Living Sculptures in North America’s Best Public Topiary Gardens

May 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens Topiary Garden. Image via Longwood Gardens.

Edward Scissorhands had nothing on the horticultural artists who painstakingly sculpt topiaries in some of North America’s most spectacular topiary gardens. Come along with us on a virtual tour to experience some Read More...

Documentary Explores Global Soil Fertility Decline

March 22, 2022

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It’s estimated that the planet has only another 60 years left of farmable soil. A result of continuously growing crops along with soil erosion, leaching and nitrogen loss, soil fertility decline occurs when the quantities of nutrients removed from the … Read More...

5 Tips For Choosing Garden Furniture

February 1, 2022

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Introducing new furniture can be a great way to revamp your garden space. In both small spaces or large ones, with either a big statement item or just a simple wooden bench, adding a good piece of furniture Read More...

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Gardeners and Plant Lovers

January 15, 2022

Valentine's Day gifts for gardeners

Don’t know about you, but I tend to give gifts that I’d like for myself. For planting and pampering, here’s my pick of Valentine’s Day gifts for gardeners and plant lovers. Gift one to them and one to yourself.

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How To Check For Water Quality When Home Hunting

December 2, 2021

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You’ve finally found your dream home. Like other diligent home hunters, you’ve checked out the yard, the home’s exterior, and the bathrooms. But like most people, you’ve given little thought to the home’s water quality. 

That’s not surprising. … Read More...

30 Best Gifts For Gardeners and Plant Parents

November 18, 2021

Dig into our annual curated list of the best gifts for gardeners and plant parents. We’ve got everything for seed to harvest with heritage tools and collector-worthy gardening accessories to experiences that teach and inspire.

 

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Big Ideas For Optimizing Small Space Gardens

November 9, 2021

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Here’s your dilemma: You’d love an outdoor living space and garden but have a postage-stamp-sized patch of patio, balcony, porch or terrace with no earth in which to plant anything. It’s time to expand your thinking as small … Read More...

3 Ways to Include Biophilic Design in Your Workspace

September 24, 2021

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From the sight of foaming waves crashing against a shore to the sound of chattering birds in a forest and the scent of blooming foliage on a sunny day to the feel of grass between Read More...

Improve Curb Appeal with Sustainable Front Lawn Alternatives

August 3, 2021

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When you think about what makes someone’s front yard really pop, you may envision a luscious lawn free of weeds, clover and crabgrass. However, that’s not the only option you have for making Read More...

Arc de Triomphe Wrapped in Long-Awaited Christo Installation

July 20, 2021

Arc de Triomphe in Paris is wrapped in tribute the envirnmental artist Christo.

This article was updated on September 16, 2021 to include the image (above) of the nearly completed installation.

In a posthumous tribute to the environmental artist Christo who died in 2020, approximately 150 workers began wrapping the Arc de Triomphe Read More...

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