Outdoor Rooms and Veggie Gardens Hawaiian Style

March 5, 2012

With its Hawaiian theme, this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show did succeed in transporting me, if not to paradise, at least into my imagination for a few hours of fantasy. It did immersed me, perhaps a bit Disney-style, into the sights, … Read More…

Out of the Box Garden Thinking

July 29, 2011

It may look like a pizza box, but inside is not a pie but rather all one needs to grow what could become the pizza’s veggie toppings, and more. ALLOTINABOX™ is a super cool GYO kit complete with information to “get … Read More…

Design Challenge: Ten Urban Balcony Garden Ideas

June 7, 2011


Grass Mosaic

Garden Unique, a new premium outdoor section of spoga+gafa opening in September in Cologne, Germany, is sponsoring Garden Goes Balcony, a design contest inviting new or established designers to submit fresh ideas for creative balcony spaces. The focus … 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…

Just Let Me Slip Something On Over My Balcony

February 8, 2011

It’s a challenge making the most of a small urban balcony to allow room for planting as well as dining. German designer Christian Lessing’s multi-functional balcony wall system offers the opportunity to mix and match surfaces that become a variety … Read More…

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