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5 Fantastic Pinterest Boards for Gardeners

Have you been bitten by the Pinterest bug yet? If you aren’t familiar with the popular website, it’s basically an online pinboard-style platform for sharing photos where users can manage their own personalized theme-based collections and follow the collections of … Continue reading

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Beauty AND Substance: Radicchio, Beet, and Mint Salad Recipe

After perusing the web recently for some new recipe ideas, I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe for radicchio, beet, and mint salad. The accompanying photograph of the vibrant beets and radicchio immediately caught my eye, and reminded me that even … 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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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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The Wall that Succulents Built: A Creative D.I.Y. Gardening Project

Maybe you haven’t been won over by succulents quite yet. Sturdier than delicate flower varietals, succulents typically have fleshy leaves, are easy to take care of, and come in a multitude of different colors and shapes. Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

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Upcycling Trends in Garden Projects this Season

We all know that recycling waste or unwanted items is something just about anyone can do to make the world a greener place to live in. This season, if you want to up the ante of reusing old materials and … 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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An inexpensive way to make a Self-watering Planter

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here.   Hey … Continue reading

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5 Easy DIY Gifts for Gardeners

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many of us, that means thinking about gifts for friends and family members. Gifts that are handmade show your loved ones that you’re giving from the heart. They’re personal and unique—and … Continue reading

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