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...

Compostable Couture: Garments And Accessories Made With Living Plants, Flowers, and Seeds

August 5, 2018

Photo:Paolo Crocenzi

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Gardening and fashion have been linked for ages. Throughout history people have sown the seeds of plants to fabricate textiles for clothing.

Photo via Wedding Chicks.

Confederate soldiers were called “butternuts” because the color of their … Read More...

From Cargo Beds to Flower Beds: Japanese Pop-Up Gardens Keep on Truckin’

July 25, 2018

Gardens on four wheels? Some mobile gardens are on casters for portability and to chase the sun, others are traveling green roofs on the tops of busses and vans, and still others sprout in the backs of trucks.

Every year … Read More...

The Storied History and Enduring Life of Terra Cotta

February 26, 2018

 Contemporary terra cotta pot from Eye of the Day Garden Center.


You’ve likely strolled through garden centers stocked with hundreds of ubiquitous terra cotta nursery flower pots in the usual shapes and sizes. 
But did you know that this simple Read More...

20 Best Urban Gardens Stories of 2015

December 22, 2015

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Have we told you lately that we love you? Well we do. And here’s what you loved in 2015.

Your favorite stories of the year included plants growing up walls and on countertops. You loved hydroponic and aquaponic gardens and, Read More...

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

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