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

May 23, 2013

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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.

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From May 18-June 9 in the basement … Read More…

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

May 20, 2013

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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.

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With non-gardeners in mind, … Read More…

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

December 31, 2012

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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…

Five Ideas for Creating a Colorful Fall Garden

November 6, 2012


Radiant fall colors. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

With autumn in full swing and trees and plants ablaze with a burnished rainbow of gold, bronze, copper and ruby, nature has handed us a glorious palette of molten metal shades Read More…

Report From Paris: Hidden Gardens, an Urban Vineyard, Cheese and a Bottle of Rosé

September 16, 2012


Neighborhood florist adverting on roof of delivery car. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I arrived in Paris last week to attend the design show Maison et Objet and absorb all I could from the concurrent Paris Design Week. If … Read More…

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