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 … 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 … 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 … Read More…

Colorful Self-Watering Vertical Garden Walls

April 28, 2012







When I spotted these colorful modular vertical planter systems at the Independent Garden Centers show, they reminded me of Uten.Silo, the classic 1969 wall storage containers designed for Vitra by Dorothee Becker. Their design cousin, Bellavaz, are modular self-watering … Read More…

H2O My Goodness! Beautiful Designs for Outdoor Spaces

February 6, 2012







Oh how I love the work of H2O Designsa Melbourne company that specializes in the custom design and production of dynamically designed water features, planter boxes, and outdoor seating for rooftop gardens, balconies, and courtyards.














Planted tables and Read More…

Design Challenge: Ten Urban Balcony Garden Ideas

June 7, 2011








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Garden Unique, a new premium outdoor section of spoga+gafa opening in September in Cologne, Germany, is sponsoring Garden Goes Balcony, a design contest inviting new or established designers to submit fresh ideas for creative balcony spaces. … Read More…

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…

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