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Have you seen orchids blooming this year?

The recent weird weather has led to a bloom of rare orchids as many species benefit from time to rest and develop in wet ground.<p>Species such as pyramidal and common-spotted orchids have appeared two or three weeks late, suggesting that after the cold, late spring, the recent weather has provided …

Wildlife

How to take lavender cuttings

If you're new to plant propagation, taking lavender cuttings in summer is a good way to start.<p>Step 1<p>Choose sideshoots as cuttings, pulling these away …

10 Secrets for Growing an Urban Balcony Garden

Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one non-negotiable requirement when she went apartment …

DIY: Instant Hanging Shelves for Houseplants

Recently spotted from Byggstudio, a creative consultancy in Sweden: standard wooden trellises and DIY sawhorse tables display plants in a pop-up …

Beautiful Plant Pots from Putikmade

You can never have enough ceramic vessels. At least this is true in Sweden, where most every windowsill is covered in potted plants (we have wide …

Frances Palmer Creamer Pot

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Roots on Display: Terra Hydro by 10¹²

Japanese designers “[ 10¹² ]” understand that there’s more to plants than what happens above the surface. Their Terra Hydro vases are modeled on …

Alliums: plant bulbs to light up your plot and plate

Alliums can be beautiful to look at as well as giving wonderful flavours to cooking. Plant now to ensure the best possible crop next summer.<p>A friend told me that the surest sign of middle age is when you stare in the mirror wearing your favourite shorts and Baden-Powell is staring back.<p>The …

Gardening 101: How to Plant a Bulb

October is the month to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Which end goes up and how deep should you plant a tulip? We explain the basics:<p>Photography by …

Ask the Expert: Tips for Starting a Houseplant Collection

When I asked Alea Joy Bessey, co-owner of Solabee Flowers and Botanicals in Oregon, how she first became interested in houseplants, I knew straight …

Longmont Table

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10 Easy Pieces: Glass Cloche Terrariums

It might be rare to see vintage oversized French garden cloches protecting delicate winter greens in the outdoor garden, but glass cloches still have …

DIY: Grow an Indoor Compost Garden

Stews certainly help to take the chill out of winter. That’s why we make a lot of these warm and hardy meals in our house. But it seems a shame to …

10 Easy Pieces: Bulb Vases

I’ve decided that my bulb-forcing containment strategy needs to gain in its sophistication from my childhood bulb-forcing days. Toothpick-supported …

Gardening 101: Crocus

Crocus, <i>Crocus:</i> “The Early Riser”<p>What will heaven look like when we get there? Emily Dickinson predicted a springtime Resurrection, with “the feet of …

Ask the Expert: 7 Ways to Save Water in the Garden, from a Graywater Crusader

I don’t know anybody who’s not worried about water. There’s either too much of it or too little. In California, where I live, we recently experienced …

Table of Contents: Less Is More

Why did I not realize for so long that less truly is more? Instead I spent whole decades of my life bent on accumulation and dedicated to the premise …

Vibrant Reflection Photos of NYC Taken by Looking Down from Skyscraper Windows

Wonderful Machine photographer Donna Dotan has stumbled across what she hopes to be a lifelong personal project. Holding her camera outside the …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Stunning Portraits of Animals in Their Natural Habitat

Stefano Unterthiner’s work is about as intimate as you can get to wildlife and other exotic animals. Based on the proximity from which these were …

Breathtaking Landscapes Convey the Dazzling Beauty of Iceland

When nature photographer Erez Marom recently reached out to us to share his Iceland photographs, we were in complete awe of the breathtaking places–including Godafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the whole world–that the artist captures through his adventurous explorations. Each …

A Detailed Guide to Creating Stunning City Images

Whether you’re traveling around or venturing out beyond your own backyard, cities offer an endless supply of interesting locations and moments for …

Landscape Photography

The Brilliant Upland – Landscape Photography by Matthieu Parmentier

French landscape photographer Matthieu Parmentier has created a portfolio of outstanding vistas during his travels. His compositions are powerful – …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Yeehaw! It's a Firework Photography Roundup

History Fact: Shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin invented fireproof pants. He knew … Freedom = Fireworks.<p>Before …

Photography

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Unique Wedding Photographs Taken Inside an Ice Cave in Alaska

We promise we didn’t plan it, but after sharing Josh Newton’s amazing wildfire wedding photographs last month, we’ve managed to stumble across their …