Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden — ecogreenlove

Gardening, in general, is typically an eco-friendly activity. However, if you want to have a garden year-round, you might think you have to make choices that aren’t exactly good for the environment. For some, that might include using pesticides in the summer. Or, you might turn toward chemically-laden soils and “boosters” to help plants grow in cooler temperatures. Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden — … Continue reading Tips on Cultivating a Year-Round Eco-Friendly Garden — ecogreenlove

Crop Swap LA: Transforming lawns in Los Angeles into microfarms and feeding communities

Crop Swap LA is aiming to grow food on unused spaces in Los Angeles, creating sustainable green jobs and hyperlocal, nutrient-rich food for communities as well as the knowledge of how to grow it. The group, founded by LA resident and former stock trader Jamiah Hargins, aims to eliminate food scarcity by making use of unused places in the city. Earlier this year Crop Swap LA … Continue reading Crop Swap LA: Transforming lawns in Los Angeles into microfarms and feeding communities

Make Your Garden Look Great Again — Plants and Beyond

~Making a great garden may not be easy as it seems, but not entirely impossible. All you need is some creativity, time, and fixtures to make your garden look great again or at least a bit more appealing. A little effort and positive thinking would be the way to start. Plant flowers  A splash of […] Make Your Garden Look Great Again — Plants and Beyond Continue reading Make Your Garden Look Great Again — Plants and Beyond

Create your own terrarium

Terrariums, enclosed glass containers with an array of slow-growing plants, are a great way to add some nature indoors. While there are numerous ready made terrariums that you can buy, making your own means that you can choose your plants and the decor, and whichever shaped glass container you desire. Check out the below video on how to get started with a terrarium. Rosa Medea … Continue reading Create your own terrarium

Spicy Moustache: Tattoo artist turns London backyard into urban food forest

Tattoo artist and nature guardian Alessandro Vitale, aka Spicy Moustache, is teaching urban gardening skills to anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to tend a garden whether you live in a city or in the countryside. After moving to London with his girlfriend seven years ago, the Italian-born tattoo artist found himself missing a connection with nature. Having relocated from a small town … Continue reading Spicy Moustache: Tattoo artist turns London backyard into urban food forest

Underwater farm Nemo’s Garden reopens “more resilient than ever”

The world’s first underwater farm, off the coast of Italy, has reopened after a brief hiatus and is producing fruit and vegetables once again. Known as Nemo’s Garden, the world’s first underwater farm off the coast of Noli, Italy, consists of six underwater greenhouses, each of which has yielded various herbs such as basil different types of salad, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, green peas, aloe vera, mushrooms … Continue reading Underwater farm Nemo’s Garden reopens “more resilient than ever”

Going on Vacation? How to Ensure Your Garden Survives — Wyndesong’s Place

Water deeply, mulch beds, and move containers into the partial shade to keep plants alive while you’re away. The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and it’s the perfect time of year to get out of town for a holiday. But that hot and dry summer climate can wreak havoc on gardens left unattended for a…Read… Going on Vacation? How to Ensure Your Garden Survives — Wyndesong’s … Continue reading Going on Vacation? How to Ensure Your Garden Survives — Wyndesong’s Place

Rolls-Royce Wildlife Garden to get a hedgehog-friendly addition after 8-year-old wins garden competition

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has selected a hedgehog-friendly addition for its Wildlife Garden, as designed by an eight-year-old girl and winner of the British car manufacturer’s Wildlife Garden Competition. Tiggy Town, designed by eight-year-old Iris, was selected from scores of entries submitted online in Rolls-Royce’s competition that invited children, age 5-11, to design new features for the Wildlife Garden at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood. … Continue reading Rolls-Royce Wildlife Garden to get a hedgehog-friendly addition after 8-year-old wins garden competition

Landscaping With Stone — Plants and Beyond

~Stone can be a very versatile material. Below are just a few tips on how to use stone within your landscaping to achieve various decorative and practical effects.  Take advantage of suntraps with patios A patio can provide a hard and stable surface for outdoor furniture. A vibrant patio area is just one of several standout […] Landscaping With Stone — Plants and Beyond Continue reading Landscaping With Stone — Plants and Beyond