Fran Sorin

Micro-Gardening: How It Transforms Philadelphia Into An Urban Jewel

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Travels
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Green roofs and walls, urban agriculture, planting trees, and large swathes of native plantings are what most gardeners discuss when the topic of gardening in urban areas arises. What often goes unnoticed is small space gardening - window boxes, containers, and entryways. It doesn't matter whether it's a celebration of color with a variety of [...]

Biomimicry – How Doing It Nature’s Way Will Change The Way We Live

– Posted in: Garden Design, Perennials, Sustainable Gardening
Photo courtesy of Saxon Holt

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance [...]