In my pre-baby life, my neighbour called me The Napper. I love sleeping, and I especially love a late, lazy afternoon nap. I was hoping my own daughter would see the beauty of daytime shut-eye, but, for now at least, she’s not all that fond of stationary beds. She’ll nap in her car seat as […]
This rocks. Sandy, a guerrilla gardener in Portland, Oregon, decided to modify her local Mercedes dealership’s “landscaping.” Possibly the best use of a strategically placed boxwood hedge ever. Love it! Via GuerrillaGardening.org.
Moss skull-and-crossbones by Ladybird at the Instructables. I came across a step-by-step guide to creating moss graffiti at the Instructables that is different than the other two methods I’ve seen before: painting a moss slurry onto a hard surface (which I’ve tried, unsuccessfully), and removing living chunks of moss and placing them in the desired pattern. Rather, it’s […]
Check out this new brand of moss art by artist Edina Todoki I found via Inhabitat. Todoki, who describes herself as a “culitvator of eco-urban sensitivity,” says of the project, “City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery. As a public artist I feel a sense of duty to draw attention to deficiencies […]
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 […]
Since readers have asked, I thought I’d explain a bit more about seed balls (also known as “seed bombs,” among a multitude of other names). Seed balls, simply put, are a method for distributing seeds by encasing them in a mixture of clay and compost. This protects the seeds by preventing them from drying out […]
I’ll just say it right off the bat: I love moss. I’ve always loved it. When I was a kid, there was a clearing in the forest I lived next to, and in the centre was a stone absolutely thick with the most beautiful emerald-green moss. I was convinced (and still secretly believe) that faeries […]