Blue Living Ideas Houseplants

Published on June 9th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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The Week in Water: Jun 2-8, 2012

Houseplants

The Week in Water brings you blue living ideas from around the web.

There’s an app that reminds you to water your houseplants.  The Koubachi Wifi Plant Sensor sits in the pot of one of your houseplants and somehow keeps track of all the other plants in the vicinity.  It notifies you when they need water.

Your outdoor plants won’t need as much water if you mulch, mulch, mulch.  With the beginning of summer, water conservation in the garden becomes especially important.

Lots of cities don’t keep up with infrastructure maintenance.  Sometimes, that can have unfortunate effects.  Detroit turned a freeway into a river.  Unintentionally, of course.  With seven billion gallons of drinking water leaking out of old pipes in the U.S. every day, it’s a major problem.

If you were planning on reducing the impact of invasive species by eating them, here’s something to dampen your spirits.

And a little DIY to keep your beer cool while you’re out by the pool this summer.

Houseplants photo via Shutterstock



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About the Author

Heather Carr loves food, politics, and innovative ways to make the world a better place. She counts Jacques Pepin and Speed Racer among her inspirations. You can find her on Facebook or .



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