Garden Up! Take Your Landcape to the Next Level

March 17, 2011

Talented landscape design duo Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet’s new book Garden Up! is out and you’ve seriously gotta get your hands on one.

A fan of vertical gardening, I love how these gals have packaged their combined creativity with … Read More…

I’ll Take Those Plants to Go

November 16, 2010

Resembling a Chinese take-out container, the witty Grimm planter, from Italian company Bysteel, makes a good conversation starter for your garden or terrace.

Designed in 2010 by Georgia Brusemini, the matte white lacquered aluminum planter is available with either four … Read More…

Los Angeles Canyon Garden Retreat

October 26, 2010

Once inside this LA canyon urban garden, you become almost unaware of the sound of traffic whizzing by right outside the gate. Only a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of big city streets and the elegant storefronts of … Read More…

How to Satisfy Cravings in the Urban Garden

September 30, 2010

So you want to eat locally procured food and it’s that time of the month or that time of the day when the craving for chocolate is so strong that you might do something foolish to get your hands on Read More…

Our Garden Retreat at Stamford, CT Show House!

September 20, 2010

Vertical Garden from Plants on Walls

Containers planted with herbs. Check. Green wall hung and planted with ferns and Philodendron by our landscape partners, Eden Farms of Stamford, CT. Check. Moss birds on wall. Check. We’re gearing up for Wednesday’s … Read More…

Hotel With Urban Gardens, Soul, and Conscience

July 14, 2010

Located in a prime urban location in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Hotel de la Paix fuses ancient Khmer influences with modern art deco design.

The urban gardens offer a oasis of calm and verdant beauty, steps from the city center and … Read More…

City Chicks Flock to Urban Rooftop Farm

May 28, 2010

Fancy feathering your nest with a pet chicken inside your co-op instead of her coop? You can, well, put the lady in diapers.

Yes, that’s right, there are diapers for chickens. I learned this and and many other practical … Read More…

Chill Without the Chill on the Patio

May 1, 2010

Life gets hot in the urban garden with Chillchaser chasing away the cold. Warm up with one of this UK-based company’s three eco-friendly patio heaters: Neptune, Zeus and Poseidon. The heating system, which consists of carbon fibre heating–a system used … Read More…

Old MacDonald Had a Robot

April 28, 2010

Robots my someday replace humans for picking delicate fruits and vegetables. Photo: Paul Wooton

Can robots roll up their sleeves and pick fruit? Vision Robotics, a company in San Diego, thinks so. It’s building scouting robots that use multiple … Read More…

Bridge, Tunnel, and Hidden Urban Gardens

April 17, 2010

Home to several lesser known urban gardens that are wonderful destinations for some quiet respite from the concrete jungle, Staten Island, one of New York City’s five boroughs, was mostly farmland until the 1960s when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was built. Read More…

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