Staying Alive - The Scoop on Plant Vitality

by Nicole Brait | Urban Gardens

In 1960, the United States Department of Agriculture developed the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to help gardeners choose the right plants for their climate. Revised in 2012, the map determines an area’s zone according to its average annual extreme minimum temperature over the past thirty years.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

5 Acts of Guerrilla Gardening to Inspire Your Inner Urban Guerrilla Gardener

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About The Author

Robin Plaskoff Horton's picture

Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

Blooms Behind Bars: Urban Gardening and Sustainability in American Prisons

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About The Author

Robin Plaskoff Horton's picture

Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

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