Spring may have technically sprung on March 20th, but I didn’t really start noticing it until this week. I ate my first home-grown strawberry! Man-o-man was it delicious too. And since I grew it myself, I know I didn’t ingest lots of chemicals, like I would have if I had eaten a commercially grown strawberry. YUM!
In order to get you in the gardening spirit of spring, I’m going to send one lucky person a copy of Garden Up! Smart Vertical Design for Small and Large Spaces…
Win a Copy of Garden Up!
I really loved my copy of Garden Up! I loved it so much I want to give a copy to one of you. So, if you live in the continental U.S. and you leave a comment on the post where I reviewed the book, you will be entered to win! Comments must be made before midnight Pacific Time on April 7, 2011. I will pick someone at random and announce the winner next Friday.
I was recently given a copy of the Molly Saves e-magazine put together by the woman behind Econobusters. I know a lot of you really love ideas for repurposing objects for garden use, and this issue is chock full of that sort of thing. I also loved the sugar scrub recipe that you can make with things you probably already have in your pantry. And of course, who doesn’t love info on how to save money? Molly Saves has got those ideas in spades. The only thing I wish the magazine did differently is change the format to landscape so that it is easier to read on my computer screen.
Bonus: Since the magazine is sent to subscribers in PDF form, it’s environmentally friendly and won’t clutter up your home with yet another magazine laying around. At only $4.95, this is a bargain you shouldn’t pass up.
Great Container Gardening Reads:
- Heavy Petal found these super cool balcony railing planters that double as a birdhouse! You gotta see it to believe it.
- Rain Forest Garden has a great collection of vertical gardening ideas. Many thanks for including my pallet garden!
- Were you able to make it out to the San Francisco Garden Show this year? Me neither. But Gen has a great collection of ideas for balcony gardeners that she found at the show.
- Love this idea for stacking pots one on top of another to create a tiered herb garden. I think I am going to try it sometime soon…
- Of course, there are also lots of great vertical gardening posts right here on LOTB.