Thomas VanAsperen

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World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

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Alys Fowler: pruning apple trees

'You can learn to prune apples from a book, but it's easier and more fun to learn from a person'<p>I learned to prune apples at the side of Jim and Charlie in the orchards at Wisley. Jim was quiet and careful about his teaching. You craned to take in every detail, each tree was individual, each cut …

How to Plant Hedging : How to Care for Shrubs

How to test your garden's soil

Soil is a key ingredient in successful gardening, so get to know it better<p>When it comes to what you can grow in your garden (and more importantly, what you can't), few things are as important as soil. Especially because, to a very large extent, you are stuck with the soil Mother Nature has given …

Gardening

The Orchard Is Here!

It doesn’t look like much but believe it or not it’s my whole orchard! The fruit trees that I ordered back in December arrived last week when the …

Herbs: make the most of nature's medicine cabinet

Discover for yourself the healing properties of herbs that have been an open secret for centuries<p>Plants have been healing our ailments for centuries. In fact they were our sole remedy until the relatively recent arrival of the pharmaceutical companies.<p>Even now, 40 per cent of all drugs and 70 per …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

Recipe: Fruit Roll-Ups for Happy Kids (and Moms)

“Mo-o-o-o-m, Grace gets fruit roll ups in her lunch box every day,” my daughter Solvi lamented last week. “Why can’t I?”<p>“Because they are full of …

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 …

A Winter Berry Garden to Feed Birds

A couple of weeks ago during one of New England’s many recent snow storms, I witnessed a minor miracle of Nature: a robin convention in my …

Gardening 101: How to Prune Roses

Mrs. Hart was my next-door neighbor on Long Island. She was what we called “an original owner,” having moved into her brand-new house in a brand-new …