Category: <span>Gardening</span>

The Philadelphia Flower Show: Wonders of Water

The Philadelphia Flower Show: Wonders of Water

Philadelphia, Unites States: The Philadelphia Flower Show is a yearly showcase of world-renowned competitions in horticulture and floral arrangement, massive garden displays, and gardening presentations. According to its website, the Flower Show “introduces the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices.” I’ve been going to the flower show every year...

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

When back-to-basics meets modern agricultural science, it checks off more boxes than you’d ever imagine. Vertical gardens — or living walls — created as decorative statement pieces are increasingly found in high-end hotels, cutting-edge business and resort lobbies. Vertical gardens offer a powerful visual draw even as they improve air content and acoustic quality. Living...

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Growing food is one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my life. I’ve climbed corporate ladders (and climbed back down), played competitive sports (and completed a mini triathlon), built teams, performed on stage, launched businesses, travelled to different countries, executed on various sustainable lifestyle challenges like going vegan and interviewed some amazing people doing...

Indoor Plants, Love and All That Jazz: A Plant Enthusiast Shares Her Natural History

Indoor Plants, Love and All That Jazz: A Plant Enthusiast Shares Her Natural History

Plants are more than just props offering a splash of greenery. They are my everyday companions and confidantes, offering friendship, connection and inspiration. Those moments with them opens up so many new worlds, opportunities for creativity, artistic expression and reflection. Spending time with plants enriches the soul and enlivens my spirit. However I didn’t always...

10 Common Garden Pests—and Natural Pesticides to Keep Them Away

10 Common Garden Pests—and Natural Pesticides to Keep Them Away

As a sustainable gardener, it’s crucial to master managing common garden pests using natural pesticides. See, any proper gardener will have a go-to pesticide to get rid of said buggers. However, most store-bought pesticides are highly toxic and harmful to your plants, beneficial bugs, the soil, and the surrounding ecosystem. Certain natural ingredients mixed together...

Gardening In A (Really) Tiny Apartment

Gardening In A (Really) Tiny Apartment

I live in a dorm room that I call a studio apartment because I’m 25. It’s easier than getting an apartment and then furnishing that apartment with all the furniture I don’t yet have while finishing graduate school, but it also requires a lot of creativity to maintain the lifestyle habits I’ve developed over the...

Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Top 10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Gardening is arguably one of life’s greatest joys. Good for the soul and the environment—well, at least most of the time. Enter sustainable gardening. The need for sustainable gardening Little do we know it, but so many things we use in our gardens are actually bad for the environment. Chemicals, pesticides, and artificial fertilizers are...

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bokashi Composting for Urban City Dwellers – Part I

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bokashi Composting for Urban City Dwellers – Part I

This is a two-part series exploring Bokashi Composting specifically for people seeking to live sustainable lifestyles in the city or urban environment. This post focusses on how to compost in your home. Part two will focus on how to bury the waste and also use the fermented Bokashi juice. Urbanites and apartment dwellers seeking to...

8 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants for Your Office

8 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants for Your Office

Plants are a common sight in the office environment nowadays. Its rising popularity could be due to a number factors: its ability to purify the air, the ways it adds a sense of organic character to a rather monotonous, bland office space, how it creates a luscious focal point in a room, and the ways...