New Orleans houses summer season 2022

To be honest, I don’t really like summers in New Orleans. If you think it’s the oppressive heat, you’re right. But as with all the lemons that life gives us, we just have to find as many lemonade flavors as there are hot days – and preferably lots of ice cubes too. Luckily for us, lemon trees thrive in New Orleans, so we’ll never be short of lemonade fixins. Over the next few months, we’ll be sipping this lemonade in tree-covered gardens, shady outdoor living spaces, beside refreshing and stylish pools, and on breezy verandas, all excellent places to seek refuge from the heat. In this issue we have a wealth of inspiration and expert advice for designing your own outdoor retreat.

This Spring I finally took the advice of our talented local experts and created my own outdoor oasis, complete with a small vegetable and herb garden, a few beds for native plants and a cute little bird bath for our feathered visitors to sip and dip. By following some guidelines established by Audubon Louisiana, the state branch of the National Audubon Society, and the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation, I’ve even had my small backyard certified as a wildlife habitat. I can attest that creating something beneficial to your own health and well-being and that of the planet and its other inhabitants is a great feeling.

Whether you have a lot of space or little, a big budget or a small one, we hope you will find one or the other idea in this issue that will make your summer brighter, cooler and more stylish. At least you could plant a lemon tree in a pot or in your garden and always have fresh lemonade.

Bottom up!

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