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July 2014

Noted: Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers

Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers Discovered via Tumblr User Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love See more by Dan Meyers “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.  Find more Noted/Shared Gardening items Read more on this topic: Noted: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Flowers via […]

Noted: Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden via Houzz

Modern Planting Ideas From a Historic English Garden via Houzz Other   In the shadow of one of England’s oldest cathedrals sits Bishopscourt, the home of the Bishop of Rochester. Behind it is a traditional English garden that is being brought into the 21st century. Bishopscourt’s updated design is a revelation, with grasses, shrubs and […]

Video: Strawberry Runner: A Sunday Garden Short 2 from A Gardener’s Notebook

All sorts of strawberry-related items, including children’s books, plants, seeds and more on Amazon.com Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube […]

Video: Agapanthus Transplant and weeding: A Sunday Garden Short 1 from A Gardener’s Notebook

Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes […]

Noted: A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener

A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener The drumstick alliums, which are ornamental onions, are in bloom right now. These herbaceous perennials have pretty, almost round, purple blooms which appear in early to midsummer. Alliums are in the onion genus and includes onions, chives, garlic, scallions and leek. The flowers first appear green and seem to […]

Garden Alphabet: Honeybee

Honeybee It took some time to make peace with honey bees. I grew up with yards that were more clover than grass, so summer days often involved accidentally stepping on bees in the yard while we played. Along with that we had nasty mud dauber wasps that seem to sting you for no other reason […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Prairie Phlox Draws Winged Beauties via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Prairie Phlox Draws Winged Beauties via Houzz Spaces by Minnetonka Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Holm Design & Consulting LLC   The splashes of bright pink, fragrant flowers of prairie phlox are a welcome addition to any landscape border or edge. This is an extremely adaptable native plant that thrives in most […]

Noted: The Simple Secret to Gardening Success via Houzz

The Simple Secret to Gardening Success via Houzz Farmhouse Landscape by Nantucket Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers The Garden Design Company   Avid gardeners and those in the landscape industry talk about soil a lot. Clay, sand, topsoil, mulch, amendments, compost — we throw around these terms regularly because the ground is so essential to […]

Video: In the garden…July 17, 2014: Sweet potatoes run amuck, containers revive and cuttings grow

I check in on our sweet potatoes which are so vigorous the neighbors are beginning to notice, watch as the container garden rejuvenates and check in on the basil cuttings we potted up last week. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a […]

Noted: The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home

The Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps via The Sweet Home If we were looking for a low-maintenance composter for your yard, we’d get Earth Machine, a composter that’s big enough for most households and often available at a substantial discount from local Public Works departments. It’s easy to assemble without tools, the top opens large […]