The Storied History and Enduring Life of Terra Cotta

February 26, 2018

 Contemporary terra cotta pot from Eye of the Day Garden Center.

You’ve likely strolled through garden centers stocked with hundreds of ubiquitous terra cotta nursery flower pots in the usual shapes and sizes. 
But did you know that this simple

Grow a Meal a Week in Small Spaces With This Solar-Powered Gardening Assistant

February 11, 2018

How about growing a meal a week in less than 100 square feet with a robot who manages your garden for you remotely?

Imagine sustainably growing food at home with a personal solar-powered smart robot gardener that will automatically irrigate, … Read More...

Lamps, Streetlights, and Bomb-Detection Powered By Plants and Vegetables

February 8, 2018

 Photo via Living Lights.

Read by the light of your arugula and kale? Researchers at MIT in Massachusetts are embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of plants and vegetables such as arugula, kale, spinach, and watercress to create…edible lights and Read More...

Good Privacy Trees Make Good Neighbors

December 21, 2017

Privacy bushes from Garden Goods Direct

We’ve all heard the aphorism, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” The phrase comes from Robert Frost’s 1915 poem Mending Wall. In the poem, two neighbors disagree about a stone wall separating their properties, one with pine trees, the other apple Read More...

10 Best Gardening Subscription Boxes for Urban Gardeners

August 7, 2017

For busy city dwellers, a monthly or quarterly gardening subscription box is an effortless way to get in the gardening groove to jump-start or maintain any size urban garden.

Perfect for those with limited time and space, these boxes arrive … Read More...

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