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Garden Design

TweetThe most common complaint among urban gardeners is a lack of space, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes the most obvious solution to the problem is right over your head. Vertical gardening is not a new pursuit, it has actually been around for centuries. It is a new trend, and one that is perfectly […]

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Tweet Raised beds are a fantastic way to increase usable gardening space outdoors even when the ground itself isn’t all that forgiving. With the increasing awareness of urban gardening coupled with a tremendous interest in DIY projects, some are taking it upon themselves to  build their own raised beds instead of buying a ready-made and […]

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Tweet There are a lot of options for container gardening, but when you are environmentally-focused and tend to avoid plastic-based products, there are two basic types of garden planters that come to mind: terracotta pots and wooden planters. While both are solid options for the urban garden environment, there are considerations for both that you […]

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Tweet Growing a garden in containers is more than just a trend, it’s a way of life for many urban gardeners. Why does it work so well? The answer is pretty simple, really. Container growing is a relatively foolproof way to grow all sorts of things – from flowering annuals to herb gardens to an […]

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TweetRobin Horton is the creative director of Robin Horton Design.  Her blog, Urban Gardens Web, features eco-friendly garden designs that are innovative and just downright cool. We spoke to Robin and asked her to share her ideas about garden design. As we see it at UrbanFig, growing edibles is essential, but doing it in a well-designed […]

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