It’s such an exciting time in my own garden right now. Not only is everything ripening and in bloom, but we’ve also finally started construction on our backyard project. I don’t blog about my backyard much, and there’s a reason for it: it looks like hell. While I love my front patio, where we spend […]
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Couldn’t they just text me?
Maybe this is what we outdoor-only gardeners need — although I wonder if unsatisfactory watering methods are the sole cause of my houseplants’ untimely deaths. I guess it couldn’t be helping. Botanicalls, a system still in the testing stage, is designed to help keep plants alive. Developed by four students at New York University’s interactive […]
Regular Heavy Petal readers know that I’m really into seed balls, those muddy little balls of floral love. The first sowing I did this year was disturbed by construction, so I recently launched a second attack. The teeny results are beginning to show themselves in these photos. For a more advanced idea of what seed […]
Hogan’s Alley guerilla art
I want to tell you about a really inspiring guerilla art project and accompanying blog. Though I have lived in Vancouver almost all of my life, I’d never heard of Hogan’s Alley until a member of the Vancouver Guerilla Gardening Group put out a call for help with an installation for the Hogan’s Alley Memorial […]
Guest blog: Sustainable Harvest International
Heavy Petal has a guest blogger today: Jessica Schessler, a college student interning for the summer with Sustainable Harvest International, a very cool non-profit organization that helps Central American farmers create sustainable alternatives to slash-and-burn farming. Jessica is helping to spread the word. By Jessica Schessler Becoming green and saving the environment has become quite […]
Nobody and Co expanding furniture
Piccolo grande table gardening garden design outdoor furniture
Petal pillow love
It could just be because I covet everything turquoise, but I am seriously loving the Petal Pillow by Chiasso. It’s like a pompom dahlia, but square. And made of felt. Mmmm…. felt. Nummy.
A good home for houseplants
terrarium, houseplant, lawn fawn, fern, house plant, garden