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This past Saturday I did a demonstration at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show on vertical gardening. One of the things I demonstrated was how to make a succulent photo frame. As promised, here are the step-by-step instructions for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the show…

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While emailing recently with my publisher (Timber Press), I discovered they had just published a new book called Concrete Garden Projects by Malin Nilsson and Camilla Arvidsson. The cover had such cute star-shaped containers planted with spring bulbs that I knew this was a book I wanted to read. Luckily Timber was willing to oblige my book lust and sent me a copy to review.

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A Little of This, A Little of That – 8/8

August 8, 2010
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Container Gardening in the Blogosphere Build a Container Water Garden to Cure Your Pond Cravings – Who says you need a yard to have fish in your garden?! Review of Earth Box – Kerry really loves her Earth Boxes! Zucchini Pickles – I love how adventurous people are with pickling. If you’ve ever grown zucchini […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 7/2

July 2, 2010
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Container Gardening Blog Posts This is a neat shot of Marie of 66 Square Feet’s terrace. Also, check out her roof farm. Almost everyone can use frugal gardening tips these days. Mike over at Urban Organic Gardener has got you covered. Adriana has a roundup of photos from her Anarchy in the Garden booth at […]

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Stylish DIY Container for the Balcony Gardener on a Budget

June 29, 2010
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Being on a budget doesn’t have to mean using ugly containers. If you’re willing to put a little elbow grease into converting a cheap plastic pot into something unique and stylish, then you can have nice looking pots for less than $20. Hunt down garage sales and scour Craig’s List to find inexpensive pots. Then […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 6/18

June 18, 2010
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Mike has a pretty neat idea to make about how to make a self-watering pot out of a soda bottle and t-shirt. Interested in vermicomposting (composting with worms)? Genevieve has got you covered. Take out your iPod and load it up with the latest Nest in Style podcast with hosts Jayme and Theresa chatting it […]

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5 Creative Container Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

April 14, 2010
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This being tax season in the midst of a recession, I know that finding extra money for containers can be a bit like trying to squeeze blood out of a rock. I feel ya, believe me. But there are some pretty fun containers just waiting for your plants, and the good news is that they […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 04/09

April 9, 2010
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Last week’s grab bag was well received, so I decided to make it an ongoing series. This week’s post includes everything from bad garden humor to succulent container garden photos to one of the hottest topics in gardening this week: window farming.

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Carnival: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Edible Container Gardening

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I am so excited to publish the very first Life on the Balcony Blog Carnival! Thank a million times over to all of the people who participated. Without further ado, I give you a plethora of great posts on edible container gardening for your reading pleasure…

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Container Garden This Year

January 15, 2010
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This is the time of year when everyone goes crazy with seed and plant catalogs. Who can resist gorgeous photos of vegetables and flowers with equally tantalizing descriptions? It doesn’t help that the catalog deluge hits mid-winter when people are feeling a little cabin fever. But if you want to have a happy, healthy container […]

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