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Tag: Indoor Gardens

Object of Desire: Curly Tillandsia Houseplant<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Indoor Plants: 11 Ways to Help Houseplants this Month<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>10 Easy …

Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting

Andre Ermolaev is a photographer from Moscow, Russia (featured previously). In an ongoing series of aerial photos, Andre captures Iceland’s …

Urban Gardening: Shade-Tolerant Herbs to Grow in Your Apartment

Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint. There are many reasons to love fresh herbs. …

Steal This Look: Dry Garden Tablescape from Local Milk

The menu at a recent dinner party hosted by Beth Kirby of Local Milk sounded delectable–stinging nettle and ricotta ravioli, yes please–but it was …

DIY: Grow Lily of the Valley on a Windowsill

Lily of the Valley is known as a delicate woodland flower, but there’s no reason it can’t be grown indoors. I’ve created a tiny woodland scene on my …

The Fig and I: My First Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Nature has wired us to feel protective of babies, with their oversized, floppy heads. The big, round leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree make it the …

Contemporary Home Strategically Fragmented Around Trees

Rather than clearing out nature and altering the landscape, architect Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2 Design developed this contemporary home that works in harmony with the trees. Located near Yonago City, Japan, <i>Residence in Daisen</i> is a seemingly fragmented home placed around, next to, and throughout the …

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DIY: Maidenhair Fern for Bathroom Greenery

As far as bathrooms in rental apartments go, we’re pretty lucky. With a palette of white and more white, we were saved from the Pepto-Bismal pink …

Gift Guide: A Dream Starter Gardener Set

Remember your first garden? And how exciting it was to plant your first tulip, prune your first shrub, and water your first tomato plant? Now imagine …

Required Reading: Virginia Woolf’s Garden

Virginia Woolf was too busy being a genius writer to devote much time to gardening. She had garden-y friends, being a frequent guest at Charleston …

Required Reading: The Beautiful Edible Garden

This is not just another book about how to grow as much of your own food as possible. In fact, the authors of <i>The Beautiful Edible Garden</i> think you …

5 Favorites: Ornaments for Nature Lovers

Since ancient times, people have marked the winter solstice by bringing evergreen bows into their homes. Later, Christians in 16th century Germany …

Solid Brass Bin Pull

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In Search of a Scent: The Black Orchid

The black orchid came to my attention a year or so ago when I was asked to style a shoot for Tom Ford’s perfume called, predictably, Black Orchid …

Scientists Recover Ancient Hominid Skull From Cave

Wildlife<p>Your browser does not support iframes.<br>“About half way through it became pretty clear that we weren’t going to leave until it was out. There was no way we were stopping.”<p>Becca Peixotto was not messing around today.<p>The original plan for the Rising Star Expedition involved removing exposed …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #53

Wildlife<p>Be the first to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild! Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. Here are the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs …

Lively Abstract Brushstrokes Reveal Detailed Cityscapes

Using large, swift brushstrokes and irregular splatters, Korean artist Jieun Park reveals urban landscapes hidden beneath the surface of her paintings. From a distance, the broad strokes are simply a bundle of abstract lines. However, upon closer inspection, bits of an urban landscape emerge from …

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Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI<p>For a sense of scale, the image above sweeps nearly 405,000 miles (651,784 km) across Saturn and its inner rings. …

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway …

10 Pieces of Furniture Held Together by Tension

Robby Cuthbert is an artist and designer based out of Palo Alto, California. After studying sculpture and architecture at Williams College, Cuthbert …

Picture of the Day: Coral Garden at Low Tide

CORAL GARDEN AT LOW TIDE<p>Photograph by Virupa on reddit<p>In this remarkable scene, we see an exposed coral garden at low tide. The photo was taken by …

Edible Gardens: 4 Perennial Vegetables to Plant Now

Perennial vegetables come back year after year in edible gardens and if you adore plants that take care of themselves, give them a try.<p>Perennial …

Nigel Slater Recipe: Lemon Tart

The subtitle for Nigel Slater’s book <i>Notes from the Larder</i> is “A Kitchen Diary with Recipes.” It records a year of cooking, eating and thinking about …

DIY: Botanical Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

When space around a holiday table is at a premium, I like to save room by bundling the napkins and flatware into neat little packages on each plate. …

Required Reading: Seeing Flowers

Back in the early 2000’s I was working on a certificate in horticulture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Science had never been my strong point and I …

5 Houseplants That Changed History

The search for the perfect houseplant can be overwhelming. In New York’s flower district, stores are teeming with potted plants of every shape and …

The New “It” Houseplant

Move over, Fiddle Leaf Fig, there’s a new favorite houseplant in town and its name is the Pencil Cactus.<p>Lately we’ve been seeing <i>Euphorbia tirucalli</i> …