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For gardening lovers, there is a amazing structured park located in New York City; the name of the park is High Line Park. The 2,3 km park was built on an old section for elevated freight railroad called West Side Line which situated in the lower west side of Manhattan.

History of High Line Park

The railway highline was initially built in 1934 for facilitate transport to factories and warehouses. In 1990 the railway became unused and full wild grasses, shrubs, and trees that had sprung along the abandoned railway. In 1999, New York’s Mayor at that time Rudy Giuliani had planned to demolish the railway. However, two neighborhood residences Robert Hammond and Joshua David were against the demolition of the famous railway. Instead, they created a community of friends living in that neighborhood to push the idea to turn railway into a green railway park inspired by Paris “promenade plantée”.

Promenade Plantée, Paris

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This is my subject research of the week, decorating big garden with classic garden furniture. I’m wondering how great it would be to have big historic houses or domestic residences with huge garden/backyard where I can spend my day off chilling under summer sun or doing my favorite activity: gardening. Big gardens could also be suitable for people to organize summer activity like garden party…

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I’ve heard about this story that egg shells and coffee ground could be very nutritious to soil, but I didn’t believe them until I tried it myself. Actually eggshell can be very healthy for plants because it contains much calcium while coffee ground provide high amount of nitrogen that allows your plant to grow faster and healthier. These two elements represent two basic sources of nutrients which plants need.

How to use them in your garden?

You need the egg shells completely crushed into small pieces first before plant them in the soil near the plants. Uncrushed egg shells will be difficult to be absorbed by the soil. As soon as they are crushed, put them in the bottom of your plant’s pot or put them in the ground surface around your plant such as Tomato, peppers, cabbage etc. The soil will absorb the crushed egg shell and the plant will consume the calcium of the egg to avoid blossom end rot.

Coffee ground is also an important thing that we can use while growing plants. You can even mix them with compost. How to put this coffee ground is easy:

  • Spread coffee ground around plants before watering.
  • Add compost piles to increase nitrogen balance.
  • Encircle the base of the plant with coffee grounds and egg shells to avoid pests.
  • Water the soil to facilitate the absorb process.

The coffee ground and egg shells can also be used to feed earthworms for vermin-posting process.

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I have this small problem going out for holidays far away from Europe. I am planning to have a great time there with my girlfriend and friends. However, I have something that bothers me every time I think about my holiday…my precious plants. I don’t know who will take care of them? Who will water them? I’m so stress..

Normally my neighbors are the only persons that I can count on when I was away for more than a week. At the moment, they already went out of town for holiday. I might put the plants at my mother’s house but she already has too many plants in her house and it seems to me that she’s not too eager to take care of my plants. Well, I’m really lost now..Should I bring my plants to Bali with me where i will spend my 3 weeks holiday? Out of question..

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Los Carpinteros is a group of Cuban artist well known for creating interesting installation craftworks and artistic artwork objects. The word “Carpinteros” itself means carpenter in Spanish.

One of their favorites works that really catches my eyes is the “star shaped charcoal barbecue”. Probably in term of usability, this barbecue is not the best in the business if you compare it my other prefered barbecue charcoal collection, The Sigmafocus.

In term of style and fashion, this barbecue is definitely the top of the line. Not only that it is a creation of a real  famous modern artists but the star shaped appearance also represent a art-minded character which is rare to find in home equipments else where..

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Source: loscarpinteros

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Some images of ecological land mower that doesn’t use energy for cutting your garden grass. It looks unusual at the beginning but very well made and intelligent…:)

Source: myunusual

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I am seriously amazed by the effort by some people who want to make this world a better place by recycling trash into something useful. Without even noticing it, your unused kitchen appliances such as plastic milk jugs, shopping bags, bottles, etc can be used for gardening. The good thing is, it would reduce trash and you can save money from it.

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