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Garden Designer Brings Beautiful Edibles...

Garden Designer Brings Beautiful Edibles to Pastry Chef’s Backyard

By Sara Gasbarra Acclaimed Chicago pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky and I have been close friends for many years, our work and lives intersecting via Chicago’s restaurant industry where Leigh crafts beautiful (and delicious!) Italian-inspired pastries and desserts for Nico Osteria, and I build and tend culinary gardens for chefs and other hospitality clients with my full-service garden […]

Railing Planters Hold Tight on High-Rise...

Last winter I went to Gardeners to buy balcony “saddle” planters. Once there, I saw these stunning planters and crossed off the saddles. I was skeptical that the actual item would look as good as the photos but ordered them anyway. Am I ever glad I did! I’d expected thin, tin-like metal with a cheap finish that had already chipped. But these “lacquer,” heavy-duty planters arrived instead! And in perfect condition.