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11 Common Plants for Small Container Gardens

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Small container gardens are becoming more popular now that a lot of people are choosing to live in smaller homes and apartments. One of the things that really bummed me out when I first started living in my first apartment was having to give up my large backyard garden. However, I eventually learned that many […] read more

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Best Houseplants for Your Apartment

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One of apartment living’s biggest drawbacks is its extremely limited (or non-existent) amount of outdoor space. Without a designated garden area, it can be quite difficult to grow plants, flowers, or herbs—but it’s not impossible. Growing plants indoors is actually pretty easy and can make your place look and feel fantastic. read more

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How to Afford Farm Fresh, Local Food

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Every weekend, my town plays host to a fabulous farmers market. Local growers bring their finest produce, meat, eggs, and honey for community members to swarm around and buy in bulk. read more

Small Space Herb Garden

Starting a Small Space Herb Garden

Springtime weather always gets me itching to grow some plants of my own, but it can be a real challenge to exercise my green thumbs inside a tiny apartment. Luckily, there are a lot of options to consider when it comes to small space gardening. read more

Bring the Outside In: Apartment-friendly Plants

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Bringing some greenery into your home is a quick and easy way to turn a dull apartment into a relaxing glen of natural beauty. Unfortunately, not all apartments or lifestyles make it easy to keep plants alive. Here are some recommendations for the best plants to match your needs and bring some nature into your […] read more

Bringing Herbs into Your Apartment’s Kitchen

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  Many tantalizing, easy-to-prepare meals can be made even more delectable by the addition of a few simple herbs from your garden. More important, these dishes can be made spectacularly healthy with the addition of a few natural herbs. Healthy? How could something so insignificant in size help with health? You’d be surprised at what […] read more

Best Summer Veggies for Your Apartment

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Whether you are seasoned gardener or just learning to get your “thumbs green”, living in an apartment does not mean that you have to put your gardening dreams on hold, it just means that your garden will have to be a little smaller. Lucky for you, plenty of veggies don’t mind growing in containers, so […] read more

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

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