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Wisteria Madness at Kawachi Fuji Garden

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Purple haze! Crazy Japanese flower park features tunnel of hanging wisteria

You're probably familiar with sakura matsuri, the cherry blossom festival that takes over Japan every spring. But did you know about fuji matsuri, its wisteria counterpart that happens around the same time? Well, we didn't, but now that we do, we're much happier thank you very much.  These photos were shot at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, about a four hour drive from Tokyo, which......read more

Johnson's Backyard Garden

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Austin-based urban farm serves up organic delights

The locavore/organic food movement is alive and well in Austin, TX, and Johnson's Backyard Garden is right in the middle of it. Located in East Austin, the Johnson garden has been producing organic veggies since 2004. Today, the city farm stays active supplying local eateries, selling at local farmers' markets, and packing CSA boxes for hungry locals with an interest in fresh, local, organic......read more

Pertaining to Things Natural

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Art and environment connect in exhibition at London's Chelsea Physic Garden

Founded waaaay back in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is London's oldest botanical garden, a place that today plays host to over 5,000 edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants. That, at least for garden nerds like us, is sufficient reason to visit the place. With Pertaining to Things Natural..., a big sculpture show currently underway on the garden's grounds,......read more

Forest of Woods 2

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Celebrate spring with this scrap wood Japanese Tree Garden. $300.00

Forest of Woods 2 is a handmade, scrap wood forest world from Pen Pencil Stencil, the personal studio of Oakland-based graphic designer Mark Giglio. This is the second of Giglio's popular, limited edition Forest of Woods series. The happy little Japanese Tree Garden, created as a celebration of Spring, is a perfect inspiration piece for the corner of your desk. ...read more

NYC's First-Ever LEED Platinum Project

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A 3,600-square-foot rooftop garden caps this office space retrofit by Cook+Fox Architects

At the edge of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a nondescript, seven-floor office building built in the early 20th century. Inside, however, the plainness explodes with a modern office interior that is New York City's first-ever LEED Platinum project. Designed by Cook+Fox Architects in 2007, the office at 641 Avenue of the Americas was inspired by the desire to create a healthy and......read more

Light: LED Installations by Bruce Munro

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British artist trips the light fantastic at Longwood Gardens

If these pictures are any indication, Bruce Munro's first-ever large-scale solo show won't be his last. In "Light," the British artist fills 23 acres of Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens with six outdoor installations, two interior projects, and a collection of illuminated of illuminated sculptural works. Subtle environmental commentary informs the entire project, from the "Waterlilies" piece......read more

Bookyard: Massimo Bartolini's Urban Garden Library

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Outdoor book installation in Belgium offers reading material in open air

If one gauges the success of a public art project by its ability to make people think, then this one from Italian artist Massimo Bartolini is definitely a win. Erected in Ghent, Belgium as part of TRACK art festival, "Bookyard" consists of a a set of twelve green bookcases installed on the grounds of a vineyard, mirroring the grapevine rows. All books are for sale and visitors can bring home a......read more

Matchstick Garden

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A pocket-sized garden to be. $3.50

Farmbox Ingredients:   * Beets * Mixed color carrots * Hardneck garlic * Pea shoots   Listening to:   * Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion * Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run * Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls and Marches   All these root vegetables and nowhere to go but to the braised shortribs. Mario Batali’s shortribs from his......read more

Zen Garden House

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A stunning, solar-powered retreat in Colorado's San Luis Valley

From NYC-based architect David Jay Weiner comes Zen Garden House, a residential retreat nestled in the San Luis Valley near Crestone, Colorado. The home has been designed to take advantage of the unique serenity and jaw-dropping vistas in the surrounding area.  Befitted with a traditional tatami mat meditation space adjacent to an outdoor Zen rock garden, the house provides......read more

Vertical Gardens Proliferate

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But do the functional benefits meet the aesthetic aims?

From fully vegetated federal building in Portland, to a vertical cube garden in Spain, to a DIY vertical garden made of recycled bottles, the green wall movement is in full swing. A recent article in the New York Times reports on the trend, noting that improvements in technology are making vertical gardens much more attractive to architects and engineers. There's little argument that they......read more

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