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Tag: Garden Visits

The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

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You Scream, I Scream

Spread the Cute:<p>We all scream for Neopolitan Toebeans!<p>“I just cannot get enough of the cute poses and mannerisms of my tuxedo named Bebe. Being a …

Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich shoots phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish (betta). The intimate photos are perfectly lit in …

Water from A Stone

Finally, a solution for keeping houseplants hydrated that doesn’t involve stuffing upside down plastic water bottles into the soil. These handblown …

Self-Watering Terra Cotta Planter by Joey Roth

Good news for the slackers among us: a self-watering planter.<p>Designer Joey Roth’s self-watering terra cotta planter does require filling with water …

DIY: Kitchen Counter Salad Sprouts

I first started sprouting seeds–all kinds of grains, legumes, and vegetables–when I lived in the city. Even with a non-existent or small garden, …

Gardening 101: How to Water a Potted Plant

Not all potted plants are created equal, at least when it comes to their water needs. But whether you are keeping an asparagus fern or a fiddle leaf …

Gardening 101: How to Water an Air Plant

Pity the poor tillandsia. With its affable, low-maintenance personality, your little friend tends to get ignored on a bookshelf. Its nickname–air …

Kuksa Finnish Camping Cup

Kuksas are hand carved from rare arctic birch burl, and treated by boiling the cups in salt water for 12 hours.<p>Cups are often tied to backpacks when …

A Magical Glasshouse Garden in Pasadena

Rainy days can be the best time to visit a garden, as photographer Laure Joliet reminded us when she and her mother recently visited the collection …

The World’s Most Stylish Orchid Pot

Good design should always be about solving a problem. In the case of the traditional orchid pot, the problem for designers at Yang:Ripol, was the …

Plantifier: A Gardening App to ID Plants

I am always coming across plants that I admire and might like to grow–flowers that cascade over the edge of a neighbor’s wall, a shrub with a nice …

World’s Best Tabletop Garden

Is it a coincidence that I have developed a desperate need for a low, shallow planter soon after purchasing a coffee table? Don’t answer that; just …

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

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Gardening 101: How to Sprout a Seed

Launch a stealth attack on winter by sprouting seeds indoors (to get a start on your edible garden). It’s simpler than you may think.<p>Photography by …

10 Easy Pieces: Wardian Cases

A precursor to the terrarium, Wardian cases were invented in the mid-1800s to transport rare plant specimens. And they had staying power–they’re just …

How to Make Homemade Leave In Conditioner

Today we’re going to make Leave-In Conditioner! This is a fun one!<p>We all know that there is a lot of pressure to look a certain way and to look <i>a</i> …

How to Clean Your Carpets Using Common Ingredients

Over time spot cleaning just doesn't do it. You turn around one day and your carpets are a shade darker than when you had them installed. Or, you do …