New York City Landmarks Created From Nature

January 2, 2011








Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton

Amid the glimmer and twinkle of tiny lights, G-scale model trains chug along a half-mile of track circling 140 miniature landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials including, bark, twigs, seeds, fruits, nuts, vines, mosses, Read More…

Cool Blogs to Follow: Not Just Your Garden Variety

October 8, 2010







Photo by Ellen Shapiro, Dig-it-Blog

I’ve made some new friends in and out of the garden lately. Some I met at the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium in Dallas last month, some through other bloggers and on Twitter, others just … Read More…

New Spin on Planters and Design

July 6, 2010







I came cross this cool spinning “ferris wheel” planter while researching items to include in the small two-room garden shed I am designing with interior designer, Victoria Lyon for the upcoming Stamford Designer Show House.  Though the location is certainly … Read More…

Urban Gardens Featured in New Interactive Magazine

June 10, 2010







There’s a new kid on the interactive magazine block. Urban Gardens was a contributor to this month’s issue of Artizen Magazine, a bi-monthly online publication of Catstone Press. The magazine’s June issue features our story Summertime and the Gardenin’ Read More…

Bridge, Tunnel, and Hidden Urban Gardens

April 17, 2010







Home to several lesser known urban gardens that are wonderful destinations for some quiet respite from the concrete jungle, Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, was mostly farmland until the 1960s when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was built. Read More…

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