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Design: Balcony Garden Joy

Small space gardening is our specialty here at Gardenerd. We like making the most of tiny gardens, and our latest project was no exception. Using pre-fab products, we turned a plain old balcony into a farm-for-one in Hermosa Beach, CA. … Continue reading

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Starter Garden for Family

A family in Manhattan Beach called us saying they were “accidentally” growing pumpkins in a plastic storage container, and they wanted a real garden instead. In truth, they had great instincts and those pumpkins were growing like crazy on their … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Turf!

It’s time to highlight another turf removal project we’ve just completed. This one is primarily non-edible, but we were excited to transform another front lawn into a water catchment basin, and make it a home for native and drought-tolerant plants. … Continue reading

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Five Steps to a Beautiful Flagstone Ground Cover

Today we have a guest post from Dane O’Leary, a full-time freelance writer, lifestyles and design blogger for daneoleary.com, scientist, and humanitarian. His writing has been published in a variety of independent web and print publications. He has degrees in … Continue reading

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Big Changes for a Big Front Yard

Our largest Turf Removal Rebate project to date involved eliminating 3,000 square feet of lawn in a big front yard and parkway in Beverlywood. The owners wanted to reduce their water bill and make their front yard an inviting place … Continue reading

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One More Turf Removal Rebate Garden

People in Southern California are finally catching on to the idea that lawns are a waste of water, especially during a drought like the one we’ve been in for many years now. The City of Los Angeles is providing incentives … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Garden in Downtown LA

Artisan House, a combination market and restaurant/bar on the corner of 6th and Main Street, serves delicious, fresh food all day long, offering organic produce, artisanal wines and small-farm dairy products. The restaurant menu sports all the eye-catching entrees, sandwiches, … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens Giveaway!

If you’re looking for a good gardening book to curl up with this winter, Groundbreaking Food Gardens is my pick for 2014. Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected an impressive series of vegetable garden designs from … Continue reading

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New Garden for Dad and His Little Girl

Father’s Day is coming up, so it seemed appropriate to feature a new garden we just completed for a new dad. His little girl may not even be walking yet, but when she can she’ll have a place to grow … Continue reading

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New Keyhole Garden for Jesse

With every new house comes the opportunity for a new garden, and in the case of Jesse Carmichael, a new keyhole garden. Some of you may remember the first garden we did for Jesse a few years ago. Now he’s … Continue reading

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