-Even the blackest of thumbs can keep a plant alive with this ingenious design: a terracotta planter that self-waters! [Gardenista]
-Remember those inflatable kiddie pools and bounce houses? Well, they've come a long way. These futuristic designs by Casabubble and AirClad can speedily inflate for some interesting outdoor lounging. [Los Angeles Times]
-The dichotomy between industrial design and nature has never looked better in this building designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. The façade is built with aluminum die-cast panels that also serve as planters. [Contemporist]
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-It's just as important to decorate a patio or deck as it is a dining room. CasaSugar gives 11 great tips on how to throw the perfect Fourth of July party and Apartment Therapy shows how some garlands can pretty up a garden.
-Sometimes a window garden just doesn't cut it. This house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam solved that problem by bringing the garden inside. [Freshhome]
-The Freedom Garden in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, not only provides sustenance, but also teaches the interconnectivity between the food grown and the history of African-Americans. [New York Times]