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Apartment building along the James River in Richmond, Virginia.

Nature and Apartment Buildings

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Whether you live in a concrete jungle or have scenic vistas from your balcony, if you can get to a woodsy area, you might want to give “forest bathing” a shot. Shinrin-yoku – or “forest bathing” in Japanese – has been found to reduce anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, anger and stress. Along those lines, visionary architects in […] read more

Composting the Kitchen Waste

Apartment Composting without the Smell

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As far as I can tell, compost is basically magic. I throw moldy bread, banana peels, and some broccoli trimmings into a bin, and with very little work and some time… poof! It transforms into dark, rich, healthy soil that helps house plants bloom, gardens grow, and all plants live happier, healthier lives. Learning to […] read more

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Displaying Your Green Thumb in an Apartment

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You love to get your fingers in the dirt and root around for the most ideal spot for your new sproutlings. In fact, that’s what you did up until moving into your new apartment. What to do with your green thumb, now? Plenty, as it turns out. You can bring living green into your home […] read more

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Year Round Apartment Gardening

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I’m sitting at home and dreaming of a fresh spinach salad with juicy cherry tomatoes. Or maybe some sweet ripe strawberries. Then I look outside and remember it’s snowing. The freshest berries or tomatoes I’ll find have been flown in from Mexico and just don’t quite hit the spot. I love fresh foods. The zing […] read more

Making the Most of Your Apartment Patio

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If you live in a region that has moderate temperatures and frequent sunny skies, your apartment patio is an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave home. But because apartment patios are usually small, many people decide to leave their patio bare or use it as a storage area. Take up the […] read more

3 Types of Indoor Compost Bins

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There are several types of indoor compost bins available in different sizes and shapes. These include metal bins, plastic bins and homemade wooden bins. 1. Metal Compost Bins Metal compost bins are relatively expensive when compared to other types, but they’re also more durable. Metal bins do not absorb the smell of the organic waste […] read more

How to Use Containers in Your Patio Vegetable Garden

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A patio vegetable garden with containers can help you make the most of your patio and provide you with a daily supply of homegrown herbs and vegetables. It’s important to ensure that you place the containers in such a way that they get plenty of sunlight. Use nutrient rich soil, water your plants well, and […] read more

6 Recommended Plants for Indoor Vegetable Gardening

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Most people don’t realize when they attempt indoor vegetable gardening that vegetables that are grown outside can also be grown indoors. However, the size and yield of plants grown indoors will be smaller than those grown outside. Here are six plants that can be grown indoors: 1. Tomatoes Varieties of tomatoes that yield small fruits, such […] read more

How to Maximize Your Garden Design Layout

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A garden design layout is a plan that can be adapted to a backyard or an apartment to create a beautiful garden and landscape. Garden design may be done by the owner of the property or a professional hired for the job. A good layout can increase the beauty of the garden while maximizing its available […] read more