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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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Quick Tomato Tip

April 18, 2012
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See that sucker there? Suckers are secondary branches that grow in the joints of existing branches. Pinch ‘em off. Suckers take energy away from growing tomatoes. No tomatoes will form on sucker branches.

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I’ll Be at CB2 West Hollywood This Saturday at 2pm!

April 17, 2012
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Hi friends! Come by CB2 West Hollywood this weekend to see demonstrations for urban outdoor living. I am talking on April 21 at 2pm about creative ways to use this Pony Planter (Indoor herb garden? Mod privacy screen? Come and find out!!!). There will also be time for Q & A and I would be happy […]

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Container Gardening A to Z: A is for Alliums

April 16, 2012
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Allium is the name of a great genus of plants for container gardeners. “Allium” literally means “garlic” in Latin, but botanically speaking, it includes onions, chives, and ornamental flowers as well. They all grow from bulbs and all have grass-like or tubular leaves with an onion/garlic scent to them when you brush up against the […]

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What do Worms like to Eat?

April 11, 2012
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In case you haven’t heard, I am now a vermicomposter (how could you have missed it, every other word out of my mouth is pretty much about worms! ). I have been feeding them some of my kitchen scraps and it is interesting to see what they like eating and what they don’t. And trust me, […]

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Book Signing at Thompson’s in Fontana on 4/14 from 11am – 2pm

April 10, 2012
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I would love to meet some Inland Empire container gardeners this Saturday, at Thompson’s Building Materials in Fontana, CA! I’ll be signing books and showcasing a couple of container garden ideas during their customer appreciation day. Be there or be square! Book Signing April 14, 2012 from 11-2pm Thompson’s Building Materials 11027 Cherry Avenue Fontana, […]

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Eclectic Container Ideas

April 9, 2012
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Hey San Francisco! Did you see Kimberly Gomes article in the Chronicle this past Sunday? She was inspired by my book to make a cute little colander herb garden. She also shared some of the other ideas from Small-Space Container Gardens, as well as DIY ideas from Lorene Edwards-Forkner’s Handmade Garden Projects. The article is online, […]

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Win Your Very Own Collection of Sempervivums from Arrowhead Alpines

April 2, 2012
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I have been having so much fun with my own sempervivums (see my little mint box and picture frame) that I am thrilled to share this news: Arrowhead Alpines is offering to send one lucky person (in the U.S. who is at least 18 years old) six of their very own named sempervivum varieties. Keep […]

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Mint Tin Turned Mini Garden

April 1, 2012
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If you’ve ordered a bunch of sempervivums from Arrowhead Alpines like I did, you need lots of things to do with all those little babies semps make. This was a totally fun and super easy little garden to make. I used a mint tin that I purchased at Trader Joe’s but if you’ve got an […]

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Shameless Succulent Stimulation

March 28, 2012

Since I’ve been talking about succulents a lot lately–Got a bunch of sempervivums all at once, gotta figure out projects for all those bad boys!–I thought I would keep up with the theme and share some photos from my recent trip to the Bay Area. One of my favorite things I did while up there […]

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