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Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box

Sometimes when you garden you get tired of the hum drum.  Plant in the ground, plant in a pot.  But when you look on the internet everyone is doing vertical gardening.  You want to do it too right?  So do you need to go find a frame...

The Blue Muse
The Daily Pixel: Life in the sky and on the ground

The Daily Pixel: Life in the sky and on the ground

This morning, I peeked out from the covers and croaked, "Where's the coffee?" to Mr. T who typically makes the Life Force on Sundays."It's in the beans" he replied back quickly and with such sincerity, I couldn't help but chuckle. (And then demand he h...

Inside Red Studio
California Poppies

May 5, 2012
California Poppies

Behold the glory of California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica).After removing the lawn and taking a drought tolerant approach to the garden.The result is an incredibly beautiful collection of native plants. Plantings include Phormium, Achillea,...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: Save money on gardening by saving seeds

Seeds: Save money on gardening by saving seeds

Seeds from several heirloom tomato varieties are drying, ready to be stored for future planting seasons. Seeds from heirloom plants will grow with the same characteristics as the parent plant. Hybrids won't.Vegetable gardening starts with seeds. ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Asian-inspired garden: Balancing perfection, symbolism and discipline are key

Asian-inspired garden: Balancing perfection, symbolism and discipline are key

Zelda and Joe Rincon enjoy their Japanese-inspired garden, which Joe has been tending for more than 20 years. The garden includes cherry trees, lavender wallflowers, a koi pond and stone lanterns.In his Tahoe Park backyard, Joe Rincon created a l...

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Geno's Garden
Pin of the day: Flowers you can eat

May 4, 2012

I love this picture for the weathered wooden fence as much as for the sunny nasturtiums, but then, I always love gardens and spaces that make me feel like I'm in the country. Did you know you can eat these flowers? They're a bit peppery ... nice additi...

Blue Thumb
Top ten ways to have a beautiful, water-efficient garden

May 4, 2012

It’s spring (I promise) and its time to spring into action. (Did I really write that?) Top Ten lists abound for almost anything and everything, don’t they? If you’re looking for something to do, want a good laugh about why … Continue readin...

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The Farmer Fred Rant
Grow Your Own Popcorn!

Grow Your Own Popcorn!

As interest in healthy eating continues to grow, May is the time for backyard gardeners to make room for a family favorite that is also good for you: popcorn. This dent corn relative is one of the best all-around snack foods, providing almost as much...

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Bamboo and More
Leaving on a jet plane

May 4, 2012
Leaving on a jet plane

I’m flying to Germany on Thursday so updates in the next week may be spotty. I will try to write as many posts as I can, but what with family functions and a few days of sightseeing, I may not have much opportunity. Please bear with me. Central Eu...

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In Search of the Finer Things
Layers of organic material in lasagna gardening

Layers of organic material in lasagna gardening

My last post was all about Biba's famous lasagna. Today I wanted to talk about lasagna gardening. Maybe you have heard of lasagna gardening before. It's called that because it consists of creating layers of organic material. Last fall, we purchased thr...

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