Recent Urban Gardening Articles


Pretty up Your Plants: Garden "Jewelry" to Find or Make

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 13, 2016

My mother could be described as the "garden angel" of her neighborhood. Not only does she keep her own yard full of colorful flowers surrounded by a delicate hand-crafted twig fence,...

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How, When and Where to Water Potted Plants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 15, 2016

Potted plants are a beautiful green presence that enhances the environment of your home and garden. Help your container plant collection thrive by learning how, when, and where to water...

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Awesome Indoor Planting Projects for Young Gardeners

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 09, 2015

Are you looking for something fun and creative to do with children this winter? Why not let them try their hand at gardening? There are plenty of small-scale indoor gardening projects...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...


9 Marvelous Uses for a Plant Mister

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2015

Here's a great little tool that will only cost you a dollar or two. A spray bottle, also known as a plant mister, is invaluable, and not just for your indoor landscaping efforts. This...

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Curbside Planting Primer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Hell strip. That's another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...

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Beginning Gardener Tips that Anyone Can Use

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 24, 2015

You may have always wanted a garden, but not been quite sure that you were the green-thumbed type. Or perhaps until now you were living in a house or apartment without a suitable outdoor...

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It's Easy to Grow Your Own Amazing Aloe Vera

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2014

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side...