I've been bingeing at the library. I am currently testing the limit of how many books they will allow me to check out at one time. Seems that when I was a kid the limit was something like 5, but I am at 15 at the moment and no one is challenging me. But I think I need to lay off for an bit on my own accord. So this morning over coffee, I was perusing Black Plantsby Paul Bonine. I love black plants... wanna know why?
I got quoted this week in the Wall Street Journal because I'm a hardcore impatiens hater. Funny what will get you quoted. When pretty much the whole crop failed this year and impatiens became seriously scarce, blog posts about impatiens-hating must have popped up on Google search, and I got a call.
I recently moved to an apartment in San Francisco with a very small footprint — its saving grace is that it is connected to a large shared yard, a huge boon for an aspiring gardener in an urban area. I've been given the go ahead from the landlord to plant, but find myself reluctant to spend too much on something I can't take with me.
Want to know what's missing in your life? Flowers! If you joined the January Cure at the start of the year, perhaps you remember what fun it was to buy your weekly flowers. I'll admit I haven't kept it up, but when I came across these aerial shots of flower farms, it inspired me to get back in the habit of Friday flowers.
Despite Boston's abundant amount of green space, there are very few local shopping options for urban gardeners. Lindsey Swett, a lifelong green thumb, got tired of making trips to the 'burbs for supplies, so she started Niche for people like herself, no Zipcar necessary.
I have been writing a book since the new year, and I am finding it quite distracting. Normally my garden would have been in the ground for over a month now, but at the moment I barely have half of it planted. Trying to be practical — I don't need too many veggies forcing me to have to can this year — I am opting instead for flowers. My daughter wants to sell them at the Farmers Market later this summer.
There is simply no garden show greater than Chelsea. The Chelsea Flower Show takes place annually on the grounds of the Royal Hospital in London, and it features the finest garden designers, builders, and products in the garden industry. If you are looking for inspiration, there's no better place to find it.
Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, but it can also be expensive when you start buying lots of plants and pots. What if you could double, triple, even quadruple the number of plants you currently have without spending a dime? If you have a little bit of time on your hands, along with a lot of patience, you can do just that. Let's dig into cacti and succulent propagation!