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August 2008

After seeing Louise’s post on her latest succulent container, I decided to see if my Home Depot had gotten in a new shipment of succulents. And they had! With three varieties of succulents I had never seen before.

I love variegated foliage. I appreciate it when a plant is more than just a flash in the pan with gorgeous flowers and nothing else to offer. These are definitely more than a flash in the pan.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Tricolor’

Aeonium spp.

Crassula obliqua ‘Tricolor Jade’

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I’m On The Road To Monterey!

by Fern on August 30, 2008

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My husband and I are driving up to Monterey to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I’ve scheduled some posts for Sunday and Monday, but I won’t be able to respond to any comments or emails until Monday night. I hope you enjoy the posts, and I’ll talk to you guys on Monday!

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I’ve Won The Bronze!

August 30, 2008

No, I’m not a track star or a swimming prodigy, the bronze is from the Gardening Olympics. I’m embarassed to admit this, but I only found out on Friday, even though the medal was awarded on the 18th. Oops. Mary Ann of the Idaho Gardener must have posted the announcement on a day when I […]

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Garden Clippings

August 29, 2008

Here are some newspaper articles I really enjoyed reading last night while my husband was practicing playing She Loves You by The Beatles on his guitar. Over. And over. And over again. A Backyard Bargain in the Bronx The Science of Gardening Cactus and Succulent Container Gardens Yard Wars: Neighbors Nettled By Nature Gone Wild […]

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Books for Your Balcony Garden Library

August 28, 2008

Everyone could use another book. Or at least that’s the philosophy I live by. There may be families that love books as much as mine, but I am confident that none love them more. I am a very curious person, so I have a wide variety of books, many of them on rather bizarre topics. […]

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Cutting Flowers in a Container Garden

August 28, 2008

Almost every loves to give and receive flowers. But flowers can be E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E. Especially if you want something more interesting than the usual grocery store bouquet. Rest assured, you don’t need a huge garden to have some flowers specially designated for cutting. Photo by cobalt123 When planning your cutting garden, there are a couple of things […]

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Create a Hanging Salad Bowl

August 27, 2008

Are you really short on space? Maybe you don’t have any dedicated outdoor floor space. Or maybe one more pot on your balcony will make it so there is no more room for you. No worries! Almost everyone has room for a hanging basket or two. You could grow everything you need for a salad […]

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Gardening Glossary and Terminology

August 27, 2008

It came to my attention that not all people who would like to have an awesome balcony or patio garden understand all the words commonly thrown around in the gardening world. If you can think of a word or phrase I missed, add it in the comments! Photo by darkgardyner Annual – These plants only […]

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Little Landscapes

August 26, 2008

This company cracked me up. They make minature gardens. And they’re very good at what they do. Check them out.

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10 Dirt Cheap Ways To Have a Gorgeous Balcony Garden

August 26, 2008

Gardening can be expensive if you don’t keep an eye on the bottom line. Even gardening in a small space can get out of hand. Here are some tips to keep the spending to a minimum without sacrificing style. Free: Save seeds from plants you already have, from plants growing in the wild, or ask […]

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