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Paper tulip construction kit

“Make your own sunshine,” Sylee titled the blog post on Berlin Reified featuring her photos of this make-your-own tulips kit, made here in Berlin. Yes, we must make our own sunshine here in the gray city at the moment, holding our breaths, waiting for spring to come and bring us the real thing!

Photo by Sylee Gore, Berlin Reified 

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Juniper branches and berries surrounding four candles

A 10-minute DIY project made with juniper branches and berries, trimmed from overgrown public plantings. I simply set four candles on a pie plate and distributed the greenery in an appealing way. Happy holidays, urban plants!

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Tackily dressed, but warm, tree spotted in Samariter Kiez in Berlin-Friedrichshain.

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Our favorite zine, Balkon & Garten, is celebrating its 50th issue – with silver stickers and sparkling stars. Urban Plant Research hereby extends its warmest congratulations to B&G on eight years of lovely images, texts, design and dialogue on humans’ relationship to nature, in Berlin and elsewhere.

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Balkon & Garten: Stadt Land Fluss 1

Do you know our favorite urban plant magazine, Balkon & Garten? It’s an independent, small-press ‘zine here in Berlin, with art, prose and poetry contributed by readers from all over the world. Both Sara and I are regular readers and contributors. It’s been awhile since we’ve mentioned this great publication, so I’m giving you this peek at the brand new issue.

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Potted avocado plants on doorstep

Happy New Year! I’m sending you all my sunniest greetings for the new year, and apologies for the long silence. I escaped gray Berlin for three sunny weeks driving up and down my home state of California, meeting with my Urban Plant collaborator Sara in picturesque Napa Valley and spotting urban plants all along the way!

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What is a Lavender Scavenger, besides a bad name for an indie band or a misguided cocktail idea? Well, it describes the person doing some urban foraging on Karl-Marx-Allee, while I was enjoying a sparkling rhubarb juice on the front terrace of Café Tasso

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