Elsewhere: Growing plant teepee

A lovely and unique element in your garden. There isn’t a lot of information on this beyond the photo, but I found it so striking that I wanted to pass it along to you. The top looks to be covered some sort of vine, while the lower parts look like containers hanging from the horizontal supports of the tepee. This would be an amazing part of your garden each Summer and would be a great annual memory for your children and the rest of your family and friends.

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Food: Join the “Kitchen Party” Live tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Kitchen party

I am part of this new LIVE show from Bakespace.com, Kitchen Party, hosted by Babette Pepaj of Bakespace.com, Jeff HouckFood Editor for the Tampa Tribune and Rene Lynch, Assistant Editor at the Los Angeles Times. I’ll be reporting on Food Trends and offering up some of my favorite recipes, tip and hints from my Internet travels.

We go live tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT for our first show.

September 13, 2012 

SHOW 1: How to Sell a Cookbook

Thinking about writing a cookbook? Overwhelmed with the different choices in self-publishing?

Join us TONIGHT (9/13) at 5pm pacific/8pm eastern for an hour long discussion about what it takes to get a cookbook published in this day and age. From submitting a proposal, getting an agent to understanding the timeline for cookbook publishing, our pros will discuss the ins and outs of getting a book published. In addition, we’ll be putting the call out for our first crowdsourced cookbook on “Reinventing the Lunchbox” and looking for healthy recipes to make for your kids. If you’d like to add a healthy lunchbox recipe to our first cookbook (which will be published in next week’s chat) click on the “Schedule” tab for details on how where to submit your recipe.

I wil try to embed the video feed here, but you can watch directly from the Bakespace.com web site.

Watch Kitchen Party LIVE tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

You also be able to watch a recording of this show after each show is finished.

You can see some of my previous food-related videos in this YouTube playlist.

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden?

In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding a new container for parsley and chives with a new container watering system test.

Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Container Garden Update 6 from A Gardener's Notebook

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012

Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, garden labyrinth design, moon door, seed sharing packets, container watering ideas and more!

 

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News: Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws

Certainly a case that makes you want to weigh deeply which companies you decide to do business with, especially when it comes to garden products.

From today’s US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) release today…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws

WASHINGTON – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced today in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio, to pay a $4 million fine and perform community service for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which governs the manufacture, distribution, and sale of pesticides. Scotts pleaded guilty in February 2012 to illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, and distributing unregistered pesticides. This is the largest criminal penalty under FIFRA to date.

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First seen on Inhabitat in Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides by Beth Buczynski, 09/07/12

Elsewhere: Great article and examples of using astilbe in your garden from Houzz.com

I am always looking for beautiful, low maintenance plants to use here in the garden and I think astilbe might find a place here.

Great Design Plant: Astilbe
Astilbe’s feathery white flowers add unique texture to the garden, even as the weather turns cooler

astilibe

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Free garden wallpapers for September 2012 – Artichoke

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s preferences.

Desktop Wallpaper

 

iPad/Tablet Wallpaper

 

iPhone/Smartphone Wallpaper

 

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My Favorite Things for the Garden – August 2012

My Favorite Things

Here are my favorite shared garden items for August 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

Elsewhere: Gardening requires lots of water…

Certainly true in my case. (LAUGH)

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Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005

In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not be…uh…a cucumber, but a watermelon instead. Well, the flowers ARE very similar, even if the fruit is not. (LAUGH)

Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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