One of our favorite new lifestyle sites is up for a coveted and much-deserved Webby award. Yes, we might be a teensy bit biased, but Gardenista was named one of the best new sites of 2012 by TIME and we really do think it's the best new lifestyle site on the Web. Here are five reasons you should vote for Gardenista for a Webby People's Voice Award:
It's beautiful. Every post features beautiful to-die-for photography – like these photos of the world's most sought-after tulips, or this look inside the world's best backyard playhouse, or these close-ups of charming French flower buckets .
It's useful. Gardenista is full of great DIYs – like this cool tutorial for envy-inducing deck planters, directions for creating stylish twisted wire vases, and easy instructions for creating your own spring allergy cure from the garden. What's not to love?
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It's smart. You don't have to hire a professional designer or drop a bunch of money to get some of the most coveted new design trends. In the tradition of Remodelista, Gardenista shows you how to copy the look of actress Jennifer Carpenter's Laurel Canyon patio, how to recreate some of the texture from UK textile designer Neisha Crosland's design studio, or how to modernize your urban backyard on a budget.
It's charming. Where else will you find carefully crafted pieces about the lost art of a lush window box, the secret to turning a $10 supermarket bouquet into something special, and a love letter to rustic hand-woven trellises?
It's fun. Gardenista's editor Michelle Slatalla brings her smart editorial sensibilities and sense of humor to the mix with stories like this one about a house plant you can't kill (yes, it's called mother-in-law's tongue), an outdoor rug obsession (wha?), and late-night musings about what the deer are munching on while you sleep.
So what are you waiting for? Go vote (it takes 2 seconds), then tweet and like this post to help get the word out. Gardens matter - let's win this!