Category Archives: What’s Growin’ On

Essential Plants for a Great Butterfly Garden

Today’s post is from guest blogger Randy Schultz from American Meadows. Butterflies need our help and in this article he suggests plants that provide habitat for these beautiful creatures. Take it away Randy: Essential Plants for a Great Butterfly Garden … Continue reading

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New 400+ Tips Gardening Book for Summer!

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success: A Decade of Tricks, Tools, Recipes, and Resources from Gardenerd.com. It’s been ten years in the making and we’re launching it on June 20th, just in time … Continue reading

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Recipe: Blackberry Jam

Blackberry season comes on strong, and if you don’t embrace it, your garden will have an understory of rotten blackberries within a month. We’ve already frozen 3 pints of berries, and made blackberry ice cream. We’re still picking 2 cups … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Gardening for a Healthy Planet

I can’t believe I have to refer back to this article I wrote in February, but it’s more appropriate than ever now. While it’s comforting to see the rest of the world stand up for the planet in the absence … Continue reading

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Guess What! Tree Kale Does Go to Seed

I’ve heard colleagues say that tree kale never goes to seed, that it can only be propagated by cuttings. Well, my 10-foot tree kale would beg to differ. It’s gone to seed after falling over in a wind storm (probably … Continue reading

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Being Prepared

A building caught fire in our neighborhood recently, leading to a power outage for two hours. The lack of internet and electricity, even for a short time, reminds us how dependent we are upon these modern conveniences. A recent article … Continue reading

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Design: Vertical Patio Garden Delight

We recently created a tidy vertical garden for a busy business woman in Marina del Rey. Her condominium patio didn’t allow room for a full-sized garden, and tight quarters limited her sun exposure to one wall. Her patio housed a … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) changed the way farmers do business. No longer do they have to go through a middle man to reach the consumer, they can sell direct. It means a larger share of profit and a stronger relationship … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: May

May is here and the garden begins to show signs of fruit. Flowers have been going off since April, but now is the time for summer fruits and veggies to jump into action. A few simple actions can help your … Continue reading

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YouTube: Trees and Shrubs for Bees

We continue our Plants for Pollinators Series with Honeylove.org. Our latest video gives you helpful suggestions for trees and shrubs you can plant for the pollinators in your life. They need pollen and nectar throughout the year, and some of … Continue reading

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