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…

P. Allen Smith Promised Me a Rose Garden

June 13, 2012


Three Double Knock Out® Roses surrounded by their own foliage. Photo: Robin Horton, Urban Gardens.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
Antoine Saint-Exupéry

I always thought roses were the … Read More…

Urban Farm Pop-Up Shop Sprouts in Brooklyn

April 17, 2012

Brooklyn’s new urban farming  pop-up shop, Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply, is part of the emerging trend of retailers who are going beyond merely making products available–they are creating an experience–selling a lifestyle in offering knowledge and … Read More…

Balcony Agave

April 1, 2012

On a visit to Terrain last month with my friend and fellow writer, Laura Matthews of Punk Rock Gardens, we spotted this fabulous Balcony Agave plant. Talk about easy to care for–it requires no water, sun, or fertilizing at … Read More…

Williams-Sonoma Introduces Seed-to-Table Collection

March 28, 2012

It’s no surprise that Williams-Sonoma, one of the country’s foremost retailers of cooking equipment, would now venture outside the kitchen into the garden. With the launch on April 5 of their new seed-to-table concept, Agrarian, the brand will become … Read More…

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