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Video: Valley Carpenter Bees from The Earth Minute

My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net, has some great footage of Valley Carpenter Bess on her blog and video channel, The Earth Minute. I get the same types of bees in my garden, but I haven’t recorded such good footage. I need to try harder now. (SMILE) Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: Cooper’s Hawk […]

Noted: 10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers from Houzz

10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers from Houzz Patio Growing vegetables and herbs is so tempting, especially as the weather warms up. Who doesn’t want to wander out in the garden and pick the freshest, ripest edibles for the next meal? But it can feel like it’s just a dream if you don’t have […]

Noted: 10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners from Houzz

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners from Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Vancouver Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Aloe Designs The idea of growing edibles is always tempting. Photos of edible gardens promise you lush landscapes filled with a tantalizing mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers that will make all passersby stop and stare. Getting started […]

Noted: Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant

Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant     For my new volunteer project promoting DC’s public gardens, the focus is on images, using them to create videos, but then what? Just a slide show? I think not, because Pinterest and Instagram are hot-hot-hot and gardens are uniquely suited to visuals, to say the […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Golden Alexanders for Early Spring Color from Houzz

Great Design Plant: Golden Alexanders for Early Spring Color from Houzz   Other by Lincoln Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens   I’m a big fan of native plants. I’m a big fan of having my garden in bloom every day of the year. Early spring to midspring often presents a […]

Noted: How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot from Houzz.com

How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped Lot from Houzz.com   Eclectic Landscape by Charlotte Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Jay Sifford Garden Design   Frequently we gardeners run up against what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle in our quest to attain a beautiful and functional garden space. So it is with […]

Noted: DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed from Inhabitat

DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a lot of places that don’t have a program […]

Noted: Edible Gardening Essentials: Watering Tips Worth Soaking Up (13 photos)

Contemporary Landscape by Austin Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers B. Jane Gardens Edible Gardening Essentials: Watering Tips Worth Soaking Up (13 photos) Watering is essential for any landscape, but it’s at the top of the to-do list if you’re growing an edible garden. Most edibles require regular watering. If you live where summer rainstorms are […]

42 of My Favorite Garden Things for March 2014 — Shared Links from Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Get new shared links as I find them via my social media feeds:      Garden / Introducing the Gardenwatch assistants for 2014 Garden / Magnolias .. Spring in the Bay […]

Link Focus: Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist

Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist London, as busy a city as it is, already has some wonderful gardens and parks throughout the city. I was so pleased when I was able to walk from Westminster back to Kensington almost continuously in parks and under shady trees. That said, every […]