Tips and Inspirations for Great Container Gardens!

March 30, 2011


Photo: Kerry Michaels

According to Kerry Michaels, who writes about container gardening for About.com, there are absolutely no rules when it comes to container gardening, but there are some tips and guidelines that can be helpful when designing your container.Read More...

More Urban Garden Ideas From the Golden State

March 29, 2011

As I peered through the cut out of a beautiful metal screen into landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith’s award-winning installation, Pi r Squared, for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, I definitely felt this designer’s invitation to Get Read More...

California Dreaming at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

March 24, 2011

Originally from California, each time I return, I dream of moving back where the plant scents fill the air all year and where, even in supermarkets, they don’t wrap the tomatos in cellophane.

At the San Francisco Flower and Garden Read More...

Light One Up on the Patio

March 21, 2011

If Brandon Williams’s son hadn’t wanted to roast marshmallows, claims the designer, he would not have conceived of this beautiful outdoor fireplace.

ModFire is custom handcrafted out of thick darkened natural fourteen gauge steel and either unfinished or colorfully coated … Read More...

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Enter Our Think Outside the Planter Box Photo Contest!

March 18, 2011


Photo: AlwaysInspired via Flickr

(Note: The contest has ended, but please enjoy the load of ideas here!)

Today is the launch of the Urban Gardens Think Outside of the Planter Box Photo Contest! Enter a photo of your favorite weird, … Read More...

Garden Up! Take Your Landcape to the Next Level

March 17, 2011

Talented landscape design duo Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet’s new book Garden Up! is out and you’ve seriously gotta get your hands on one.

A fan of vertical gardening, I love how these gals have packaged their combined creativity with … Read More...

Botanical Wall Paintings Feature Found Elements

March 16, 2011

Kate Hill Cantrill’s botanical wall “painting” was a favorite feature at our Fall installation for the Shippan Designer Show House’s Creative Garden Retreat.


Cantrill incorporates various natural elements into her assemblages, many of which are found on New York beaches … Read More...

Philadelphia Flower Show Draws Some Ooh La La!

March 13, 2011


A planted car in The Auto Salvage Garden, created by Delaware Valley College.

With Edith Piaf ‘s La Vie en Rose in the air, it was Springtime in Paris this year at the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the world’s Read More...

Fruitful Art From the Greenhouse

March 9, 2011

An orchard of trees with genetically altered properties was growing at this year’s Armory Show in New York City.

In the installation, New Edens, by artist Sam Van Aken, the trunks and leader branches identified the trees as peach, plum, … Read More...

Culinary Herb Barn Raising

March 7, 2011

Soup’s on. Now snip a few culinary herbs from your ECOGRO Herb Barn and toss ’em in.

“My love of gardening and plants in general coupled with my craft was the inspiration for ECOGRO,” says the designer, W.A. Francis, who … Read More...

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