Podcast: New Zealand Gardening with Sarah O’Neil

arah O’Neil is known as Sarah the Gardener in New Zealand, where she grows most of her own food. She’s an author of 3 books, an award-winning blogger, and a keenly adventurous gardener. Continue reading Continue reading

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Winter

It’s that time of year already, in which I am compelled to pull up old photos of the garden. Does it seem earlier than usual? A part of me relishes the slowing down and quiet of the winter months. There’s more time for writing and making art. I manage far less during the growing season,

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How To Grow Amaryllis In Water

Growing amaryllis in water is a fun project, and looks cool too. It’s easy to do, and you can get really creative with it. In this post, I will give you step-by-step instructions for how to plant an amaryllis bulb in water, and share some simple care tips too. Planting amaryllis in water rather thanContinue Reading

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Alemany Farm is San Francisco’s Urban Farming Oasis

We’ve all passed a formerly vacant lot, only to see it’s been seized and taken over by gardeners. There are rows of vegetables, maybe a few flowers and a sculpture of some sort.

The sculpture in San Francisco’s Alemany Farm is a full-sized windmill. That should tell you everything you need to know about its agricultural girth.

The farm, flanked at all sides by freeways, public housing or the slope of Bernal Heights, is carved out of a former junkyard. In the 1990s, the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners transformed the 3 1/2 acre site into a sprawling garden with avocado trees, artichoke bushes and lavender shrubs.

But the organization folded, the money ran out and the weeds reclaimed the site. Several years ago, a new volunteer group called the Friends of the Alemany Garden took over the farm and whipped it back into shape — in a rambling, English garden kind of way.

READ THE FULL STORY AT: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/alemany-farm-is-san-franciscos-urban-farming-oasis/2096580/

Original source: https://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/2019/12/san-fransisco/

How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs – Control | Treatment

Most people want to know – How To Get Rid of Mealybugs – after they have seen mealybugs on their indoor plants or on other … [Read more]

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How To Grow and Care For Senecio Articulatus (Candle Plant)

Senecio articulatus [sen-ek-ee-o, ar-tik-oo-LAH-tus] is a perennial with succulent, evergreen stems reaching up to 2’ feet tall.  It belongs to the Asteraceae family and the … [Read more]

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How To Grow and Care For Aloe Nobilis (Gold Tooth Aloe)

Aloe Nobilis [AL-oh, NO-bil-iss] is an evergreen perennial with succulent rosettes of triangular leaves and native to South Africa. It belongs to the Asphodelaceae family … [Read more]

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How To Grow And Care For Slender Deutzia Gracilis

The deutzia gracilis [Dee-yute-zia, Gra-si-lis] is named after the man who discovered it, Deutzia Scholtanius and is a member of the hydrangea plant family (hydrangeaceae).  … [Read more]

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How To Care For Graptoveria Succulents

Graptoveria [grap-to-ver-iya] belongs to the family of succulents and is a hybrid of a succulent Echeveria and a Graptopetalum plant.  These showy Echeveria type plants … [Read more]

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Cat Lover Gift Idea: New Product Giveaway That Will Have You Feline Happy

Do you know a cat lover? Maybe there’s one in your mirror? Here’s
a unique garden statue you won’t be seeing at your local big box store. Made
from river stones and forged steel, this “whiskered” kitty is heavy enough to
sit solidly in your outdoor garden or yard for years to come. So endearing,
it’s the perfect cat lover gift idea.

This Whiskered
Cat Garden Statue
is offered by Happy Gardens company, who sources handmade
garden statuary pieces from artisans all over the world. For their new product
giveaway, they’re offering up this whimsical feline, with whiskers, a curly
tail and a happy expression.

Handcrafted with Love

Built to last forever, this adorable whiskered cat statue is
strong enough to weather the outdoors for many years, and cute enough to keep
on a porch or patio. Some Happy Gardens customers even display them on their
fireplace mantel. The artisans in Honduras who create them use reclaimed river
rocks and build each statue by hand. The Honduran manufacturer dedicates a
portion of his proceeds to improving life for these talented crafters.

Made with Quality Materials

Real river stones with polished edges and heavy-duty steel
make this happy cat a sturdy, easy-to-clean addition to your garden. Happy
Gardens backs their products with a one-year replacement warranty, and they’re
proud of their customer service. Be sure to peruse Happy Gardens to see all their lovable
animal-themed garden statues.

How to qualify for a chance to win?

Complete the entry form below for a chance to win. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway begins Thursday, December 12 at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM FROM ALL QUALIFIED ENTRANTS AND WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL.



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