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February 2012

Couldn’t you use garden tool storage close to your work?

  Below is one idea for tool storage that is close at hand whenever you want to go to work on your garden. I have seen many other permutations of this idea and all of them are great. Source: lowes.com via Douglas on Pinterest It only makes sense to put your tools in close proximity […]

Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate

I LOVE creative reuse of materials in the garden (and anywhere, in fact) and I was blown away by this project I first saw on Pinterest.com. (BTW, you can follow me and my garden finds on PInterest, too) This gardener used an old futon frame, hung on end, as an interesting garden gate. I have […]

Five garden-related Twitter Chats to check out

Ever see hash tag like #gardenchat and #treechat go spinning by in your Twitter stream and wonder what they were? These hash tags are used to facilitate Twitter chats. Much like the chat rooms of old, these scheduled chats bring together like-minded people to chat, using Twitter, about their favorite topic. Running a chat in […]

Photo: Daisies in the neighborhood

I came across these daises (unknown type) as I was walking the neighborhood. The bright sunny day shows them off excellently. Read more on this topic: Photo: Euryops (Bush daisy) Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood Photos: Today in the neighborhood Photo: Acanthus Flowers Passiflora seen on my walk today

Free Garden Wallpaper for your smartphone – Cherry Blossoms

Click the image of link below to download your very own copy of this photo, formatted for use as an iPhone or Android wallpaper on your smartphone. I plan on producing these once each month. Click to download your own copy of this Cherry Blossom desktop for your smartphone For iPhone, tap and hold on […]

Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA

A friend mentioned that the Cherry Trees at Lake Balboa near me here in Van Nuys, CA were blooming. It seemed much too early of that according to my records of previous blooms, but I decided to drive buy today and check things out. Well, as you can see from the photos below, there are […]

Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping

The wisteria that covers our back pergola has always struggled. Like some other gardeners have written, wisteria is a finicky beast that blooms only when it really wants to and only under the perfect circumstances, which can vary from plant to plant and variety to variety. Our wisteria has only bloomed twice in the past […]

Photo: Tomatoes in February?!?!

Our little volunteer tomato plant is kicking up production this week. I don’t know if it the mild weather or a bit more sun, but I count around 20 new flowers on the plant and I am already seeing new fruit being set. Hard to believe we can have this much production in February, even […]

Product: Garden flower cookie cutters

I came across these in the Baking Bites blog, which I read via RSS. This posts crosses a couple of my interests. They are cookie cutters, so this post is about food, but they are flower-shaped and other garden shaped cookie cutters, so this crosses in the gardening topic. Oh what to do? Where do […]