Botanical

The World’s Deserts Are Greening from Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

The World’s Deserts Are Greening from Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

Thanks to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, the world's deserts are getting a little greener through a process called "CO2 fertilization." Scientists from CSIRO have been taking satellite data of

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The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

Quinoa seems like the perfect grain. The little golden seed is gluten-free, low in calories, high in protein, tasty, and able to grow in arid climates. In recent years, it has gained popularity among

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Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

It's clear that global warming is going to require some serious adaptation. While some life on this planet digs in its heels, other lifeforms-- like trees -- are already adapting to climate change. A

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Amazing Botanical Sculptures Bring Fairytale Landscapes to Life in Montréal

Amazing Botanical Sculptures Bring Fairytale Landscapes to Life in Montréal

Mosaiculture is a horticultural art form that involves creating and mounting living artworks made mostly from plants. The colorful foliage, usually annuals and sometimes perennials, are combined with two-

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Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

The Yield Planter Box is handcrafted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its clean architectural lines contrast with the raw birch ply to provide an elegant display for succulents, cacti, herbs and more. Each

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Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

As Gizmodo points out, combination planting isn't exactly a new technique; planting different crops in close proximity to ward off pests and disease is a strategy that has been practiced for a long time -

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HASSELL Unveils Living Roofs at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus

HASSELL Unveils Living Roofs at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus

The Burnley Living Roofs are made up of three separate green roofs—the Demonstration Roof, the Research Roof and the Biodiversity Roof. The Demonstration Roof welcomes visitors, showcasing planted zones

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Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

For the 2013 International Garden Festival, Massachusetts-based architecture firm Ecoid unveiled Smart Small, a garden composed of hundreds of small modular units that highlight the beauty and

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Australian Artist Creates Dream-like Creatures from Felt, Moss, Dirt and Twigs

Australian Artist Creates Dream-like Creatures from Felt, Moss, Dirt and Twigs

Australian artist Mylyn Nguyen first started her craft when she decided she wanted to give form to imaginary friends. She first drew some pictures of what they would look like, and then sculpted them from

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Sculptural Wooden House in Sweden Bends to Make Way for an Oak Tree

Sculptural Wooden House in Sweden Bends to Make Way for an Oak Tree

The Fagerstrom House is a modern home that bends around a tree that gives its inhabitants some shade, fresh air and leafy views. Its gentle curved form creates an interior spatial flow that would have

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Mega Wasp Nest in Florida Buzzes with Over a Million Bugs

Mega Wasp Nest in Florida Buzzes with Over a Million Bugs

Just as stories of dwindling pollinator populations have been hitting the news, one man in Florida has discovered the wasp mother lode. Entomologist and bee removal expert Jonathan Simkins was called in

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Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Recycled Wood Plant Pickets Point out Fruits and Veggies in Your Edible Garden

Plant Pickets are recycled eight-inch wood stakes that can be stuck into the ground to help organize the complexity of edible gardens. Whether you're growing broccoli, tomatoes, peas, or kale, Plant

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New Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World’s Vegetation

New Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World’s Vegetation

Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that shows how much of

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Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years. From buildings and bridges to materials and medicine - examining the design of nature has aided in the

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Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees would

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London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London may be getting its own version of the High Line park along the River Thames. The team of Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons landscape architects were chosen in a competition organized by RIBA

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Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

In a warming world, every gas-powered vehicle contributes to CO2 emissions. California-based Cool Planet Energy not only believes they have a low-cost alternative to gasoline, but one that is actually

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Plasma Studio’s Crystalline Xi’An Greenhouse Sparkles in the Sun

Plasma Studio’s Crystalline Xi’An Greenhouse Sparkles in the Sun

To access Plasma Studio's greenhouse in Xi’an, visitors must take a boat across a lake. The glazed structure is shaped like a horseshoe with an open-air courtyard in the middle. The greenhouse features

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Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

For his new "Public Room" exhibition, artist Giuseppe Licari transformed the Hommes Gallery in Rotterdam into an indoor park - complete with a large grassy lawn, small trees, and even birds. The

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1012 Terra’s Modern Terrariums Suspend Plants in Mid-Air

1012 Terra’s Modern Terrariums Suspend Plants in Mid-Air

Tsumanuma and Yamada wanted to create a fuss-free terrarium that is both modern and simple. Rather than creating tableaus of moss, rocks, dirt and flora, 1012 Terra focuses on showcasing just a single

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Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden & Outdoor Kitchen Connect Visitors with Food

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden & Outdoor Kitchen Connect Visitors with Food

What was once an asphalt parking lot to support the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is now a lush garden filled with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees. Completely edible, the garden was built to showcase the food

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The Patch is a Self-Watering Planter for Herbs and Greens

The Patch is a Self-Watering Planter for Herbs and Greens

A new generation of gardeners are interested in growing their own food, and The Patch, a new self-watering planter, helps guide newbies through the process. The planter, which is designed for urban

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Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

As long as industry and infrastructure relies on oil to function, there will be spills. Cleaning up such disasters, like the recent Mayflower, Arkansas rupture, can be costly and time consuming. Even the

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Hurbz Unveils Stylish KiGA Modular Kitchen Garden Concept

Hurbz Unveils Stylish KiGA Modular Kitchen Garden Concept

One of the top urban gardening solutions to debut at ICFF this year is the modular KiGA by Hurbz Vegetable Spirit. Designed as a kitchen garden for urban homes, the four different modules can be

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Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

Opiary’s Garden Table Brings Fresh Herbs Right to Your Plate

All of Opiary’s planters are made from recyclable materials, leaving little impact on the environment. They can be used to plant virtually anything—trees, shrubbery, flowers or edible gardens. The

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small

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Mineo Mizuno Creates Living Sculptures From Ceramics and Moss

Mineo Mizuno Creates Living Sculptures From Ceramics and Moss

Japanese artist and landscape designer Mineo Mizuno grows moss on large ceramic pebble-like spheres, creating beautiful sculptures that forge a symbiotic relationship between materials. Inspired by his

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Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind its Glazed Façade

Hiroshima’s Optical Glass House Hides a Secret Garden Behind its Glazed Façade

The Optical Glass House sits among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima. Its glazed façade was hand-made made from 6,000 high-transparency glass blocks that are from borosilicate, a raw material

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Study Finds US Urban Trees Provide $50 Billion in Economic Value

Study Finds US Urban Trees Provide $50 Billion in Economic Value

Central Park photo from Shutterstock Have you hugged a tree lately? If not, you might want to show your appreciation with a good squeeze. According to a recent state-by-state US Forest Service study,

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Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants for Natural Lighting

Glowing Plant Project Creates Bioluminescent Plants for Natural Lighting

Why use a light bulb to illuminate your home when you could just fill it with glowing plants? That's the question asked by Antony Evans, the head of a team of bio-engineers in San Francisco, California.

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