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September 2014

Noted: 5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden via Houzz

5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden via Houzz Landscape by Wyckoff Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Horizon Landscape Company In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck […]

Interesting Plant: Bauhinia

Bauhinia I am propagating several of these small trees from seed gathered in my garden. They have a nice compact habit and produce beautiful flowers. I was captivated with it the moment I saw it, even if it took some time — and help from the Goole+ #gardenchat folks to identify it. You can find […]

Local Gardening Books…from A Gardener’s Notebook

“You need to find gardening books that speak to your geographic area, your urban vs rural balance, your wildlife — basically everything that defines the natural and relatively unchangeable aspects of your garden. It does little good to read about “banking” your roses for Winter if the temperature never drops below 60 degrees. Conversely, reading […]

Video: The pomegranates next door…from A Gardener’s Notebook

The pomegranates next doorare ready to harvestand hard to resistmight have to beg! 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 […]

Noted: Japanese maples and other choice acer, with Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow via A Way to Garden

Japanese maples and other choice acer, with Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow via A Way to Garden I HAVE A FOLIAGE THING, probably more so than for flowers, so no surprise that a genus of trees I’m particularly passionate about is Acer, or maple, and especially the so-called Japanese maples—which do technically flower, of course, […]

Noted: DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters by Dalilah Arja via Gardenista

DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters by Dalilah Arja via Gardenista File this one under trial and error: I started the project with high hopes of making a 2-gallon cement planter that I could stock with a variety of succulents. But while struggling to free the large planter from its mold, I dropped […]

Video: Sweet Potato Rootlings – A Gardener’s Notebook Minute

Checking in on the sweet potato rootlings which are just about ready for delivery to a neighbor. 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…” […]

Video: In the garden…September 24, 2014: Bauhinia

Learning more about this neighborhood bauhinia that I have started growing from seed. 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 […]

Garden Decor: Twig Screen via Salvage Savvy

Twig Screen via Salvage Savvy An amazing bit of repurposing from garden or woodlot scraps. This twig screen is amazing complicated and interesting and would serve as a great wall hanging or backdrop either indoors or out. Lit from the front it could also create some wonderful shadows on the ground or a wall behind […]

Noted: Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden

Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden I’VE CONFESSED BEFORE to a fascination with fungus–as in mushrooms—that sprout unexpectedly in the garden. Perhaps surprising is that I have never intentionally grown any edible mushrooms. Ecological and edible landscape designer Michael Judd, author of “Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist” (win a […]