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15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

A breath of fresh air<p>In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in …

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7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Bit Leaves: Square Flowers and Plants by Baku Maeda | Colossal

<p>Sapporo-based freelance illustrator and artist Baku Maeda tends to see the world a bit differently. His simple observations and humorous …

This Is Our New Favorite Furniture Upgrade

Remember when I told you B+C was on a huge embroidery kick? Well I wasn’t kidding. This week we tried a whole new type of embroidery, so please give a warm welcome to our newest DIY: furniture embroidery! This project combines wood, paint and embroidery floss to give you a trifecta of textures and …

The Pans That French Mamas Use Instead of Cast Iron

You might know the French brand Mauviel for its top-of-the-line copper cookware, the stuff of wedding registries and shiny, rose-colored, dream-kitchen dreams.<p>But one of their lesser-known lines, called M'steel, deserves a foot in that spotlight, too: The French-made, commercial-grade pans are made …

Wall Decoration Made with Origami Technique • Recyclart

The base of the decoration is recycled corrugated cardboard covered with copy and gift wrap paper. The stars are made …

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Chelsea in Bloom 2016: the walking tour highlights

The streets of Chelsea have come alive with colour this week, as more than 30 shops take part in the 11th annual Chelsea in Bloom festival which runs alongside the iconic show.<p>Visitors can admire the floral delights by taking a leisurely walking tour past all of the horticultural heavens - and they …

5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water

Every plant needs water. But drought-resistant varieties need only dainty sips once they’re established, making them perfect for low-rainfall areas …

The Four Components of Juxtaposition

Jay "Juxtaposition" Sifford shared some fresh photos of his Charolotte garden.<p><i>"I took these photos of my garden in Charlotte, North Carolina, on</i> …

Gardening

How to grow your favourite flowering houseplants

There was a time when houses large and small belonging to garden fanciers sported a succession of home-grown indoor plants all year round. From the smallest succulent to the mightiest tree fern, an older generation of gardeners always made time and space for plants that did well in the house.<p>This …

Climate change: how to create a dry but dazzling garden

A French plantsman who loves a drought is expanding our plant palette, says Tim Richardson<p>Apparent changes in the climate, and therefore in our expectations of gardens and the plants we use in them, have led to a growing appreciation of drier-climate or “Mediterranean” plants. Yet many planting …

'I beat depression by gardening'

I was never a natural gardener. As a student I managed to keep a Swiss cheese plant alive for a couple of years, but that was as far as it went.<p>In my mid-thirties and pregnant with my first child, I moved into a house in South London with a small, weed-filled garden. I bought Alan Tichmarch’s book, …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Do gardens add value to properties?

Experts share tips on making the most of outdoor space – and maximising your property value.<p>From al fresco kitchens to stylish sheds, we’re keener than ever on gardens. And rightly so, because a well-maintained garden can add a chunky 20 per cent to your <b>property value</b> – a whopping £60,000 based on …

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