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Inspiration: The Garden Edit Journal

27.11.2014 - by

Founded by English gardener John Tebbs, The Garden Edit redraws the traditional boundaries associated with shopping and the garden by bringing together a modern collection of products that embody functionality, timelessness and beauty.

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Analog Photography: Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

10.07.2014 - by

The Zurich Succulent Plant Collection is one of the most impressive of its kind, covering more than 4750sqm and displaying over 6500 plants. We visited the collection and brought our good old 35mm camera.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Tuane Eggers

27.05.2014 - by

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine" - A description of fairy queen Titania’s abode in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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What do you get if you cross an intelligent person with a floral display?

16.05.2014 - by

Parker and Riley (surprisingly, not the name of a law firm) are both based in Portland, Oregon. Riley’s floral studio Erba strives for simplicity in design, only using the most necessary elements for each piece, whilst Parker’s photography is inspired by everything from simple polaroids and Kodak film to the Lord of the Rings.

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Order, order

02.05.2014 - by

Some are born liking order; some achieve order; some have order thrust upon them.

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Stick with Marina for a cleaner look

16.04.2014 - by

If you really want to excel at interior design, take inspiration from Marina Senabre – keep it simple, and include lots of plants.

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A woman’s guide to barbecuing

03.04.2014 - by

Women: barbecuing is surprisingly easy, as long as you have a bottle of gin and a competitive man to hand.

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Keukenhof Flower Show Can Blow Your Clogs Off

26.03.2014 - by

Some 200 hundred years ago, there lived an architect in the Netherlands. His name was Jan David Zocher, and he, along with his son, was assigned to create landscape gardens around the already existing castle of Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut on 15th century hunting grounds.

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This is One Big Tree

25.03.2014 - by

National Geographic have been to the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in Califor-nia, roughly 2000m above sea level to photograph a tree. Big deal. Except that this giant se-quoia is over 75m tall, 8m around and sprouted at the very beginning of the Iron Age, some 3200 years ago.

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Mosaicultures Internationales Montréal... Plants Imitating Life

21.03.2014 - by

With a spectacular exhibition of over fifty photorealistic plant sculptures that would make Duane Hanson green with envy, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 event grabbed visitors’ attention by turning the Botanical Garden into something combining a zoo and an Elysian playground.

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Will you make the cut? 10 top garden tools

20.03.2014 - by

It’s a dangerous world, out there in the garden. As it’s owner you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place (hopefully not literally as such features don’t tend to make for a very attractive garden).

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A tree in your bonnet

18.03.2014 - by

An abandoned ship close to Sydney has turned into a floating forest with mangroves onboard...

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The world through the eyes of old plants

06.03.2014 - by

The world’s oldest living organisms are over 400,000 years old. Which begs the question, if bacteria could talk, what would they tell us?

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I was (plant) blind, but now I see

04.03.2014 - by

Doctor, doctor, I think that I might be suffering from plant blindness. Don’t worry, I’ve got just the tree-tment for you

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Flowers in Fashion

28.02.2014 - by

Floral: the new black. Think flowery fabric is just for curtains? Pull yourself together.

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Flower origami - the paper view

03.02.2014 - by

If you are amongst 8 million people who watched the first season of the BBC’s Sherlock TV Series, you would have remembered the black lotus flower. Now you can make your own black lotus, although we went for a blue version.

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Re-connect with nature - 3 Kickstarter-projects

28.01.2014 - by

Feel the grass beneath your feet. You know that we’ve become disconnected from nature when there are hundreds of people who are prepared to pay for a pair of sandals that have grass on the base. But that’s exactly what happened with a recent Kickstarter project.

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To Everything There is a Season - Annet van der Voort Photography

16.01.2014 - by

Annet Van Der Voort is a Dutch photographer now living in Germany, whose work often focuses on the transience of nature and and the themes of life and death. Her vanitas series harks back to the genre of the same name that was particularly popular in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries. As many painters during this period of Dutch painting, she includes insects, butterflies, and other small animals in these floral compositions as essential elements.

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Four ways to build a green office

14.01.2014 - by

It’s about time that drab, grey offices become a thing of the past. So here are four examples of extraordinary green office design.

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Happy New Year!

30.12.2013 - by

The New Year is always a time for celebration – nowhere more so than in Scotland where Hogmanay is celebrated by a practice of first-footing. The first-foot is the first person to enter the household on New Year’s Day and brings good fortune for the coming year.

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Garden-music: songs to sing to your plants (part 1)

29.12.2013 - by

Experiments have shown that plants flourish when played music (well certain types, anyway. According to this experiment, if you want your astroemerias to be resistant to disease and to flower well, you should play Black Sabbath music). So the dedicated gardener will play or sing music to their plants – and we’ve come up with some of the best (and worst) garden-related song choices.

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A Christmas Date?

24.12.2013 - by

Falling as it does in the middle of winter, Christmas isn’t a great time for garden lovers (some people may think). We couldn’t disagree more! Christmas would be nothing without plants…

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My Fake Plants Died

20.12.2013 - by

From march 2010 until february 2011 the artist formed one new text on the wall of Kiasma museum every week.

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In the bleak midwinter… find Eden

19.12.2013 - by

What about visiting a gardening or nature exhibition during those fading winter days? We've selected a few exhibitions you might like. We do.

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Klaus Pichler „Just the Two of Us“

18.12.2013 - by

You can’t help but smile when you look at Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler’s latest collection, Just the Two of Us. For this project Klaus visited owners of elaborate costumes and took photographs of them wearing them in their own homes. Not everyone has an alien costume, so we asked Klaus how he met all those people that he then photographed for his project.

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Our Plant Of The Week: The Christmas Cactus

17.12.2013 - by

After the Christmas holiday period, the Christmas cactus should be given about 30 days’ rest (in a cool room with limited water). If only we could all get the same break…

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Iggy Pop: The Gardener

16.12.2013 - by

It turns out that the Real Wild Child is really into the wild – Iggy Pop, godfather of punk rock, likes gardening. He’s even got a vegetable garden: “I got the idea from Michelle Obama,” he said, “because she has a vegetable garden in the White House.” If that’s not surreal enough for you, then you can watch this youtube video of Iggy Pop wandering around his garden.

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Beat the blues, be green! Tips for hardy gardeners

12.12.2013 - by

The days are getting shorter and darker and the wet weather is setting in… it’s about this time of year that people start to feel SAD – seasonal affective disorder. That’s the winter blues to you and me.

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For the perfect Christmas ambience, choose a parasite

10.12.2013 - by

If you think of parasites, there are probably two words that won’t come to mind. One is romance; the other is Christmas. If someone told you that he had fleas or a tapeworm, your first reaction probably wouldn’t be to kiss him or to put on the Christmas tunes. But if he brought you a parasite that grows on apple trees, the humble mistletoe, then you probably would.

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Of birthdays and gardens: Judi Dench turns 79 today!

09.12.2013 - by

It’s Judi Dench’s birthday today and to celebrate, why not watch a youtube video of her talking about one of her favourite places, Hever Castle in Kent? Judi says that her family often visits: “We come to it in all weathers, in all seasons, and this is where we recharge our batteries.”

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Top 5 veggies for the balcony

05.12.2013 - by

If you have a balcony, here are our tips for the top five vegetables to start your urban organic allotment.

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A study that brings meadows to urban environments

28.11.2013 - by

You'd usually associate a flower meadow with a countryside location, but a new project undertaken by scientists from four universities is seeing meadows created in urban areas.

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Bamboo Bench – the ultimate green garden seating

08.11.2013 - by

Taking his inspiration from a photograph kept from his childhood, depicting men sitting on bundles of Papyrus to transport it, Gal Ben Arav from Israel has created this stunning, functional and environmentally friendly garden bench.

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Things to do with autumn leaves

06.11.2013 - by

The beautiful red, orange and gold leaves of autumn look beautiful, but clearing them up is not much fun! Rather than simply throwing them away, save yourself a trip to the tip and recycle them!

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Take a Trip to the Tree Hotel

21.10.2013 - by

If you're looking for a hotel that's a little out of the ordinary, then the Tree Hotel will exceed all your expectations.

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The Gravity Defying Sky Planter

18.10.2013 - by

Turn your perception of potted plants upside down with this fabulous planter from boskke. Having plants in your home can really brighten up a room, but they can take up space.

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Greenhouse To Go

04.10.2013 - by

This portable greenhouse with the handy carrying handles is the ultimate accessory for a trip to Mars.

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Exploding flowers!

26.09.2013 - by

Normally we don't advocate violence against plants, but in this case we'll have to make an exception as the results are pretty spectacular.

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The Flora Sway project

24.09.2013 - by

We took a liking to this image by London artist and designer Jake Evans of carnations cleverly dyed shades of pink, so we decided to investigate further...

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Mr Lentz – Modern Cowboy

23.09.2013 - by

What about these wooden pieces of jewellery by Mr Lentz? We love them for their unique style and natural materials (yes, not just wood available).

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Weight Vases – the essence of a vase

17.09.2013 - by

If you're looking for a vase that's as stunning as the flowers it contains, you may just want to look into getting a Weight Vase.

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A truly portable garden... in your jewellery!

16.09.2013 - by

If you love your garden so much you want to take a little piece of it wherever you go, then this amazing collection of jewellery may be just the thing for you.

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Artwork by Tang Chiew Ling.

12.09.2013 - by

Do take some time to check out the work of Malaysian artist Tang Chiew Ling. Combining incredible yet simple illustrations with leaves, Ling creates some stunning images.

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Taking a closer look at bird nests

10.09.2013 - by

It's lovely to see the birds nesting in the garden, but we usually focus on the birds, watching the parents feeding the babies and waiting for the big day when they leave the nest and learn to fly, but we rarely pay much attention to the nests themselves.

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Cute leaf nail covers

06.09.2013 - by

Have you ever taken down a picture then been stuck with a dilemma, do you leave the ugly nail in place, or do you pull it out, leaving you with a hole that you'll then need to fill and paint over.

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The Meaning of Flower Colours – Pink

05.09.2013 - by

Pink flowers represent innocence and youth. Giving pink flowers to a lover can represent romantic love rather than the passion of the red flowers.

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A world within a book

02.09.2013 - by

Wow, you could lose yourself for hours in these books, created by Kerri Miller.

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Peter Pink (Non)sense Maker

27.08.2013 - by

The world needs a little more nonsense in it, and that is just what German artist Peter Pink is adding with his fun urban installations.

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Edible Bouquet by Kim Lightbody

09.08.2013 - by

Many of us love to bring flowers from our garden indoors to display, but have you ever thought about bringing in your herbs and vegetables?

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Harmless by Sonia Rentsch

06.08.2013 - by

This cleverly put together concept is part of a series by Australian artist Sonia Rentsch.

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The Meaning of Flower Colours – Blue

01.08.2013 - by

Blue is a calming colour, the colour of the sky and the sea. Perfect for someone who lives a hectic life and needs to relax more.

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Green Street-Art!

23.07.2013 - by

We love street-art. And we love it even more if it involves flowers, plants and anything green. Here are some nice examples.

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Hanging plants from Anne Harris

18.07.2013 - by

We do like these simple but effective plant holders created by Anne Harris. If you're short of shelf space you can easily add some of these to your walls or hang them from the ceiling.

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Business Plants by Frederik Busch

16.07.2013 - by

Plants in the office can have a hard life. They're usually bought for their striking looks, put in a fancy modern pot and then forgotten about.

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Tiny Garden

09.07.2013 - by

This is probably the tiniest garden of Barcelona, Spain.

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The mystical photography of Nuno Andrade

05.07.2013 - by

When you visit a beautiful breathtaking place, many of us like to capture the moment with a photograph, but when you return home, the feeling of the place just isn't there in the photo.

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The many layers of Javier Jaen

28.06.2013 - by

Javier Jaen is a Spanish artist and illustrator. He's spent many years studying fine art and design and his work is very popular.

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vegetable playing cards

20.06.2013 - by

Whether you're a gardener, a vegetarian, or you just love playing cards, this deck of cards featuring vegetables instead of the usual boring hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs we're used to, is fabulous and quirky.

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Transforming found items into art

04.06.2013 - by

Sabine Timm is an artist and illustrator from Düsseldorf. Eagle eyed Sabine creates works of art from tiny discarded items that she's found.

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A greenhouse with a difference

31.05.2013 - by

Check out this amazing green house! We're wondering if it's intentional? Perhaps an urban art project?

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Grow your own library

30.05.2013 - by

A plant pot that's disguised as a book created by a Tokyo based design studio.

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This month - The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

21.05.2013 - by

The 2013 Chelsea Flower Show is set to be held from May 21st to the 25th and once again is looking like it's going to be an amazing event.

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Flower Market in Hong Kong

20.05.2013 - by

If you love flowers and ever find yourself in Hong Kong, you'll want to take a trip to the Hong Kong flower market.

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These boots ain't made for walking

17.05.2013 - by

Sometimes it's better to go green than to go out. These boots are definitely not made for walking - Nancy Sinatra would hate them...

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The Days of the Ice Saints

14.05.2013 - by

When the Ice Saints have passed, gardeners know it is safe to put their tender plants outside and they won't be killed off by a nasty frost.

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Mother's Day 2013

11.05.2013 - by

Here's a Flower for the coolest Lady in the World: Your Mother.

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Tulip Season in the Netherlands

10.05.2013 - by

The tulip-season is almost over. Hurry to witness this spectacular sight just outside the doors of Amsterdam.

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Spring is knocking on the door!

24.04.2013 - by

Just when we thought winter IS coming, spring surprised us. So let's be nice to her and enjoy the sun.

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Lily Dancer

18.04.2013 - by

We've found this beautiful photo by Dr. Kröhn in Lilliput Magazine 1937/1938.

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Kaboom! Throw a seed bomb!

15.04.2013 - by

These are the only bombs that we support: Seedbombs. Throw them and grow them.

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Michael Hellgren's vertical gardens

11.04.2013 - by

A Replay store front with a vertical garden - that's the work of swedish landscape architect Michael Hellgren.

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Furnibloom Furniture

08.04.2013 - by

Giving a whole new meaning to garden furniture by letting your plants grow INSIDE your tables and chairs...

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A Garden of Inspiration

03.04.2013 - by

A trip to Monet's garden really is like stepping into Monet's paintings. With endless colour and the iconic bridges from Monet's most famous paintings.

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Happy Easter

28.03.2013 - by

Happy Easter from all of us. Make sure your shrubs grow thick.

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Dear Spring!

26.03.2013 - by

We miss you so much. Why don't you pay us a visit and spread that lovely mood of yours?

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Dear Colours!

26.03.2013 - by

What happened to you? All we see is grey, some grey and then more grey. We know you can do better.

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