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A Terra Cotta..Grill?


Workplace Resource Florida

Summer is unfortunately winding down, and for those of you who don’t live in a year-round warm climate, you face the annual decision of what to do with your barbecue grill. If you’ve got a nice, expensive setup its a no-brainer to buy a grill cover and/or store it in your garage. If your grill is nearing the end of its lifespan, or its a “cheapy” then you can just pitch it, no biggie. If your grill doubles terra cotta planter then you can put a plant in it.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Hot Pot by Black+Blum is a terra cotta planter, that is also a grill.

Whoever thought of this idea certainly came up with an awesome one. While you probably can’t fit a feast on the grilling surface of the Hot Pot, but it’s definitely just an overall cool idea. I wish we would have heard…

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Natural Systems Domination by Tres Birds Workshop


KARMATRENDZ

Tres Birds, a design/build architecture firm, created a temporary nature-inspired art installation in downtown Denver, Colorado.

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Vertical gardens for every city home


Easy Peasy Life ... in the city

With these creative urban gardening ideas, you won’t need a backyard to enjoy a bit of garden bloom. Check out how other city slickers get their dose of spring blossoms and fresh herbs straight from their balcony, window sill, bare walls and other nook and crannies in their little city abode.

window sill garden

Plastic bottle window sill garden by The Winged Palate

Vertical pocket herb garden by Urban Garden Casual

hanging urban garden

Hanging urban garden by Shoebox Dwelling

window farm

Window farm as featured on Gizmag.com

tin can wall

Tin can wall inspiration by Flores Del Sol

indoor tin can gardens

Indoor tin can gardens by Architects for Life

Modern balcony planter idea

Modern balcony planter idea

Have you tried any of these in  your own little city abode? Which one appeals to you the most?

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Ideas and Inspiration for a Modern Vegetable Garden


SOW SWELL

We recently posted about Getting Rid of Your Lawn and Xeriscaping, which are definitely bigger projects.  We strive to offer ideas that are appropriate for all types of farms. And inspiration can sometimes be daunting to make a reality.  In this post, we’ll offer up some tips and ideas to get you started and hopefully make your garden transformation quick and easy.

When starting a modern urban garden, you need to first do an assessment and determine the best methods of gardening you can manage given your lifestyle, space, desired vegetable output and amount of sun.  For example, if you aren’t home often or you travel frequently, you need a consistent method to water your garden.  If you have a patio or a simple window box, you may want to consider container gardening.  For most vegetable gardens you need as much sun as possible throughout the day.  8-12 hours…

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Small Home Garden


Sequin and Tulle

Oh gosh, how I love the idea of planting seeds in eggs shells. It is such an organic and natural way of starting a small garden in your own home. The eggs shells make for some inexpensive “pots” that can support seed growth at the earliest stages. Totally loving how this looks and how easy it is to do!

Egg Shells Plants DIY

What do you think? Is it worth trying?

Egg Shells Plants DIYImages via Pinterest

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