LandEscaping: Taking Refuge in the City on a Rooftop Garden Oasis

February 23, 2014

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style-in-sky-rooftop-garden-oasis-Norman-McGrathPhoto by Norman McGrath from Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, Denise LeFrak Calicchio

The serenade of the city is hard to ignore, not to mention how it can affect our stress levels. With people bustling, Read More…

Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013

DIY fire pit upcycled from washing machine drum

Photo by House & Fig

It’s getting mighty chilly here in New England so we’re warming up to the idea of these DIY fire pits that combine easy-to-find materials with easy-to-build designs.

We’re talking fire pits that will take the … Read More…

Mad About…10 Design Objects for the Garden

July 17, 2013

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From Mad About…Outdoor Living Rooms. Photo via Lonny.

My friend, journalist Kate Watson-Smyth, launched Mad About the House about 18 months ago. An interiors and design writer for The Financial Times, Kate runs a series on her blog called 365 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…

Vive La France! Urban Gardens Paris Roundup

July 14, 2012


Paris florist and garden shop. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In honor of Bastille Day, here’s a roundup of my favorite Urban Gardens posts about Paris gardens, happenings, shops, designers and follies…


Trellised arbor on the Promenade Plantée. Photo: Read More…

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