32 Father’s Day Gifts For Gardeners, Grillmasters, Gamers and Gearheads

June 9, 2021

Our curated selection of Father’s Day gifts for every guy on your list.

For your significant other, partner, or your own dad, here’s a bunch of cool stuff for the plantsman, pitmaster, outdoor entertainer, gamer, and gearhead.

 

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Three Fun Small Space Indoor Gardening Projects For Kids

May 11, 2021

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Now is a great time to get your kids involved in fun activities themed around the spring growing season. Well-known nursery school chain Kiddi Caru is hosting some cool sunflower-themed spring events and also sharing … Read More...

How to Transform a Slope Into a Terraced Garden

April 30, 2021

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The small backyard plot of my former property first appeared as nothing more than a patch of ground leading up to a steep slope, a little hill that seemed impossible to landscape. I addressed the challenge by creating Read More...

This Modern Aquaponics Furniture Design Mimics the Natural Environment

March 26, 2021

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Mimicking the natural environment, EVA is an aquaponic planter system and light fixture designed as a modern piece of indoor furniture. Although robust enough for use in restaurants, Hong Kong designer Francois Hurtaud designed the planter for novices as it … Read More...

How Urban Farms Can Harness the Sun’s Energy

March 3, 2021

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When thinking about farming, most people have visions of a farmer out on a rural farm, maybe with a tractor. But these days, the farm has migrated into the city, with numerous urban farms popping Read More...

Hope Floats This Year For Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 16, 2021

For Mardi Gras in New Orleans last year, I donned a pair of gold lamé pants, a feathered hat encrusted with shiny sequins and a colorful mask (not the kind we’re all wearing today), then joined my neighbors and other Read More...

Urban Gardens Valentine Gift Guide

February 7, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a good excuse (not that we ever need one) to celebrate a significant or sorta-significant other, and don’t forget dear friends. Stay home, break out some bubbly and raise a glass to those you appreciate and love. Read More...

A Tasteful Dish of Edible Tulips

February 5, 2021

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After a year we would all like to forget, colorful spring-blooming tulips will be a welcome feast for the eye as well as the palate. From the same botanical family as onions and Read More...

This Year’s Best Home and Garden Books

December 20, 2020

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A memorable gift that may grace a coffee table or bookshelf as a home accent or expand a personal library, beautiful books will also broaden the recipient’s field of vision while offering years of inspiration and pleasure.

 

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Fun and Educational Holiday Gifts For Kids

December 12, 2020

For kids of all ages and the young at heart, here are my picks for the some of the coolest fun and educational nature and gardening gifts:

 

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Little Botanist Play Kit
One of my absolute favorites: For budding botanists, … Read More...

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