Gardening and Plants

5 Healthy vegetarian snacks to serve on Labor Day

5 Healthy vegetarian snacks to serve on Labor Day

5 Green Snacks for a Healthy Labor Day Celebration While it feels like summer is still in full swing, it will soon be Labor Day. If you, like many Americans, will be enjoying a three-day weekend for

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5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 Easy Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes and kids going back to school but it also means the start of your fall garden. Many people neglect their garden during

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A superbly stinky Corpse Flower is about to blossom in Denver for the first time in 15 years

A superbly stinky Corpse Flower is about to blossom in Denver for the first time in 15 years

A rare and quite extraordinary plant known as the Corpse Flower is set to blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and will provide visitors with an odor that is reportedly akin to "rotting meat." The plant

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Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Self-watering pot perfect for small living The recent push to move to smaller and smaller homes means downsizing more than just wardrobes and furniture. Those who take pride in plants, have a small

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable land, terraced

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

Houseplants are awesome - they spruce up your pad, purify the air and can even boost healing. But not every plant is right for every person. Besides light needs, some plants require a delicate touch,

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HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long) Sewing machine and thread Scissors Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or design your

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This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

70 years ago, on 6 August 1945, the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima killing around some 200,000 people and causing incalculable long term damage. Yet just two miles from the site of

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Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

It's that time of year when gardeners take a step back from the hard work and take a moment to enjoy the fruits of their labors. What better way to do that than with a delicious cocktail made out of

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top planter repurposes a

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

This translucent pavilion reinterprets a famous Baroque church designed by Francesco Borromini, but is built using steel structure and a plastic envelope. The structure, designed by Danish studio Lenschow

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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Juniper Ridge’s Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

Juniper Ridge’s Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

As summer hits its stride Juniper Ridge's experimental Field Lab is in full effect - and they recently released their latest limited-edition wildcrafted fragrance. Topanga Canyon is a light, herbaceous

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

The Garden House utilizes an existing boundary wall on the property, turning what may have been a drab space into one that invites tranquility and quiet appreciation of the area. Atop these timeworn stone

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Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset magazine held its Celebration Weekend 2015 on June 6-7, providing inspiration for home decor, gardening, travel, cooking, and more. One feature on the California headquarters’ grounds was the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing, calming presence as

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An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within Scotland’s Lowther

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Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water - well, rather,

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident

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Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Brazil’s capital of São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas. Almost twelve million people reside within the city limits, while the Greater São Paulo area is home to more than twenty

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INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and formaldehyde in

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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

    Foolproof/Classics Spider Plant Jade Plant Snake Plant   Unusual Water lettuce Terrarium Air Plant   Special Needs/Light Succulents/Cactus

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

Even the greenest of thumbs are sometimes puzzled by their plants’ yellow leaves. The yellow pattern on leaves can tell you a lot about what kind of nutrients your plant is missing. That’s why

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Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

If you live in the US or the UK, you are probably familiar with the scourge of Japanese Knotweed, even if you don’t know it. Japanese Knotweed is one of the world’s most invasive plants and has

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NOTlab unveils modular LEGO-like planters for succulents

NOTlab unveils modular LEGO-like planters for succulents

The new Plant Experiment by NOTlabs is a limited collection of LEGO-like walnut planters. The different rectangular shapes and sizes were CNC milled from a single block of walnut and hard finished by Jean

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Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

People have been growing food and raising livestock across the United States for centuries—even in cities. But it wasn't until around the 1970s that backyard produce started showing up on sidewalks as

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These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

Most of us have likely had the opportunity to visit a cemetery at some point, and walked through the endless rows of cold marble headstones and weeping angel statues. An Italian design company called

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Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Larry Johnson used to be a computer guy, but he decided he wanted to work outside instead. Although he didn’t know much about plants at the time, Johnson got into vertical farming and designed a growing

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Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Related: Do your fish companions meander to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? Do you suspect that they yearn for a taste of life above those delicate

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