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A tree returns to the garden soil via Instagram

February 11th, 2019 Comments off

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A tree returns to the garden soil via Instagram

A tree returns to the garden soil

In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan, a tree is felled but left in place to benefit wildlife, fungi and the surrounding soil. It is also a great educational tool for explaining the soil cycle and other garden concepts. Even as it decomposes, it lends a beautiful, architectural element to the garden, too. This is definitely an argument for leaving downed trees and snags in your own garden, when possible. 

In a similar fashion, I use wood chips to line the paths in my garden—an method I started after seeing the same at nearby @descansogardens. It is a great way to make use of what otherwise might go into your garden bins or, perhaps, the composter. 

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Koi pond is part of food growing aquaponic system via Instagram

November 3rd, 2018 Comments off

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One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.

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Bantam Rooster, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

October 31st, 2018 Comments off

Bantam Rooster, Sherman Oaks, California

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One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.
10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.

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Geranium in the garden this morning in Watercolor via Instagram

August 20th, 2018 Comments off

Geranium in the garden this morning in Watercolor via Instagram

Geranium in the garden this morning in Watercolor

This geranium came from a broken shoot my wife found on the street one day and has grown into a lovely plant. It is quite different from a more typical geranium with these small, thin, petals on its flowers. 

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Small succulent vis Instagram

August 17th, 2018 Comments off

Palm Closeup via Instagram

July 11th, 2018 Comments off

Palm Closeup via Instagram

Palm Closeup

Scene from visit to Palm Springs

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Yucca tree in black and white via My Instagram

July 10th, 2018 Comments off

Yucca tree in black and white via My Instagram

Yucca tree in black and white

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Cacti all in a row via My Instagram

June 19th, 2018 Comments off

Cacti all in a row via My Instagram

Cacti all in a row

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Paperwhites cards, totes, laptop sleeves and more via Instagram [Photo]

September 30th, 2015 Comments off