How To Create an Eco-Friendly Garden and Greenhouse

September 13, 2018 by

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If you are a gardener, it’s likely you feel connected with nature and care about the planet. Think about strengthening that relationship by learning some simple ways to green your garden or greenhouse.

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Sustainable Barkitecture: Solar Powered Dog House With Green Roof

September 11, 2018 by

It’s a sustainable dog’s life in this contemporary canine cottage. The eco-chic timber construction features a turf clad side ramp leading to a slanted green roof with a motion-activated water faucet and integrated irrigation system.

Pups can lounge rooftop with … Read More...

How HOA Members Can Be Good Neighbors

September 5, 2018 by

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HOAs (Home Owners Associations) exist to promote cooperation, safe neighborhoods and a stable environment for those who live within their boundaries. Rules and regulations are often necessary to ensure that neighbors treat one another with respect Read More...

Create Your Own Smart Garden With These Innovative Tech Gadgets

August 16, 2018 by

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Interest in gardening is rapidly increasing, especially among environmentally and nutrition-conscious millennials who also want to know where their food comes from.

Patrick Nadeau’s Urban Garden planter bags.

Many of this age group live in apartments … Read More...

Compostable Couture: Garments And Accessories Made With Living Plants, Flowers, and Seeds

August 5, 2018 by

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Gardening and fashion have been linked for ages. Throughout history people have sown the seeds of plants to fabricate textiles for clothing.

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How To Bring a Dull Dorm Room to Life With Plants

July 30, 2018 by

College dorm move-in day is around the corner. You’ve snagged colorful bedding, a rug, and some cool wall decor. Integrate an indoor garden into the room design and bring your dull dorm room to life with some potted plants.

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From Cargo Beds to Flower Beds: Japanese Pop-Up Gardens Keep on Truckin’

July 25, 2018 by

Gardens on four wheels? Some mobile gardens are on casters for portability and to chase the sun, others are traveling green roofs on the tops of busses and vans, and still others sprout in the backs of trucks.

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New Orleans: Spanish Moss, Swamps, and Great Sax

July 24, 2018 by

Crossing the intersection at Magazine and Napoleon Streets, I passed through a cloud of thousands of tiny soap bubbles floating across four lanes of the street from one side to the other. Then, as I turned the next corner, I Read More...

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...

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