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While taking a walk around the Queen Village Neighborhood of Philadelphia I spotted this super gorgeous windowbox jam packed with interesting foliage plants perfect for fall. Black Mondo Grass and ornamental cabbages? Yes, please!

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Here is the transcript of our Fleur Chat held on October 13, 2011. The chat was moderated by yours truly (@lifeontheblcny). Our guest was Kathy Jentz (@WDCgardener), the publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine. We discussed flowers for the mid-Atlantic region, collecting seeds, and joining garden clubs.

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Fleur Chat: Daffodils with Charlotte Germane

October 13, 2011
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Here is the transcript of our Fleur Chat held on October 6, 2011. The chat was moderated by yours truly (@lifeontheblcny). Our guest was Charlotte Germane (@DaffodilPlanter), the blogger behind the fabulous blog Daffodil Planter. We discussed growing daffodils, daffodil companion plants, daffodil clubs, everything daffodils!

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Combine herbs with fall flowers for a beautiful autumnal container garden!

September 30, 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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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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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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Sexy Container Update

June 17, 2011
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Remember the container garden from this video? It has started blooming, and in another week or two, I expect it to be in its full glory!

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Sultry, Sexy, Container Garden Flower Combo

June 6, 2011
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I like growing my own food. Really, I do. But what I LOVE are flowers. I know I’m going a bit against the grain here, with all the “grow your own food” excitement these past few years. Sorry. I am who I am, and my inner gardener really sings when I see a pretty flower. […]

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Patriotic “Guerrilla” Gardening

May 30, 2011
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I snuck back to my old office last night to do a little Memorial Day guerrilla gardening next to their front door. I like starting the red, white, and blue pots around Memorial Day in the hopes that they’ll be in their full glory by Independence Day. I figure I hit two patriotic holidays with […]

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