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

edible filled tulip petals canapesTulip canapés, Maddocks Farm Organics.

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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

best home and garden books of 2020 for gifts

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...

Talking Turkey About a Safe Thanksgiving

November 21, 2020

Photo, Joanna Kosinska, Upsplash.

The bad news is the CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel this year and suggests limiting gatherings to the immediate household (meaning only those who have lived together in past two weeks.)

The good news is, for Read More...

Urban Gardens Holiday Gift Guide

November 16, 2020

 

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Let’s face it, it’s been a crappy year. Don’t know about you, but I desperately want to celebrate something. So for whatever and whomever you celebrate, indoors or out, here is my holiday gift guide with handpicked stylish, Read More...

12 Creative Backyard Shed Makeover Ideas

September 21, 2020

shed plan makeover ideasMy 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 continuing pandemic has a lot of folks rethinking Read More...

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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