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April 2010

Today: Purple Fountain Grass cleanup

Image via Wikipedia It has been far longer than I really like to admit since I last trimmed up the purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) in the center of the front garden. I planted it years ago to fill in a a bed that once held a sizable pine tree that died soon after we […]

I Like This – April 20, 2010

Recycle Old Containers into Upside-Down Hanging Planters [Garden] – April 18, 2010 Biodiversity open card game, like Pokemon for science – April 14, 2010 Read more on this topic: I Like This – April 6, 2010 I Like This – April 13, 2010 I Like This – February 25, 2010 I Like This – February […]

Planting time is already here, in some states

Image by Getty Images via Daylife This was originally written for release in February 2010 for another publication, but it never appeared. Much of the information is still valid, though, even as as move through April. — Douglas While much of the US is still buried under quite a bit of snow, out here in […]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2010

Here are a few things that are blooming in my garden this month. Click to view them larger. Geranium | Rose, “Mikado” | Rose, “Mikado” (opened) Rose, “Bewitched” | Lavender Azalea (the last of them) | Fortnight Lily (Dietes) Gardenia | Rose “JFK” Read more on this topic: Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 […]

I Like This – April 13, 2010

Groasis Waterboxx Can Grow Trees in Any Climate–Even the Desert! – April 12, 2010 Read more on this topic: I Like This – April 6, 2010 I Like This – February 18, 2010 I Like This – February 25, 2010 I Like This – March 18, 2010 I Like This – March 11, 2010

Gardening books are friendly, supportive and stimulating companions

Regardless of whether you are in the depths of your Winter gardening doldrums or at the height of your vegetable harvest, gardening books can be a friendly companion to your planning, a supportive friend to help you diagnose issues and a safe place where you can dream of the garden you would love to have. […]

Project: Rotating Compost Sifter

This is a neat little project I might try to put together here. I currently just use a piece of hardware cloth to sift the compost, but this would make it a lot easier and also allow me to sift it much more quickly. I came across this project via my RSS subscription to Henbogle. […]

I Like This – April 6, 2010

Rotary compost sifter – April 5, 2010 Read more on this topic: I Like This – February 18, 2010 I Like This – February 25, 2010 I Like This – February 11, 2010 I Like This – March 18, 2010 I Like This – March 11, 2010