Beautiful Garden of “Transparent” Flowers Bloom in a Japanese Temple

These translucent flowers are not an optical illusion, as they are the creation of the design studio LUCENT by Takahiro Matsuo. The floating flowers are part of a garden installed at the Rakuchu Kansei Art Exhibition in 2021. The installation was named Transparent Flowers and the ...

How to Grow Tulips in a Vase

Choose a glass vase and add enough clear marbles or pebbles to fill about a third of the vase. Add the tulip bulb (pointed end up) on top of the marbles. Cover the bulb with a few more marbles or pebbles to help give the growing root support. Add fresh water into the vase. The water ...

Wanted: A farmer. Successful organic farm is closing because no one wants to run it

Ten years of planning, 10 years of want ads and hope and worry, ended one day in October when Don Kretschmann realized it wasn’t going to work; no one was going to step in. This was going to be the last harvest at Kretschmann Family Organic Farm.

Colorful Insects From Freshly Cut Flowers

Raku Inoue is a Montreal-based artist who crafts the most beautiful and delicate insects out of flowers. His series is called Natura Insects and uses freshly cut flowers to make softly colored insect designs and unique arrangements. His latest work contains 9 bugs, from butterflies ...

2-Acre Vertical Farm Is Managed by AI and Robots and Uses 99% Less Land

Vertical farming is the future, and using the newest tech available to manage the farms of the future should be a priority for every big city, and not only. San Francisco is leading the way with the help of a tech start-up called Plenty, which specializes in vertical farming technology. As ...

This Raised Bed Makes Gardening Wheelchair Accessible

The purpose of La Valise, a French collective of architects, is to bring together communities through their work and to provide spaces in which people can interact with one another and their surroundings.

Keep a Jasmine Plant in Your Room to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Stress is one of the negative constants in our modern lives and everyone is looking for efficient ways to reduce it. Long-term exposure to stress can cause sleepless nights, anxiety and even disease so it should be gradually reduced and, in the end, eliminated from everyday lives. One ...

Designer Grows Trees as Artistic Furniture Straight From the Ground

Furnishing your home has come a long way in the last 100 years. Slowly developing into a form of art, the utility factor still weighs in a lot. And the technique of molding trees into furniture is the quintessence of that! The pieces you see in the pictures, called Full Grown, come ...

These Roses Grow With Both Red and White Petals

Roses are beautiful and can be found in over 150 species, each more delicate and perfumed than the other. There are so many rose species as a lot of hybrids came to existence after horticulturalists started experimenting in create unique flowers. One amazing result of these experiments ...
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