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Better Homes and Gardens May 2020

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3 min.
editor’s letter

THE SLOW LANE Ever since I was a kid, I have loved grocery shopping. I don’t understand why some people dislike it so much. They subscribe to a meal-plan kit or order their weekly shopping online—anything to avoid entering a store. Not me. Some days grocery shopping is almost like my meditation. I find it calming to glide my cart through the orderly rows of products and investigate what’s new in the produce section. But I know it’s not that way for everyone. I don’t have kids, so I have more free time than a busy parent. I frequently see dads and moms being tugged in multiple directions by children who’ve got their eyes on a prize in the candy aisle. That’s not a meditation. To maximize the experience, I prefer to…

1 min.
bhg.com what’s trending online

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2 min.
to mom, with love

I’m always looking for a Mother’s Day gift that’s unexpected and particularly personal. I recently found an old snapshot of the home where we lived when I was a kid, and I’m having it turned into an art print from Minted for my mom. You upload a photo, and they create a custom, single-color line drawing. Now I want one of the house where my kids were born too. —OMA BLAISE FORD, executive editor INSTRUCTORS, FROM TOP Serena Williams, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Gordon Ramsay, Diane von Furstenberg, Bobbi Brown, and Steve Martin TOP OF THE CLASS “Be a sponge” is one of my mom’s mantras. (Full disclosure: She’s a coach, and the phrase is usually reserved for inattentive players.) So for this lifelong learner, a Mother’s Day subscription to the online classroom MasterClass was…

1 min.
edible window box

1 STURDY PLANTER Choose a box made of a durable wood like teak or redwood rather than pine. Attach it to the wall using steel L brackets that are a couple inches shorter than the box width. (We used 10-inch brackets.) Try Teak Planter Box, $179 (36"×12"×12"); teakplanter.net 2 FOCAL POINT Variegated leaves and an upright habit make ‘Pesto Perpetuo’ basil a natural centerpiece. 3 COMPACT GROWER ‘Tumbling Tom’ tomatoes spill over the edges of containers so the plant doesn’t take up much space. It consistently yields sweet yellow cherry tomatoes. (There’s also a red variety.) 4 COLOR CONTRAST To break up the mass of green, include red-veined bloody sorrel, purple sage, and purple kale. (Try ‘Redbor’, red Russian, or an ornamental variety as shown.) 5 TEXTURE Fill gaps with herbs in a variety of leaf shapes. Spilling over…

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great cover-ups

1. LAUREN HERZAK-BAUMAN Ceramic Artist laurenhbstudio.com HANDMADE FARMHOUSE $39; whitebirchgrove.etsy.com “I love working with my son, and this shop makes a matching apron for him or any child who likes to help out.” 2. LAURI KRANZ Garden Designer and Author ediblegardensla.com ORKNEY HALF APRON IN CHERRY $50; roughlinen.com “This apron is practical yet beautiful. The quality of the linen gives it a luxurious feel. The big pockets in front are useful in the garden and the kitchen.” 3. JOCELYN DELK ADAMS TV Culinary Expert and Author grandbaby-cakes.com BLACKBERRY MODERN $89; hedleyandbennett.com “My go-to because it’s made out of upcycled materials and for everyday use. I love the pop of magenta; it makes timeless denim that much more stylish.” 4. ABRA BERENS Chef and Writer abraberens.com DUSTY RED CANVAS $68; stockmfgco.com “These have a lovely shape and perfectly placed pockets and are well-made by good people…

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ask bh&g

“How can I arrange my pantry so it stays organized even after grocery shopping?”LUCEDALIA GARCIA, Houston Get organized before you shop and steal some ideas from grocery store shelves. SORT BY TYPE Categorize items to see what you have and what to put on your shopping list. SET LIMITS Allocate pantry space for each category and stick to it. If you set aside space for 10 cans of soup, don’t try to squeeze in more. The goal of restocking your pantry is to fill open spaces not to rearrange. GET A GOOD VIEW Shallow shelves provide at-a-glance convenience. If yours are deep, rely on tiers or containers that graduate in height so you can readily see everything at the back. CHECK CAPACITY Choose clear, airtight containers based on the package size you usually buy. For example, make sure an…