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#gardenchat: What’s New for 2013? – Read the transcript

If you missed last night’s #gardenchat, take a moment and check out this transcript in PDF format. #GardenChat 20130128 – What’s New for 2013?   A special Pinterest board was also created for #gardenchat-ers to share what they wanted to grow this year. Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Interesting […]

What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more!

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 008” on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube […]

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 […]

My Favorite Garden Things for November 2012

Here are my favorite shared items for November 2012. Please let me know in the comments if you find any of the particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas Garden / Free printable garden notebooks for kids by the ever inspiring Alice Cantrell Garden / Free garden wallpapers for November […]

Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 007 – Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 007” on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube playlist […]

2012 Gift Guide: The Curious Gardener

The Curious Gardener A good book takes time to read and progresses in a slow and orderly fashion, much like the garden itself. Such is the case with The Curious Gardener by Jürgen Dahl The Curious Gardener is a collection of Dahl’s previous 3 books, much of which were originally created as weekly gardening columns. […]

2012 Gift Guide: Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin

    Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin I have loved these garden-based mystery novels by Anthony Eglin over the years. They are the perfect combination of my love for gardening and mysteries. Lawrence Kingston, the protagonist, is a great character to follow through the adventures. He never plans on getting into trouble — he would rather […]

My Favorite Gardening Things for October 2012

Here are my favorite shared items for October 2012. Please let me know in the comments if you find any of the particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas Garden / Free garden wallpapers for October 2012  Water Lily from A Gardener’s Notebook Garden / Hanging flower pot wall Garden […]

Pinterest: A Organ Pipe Cactus Wall

Wow, what an elegant wall for a desert garden. This looks to be Organ Pipe Cactus (Lemaireocereus marinates) and a little research shows that it has often been used for natural fencing in the past. You can find more information through this Google Search on Organ Pipe Cactus. Like hedges in the UK, I love natural barriers for […]

Pinterest: Quite an elegant — and green — outdoor dining table

How about a living table for your outdoor dining, complete with a rivulet down the middle? This striking table caught my eye as I scrolled through my Pinterest feed the other day. It looks to be constructed of COR-TEN steel and would be a permanent structure wherever it were built. It would certainly be a […]