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Flora Grubb's low-maintenance vertical gardens are still one of my all-time favorite finds on MDP (see last years post HERE.) I still peak back on their site occasionally to see what new things they've been working on. I just came across this display designed by their staff member Daniel Nolan. He used a plant called the Platycerium bifurcatum (staghorn fern) and when they grow they seem to resemble antlers. So when mounted on wooden boards they become really cool outdoor-friendly art pieces! Don't they look lovely displayed in a collection like this?
Although some of us may live in concrete jungles or small spaces- doesn't mean we're not interested in growing our own healthy foods! I've always wanted to start my own garden, but never thought it possible living in my little LA apartment. That's why when I stumbled on Fire Escape Farms, I was thrilled! They have a myriad of gardening products for those of us who don't want to take our green thumbs for granted- even if we're working with some... space-impediment issues *ehem. Take a look at some of my favorite patio garden options i've collected from their site!
Spring is approaching us already (March 20- can you believe it?) It's a wonderful time to start getting your hands dirty in the garden- especially with herbs! If you go to your local Farmer's Markets (or Trader Joes, if you're a city kid like me) you'll see numerous varieties already in season- I've gotten Rosemary and Thyme the past few weeks in my Abundant Harvest Veggie Box- but now I'm thinking of growing some myself- so now is the perfect time!
I came across this clever DIY project on the Instructables website which looked right up my alley. By re-purposing a shoe hanger (something you can find at Target, Ikea, or a home improvement kind of store) you can make the perfect vertical hanging herb garden. The great thing is, you don't need much space at all for it- just a wall to hang it from. If you need a little green-thumb inspiration You Grow Girl is a great resource to check out...