Archive for May, 2010

How cute is this? Wooden Planter to make

To make a planter just like this one, you’ll need just basic tools and a table saw to cut the pieces to the proper width. I chose rough-sawn cedar because I like the rustic look and it weathers well.

Continue Reading May 27, 2010 at 6:34 PM Leave a comment

Film “A Chemical Reaction” A must see for organic gardeners

“A Chemical Reaction.” The award-winning documentary film is an inspirational story about the origin of the natural lawn care movement in Canada and the U.S. and a powerful tool for individuals and organizations interested in reducing and/or eliminating pesticides from the environment, especially around homes and schools, hospitals, corporate campuses.

Continue Reading May 25, 2010 at 7:49 AM Leave a comment

The Herb Garden Redefined (Fine Gardening Magazine)

This interpretation includes a circular motif instead of a square and an eclectic mix of herbs

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10 Magnificent Urban Gardens

Check out clever ways cities have showcased their green thumbs

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Video: How to Train a Rose on a Trellis

You start with a trellis and a climbing rose, of course, but there’s a little more to it than just installing the trellis and planting the rose. If you do only that, you’ll most likely get a disappointing …

Continue Reading May 17, 2010 at 10:33 PM Leave a comment

Mulch for a Healthy Garden

Top-dress your beds to protect plants, conserve water, suppress weeds, and nourish soil

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Make your own drip irrigation system

Here’s an easy-to-make project that reuses water or pop bottles and keeps your plants happy!

Continue Reading May 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM Leave a comment

Window Farming: A Do-It-Yourself Veggie Venture

If you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you too, can be a farmer … even in your downtown apartment building. Spring is here, and for urban dwellers with no access to soil, hydroponic gardening is a way to grow fresh veggies indoors.

Continue Reading May 12, 2010 at 6:37 AM Leave a comment

The New Four Corners Communty Garden…

This spring I have a few suggestions for you. First of all I urge everyone to walk by the new Four Corners Garden at the intersection of Tripp and Byron Streets. Take a look at the beautiful new Russian Sage, the red Knock Out roses, the catmint, day lilies and creeping phlox that are now planted there.

Continue Reading May 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM Leave a comment

Tree Shapers

The art of tree shaping …

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