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Vertical veg man: how to be self-sufficient in salads in a tiny space

If you’re trying to live less wastefully there are surely few things sadder than finding half a bag of salad leaves well past their best at the bottom of the fridge. Growing your own salad within easy reach of your kitchen table means that you’ll never again have to face picking through the slimy …

Plant of the week: Salvia 'Hot Lips'

A bushy ornamental sage with a yummy blackcurrant aroma<p><b>What is it?</b> A bushy ornamental sage that puts out a profusion of eye-catching bicolour blooms in white and lipstick red (hence the name) from July to October. Height and spread: 90cm x 60cm.<p><b>Plant it with?</b> Perovskias, sedums and blue-flowered …

Alys Fowler: the lowdown on dwarf beans

I love the look of a row or teepee of beans, a thousand green handkerchiefs waving in the wind, flowers peeking out, and all those wonderful beans hidden in the recesses.<p>Until, that is, the wind topples my "I'm sure they are strong enough this year" structures. Then I curse the leaves that act like …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>I planted the rowan</b> <b>Sorbus sargentiana</b> <b>in my garden two years ago. Despite looking healthy and producing sticky buds in winter and wonderful autumn foliage, it has yet to produce either white flowers in spring or red berries in autumn. Do you have any idea why?</b><br>I suspect all you need here is patience: …

Current Obsessions: New in the Garden

We’re wrapping up a week dedicated to the women in our lives with a few things that recently caught our eye:<p>A Hollywood actress restores eight NYC …

19 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in …

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37 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Iceland Right Now

Iceland, a country rich with roaring volcanoes, monolithic glaciers, icy mountains and deep fjords, has become a mecca for photographers looking to …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

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Pic-of-the-Day: Enchanting Waterfall Island

Pic-of-the-Day <br>Link - by Avi Abrams<p><b>Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay</b><p>Resembling some of the more inspired landscapes from <i>Avatar</i> movie, this …

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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to …

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