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

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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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 heal 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 discharge, and … Read More…

Easy Thinking Beyond the Garden Frame

April 15, 2010

FIGO is a great new flexible garden frame connector whose use extends beyond plant frames: it’s great for constructing makeshift tents, sculptures, windbreaks, pet enclosures, geodesic domes – use your imagination!

FIGO allows you the freedom to build your own garden … Read More…

Vertical Aquaponic Gardening Takes Shape

March 5, 2010

The Sun Curve, from Inca Biospheric Systems, is a closed loop vertical aquaponic micro farm (yes, that’s a mouthful) powered by solar panels, a wind turbine, and a battery bank. It grows plants vertically using water from its fish pond which … Read More…

Seeing the Forest Through the Living Room

February 23, 2010


Green walls enclose living area of Elot House

The owner of this urban garden house expressed his dream about living in a “forest” setting amidst the urbanized city of Singapore and his architect, Chang Yong Ter of Chang Architects,  interpreted Read More…

Quick! Call the Seed Bomb Squad

January 6, 2010

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Handmade from a mixture of eco-friendly, locally sourced and recycled materials such as used egg boxes, shredded office paper, organic compost and flower seeds, this bomb contains nothing flammable, though I wouldn’t board a plane with it hidden in your Read More…

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