Allow me to reminisce. When I first wrote Gardening for Geeks in 2012, it was designed to consolidate every gardening lesson I teach into one book.
You've riffled through all of those seed catalogs, you've taken a survey of your seed collection and filled in the blanks. Now what?
Where will everything go this season? How will you find enough room? What about crop rotation and companion planting?
With all these things to think about, planning your spring garden may feel overwhelming. It's supposed to be fun. We can help.
One of the best ways to celebrate the bountiful harvest of summer is to get together with friends. Just imagine platters of veggies grilled
to perfection, mounds of fresh tomatoes ready for eating, and slices of watermelon - the quintessential summer fruit - all lined up on a table amongst friends.
Now picture another table blanketed with seed packets, with small envelopes nearby. You see a vegetable variety that you've been dying to try in your garden. ...
Summer is nearly here and the rain barrels are running dry. What will you do this summer to conserve water in your garden and home?
Well, come to the Metropolitan Water District's Spring Green Expo 2010 to find out ways to conserve not
only water, but energy and time as well. Gardenerd will be hosting a booth, so bring your gardening questions and get them answered.
I will ...
Lightning in a Bottle is a festival that might be hard to describe. Some say that it's Burning Man with less dust, while others say that it's enchantment in a
perfect blend of music, art, and funky people enjoying the outdoors. My experience of Lightning in a Bottle (back in 2008) was most profound in meeting a collection of forward-thinking people
out to save the world with big new ideas.
This year, ...
It's that time of year - garden tours (like the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase last weekend, and the Venice Garden Tour this weekend), and garden shows
abound. This weekend, April 30, May 1 & 2, we are participating with a Gardenerd booth at the LA Garden Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.
There are plenty of things to see and do at the Garden Show, including design ...
It's almost time for the 2nd Annual Gardens of Gratitude event. It takes place on April 24th and 25th, 2010 in
Los Angeles, and if you have a space that you want to transform into a vegetable garden, this is your chance to get help from your community (not to mention compost, advice, and a chance to
make new friends).
If you've ever wanted to take the Small Space and Container Gardening Class that we offer in our Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series, but haven't been able to make
it, you can come get similar information this Saturday for FREE. I'll be speaking at Ocean View Farms organic community garden on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. about many different
methods of growing a lot of stuff in a little bit of space.
Well, it's that time again. Time to get on your walking shoes or bicycle and head out to see some fantastic, clever landscaping in west side Los Angeles. The
Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is just a month away, and will be featuring 80 houses (impossible to see them all, but you can sure try) that focus on either native plants and drought tolerant
landscapes, edible gardens, or energy efficient features like solar power or rain barrels.
Several years ago, when I started getting serious about Gardenerd, I met Billy Goodnick. Billy is a fellow gardenerd in Santa Barbara with... well, let's just
say a lot of experience in the realm of landscaping and gardening. He was so supportive of me branching out of my own, and we kept in touch ever since.
Now, Billy has scored the coolest job writing for Fine Gardening Magazine's blog. Get this - Fine Gardening hired him because they saw ...