Urban Gardens 52 Stories

Dirt Optional: Amazing Air Plants for Wall or Tree
For outdoor lovers and botanical admirers, winter can be a challenging season. But for the folks at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, the challenge only fuels their creativity...
Indoor Gardens: Duplicate Nature Inside
With the frosty days of winter quickly approaching, it's time to bring the grace and beauty of vegetation inside before it vanishes outside. Designate a space where your plants can get enough light and get creative; there are many ways to exhibit and...
11 Inspiring Vertical Gardens
Green walls are increasingly popular in architecture as the methods improve for creating them, sustaining them, and incorporating them into buildings. Pieces of vertical green tend to two types: vines climbing up a special armature; or walls incorporating...
Garden Inspiration From New York's New High Line
I just got back from a visit to New York, where one of my first and favorite stops was the new expansion to the High Line, a stretch of elevated train track transformed into a greenway along New York City's West Side. Walking the mile-long path, I noted...
6 Tips From Great Urban Gardens
Spring has just sprung in Chicago, where I live. We've had a very cold, wet spring, and it just seemed to take forever to get going. I'm a kitchen designer, but gardening is my second love. We did all the gardening design and work ourselves on our farmhouse...
The Case for Interior Courtyards
In the realm of single-family architecture, with its front and back yards, interior courtyards — spaces defined by walls on four sides — may seem unnecessary. Certainly they are of value in urban conditions, where open space around the house may be...
DIY Project: Mobile Container Garden
Each time I assume the role of gardener I end up turning my plants brown, then hosting funerals for them. Determined to turn that black thumb green, I decided to take baby steps starting with a small, mobile container garden, then slowly work my way into...
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