10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015



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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


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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



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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



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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…

Three Orchids You Can Grow In Your Garden

April 18, 2014

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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



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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 piece unique.

Yes, the steel looks … 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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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 … Read More…

Sex in the City Garden

April 21, 2010








Clitoria ternatea, Photo: Aruna at ml.wikipedia

Due to her uncanny similarity to the female body part, Clitoria Ternatea, a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family, has been used traditionally to cure sexual ailments like infertility and gonorrhea, control menstrual … Read More…

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