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Car Mechanics Grow Vegetables Too!

by Fern on August 19, 2013

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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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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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Chicago Tribune: Container gardens done right

March 27, 2012
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I was interviewed for this fun article in the Chicago Tribune. It’s all about beautifying container gardens on patios and balconies: In theory, containers overflowing with flowers, herbs, grasses and vegetables can transform balconies and porches into green and leafy garden retreats. In reality, the effect is often closer to “Patio dotted with random plants.” […]

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Great Gardening Advice on Pinterest

February 22, 2012
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Have you heard of a new site called Pinterest? It is basically a virtual cork board that allows you to organize and share all the interesting things you find on the internets. Just like other social websites, you “follow” the people who have similar interests, or you can just follow particular boards. It is a fun […]

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Succulent in Seattle

February 1, 2012
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Thompson’s Building Materials Pallet Garden

January 13, 2012
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When a co-worker mentioned that my friend Brenda at Thompson’s Building Materials in Fontana, CA had made some pallet gardens, I rushed (literally!) over to take a look. Don’t let Thompson’s name fool you into thinking they don’t have fantastic plants and pottery (and really awesome built in BBQs if you have the space for […]

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How to Make This Stylish Fall Windowbox

November 29, 2011
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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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Funky Vertical Planter

October 31, 2011
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I recently came across this snapshot from last year’s winter Patchwork Festival (a must see if you live in Southern California!). I love the brightness of the lemon yellow frame, and how easy the creator made it to grow vertically. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million times: taking advantage of your vertical […]

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Restaurants are often good sources of container garden inspiration

October 22, 2011
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All of these photos were taken at restaurants in San Diego. Patio areas at trendier restaurants often incorporate interesting potted plants. Since restaurant patios are high traffic areas and it is doubtful that the restaurant staff has time to fuss over plants, you are often safe in assuming plants on local restaurant patios are tough, […]

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