New Opus Garten Hängen Self-Irrigating Wall Planter

March 14, 2014

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When San Francisco designer/entrepreneur Michael Good’s house plants began taking over most of his apartment’s available counter space, he realized that necessity (and Good design) would be the mother of his invention.

During an unsuccessful search for a hanging planter … Read More…

Best of 2013: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 29, 2013

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Urban Gardens readers and followers have spoken.  In 2013, vertical gardens continued to reign in popularity, as did outdoor and indoor edible gardens, some of which were climbing the walls.

You loved concrete as much as I did, and the … 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…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013

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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens directly on … Read More…

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012

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As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012

We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

Grow a Fence

November 5, 2012

Piantalà is a grow-your-own fence, a plant trellis, a partition, a privacy screen, a place to hang stuff and a super versatile concept for growing both vertically and horizontally.

Created from a metal rod that graphically mimics the outlines of … Read More…

Cool Indoor-Outdoor Modular Cylinder Planters

November 1, 2012

As soon as I saw the Décor Fiori Cylinders, it was instant love. What do I love? These lightweight cylinders are fabulous for small spaces and are really versatile: you can use them indoors or outdoors, individually or in multiples on a … Read More…

Outdoor-Indoor Designs for Birds, Plants, and People

June 5, 2012

Funny how some people find their passions. After tripping over an overgrown creeper’s tendril in 2008 and fracturing his hip, Johannesburg, South Africa-based designer, Joe Paine, was inspired to design products for plants.


Kreep Planter System by Joe Paine.Read More…

Divide and Cultivate With This Indoor Vertical Garden

May 8, 2012

Herb², an indoor vertical garden that doubles as a terrarium room divider and flexible partition, made its debut at Fabrikaat, an exhibition at this year’s Milan Design Week.

As part of the Master of Interior Architecture and Retail Design program at Rotterdam’s Piet Read More…

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