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  • Wine bottle French Potager Garden
    Garden

    Recycle an Iron Arbor

    **This arbor story is a recycled post from 2010. I recently had a reader ask me to post it again — here it is my friends — RECYCLE, REUSE, REPOST!** My…

  • BioMarker Plant Markers in Elevated Beds
    Garden

    Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener

    One of the things I do throughout the year is gradually collect my stocking stuffers for holiday gift giving. With the holidays quickly approaching you need these stocking stuffers for the…

  • Bulb Popper and Drill
    Garden

    How To Plant a Bulb with a Drill

    Right now across the United States it is the season to plant bulbs and I have a solution to make it easier to do if you have a health condition that…

  • Halloween Broken Pot Container Garden
    Garden

    Halloween Broken Pot Container Fairy Garden

    This year I met a wonderful woman at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago; Denise English from Eco Personal Garden. She is a new garden product vendor who loved the…

  • Shirley Bovshow Evening Garden
    Garden

    Fall Landscaping with Shirley Bovshow

    On a recent #takeadaynow tour through the Los Angeles, California region, I met up with beautiful and inspiring landscape designer, Shirley Bovshow for a tour around her garden. Shirley is a…

  • Herb Garden
    Garden

    How To Dry Herbs

    An herb garden is a reflection of beauty and is intricately tied to food and family, it seems a good day to talk about an herb garden and drying herbs. One…

  • Houseplant Plant Stand Hack with Plants
    Garden

    Houseplant Plant Stand Hack

    This season I had several houseplants hanging in the garden. One of my favorite displays was the Living Wall Cone Container Garden (right) and the idea of giving these drought tolerant,…

  • Rose Garden Christopher Shane (002)
    Garden

    Rose Trials at Biltmore

    One of the highlights of my visit this summer at Biltmore Estate was being toured around the gardens by the knowledgeable Director of Horticulture, Parker Andes (above). Parker and his team…

  • Lifetime Raised Bed Cultivator Weeding Debris
    Garden

    Gleaning Garden Containers for Fall

    This year has been an amazing season for my elevated gardens. Since the spring I have been testing a garden tool from Gardeners Supply called the Lifetime Raised Bed Cultivator –…

  • Rick Bayless and Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    Rick Bayless in His Garden

    Gardens are a reflection of the passion and interests of their owners – bursting with emotional connections that stimulate guests and help tune them in to the person behind the garden.…

  • Rolling HIlls DSC_9052 (002)
    Garden

    Chicago Botanic Garden Opens Learning Center

    This summer I had the privilege of touring the amazing gardens at Chicago Botanic Garden. One of my favorite employees who toured with me is the talented Lisa Hilgenberg, the horticulturist…

  • Tropical jungle garden with Swiss Chard
    Garden

    Planting Swiss Chard in Fall

    Planting Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ in the late summer and fall works just as well as planting in early spring. While Swiss chard is a semi-hardy vegetable crop, it is still…

  • Living Wall Herbal Cocktail Garden Planting
    Garden

    Grow Herbs in the Fall

    Remember last season when I taught you how to plant an Easy Herbal Cocktail Garden Living Wall? Fall is the perfect time to replant herbs in your living walls for a…

  • First Frost Date Chart from the NOAA
    Garden

    When to Stop Fertilizing a Fall Vegetable Garden

    Knowing when to curtail fertilizing a vegetable garden is as important as knowing when to start fertilizing because of environmental concerns. According to studies by the University of MassAmherst. Their research…


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