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August 2013

How to Preserve Heirloom Seashells

by Fern on August 30, 2013

in DIY Squad,How To

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You may have read the title of this post and thought, why is Fern–a container gardener–writing about seashells? Well, some of you may remember that my Grandma is the one who fostered my love of gardening. She passed away in 2008 and one of my most treasured items from her is a large conch seashell. Because gardening and my Grandma are intertwined, I thought that it would be great to plant succulents in the shell and keep it on my balcony. But then I got to thinking, maybe soil and water and plants aren’t really a very good way to preserve this heirloom long term. I’d still like to keep it in my garden, but I’d like to clean it up and take better care of the shell so that it lasts for a long, long time. Maybe you have shells you’d like to use in your garden, but you’d like to protect them from the elements? If yes, here’s how… Read the full article →

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Car Mechanics Grow Vegetables Too!

by Fern on August 19, 2013

in Inspiration

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Check out what I found while getting an oil change! I think this is a Tower Garden. I already loved this shop because they’re honest and charge a fair price for good work. Now I have a whole new reason to think they’re awesome.

I’m a huge fan of gardening at work. I’ve written about my work garden in the past (and even made a video about gardening at work). Do any of you grow veggies while on the clock?

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DIY Squad: Child Proofing A Small-Space Container Garden

August 15, 2013
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When I was just under two years old, I fell off my parent’s second story balcony. I was playing out there when I saw our cat Yaz in a nearby tree. I reached for the cat and fell through the railings. Luckily I landed on grass and while I fractured my skull, the fracture was […]

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