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June 2010

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Since we’re talking budget-friendly containers today, check out this self-watering container. It’s like a stylish, Italian upgrade to the ubiquitous Earthbox. It isn’t normally free, I would imagine that the folks at CleanAirGardening.com couldn’t feed their families if they always gave their products away. But they have generously offered to send one LOTB reader their very own Deluxe Grow Box, how cool is that?!

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Stylish DIY Container for the Balcony Gardener on a Budget

June 29, 2010
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Being on a budget doesn’t have to mean using ugly containers. If you’re willing to put a little elbow grease into converting a cheap plastic pot into something unique and stylish, then you can have nice looking pots for less than $20. Hunt down garage sales and scour Craig’s List to find inexpensive pots. Then […]

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Bougainvillea Can Be a Beautiful Way to Shade Your Balcony

June 28, 2010
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Resort hotels are great places to look for gardening ideas. Take, for example, the Hyatt Regency in Aruba. The hotel seems to be on a beautifully maintained piece of property with tons of ideas that you can take home to your balcony or patio.

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 6/25

June 25, 2010
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Interested in growing things upside down? Mr. Brown Thumb has got a homemade, upcycled version for you to check out. Who knows what goes on in your garden when you’re not there? Well, Gayla of You Grow Girl does! Check out her time lapse video of her garden. Grow what you can, where you can. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Pollinator Extravaganza!

June 23, 2010
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So…You Waited Until June 22 to Think About Your Edible Container Garden?!

June 22, 2010
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Raise your hand if you’d really like to grow a tomato or eggplant or some basil, but you just sort of kind of got around to thinking about maybe growing something. Yeah, I thought there’d be a few of you out there. Well, I’m here to tell you you’re screwed. You waited too long and […]

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How Will YOU Celebrate National Pollinators Week?

June 21, 2010
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This week is the 4th Annual National Pollinators Week. Yep. That’s right. A whole week dedicated to the bees, butterflies, birds, insects, and other creatures that work with nature to pollinate flowers. About 75% of all flowering plants rely on insect or animal pollinators and over 200,000 different species act as pollinators. Pretty amazing, eh? […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 6/18

June 18, 2010
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Mike has a pretty neat idea to make about how to make a self-watering pot out of a soda bottle and t-shirt. Interested in vermicomposting (composting with worms)? Genevieve has got you covered. Take out your iPod and load it up with the latest Nest in Style podcast with hosts Jayme and Theresa chatting it […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Sexy Seating Areas

June 16, 2010
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