5 Winter Questions

5 Winter Questions It's the coldest day of the season. Everything that had started to grow in the warmth of January is turning to mush. My hummingbird feeder nectar froze in one hour.  Clearly it's time to start thinking about how you'll spend your summer in the garden! Of course all my faithful readers will have read... Continue Reading →

Fight Depression–Plant a Bulb

This is my first post of 2014, and it should be an inspiring, content-rich essay. But that will have to wait. For now I'll refer you to another blogger's wise words: I'm sure we've all heard some reference to gardening being healthy and restorative. Here's a short post worth reading: Serenity In the Garden

5 Great Containers–Part III

Another Japanese Maple As promised, here's another container for the balcony garden. Remember, this is a south facing garden on the 7th floor, with a duplicate balcony above it on the 8th floor, so it gets a little shelter from storms, but is therefore in a rain shadow. Don't forget to water your outdoor container garden,... Continue Reading →

Designing Your Balcony Garden

Steve Whysall writes a garden column for The Vancouver Sun, and this week's column is on balcony gardens. I was just talking with my friend yesterday about using the Client Site Analysis for her own balcony space, so this column is timely.And apologies for so many LINKS!

6 Tips for Container Gardens

My garden is my test ground. Most of what I know I learned by screwing up at least once. So here's some tips I've learned through trial and error. 1. PLAN! Typically I've combined plants that I have rather than plants that I've designed to go together. I was given the little Buxus (boxwood), so... Continue Reading →

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