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Urban Green Life

"I was named appropriately, because I am of the earth, and as long as the earth is under (my) feet, I will always be confident of who I am." {Eartha Kitt}

Now Starting A Garden is as Easy as Sharpening a Pencil! : EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

Pleaching or plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. This technique is a kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. Sir Walter Scott brought the technique back to popularity in England when he described such a fence in The Fortunes of Nigel.....♥ this!!

Tucking wildflowers in weird places can help native bee and bug populations in your neighborhood.

Urban Bees Can Flourish if You Do This

Do good and grocery shop TODAY at Whole Foods Market Brooklyn. This Saturday, January 11, 2014, 5% of net sells and proceeds from reusable bags benefits Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to support educational programs and the Fund a Fig program that plants fig trees around Brooklyn. Photo by Kathryn Littlefield.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil

Save Your Eggshells

Really?Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your berries when they ripen because the birds will think the ripened berries are stones

True Blue Me and You: DIYs for Creative People

Bowl Over Guests With a DIY Air Plant Terrarium

Bowl Over Guests With a DIY Air Plant Terrarium

Decorate and insulate potted plants by adding a layer of pretty pebbles on top of the soil.

New Uses for Things in the Great Outdoors

When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When you're done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plant's root ball.

A gift from our neighborhood Girl Scout Brownies.

Line flower pots with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.Brilliant!

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

66 things you can grow at home without a garden. It's container time, folks.

Re-grow romaine lettuce hearts!!

Alternative Gardning: Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts