12 Creative Backyard Shed Makeover Ideas

September 21, 2020

My friend, garden designer, author and speaker, Rebecca Sweet, transformed an old disused backyard garden shed into a cozy home office and retreat. Via Rebecca Sweet, Harmony in the Garden.

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The Self-Taught Gardener Who Designed the Kennedy White House Rose Garden

September 16, 2020

Bunny Mellon_white_house_rose_garden_before_and_afterPhotos: White House Historical Association and White House, via Twitter.

Melania Trump’s recent redesign of the White House Rose Garden did not meet with universal approval. While many appreciated Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and Perry Guillot’s highly pared-back scheme … Read More...

AI Platform Turns Empty Office Spaces Into Smart Urban Vertical Farms

September 2, 2020

As the global pandemic continues with many people still working from home, large amounts of urban office space remain empty. To offset consequential disruptions to the food supply chains, a group of Finnish digital agtech entrepreneurs has come up with

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Blacksmiths Forge Peace Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

August 17, 2020

Forging Peace Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

A small socially distanced group gathered at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee as blacksmith Fred Martin gripped a piece of red-hot steel from the forge and placed it on an anvil. He then pummeled the piece of metal, a Read More...

How To Choose The Best Container Garden Pot For Each Plant

August 12, 2020

Garden pots and planters come in a lot of sizes, shapes, styles and materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Whether yours is a small urban container garden or one that’s part of a large suburban patio, when it … Read More...

All About Thatch: Why, How, and When to Dethatch a Lawn

August 7, 2020

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With more time spent homebound these days, many folks are bringing their laptops outside, turning their gardens and yards into outdoor offices. An uneven, spotty and not-so-green lawn isn’t such a pretty sight but this forced … Read More...

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

July 30, 2020

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden within a 6.4-acre botanical garden in Mexico City’s Santa Marîa la Ribera district lies an abandoned factory transformed into as a vast greenhouse garden filled with aromatic native plants.

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

The disused space is on the grounds of the botanical … Read More...

8 Ways To Give Your Outdoor Space a Makeover

July 22, 2020

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After extended periods of sheltering in place and working from home, many folks are really appreciating the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outdoors. Urban dwellers are heading to parks and open green spaces, and those Read More...

New Green Urban Park Designed For Social Distancing

July 9, 2020

How will the pandemic change the design of public parks and gardens? Many of these much-loved spaces around the world are closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and officials continue to grapple with how to safely reopenRead More...

Socially Distancing At Home Around a Fire Pit

July 4, 2020

modern chiminea corten steel fire pit for patio

In the age of coronavirus, entertaining and social distancing outdoors around a fire pit is the perfect solution. Socializing in fresh air is safer and healthier too: one’s chances of catching the virus is twenty times lower outdoors than indoors Read More...

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