By Becky Striepe on July 20, 2012
Going vertical is a great way to fit a little more green into a small space, or really any space, and you can make vertical planters out of all kinds of reclaimed materials from old rain gutters to shoe organizers. I’m loving Rosy Posy’s awesome take on the vertical garden starring brightly colored rain boots that her children have outgrown.
By Becky Striepe on July 6, 2012
Do you still have CDs? Last time I cleaned out a closet I came across a whole book of CDs from high school and college, but other than that small collection of nostalgia, CDs just aren’t a part of my life, and I suspect you don’t have too many of them either. Maybe what you do have is an old CD rack that’s seen better days and has certainly been fuller. Rather than send it to the landfill, you can turn that old CD rack into a food planter!
By Karen MacKay on June 14, 2012
Designer Peter Buley has given his Hydroponic Kitchen Island a makeover.
As part of the Models Citizens NYC show last month, Peter Buley (a.k.a Analog Modern) exhibited the most recent version of his Hydroponic Kitchen Island Mk.11. Fully enclosed within a solid maple frame, an ebb and flow hydroponic system grows herbs using LED and CFL lighting.
By Becky Striepe on May 28, 2012
If you’re planning on growing succulents in a container, you can make your vertical garden a little more eco-friendly by using reclaimed materials instead of buying something new. The folks at Bridgman shared this infographic on how to transform an old shipping pallet into an eye-catching vertical garden. Just make sure that the pallet you scavenge is safe for crafting, and you’re ready to build and plant! This vertical garden would look great leaned against a fence or the side of your house or even out on a balcony to add some greenery and a bit of privacy at the same time. Check it (you can click to see a full-sized version):