Monthly Archives: April 2013

Adult Gardening Classes in NYC

For New Yorkers looking to get their hands dirty with a little container gardening this spring, help isn’t far away. We’ve talked a lot about container gardening here at Urban Gardens, but sometimes it’s nice to have some hands-on training. … Continue reading

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Repurposing Household Items for the Garden

One of the biggest frustrations I have about a consumer society is the tendency to throw away things when the things we have get a little old or worn rather than finding another use for them. Gardening provides one of … Continue reading

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Attract Pollinators with These Edibles

Pollinators like bees are essential to the plant world. They carry pollen from one plant to another, helping plants grow, flourish, and produce seeds and fruit. While we most commonly associate pollinators with flowers, they are also attracted to some … Continue reading

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Heirloom vs. Hybrid vs. Genetically Modified

Among the considerations when starting a garden of your own is what kinds of plants and seeds to purchase. If you’re a beginning gardener, you might be surprised to hear that there can be several different choices when deciding what … Continue reading

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Creating Moss Art

While perusing pictures of guerilla gardening the other day, I stumbled across something that sparked my attention: moss art. Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, but I had never heard of such a thing before, and it was intriguing. … Continue reading

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Before You Grow, Consider

Here’s one for the first-time gardeners. If you’re interested in gardening—either for produce or simply for beauty—you’re probably beginning to realize that the time is nigh for getting things going. Spring has arrived, and in many places that means the … Continue reading

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Making Gardening a Family Affair

Besides being a great way to relax and learn as an adult, working in the garden can also be an incredibly valuable experience for children. But children don’t experience the world in the same way as adults do, so getting … Continue reading

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Why To Try Vertical Vegetable Gardening

As an urban dweller, I’m constantly looking for ways to grow more without taking up more space. Square foot gardening, gutter gardening, and raised beds are all great ways to do this—but sometimes that’s still not enough. Sprawling plants like … Continue reading

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The Best Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

For the person that suffers from allergies, gardening can be a bit of a disaster. Many plants and flowers produce pollen that can lead to allergy attacks—and that alone can be enough to put people off picking up the habit. … Continue reading

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