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Flora Grubb Gardens

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A San Francisco gem.

I had heard about Flora Grubb through several un-related people. She's created a native, drought-tolerant beautiful oasis that has become the city's crown jewel of plant shops. One friend mentioned she'd been profiled in Vogue, another that he buys his fruit trees from her and that his kids love going there. While attending our good friends Kestrin Pantera and Jonathan......read more

Sustainable Landscaping

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Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Start with the soil around your home.

The grass lawn is as conventionally American as the white picket fence. Most homes in this country are surrounded by green grass. To stay healthy and green, grass requires large amounts of inputs, including water, fertilizer, and energy. Sure, grass lawns have some aesthetic and recreational benefits, but so do parks. Considering the state of the climate, it may be due time to reconsider the idea......read more

Hanging Air Plant Pods

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Flip the script. $32.00

Michael McDowell's Hanging Air Plant Pods make the ideal housewarming gift. Designed for Tillandsia (aka air plants), the ceramic pots look great hung individually or in groups. They're made from a natural Moroccan clay and come with a generous amount of natural hemp cord to hang inside or out. Can also be displayed right side up on a shelf or table. Available in sand (pictured), or......read more

Nike N7 Collection

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Inspired by Native culture, Nike's N7 Collection is engineered for higher performance and lower environmental impact

Nike's new N7 collection is inspired by the well-known Native American maxim, "In every deliberation, we must consider the impace on the next seven generations." The capsule collection features the N7 Air Pegasus (pictured above), the N7 Huarache, the N7 SMS RT in preschool and toddler sizes, and the N7 Organic Cotton Tee. All profits go to the N7 Fund, which provides grant money......read more

Woolly Pocket

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DIY vertical gardening system made from recycled plastic water bottles in the USA. $49.00

Pockets are simple to install and maintain. Just place and fill with beautiful, full-size plants. Breathable sides release excess moisture and aerate soil. Waterproof lining helps keep walls and floors dry....read more

Hanging Test Tube Vase

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Better living through chemistry. $36.00

Cast from vintage test tubes and threaded with a natural, veggie dye-tanned leather strap, these clever Hanging Test Tube Vases invite you to get experimental with your floral arrangements. Handmade by Pigeon Toe Ceramics in Portland, OR using clay, earth-friendly lead-free glaze, fired in a renewable energy-powered kiln, these make a great gift item for someone who appreciates eco-conscious......read more

Christian Flatscher: Plants and Buildings

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Stunning photos combine greenery and architectural forms

Photographer Christian Flatscher, an architecture student in Innsbruck, Austria, combines landscape and building photography in cool and unusual ways. His precise and simple digital images betray his academic interest in architecture, but what makes them most interesting is the inclusion of natural elements like plants, trees and mountains. So right after you're finished gasping at the......read more

L.A. Adopts Sustainable Planting Rules

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Strawberry and thyme among drought-tolerant plants approved for city's residential parkways.

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works has announced sustainable new rules for residential parkways. LA Times Greenspace reports that Los Angeles-area homeowners will now be allowed to plant drought-tolerant, turf substitute ground-cover plants in residential parkways without a permit. Previously, homeowners were only allowed to plant street trees and grass without a permit. Residential parkways......read more

Gardens NYC: Isa's Oasis

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Isa Brito's herbal elixirs spring from the healing plants in her Williamsburg garden.

Our good friend Isa Brito is the herbalist behind Isa's Restoratives, a line of wildcrafted, organic concoctions that we fully endorse (hot tip: try the Blue Chamomile Face Cream ). In this episode of Gardens NYC, we explore the Williamsburg garden where the lives of Isa's tinctures begin. But healing plants aren't the garden's only residents; Isa is down with weeds as well.......read more

Hanging Terrarium

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A minature ecosystem sure to bring life to any room. $88.00

The best part about terrariums, apart from the fact that they look like miniature sci-fi jungle worlds, is that they require next to no work. They are self-contained ecosystems that feed and water themselves. So terrariums are perfect for lazy plant lovers, like us. This one, available via Old Faithful Shop in Vancouver, is hand-blown using 100% recycled glass. The perfect home for an assortment......read more

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