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Today I’m thrilled to introduce a series of posts written by Patricia Youngquist AKA The Last Leaf Gardener.  This is her second post in the series on winterizing. Be sure to check out her introduction to winterizing, and Patricia’s thoughts on building cold frames. This is Patricia’s third and final post in the series. Here she talks about how to wrap plants bubble wrap and burlap (sounds nice and cozy, doesn’t it?!).

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Today I’m thrilled to introduce a series of posts written by Patricia Youngquist AKA The Last Leaf Gardener.  This is her second post in the series on winterizing. Be sure to check out her introduction to winterizing, and stay tuned for her post on how to wrap your plants. And now, I’ll step aside and let Patricia tell you about cold frames…

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How to Winterize Your Garden, Part One

December 20, 2011
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Today I’m thrilled to introduce a series of posts written by Patricia Youngquist AKA The Last Leaf Gardener.  Patricia gardens on a roof extension in the Upper Westside of Manhattan in New York City, a much different climate than my balcony in Southern California! Patricia knows a thing or two about protecting her plants from […]

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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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New Post on Fiskars.com – Prepping Plants for an Indoor Vacation

November 3, 2011
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If you have perennial plants (those that live for several years, as opposed to annuals that live only one season) growing in containers, you may be wondering what to do with those plants during winter months. If you live in Southern California or a similarly mild climate, your entire winter plan may involve bringing your […]

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Spring Container Gardening Round Up

March 21, 2011
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Spring has sprung my balcony/patio/porch gardening friends! It may not seem like it in your area–all of a sudden it’s gotten cold and rainy in my neck of the woods–but the first day of Spring was yesterday, March 20th. This is all well and good, but for most of the U.S., your last frost date […]

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Community Container Garden

February 24, 2011
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Hear ye, hear ye! Community Container Garden day is finally here! Without further ado, may I present the plants we will be growing this year: ‘Sunspot’ Sunflowers, ‘Purple Petra’ Basil, Garlic Chives, ‘Spacemaster’ Cucumber, and ‘Better Bush’ Tomato. And if growing plants from seed wasn’t cheap enough for you, I’ve arranged with aHa Modern Living […]

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Hellebores Make Great Hostess Gifts!

November 26, 2010
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I have a new post up over at Fiskars.com. It’s about making a gift basket filled with beautiful hellebores to give to your holiday hosts: Starting with Thanksgiving right through New Years, November and December are filled with holiday parties. Of course, you are a thoughtful guest, and you always bring something special and beautiful […]

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Fall Container Garden Inspiration

October 20, 2010
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Three Not-So-Usual Flowers for Fall & Winter

October 4, 2010
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Violas, cyclamen, and ornamental kale are typical recommendations for fall gardens. But what if you’re looking for a different, more unique look this fall? I’ve got three suggestions, and I invite you to share your favorite fall flowers in the comments. Together we should be able to make a pretty good list!

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