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MaliArts designs city-chic beehives to save solitary bees via Inhabitat

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on these lovely bee houses and waterers, but providing some respite for our native bees is a great idea. You might find some ideas here about houses you can build yourself or order one of these to add to your garden. – Douglas     We’re big […]

Announcing Our New Guide to Garden Shed Design via Gardenista

A garden shed should be a sanctuary. Your safe space. At its most modest, a shed is the little building in the backyard, preferably covered with vines, where you can slip off on your own to hang your hat on a hook, re-pot an overgrown scented geranium, and organize all your sharp-edged tools. Read Announcing […]

Raised Garden Bed Made of Wood via Instructables

Yet another tutorial on making raised beds for your garden. Everyone has their own unique way of doing it. Check it out! — Douglas     I love gardening and I love making things from wood. This is how I make my simple raised beds. You just need wood, a chop saw, drill, and screws. […]

Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram How do you save water in your garden? One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information […]

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]

2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden

The Winter is time for making plans in the garden. Here are a few from my Internet travels. — Douglas   Read 2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Garden Roundup: 10 Perfect Party Spaces in the City by Barbara Peck […]

How To Create And Maintain Trails In Your Woods via Cold Climate Gardening

I wish I had seen this guide when I was growing up back in Ohio. There were several farmers who took the time to create motorcycle and snowmobile trails in their woodlots and I am sure a lot of these tips would have come in quite handy. Not sure I’ll have the ability to put this […]

Garden Decor: Outdoor Kitchen (Cucina Fuori) In Our Sicilian Family’s Garden

What have you built in your garden? Share it in the comments! Garden Decor: Outdoor Kitchen (Cucina Fuori) In Our Sicilian Family’s Garden Lovely outdoor kitchen with seating area. Seat back is inset with handmade ceramic tiles from a local artisan.  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona 

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona  A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]