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Best Urban Gardening

2022 Best Way to Spruce Up Your Stoop

Earthly Delights

This past spring, we walked down our block and noticed the most radiant flower boxes we’d ever seen, with pinks and purples and yellows all popping against a red brick facade. Did we know what any of the flowers were? Of course not! What are we, botanists? This is why you hire folks like Earthly Delights owner Carrie Borgenicht, who designed and planted those window boxes. Read More »


2022 Best Place for Ideas on What to Do with That Postage-Stamp Rear Patio

Petit Jardin en Ville

True to its name, Petit Jardin en Ville will both show you really cool ways to outfit your tiny backyard with French (and Belgian, and Scandinavian and Spanish) furniture and decor, and sell you the plants and flowers you need to turn it into a little green oasis. Read More »

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2022 Best (Free!) Garden Help

Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center

Tired of spending your time and money schlepping to Home Depot? There’s an alternative. City residents are entitled to 30 gallons of free organic materials every year from Fairmount Park: screened leaf compost, mulch, wood chips, and whatever “other organic materials” means. If you happen to own a chain saw (though — why do you have a chain saw in the city?), you’re welcome to break some felled trees down into firewood, too. Read More »

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2021 Best Window Sprucer-Upper

Maidencreek Co.

Don’t have space for a garden? Try a window box instead. Maidencreek Co.’s seasonal creations let clients appreciate the natural flora around them instead of mass-produced flowers flown in from the Netherlands and South America. Their pop-ups at Di Bruno Bros. locations across the city have been a smash. Read More »

1022 Buttonwood Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2015 Best Urban Gardening


The nursery at the Kensington outpost of this urban-gardening nonprofit has the easiest-ever way to add some life to your window box or curb: Just drop off your containers in late winter, and Greensgrow experts do all the planting, watering, pruning, babying and coddling until Mother's Day, when you pick them up and put them out for your neighbors to envy. Read More »

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