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Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door

Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door like this — complete with the windows. I have one older door in the garden that could probably be re-purposed, but it is solid and very narrow — coming from the original, pre-ADA code part of our 1943 house. Still, […]

Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding flat

Strawberries are almost ready to eat and watch as I turn a croissant container from the grocery store into a seeding tray complete with greenhouse top. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 017” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables […]

2012 Gift Guide: DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop

DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop DollarSeed.com owner, David Moffitt, is another regular on the weekly #gardenchat and knows quite a bit about seeds, starting, planting and harvesting. I love to highlight small, independent businesses where I find them, so I hope that you will  check out DollarSeed.com. All packs of seed are $1 ($5 for […]

Elsewhere: Terra Cotta Garden Bed Borders

You may have seen my past posts and videos about using wine bottles for garden borders. Here is another take on borders using terra cotta drainage tiles, set on end, to frame a garden border. One of the advantages, of course, is you can plant inside each tile as well as in the bed itself. […]

Free Mulch Giveaway – City of Los Angeles

Information from the City of LA Web Site… Free Mulch Give-Away The Free Mulch Give-Away program is available to all L.A. Residents. The Bureau of Sanitation is “Closing The Loop” by providing free quality mulch in 11 different locations throughout the City of Los Angeles that are open to the public. Instructions: Bring your own shovel, bag […]

Mulch for the garden paths…and a little unexpected excitement

We noticed a tree service truck in the neighborhood that had a load of wood chips that was mainly that, wood, rather that the typical load that contains more leaves than wood. We had been thinking of a project for a long time and this finally set it into motion. After visiting Descanso Gardens years […]

Another beautiful use of bottle edging in the garden.

Here is another person who has used wine and water bottles to edge paths in their garden. I think it looks quite nice. Where I was quite haphazard with my color selection, it looks like they took the time to keep the same, or similar, colors together. I haven’t yet finished my one bed with […]

Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers

I love to see folks reusing and recycling old materials and this pallet trellis looks to be as simple as they come. Attach some supports to the side and you have a trellis for growing cucumbers, squash and just about anything else that likes to climb. Source: earthlytenthomestead.wordpress.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Read more […]

Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate

I LOVE creative reuse of materials in the garden (and anywhere, in fact) and I was blown away by this project I first saw on Pinterest.com. (BTW, you can follow me and my garden finds on PInterest, too) This gardener used an old futon frame, hung on end, as an interesting garden gate. I have […]

Elsewhere: Recycled Garden Tool Organization

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Here a recycled rake head is used as a hand tool holder in the garden. Garden frugality at its best. Source: diyideas.com via Kathleen on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: DIY shade finder tool takes the tedium out of solar surveys Gardening Gift Guide #14: Fiskars […]