Ringing It in From the Garden

December 31, 2009


While ringing in the new year, many cultures believe that consuming anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes “coming full circle,” completing the year’s cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts … Read More...

Hanging Out Indoors in Winter

December 30, 2009


Looking for something a little out of the orbinary–like a low-maintenance indoor, organically grown, succulent garden in a glass orb? Spotted these 5.25″ planted glass spheres on Etsy. You can hang ’em alone or in groups, or set them … Read More...

Getting Fresh Indoors

December 28, 2009


Andrea is an award-winning designed air filter capable of absorbing toxic gases, such as formaldehyde, from home and office environments by enhancing the natural absorptive properties of regular household plants. While plants alone in an interior setting are more efficient … Read More...

Top 10 Urban Gardens Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

1. Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina



2. Honey I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers


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3. The Future’s Looking Up on a Rooftop Farm

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4. Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your


Thinking Outside of the Gift Box

December 25, 2009

Christmas in a Box, by Michael Johansson

‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…because they were all out shopping. Although it has morphed in the US, as many holidays have, into a Read More...

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009

Photo montage by Robin Horton Design

Urban Gardens wishes you a joyful holiday
planted with the roots of
a healthy and happy new year
budding with health and prosperity.
May all your dreams sprout and grow to heights never imagined!Read More...

Artful Garden Tools Perform in Your Garden

December 23, 2009

Green Piece, art installation, Michael Johansson, 2009

Function may follow form in this case, but who cares. I don’t know if all of the component garden tools and equipment of this piece actually work, but I think the idea is Read More...

Urban Garden Eye Candy

December 21, 2009


While visiting my friend Andrea in her Cherry Creek, Denver neighborhood, we walked past a house we both decided was our personal favorite. No front lawn for this contemporary specimen. Instead they had laid gravel and grasses which served as … Read More...

Behind the Christmas Holly and Under the Mistletoe

December 20, 2009

Photo by Judy Mallett, Bloomsbury Gardens

Note: This is an updated version from Urban Gardens’s first Christmas. Enjoy!

While decking the halls with boughs of holly and hanging mistletoe during the Christmas season, did you know that these plants had … Read More...

From Bow Wow House to Our House

Paris Hilton’s pooch resides in this canine castle

While many of us are working like dogs just to keep a roof over our heads, it may really be a dog’s life after all. Though the mortgage meltdown and falling home … Read More...

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