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SproutsIO Hybrid Hydroculture Technology
The best way to be close to your food is to grow it yourself, though many people can't keep houseplants or herb gardens alive in the best of times. With SproutsIO, funding now on Kickstarter after extensive product-testing, a self-moderating hybrid...
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Double Octahedron Ring Planter
From California-based furniture and object designer Eric Trine, the 15-inch-tall Double Octahedron Ring Planter holds terra cotta potted plants by way of some engaging geometry. The powder coated finish on the steel construction lends beauty to the...
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SproutsIO
From Click & Grow to Urban Cultivator, technology is increasingly being used to bring the backyard garden closer than previously imaginable—to the heart of the kitchen. Another contender, Cambridge, MA-based SproutsIO, is coming close to launching...
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A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
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Ecoscraps Organic Potting Soils
Though the practice dates back to ancient times, most people composting these days seem to be avid home gardeners with some time on their hands or science class students. Urging others to get in on the all-natural endeavor is Ecoscraps, a Utah...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Green Thumb
Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there's something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese...
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Indoor Green: Living With Plants
Full of bright and cheery photography by Lauren Bamford with words by Mr Kitly owner Bree Claffey, "Indoor Green: Living With Plants" is a hardcover tome that celebrates the power of flora. Showing off homes all over the world, the book reveals the...
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Hori Hori All-Purpose Digging Knife
Made from high-quality carbon steel, this 11-inch Hori Hori ("hori" meaning "to dig" in Japanese) is perfect for repotting indoor or outdoor plants and getting rid of pesky weeds. Part knife and part spade, its blade is serrated to get through roots...
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Microgarden Indoor Greenhouse
The clever Microgarden is a foldable greenhouse in which to grow vegetable sprouts. Perfect for small spaces, Microgarden blends an appealing, simple design with reliable functionality. Made from a transparent, recyclable and waterproof material, the...
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Garden-in-a-Bag: Organic Mint
Good things come in small packages, and Potting Shed Creations has plenty of them. Their Garden-in-a-Bag range—complete with seeds for everything from cat grass to dill, plus growing medium and coconut husks for drainage—is a gift that encourages getting...
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Mint Watering Pot
Handcrafted from porcelain, Dutch designer Elke van den Berg's mint-green watering pot is not just beautiful to look at, but is also ultimately functional. Dishwasher-safe, with a glistening inner-glaze that contrasts its matte outside, the pot features...
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Strange Plants Box Set
Folch Studio and editor Zio Baritaux created the Strange Plants books to explore contemporary artists who turn to flora as their muse—in the studio, and in personal life. Covering Lee Kwang-Ho's hyperrealist cacti paintings to plant-inspired flash...
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Six Eye-Catching Planters
Once you've gotten the knack of keeping finicky houseplants healthy and green, they'll soon outgrow their current residences, and when they do—consider upgrading to one of these eye-catching planters. From the statement metallics to minimalist designs...
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London Terrariums
Gardening is having a bit of a moment in London. New flower shops are opening that focus on simple-to-care-for, visually striking plants and plenty of creatives visit the Columbia Road Flower Market every Sunday to buy plants and cut flowers. Some...
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Kokedama Moss Ball with Fern
This Kokedama from NYC-based The Sill is a bundle of green joy wrapped in a moss ball. An art-form developed by the Japanese, it's an eye-catching way to hold plants, setting them free from pots or planters—you can even hang them. Choose from three...
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Terra Hydro Terrarium
These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent...
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Heirloom Seed Art Packs
Hudson Valley Seed Library's Art Packs comprise more than a hundred heirloom varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds, in a specially illustrated packet. Types span heat-tolerant Brazilian piracicaba broccoli (produced on their small New York...
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Collapsible Bucket
There's no hole in the design of this bucket, which doesn't mess with anything—unless you count a major upgrade to material and mechanics. Replacing dated plastic and metal versions, Wacky Practicals' Collapsible Bucket is constructed from soft rubber...
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High Line: A Field Guide and Handbook
This limited run book by conceptual artist Mark Dion is the unofficial guide to NYC’s popular elevated park on the West Side. Let your imagination run wild as Dion blends fact and fiction about the High Line’s history, complete with observations, rumors...
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Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
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Preloved Roots Garden Nursery
Not everybody has a green thumb—and sometimes it takes a plant-related failure to realize this. As a resource for such situations, Sydney, Australia's Preloved Roots provides an alternate ending. In a way, it's an orphanage for plants needing revitalization...
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Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates...
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Gamine Co. Workwear Jeans for Women
While there's been a boom in the raw selvedge denim market recently, there are still very limited style options for women—particularly those whose jobs ask a lot of their jeans. When Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at New England's treasured Isabella...
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Self-Watering Planter
No need for a green-thumb with this self-watering planter, an unglazed terra cotta pot that keeps plants fresh and healthy indoors or out.
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