Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013

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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and decorative … Read More…

3 Wooly Woven Outdoor Swings and Cozy Hanging Urban Retreats

November 10, 2013

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When sheep hang outdoors, their fleece can withstand the elements, so I guess outdoor swings and garden seating made of natural wool can too, right?

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That’s what designer Pia Wüstenberg was thinking in handcrafting three different artisanal wool and cotton … 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…

Refresh Your Garden Design with Color, Texture & Form (& Enter Contest to Win Colorful Dramm Garden-Watering Duo!)

November 3, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Rebecca Sweet

This just in: the beautiful garden book, Refresh Your Garden Design, is now on the scene. The book is latest work of California garden designer Rebecca Sweet, owner of Harmony in the Garden and … Read More…

10 Ways to Make Halloween Come Alive

October 30, 2013

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Photo, ©Bill Pusztai. 

Halloween is about things that go bump in the night, and what better way to decorate than with things that are alive! We’ve gathered ten flowers, plants (and a few other treats) to add … Read More…

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