Monthly Archives: August 2013

Three Good Reasons to Visit the Botanical Garden Before Summer’s End

The New York Botanical Garden, with its more than 250 acres and leading plant laboratories, is one of the most prominent gardens in the United States and abroad. The garden, located in the Bronx area of New York City attracts … Continue reading

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Tips to Conquer Your Small Deck Blues

Has your small deck or limited backyard area got you feeling down? You aren’t alone! Even the most imaginative and resourceful of gardeners have difficulty envisioning how to transform their teeny tiny living spaces into a green sanctuary. Happily, there … Continue reading

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Community Gardens: The Good, the Bad, and the Drama

While perusing some of my favorite gardening blogs, I stumbled upon this article, “Why I would be kicked out of a community garden” by gardener and writer Elizabeth Licata. The entry provided me with many laughs, as well as got … Continue reading

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Sprout Home in Brooklyn

What a treat it is to spend an afternoon perusing one of your favorite flower shops, nurseries or community gardens. These places are havens for likeminded urban gardeners, and are designed to help transform your own space into a wondrous … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Red Wine: Deadly Myths and Deliciousness

I think that most of us can agree that a good summer beverage can be a great summer beverage with a little help from Mother Nature. Traditional summer coolers like mojitos, punches, and of course, sangria, all include some fruit, … Continue reading

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No Yard? No Problem! Houseplants Will Bring the Outdoors into Your Apartment

New York City is notorious for offering very little in terms of living space. You’d be lucky to have a closet in your apartment, let alone a private yard or even a balcony. If city living has got you frustrated … Continue reading

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DIY Fruity Frozen Popsicles

It’s hot in New York City; it’s sweltering-sweat-pooling-miserably hot. I know that when I’m enduring a steamy summer day, there’s nothing I crave more than cold and refreshing fruit-based. Berries, melon varieties, and in-season stone fruits bring a summery edge … Continue reading

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Simple, Homemade Remedies for Summer Stings and Bites

Summer is that wondrous time of year when the outdoors sweetly beckon you to explore, discover, and delight in natural beauty at its prime. Of course, despite the breathtaking flora that surrounds you on nature walks, outdoor barbeques, and while … Continue reading

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Flower Crowns Fit For Gardening Goddesses

Have you ever seen that episode of Project Runway – the one where the designers must create looks for a garden party out of materials found in, well, a garden? They craftily construct garments out of leaves and flowers, and … Continue reading

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