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July 2011

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Here are some more photos of the wildlife friendly pallet garden I made for Eat Real Fest LA

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I recently had an immense amount of fun talking about growing food in urban spaces and attracting birds, bees, and butterflies at Eat Real Fest in Los Angeles. For part of my demonstration, I created a special wildlife-friendly pallet garden with plants donated by Proven Winners. I think it turned out really cool!

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New Pallet Garden at Eat Real Fest!

July 15, 2011
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Hey Angelenos! Need something to do this Carmageddon weekend?! I will be speaking at Eat Real Fest on Saturday at 11 am! I will be showing off a new pallet garden with gorgeous butterfly and bee friendly plants, as well as talking about smart ideas for small-space edible gardens. I have free plants to give […]

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Succulent Container Garden Inspiration from Debra Lee Baldwin’s Garden

July 12, 2011
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I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with Debra Lee Baldwin, author of two excellent books about gardening with succulents, including a wonderful guide to using succulents in container gardens. Perhaps best of all, I got to spend the night in Debra’s guest bedroom, which looks out onto her gardens. I’m trying […]

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A Summer Garden Craft For Kids, Grownups, and Everyone In Between

July 11, 2011
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From my latest article for Fiskars.com: Preserving the flowers and leaves from your garden is a great way to collect the memories of the garden you and your children grew together. How to press flowers and foliage >>> Are there any flower pressers out there?

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Guest Post: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London

July 7, 2011
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Please welcome author Helen Babbs (My Garden, the City and Me) to Life on the Balcony as she gives us a tour of her London rooftop garden and some of the creatures that visit her from time to time. In case you needed any more convincing, Helen’s garden is proof that you can grow almost anything, regardless […]

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Grow Baskets Full of Berries

July 4, 2011
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I am really sweet on strawberries this year. I’ve been tucking them in practically all of my pots and enjoying the tasty rewards for over a month now. Which has led to a problem of abundance. What do I do with the one or two plants left in a six pack that I have no […]

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