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April 2012

CB2 DIY Saturday #2 This Weekend!

by Fern on April 24, 2012

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I had so much fun at CB2 last weekend, we’re doing it again! OK, so that’s a partial truth. I did have a lot of fun, but the second and third dates were pre-planned. This week we’re going to be playing around with the Shore Polyterrazzo Planters and the Galvanized Square Planters.

CB2 West Hollywood
8000 W Sunset Blvd.
Saturday, April 28 / 2–4pm
(free 2hr parking with validation)

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If you have never been to The Huntington Gardens in San Marino (near Pasadena), you must add it to your bucket list. It is one of the most beautiful public gardens I have ever seen. The gardens are HUGE, there are several different themed gardens, a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, a famous rose garden, and quite a few other gardens that are slipping my mind at the moment. My favorite part of The Huntington–as anyone who has read Small-Space Container Gardens knows–is the Desert Garden.

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Small is the new black

April 19, 2012
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Isn’t this the cutest little window box? I was looking for just the tiny pot to plant some tiny succulents in…

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Quick Tomato Tip

April 18, 2012
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See that sucker there? Suckers are secondary branches that grow in the joints of existing branches. Pinch ’em off. Suckers take energy away from growing tomatoes. No tomatoes will form on sucker branches.

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I’ll Be at CB2 West Hollywood This Saturday at 2pm!

April 17, 2012
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Hi friends! Come by CB2 West Hollywood this weekend to see demonstrations for urban outdoor living. I am talking on April 21 at 2pm about creative ways to use this Pony Planter (Indoor herb garden? Mod privacy screen? Come and find out!!!). There will also be time for Q & A and I would be happy […]

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Container Gardening A to Z: A is for Alliums

April 16, 2012
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Allium is the name of a great genus of plants for container gardeners. “Allium” literally means “garlic” in Latin, but botanically speaking, it includes onions, chives, and ornamental flowers as well. They all grow from bulbs and all have grass-like or tubular leaves with an onion/garlic scent to them when you brush up against the […]

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What do Worms like to Eat?

April 11, 2012
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In case you haven’t heard, I am now a vermicomposter (how could you have missed it, every other word out of my mouth is pretty much about worms! ;-)). I have been feeding them some of my kitchen scraps and it is interesting to see what they like eating and what they don’t. And trust me, […]

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Book Signing at Thompson’s in Fontana on 4/14 from 11am – 2pm

April 10, 2012
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I would love to meet some Inland Empire container gardeners this Saturday, at Thompson’s Building Materials in Fontana, CA! I’ll be signing books and showcasing a couple of container garden ideas during their customer appreciation day. Be there or be square! Book Signing April 14, 2012 from 11-2pm Thompson’s Building Materials 11027 Cherry Avenue Fontana, […]

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Eclectic Container Ideas

April 9, 2012
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Hey San Francisco! Did you see Kimberly Gomes article in the Chronicle this past Sunday? She was inspired by my book to make a cute little colander herb garden. She also shared some of the other ideas from Small-Space Container Gardens, as well as DIY ideas from Lorene Edwards-Forkner’s Handmade Garden Projects. The article is online, […]

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Win Your Very Own Collection of Sempervivums from Arrowhead Alpines

April 2, 2012
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I have been having so much fun with my own sempervivums (see my little mint box and picture frame) that I am thrilled to share this news: Arrowhead Alpines is offering to send one lucky person (in the U.S. who is at least 18 years old) six of their very own named sempervivum varieties. Keep […]

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