This Italian renaissance garden is the former villa and estate of James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. Located on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL, this early 20th century estate includes an extensive Italian Renaissance gardens, with much of its architecture influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italy incorporating Baroque elements.
This beautiful 120 gallon aquatic display was created by Tom Barr over at the Barr Report, you may have heard of him. Large manzanita branches form the hardscape and function as dividers for a colorful and high contrast array of plants in this Dutch-inspired tank.
Many of us are always looking for ways to make our spaces a little greener, but mostly in the form of a potted plant. Few have thought about integrating plants into our furniture, sure it's possible, but is it feasible? You may remember our recent article on the Live Screen, a planted hydroponic setup covering the span of a wall. Today we'll go further and take a look at planted seats, tables, and a bath mat.
Modeled after a french château, construction on this beautiful home estate began in 1889 and finished in 1895. Richard Morris Hunt, who designed the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty was the architect of the house. The landscape was done by Frederick Ohmstead, the same man who created New York's Central Park. Both men considered their work on the Biltmore as the crowning achievement of their lifetimes.
This piece of furniture is a planted space in itself, covering up the span of an entire wall. Unlike the vertical garden planters we featured in our how to guide, the Live Screen features a closed loop hydroponic system, found in many industrial and commercial spaces. What does this mean? No watering! Well, maybe infrequent watering and nutrient dosing. (Images by Danielle Trofe)
Due to the popularity of our previous emergent growth aquarium space (Indoor Aquatic Rainforest), today we bring you BlueJack's "DirtLand," a 10 gallon jungle filled with both aquatic and tropical plants.
This small tank was picked up at a dollar per gallon sale as a dirt experiment for planted tanks, but turned into something truly astounding.