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I am really sweet on strawberries this year. I’ve been tucking them in practically all of my pots and enjoying the tasty rewards for over a month now. Which has led to a problem of abundance. What do I do with the one or two plants left in a six pack that I have no room for in my larger pots?

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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. So you can imagine how over-the-top excited I was to receive two boxes of Proven Winners plants for me to trial. Here’s what I did with the plants…

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How to Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

May 18, 2011
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My favorite way to fertilize my container garden is in my watering can. It’s just so easy to add fertilizer to a task I already am doing: watering. No digging in fertilizer (which can be a pain if you have mulched or top dressed your pots). No trying to convert instructions meant for huge yards […]

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A Tropical Courtyard Makeover from Garden Up! Author Susan Morrison

March 30, 2011
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When Debbie hired me to turn her drab, condominium courtyard into an intimate tropical retreat, I’d like to say my design experience and aesthetics were what led her to me.  The reality?  Debbie was struggling to find any designer willing to take on such a small project.  Luckily for her (and me), she called when […]

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How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

March 25, 2011
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Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, […]

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Just Peachy! How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot

January 17, 2011
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I have had a peach tree growing in a pot for two and half years. It is one of my absolute favorite edible plants to grow, because the results are so juicy, and tasty! Peaches that are sold at supermarkets don’t even begin to compare to the taste of homegrown, tree-ripened fruit. I guarantee you […]

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My Three Favorite Little Hostas

November 29, 2010
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I’ve been reading through my review copy of The Book of Little Hostas by Kathy and Michael Shadrack. It’s a great introduction to hostas, with a focus on plants that form clumps less than 15 inches tall, and some as small as 6 inches tall. The really great thing about the hostas featured in Little […]

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Simple, Edible Fall & Winter Container Idea

November 8, 2010
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Lacinato Kale is sometimes called “Dinosaur Kale,” and for good reason. The beautiful, blue-green, crinkled leaves can reach 2-3 feet tall. Plop one of these edible kales into the center of your pot and surround it with red (and/or white) cyclamen and you’ll have a eye-catching container to set near your garage or front door. […]

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When You Can’t Garden Outdoors Anymore, Grow Vertically Indoors

October 18, 2010
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I’ve had a Wally One from Woolly Pocket laying around for awhile, waiting to be tried out. I had originally planned to order some indoor plants to review as well, but when that didn’t work out, and my one and only indoor plant died, I knew it was time to put up my Wally and […]

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How to Grow Your Own Privacy Screen

September 20, 2010
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I’ve written a lot about privacy, in part because when you literally share walls, ceilings, and floors with other people, you become obsessed. At least I am. In the past I’ve written about reducing noise pollution, using physical objects to create privacy, and a DIY screen of small wooden planter boxes. Today though, I though […]

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