Can Plants Make You Happier and Richer?

October 28, 2013

Grow Light Combination Planter Pendant Lamp
LED GrowLight Pendant Lamp, $1250 via Lightopia.

Need a mood and financial boost? There’s an app for that. Or a plant. While browsing today through Frank Mertens’s site Expression That Inspires, I stumbled upon Nursery & Garden Industry Australia’s unusual … Read More…

The Creative Mind Behind Opus Hanging Gardens

July 27, 2013

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The word “Opus” refers to creation or works of art, an encompassing, open-to-interpretation definition that suited what Marissa Pretorius hoped to do with her life.

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“I did not want to be bound by the name, but rather have a creative … 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…

Great Last Minute Urban Gardener’s Holiday Gifts

December 18, 2009

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It’s the Holidaze, and you may have waited till the bitter end as I have. For your garden and green-loving friends and family who may be short on space, here are some cool last minute gifts that I love either Read More…

Visual Caffeine on Streets of Paris

October 18, 2009

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No matter how many times I stroll the streets of Paris, I am always amazed by the quantity of visual inspiration I receive. From the beautiful way in which ordinary shopkeepers arrange their vitrines, or store windows, to the … Read More…

Guide to the Best Green and Garden iPhone Apps

June 29, 2009

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Photo courtesy of  Ohanaware.

iPhone apps are sprouting up like…weeds. Here’s a helpful guide to some of the best apps out there. In an earlier post, I wrote about iPhorest, the app that allows you to plant a real … Read More…

Hope for the Horticulturally-Challenged

June 8, 2009

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Many of you out there, if you’ve not yet done so, yearn to grow something in your limited spaces.  The challenge develops when, in addition to limited space, you also have limited resources, and for some hopeful gardeners, perceived limited … Read More…

Keep Fifty Percent of the Pot: Earth-Friendly Fundraising

June 1, 2009

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Plant this idea with your school or organization of choice: keep 50% of the pot and see your campaign grow as your donors watch their purchased bulbs and plants bloom.  Flower Power Fundraising (1-800-223-8831) provides full-color brochures featuring detailed information … Read More…

Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today!

April 28, 2009

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There are two things urban gardeners are short on: space and time.  The Urban Garden, brainchild of Bill Arquitt, resolves both of these issues, making it efficient and simple to plant a vegetable garden with up to 55 plants … Read More…

How to Grow Canned Vegetables

April 23, 2009

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Here’s a little garden idea, an idea for a little garden, an idea for little gardeners, or an idea for someone who knows little about gardening.

It’s simple:
1. Open the can.
2. Pour a glass of water into the … Read More…

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