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September 2010

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Photo from Sunset Magazine

The other day, as I was pulling in to my bank’s parking lot, I noticed an apartment near by that had enclosed their balcony in curtains. From what I could tell, there was an amazing, Moroccan-inspired hangout inside. I wish there was a way for me to figure out which unit had that balcony so I could introduce myself and invite myself over for peppermint tea inside their cabana!

It also got me wondering, had they gotten then idea from this Sunset Magazine article (they used similar plants and furniture)? If they did, how ingenius of them to convert Sunset’s idea into something for a balcony!

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Interesting Ornaments in Container Gardens

by Fern on September 22, 2010

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How to Grow Your Own Privacy Screen

September 20, 2010
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I’ve written a lot about privacy, in part because when you literally share walls, ceilings, and floors with other people, you become obsessed. At least I am. In the past I’ve written about reducing noise pollution, using physical objects to create privacy, and a DIY screen of small wooden planter boxes. Today though, I though […]

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Lessons Learned from Two Years of Apartment Gardening

September 17, 2010
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I’m really thrilled to share today’s post, written by Gail from Calgary, AB Canada. Gail is new to gardening, but I think she’s definitely up to the challenge of apartment gardening! I hope all LOTB readers can identify with her post about the lessons she has learned from her garden this year, because beginner or […]

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My Garden-y Photos from the 2010 Garden Writers Symposium in Dallas

September 15, 2010
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They had a lot of great succulent pots at the Dallas Arboretum.

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What’s New and Cool for Gardeners – Adriana and I Were on TV!

September 14, 2010
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I was on TV! Adriana Martinez of Anarchy in the Garden and I were on Good Morning Texas yesterday morning to discuss some of the cool new things we saw at the Garden Writers Symposium. I was super nervous before hand, but thanks to the great tips Adriana and I received from pros Shirley Bovshow […]

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Anything Grows for Container Gardening

September 10, 2010
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As you all know, I am currently in Dallas, at the Garden Writers Association Symposium. But I didn’t want to leave you guys empty handed, so I put out a call for a guest poster to cover me while I’m gone. You guys are in for a treat, because a fantastic gardener and writer stepped […]

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I’m at the Garden Writers Association Symposium!

September 9, 2010

I’m in Dallas for the annual Garden Writers Association Symposium. I’ll be chatting with all sorts of gardening companies about their new products, learning how to improve my writing, and partying it up! Oh, and on Monday morning, Adriana Martinez and I will me on the Good Morning Texas TV show! If you’d like to […]

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How to Take Great Photos of Your Garden – Tips from a Pro

September 6, 2010
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I am very excited to announce that I’ve found the first balcony to profile for My Balcony, My Garden, my upcoming book with Timber Press. Anna Beaudry lives in Vancouver, BC and gardens on her condo’s patio. Anna is a professional photographer (check out her work at http://www.annabeaudry.com) and tweets from @Annabeau. Anna very generously agreed to […]

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Beautiful Butterfly-Friendly Container Idea

September 3, 2010
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I snapped this pic at Roger’s Gardens a high-end garden center in Corona Del Mar. It’s simple and dignified, and I guarantee you that butterflies will love that Asclepias curassavica, also called Mexican Butterfly Weed.

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