A collection of career items I found interesting this week.

  • Come for the cherry blossoms, stay for the bento box – This weekend at Descanso Gardens – March 16, 2011 – I highlighted this earlier on the blog, but wanted to share their direct posting from today. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to make it as family commitments fill the weekend, but I would highly recommend that you attend, if possible.
  • Building a sub-irrigated planter – March 12, 2011 – I am starting to investigate sub-irrigated planters in an attempt to grow some veg, even here in our rather shady garden. I figure I can place these in a sunny area the yard to take advantage of the like we do get.

    One common problem with containers here in Los Angeles is that they dry out much to fast — often going bone dry in only one 90 degree day. The wicking action of SIPs can help to moderate the moisture in the pots and give us a bit more leeway in our watering without killing our plants.