Gardening

Gardening 101: Orchids

Orchids, <i>Orchidaceae:</i> “First Corsage”<p>In a long-ago time when only boys could ask for dates and girls were expected to spend their days waiting for the (dial) phone to ring, orchids loomed large. If you were a girl invited to a prom or other formal party you could reasonably expect to be presented …

Flowers

Garden Design: Learning to Plant the Piet Oudolf Way

A personal tour of Hummelo, the Netherlands home and famed garden of designer Piet Oudolf, would be pretty near the top of any keen gardener’s wish list. But this dream becomes a reality—albeit in a virtual sense—when you enroll at My Garden School, an online school where you can take courses with …

Flowers

12 New (and Creative) Ways to Show Off Your Succulents

Your tiny plants will instantly make a big statement with these ideas.<p>We'll be totally honest and say we haven't come across a succulent we didn't adore. They're tiny, cute and downright happy. But that doesn't mean we don't want to up our gardening game in honor of our favorite plants. These ideas …

Landscaping

The right way to care for one of nature’s most neglected creatures: The houseplant

Houseplants seem to be in vogue again, which is encouraging because they have a way of bringing the plant world into the hearts of those who need it most: urban dwellers, office workers and people generally short on terrain.<p>The image of these plants suffered for years simply because they were …

Houseplants

Where to see the most beautiful daffodil displays

Flowers

Wildflower Season May Come Earlier This Year Around Texas, Experts Say

AUSTIN, Texas – The spring wildflower season in Central Texas may come early this year and be spread out over several months rather than a rush …

Flowers

These trees and shrubs make good privacy screens in Texas | Gardening

March organic maintenance<p>Plant<p>* Trees, shrubs and other permanent plants.<p>* Begin warm season crops such as black-eyed peas, okra, peppers, squash, …

Organic Gardening

12 creative ways to show off your succulents

Your tiny plants will instantly make a big statement with these ideas<p>We'll be totally honest and say we haven't come across a succulent we didn't …

Creativity

This City Just Set Aside 1,000 Acres to Save Honey Bees

By Julie M. Rodriguez<p>It's no secret that bee populations have declined in recent years. Last year, beekeepers across the U.S. reported losing a …

Bees

Philadelphia’s Secret Gardens and Parks

After a winter filled with confusingly inconsistent weather and shameless hibernation, spring is fast approaching, and with it a renewed desire to …

Rock Gardens

maeshima architects construct vegi-garden studio for locals in japan

maeshima architects construct vegi-garden studio for locals in japan<p><b>situated on the mountain valley of the yamanashi prefecture in japan, the</b> …

Architecture

Atom in the Garden of Eden - 99% Invisible

As the world entered the Atomic Age, humankind faced a new fear that permeated just about every aspect of daily life: the threat of nuclear war. And …

5 common houseplant problems and how to fix them

From yellow leaves to a lack of flowers<p>Although we enjoy a variety of houseplants in the home - an ivy in the bathroom, an orchid in the bedroom and …

Houseplants

Gardening 101: Cyclamen

Cyclamen, <i>Cyclamen</i>: “Charismatic Yet Aloof”<p>At the end of summer, a serene clump of mauve cyclamen under a tree is steadying, a reminder of winter and early spring. Unlike autumn crocus which, arguably, looks as though it’s got lost in the seasons, cyclamen in autumn looks as right as it does in …

Flowers

These Lush Jungalows Are Nailing the Indoor Plant Trend

As indoor plants continue to grow (pun intended) in popularity, stunning jungalows are showing us just how chic and versatile your garden can be. The beauty of this interior trend is that it looks good with any style and appeals to nearly every sensibility. If you love the coziness of hygge, plants …

Houseplants

Swelling saucer magnolia buds signal springtime, but face risks

As winter turns to spring, buds are swelling all over the landscape. Among the most distinctive are the fat buds of saucer magnolias, clad like baby seals in silvery fur.<p>The fine hairs are called trichomes. "They protect the bud over the winter," said Matt Lobdell, head of collections and curator …

Flowers

10 everyday household items that make perfect seedling starters

Get started now and be ready as soon as the sun starts to shine<p>We'll be the first to admit that, when spring rolls around, we're keen to get out and …

IKEA just released plans for this badass garden that you can totally build yourself

If you live in a city with not a lot of green space, the Denmark-based company SPACE10 — which is supported by the one and only IKEA — has created …

IKEA

Garden Graffiti is Going to Be the Biggest Backyard Trend This Year

Trust us, you're going to love this.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place that got a burst of warm weather this past weekend, we're willing to …

Home

People Are Writing Memorials for Their Dead Houseplants and It's Hilarious

Rest in peace, flytrap.<p>Houseplants are awesome: They pump oxygen into the air, add a touch of greenery to decor, and help us stay connected to …

Houseplants

Garden Visit: Snowdrops Season at Cotswold Farm

From the Greek word meaning “milk flower,” the little shivering white bells of Galanthus lift the spirits even on a leaden gray day in icy February. At Cotswold Farm, aptly named for its glorious position in the Cotswolds, the snowdrops not only carpet the woodland slopes but also tell a story of …

Flowers

Make Your Own Gradient Planters

Hello lovelies! I'm Kara from the blog A Kailo Chic Life, and I am so excited to be joining the ABM team to bring you colorful DIY projects every …

DIY

Eating Wild Weeds with 'Wildman' Steve Brill, Forager and Punk Naturalist - VICE

I felt a little alarmed as I watched a guy wearing a pith helmet and a pickaxe pop a yellow dandelion into his mouth. I'm pretty sure my mom told me they were poisonous when I was a kid. A few minutes after swallowing, he showed no sign of vomiting plant matter or dying, so when he picked another …

The guilt of record warmth in Chicago — climate change?

While enjoying Tuesday's warm weather in Chicago, Yashira Massey couldn't help but feel a twinge of guilt.<p>In a plaza near NBC Tower, the 33-year-old, of the Austin neighborhood, ate a burrito bowl between doctors' appointments, watching as 20-month-old daughter Sophiya ran about without a coat. …

Climate

Grow Calgary goes hydroponic to produce food for people in need

Non-profit group converted shipping container to cultivate kale, lettuce and tomatoes<p>In the dead of winter, a non-profit group has found a way to …

Aquaculture

BBC iPlayer - The Edible Garden - 6. The Winter Larder

Alys Fowler tries to avoid shop-bought fruit and veg and live off home-grown produce. Alys shows how an edible garden can provide for the leaner months.<p>Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. …

Glimpse of a landscape fashioned by birds

Blackwater Carr, Norfolk Once you are attuned to this avian tree propagation, it becomes a pleasure to find other instances<p>Although I am in my 50s I still take a child’s pleasure in climbing trees. This particular ascent, however, had purpose, because a hawthorn formerly trapped under a sallow …

Environment

4 Reasons You Need to Visit This Gorgeous Georgia Lavender Farm This Spring

As if the heavenly smell isn't reason enough!<p>Georgia may be best known as the Peach State, but in Dahlonega, Georgia, you'll find rows and rows of …

Flowers

'Plant and Sip' Is the Activity Your Next Girls' Night Out Needs

Cocktails and a take-home terrarium? Sign us up!<p>Catching up with friends over a cocktail or two is one thing, but when you add gardening to the mix? …

Country Lifestyle

Quarantine zone for Perth vegetable pest

The Perth metropolitan area has been declared an agricultural quarantine zone to prevent a destructive plant pest from spreading.<p>The tomato potato …

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