Bring the Outdoors In: Make Your Apartment a Garden Sanctuary

June 26, 2017 by  
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By Katherine Medlin One of the biggest drawbacks of apartment living can be the lack of an outdoor space, especially for nature lovers. Don’t have a nice balcony or patio? That doesn’t mean you can’t let nature in, making your apartment a more…

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Spruce up your home with this verdant Living Table

March 24, 2017 by  
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If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table . At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square planter covered in a glass top, but an integrated capillary system within the design actually mimics how plants naturally grow, while eliminaing the need for drainage. The high-tech system offers an attractive low-maintenance planter that even those without a green thumb can manage. The Living Table has an integrated passive sub irrigation system that creates a capillary action where water flows upwards. This system, along with the ideal balance of moisture to aeration in the base, results in an attractive planter that doesn’t need drainage. The low-maintenance design, which allows the plants to auto regulate, is perfect for those who find themselves constantly killing their plants because of too much or too little water. Related: Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter As far as planting, the  Living Table system is designed for low-growing, ground cover type plants that won’t grow tall enough to touch the glass. Standard 4” plant containers or smaller can be placed directly onto the Habitat Horticulture Growtex capillary mat or plants can be directly planted into the table base using any standard potting soil. Although the planter design is meant to be low-maintenance, the manufacturers are careful to point out that the plants’ specific needs should be considered before planting. The Living Table comes in two sizes with either a stainless steel or powder white finish, and can be all yours for as little as $850.00. + The Living Table

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Russian Scientists Revive 32,000 Year Old Arctic Plant

February 21, 2012 by  
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We had to do a double-take this morning when we heard that a lab team from the Russian Academy of Sciences research center in Pushchino successfully revived a 32,000 year old arctic plant . The scientists generated beautiful new plants from the narrow-leafed campion , an ancient arctic fruit buried hundreds of feet below the Siberian tundra for over tens of thousands of years. This amazing discovery could open the door for thousands of other ancient and even extinct flowers to bloom once again. Read the rest of Russian Scientists Revive 32,000 Year Old Arctic Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient fruit , ancient narrow leafed campion , ancient plants , arctic plants , arctic plants news , cloning , cloning plants , Environment , green news , green plants , green science , narrow leafed campion , plants , regenerative plants , regenerative science , science news

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DMFD’s Amazing Curved Chaise Lounge is Made From 100% Recycled Cork

February 21, 2012 by  
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Get comfy on an elegant Cortiça chaise lounge and let your worries melt away. This brilliant piece of sustainable furniture comes from design studio  DMFD , and uses cork waste taken from the bottle stopper industry. The Brooklyn-based design team created the sustainable lounge chair as a curved design mimicking a wave. The design is freestanding and balanced on the curve of its base. As the material is lightweight, the chair is both stable and bouyant, and can be rocked gently from side to side. Read the rest of DMFD’s Amazing Curved Chaise Lounge is Made From 100% Recycled Cork Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cork chair design , cork chaise lounge , Cortiça voos furniture , green furniture design , recycled corks , reused bottle stoppage , sustainable cork design

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