Displaying posts published in

September 2012

Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more!

In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding a new container for parsley and chives with a new container watering system test. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 007” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this […]

Elsewhere: Terra Cotta Garden Bed Borders

You may have seen my past posts and videos about using wine bottles for garden borders. Here is another take on borders using terra cotta drainage tiles, set on end, to frame a garden border. One of the advantages, of course, is you can plant inside each tile as well as in the bed itself. […]

Video: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Cultivator Review

Douglas reviews Troy-Bilt’s TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Cultivator as part of his membership in the Saturday6, Troy-Bilt’s group of gardening bloggers. You can find out more about the Saturday6 on Troy-Bilt’s web site. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Operated Cultivator” on YouTube  Watch the “A Gardener’s Notebook” Playlist for all related […]

Elsewhere: Garden Seating integrated into retaining wall

Another garden project you might need some help with, but if you are adding a retaining wall to your property, think about adding some seating as part of the wall. We all need places to sit and enjoy our gardens, as well as a place to visit with friends and have some tea. Source: issuu.com […]

Elsewhere: Growing plant teepee

A lovely and unique element in your garden. There isn’t a lot of information on this beyond the photo, but I found it so striking that I wanted to pass it along to you. The top looks to be covered some sort of vine, while the lower parts look like containers hanging from the horizontal […]

Food: Join the “Kitchen Party” Live tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

I am part of this new LIVE show from Bakespace.com, Kitchen Party, hosted by Babette Pepaj of Bakespace.com, Jeff HouckFood Editor for the Tampa Tribune and Rene Lynch, Assistant Editor at the Los Angeles Times. I’ll be reporting on Food Trends and offering up some of my favorite recipes, tip and hints from my Internet […]

Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden?

In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding a new container for parsley and chives with a new container watering system test. 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 Vegetable Garden Update 006” on […]

Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012

Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, garden labyrinth design, moon door, seed sharing packets, container watering ideas and more!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 005” on YouTube  Watch all the past […]

News: Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws

Certainly a case that makes you want to weigh deeply which companies you decide to do business with, especially when it comes to garden products. From today’s US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) release today… Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws WASHINGTON – The […]

Elsewhere: Great article and examples of using astilbe in your garden from Houzz.com

I am always looking for beautiful, low maintenance plants to use here in the garden and I think astilbe might find a place here. Great Design Plant: Astilbe Astilbe’s feathery white flowers add unique texture to the garden, even as the weather turns cooler Source: houzz.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read more on this topic: […]