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Organic Gardening Supplies: Basic Tools For Organic Gardens
You can make this barrier by cutting out the top and bottom of individual-sized soft drink or water bottles. While netting can be cost prohibitive for large gardens, it works well for smaller raised beds.Organic pesticides can be purchased, or there are...
Ohio
Willoughby
Greenhouse Gardening Supplies: What Are Common Supplies For A Greenhouse
Bleach and disinfectant spray are as vital as sinks and large washing tubs in. Avoid watering plants directly with a hose-sprayer, since this can encourage and spread mold spores. Below, you'll find a general greenhouse supply list, broken into the major...
Ohio
Willoughby
Limited Time to Compete for School-garden Supplies
School- and community-garden leaders can enter the Burpee "I Can Grow” contest for a chance to win plants and gardening supplies to boost their operation. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Dec.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Tater Totes: DIY fabric pots for potatoes & other plants
I am now using a double thickness of the landscape fabric material to make them more durable (just in case I need to pick them up to run with again).Viewer comments offered excellent ideas for reusing fabric feed sacks, recycled shopping bags, burlap...
California
El Segundo
Dear Sheila (2), Groundbreaking time in your new veggie garden
Thankfully, next year's list will be smaller. (If we're not prepared for wind, we'll look like a scene fromchasing flying paper sheets across the yard. The list above might total to $60 or thereabouts.
California
El Segundo
A Quick & Easy Harvest Apron
And I needed one quickly!I finally settled on an inexpensive white cotton chef's apron, with patch pockets already sewn in place as a starting point for what I wanted. Including notepads, pens, and small 3-foot tape measures would be great items to consider...
California
El Segundo
Miniature Container Gardens Provide Indoor-Outdoor Fun
Sometimes "less is more," so do not try to use everything you have collected in one container. I just have to remember to bring them indoors once the temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees at night.Inspect your plants for critters, yard litter,...
California
El Segundo
For the Love of Luffa, or is it Loufah?
The bleaching step is unnecessary, but may be of benefit if you plan to sell your luffa sponges. The large leaves are 3 to 5 lobed. If the sponge is splotchy, or too dark for your liking, you can whiten it (like the commercial products) with a mild 10%...
California
El Segundo
A Day at Dave\'s Garden
Some of the forums are subscriber only, but the information available, and the friendships that can be formed are well worth the price. Theneeded taking out, so I turned on the coffee and headed out the door.
California
El Segundo
V for Victory - Victory Garden That Is!
Finding the old photo and hearing my grandfather's sweet memories of the victory garden and the brothers and cousins they had planted it in honor of, I knew that I needed to learn more.The idea to plant a garden and make every yard work for the nation...
California
El Segundo
Community Gardens Different in their own Unique Ways, Part I
Produce raised in the community garden is donated to area food pantries to help feed the disadvantaged. Located in a large city park, this garden has evolved into a huge success in just a few short years.
California
El Segundo
The Frugal Gardener: Money Saving Projects and Tips; How to Create a Small Water Garden
$30 for the kettle, $18 for my plants, $7 for the mosquito dunks (which will be enough for the whole season) and $6 for the sealer if I decide to reimburse my husband. This Saturday feature will spotlight projects gardeners can create for inexpensive...
California
El Segundo
Community Gardens Different in their own Unique Ways, Part IV
The fourth in my series on community gardens will be more of a pictorial than verbal. I estimate the garden is about 2 acres in size are divided in plots that are about 20X10 feet in size.
California
El Segundo
Community Gardens Different in their own Unique Ways, Part III
An idea was born: let's teach many of the residents how to grow their own produce in an urban setting.Several organizations banded together to establish a number of programs to train and support residents with plants, tools and gardening advice.In 2004...
California
El Segundo
Making a zen garden: Your garden is your spa
That is an example of Koko.There is one last thing you can add to your zen garden if you find a bit more green pleasing and calming. Bends, corners, and shadows keep you looking and wondering what's there.This principle is one that I think we all strive...
California
El Segundo
Community Gardens Different in their own Unique Ways, Part II
Located on the banks of the Rouge River it offers hands on opportunities for students to study aquatic life, botany, forestry, ornithology and other environmental related subjects.Mr. Ford's wife Clara was an avid gardener.
California
El Segundo
Container Gardening to The max
You may be surprised at the beauty you can create. Later I wandered out to take another look at it and discovered Mom had taken advantage of the hollowness and planted a few plants.
California
El Segundo
Promises, Promises: My Gardening Resolutions
Adjacent to the arbor are the three now-dead Indian Hawthorns referenced in #8 above.Directly behind the arbor and next to the garbage bins is a pile of dead leaves, branches, and weeds that I'm afraid to touch because, even worse than the inevitable...
California
El Segundo
The Frugal Gardener: Money Saving Projects and Tips; How to Make a Planter From an Old Chair
The hens and chicks originally came from DG member and dear friend, 'Yardbird' nearly a decade ago.Cassidy is arranging the plants in their new home, making sure to leave room for their eventual growth.
California
El Segundo
Unorthodox Gardening Methods
Give SBG a try; once you try it you'll be hooked, too.This is a fun project, especially if you get children involved. Each is about 2 by 4 feet. If using transplants use a garden trowel to open a planting hole.
California
El Segundo
Missouri Botanical Garden: Garden Structure
In the evening, lights make the onions glow, a very different look when compared to daytime. Despite many other visitors to the building, this area is very serene and private. It is a wonderful example of color that can be included in a garden with materials...
California
El Segundo
Use cattle panels to build an arched trellis & hoop house
They may also work for the cattle panels!The anchors help hold the angle in place when the cattle panel ends are flexed into position between the two pieces of angle.Wire ties were used to connect and hold the sides of the cattle panels together, which...
California
El Segundo
Container Gardening Supply List: What Do I Need For A Container Garden
You need something that drains well, doesn't compact, and isn't too saturated with nutrients – which rules out garden mixes and soil directly from the ground.You can find mixes at your garden center specifically designed for container gardening.
Ohio
Willoughby
Sun Clocks: Interesting TIME In Your Garden!
This special monthly positioning causes the human shadow to fall more closely on the appropriate hour mark in "solar time."But, what about Daylight Savings Time (DST)? This article will discuss the sun clocks you can set up with free information available...
California
El Segundo
Garden Resolutions: Next Year I Shall...
Any gardener might put that on his list, particularly if he spent too much money on established plants this year. Of course, no co-worker had carrots, so this year wasn't a total loss.
California
El Segundo
Garden Bling Bling - Garden Art
The more of these in your art collection the more dire the situation. Likewise, if you are in the area and people stop, thinking you have a yard art store, you have way too much garden art.
California
El Segundo
Cantigny Gardens
Its beds hold over a thousandbushes of 55 varieties, grouped according to their flowering habit — Floribunda, Hybrid Tea, etc. Water flows from a fountain in the garden's center, and benches sit in the shade beneath the 130 foot pergola, which is not,...
California
El Segundo
Wit and Wisdom: Gardening Commentary Through the Ages
I enjoy hearing from my readers!All images are courtesy of Wikimedia unless otherwise indicated. They are also often used to support, oppose or present an entirely different view of a situation in a humorous light or pridefully used in an attempt to bolster...
California
El Segundo
A No-Wa-Wa Fountain for Your Garden
The term "no-wa-wa", perhaps a tad cutesy, originated several decades ago in a contest by Steve Gander, a local Iowa boy, who grew up to become one of the top rodeo event promoters in the U.S.
California
El Segundo