A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week.

  • Jacaranda Tour and a purple food recipe at the end, – May 16, 2011 – I love the purple jacaranda blossoms that cover the city this time of year. Some complain about the sticky blossoms that fall, but it seems a small price to pay for such a startling display of purple. Here in LA we have entire streets lined with the trees and it is a bit surreal to suddenly turn down a street that looks like the Wizard of Oz or other Technicolor film.

    Billy2U on YouTube posted this cool video and even included a recipe for eggplant hummus at the end, just to keep you in the purple mode. (LAUGH)

  • Altoids Tin Mini Garden – May 16, 2011 – For those of you who simply can’t be without a little green space, no matter where you may be, here is a neat method of growing sprouts, or any small seeds, in an altoid tin. This could turn out to be a great kids project, too.
  • How Soil Quality Impacts Flavor and Nutrition of Food – May 15, 2011