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August 2011

Have a Gardening Question?

by Fern on August 29, 2011

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I’m going to be shooting some video(s) with Mahalo later this week that will answer various gardening questions. If you have a burning question, ask it right here: Ask a Garden Blogger Anything. Curious what the video will be like? You can check out their other video answers on the Mahalo YouTube channel.

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If you just want a recipe for refrigerator pickles, then skip this book and Google it. But if you want information about living a more sustainable, self-sufficient, home-grown lifestyle, then Daniel Gasteiger has written your bible: Yes You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Tooicon. This is the sort of book that makes you feel smart for having read it. Daniel shares his food preserving experience and tips in a way that is intelligent and informative while still highly accessible.

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Have You Seen Any Monarchs Yet?

August 23, 2011
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This is the time of year when Monarchs are headed towards their winter roosting sites. Have you seen any Monarch butterflies in your garden yet? Here’s how to support them during their trip (and ideas for next Spring). Read my full post on Fiskars.com >>> p.s. Did you know that the reason Monarch caterpillars feast […]

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Flower Chat: What Flowers Attract Birds, Bees, and Butterflies?

August 18, 2011

The following is the transcript of our Flower Chat held on August 18, 2011. The chat was moderated by yours truly (@lifeontheblcny). Our guest was Dave Bushnell (@BushnellGardens), the owner of Bushnell Gardens Nursery in Granite Bay, CA. We discussed attracting wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. Thanks to everyone who participated […]

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Can I get a little flower love?

August 16, 2011
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I don’t know about you guys, but I love flowers. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy growing edibles too, but I really, really, really love flowers. So much so that I am starting an online “chat” all about them. Sound interesting?

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Container garden sightings in Philadelphia

August 7, 2011

I’ve been on the right coast, in Philadelphia to be precise, visiting my brother. Philly is a really neat city in many ways, including having a vibrant urban gardening culture. I even saw a sidewalk koi pond!

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Horticultural Oils: A Great Organic Pesticide When Used Properly

August 1, 2011
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Do as I say, not as I do. That phrase is such a cop out, but the truth of the matter is that I often give better advice to others than I give to myself.

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