Archive for September, 2011

Decorating with Colorful Gourds and Pumpkins

Get ready for fall with our fresh ideas for decorating with gourds and pumpkins. Use them to add autumn elegance to your home — inside and out.

Continue Reading September 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

Lurie Garden, Part 2

“… I can’t resist sharing two of the most successful pieces of public art (in my honest opinion) I’ve ever experienced. Though I can’t say that the mirrored bean was very flattering to my figure…”

Continue Reading September 27, 2011 at 9:01 AM Leave a comment

Scenes from Lurie Garden – Fine Gardening pictures

From Fine Gardening online.

Photo: Michelle Gervais

To see all the beautiful pictures see

September 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM Leave a comment

So many beautiful HAND-MADE nature related gift items here.

If you’ve never heard of, it is a web site where independent artists can put their hand made artwork for sale.  I get a daily email of items.  Today’s offerings are just so beautiful I had to share one of  them here.    To see pictures of all that is for sale click here:

September 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM Leave a comment

Secrets to saving seeds successfully

Seeds are curious creatures. Some are so tiny, while others are so large. Inside each is a miracle waiting to happen.

Continue Reading September 23, 2011 at 10:02 AM Leave a comment

Now is the time to think about spring bulbs.

Is there anything more indicative of spring than the sudden bloom of crocuses, daffodils, tulips, and all the other spring-flowering bulbs? The problem is that plans for this “impromptu” display have to be made four to six months in advance, and that means now, in autumn.

Continue Reading September 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

How to start a compost pile.

October is the perfect month to begin composting. Simply pile up all those leaves you’ve raked with yard clippings and select food waste, and microbes will naturally break down the organic matter to create a nutrient-rich soil additive.

Continue Reading September 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM Leave a comment

There is always room for a garden…

See pictures of a very creative parking lot garden.

Continue Reading September 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM Leave a comment

Classic Daffodils An experienced bulb grower recommends 11 of her favorites

Classic Daffodils

An experienced bulb grower recommends 11 of her favorites

by Becky Heath

A classic daffodil, like a classic car, has some history behind it. However, calling a daffodil a classic has as much to do with how it performs in the garden as it does with the year it was introduced. That’s why my husband, Brent, and I refer to those that perform consistently and beautifully year after year as classics.

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September 12, 2011 at 10:06 AM Leave a comment

City Council Passes Urban Agriculture Ordinance

The changes raise the limit on the size of community gardens to about half an acre, and relax rules on fencing and parking for large urban farms. The ordinance allows limited produce sales in residential areas, as well as hydroponics systems to cultivate fish.

Continue Reading September 10, 2011 at 9:05 AM Leave a comment

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