Flower Messenger Bikes: Azuma Makoto’s Performance Art in Streets of São Paulo

July 18, 2018 by

Avant-garde botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s works are narratives about the ephemeral nature of life; fleeting moments to be experienced with passion before they disappear. 

In his past works, Makoto has frozen vibrantly hued botanicals in large blocks of ice, created Read More...

Biodegradable Bee Saving Paper May Keep Them Buzzing

July 12, 2018 by

My kingdom for your Bee Saving Paper says the queen. This biodegradable paper becomes an “energy drink” for bees. To attract them, the paper contains a paste made from the same form of energy-rich glucose that beekeepers use during the … Read More...

A Futuristic Self-Contained Eco-Village of Homes Enclosed in Greenhouses

July 11, 2018 by

Imagine living in a self-sustaining eco-village of homes enclosed in greenhouses

A new community in the Netherlands will harness the latest technologies to create a closed-loop system that will produce its own solar and biogas power, grow organic vegetables,

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New High-Tech Air Conditioned Jackets Keep Japanese Gardeners Cool in Summer Heat

June 21, 2018 by

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Excessive heat can cause both plants and gardeners to wilt. While a hat and a wet bandana can help during the hot summers months, some gardeners are keeping cool with new high-tech air-conditioned jackets. 

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In Kagoshima, Japan, scorching summer temperatures … Read More...

Hive Five for Largest Solar Farm Apiary in America

June 19, 2018 by

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The largest solar farm apiary in America will come alive at Old Sol Apiaries in Oregon, with 48 hives arriving on the site just in time for National Pollinator Week, June 18-22.

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Old Sol’s founder, John Jacob, says that the Read More...

Farmerettes: Women Who Farmed and Gardened for Victory

May 15, 2018 by

Farmerettes, the Women Who Farmed and Gardened for Victory

They were known as “farmerettes”–the hard working women on the home front who mobilized by the thousands to fill agricultural labor shortages during the First and Second World Wars. On big farms and in small Victory Gardens, they challenged conventional Read More...

26 Last Minute Home and Garden Mother’s Day Gifts

May 8, 2018 by

It’s not too late to celebrate your cultivated Mom with these last minute Mother’s Day gardening gifts for the gardener!

1. Monticello Gardener’s Gift Basket
From the shop of Thomas Jefferson’s plantation residence, Monticello, comes this artfully arranged keepsake basket … Read More...

A Barcelona Rooftop Sanctuary Inspired By Japanese Art

April 21, 2018 by

For a rooftop terrace in Barcelona’s Horta district, landscape designers Jordi Sanchez and Nico Doblado of Simbiosi Studi created a unique outdoor sanctuary with a retro aesthetic influenced by Japanese art.

Sanchez and Doblado’s plan interpreted the expressed interests of Read More...

Before and After: My Connecticut Home and Garden Makeover

April 3, 2018 by

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“I wish it were ours,” I thought when I spotted the ugly brown house on the hill overlooking a pond in the park. Six years later, it was our ugly house. Slowly over the years, the ugly house got Read More...

Suspended Green Balconies Extend From Hanoi Home’s Façade

March 24, 2018 by

Seven screened windows on the exterior of this Hanoi residence let in cooling breezes and trees perched on suspended green balconies provide shade from the direct midday sun. 

During the interior renovation of a Hanoi residence, architects from DANstudio addressed

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