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Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, a Potato Planting Project. Can you turn leftover pantry potatoes into more food? Let’s see! Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video […]

TomatoU tele seminar series from Tomatomania and Ardenwoods Edibles

Join Tomatomania and Ardenwoods Edibles for TOMATO U, a three part TELESEMINARFebruary 11, 18 and 25JOIN US! sign up at:http://www.ardenwoodsedibles.com/teleseminar/tomatou/ Learn everything you’ll need to know about growing tomatoes in three 90-minute class meetingsaccess via phone or your computer — handouts — Q&A opportunity and some special goodie giveaways. Read more on this topic: Updated: Coming […]

Video: The Peterson Garden Project in Chicago, Illinois

  The Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization (Chicago, IL) looking to inspire everyone they meet to grown their own food and community. If you love the taste of a homegrown tomato, are curious about growing food yourself, and would like to make urban gardening the norm, not the exception — then they’re looking […]

Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Hybridization “The process of […]

Video: Poinsettia Care from Bostdorff Greenhouse, Bowling Green, Ohio

A good, short video on poinsettia care from Bostdorff Greenhouse in my old college town of Bowling Green, Ohio. I got my Bachelor’s Degree from BGSU between 1982-1985. It is also where I met my wife of 26.5 years on the first night of my Fall Semester. Cool, huh? Link: Bostdorff Greenhouse Web Site Link: Bostdorff […]

Elsewhere: Simple Container Plantings for Intriguing Garden Design from Houzz.com

We have added some containers in the last few months, mainly to provide food-growing areas in the sunnier places in the garden. This article mainly deals with the decorative element of containers, but there is no reason these containers couldn’t be filled with wonderful food items. Then you get beauty in the garden and on […]

Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012” on YouTube   Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or […]

Elsewhere: Detailed wreath-making instructions from Houzz.com

Check out this step-by-step wreath-making demonstration. Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way Read more on this topic: Video: Making Limoncello Part 1 Video: Making Limoncello Part 2 Photo: Limoncello Making: Day 10 Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001

2012 Gift Guide: Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More

Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More Voted Best Graphic Design by the Garden Writers Association From Amazon.com… “You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner — part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative — will show you how. Projects run the gamut from […]

2012 Gift Guide: Microwave-heated Plant Press

Microwave-heated Plant Press Kylee Baumlee over at Our Little Acre (and fellow Saturday6 members) posted this plant press to her own Gardening Gift Guide and it quickly reminded me of the one my son and I would use when he was very young. He loved to collect flowers from the garden and press them to preserve […]