Guided Instagram Tour of the Global Urban Garden

June 12, 2017

Paris, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Winston-Salem, Los Angeles…In my visits across the country and abroad, I’ve experienced some compelling imagery and special moments that have captured my soul with their intriguing visual details.

The New Nordic Cuisine
The luscious beet, perched … Read More...

Our Oceans Are a Repository of Important Raw Materials

June 10, 2017

The world’s oceans help regulate our climate but, as a result of global warming, are rising to critical levels–a serious threat to the survival of the planet. The effort to thwart climate change is essential for the preservation of the Read More...

Cool Sustainable and Stylish DIY Ideas For Outdoor Solar Lighting

June 8, 2017

Line the path to your solar lit gazebo with two rows of solar landscape lights. Via Indulgy.

Solar power is everywhere–solar-powered clothing and backpacks that charge your gadgets on the go, solar-powered camping tents, Tesla’s solar roof shingles and even Read More...

Four Practical Ideas for Greening Indoor Spaces

June 7, 2017


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In an ideal world, we’d all have a backyard garden full of our favorite plants, maybe even a stunning greenhouse bursting with year-round color and tropical foliage. But many of us lack outdoor space Read More...

Sea Levels and Climate Change Awareness On the Rise?

June 6, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

“Climate change arguably represents the greatest threat of this generation. Fortunately, it also represents a tremendous opportunity.” commented L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT, in response to the US withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord.Read More...

11 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Garden

May 22, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Sometimes in life it’s good to mix things up. As we all like a project we can sink our teeth into, what could be better than revamping your garden? The same old lawn and shrubs can Read More...

Three Ideas For Creating a Modern Outdoor Living Space

May 18, 2017


Spending time outdoors in a calm and beautiful environment is great for your mental well-being. It leaves you feeling relaxed, energized and at peace with the world. A modern outdoor living space can also be a fantastic place for socializing 
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A Los Angeles Landscape Designer’s Moroccan Style Urban Garden

May 9, 2017

Entering the central courtyard of Casa Nancina, garden designer Nancy Goslee Power’s Santa Monica, California urban garden, I was instantly transported away from city traffic, noise and congestion into a bucolic and dreamy space inspired by Power’s travels to Brazil Read More...

Sunday, May 7: Visit Seven Extraordinary Los Angeles Private Gardens

May 3, 2017

Moyer-Savage Garden. Photo by Tom Rau.

In the Los Angeles area on Sunday, May 7? If so, don’t miss The Garden Conservancy’s annual Open Days tour of seven extraordinary Los Angeles private gardens.

Since 1995, the non-profit Garden Conservancy has Read More...

5 Details You Don’t Want to Forget When Hosting an Outdoor Party

April 17, 2017

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Outdoor parties can be magical events perfect for celebrating the warmer weather and enjoying all that nature offers.

Hosting a party outdoors can also give guests more room to roam than they might otherwise have indoors. Read More...

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