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Is there a #GardenCamp in your future?

If you follow any of my other blogs or projects, you know that I love the idea of an unconference. An unconference is attendee organized and everyone is highly encouraged to present something during the day. The schedule is created the morning of the event and then everyone dives in. There is so much great, […]

Garden Bed Cleanup Today

We have lots of beds here in the garden, along with lots of paths and even what I call the “woodland” garden. Today was the first big push on the post-Spring garden cleanup. Our bulbs start as soon as the first rain arrives in December or January, so by this time most of them are […]

Tasks on my gardening list

Here are just a few things to occupy my gardening time over the next several days. It is always good to keep a list of such things, but not let it worry you too much. It is more of a memory aid than something to feel guilty about. Gardening should be about enjoyment, not guilt. […]

Photo: Talking gardens and gardening at Troy-Bilt Saturday6 event

I love talking garden (heck, I like talking in general) and I think you can see that demonstrated in this photo taken by wife. This woman brought in a sample of a rose covered with aphids. I knew immediately what it was and gave her a few ideas for reducing their population. As I do […]

Elsewhere Online: Strip Mall Gardening By fellow Saturday6 member, Jennah Watters

Strip Mall Gardening By Jennah Watters Looking for garden inspiration? See what’s growing at the local strip mall! Check out the plants — annuals and perennials—common in industrial landscaping (shopping centers, apartment complexes, pre-fab communities) in your area.  These plants are hard workers. They survive, and often even thrive, on neglect. Perennials grow and spread easily, […]

Photo: Microgreens – You can try this yourself

One of the big (?) products at Chef’s Garden, Inc. is microgreens. While you might typically think of bean sprouts and other sprouted seeds, microgreens cover much wider ground. They include items like micro-arugala and various types of basil, pea sprouts, mints, and even sweet corn shoots. They also sprout some seeds in the dark […]

Video: The Jacarandas are in bloom

I love the purple jacaranda blossoms that cover the city this time of year. Some complain about the sticky blossoms that fall, but it seems a small price to pay for such a startling display of purple. Here in LA we have entire streets lined with the trees and it is a bit surreal to […]

Elsewhere Online: The Unsung Heroes of the Shade Garden By fellow Saturday6 member Kylee Baumle

The Unsung Heroes of the Shade Garden By Kylee Baumle If I’m asked one question about what to plant more than any other, it’s this: “What do you recommend for planting in shade?” That’s a loaded question, because there’s more to consider than just the light level. That’s a loaded question, because there’s more to consider than […]

Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood

A quick post to show some things blooming in my neighborhood this week. Read more on this topic: Photo: Daffodils at Sunset Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front steps

Join Kylee Baumle in Findlay, Ohio for a Saturday6 Garden Q&A and Troy-Bilt product demo – Sat., May 21, 2011

It’s Gardening Time in Ohio! Garden Q&A and Product Demo Join fellow Saturday6 member, Kylee Baumle at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Findlay, Ohio on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10am-1p. Troy-Bilt area manager, Scott Jennings, will have a selection of Troy-Bilt equipment and tools for you to test out and together they’ll have lots of great gardening conversations, […]