Dragon Fruit. Having gardened in places other than Hawaii, I assumed this was a gentle euphemism for red dye No. 40, from the folks selling sports and vitamin waters. I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
First, there were actual caves. Then came man caves. So what's the next hot thing in gender-specific sanctuaries? Meet the "she shed," a backyard haven for busy women seeking a quiet reprieve from the world.
Big expanses of solid paving just don't make sense in the dry West. They allow rainwater to run off down streets and into gutters and beyond. A better choice is porous paving, which allows water to pass through it to plant roots.
Clearly, more is needed to restore pollinators to health. According to the speakers, a key piece of the puzzle is bringing back nutritious forage wherever possible. Let's start with better integrating forage opportunities along highways.
I have the honor of teaching yoga in a very beautiful barn at a local farm. When the yoga season started this summer at Amee Farm in Pittsfield, Vermo...
It's almost 4th of July! No doubt you're getting your backyard ready for your annual cookout! Here are some clever DIY upgrades to help you turn your space into the ultimate party spot.
Summer break looms just weeks away. What better way to share time as a family than to pick activities that are not only fun, but that also reinforce the importance of an appreciation for all things that are part of our ecosystem and our national natural resources?
From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.
Imagine my delight when, walking my neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, I realized a major success story is blooming right under my nose: there are kitchen gardens and mini-farms everywhere these days!
Here are some summer garden plants that should do well with regular maintenance throughout the season.
Of all the important artists of the modern era, Frida Kahlo's work is perhaps the most inseparable from her biography and her unique physical appearance. Her life and art are presently interpreted in three exhibitions
If your spring awakening has been slow to start, may I suggest a cultural catalyst to help; Ascend from your wintry slump with a visit to some of the city's current art exhibits.
To grow well, vegetables need good soil, the right amount of water, and sunshine. You can amend poor soil and deal with too much or too little moisture by building raised beds (bottomless frames that hold soil above the grade line) to keep vegetables above muck, or by irrigating in dry weather.
Between the warmer weather and the nighttime cookouts, spring is a constant struggle between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to protect yourself from pesky bugs.
So why do we garden? Because it connects us to that very world and reminds us on some level that we are a part of it. Because it feeds our soul as well as our stomach. Because, pure and simple, it makes us happy.
I'm a loyal kind of person, even when it comes to favorite cities. So, let me be clear, no European city can surpass the love I feel for Venice, Italy--an affair that reaches back 30 years when I fell fast for a handsome gondolier and his city. Soon, I married my gondolier and began calling the Serenissima, home.