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Greenwall

The Green Wall – The Largest Leafy Wall in North America

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A new sustainable interior wall at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania has plants growing from floor to ceiling.  Called The Green Wall, the walls were designed to resemble a lush, green jungle and are 14 feet high and 300 feet long making it the largest green wall in North America. The walls were developed by GSky and are comprised of 47,000 […]

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Terrarium

Small Plant Worlds: The History of Terrariums

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I have this idea that in the future I will have time for another creative activity – making terrariums.  Terariums have been on the rise lately, with glass bubble containers, the use of upcycled/thrifted objects, and sweet small worlds of plants being seen in flower shops and garden stores.  Often the plants are succulents, cacti, and other plants that do […]

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Hardiness

Oranges and Figs in Ohio? – Plant Hardiness Zones Have Changed

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A hardiness zone defines what kinds of plants can grow in a specific geographic area.  The classification is defined by climatic conditions, especially the low temperatures that a plant can withstand. A plant might be labeled as “hardy to zone 10,” which means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of -1°C. Another type of plant labeled “hardy to […]

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TERRARIUM2S

Paula Hayes: Living Works of Art

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Paula Hayes is an artist and designer who makes creative work with terrariums and other organic materials.  She currently has work on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts until December 30, 2011 of recent sculpture as well as some new commissioned work. Her work combines modern contemporary design with plants and natural materials – the end result which […]

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