Tulipomania: When Tulips Sold For The Price of a House

March 5, 2014

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When modern gardeners think of Holland we invariably think of tulips. The vast majority of tulip bulbs sold today come from Holland and it is hard for a gardener to think of the Dutch without images Read More…

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

February 23, 2014

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

Rendezvous in Green: Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden

February 19, 2014

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Add this botanical tiled vertical garden space to the list of wonderful places to sneak off to for an afternoon rendezvous. I think a comfy mattress on the interior platform would be just the place for a nap en plein Read More…

Grow With the Glow: Mush-Lume Compostable Lamp Shade Grown From Mushrooms

February 18, 2014

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There is a creative fungus among us. Danielle Trofe, the creative mind behind LiveScreen, the indoor hydroponic vertical garden, just let me know about her newest creation: Mush-Lume, a compostable lamp shade grown from mushrooms–not manufactured, but grown of a home-compostable Read More…

Grow and Glow: Hydroponic Planter Doubles as Fashionable Light Fixture

February 15, 2014

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Here is an instance where size doesn’t matter. The size of your dwelling that is. Hanging from the ceiling, Spice-Versa grows herbs upside-down, growing and glowing as both a hydroponic planter and lamp. If you’ve got room for a light Read More…

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