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October 2010

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On this, the afternoon before Halloween festivities get started, I have been reading through my review copy of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, by Chuck Sambuchino. Since this advice is of the utmost of importance and relevancy, I thought I would share three of Chuck’s ideas for protecting, defending, and doing hand-to-hand combat with garden gnomes.

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Maybe it’s because I went to a high school whose colors are orange, blue, and white. Or maybe I was dropped on my head too many times when I was a baby (I actually took a flying leap off a balcony when I was two…). But whatever the reason, I love orange and blue. I love them even more when they’re together. I hope you’re not sick of this topic, because I was thinking of combined these plants I recently purchased from Annies Annuals.

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A Quick Sneak Peak into My Balcony, My Garden

October 27, 2010
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I just snagged these shots on my phone of some containers that will be featured in my book, My Balcony, My Garden. I’m going to go back tomorrow and take the “official” photos.

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A Little of This, A Little of That 10/21

October 22, 2010

Great Container Gardening Links Check out the neat handmade home & garden shop called Dirt Couture. Think carefully curated, garden-inspired Etsy. I especially love these tiny ceramic mushrooms. Speaking of garden ornaments, Amy of Green Gardenista is having contest on her blog and the prize is a cute metal crow. I’m totally in love with […]

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Fall Container Garden Inspiration

October 20, 2010
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When You Can’t Garden Outdoors Anymore, Grow Vertically Indoors

October 18, 2010
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I’ve had a Wally One from Woolly Pocket laying around for awhile, waiting to be tried out. I had originally planned to order some indoor plants to review as well, but when that didn’t work out, and my one and only indoor plant died, I knew it was time to put up my Wally and […]

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Master Gardeners Dig Succulents…

October 14, 2010
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Here are some container gardens that Orange County Master Gardeners have created (and maintain) at three demonstration landscapes that are part of an agricultural research property in Irvine. If you live in Orange County and are interested in making friends with other gardeners, learning more about gardening, and giving back to the community, now is […]

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Here’s a Neat Way to Hang Pots on a Wall

October 11, 2010
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Isn’t this a neat way to container garden? Growing vertically is all the rage these days, and it’s a great option for balcony gardeners. Using your vertical space allows you to free up your floor space for other plants or for a table and chairs. To attach these pots to the trellis, I used a product called […]

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Goodbye Summer!

October 6, 2010
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Three Not-So-Usual Flowers for Fall & Winter

October 4, 2010
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Violas, cyclamen, and ornamental kale are typical recommendations for fall gardens. But what if you’re looking for a different, more unique look this fall? I’ve got three suggestions, and I invite you to share your favorite fall flowers in the comments. Together we should be able to make a pretty good list!

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