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August 2012

Elsewhere: Gardening requires lots of water…

Certainly true in my case. (LAUGH) Source: museumstoreproducts.com via Amanda on Pinterest Read more on this topic: WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Video: Garden Tip: Wine Bottle Container Waterer Video: Container Carrot Update #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011

Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005

In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not be…uh…a cucumber, but a watermelon instead. Well, the flowers ARE very similar, even if the fruit is not. (LAUGH) Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Update: Bourgogne Live (France) links to my wine bottle waterer video

I noticed that my video from a few weeks ago on using wine bottles as waterers in your gardening containers was getting quite a view views, so I took a moment to hunt down where they were coming from. It seems that the Bourgogne-Live web site in Burgundy, France had embedded the video in one […]

Elsewhere: Pretty Garden Shed Idea

I came across this lovely “garden closet” on Pinterest the other day. It is certainly worth keeping this around for ideas when you are building your own garden shed. Source: familyhandyman.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Idea: Use topsoil bag as your “first year” garden Photo: Oh to be so organized […]

Video: Creative Pruning – Black Pines

Douglas does some, long overdue, pruning of the black pines in his front garden, helping then develop and maintain their gnarled trunks. Theme Music: The One by The Woodshedders via http://musicalley.com Timelapse Music: “Mining by Moonlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Creative Pruning – Black Pines” […]

Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004

In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing and why you should ALWAYS grow mints in a container unless you want them EVERYWHERE in your garden. Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  –  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers

Here is an excellent idea I discovered on Pinterest for creating easy privacy barriers for your home, restaurant or other business. I would also suggest you mount these galvanize containers on some sort of caster system so you can easily move them around when needed. Once planted they would be quite heavy and you might […]

Video: Up close and personal with heirloom Cherokee Purple tomato

A quick video from Diane Mumm shows off the Cherokee Purple tomato. Looks interesting. See more gardening videos on Diane’s YouTube Channel – Diane’s Into Gardening- Grow Something Green  Read more on this topic: Video: Watering seedlings made easy Elsewhere: Best tomato cages: Six picks from the pros Gardening playlist from Douglas’ YouTube Channel Video: […]

Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location […]

Elsewhere: Tree branch coasters

I am going to keep my eyes open for the appropriately sized branches in my garden to make some of these for myself and my friends. I think I can fit some branches through my mini band saw or I could use the new electric chainsaw I receive from Troy-Bilt (review coming soon) to create […]