Staying Alive: The Scoop on Plant Vitality

June 17, 2014



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The United States Department of Agriculture’s Hardiness Zone Map. Image courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture.

In 1960, the United States Department of Agriculture developed the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to help gardeners choose the right plants Read More…

Celebrate Your Poor Soil With a Mediterranean Herb Garden

May 23, 2014



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Mediterranean herbs growing among annual Salvias and Marigolds. Photo by Nicole Brait.

If you have nutrient poor soil don’t despair, you have the beginnings of a great Mediterranean herb garden.

Not only do Mediterranean herbs thrive in nutrient poor soils, … Read More…

Medicinal Plants Climb Walls of Paris Pharmacy

February 20, 2014



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MaPharmacie is a Paris pharmacy of a greener kind. On the exterior, the standard green flashing cross which represents French pharmacies, belies what’s inside. Tinctures and capsules appear to float on living walls of medicinal plants, all reflected in mirrors 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 Read More…

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