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Friday Afternoon Grab Bag

by Fern on April 2, 2010

in Container Combos,Indoor Gardening,Product Review

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I’m trying something new in an effort to share some of the cool things I come across as well as lighten the load for me (writing 5 full-length posts a week for nearly 2 years is starting to take it’s toll). Basically, on Fridays I’m going to be sharing some links and quick ideas for you all to take into the weekend. Let me know what you think…

Great Blog Reading

  • Homemade EarthBox – Mr Brown Thumb shares how he made his own self-watering container with $2, a garbage bag and a rubberband.
  • What Makes a Good Gardener? – Author and blogger Gayla Trail pontificates on what qualifies someone as a “green thumb.”
  • How to Make a Planter Out of a Wooden Pallet – This isn’t a blog post, per se, it’s an Instructibles post, so I’m not really sure where that fits in the scheme of things. Regardless, it’s an interesting idea for making a nice looking planter out of found materials.
  • The San Francisco Garden Show: Container Drama – Christina shared her photos and thoughts on all the beautiful and interesting container designs at the SF Garden Show.
  • Review of Upside Down Planters and EarthBox – Paula Lovgren provides a thoughtful review of her experience with the Topsy Turvey upside down planter, and the self-watering EarthBox.

Loving These Colors

I keep on seeing yellow, orange and silver in gardens and find it a really beautiful, subtle color palette

Book I Can’t Wait to Read

Alys Fowler’s Garden Anywhere. I received the book as a Hanukkah gift, but haven’t had time to read it yet. I flipped through a copy at the San Francisco Garden Show, and was kicking myself for taking so long to actually crack open the cover.

I’m Lusting After…

The uber modern Roost Copenhagen terrarium containers available at aHa Modern Living.

In the News

Know about something that should be included in next week’s grab bag? Send your tips to fern at lifeonthebalcony.com.

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