Whether you’re a fan of Keurig coffee machines or not, the product delivery method known as the ‘pod’ is here to stay. In the case of Miracle-Gro’s Gro-ables, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. The pods make planting a garden almost completely idiot-proof. Unless you find using a hose a challenge.
If you live in a post-industrial city, odds are good that it’s got its share of abandoned, blighted transit infrastructure. Some cities demolish it, some cities let it fester, and other cities repurpose it. In Seoul, they’re choosing the latter.
Vertical farms are all the rage, yet these systems are often expensive, messy, and utterly impractical for most urban dwellers. The Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS) by Better Living Through Robotics improves on nearly every shortfall of the typical system: It uses very little water, no soil, and is made from…
Beer coolers are a pain in the ass. First of all, you have to find a bunch of ice. Then, you have to pour all the ice into the cooler. And that's just the pregame for a wet night full of melting ice. Thank God some zany Danes found a better way.
If you're tired of your local snail and slug population undoing all the hard work you've put into your garden, there's finally a tool that lets you choose between getting rid of them humanely, or turning them into ironic compost to help your flowers and vegetables succeed.
France will make quite a statement about feeding the world when it unveils its pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Not only will vegetables, herbs, and hops grow on the building's exterior, but that same food will also be served at a restaurant inside. In fact, the whole place is set up to be like a market from the…
If you can't raise a plant to save your life you know the appeal of terrariums, which can sustain themselves for months on end without being watered. But a retiree in the UK says he sealed up his bottle garden in 1972—and hasn't watered it since.
A built-in sprinkler system is a better way to water a garden than just standing there randomly blasting plants with a hose. And taking that idea one step further, the Droplet turns your sprinklers into intelligent snipers that only water the plants you tell them to using a focused stream—except when rainy weather…
No, this is not a production still from Bio-Dome: Saudi Arabia, it's a rendering for the King Abdullah International Gardens in Riyadh. Barton Willmore International designed the crescent-shaped complex which will recreate animal and plant habitats from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods—in the middle of the desert. [
It's hard to argue the fact that Lego is one of the greatest toys of all time, but who says the plastic building blocks have to only be used as toys? The creators of these wonderful Togetherfarm Blocks—made from recycled food-grade plastic—are intended for use as planters and garden boxes in any shape or size you can…
The saddest thing about it being winter is that the Alnwick Garden's Poison Garden is closed until spring. The good news is that we have time to put it on our vacation list.
Will remembering to water the plants be just as difficult in space as it is on earth? We're about to find out. NASA has announced plans to plant the first garden on the moon in 2015 — and it might mean we're one small step closer to space-colonization.
Landscape architects can be just as weird as building architects when it comes to their creations. Which is why these gardens are the living, growing embodiments of some pretty twisted imaginations.
Everyone knows it's important to water the garden, but what about watering the furniture? Normally, that might just be proof of insanity, but if you plant a few of these of these customizable chairs, it's just the first step to growing a nice crop of outdoor stools.
There are gardens and then there are carefully engineered masterpieces of plants, stones, and animals that fill acres of land with anthropogenic natural wonders. Humans don't always trash their ecosystems. Sometimes we reshape them into something amazing. Here are some of the most incredible examples of landscape…
If you're not an avid gardener it's hard to stay on top of keeping indoor plants like herbs and spices watered and cared for. So consider this Urban Cultivator like a personal gardener. It's designed blend in with your other kitchen appliances, but it keeps a small herb garden alive and well all year long.