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...

This Living, Breathing Chandelier ‘Exhales’ Oxygen to Purify Air

September 28, 2017

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

The 70 “petals” of engineer/designer Julian Melchiorri’s  bionic chandelier Exhale contain algae that simulate the natural process of photosynthesis, releasing oxygen to purify the air.

I viewed the chandelier on a private guided tour … 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...

These Low-Tech Egyptian Artisan Clay Pots Water Your Plants for a Month

July 24, 2017

This low tech watering system will keep your houseplants and garden irrigated for a month. Get outta town!

 

 

Handmade by local Egyptian artisans, the system consists of a set of six clay pots whose unglazed bases let water … Read More...

Indoor Levitating Forest Greens French Train Station

July 22, 2017

The train station in Angers, France just got very green. Five illuminated “trees” hang from the ceiling in French designer Alexis Tricoire’s latest interior landscape installation.

Tricoire–the self-proclaimed “green fingers designer”–describes The Levitating Forest as a symbolic gateway to the Read More...

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