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…

Japanese Commuters Tending Train Station Rooftop Gardens

March 27, 2014

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Oh how dreadful that morning commute can be. Even with the help of podcasts, books, game apps, 16 gigs of music– it can still be a soul draining bore. Good news! Japan may have come up with a cure to Read More…

Guerrilla Gardening By Bicycle in Holland

January 7, 2014

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The Dutch love gardening as much as they love cycling. So it makes sense that friends Mathieu Halkes and Olaf Lemmers combined their mutual passions for the two, blending urban gardening and cycling with another of their interests: guerrilla gardening.

The two began … Read More…

8 Trend-Setting European Urban Garden Designers and Horticulturalists

December 5, 2013

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Luciano Giobbilei project in Barcelona.

Urban gardening is on the increase.  And no more so than in Europe, where some remarkable talents are driving many of the world’s urban gardening trends.

Urban Gardens sponsor, Elspeth Briscoe, founder of MyGardenSchool (formerly Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

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Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

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Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More…

The Cocktail Gardener Cultivates Garden Pop-Up Bar on London Rooftop

May 28, 2013

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Photo via Eleanor Salton Thorne.

Known for her seasonal garden cocktails and infusions using cultivated and foraged herbs and flowers, Lottie Muir (aka The Cocktail Gardener), mixes it up at Midnight Apothecary, the London roof garden pop-up cocktail Read More…

A Stylish Taste of Urban Agriculture

February 10, 2013

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With urban gardeners in mind, Portuguese sibling entrepreneurs Miguel and Rita Ramos have combined their respective skills–he in design and she in environmentalism–in the creation of Stufa, an artfully packaged kitchen herb garden kit that one could love for the design Read More…

Urban Gardens From the Seeds of Their Pants

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In their largest community project to date, and the first of its kind partnership between a non-profit, a brand and a global crowdfunding platform, the socially conscious underwear company, PACT, has teamed up with the Whole Kids Foundation and the Read More…

Stylish Lightweight Pot You Can Handle

January 27, 2013

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Like ready-to-wear fashion for plants, Scheurich’s lightweight StylePot, a tear-resistant UV-resistant textile planter, has a rigid plastic insert with drainage holes that, if desired, can be closed with specially-fitted plugs during indoor overwintering.

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When the weather warms up again and the StylePot goes … Read More…

Growing Your Own Seed Money

January 11, 2013

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Money may not grow on trees, but you can grow money. They look almost like real pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters…but this money actually grows into something when you spend it.

Seed Money are hand-illustrated and letterpress printed “coins” embedded with seeds and cut into, as … Read More…

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