LeGrow Smart Garden Is Like LEGO Blocks for Growing Plants

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                                Earlier this year Pantone bestowed PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the <a href="http://design-milk.com/pantone-color-of-the-year-2017-greenery/"  rel="noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="internal">color of 2017</a>, prescient of the house plant trend that has culminated in numerous books, Instagrams, and websites dedicated to integrating plants into our everyday lives. But as one wise Muppet once professed, &#8220;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiIWMWWVco&amp;ab_channel=JamesAdams" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">it ain&#8217;t easy being green</a>&#8221; – not everyone has the space or green thumb for keeping plants healthy. The <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1413554510/legrow-the-smart-indoor-garden-for-any-space"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">LeGrow</a> smart garden kits attempt to turn growing and caring for plants into a simple matter of snapping modular pieces together into self-sustaining indoor gardening ecosystems so everyone can live a little greener.
Similar to LEGO blocks, each element of the LeGrow system serves a purpose in promotion of growing and maintaining healthy plants:

Make Your Garden Modern: Landscape Design Tips from Fernando Wong

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                                After studying architecture at Universidad de Panama and another three years in an interior design program, landscape designer <a href="http://www.fernandowongold.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fernando Wong</a> journeyed from Panama to Palm Beach in 2001, where he started at the bottom and worked his way up. He went from watering plants to opening his own firm in Miami Beach in 2005, and is currently working on landscape designs for The Four Seasons. Since it&#8217;s been raining and cold lately, we&#8217;ve been dreaming about lush, greenery and outdoor spaces, so we asked Fernando to inspire and educate us with some landscape design tips. Ready to whip out your green thumb? Read on&#8230;
1. Use native plants from local nurseries.
Native plants tend to use less water and you know they will are guaranteed to grow well in your area. I also recommend purchasing plants from local nurseries instead of big box stores. Nurseries typically have a larger selection, their
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A Gardening Cabinet That Doubles as a Planter

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                                Wanchai Preecharpurmprasit, of Bangkok-based <a href="http://www.studioyak.com/1" >studioyak</a>, designed a piece of multifunctional furniture that is a gardening cabinet as well as a planter. Inspired by a love of botany, Preecharpurmprasit created <a href="http://www.studioyak.com/camouflage" >Camouflage</a> to store all the tools necessary to grow plants while incorporating space to actually grow them.
studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-2 Fill the top with plants so they’ll cascade over the sides to almost disguise, or camouflage, the cabinet part. studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-3 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-3a studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-4 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-5 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-6 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-7 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-8 studioyak-camouflage-garden-cabinet-9
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Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come

Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Mindfulness and relaxation are both part of a balanced life, especially when your backyard design composes a modern background for everyday life. A lot of creative and hands-on work went into building this stunningly contemporary backyard. Each of the teams helped shape the design: COS Design imagined the layout, Signature Landscapes created the manicured gardenscape, Serenity Pools built a welcoming swimming pool and Frameless Impressions chipped in with the glass work.Measuring 66 feet wide and 26 feet deep, this backyard was meant to take the edge off, to be an oasis of relaxation in the city. A sharp backyard design was intended for the whole family – the couple and their four children – to enjoy either as a social space or a private outoor cocoon. Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 1 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Just a few words are enough to describe the spaciously inviting private heaven in Melbourne, the photos captured by Tim Turner Photography will do the rest: “The large Stringy Bark deck is the same height as the internal floor which leads to the built in BBQ and wood fired pizza oven, while providing ample room for entertaining it maintains a constant flow effect. The glass pool fence by Frameless Impressions offers safety while remaining non obtrusive to the area. The raised pool and spa provide not only functionality but add a visual feature throughout the landscape. The great use of raw materials and exposed steel adds great character and depth to the project.” Outdoor relaxation is really important. How do you spend your summer days in the garden?Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 2 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 3 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 4 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 5 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 6 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 7 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 8 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 9 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 10 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 11 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 12 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 13 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 14 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come The post Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come appeared first on Freshome.com.

Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come

Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Mindfulness and relaxation are both part of a balanced life, especially when your backyard design composes a modern background for everyday life. A lot of creative and hands-on work went into building this stunningly contemporary backyard. Each of the teams helped shape the design: COS Design imagined the layout, Signature Landscapes created the manicured gardenscape, Serenity Pools built a welcoming swimming pool and Frameless Impressions chipped in with the glass work.Measuring 66 feet wide and 26 feet deep, this backyard was meant to take the edge off, to be an oasis of relaxation in the city. A sharp backyard design was intended for the whole family – the couple and their four children – to enjoy either as a social space or a private outoor cocoon. Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 1 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Just a few words are enough to describe the spaciously inviting private heaven in Melbourne, the photos captured by Tim Turner Photography will do the rest: “The large Stringy Bark deck is the same height as the internal floor which leads to the built in BBQ and wood fired pizza oven, while providing ample room for entertaining it maintains a constant flow effect. The glass pool fence by Frameless Impressions offers safety while remaining non obtrusive to the area. The raised pool and spa provide not only functionality but add a visual feature throughout the landscape. The great use of raw materials and exposed steel adds great character and depth to the project.” Outdoor relaxation is really important. How do you spend your summer days in the garden?Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 2 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 3 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 4 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 5 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 6 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 7 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 8 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 9 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 10 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 11 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 12 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 13 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come Naroon modern backyard project by Signature Landscapes COS Design and Serenity Pools 14 Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come The post Family Fun: Modern Backyard Design for Outdoor Experiences to Come appeared first on Freshome.com.

The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

Two years ago we presented on Freshome the Click and Grow Electronic Flowerpots for those of you who remember this great product. Today Click and Grow’s team announced their second generation Smart Herb Garden for indoor cultivation …just in time for planting season. The new Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home with extremely limited maintenance. Smart Herb Garden Click and Grow The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & GrowThe Smart Herb Garden is easy to use and no gardening knowledge is required, just add water, plug into an electrical outlet and the technology does all the work. The nano-tech growth medium combined with a removable LED grow light helps yield plants even in less-than-perfect conditions. The Smart Herb Garden’s unique LED technology provides the plants with enough light to grow, consuming minimal electricity, costing around 6 dollars for an entire year. Smart Herb Garden Kitchen The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & GrowUnlike its first incarnation, which only allowed room for one plant, the new model lets you raise up to 3 herbs at once ( Each starter kit comes with basil, thyme and lemon balm. ) . Seeds come included and embedded in a cartridge, ready to be inserted into the growing bed.  The design now also features a built-in light that can be plugged in to let artificial sun shine whenever it is needed.

Here are few more interesting things about the technology behind Click & Grow : The Smart Herb Garden

  • The nano tech growth medium, exclusively available with Click & Grow products, contains pockets for oxygen and guarantees aeration to the plant roots even when material is fully saturated with water. Click & Grow has also engineered a chemicophysical nutrient release system into the growth medium. Nutrients are released to the plants by decomposing organic components. The same happens in nature – leaves fall and become nutrients for future generations of plants.
  • The growth medium is made of natural renewable sources only and contains no pesticides, fungicides, hormones or any other kind of harmful substances. All in all, despite lots of high technology involved, plants are grown naturally, using biomimicry as the main source for inspiration and innovation.
  • The light spectrum in traditional LED lights makes plants look unnatural and can be harmful for children’s eyes. Click & Grow has worked with the world’s leading LED technologists to invent an energy efficient light system that is safe and looks natural. The light requires just 6 watts which keeps the electricity bill for runningthe light to around 6 dollars for a whole year

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Are Click & Grow plants organic?

  • As fans of pure food and non-GMO plants, Click & Grow hasn’t put anything in their products that is remotely suspicious. There are no pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, plant hormones or any other suspicious substances in their products. And there’s no need for them – a well-watered and fed plant with perfect growing conditions can defend itself without any outside help. What they have added are some minerals to feed the plant. Although the mineral salts they use are chemically the same as in all organic fertilizers, in most countries it cannot be certified as “organic”.

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How often do you need to fill the water reservoir?

  • You’d need to fill the water tank once every 3-6 weeks, and an electronic indicator mechanism will remind you of that.

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Who is this product for :

  1. People who don’t have a garden, but want to grow some plants.
  2. People that travel a lot and don’t have time to take care of their plants.
  3. People that have killed a plant or two in the past by not watering them.
  4. People that are geeky enough to want a hi-tech flowerpot.

Smart Herb Garden Click and Grow 2014 The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & GrowMeasurement and Specs

  • Dimensions: 11.8” length x 4.7” width x 11.4” max height
  • Weight: Approximately 850g
  • Light: Built-in light contains 2 LEDs, 3W each.
  • Electricity:  US AC wall adaptor
Finally if you think that The new Smart Herb Garden is a product that you’ll want in your own home you can order it from  the Click and Grow website for 100$. BONUS : If you’d like to know how Click & Grow started here is a really nice video presenting their story and mission. Enjoy !
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