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum, on view until May 14. kusama.si.edu Soak up big, retro-bright portraits and landscapes in “Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s,” at the Cleveland Museum of Art. clevelandart.org Discover a picture-book artist who tells African stories in “Painter and Poet: the Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan,” at Atlanta’s…

2 min.
get the hang of it

Teach and Inspire A Fine Balance GRANDMA’S HANGING BASKETS were beautiful—cascades of fuchsias in bright pink and magenta; balls of vivid blue and purple lobelia; fluffy spheres of small flowering petunias in the newest hues of lavender and yellow; white-eyed Bacopa; soft begonias in myriad shades of red, peach, and cream; blackeyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata); trailing pelargonium; geraniums; and even mounds of delicate sweet alyssum. These baskets were hung along the roof overhangs of wicker-furnished porches. They were watered and fed, and groomed and deadheaded daily to keep them vibrant and fresh. I always loved the look of these baskets, but long ago realized that my busy lifestyle does not allow me to care for them in the same way my grandma did. There were so many times when I was gone…

1 min.
planting how-to

1 Prep your space Place an old towel in the base of a low, wide garden pot. This will help keep the round-bottomed wire basket steady while you’re planting. 2 Line with moss Begin by filling the basket with sheet or sphagnum moss, green-side facing out. Be careful to cover the space fully, so there are no gaps or holes. 3 Trim the basket liner Using sharp scissors or pruners, cut a coconutcoir liner to fit neatly inside the basket. You don’t want to see any of the liner over the top. 4 Scoop in soil Add potting mix, leaving room for the plants (so it’s about two-thirds full). We use a blend especially made for containers that includes perlite, peat moss, vermiculite, and sand. 5 Add plants Pot up the basket with succulents, like this trailing jade (Kleinia…