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September 2011

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Violas, cyclamen, chrysanthemums and ornamental kale are mainstays of fall container gardens. But what if you’re looking for a different, more unique look this fall? Why not tuck in a few herbs—especially ones you can use in your Thanksgiving feast!—to add a little spice to traditional fall flower pots? Read More >>>

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Recently I went down to Mahalo headquarters and filmed a series of video answers to people’s questions about gardening. I shared my thoughts on everything from talking to your plants to pests to how to get a green thumb. Check it out!

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Garden Adventures with Gail, Part 2

September 8, 2011
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Gail is back with a new update from her balcony garden! You may remember from Gail’s first guest post that she’s from Calgary, AB Canada. Gail is was new to gardening back then, but she’s got another year of experience under her belt now. I think you guys will really identify with the success and […]

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Fleur Chat: Succulents in Bloom with Debra Lee Baldwin

September 7, 2011

I’m sorry for getting this up a little bit late, but here is the transcript of our Fleur Chat held on September 1, 2011. The chat was moderated by yours truly (@lifeontheblcny). Our guest was Debra Lee Baldwin (@DebraLBaldwin), the author of two excellent succulent gardening books: Succulent Container Gardens and Designing with Succulents. We […]

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Perhaps one of the grossest pests: Leaf Miners

September 5, 2011
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Have you ever heard of or seen a pest called “leaf miners?” You can identify their damage by spotting the light-colored squiggly path they leave on the surface of new leaves. Inside the light colored path is a thread of something. You know what that thread is? Poop. Or to be more science-y, entomologists call […]

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How’s this for a crazy succulent container?

September 3, 2011
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Spotted in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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