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June 2011

Did you have a chance to read my recent post on growing tomatoes? Did you like the black pot with pink fleur-de-lis? How about my neat purple cage to match my purple heirloom variety tomato? I sure liked all three quite a lot. But that didn’t stop someone from stealing them. Not to mention my patio tomato and three unusual marigold plants. Bastards. I hope they’re bitten by snakes in the eighth circle of hell.

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It is a tad late in the season to be planting tomatoes, but in most of the U.S. there is still time. Planting and growing tomatoes in a container garden is pretty easy once you have the basics down. But before we discuss the basics, make sure you start with the right tomato, and if your season is short, here are some tips to pick out a tomato that will produce fruit before your first frost.

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Sexy Container Update

June 17, 2011
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Remember the container garden from this video? It has started blooming, and in another week or two, I expect it to be in its full glory!

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Spelling with Seeds

June 14, 2011
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I contributed a fun guest post to Salt & Nectar about learning to spell in the garden. Check it out!

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Container Gardening Journal – Hello Summer!

June 12, 2011
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Can you see those little, baby figs? Those are in my tree! I’ve been carefully rereading Claire’s guest post about how to grow figs in a container and following all of her advice. So far, so good! What’s growing in your container garden?

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Welcoming Wildlife to your Urban Garden

June 7, 2011
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My latest post for Fiskars is up! Check it out: It can be a challenge to bring a little life into the “concrete jungle,” but where there’s a will, there’s a way! No matter how urban the area is that you live in, there are things you can do to invite birds, bees, butterflies, and […]

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Sultry, Sexy, Container Garden Flower Combo

June 6, 2011
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I like growing my own food. Really, I do. But what I LOVE are flowers. I know I’m going a bit against the grain here, with all the “grow your own food” excitement these past few years. Sorry. I am who I am, and my inner gardener really sings when I see a pretty flower. […]

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