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Posts tagged with “garden”

Garden, Cape Town

Photograph by Albena Willuweit, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

What inspired me to take this photograph was the light. As an artist (and enthusiastic photographer) I have always been fascinated by the warm, golden, late-afternoon light. During the spontaneous moment when I took the photograph, the light was reflecting off the surface of the lush plants and the water droplets (from the irrigation system), causing everything to shimmer. I chose a high shutter speed and a low angle of view, isolating the plants and water droplets against the plain, dark background of the tarred road.

The photo was taken in my home’s backyard, Cape Town, South Africa. —Albena Willuweit

Garden view of Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada
Garden view of Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada
A Garden and a Library….what more could anyone need?   ~~Cicero

A Garden and a Library….what more could anyone need?   ~~Cicero

There was Watergate and now there’s Bicyclegate. 

The new alkalizing front yard - a home garden of alkalizing green food you can eat instead of a front or back lawn you have to mow. Throw away your lawn mower and purchase a ground tiller and green house.

"Homegrown" film

The film was a very inspirational story about a man named Jules Devraes, a single dad with three young adult children, living on a standard urban lot near a freeway in Pasadena, California. Jules really wanted to move to the country and create a rural homestead but he didn’t have the money to move after splitting up with his wife. So he decided to plant gardens in the front and backyard of their home, which was situated on just one fifth of an acre of land. After subtracting the area for the house and garage, he only had one tenth of an acre in which to plant crops.

The kids helped with the gardening and they began selling edible flowers and herbs to local restaurants. They did this for a while and then began to gradually shift into gourmet vegetables. Then in 2001, they decided to take their gardening to a whole new level and see how much food they could grow. They carefully weighed all their crops and were delighted to discover that their efforts had yielded a total annual harvest of 2500 pounds of food. Over the next few years, they intensified their crop production techniques and their harvest level has now grown to an astounding 6000 pounds of food!

The film was a very inspirational story about a man named Jules Devraes, a single dad with three young adult children, living on a standard urban lot near a freeway in Pasadena, California. Jules really wanted to move to the country and create a rural homestead but he didn’t have the money to move after splitting up with his wife. So he decided to plant gardens in the front and backyard of their home, which was situated on just one fifth of an acre of land. After subtracting the area for the house and garage, he only had one tenth of an acre in which to plant crops.
The kids helped with the gardening and they began selling edible flowers and herbs to local restaurants. They did this for a while and then began to gradually shift into gourmet vegetables. Then in 2001, they decided to take their gardening to a whole new level and see how much food they could grow. They carefully weighed all their crops and were delighted to discover that their efforts had yielded a total annual harvest of 2500 pounds of food. Over the next few years, they intensified their crop production techniques and their harvest level has now grown to an astounding 6000 pounds of food!
Here is a link to the trailer for the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEvHVXoNZCE

Colombia’s Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants!
Paisajismo Urbano is literally turning Bogotá green with their amazing vertical ecosystems. One of the world’s most sophisticated team of vertical gardeners, the group behind Hotel Gaia’s eight-story living wall have spent 18 years learning how to bring the jungle into cities. And what a job they’ve done! This particular vertical ecosystem boasts more than 25,000 plants, of which 40 percent are indigenous to Colombia. 
A total of 55 species were planted on the facade of B3′s Gaia hotel in Bogotá. A self-polinating hydroponic vertical ecosystem, this insect-repellent living wall requires very little maintenance and the payoff is huge. Not only does it completely transform the face of a glum building, but it also insulates it, reducing its electricity load, and scrubs the polluted air clean. If you like this, then you’ll love Spain’s largest indoor vertical garden as well. Holy caramba!
Colombia’s Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants!
Paisajismo Urbano is literally turning Bogotá green with their amazing vertical ecosystems. One of the world’s most sophisticated team of vertical gardeners, the group behind Hotel Gaia’s eight-story living wall have spent 18 years learning how to bring the jungle into cities. And what a job they’ve done! This particular vertical ecosystem boasts more than 25,000 plants, of which 40 percent are indigenous to Colombia. 
A total of 55 species were planted on the facade of B3′s Gaia hotel in Bogotá. A self-polinating hydroponic vertical ecosystem, this insect-repellent living wall requires very little maintenance and the payoff is huge. Not only does it completely transform the face of a glum building, but it also insulates it, reducing its electricity load, and scrubs the polluted air clean. If you like this, then you’ll love Spain’s largest indoor vertical garden as well. Holy caramba!
Colombia’s Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants!
Paisajismo Urbano is literally turning Bogotá green with their amazing vertical ecosystems. One of the world’s most sophisticated team of vertical gardeners, the group behind Hotel Gaia’s eight-story living wall have spent 18 years learning how to bring the jungle into cities. And what a job they’ve done! This particular vertical ecosystem boasts more than 25,000 plants, of which 40 percent are indigenous to Colombia. 
A total of 55 species were planted on the facade of B3′s Gaia hotel in Bogotá. A self-polinating hydroponic vertical ecosystem, this insect-repellent living wall requires very little maintenance and the payoff is huge. Not only does it completely transform the face of a glum building, but it also insulates it, reducing its electricity load, and scrubs the polluted air clean. If you like this, then you’ll love Spain’s largest indoor vertical garden as well. Holy caramba!

Colombia’s Hotel Gaia has an 8-Story Vertical Garden with 25,000 Plants!

Paisajismo Urbano is literally turning Bogotá green with their amazing vertical ecosystems. One of the world’s most sophisticated team of vertical gardeners, the group behind Hotel Gaia’s eight-story living wall have spent 18 years learning how to bring the jungle into cities. And what a job they’ve done! This particular vertical ecosystem boasts more than 25,000 plants, of which 40 percent are indigenous to Colombia.

A total of 55 species were planted on the facade of B3′s Gaia hotel in Bogotá. A self-polinating hydroponic vertical ecosystem, this insect-repellent living wall requires very little maintenance and the payoff is huge. Not only does it completely transform the face of a glum building, but it also insulates it, reducing its electricity load, and scrubs the polluted air clean. If you like this, then you’ll love Spain’s largest indoor vertical garden as well. Holy caramba!

Blue Skies

The angles of a window frame play off the curves of an iron bed. A whitewashed color scheme and the unexpected appearance of a birdcage with candles give it garden-cottage chic.



Kitchen Nano Garden Serves Excellent Way To Grow Your Own Vegetables

Nothing can be as frustrating as loitering and searching for fresh vegetables from the market. These days, more and more people aspire to grow fresh vegetables and fruits right in their garden. As parents and communities bestow more consideration to safe food for their kids, the local food campaign is earning immense popularity. Perhaps, most people try to protect the surroundings by reducing energy-consumption associated with foodstuff distribution from faraway farmers. Although the desire to grow fresh vegetables at home seems to be growing among more people, the shortage of enough garden space or no garden space at all is the biggest hindrance.
Well, the new Kitchen Nano Garden serves as an excellent way to grow fresh vegetables right in your kitchen, without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. Just place the Kitchen Nano Garden beside the Kitchen counter and grow your favorite vegetables, herbs and flowers without any hassle. Not only does this hydroponic system provides healthy and chemical-free produce, it as well serves as an education tool for children. Nano Garden employs LED lighting that promotes plant growth, without the need of sunlight. The water used while cooking or washing the dishes is recycled to provide nutrients to the hydroponics. Taking only a section of the area, this petite kitchen garden serves an excellent way to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
Designers : Lee Hyun-Jung, Park Jae-Yong, Shon Chang-Jin, and Park Seul-Ki
Kitchen Nano Garden Serves Excellent Way To Grow Your Own Vegetables

Nothing can be as frustrating as loitering and searching for fresh vegetables from the market. These days, more and more people aspire to grow fresh vegetables and fruits right in their garden. As parents and communities bestow more consideration to safe food for their kids, the local food campaign is earning immense popularity. Perhaps, most people try to protect the surroundings by reducing energy-consumption associated with foodstuff distribution from faraway farmers. Although the desire to grow fresh vegetables at home seems to be growing among more people, the shortage of enough garden space or no garden space at all is the biggest hindrance.
Well, the new Kitchen Nano Garden serves as an excellent way to grow fresh vegetables right in your kitchen, without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. Just place the Kitchen Nano Garden beside the Kitchen counter and grow your favorite vegetables, herbs and flowers without any hassle. Not only does this hydroponic system provides healthy and chemical-free produce, it as well serves as an education tool for children. Nano Garden employs LED lighting that promotes plant growth, without the need of sunlight. The water used while cooking or washing the dishes is recycled to provide nutrients to the hydroponics. Taking only a section of the area, this petite kitchen garden serves an excellent way to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
Designers : Lee Hyun-Jung, Park Jae-Yong, Shon Chang-Jin, and Park Seul-Ki

Kitchen Nano Garden Serves Excellent Way To Grow Your Own Vegetables

Nothing can be as frustrating as loitering and searching for fresh vegetables from the market. These days, more and more people aspire to grow fresh vegetables and fruits right in their garden. As parents and communities bestow more consideration to safe food for their kids, the local food campaign is earning immense popularity. Perhaps, most people try to protect the surroundings by reducing energy-consumption associated with foodstuff distribution from faraway farmers. Although the desire to grow fresh vegetables at home seems to be growing among more people, the shortage of enough garden space or no garden space at all is the biggest hindrance.

Well, the new Kitchen Nano Garden serves as an excellent way to grow fresh vegetables right in your kitchen, without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. Just place the Kitchen Nano Garden beside the Kitchen counter and grow your favorite vegetables, herbs and flowers without any hassle. Not only does this hydroponic system provides healthy and chemical-free produce, it as well serves as an education tool for children. Nano Garden employs LED lighting that promotes plant growth, without the need of sunlight. The water used while cooking or washing the dishes is recycled to provide nutrients to the hydroponics. Taking only a section of the area, this petite kitchen garden serves an excellent way to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.

Designers : Lee Hyun-Jung, Park Jae-Yong, Shon Chang-Jin, and Park Seul-Ki

Easy Tabletop Touch

Bring the garden inside — create a mini tabletop terrarium beneath a pretty cloche. Here, a small glass cloche is also a practical way to protect potted plants from being knocked over.

The Color LavenderThe color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.
The Color LavenderThe color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.
The Color LavenderThe color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.
The Color LavenderThe color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.
The Color LavenderThe color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.

The Color Lavender

The color lavender has always confused me. In fabric, products and furniture, it is almost always a pastel or light shade of violet. In nature, its namesake flower lavender is brilliant royal purple. The description on wikipedia doesn’t clarify much – “a wide range of pale, light, medium, or greyish violet colors, as well as some pale or light pinkish, magenta, or purple colors as well as some pale or light blueish-indigo colors.” That definitely doesn’t help! In any case, it is a beautiful shade in all of its many forms. In particular, lavender fields are stunning expanses of bright purple that must be incredible to see in person.

Pineapples are wonderful fruit. Not only are they delicious, but they are also very easy to grow. All you really need to start growing your own pineapple farm is a pineapple and some dirt (and a pot if you live in a colder climate).

For instructions, click here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Pineapples/

Garden displays using wood pallets - a recycling idea   See more display ideas here:  http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/garden-display-built-completely-used-pallets.html

Garden displays using wood pallets - a recycling idea  

See more display ideas here:  http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/garden-display-built-completely-used-pallets.html

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