Botanical

Learn How To Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

Learn How To Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

As I write this, I'm chewing on a spicy little arugula seedling that I grew from within the last couple of weeks. Considering that it’s -15C outside right now where I am, and there’s a good 3” of

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the

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Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

For the Ballroom installation commissioned by the Federation Square Creative Program to promote public art at the 3.2 hectare mixed-use space near Melbourne's busiest railway station, Dougherty turned to

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DIY Holiday Gift: The Urban Gardener Kit

DIY Holiday Gift: The Urban Gardener Kit

Image © Mike Glass What you’ll need: Bucket or planter Trowel and garden fork Assorted seeds Small watering can Optional: cute trimming shears and coir starter pots As this is a kit

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Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

An ordinary 248 square meter tower could easily lack all of the necessary daylighting to keep it vibrant and fresh if carelessly designed, but the Travessa de Patrocinio is brimming with light thanks to

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Zundert’s Bloemencorso Parade Features Eye-Popping Sculptures Made From Thousands of Flowers!

Zundert’s Bloemencorso Parade Features Eye-Popping Sculptures Made From Thousands of Flowers!

The Bloemncorso in Zundert takes place the first Sunday of every September. Hundreds of volunteer of all ages help construct the floats. The community's older residents traditionally plant the flowers

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Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased thousands of green building and sustainable landscaping projects that save water, conserve energy, and minimize waste. But did you know just how much more efficient

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Elegant Pirogovo Greenhouse Nurtures Organic Greens and Vegetables in Russia

Elegant Pirogovo Greenhouse Nurtures Organic Greens and Vegetables in Russia

The Pigrovo Resort comprises a wide array of commercial facilities: a house, a yacht club, guest houses, and a restaurant. The greenhouse compliments the overall design approach of the resort: like most

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Spectacular Japanese Vertical Garden Clads the Picardy Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France

Spectacular Japanese Vertical Garden Clads the Picardy Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France

The ground floor hall of the new extension spills out into a marvelous Japanese-style garden, while a long bay window provides plenty of natural light. By cladding the north facade with a similar

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Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Poor bees. Not only do they have problems with Colony Collapse Disorder and pollutants affecting the quality and color of their honey, they also have to worry about coming into contact with a barrage of

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Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Now that CDs have gone the way of the 8-track tape, what is there to do with all that useless metal and plastic? UK Artist Bruce Munro took 65,000 defunct discs and turned them into 100 shining

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Orla Kiely’s ‘Intimate Garden Shed’ is a Tiny Pop-Up Home Filled With Plants

Orla Kiely’s ‘Intimate Garden Shed’ is a Tiny Pop-Up Home Filled With Plants

Orla Kiely rocked the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year with the Intimate Garden Shed, a vintage tiny home full of plants and flowers. Famous for her prints, the London-based Irish designer wasted no

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O2forYou is a Database of Houseplants That Clean Your Air

O2forYou is a Database of Houseplants That Clean Your Air

Houseplants are wonderful for livening up indoor spaces - but did you also know that many of them are effective natural air purifiers too? If you're looking for a new plant for your home or office,

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The Farmery is a Farm and Market Set in Four Recycled Shipping Containers in North Carolina

The Farmery is a Farm and Market Set in Four Recycled Shipping Containers in North Carolina

The Famery has successfully raised $25,000 on Kickstarter to make this project a reality, so if you live in Raleigh, you're in for a special treat. So far they have developed two prototypes along with a

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2012 RIBA Stirling Prize Awarded to BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory at Cambridge!

2012 RIBA Stirling Prize Awarded to BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory at Cambridge!

The 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize was just awarded to Stanton Williams' BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge! The winning project was a surprising choice - it's neither the fan

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Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds

Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds

With all of the carved pumpkins, pies, muffins, and roasted squash dishes that will be created over the next few months, there will be an extraordinary windfall of seeds to be scooped out of these

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Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage

Scientists Create Gorgeous Nanoflowers for Next-Gen Solar Cells and Ultra High-Density Energy Storage

When it comes to capturing the energy of the sun, what better model is there than photosynthetic plants? Researchers at North Carolina State University have cultivated a beautiful crop of germanium

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Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but did you know a salad can? Over the past 20 years farmers James and Kerry West have developed what they called Fruit Salad Trees - one potted plant that can

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The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

Featuring a 40-foot high and 650-foot long stunning green wall, The Museé du Quai Branly is definetely worth a visit if you are in Paris. Designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc, it is

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Score + Solder’s Prismatic Terrariums Come With Their Own Crystal!

Score + Solder’s Prismatic Terrariums Come With Their Own Crystal!

Working from rustic Pender Island, Cleland’s terrariums are expertly cut in an array of sizes and shapes and edged with lead free solder. Borrowing from geometry class, the glass is arranged in

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Scientists Develop Transparent Soil to Shed Light on the Mysterious World of Plant Roots

Scientists Develop Transparent Soil to Shed Light on the Mysterious World of Plant Roots

The “rhizoshpere” is the world of plant roots – a region of soil located just below the surface of the earth. It sounds like a fantastical realm, full of secrets and mystery – and

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World’s First One Ton Pumpkin Squashes the Competition at the Topsfield Fair!

World’s First One Ton Pumpkin Squashes the Competition at the Topsfield Fair!

What better way to kick off autumn than with a gigantic pumpkin? We're not talking about just any sizable squash - it's the world's first one-ton pumpkin! Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island has grown a

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Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest takes their terrariums and living walls very seriously, calling them foliar juxtapositions, an idyllic name for infusing nature into an otherwise devoid space. Rather than battling the

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Escaravox is a Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion on Wheels in Madrid

Escaravox is a Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion on Wheels in Madrid

The structure is located in Matadero Madrid, a former slaughterhouse in Madrid's Arganzuela district that is now used as a multi-functional public space and cultural playground, housing various types of

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Jon Shireman’s Broken Flowers Explode with Intensity

Jon Shireman’s Broken Flowers Explode with Intensity

Beauty is truly fleeting, especially when it is frozen in liquid nitrogen and shattered by a spring-loaded contraption.  New York photographer Jon Shireman immerses flowers for up to 30 minutes in LN2,

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The Sanssouci Gardens Are a Lush 18th Century Escape Fit for a King

The Sanssouci Gardens Are a Lush 18th Century Escape Fit for a King

Cascading down the hillside behind the Sanssouci Palace, the garden was designed in a convex arc to maximize sunlight in the German countryside. On each level of the gradually gradating hill is a series

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Grüningen Botanical Garden Greenhouse Nurtures Bananas and Papayas in Switzerland

Grüningen Botanical Garden Greenhouse Nurtures Bananas and Papayas in Switzerland

The four trees designed by Buehrer Wuest arch into a steel canopy topped with a geometric roof that resembles the shapes created in cell division. The greenhouse as a whole is specifically designed to

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