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August 2010

Remembering Gardens

by Fern on August 30, 2010

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I thought we’d do things a little bit differently for this carnival, since the majority of submissions came in the form of comments instead of blog posts. We did get two wonderful posts, so definitely check those out, but I thought you’d also enjoy reading “short form” carnival submissions…

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Creative Container Garden Ideas:

  • Chalkboard Pots – I especially love the pot with the scalloped chalkboard. Super cute ideas from We Heart This.
  • Tomatoes in Containers – Kerry shares a video she made about growing tomatoes in containers.
  • Braided Avocado Trees – Sue shares her idea for creating an avocado tree with a braided trunk. I don’t recommend growing avocados from seed if you want fruit (could take decades, and the fruit may not taste like that of the parent tree), but if you’re looking for a fun, cheap project, with what will surely be beautiful results, why not?!
  • Five Ways to a Beautiful Balcony – Great collection of photos and advice

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I Need Your Help With My Book!

August 26, 2010
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My book (called My Balcony, My Garden: The complete guide to planning, potting, and growing an apartment garden, I don’t think I shared the title yet?) is going to include profiles of different balcony gardeners from across the country. My editor and I were thinking that it would be really fun (and helpful) to show photos of balconies from […]

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Pure Happiness in a Flower

August 25, 2010
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Orange And Blue Window Box Plans

August 23, 2010
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Window boxes can be used in more places than just under windows. For example, I like lining the edge of my balcony with them and planting the boxes overflowing with plants. What’s nice is that my garage is right under my balcony, and I get to see all those plants spilling out of their window […]

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A Little of This, A Little of That 8/22

August 22, 2010
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Great Container Gardening Info & Ideas: Beautiful photos and great tips on creating a beautiful balcony container garden from Isabelle Palmer on Fennel and Fern aHa Modern Living is having a seed sale. There’s still time to sow plenty of fall and winter veggies, check it out! Andrea has a great list of and info […]

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Remembering – In The Garden

August 20, 2010
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I’m a little late for the August blog carnival, I intended to publish it this past Monday, but the death of Jon–one of my husband’s closest friends–kind of threw off the schedule. My husband had been friends with Jon for 20 years. He was a groomsman in our wedding and was one of the witnesses who […]

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Hiatus

August 16, 2010

A close family friend passed away in a car accident on Sunday. I’m going to be stepping away from the blog for a week to process this tragedy and grieve with my husband and our friends. Thank you for understanding.

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How to Turn a Dingy Old BBQ into an Herb Container Garden

August 13, 2010
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Awhile back I heard about repurposing a mini-BBQ into an herb planter. I loved it, knew I wanted to try it myself, and immediately set about trying to track down a small grill on Craigslist. Buying anything on Craigslist is always an interesting experience, you get exposed to such a bizarre element of society. But […]

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My Fall Garden Has Sprouted. What Are You Growing?

August 11, 2010
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