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By Christa Terry

I’m lucky in that I can sit here at my desk and stare out of my window into my extremely green backyard. The plus is that I can see flowers and shrubs and trees and a baby rhubarb and broccoli seedlings. The minus is that I can also see the dandelions. Now, personally, I like dandelions…on other people’s properties, that is. They’re pretty, but give them an inch of your lawn and they’re going to take over the whole thing. Grrrrrr!

Not everyone is so lucky, however, which means that city rats and apartment dwellers have to improvise when it comes to getting a nature fix. There’s not always time to get to the botanical garden or hike the nearest mountain range, but there’s almost always time for a little retail therapy.

Leaf Wall DecorLeaf Wall Decor

Multi-colored metal says fall to me, but it may say something different to you. But at a foot and a half square and two inches deep, I have to wonder how heavy these leaves are.

Golden Leaves 1 by S. Hadley: 18 1/5 x 18 1/5 Print ReproductionGolden Leaves 4 by S. Hadley: 16 x 16 Print Reproduction

Custom framed golden leaf prints by S. Hadley…whoever that is…represent a lighter option.

Wall DecorWall Decor

Is it weird that I can’t figure out whether these are plates or plain old circles? I love putting plates on the wall, even though plenty of them are a pain in the tuckas to hang.

But wait…am I being too literal? Too literally leafy? Personally, I like this:

Green Leaves by Kim Robertson: 22 1/5 x 22 1/5 Print Reproduction

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