How to Create a Beautiful Garden (Even If You Don’t Have Time to Care For It)

October 20, 2015


ornamental-grasses-urbangardensweb Photo:© Kool Cats Photography, via Flickr.

Some say that there are two types of gardener: the true gardener and the tidy gardener. The true gardener has the time, patience and knowledge to care for a garden on a long-term Read More...

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015

tricycle-house-and-tricycle-garden1 While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow suit. With the roots to grow and the wings to fly, mobile gardens are … Read More...

Killer High Heels That Plant Seeds

January 8, 2015


Imagine gardening in high heels. Sexy and dangerous, totally impractical, right?

While at the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, I spotted among the studded and bejeweled platforms, stilettos, wedges–and creations that could only … Read More...

Climbing Up: 10 Innovative Vertical Garden Ideas

September 18, 2014

vert 9


I often think of vertical gardens as the utilitarian cousin of the decorative container garden. You’d love a vegetable garden, but your studio apartment in the city didn’t come with an acre of land. Enter the vertical garden. Focusing only Read More...

Celebrate Your Poor Soil With a Mediterranean Herb Garden

May 23, 2014

CU garden 300 Stuy crop 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...

Three Orchids You Can Grow In Your Garden

April 18, 2014

Bletilla striata Takashi HososhimaBletilla striata. One of the many terrestrial orchids you can grow in your garden. Photo by Takashi Hososhima.

Beautiful. Ephemeral. Elusive. Fickle. Tantalizing. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of orchids. Long … Read More...

Tough Love: 9 Corten Steel Outdoor Pieces

March 16, 2014

Steel Vertical Garden

Custom wall by Blue Green Landscape

Bring your love of industry-chic to any outdoor space with the addition of Corten Steel. It looks rough and rugged and… totally fabulous. As time goes on, the weathering only adds character, making each Read More...

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

November 3, 2013

REVIEW texture
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...

Just What the Farmer Ordered

July 10, 2011

A close friend of mine, who happens to be a fabulous cook, is weathering a very difficult time in her life. So she cooks. Using some of her home-grown food, she cooks, not just for sustenance and distraction, but to Read More...

Green Minds Unite at Blogher ’10

August 9, 2010

I had the privilege of meeting a number of fabulous green bloggers at this year’s Blogher convention. I want to share some of them with you and invite you to visit their sites:

Greenista is sort of a green Daily …

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

Visit Robin Horton @UrbanGardens's profile on Pinterest.