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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 […]

2012 Gift Guide: Urban Sanctuaries

Urban Sanctuaries Another great book for garden “dreaming.” We all need new ideas to energize our gardens and books like this provide them on every page. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell 2012 Gift Guide: […]

2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History Who would have thought that plants could be so important to world history, but from the rubber plant to the quinine to drugs and treatments yet to be discovered, plants have helped human survive and thrive throughout history. From Amazon.com… “Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of […]

2012 Gift Guide: Garden Hod harvest carrier

Garden Hod harvest carrier A great little carrying basket for your harvest trips through your garden. Dirt falls right through and you can even hose off vegetables outside for a neater trip inside. Comes in a variety of sizes to match your garden needs. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield […]

2012 Gift Guide: Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle

Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle  We have a couple of these hose nozzles here in the garden and love them. Whether you are trying to gently water-in new transplants or blast grit and grime off your boots (or the side of the house) there is a setting on this nozzle. Rather than discrete settings, […]

2012 Gift Guide: Books by Douglas E. Welch

     Book by Douglas E. Welch I humbly present my own Kindle eBooks as today’s addition to the 2012 Gift Guide. I hope that you find them interesting gift possibilities for your friends, family and, maybe even, yourself. My books run the gamut from social media to careers and now, to gardening. You don’t need […]

2012 Gift Guide: Handy Farm Devices And How To Make Them (1909)

Handy Farm Devices And How To Make Them (1909) This is a great book for lost knowledge that can still be useful today. I love to try and re-use materials around my house and yard when they no longer provide their original purpose. There is information on gardening, tying knots, supporting fence posts and removing […]

Look what I got in the mail! Troy-Bilt Tools!

As part of my association with Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am allowed to select several review and giveaway items each year. My most current choices were these cordless tools from their product line. My garden is small enough the I really don’t need gas-powered tools for the light work I do, so these tools fit right […]

Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. I visited the show on April 28, 2012 and had a great time. There was much to see and learn and I also took a host of photos, which will continue to appear here […]