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How To Create an Eco-Friendly Garden and Greenhouse

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Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

If you are a gardener, it’s likely you feel connected with nature and care about the planet. Think about strengthening that relationship by learning some simple ways to green your garden or greenhouse.

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Sustainable Barkitecture: Solar Powered Dog House With Green Roof

1 week 1 day ago

It’s a sustainable dog’s life in this contemporary canine cottage. The eco-chic timber construction features a turf clad side ramp leading to a slanted green roof with a motion-activated water faucet and integrated irrigation system.

Pups can lounge rooftop with … Read More...

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How HOA Members Can Be Good Neighbors

1 week 6 days ago

How_HOA_members_can_be_good_neighborsPhoto: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

HOAs (Home Owners Associations) exist to promote cooperation, safe neighborhoods and a stable environment for those who live within their boundaries. Rules and regulations are often necessary to ensure that neighbors treat one another with respect Read More...

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Create Your Own Smart Garden With These Innovative Tech Gadgets

1 month ago

The Edyn Sensor.

Interest in gardening is rapidly increasing, especially among environmentally and nutrition-conscious millennials who also want to know where their food comes from.

Patrick Nadeau’s Urban Garden planter bags.

Many of this age group live in apartments … Read More...

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

1 month 1 week ago

Photo:Paolo Crocenzi

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

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

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

1 month 3 weeks ago

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...

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Flower Messenger Bikes: Azuma Makoto’s Performance Art in Streets of São Paulo

2 months ago

Avant-garde botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s works are narratives about the ephemeral nature of life; fleeting moments to be experienced with passion before they disappear. 

In his past works, Makoto has frozen vibrantly hued botanicals in large blocks of ice, created Read More...

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