GARDEN DESIGN is now on Pinterest! Here's the scoop why you should join yet another social media site, as well as a guide to three of our favorite gardening apps, including the mobile version of Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder.
Amy Pennington, food writer and organic gardener (and author of Apartment Gardening), lives in a Seattle apartment overlooking the Cascade Mountain range. A passionate cook, she grows vegetables and herbs on her deck, which supply her kitchen throughout the year. Here, she shares with us What Makes a House a Home.
Bikers race through the streets with plants on their heads (above), the 2012 International Landscape Design Award competition is now open, a Lego tree house, succulent ornaments, Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens, the Windowfarms Project, clothing that grows, the underground "Low-Line" park, and the online release of the urban planning documentary Urbanized.
An early look at the new 10,000 square-foot-living roof on top of the new Brooklyn Botanic Garden visitor center, due to open on May 16, 2012. Plus: Photos of magnolias—in yellow and pinks—in bloom at the garden!