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Moving My Citrus Collection Indoors

As many of you know, I have quite a large collection of warm weather plants at my farm, including citrus trees and a vast array of other tropical [&hellip...

“Post-Wild” Book Talk and Giveaway by Susan Harris

As I mentioned on Monday, I recently heard a talk about the much-anticipated book Planting in a Post-Wild World by the authors, Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. I promised a book review and giveaway today but having now read the whole book, I’ve decided that it’s so thought-provoking, I want to comment at length, with examples of how their […]

Have You Seen What Ball® Has in Store This Year? (+ a giveaway)

Gardeners have been busy canning and preserving for the last few months and it's not over yet. Just this week, I pulled my beets for pickling, as I do each summer. It's one of our very favorite goodies from the garden. I've also gotShow More Summary

New Project: The Internet of Bees: Adding Sensors to Monitor Hive Health

Learn how to pull realtime sensor data from a beehive to monitor its weight, temperature, and humidity over the internet. Read more on MAKE The post The Internet of Bees: Adding Sensors to Monitor Hive Health appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

New Project: Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino

Build this aquaponic garden to bring your veggies and your fish tank into perfectly sustainable harmony. Then use Arduino to take your set-up to the next level. Read more on MAKE The post Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Historic Flavors of Fall by Thomas Christopher

Once upon a time, cider-making, not football was the fall preoccupation throughout much of this country.  Wherever apples grew – and thanks to pioneering nurserymen like John Chapman that included much of the Midwest and upper South as well as the Northeast and Pacific Northwest – the fruit was gathered up into barrels, crates and […]

Cartagena Bridal Week 2015

Lots of wedding inspirations from Cartagena Bridal Week! Last week, I flew to Colombia, South America, to attend a Silvia Tcherassi fashion show and weddings symposium. Earlier this [&hellip...

The Butterfly Effect by Ivette Soler

  For weeks, my garden has been ALIVE with the beating of orange wings! I have Gulf Fritillaries coming at me from every corner of my garden – I think the other day I counted more than 20 – and more are emerging from cocoons every day! I am an ardent collector of passiflora species, […]

We get questions by Elizabeth Licata

This was going to be a post about trees, but I just got an email asking me about another topic that is equally on my mind at this time of year. In fact, both in the spring and fall, I am focused on trees and bulbs more than on traditional garden perennials. Having just completed […]

A Busy Weekend in East Hampton and in Newport

 A busy weekend of appearances, events, and book signings… This past weekend was particularly busy for me. First, I went to East Hampton, New York to attend an [&hellip...

Playful plant-lover’s garden of LA designer Dustin Gimbel

5 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

The Death Star was blasting mercilessly when I visited designer Dustin Gimbel‘s garden in Long Beach, CA, last week — not at all in the mellow, sunny-L.A. way I’d been led to expect. But perhaps Diana and I are fated to bring Texas weather with us wherever we travel. Show More Summary

Fans of Garden Design Magazine by Susan Harris

Here I am with everyone’s favorite landscape architect Thomas Rainer before he and Claudia West spoke about their book Planting in a Post-Wild World  yesterday in Oxford, Maryland. (Book review and giveaway coming this Friday). But today’s post is about the new+improved Garden Design Magazine, about which Thomas used these phrases I quickly jotted down and quote […]

Planting My Fall Garden

Take advantage of the cooler weather and plant a productive fall garden! Last week, my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, began planting our fall crops in the vegetable garden. [&hellip...

Late garden party at Kris Peterson’s ocean-view oasis

6 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Kris Peterson, Los Angeles blogger at Late to the Garden Party, saw her blog title unexpectedly come true last week. Or rather, my friend Diana and I did. With flight complications, we arrived in L.A. four hours later than planned and were indeed late to the garden party that Kris had generously planned for us: lunch on her patio with two other L.A. Show More Summary

Colorful LA garden of Potted maven Annette Gutierrez

I was in Los Angeles/Pasadena last weekend for the annual Garden Writers Association symposium, and boy oh boy, do I have some cool gardens to show you! Not all were on the GWA tours, which were limited to 3 private gardens and one public garden (the fabulous Huntington). Show More Summary

The Bitter End

With temperatures moderating some I was walking around the garden. I couldn't hardly get down this path... Not even if I approached from the other direction. Going in this direction you are supposed to be able to look through the circle of neatly trimmed bittersweet. Show More Summary

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