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Out of The Ordinary Herb Gardens

Out of The Ordinary Herb Gardens

Herbs can be a favorite of many gardeners. Herbs can be grown any time of year indoors with proper lighting and growing conditions. Outdoor herb gardens are usually started once the fear of frost is gone. Some can be grown from seeds and others do best when started outside as rooted plants. Many are easy to grow and some varieties require only minimal upkeep with just occasional weeding and watering in drought conditions. For example, mint and many types of oregano will completely take over more than their share of garden space without much care. Themed herb gardens like pizza… read more

Gardens Inside, Up and Down

Gardens Inside, Up and Down

Gardens can be cultivated in many forms, and indoor vertical gardens are an increasingly popular way to work in a fresh, green space nearly anywhere. Some restaurants and commercial businesses use large indoor garden designs to add ambiance and to improve indoor air quality, but they are also great for home interiors, adding aesthetic and air cleaning properties. A study which examined the effects of indoor plants over time at the workplace found that indoor gardens helped promote cleaner oxygen in indoor spaces and can reduce volatile organic compounds that can be found inside from paint or construction materials. Besides being visually enticing, they… read more

Light Fixtures Made From Laundry – and Other Luminous Designs

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From self-powered lamps to light fixtures made from dirty laundry, the following lighting designs are innovative and well hung in any modern home, facilitating the change to Eco-friendly illumination to keep homeowners out of the Dark Ages. Living Light pendant lamps make luminous vessels for hanging plants. Designed by Michael Oechsle, they allow you to enjoy a suspended garden of herbs right above your dining room table. Other than the occasional tending, herbs are nourished both by light and a water reservoir that lies at the top. Through the forces of gravity, the water seeps down within the lamp and… read more