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  • Discovery of wild truffle on Paris rooftop hailed as boon for urban gardeners
    Posted by UOG on 18 January, 2018 at 17:33

    “French gourmets were celebrating Friday after a wild truffle was discovered for what experts said was the first time ever in Paris. It’s not exactly the sort of thing you expect to find nestled on a rooftop in the centre of the bustling French capital. In fact, experts believe it to be the first discovery […]

  • Urban gardening system Grow​more helps ​city dwellers ​build mini local farms
    Posted by UOG on 15 January, 2018 at 23:15

    “Designed by Danish firm Husum & Lindholm Architects, Growmore structures can be assembled using six plywood components. The system is designed for people living in cities to utilise unused urban space for local food production. The components include planting and shelving units, which are connected by pivotal joints. This enables users to move and rotate […]

  • UK Gardener Grows Giant Organic Vegetables for Garden Shows
    Posted by UOG on 15 January, 2018 at 02:10

    “Today I lifted my giant onions which have been growing for almost a year. They have been grown hydroponically in an RTA air-pot dripper system. There are a couple of things which I could have changed which could have altered the end result.” “Down on the allotment in the polytunnel I lifted my giant pot […]

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    • urban agriculture resolution — passed!
      Posted by caitlyn on 28 April, 2017 at 21:37

      Success! On Tuesday, the SF Board of Supervisors reaffirmed the City’s commitment to supporting urban agriculture by unanimously passing a resolution that calls for the evaluation (and possible acquisition) of remaining suitable parcels of land in the city, and for publicly beneficial agriculture to be considered a prioritized land use whenever appropriate. This is a […]

    • urban ag resolution — please support!
      Posted by caitlyn on 13 April, 2017 at 17:56

      HELP US ADVOCATE FOR LAND ACCESS IN SAN FRANCISCO! On Monday April 17th, the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee will consider a resolution that will promote secure access to land for urban agriculture projects in San Francisco. The resolution asks City departments to prioritize urban agriculture as a preferred land use for parcels that, […]

    • goodbye 203 Cotter St
      Posted by caitlyn on 13 January, 2017 at 19:25

      Immediately after the Planning Commission’s decision to grant permits for development, Golden Bridges School asked us to vacate the property by December 15th. After a whirlwind two months, we’ve now packed up and moved off of the land we’ve called home for close to seven years. We harvested the last of our crops, pruned and […]

    Gardening Gone Wild your weekly infusion of garden passion

    • Landscape Panoramas 2017
      Posted by Saxon Holt on 13 January, 2018 at 03:06

      As I photographed California landscapes in 2017, I found myself composing lots of panorama photos. I visited a number of expansive landscapes in my quest to find inspiration for gardeners in adapting to our summer-dry climate.  Using panorama cropping to evoke a sense of wide open spaces, my journeys started in the early spring when […]

    • Echeverias, the Loveliest of Succulents
      Posted by Debra Lee Baldwin on 06 January, 2018 at 06:53

      Is any plant lovelier than a ruffled echeveria, especially one in hues of magenta, lavender, bronze or gold? These rosette succulents are soaring in popularity, and new cultivars are being introduced all the time…like this amazing indigo variety from Wright Nurseries: Look for echeverias throughout my books, in many of my videos, and enjoy photos of […]

    • Fire Recovery in Northern California
      Posted by Saxon Holt on 28 December, 2017 at 08:47

      The devastating Northern California firestorm that swept through Mendocino,  Napa, and Sonoma Counties in October left the earth scorched. Now less than three months later we begin to see the landscape recovering. With a few inches of blessed rain since the fires, the annual grasses have started to green up, creating a eerie juxtaposition to […]

    Brooklyn Roof Garden Tilling the tar beach

    • Doctor ordered to tear down “mountain” roof garden in Beijing
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 14 August, 2013 at 17:55

      Once you start roof gardening, it is hard to know when to stop. We’ve added a Japanese maple this summer and can always find room for a few more annual, but a whole mountain?! Fascinating. Read the whole story and see more photos on NBC News. […]

    • Vines and Ferns in a Bright Red Windowbox
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 08 June, 2013 at 17:53

      Color and texture working together in this early summer window box in the West Village, NYC. […]

    • Adding A Vine To Our Roof Garden
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 30 April, 2013 at 17:55

      The Brooklyn Botantic Garden Plant Sale kicks-off tonight. Our roof garden is now almost full, so we won’t be hauling as many plants home this year. Still we will have our eyes open for a couple of less-common plants — special plants we can’t easily find at a local garden center or farmer’s market — […]

    The Balcony Gardener Supplying ready-made Container Gardens & Outdoor Living Accessories

    • My Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time interview
      Posted by Isabelle Palmer on 24 February, 2016 at 14:24

      Listen to my interview with Matthew Wilson on BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time.   Listen Her […]

    • My clip on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Channel 4. 15.12.15
      Posted by Kelly on 16 December, 2015 at 16:23

      On the 15th December 2015, I was featured on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas guiding her through my favourite pastime – terrariums. With a festive theme…… Watch here &nbs […]

    • 50th Anniversary – Golden Wedding Decor DIY
      Posted by Kelly on 08 October, 2015 at 15:26

      A member of the TBG team had the wonderful occasion of celebrating her parent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary recently.  A lovely day that was spent renewing the couple’s wedding vows after 50 years of marriage amid close friends and relatives with a small gathering afterwards to toast their life together so far. So, I thought it a ... […]

    MySunnyBalcony Bringing the gardens back to the city!

    • Sunny People: Meet Kala, your friendly garden designer
      Posted by admin on 13 October, 2016 at 17:20

      If you’ve booked a garden with us, chances are you’ve met Kala – she’s the friendly, efficient designer behind your beloved English garden or a Zen-infused sitout. She’s been with MySunnyBalcony for over six years now. She took some time out between designing new products and gardens to tell the MSB blog how things work… […]

    • Behind the scenes at a MySunnyBalcony makeover
      Posted by admin on 13 October, 2016 at 17:14

      What do you get when you sign up for a MySunnyBalcony garden? A whole lot, it turns out – from a design custom-made for your space to a smooth implementation to care and maintenance. Here’s a quick breakdown of it all.   The site visit This is where it all starts. Give us a call, and […]

    • Luck By Chance
      Posted by admin on 31 August, 2014 at 15:50

      Keeping the possibility of rainwater coming into the house in mind, Shilpi Patel’s family decided to put the wall of their living room just inside the edge of the roof.  To use the space, they added a narrow balcony as a design element. This space in her 6th floor house overlooking Cunningham Road is where […]

    Your Balcony Garden Finding your paradise in the concrete jungle

    • Springtime plants 2016 new and old
      Posted by amy on 08 May, 2016 at 17:51

      The balcony and it's garden continues to go through transformations every year. There are many returning plants on the balcony and a lot of excitement on the new additions featured here today which include ranculus, lavender, bambus and more The post Springtime plants 2016 new and old appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]

    • EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address
      Posted by amy on 26 December, 2015 at 10:28

      I have ants on my balcony, differnt types of ants. They’re mesmerising. My interest was piqued how did they even get there? That led me down the garden path 🙂 to find #EO Wilson. I’ve written about him before on the blog, if you’d like to read the posts, links are below the […] The post EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]

    • December 2015 Tis the Season
      Posted by amy on 25 December, 2015 at 10:21

      For me of all the winter holidays, the Winter solstice is the most important. It’s true that now my thoughts already turning to gardening on the balcony. So far this winter the temperatures whilst cold enough are still warmer for December. Certainly January will come and bombard us with freezing temps. Will my […] The post December 2015 Tis the Season appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]


    Gardening for les enfants, copiii, the children 🙂 and other gardening sites of interest

    Little Green Fingers
    MET Museum: The Cloisters Garden Blog


    The following sites/blogs are no longer posting new articles about gardening but have lots of info –

    Last updated in 2014
    MET Museum: The Cloisters Garden Blog See above for the newest blog from the MET Cloisters this is the old link

    Last updated in 2013
    Totally Inept Balcony Gardener [Blogspot]

    Ended in 2011
    6×8 Garden [Blogspot]
    Balcony Garden [Blogspot]