DIY

How to Photograph Plants in Winter

December 23, 2013
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Capturing a garden’s vitality through a camera’s lens can pose a challenge — trying to do so in winter is even harder. Photographer Karen Bell has led seasonal photography workshops at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden since 2005. Here, she offers a few tips for creating compelling outdoor images. 

Links We Love 11/13/2012

November 13, 2012
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A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love.

Links We Love, 6/4/12

June 04, 2012
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-Michelle Obama publishes American Grown, her book about the White House Garden. [Detroit Free Press]

Easter Crafts and Decoration

April 02, 2012
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We've put together a lot of Easter content on the site. If you haven't had a chance to read all of it, here's a compilation:

-Decorating with herbs and daffodils for your Easter table.

-How to make floral crowns with lilies and lily-of-the-valley.

-Making Easter baskets with peat pots.

Crazy Plant Trend of the Day: Window Box Car Bumper

June 24, 2011
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Over at The Improvised Life, writer Matt Sumell sent in a photo of his car from his youth (from the photo, it looks like maybe the late 1970s or 1980s), when he turned the bumper of his car into a traveling window box.

At the time, he worked at Home Depot's gardening center, and he planted daisies and wildflowers in his custom bumper. Pretty cool!

[Related: The green bus roof.]

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