The Creative Mind Behind Opus Hanging Gardens

July 27, 2013


The word “Opus” refers to creation or works of art, an encompassing, open-to-interpretation definition that suited what Marissa Pretorius hoped to do with her life.


“I did not want to be bound by the name, but rather have a creative … Read More...

How to Grow Your Own Food Garden With a Template

July 22, 2013


Growing one’s own food is healthy and very popular today even for those living in the smallest of spaces. Some feel it’s just plain empowering to create one’s own sustenance. But when it comes to the planning and doing part–especially … Read More...

Balcony Gardener and Squint Pop-Up Urban Garden Shop at London’s Chelsea Fringe Festival

May 23, 2013


The Balcony Gardener’s teamed up with furniture maker and design company Squint to curate their first pop-up urban garden shop, part of Chelsea Fringe, the edgy “alternative” garden festival running concurrently with The Chelsea Flower Show.


From May 18-June 9 …

Five Easy Steps For Creating a Garden Border:
No Experience Necessary

May 20, 2013


I just found out about Garden on a Roll, a mail-order DIY garden border kit available in the UK that offers a choice of ten ornamental styles, including one shady and one “low maintenance,”and one edible border kit.


With non-gardeners …

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012


As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More...

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