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May 2012

Idea: Use topsoil bag as your “first year” garden

I came across this idea on Pinterest and, I must say, as a lazy gardener, this could be an excellent way to turn parts of your lawn into garden with very little effort. Place the bags on the area of lawn you want to kill, slice them open and plant away. I would probably also […]

Free garden wallpapers for May 2012 – Garden Face

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s preferences. Desktop Wallpaper iPad/Tablet Wallpaper iPhone/Smartphone Wallpaper Read […]

My favorite shared gardening items for April 2012

Here are my favorite shared gardening items for April 2012. How many plants per container? Leaf Magazine Spring 2012 Seed starters out of paper pulp Straw Bale Raised bed Skippy’s Vegetable Garden: tomato cages Stone Feet The Obsessive Gardener: Green and Cheap Plant Starters Love Apple Farms: How We Plant a Tomato New Altadena farmers […]

Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram

A lovely amaryllis bloom in my garden today. More are coming on. Click for slightly larger image Read more on this topic: Photo: Snowbells Photo: Oaks, acorns and an unidentified spider that needs a name Photo: Daffodils at Sunset Photo: Tomatoes in HDR Photo: Cactus flowers from SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

Photo: Cactus flowers from SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

This cactus flower photo was taken at the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California.  Click for a larger image See the entire set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show Read more on this topic: “For the love of trees”‘ design garden at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012 Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show […]

Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. I visited the show on April 28, 2012 and had a great time. There was much to see and learn and I also took a host of photos, which will continue to appear here […]

Gardens of LA – Greystone Manor

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]