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When I decided that I wanted to make a tiny terrarium of some sort, I immediately thought of using a baby food jar. You might think that baby food jars came to mind because, well, I have a baby. But almost all baby food comes in squeezable pouches these days. What a shame for the crafty world! Luckily you can still find baby food jars here and there. So I fed my son some sweet potatoes and then cleaned out the jar so I could get my terrarium on!

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One of the challenges of indoor container gardening is water leaking out of the bottom of your pots. Not surprisingly, most people don’t particularly like puddles of water on the floor. There are essentially two options. You could put a saucer underneath your pot, or you could use a cachepot. A cachepot is a spiffy outer pot with no drainage hole. You then put the real pot with drainage holes inside. You get the sleek look of a pot without a saucer, and all water is contained within the cachepot and not puddled on your floor.

And guess what? You can totally make your own cachepot. Here are a couple of ideas…

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How to Preserve Heirloom Seashells

August 30, 2013
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You may have read the title of this post and thought, why is Fern–a container gardener–writing about seashells? Well, some of you may remember that my Grandma is the one who fostered my love of gardening. She passed away in 2008 and one of my most treasured items from her is a large conch seashell. […]

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Car Mechanics Grow Vegetables Too!

August 19, 2013
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Check out what I found while getting an oil change! I think this is a Tower Garden. I already loved this shop because they’re honest and charge a fair price for good work. Now I have a whole new reason to think they’re awesome. I’m a huge fan of gardening at work. I’ve written about […]

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DIY Squad: Child Proofing A Small-Space Container Garden

August 15, 2013
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When I was just under two years old, I fell off my parent’s second story balcony. I was playing out there when I saw our cat Yaz in a nearby tree. I reached for the cat and fell through the railings. Luckily I landed on grass and while I fractured my skull, the fracture was […]

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The New Sprout Growing On My Balcony

March 6, 2013
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Hi guys, long time no blog! While I was pregnant, I just had too much going on to find time to garden, so I put my balcony on hold for awhile. But now that I have my new little sprout here, and he’s sleeping reasonably well (so I am getting some sleep too!) I am […]

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A New Sprout

August 5, 2012

Hi guys! I realize I haven’t posted in a long time, and I’ve gotten a few emails that are concerned that I am ok. Thank you so much for thinking of me! I am just fine, in fact, I’m pregnant! I didn’t realize how exhausting pregnancy can be, which is why I haven’t posted. Please […]

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Last DIY Saturday Event This Weekend!

May 3, 2012
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Come to CB2 West Hollywood this Saturday to learn about herb gardening in the shade and how to make kick ass floral arrangements! I’ll be there from 2-4, I hope you’ll stop by, this is the last one! CB2 West Hollywood 8000 W Sunset Blvd. Saturday, April 28 / 2–4pm (free 2hr parking with validation)

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CB2 DIY Saturday #2 This Weekend!

April 24, 2012
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I had so much fun at CB2 last weekend, we’re doing it again! OK, so that’s a partial truth. I did have a lot of fun, but the second and third dates were pre-planned. This week we’re going to be playing around with the Shore Polyterrazzo Planters and the Galvanized Square Planters. CB2 West Hollywood 8000 […]

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Garden Designers Round Table: The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA

April 23, 2012
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If you have never been to The Huntington Gardens in San Marino (near Pasadena), you must add it to your bucket list. It is one of the most beautiful public gardens I have ever seen. The gardens are HUGE, there are several different themed gardens, a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, a famous rose garden, […]

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