Gardening

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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“Hive” by Philip de los Reyes Brings Architectural Style to Backyard Beekeeping

“Hive” by Philip de los Reyes Brings Architectural Style to Backyard Beekeeping

Honey bees are some very hard-working ladies. Why not show them a little love with a beautiful, comfortable place to come home to after a hard day of pollinating? Industrial designer Philip de los Reyes

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Bird Feeder photo from Shutterstock Today the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was sentenced for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that it plead

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The First Living Wall in Thessaloniki, Greece Flourishes at the I-Bank

The First Living Wall in Thessaloniki, Greece Flourishes at the I-Bank

The first vertical garden built in Thessaloniki, Greece is located at the I-Bank store of the National Bank of Greece in the city center. This electronic banking facility offers self-service e-banking as

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Seed-Saving 101: Storing Herb, Tomato, and Berry Seeds

Seed-Saving 101: Storing Herb, Tomato, and Berry Seeds

Another great aspect of fall is that it’s the time of year when most plants go to seed, thus ensuring a strong new crop for the following spring. Those of you with food gardens have probably noticed the

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Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

Woolly Pocket Debuts New Recycled Plastic Wall Planter at Independent Garden Center Show

If you love the look of Woolly Pocket planters but aren't sure how a fabric planter would work in your living room, have no fear - Woolly Pocket just debuted a new wall planter made from recycled plastic

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Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren metropolis with

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“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

Writers and poets dream that words could blossom from their pencils like gardens in springtime.  Now they can literally bloom with “Sprout,” the pencil from Democratech that you can plant. By

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Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Honda Miimo is a Robotic Lawn Mower for Green-Conscious Homeowners

Fans of the automatic Roomba vacuum cleaner will love the new Honda Miimo robotic lawn mower. The Honda Miimo lawn mower functions just like the Roomba, but instead of keeping your carpet and floors

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Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Adán sculptural pieces can be used as seating structures, vases or side tables. Part of the diptych design called 'ADAN and EVA', ADAN is predominantly geometric and linear, resembling a

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Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

The green thumbs at Flip & Tumble have harnessed the power of the pod with their fresh felt planters shaped like flying saucers.  Made from 100% recycled material, these fuzzy planters add color and

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Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Few people driving the ramps of the parking deck at Rush and Walton Streets in Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,000 square foot green

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Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Bloombox iPhone Docking Station is a Living Natural Acoustic Amplifier

Gardening and technology don't always mix, but in the case of the Bloombox, a living iPhone acoustic amplifier, it's like star-crossed lovers have finally been united. The Bloombox is the brilliant idea

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

Fungus-Infused Superplants Could Survive Forthcoming US Droughts

A group of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle and New Mexico State University believe they have found the key in making plants robust enough to endure extreme drought conditions, like

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Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

The structure is based on Weaire Phelan geometry (3-dimesional structure of equal-sized bubbles). The modules lock together and form flexible compositions. Each module contains plants with roots that are

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Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Fresh, vibrant and versatile -- we'll go ahead and name Ahsayane's EcoChic Pot as this season's it-bag. Designed as a flower pot made in ceramic, this clever design features a stylish purse string that

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

N.I. Teijin Shoji’s Aquaponics Fish Tank Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

This small aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji, grows fresh lettuce and fish. The aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable

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INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don't have enough space for a

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Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials

Mexico City Reinterprets the Traditional Flowerpot with Salvaged Materials

One only has to walk a few blocks of Mexico City’s Roma district to notice street after street lined with curiously shaped planters. Rather than buying new pots to grow urban greenery, many residents of

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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New Molson Canadian Beer Coasters Grow Into Trees!

New Molson Canadian Beer Coasters Grow Into Trees!

Beer company Molson Canadian has released a set of plantable coasters in specially-marked can packs as part of the company's 'Red Leaf Project.‘ When planted and watered, the seeded beer mats will

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Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

For those that consider themselves sophisticated designfolk, topiaries may seem the stuff of Edward Scissorhands suburbia or the artistic outlets of a housewife with hedge shears. But consider this -

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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