23 Gardening Gifts For Mother’s Day You May Want For Yourself

May 6, 2019

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For gardeners and non-gardeners alike, here’s my curated collection of 23 gardening gifts for Mother’s Day—including some delicious finds for relaxation.


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Mini Ceramic Planters on Bamboo Tray
Wither on a windowsill or tabletop, these small ceramic plant pots of different Read More...

Escape Off-Grid With This Smart Self-Sustainable Mobile Micro Home

May 1, 2019

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Here’s a civilized idea for getting away from civilization…or for hunkering down right in your own backyard. Escape off-grid (or not) with Ecocapsule, an egg-shaped smart, self-sustainable mobile micro home powered by high-efficiency solar panels and a wind turbine.Read More...

On Your Turf: 5 Small Space Urban Garden Lawn Care Tips

April 25, 2019

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In urban areas where outdoor space is limited, you won’t typically find front gardens carpeted with the large, uniform, smooth lawns more commonly found in suburban neighborhoods. But a small area of lawn could work.

Why have lawns gotten … Read More...

Indoor-Outdoor Living: Creating Outdoor Rooms for Gardens, Patios, Backyards

April 24, 2019

Many of my favorite spaces reflect a stylistic blurring of the boundaries between indoors and out–gardens with outdoor rooms designed to replicate indoor spaces and interiors that merge with the exterior.

Outdoor rooms incorporate pieces traditionally considered for indoors: comfy Read More...

Twelve Awesome Outdoor Poufs

April 23, 2019

Add one or more of these soft, weather-resistant outdoor ottomans to your indoor-outdoor space, and… pouf ! you’ve got a relaxed area for gathering or just putting your feet up.

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From Fatboy, one of my favorite brands. Move this large … Read More...

How to Design a Contemporary Bohemian Garden

April 18, 2019

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As a traveler with lifelong wanderlust, I can really appreciate the Bohemian or “Boho chic” style, a carefree and spirited aesthetic adopted from the Romanis (as self-described), a nomadic ethnic group most refer to as “gypsies.” 

Alive with vibrant … Read More...

Exploring South Carolina’s Historical Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

February 13, 2019

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Azaleas in Bloom Azaleas in bloom. Photo via Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

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South Carolina’s Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is home to the oldest restored gardens in America with some areas of the property more than 325 years old. Under the ownership of Read More...

High-Tech Noise-Canceling Dog House Retreat

January 15, 2019

In memory of Magnus. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

Every Fourth of July for years my two dachshunds, Zoë and Magnus, hid under the bed because they were scared to death of fireworks. Too bad Ford’s prototype for its noise-canceling Quiet Read More...

2018 Roundup: Bee Saving Paper, Solar Dog Houses, Home and Garden Makeover, Bomb Detection by Plants, 3D Printed Flowers, Compostable Couture…

January 8, 2019

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You let us know what some of your 2018 favorites were: Bee Saving Paper, Solar Dog Houses, Home and Garden Makeover, Bomb Detection by Plants, 3D Printed Flowers, Compostable Couture, and much, much, more. Here are 20 of 2018’s most Read More...

Season’s Greenings

December 21, 2018

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Wishing all of our 275,000+ Urban Gardens readers, subscribers and social media followers a great 2019 and thank you for your continued support!

Some Holiday Reading: Your Favorite Posts From 2018

1.  Grow a Meal a Week in Small Spaces Read More...

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