Things Looking Up for Your Urban Garden

August 25, 2010

Lacking floor space or just want to add plants to the upper reaches of your living space while at the same time conserving water and purifying the air you breathe? You may want to consider the Boskke Sky Planter.

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August 23, 2010

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New Orleans Weathers the Spill


Bench spotted on Magazine Street. Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

When someone mentions “The Storm” in New Orleans, everyone knows they are speaking of Katrina. Now, in the same way they speak of the hurricane that devastated their city, residents Read More...

Garden Voyeur in the Big Easy

August 19, 2010


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

I’ve not been taking it easy in the Big Easy the past few days helping my daughter move into her apartment and trying to furnish it on a dime (a challenge but doable.) In between I’ve … Read More...

From Dustpan to Garden

August 17, 2010

Better hanging in your urban garden than in a landfill, yes? We’ve seen all sorts of discarded items breathe new life as garden containers, and some, like this vintage dustpan spotted on Etsy, as vertical gardens. Do you have … Read More...

Gimme Five! We Want to Know About You

August 15, 2010

We know you are busy in the garden of life but we’d love to know more about you and what we can do to better serve you.┬áSo we’re offering a bribe: take a minute to complete our reader survey … Read More...

Self-Watering Solar Vertical Growing System

Do you love gardening on auto-pilot? The Aussies have a cool product that has made its way Stateside. The CLEV-A 9 Pot garden is a sustainable, vertical growing system which uses a solar powered, gravity fed, automated watering system to … Read More...

Great Garden Stores for Urban Gardeners

August 14, 2010


Jungle Design, Brooklyn’s garden

Wherever I go, I am on the lookout for cool garden and home decor shops. I’d like to share some new favorites with you:

Jungle Design
61 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

This wonderful Brooklyn shop, … Read More...

Creating an Innovative Green Garden Shed Space

August 11, 2010

Urban Gardens is excited to be collaborating with Victoria Lyon Interiors and Eden Farms Nursery and Garden Center to create Conversing with Nature: A Creative Garden Retreat, an innovative green garden shed space cum creative retreat for the Shippan Designer Read More...

Green Minds Unite at Blogher ’10

August 9, 2010

I had the privilege of meeting a number of fabulous green bloggers at this year’s Blogher convention. I want to share some of them with you and invite you to visit their sites:


Greenista is sort of a green Daily … Read More...

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