An Urban Garden Cocktail Party

August 25, 2011


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

In 2006, Chicago resident LaManda Joy and her husband Peter purchased “a yard with a house attached to it.” The couple explain that they did this “for the sole, myopic, obsessive purpose of growing a … Read More…

Goodbye Concrete, Hello Urban Garden!

July 19, 2011


Natalie June’s daughters enjoying the new garden.

Guest Post by San Diego Urban Gardener, Natalie June.

I have always dreamed of living off the land. I have dreamed of going into my backyard and finding all of the ingredients I … Read More…

93 Year Old Dumpster Diving Urban Gardener

May 30, 2011


93 year-old Robert Horton, Jr., on his downtown Greenwich, CT patio.

My 93 year-old father-in-law is a dumpster diver. During one of his recent expeditions into the trash at his neighboring elementary school, he found metal file cabinets whose perfectly … 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 Your Green Read More…

Our Garden Retreat at Stamford, CT Show House!

September 20, 2010


Vertical Garden from Plants on Walls

Containers planted with herbs. Check. Green wall hung and planted with ferns and Philodendron by our landscape partners, Eden Farms of Stamford, CT. Check. Moss birds on wall. Check. We’re gearing up for Wednesday’s … Read More…

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