The TERRAform pod is made from food safe, UV-treated, recycled polyethylene that is molded to fit the dimensions of wheelchairs. When the three-sided pen is built around the pod it creates a garden at table height that allows easy access for planting, weeding and harvesting. Currently there are around 100 of the TERRAform pods being tested and used in gardens throughout France.
Follow the photo-link to read more about this collaborative effort.
Living in a city often means dealing with a lack of space, particularly yard space. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, but do not have access to land, this DIY wooden wine box planter might just provide the perfect solution.
Dog houses are what you make of them. If Fido spends a lot of time outdoors or crated while you’re away– a place just for your four legged friend may be an important investment not only for your dog, but for the aesthetics of your home or backyard.
Made from used food jars, you can decorate them with flat-bottom marbles (or whatever you like), and place them in the garden. Tiny toys and secret notes can be hidden inside—like little time capsules in your garden.
Follow the photo-link to discover how to make your own treasure jars.
I have been getting a few requests to repeat a column that ran a few years ago on grasses. It seems more and more gardeners are discovering the joys of maintenance-free gardening that grasses can offer.
Attention, do-it- yourselfers: would you like to make an eye-catching project for your garden space? Vertical succulent gardens look fabulous on decks, patios and in the garden, and are not hard to create.
Seventeen years ago Kamal Meattle found out that the air in his home city of New Dehli was killing him. He had grown allergic to the pollutants in the air and his lung capacity started declined to 70%.
What are the advantages of this system? The most obvious is the ability to grow many plants in a small space. It’s an interesting way to maximize the production of a small garden, or to grow strawberries on a deck or balcony.
But there are other advantages. Since the plants are off the ground, you’ll be able to grow very clean, very high-quality berries. Disease problems can be minimized with the off-the-ground approach, particularly in a greenhouse where constant airflow is provided.
Follow the photo-link to find out how to make your own strawberry tower.