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  1. About Sat 19 Nov 2011 - WELCOME The name or title of the Potted Plant Society, and to a similar extent, the botanical varieties that the Society deals with, are somewhat unique in the sense that they are neither tied to a specific district, region, state or country, nor to a specific plant species, family or genus. In other words, the […]
  2. Contents Tue 29 Oct 2013 - Potted Plant Society Pages Recent Posts Older Posts 100+ Older Posts 200+ Older Posts 300+ Older Posts 400+ Older Posts 500+ Older Posts 600+ Older Posts 700+ Older Posts 800+ Older Posts 900+ Older Posts 1000+
  3. Potted Garden Wed 21 Mar 2012 - The Potted Garden is introduced by SoundEagle in the year 2000 as an innovative gesture for the Society’s Silver Anniversary, and is the Fifth Section for the Competitive Display of Plants. There are many ways to be creative in growing potted plants. One obvious ways is to decorate the pots or to use attractive pots. […]
  4. Gallery Mon 8 Jul 2013 -
  5. Press Tue 2 Apr 2013 -
  6. Awards Mon 27 Aug 2012 - Super Sweet Blogging Award Potted Plant Society has been nominated on 26 August 2012 at 7:09 AM by Marcella Rousseau (Marcy) for the Super Sweet Blogging Award and won! Marcy and SoundEagle have neither known each other nor interacted online until she chose to comment on one of the main pages that serves to explain […]
  7. The Living Society Mon 2 Apr 2012 - The Potted Plant Society website has been created, designed and administered by SoundEagle since November 2011 as an innovative platform to promote the joy and knowledge of growing potted plants creatively. The website, as it has been conceived, structured and composed, has a strong commitment to values, people, learning, innovation, and preservation of written and intellectual […]
  8. Quotes & Poems Wed 27 Jun 2012 - Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it. ― John Burroughs Connection with gardens, even small ones, even potted plants, can become […]
  9. Container Repurposed Tue 3 Jul 2012 - From Container Gardening: Here’s a peek at what gardeners are planning for this year (2012). 1. Re-purposing No longer is it cool to just recycle used products. The really cool thing is to re-purpose used products and gardeners are leading the way. Take, for instance, used doors. They are being re-purposed as raised beds for […]
  10. Website Statistics Tue 12 Jun 2012 - Potted Plant Society Worldwide Potted Plant Society Worldwide in the past 24 hours Potted Plant Society’s Country Data Top Views by Country between 25 February 2012 and 31 December 2012 Country Views United States 5,882 Australia 3,117 Canada 686 India 679 United Kingdom 657 Philippines 397 Singapore 267 Malaysia 218 Thailand 194 Brazil 186 Turkey […]
  11. Potted Plant Mon 21 Nov 2011 - Houseplant Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Potted plant) A houseplant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. Houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes, positive psychological effects, or health reasons such as indoor air purification. Plants used in this fashion are most commonly, though not […]
  12. Plant Pot Tue 22 Nov 2011 - Flower pot From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Plant pot) Flower pot Jiffy pots; plant pots which are biodegrable and may be planted directly into the soil Victorian decorative flower pots at Kindrogan House, Enochdu, Scotland A flower pot or plant pot is a container (such as a pot) in which flowers and other […]
  13. Plant Tue 22 Nov 2011 - Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Plants Temporal range: Early Cambrian to recent, but see text, 520–0 Ma PreЄ Є O S D C P T J K Pg N Scientific classification Domain: Eukaryota (unranked): Archaeplastida Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866[1] Divisions Green algae Chlorophyta Charophyta Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular land plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta—liverworts Anthocerotophyta—hornworts Bryophyta—mosses […]
  14. Container Garden Tue 22 Nov 2011 - Contents Click on any item in the table of Contents below to go directly to the corresponding section. Click the “Back” button on the mouse or the web browser to return to the table of Contents. Container Gardening Great Ideas for Container Gardening (Willem Van Cotthem) Container Gardening – Designing and Displaying Potted Gardens Choosing […]
  15. Links Fri 6 Apr 2012 - Linking with the Potted Plant Society Any Society, Association, Organisation or Company (private or public) substantially dedicated to gardening, to horticulture, or to the cultivation, promotion, exhibition, research, investigation, conservation and/or preservation of plants and their ecosystems, can supply its website title and address using the Comments form. Click here to link with the Potted […]
  16. Comments Tue 6 Dec 2011 - SoundEagle hopes that you have enjoyed and benefited from the experience of visiting this website. Please kindly provide your comments in the form below, and rate the design, functionality, contents, language and grammar of the Potted Plant Society website at your convenience. Thank you. You may also contact SoundEagle (Webmaster and Designer) using this form.
Recent Posts
  1. Celebrating 2014 Mother’s Day with Queensland Orchid Society | ✿❀ Queensland Orchid Society ❀✿ Mon 12 May 2014 - [object Window] via Celebrating 2014 Mother’s Day with Queensland Orchid Society | ✿❀ Queensland Orchid Society ❀✿.
  2. Bonsai Bark | Promoting and Expanding the Bonsai Universe Sat 3 May 2014 -
  3. A Living Centerpiece Thu 12 Dec 2013 - Originally posted on Forest Garden:
    ~ Early December is often spent sprucing up our inside spaces for the holidays.  Not only do we spend more time indoors, but many of us will have family, friends, and house guests visiting this month and next.  We clean up, freshen up, and bring out our Christmas decorations in…
  4. Violas For Winter Blooms Sat 5 Oct 2013 - Originally posted on Forest Garden:
    Violas are finally here, ready to plant in our pots and beds to enjoy all winter.  Even as we watch weather reports of 20+ inches of snow falling in early winter storm Atlas over six states in the upper mid-west of the US, I’m planning our winter flower garden. Violas,…
  5. Beauty of Foliage Fri 4 Oct 2013 - Originally posted on Forest Garden:
    Caladium and Begonia ~ Consider how beautiful foliage can be;  whether the brightly veined leaves of a Caladium, the dark ruffled leaves of Anglewing Begonia, or the velvety leaves of Coleus. ~ Coleus ~ All of the these plants produce flowers, but the flowers aren’t the main event.  These plants…
  6. Glorious Orchid Specimens in 2013 Spring Show Competition Sun 15 Sep 2013 - Originally posted on ✿❀ Queensland Orchid International ❀✿:
    The Spring Show Has Begun in Earnest on 13th September! The Queensland Orchid Society would like to welcome all of you to the show, and to hope that those who attended have had a pleasant time enjoying the opportunity to exhibit, view, learn about, sell or buy quality orchid…
  7. ✿❀ Queensland Orchid Society ❀✿ Wed 28 Aug 2013 - Originally posted on SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ:
    A New Website Is Born! SoundEagle has been busy creating and designing this new and special website, and would like to welcome you to browse and comment at your discretion. Click on the following images to visit the corresponding parts of the Queensland Orchid Society website. On this website you will…
  8. Container Gardening Mon 8 Jul 2013 - Container Gardening, Planter, Pot, Potted Plants, Wall or Vertical Gardening, Potted Garden, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, Miniature Garden, Accent Plant
  9. Signature Gardens: Annuals/Containers ― Spring/Summer Container Gardening Mon 8 Jul 2013 - Container Gardening, Planter, Pot, Potted Plants, Wall or Vertical Gardening, Potted Garden, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, Miniature Garden, Accent Plant
  10. Potted Plant Society on Clipzine and Pinterest Mon 8 Jul 2013 - Container Gardening, Planter, Pot, Potted Plants, Wall or Vertical Gardening, Potted Garden, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, Miniature Garden, Accent Plant
  11. Colours Storm Sat 15 Jun 2013 -
  12. How To Make Your Own Window Garden Sat 11 May 2013 -
  13. How To Make Your Own Hanging Flower Basket Sat 11 May 2013 -
  14. How To Make Your Own Miniature Garden Fri 10 May 2013 -
  15. How To Make Your Own Balcony Garden Fri 10 May 2013 -
  16. My Week without Television Sun 7 Apr 2013 - Originally posted on Drops of Magic:
    Okay, I did it. I hid my remote and pulled the cord on my TV for a week. This is my diary of the unplugged experience: Day one: I spent the afternoon on a long hike with a bunch of friends. Then came home, drank wine and emailed people on facebook. Barely…
  17. 2012 in Review – Potted Plant Society’s Annual Report with Season Greetings, Statistics, City Skyline, Mountains, Spotlights and Fireworks! Tue 1 Jan 2013 - Continuing the festive spirit as 2012 departs and 2013 arrives, Potted Plant Society would like to thank and appreciate, wholeheartedly, everybody who visited, liked and/or commented on various posts and pages, with the gesture and formality of presenting this stylish 2012 Annual Report, based on some data from the “stats helper monkeys” at WordPress. Here […]
  18. Season Greetings from SoundEagle: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holiday Thu 20 Dec 2012 - SoundEagle says: I would like to share the following poem with all followers and members of the Potted Plant Society. I have a list of folks I know all written in a book, And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look. And that is when I realize that these names are […]
  19. Floral Art Innovations: Window Box Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  20. Floral Art Innovations: Repurpose, Reuse and Recycle Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  21. Floral Art Innovations: Balcony, Terrace, Verandah or Roof Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  22. Floral Art Innovations: Container Gardening Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  23. Floral Art Innovations: Wall or Vertical Gardening Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  24. Floral Art Innovations: Suspended Sun 9 Dec 2012 -
  25. Fit with Fittonia. Sat 24 Nov 2012 -
  26. Late Flowers Sat 24 Nov 2012 - Originally posted on My Plants, Pets And Favourite Places:
    At the start of the year I planned to photograph plants in flower on a weekly basis.  This patently never materialised  (the same fate happened to many of my other projects!) – I will have another go next year so please bear with me! Below are…
  27. Eye-Catchers in your Garden. Thu 15 Nov 2012 -
  28. Orchid Design Inspiration Thu 15 Nov 2012 -
  29. Plants and Pots Design for around the house. Wed 14 Nov 2012 -
  30. The Travessa Vertical Garden Home. Mon 12 Nov 2012 -
  31. Living in a Jungle at Home. Mon 12 Nov 2012 -
  32. Bringing the Outside Indoors – The Seasonal Culling of Plants Thu 8 Nov 2012 - View original post
  33. British Garden Design Winners. Mon 5 Nov 2012 -
  34. Pots,Plants and Pleasure !. Mon 5 Nov 2012 -
  35. Spirited Cyclamen-Indoor-plant of the month. Mon 5 Nov 2012 -
  36. Suspended Potted Plants at Glacier Gardens in Juneau Alaska Sat 27 Oct 2012 -
  37. Pumpkin Containers Fri 26 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on greenfingernails:
      Add some autumn decor to your porch or deck in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations by using pumpkins as containers. That’s right – pumpkins. This quick weekend project makes for an eye-catching Thanksgiving centrepiece, adornment for your front entrance, or a hostess gift. Get your kids and grandkids involved…
  38. Succulent Garden Extravaganza Fri 26 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on lazar landscape:
    Our design department field trip to the Succulent Garden Extravaganza was super fun. The folks over at Succulent Gardens put on a real nice shindig. We enjoyed the presentations, our fellow succulent lovers, and good barbecue – and we all came back with lots of new plants for our gardens.…
  39. My Orchids Tie One On Fri 26 Oct 2012 -   Here’s my latest creation and invention. My friend Joe owns the best Italian restaurant ever called Roma Ristorante. Joe asked for some flowers for his bar so I picked up these stunning orchids and two glass containers. One very large and a smaller vase to fit inside the larger one. Next I scoured Ebay…
  40. Back to the Future – Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Fri 26 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on The Frustrated Gardener:
    I’ve seen the future …. and it’s kind of strange! There’s been lots in the UK travel press about the development of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, so I was desperate to squeeze a visit into our 7 hour stop over on the way to Burma. Despite being…
  41. I Love Container Gardening Sun 21 Oct 2012 -
  42. How to Win a Miniature Contest with a Miniature Garden Sun 21 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    This is our latest award-winning garden that won 2nd place at the Seattle Miniature Show last month. We’ve won many awards at this show, read on to find out how we do it. How to Win a Miniature Contest with a Miniature Garden Two Best of Shows, one…
  43. Lights, Camera, Action! Photographing Your Miniature Garden Sun 21 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Learning to shoot miniature photographs is one of the joys of the hobby because you can capture moments throughout the seasons. Lights, Camera, Action! Photographing Your Miniature Garden I must admit I bought the book for the photographs. I’ve been a lurking fan of David Perry for about two…
  44. A New and Rare Miniature Garden Workshop with Expert Janit Calvo Sun 21 Oct 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Kevin’s Garden ~ The lively greens of the garden plays with the cheerful blues of the pot. A New & Rare Miniature Garden Workshop with Janit Calvo! Pemberley’s Miniature Garden “Do you want to come and play with us?” Want to learn all that you need to know…
  45. autumn in Tokyo Wed 17 Oct 2012 -
  46. Terrariums Mon 24 Sep 2012 -
  47. Weekend Project: Container Gardening Sat 22 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on lazar landscape:
    Looking for a quick weekend project to spruce up your patio, deck or even you front porch? Container gardening is a great, easy project to do just that. Whether you are sprucing up some pots you already have, planning to buy new containers or creating a specific container garden, you…
  48. Flower Power Update! Sat 22 Sep 2012 - SoundEagle says: This post presents an update on the extra lush growth observable on the same but younger potted plants shown in the post entitled “Container Gardening” a single season earlier.
  49. Living Wall Prezi Fri 21 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on stewardsofearth:
    I recently experimented with the innovative presentation tool called Prezi.  This is an amazing way to visualize presentations, get the bigger picture, and allow for a less linear look.  This is a presentation I made last week outlining the basics about living walls “Introduction to Living Walls” Let me know what…
  50. Keeping Streets Safe and Beautiful Fri 21 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on xamary:
    Bench and planter: San Francisco, California San Francisco’s busy Powell Street is safer thanks to this beautifully designed stainless steel planter.  Powell Street is crowded with tourists but to keep them from easily crossing the street and perhaps getting hit by traffic and cable cars, this long planter along the curb…
  51. HOW TO MAKE A POND IN A POT – GUIDE Fri 21 Sep 2012 -
  52. Evergreen Herb — Self-Watering Planter Fri 21 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on moddea:
    This self-watering planter comes from Cult Design‘s new collection. It consists of two terracotta containers and felt strips, which keep herbs fresher than their store-bought pots. Thanks to the porous feature of the material, the planter also acts as a small humidifier. Design by Marita Lord. Evergreen Herb — Self-Watering Planter, Small, $29.95;…
  53. A Terra Cotta..Grill? Fri 21 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Workplace Resource Florida:
    Summer is unfortunately winding down, and for those of you who don’t live in a year-round warm climate, you face the annual decision of what to do with your barbecue grill. If you’ve got a nice, expensive setup its a no-brainer to buy a grill cover and/or store it…
  54. Vintage Dresser Planter Fri 21 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Life Loving Londoner:
    Life Loving Londoner View original post
  55. Plants Brought Alive! Wed 19 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on A Curious Crate by Jean:
    Terrarium fun crafted by Josh Leo from 8 Oaks Terrariums
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  57. Pots, Plants and Pleasure. Wed 19 Sep 2012 -
  58. All Decked Out Sat 15 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Garden Shoots:
    As a garden designer,  I have a confession to make: I don’t think of myself as particularly inspired when it comes to containers (planters, pots, whatever you want to call them). My colleague Kripa is the star at our company, and I always love to look at and photograph her…
  59. Containers for the Shade Sat 15 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Garden Shoots:
    As I’ve confessed before, container planting isn’t my strong suit. Occasionally I get a burst of inspiration, but more often I consult my colleague Kripa here at Landscape Projects, who is a genius when it comes to putting together gorgeous pots. Here’s a sample, for a shady garden, which she…
  60. Summer watering Sat 15 Sep 2012 -
  61. The Edible Greenhouse. Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  62. Precious moments Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  63. Green Balcony Fantasy Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  64. Vicky Plant-Lamp Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  65. Leuke combinaties in pot. Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  66. Urban-Gardenig=Important. Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  67. Fun storage solutions to excite the abode Fri 14 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on weberlifedesignspeaks✦com:
    There is one thing that most will agree with no matter what size home that they live in; there is never enough room for storage. Tabletops and floors get cluttered with papers. It seems like anytime that a surface is cleaned off someone in the household sees fit to fill…
  68. Wall décor that adds new life to the abode Fri 14 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on weberlifedesignspeaks✦com:
    The world is getting more and more crowded. Nowhere is this more prevalent than living in congested metro areas. The abode has become an important place to have as an escape from the hustle and bustle. As the pollution increasingly overwhelms, we are becoming increasingly aware of how important it…
  69. “Green Indoors” best concept by far! Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  70. Buiten Bonsai’s Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  71. Pretty! Fri 14 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on musicologistblog:
    musicologistblog View original post
  72. Roof-garden for sale. Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  73. Bamboo Vertical planter. Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  74. Please could I have my green wall? Fri 14 Sep 2012 -
  75. Tower Flower by Edouard François Wed 12 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on KARMATRENDZ:
    The Flower Tower was completed in 2004. Christian de Portzamparc, architect in charge of the urban regeneration zone of Hauts Malesherbes, had given us a carte blanche. The tower is the vertical continuation of an adjacent park. Its giant flower pots, hanging from the balconies, were inspired by Parisian window planters…
  76. Natural Systems Domination by Tres Birds Workshop Wed 12 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on KARMATRENDZ:
    Tres Birds, a design/build architecture firm, created a temporary nature-inspired art installation in downtown Denver, Colorado. Architecture design and build firm, Tres Birds Workshop from Boulder, CO was recently commissioned to create a large-scale art installation for KEEN’s Recess Revolution Tour encouraging people outside during the workday for daily activity breaks…
  77. Accent plants Wed 12 Sep 2012 -
  78. Woolly Pockets Wed 12 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on mrblueskye:
    Lately, I have been obsessed with hanging gardens and have been toying around with the idea of making a large living wall with succulents or going the Woolly Pocket route and doing something really lush and full. We recently expanded our patio space to include a play area for Skye and…
  79. Vertical gardens for every city home Wed 12 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Easy Peasy Life ... in the city:
    With these creative urban gardening ideas, you won’t need a backyard to enjoy a bit of garden bloom. Check out how other city slickers get their dose of spring blossoms and fresh herbs straight from their balcony, window sill, bare walls and other nook and crannies…
  80. Balcony Gardening: Vertical Herbs Wed 12 Sep 2012 -
  81. Treehugger Vertical Gardening Fact-Sheet. Wed 12 Sep 2012 -
  82. Vertical Gardening: Veggie Style Tue 11 Sep 2012 -
  83. More From the Miniature Garden Archives, Part II Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Mixing up the textures and the colors of the trees, shrubs and plants create an authentic garden scene in miniature. More From the Miniature Garden Archives, Part II Here are more of the many miniature garden images that we put aside for our upcoming book from Timber Press…
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  85. Products We Love – Apartment Gardening Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on SOW SWELL:
    We’ve got lots of friends who live in apartments and they tell us they can’t wait to have a house so they can start their own urban farm and eating fresh food from their own backyard.  But we tell them there are lots of options for apartment gardeners and just…
  86. Ideas and Inspiration for a Modern Vegetable Garden Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on SOW SWELL:
    Photo Credit: LHL Designs has fashioned wine creates into gorgeous vegetable gardens fit for any sized farm! We recently posted about Getting Rid of Your Lawn and Xeriscaping, which are definitely bigger projects.  We strive to offer ideas that are appropriate for all types of farms. And inspiration can sometimes be daunting…
  87. A Kitchen Herb Garden – You Can Grow That! Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Gordon's Gardens:
    If you have enough natural light in your kitchen, you can grow an herb garden.   Growing a variety of herbs you use on a semi-regular basis can be both easy and incredibly satisfying.  All you need to grow an indoor herb garden in your kitchen is good light.…
  88. New Terrariums Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on De temporum ratione:
    Several new terrariums for bright light environment… New Terrariums September 2012
  89. Mason Jar Ideas Tue 11 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Confessions of a Barefoot Kitchen Witch:
    Mason Jar Terrariums Terrariums can cost you up to $160, but this solution costs only a few dollars and is perfect for a centerpiece or mantel: 1.    Take your Mason jar and put rocks in the bottom of it. 2.    Add charcoal (this prevents bacteria). 3.    Add…
  90. What’s Glass and Dirt and Awesome? Sun 9 Sep 2012 -
  91. DIY Shade Terrarium Sat 8 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on waking up eden:
    In my previous post I thought it would be fun to do a blog post on terrariums. So there you have it, I created my own! I have some pictures provided and steps you can follow on how to make your own Shade Terrarium. It was quite fun, and…
  92. A little green Sat 8 Sep 2012 -
  93. Small Home Garden Fri 7 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Sequin and Tulle:
    Oh gosh, how I love the idea of planting seeds in eggs shells. It is such an organic and natural way of starting a small garden in your own home. The eggs shells make for some inexpensive “pots” that can support seed growth at the earliest stages. Totally loving how this…
  94. simplicity Tue 4 Sep 2012 -
  95. My favourite buildings in London: The house with a roof terrace in Hackney Tue 4 Sep 2012 - SoundEagle says: It would have been even more impressive if vertical gardening were to be implemented all along the blank white wall on the left side of the building.
  96. Everyone can do urban gardening! First round-up of examples Tue 4 Sep 2012 -
  97. ASPAC KIMURA DEMO 2011 Mon 3 Sep 2012 -
  98. ASPAC BONSAI 2011 Japan Mon 3 Sep 2012 -
  99. DAIKAN TEN 2011 Mon 3 Sep 2012 -
  100. Bonsai videos … Mon 3 Sep 2012 -
Older Posts 100+
  1. Daytrip to Gunma Mon 3 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Tyler Sherrod Bonsai:
    In this post I am going to show you the collection of a client we have who lives in Gunma. Gunma is located about an hour southeast of Nagano. The first half of these pictures were taken last fall. We had made a trip to clean old needles from his…
  2. Bonsai gallery … Mon 3 Sep 2012 -
  3. The Fall Planting That Keeps on Giving Mon 3 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    Labor day weekend is here which means school is already in full swing and autumn is just around the corner. Fall is the best time to utilize planters as focal points in the garden. As perennial beds start to die back and the days grow shorter, a spicy mix of foliage…
  4. New Flowering Companion Plants… Mon 3 Sep 2012 - Originally posted on michael hagedorn:
    The words ‘companion’ and ‘accent’ are used interchangeably to indicate a plant or object used in bonsai display. Last year I made a post of several in my backyard… http://crataegus.com/2010/05/13/accents/ …and here are a few more. I have been heavily focused on Northwest native perennials since moving to Portland, Oregon.…
  5. September Aster Sat 1 Sep 2012 - Aster (genus) Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aster Aster alpinus Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Tribe: Astereae Genus: Aster L. Species Many, see text. Aster (syn. Diplopappus Cass.) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. The genus once contained nearly 600 species […]
  6. Trees with more than one trunk Fri 31 Aug 2012 -
  7. Pruning as an art form–The basics of pruning Wed 29 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    The Simple Basics of Pruning — pruning as an art form. Growing a plant is one thing.  Shaping plants well is an art form and adds another dimension.  Here is an article that tells you what happens when you prune.  This information applies to just about any…
  8. Choosing the right fertilizer Wed 29 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    How do I choose the correct fertilizer?  “What do I feed my plants?”  “What is the best fertilizer?”  — I think that in my experience as a plant man, these are the most frequently asked questions, and everyone seems to want a concise, three word answer. …
  9. Health Benefits of Houseplants Wed 29 Aug 2012 -
  10. Using pansies in window boxes for winter color Wed 29 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    Using pansies in window boxes for winter color  Dot Fletcher loves her window planters. I call them window boxes, but they are actually made of a wire frame with coconut fiber liners. We change these planters twice a year—in the spring we plant lots of begonias,…
  11. Green For Green: Staging a Garden for Sale Wed 29 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    Attention all real estate agents, homeowners and investors looking to sell a property with outdoor space… check out this video as we transform a rooftop garden in preparation to list the property for sale. Outdoor spaces often get the short end of the stick  when it comes to staging and it’s a missed opportunity to…
  12. Staged to Sell: Upper West Side Penthouse Garden Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    NYC Terrace Newly Planted in Preparation for Listing Staging your outdoor space can be one of the best ways to set your property apart when listing it for sale. In my experience, exterior spaces often get the short end of the stick when it comes to staging, and it’s a missed opportunity. Especially in cities and…
  13. Gardens are For Renters Too: Views that Top the Top of the Rock Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    Carefully Selected Accessories Make This Renter’s Terrace Feel Complete The Top of the Rock has phenomenal views of Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson River and Central Park. However, these twin terraces situated on Central Park South have views which top even those. Situated in the middle of Central Park, you can see all the way from 59th Street to…
  14. Curbside Catastrophe: Paramount Plaza Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    This plaza serves as an entry to the stately 48 story building at 1633 Broadway. Located in the heart of the theater district, Paramount Plaza gets tons of foot traffic which is all the more reason for my disappointment when I saw their fall planting. Paramount Plaza Looking East Towards Broadway…
  15. Curbside Catastrophe: Successful Fall Planters Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    The best way to bring fall color and interest into your garden is through your planting containers. New York City landscapes are all about the container garden. Containers come in hundreds of different materials, colors, finishes ,and textures. Selecting the right plants for the right container to match the right setting can be overwhelming…
  16. Sidewalk Sensations: Ménage à Palms Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    In my travels over the course of this weekend, I found this simple  tropical planting combination outside of a new condo building. It follows basic rules of design and is simple enough that anyone can do it.  Placing the containers at the corner of the building helps soften hard edges of…
  17. Rooftop Garden with a Magnificent Midtown View Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    Midtown Rooftop Garden Featuring Sweeping NYC Views This rooftop garden was planted just in time for the fourth of July. With sweeping views from the Empire State Building all the way to the Hudson River, this rooftop has full light and wind exposure. Featuring lots of grasses, small deciduous trees and…
  18. The Best House Guests Ever Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    Houseplants are the guests that never leave shoe marks on the floor or dirty dishes in the sink. In return for their invitation, plants offer mental and physical relief from the chaos of daily life. I’ve written before how gardening is therapy, and working with interior plants is no exception.  With a…
  19. Pots Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on In My Garden:
      Since this weekend is the first weekend past the “official last frost day”,  I’m guessing that many of you will head to the greenhouse to buy annuals this weekend. So…I’m trying to get this off a bit early this weekend. I’m writing on Friday night and it’s well….almost…
  20. Save Your Garden Seeds Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    How to Save Seeds There are two categories of plants in terms of seed saving, those with wet seeds and those with dry seeds. When you save wet seeds, you need to wash them to separate them from the surrounding pulp of the fruit. This can be accomplished…
  21. Alternative Ideas For Planters Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    The first picture shows a planter made from old gutters that have been capped on each side and planted with herbs. Each is attached to another to create a hanging planter which is a good way for small areas or balconies. The second picture is a planter made…
  22. Quick & Easy Plant Pot Transformation Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    Something so simple that even a child could do… and your child would be delighted to make this and give as a gift or to plant a little something to put in the windowsill to grow. (Think herbs or long grass) The clothespins could be glued permanently on…
  23. Wagon Garden Tue 28 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    What a great use as a planter…. an old child’s wagon. It really opens up your mind to see such great usage of an old object that most would just throw away. What other type of objects…. both old and new…. that is readily thrown away can you…
  24. Good Health and Good Gardening Go Together Sun 26 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on For Your Good Health:
    I have been a vegetable gardener for many years. It seems that no matter how much you plan in the garden, something unexpected always comes up! (Literally!) For example, I purchased some tomato seedlings at a local store this Spring and I thought I was buying cherry tomatoes.…
  25. Thanksgiving Farm Nursery – Plant Heaven Fri 24 Aug 2012 - View original post
  26. Myth Buster 9: Bonsai Plants are Auspicious Wed 22 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Sana Ako si Ricky Lee!:
    A few years back a cousin requested for my help because he was encountering some financial difficulty. While his situation is not yet critical, his financial growth became stagnant. This is worrisome because the projected financial growth of his business is not meeting its expectations. He is…
  27. At the Buddhist temple Mon 20 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on burritotailsucculent:
    We found this wonderful succulent filled fountain at the local Buddhist temple, it’s a really fun idea and in water conscious California, very smart too. At the very top were the ‘String of Pearls’ senecio rowleyanus variety, giving the impression of actual drops of water cascading down the fountain, how clever!…
  28. Potted succulents Mon 20 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on burritotailsucculent:
    Potted succulents create a distinct look. Two large pots placed beside the entrance draw attention to the differences in textures and colors. They require minimal attention yet create a colorful addition to this deck. The rocks beside the tall pot also add to the natural, uncomplicated look of this arrangement. A…
  29. Potted succulents on table Mon 20 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on burritotailsucculent:
    Blue senecio contrasts very well with other succulents in this simple arrangement, I haven’t had great success with this plant but looks great here!
  30. Succulents in coffee shop Mon 20 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on burritotailsucculent:
    I’ve seen more and more of these arrangements during the last years, they are very popular and at the same time they must be very convenient and economical for the store owner. These were outside a local coffee shop, and it was a great contrast to the restaurant beside it, which…
  31. Foliage Planter Mon 20 Aug 2012 -
  32. Planter in Monochromatic Pink Shades Mon 20 Aug 2012 -
  33. A Summer Stroll to Hampstead Sun 19 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Frustrated Gardener:
    For the first time this year, London swelters under hot sunny skies. We took a walk from our home in Highgate across the Heath to Hampstead. Gardens for once look dry and weary, signalling the start of late summer. Hydrangeas and Japanese anemones luxuriate in the shade. The pace…
  34. Herb Garden Update Sun 19 Aug 2012 -
  35. Another gardening shop Sat 18 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on myplantslife:
    Succulent that has been enhanced. What a rare, and has a higher value. I also want.
  36. Bonsai accents Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  37. Spring accent plants Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  38. Accent plants Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  39. Accent plants Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  40. Sacramento Bonsai Club – 64th Annual Show Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  41. Golden State Bonsai Federation XXXIII Convention Exhibit Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  42. Refining a Western juniper Sat 18 Aug 2012 -
  43. The Outsider: Shady Terrace in Brooklyn Heights Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on casaCARA: Old Houses for Fun & Profit:
    NO SUN… no matter. My friend Elke Kuhn has wrought a lush green miracle on the north-facing terrace behind her 2nd floor Brooklyn apartment. Go here to read today’s Brownstoner post about how she manages to nurture all sorts of lovely things and keep them…
  44. terraza cats Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on casa azahar:
    [click to enlarge] It wasn’t quite so blazing hot this past weekend so I took the opportunity to break out the BBQ for the first time this summer. Really I should BBQ all year round EXCEPT for summer since usually the only times it’s bearable to do so is either…
  45. Late Summer Blooming Plants Wanted Wed 15 Aug 2012 -
  46. Perfect Porcelain Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Hermit Homewares:
    I have just stumbled across these simply stunning porcelain planters by Farrah Sit. How amazing are they? Made with a bisque exterior,the unglazed porcelain has a soft, chalky character that is complimented perfectly by the tan leather strap. The interior is clear glazed, making the piece functional as a planter…
  47. Beautiful Balconies Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Hermit Homewares:
    We are about to create Juliet balconies off each of our bedrooms, and it has started me thinking about how we utilise these small areas. Balcony’s are such a tiny space that we pack full of character. Like a retreat or sanctuary, it is an area where we can enjoy…
  48. Gardening Asylum South: Obsession and Refuge in North Carolina Wed 15 Aug 2012 -
  49. Beautiful Exteriors: Vegetable Gardens Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on for love of fashion and design:
    If you don’t have much space these vertical vegetable gardens may be the way to go. How cute are those baby lettuces? What a creative use of old paint cans! Wonderful use of the side of the house with these gutter-type shelves. This sweet rustic garden…
  50. How Does Your Garden Grow? Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on the well promise:
    We’re currently living in a rental townhome with no yard, which is deeply saddening when you have a strong desire for a vegetable garden. Making the best of things, we set up some pots on the deck and filled them with our favorite herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. We’ve been…
  51. Contain It Wed 15 Aug 2012 -
  52. Lalbagh Flower show, a kind of scoop Wed 15 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Pattu's terrace Garden:
    This season, when you  are in Bangalore, you are amazed at the cool and moisture laden air. In Hyderabad, though it is pleasant, once the rain stops, we are back to our dry weather and hot climate. You are also attracted the idea of going out often, as living in the city connects easily the  various places by friendly autowallahs, though heavy on…
  53. Shade Planter with Orange and Yellow Begonias Tue 14 Aug 2012 -
  54. Miniature (& Small) Hostas Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on CAROLYN'S SHADE GARDENS:
    Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery located in Bryn Mawr, PA, specializing in showy, colorful, and unusual plants for shade.  The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas.  For catalogues and announcements of events, please send your full name, location, and phone number (for…
  55. 2012 Containers Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Wisconsin Gardenlife:
    I decided to try using Spider Plant rootings as filler for some of my containers. Turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. The reddish green Coleus came from cuttings from Mom’s garden in Florida. The others were purchased on sale at Walmart. Other trailing Coleus not pictured…
  56. A Brief History of Floral Design, or, How Angiosperms Ended Up in Our Vases Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Stay-at-home Scientist:
    Floral design is an art form like any other. It takes into account a full range of artistic principles, where compositions are thought of in terms of balance, proportion, harmony, and even rhythm. Color, texture, lines and space are all aspects one can contemplate when viewing or creating an…
  57. The ‘Pixie Grape’, a dwarf Pinot Meunier Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Stay-at-home Scientist:
    Pixie Grape, nearly ripe A new, and interesting, addition to my container grape collection this year was a small one, the newly marketed Pixie Grape. The Pixie, a dwarf version of the Pinot meunier, is a creation of Dr. Peter Cousins that is now being marketed in Canada by…
  58. ‘Clean Air Plants’ or Sansevieria trifasciata in bloom Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Stay-at-home Scientist:
    Sansevieria trifasciata in flower in my living room.  The pungent, sweet citrus smelling, flowers open at night, where in the wild they would be pollinated by moths. Sansevieria trifasciata, otherwise known as the ‘snake plant’ or ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’, is a common ornamental plant, for a few very good reasons.…
  59. They’re coming thick and fast… Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    It feels like only a few days ago we were treated to Episode 13, oh, it was only a few days ago 😀 Enjoy.
  60. Bjorvala Video Number 22 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Here’s the latest Bonsai Art of Japan Video showing Taikan-ten Exhibition in Japan. An interesting insight into how they set these things up.
  61. Bonsai Video Link Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    This has been shared on Facebook and YouTube!! It’s about 10 years old and is an interesting watch. Shinji Suzuki is the main focus of the video, a fantastic bonsai Artist. I wondered about it being up on youtube, but after a quick internet search, it seems to be readily…
  62. a living gift Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bruce Fong's Blog:
    No one told me to do it.  It wasn’t even in my job description.  But, there is something about investing in people who are innate in what my calling is in life. I seek out men who are going to “show up” when they are supposed to.  They are kind of…
  63. Journey to Japan Part 5 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    I believe this is the final instalment from Andrew Sellman’s trip to Japan. The main focus is on the ASPAC Convention. He had made a grand job of condensing the multiple demos into a quick snapshot of before and afters.
  64. Bonsai Art of Japan/America Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Here’s the latest episode in the series. Bit of a twist this time as it’s actually American material being used. Still top class presentation as usual. Looks cold there with that big coat on 🙂
  65. Bonsai Journey Part 6 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Here’s the last in the series Bonsai Journey. Some truly stunning Japanese Gardens and as you would expect, bonsai.
  66. The Latest Bonsai Art of Japan Video Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    It has it all, Kokufu, loads of trees, interviews, YMCA and Peter Warren in a tie!!
  67. Bonsai Art of Japan Episode 25 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    As we have come to expect, here is another excellent video in the series, this one concentrates on the pruning of Japanese Maples.
  68. Taiwanese Flower Market Video Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Thought I would share this here. Not the usual sort of video I would share but I found it fascinating to see what’s on offer in a different country. A great explanation from the video taker about what he’s seeing helps too. The older lady must be a relative, either that or he’s…
  69. Water Feature build Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on All Andrew's Plants:
    For the past couple of years the only real focal point in the garden (beyond the plants anyway) has been a birdbath. Well, those are great an all but it could be a little bit more interesting. Maybe a bit dynamic, something with movement, sound, or anything else…
  70. Episcia ‘Jim’s Patches’ in Semi-Hydro Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on All Andrew's Plants:
    We’ve traditionally had problems meeting the consistent moisture demands of Episcia, especially the hybrids with pink in their leaves (‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Unpredictable Valley’ being two that have died as a result). The problem is that they are awesome, and I want to grow them. Semi-Hydro seemed like…
  71. Foliage Followup – March 2011 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on All Andrew's Plants:
    I was going to head outside to get some shots of some bulb foliage that didn’t manage to bloom in time for Bloom Day but it’s raining so instead I looked around inside for a few things to shoot. Saintpaulia ‘Shy Blue’ – a really nice smaller African…
  72. Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011 – New Plants Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on All Andrew's Plants:
    While the sales table was not as exciting as it was last year there were still some good plants to be found. Especially interesting was a table or two full of some gorgeous new Russian hybrid Saintpaulias. Saintpaulia ‘Ma’s Winter Moon’ Saintpaulia ‘(Can you read Russian?)’ Saintpaulia ‘Reigning…
  73. Toronto Gesneriad Society Show 2011 Tue 14 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on All Andrew's Plants:
    I’m back at work and so sore and tired so this’ll be quick. Here are some pictures I took at last week’s Toronto Gesneriad Society Show. Episcia ‘Karlyn’ (I bought a cutting of this one) Chirita ‘Patina’ Chirita minutimaculata Streptocarpus ‘Snowy Night’ Streptocarpus ‘Heartland’s Baby Egrets’ Saintpaulia ‘Smooch…
  74. Bonsai Art of Japan Episode 26 Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    It’s been a while, the guys had me worried, but episode 26 is here. Just about the best video you’ll get showing how to repot a bonsai. The work that has went into filming this, and editing can not be underestimated. Thanks chaps 🙂  
  75. Show Critique Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Get the kettle on and then sit down and enjoy.I love watching this sort of show critique,  especially when messers Neill and Noelanders know their stuff 🙂
  76. Bonsai Art of Japan 28 Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Focus on Juniper, yet again standard of production is high.
  77. Omiya Bonsai Videos Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    A great  video on YouTube looking at the Omiya Bonsai Village, it’s history and it’s famous gardens. Might as well add a few others found in the same search.
  78. Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    When I attended the BSA Show back in March I was very impressed by some of the accent planting. My favourite ones included a bronze animal element. This first one was my pick of them, two fighting hares in the long grass, displayed by Ian Warhurst. This one was also…
  79. Glazed shohin pot Mon 13 Aug 2012 -
  80. Continuing the accent on pots Mon 13 Aug 2012 -
  81. Phew !! Mon 13 Aug 2012 -
  82. My Bonsai – Deshojo Maple Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Baker:
    With a little help 😉 I have added a few of my bonsai to the tab at the top. Over the next few days I’ll be adding them here on the blog. First up is my Deshojo Maple that I’ve used in the blog banner. Just click on the image…
  83. Garden Visit Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on futterwithtrees:
    Ian young, Bertie Greer and myself had a very  enjoyable Monday Evening in Hugh Wilkinson’s garden. Bertie’s role and mine was to sit, observe, drink coffee and eat boiled cake. Hugh kept us entertained with his banter while Ian futtered with his trees and gave them a bit of a tidy…
  84. My Bonsai – Satsuki Azaleas Mon 13 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Baker:
    These are my two Satsuki Azaleas. Click on either image to see more.  
  85. Processing a stock plant Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
    I got this tree from Rob Addonizio. I’m sure he grew it from a cutting. I’ve had it for awhile now so I figured it was time to process it and start it on its way towards being a bonsai. here’s the trunk. It’s busting out…
  86. Important Bonsai Masterpiece Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Tyler Sherrod Bonsai:
    ***UPDATE*** I’m happy to say that all of the trees we had submitted for the Kichou Bonsai judging were accepted! About this time every year a judging takes place in Tokyo for the newest entries of bonsai into a select group know as Kichou Bonsai, or Important Bonsai Masterpiece.  These bonsai are…
  87. Josh’s Bonsai Garden Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Had a little trip over to Josh’s garden during the week to see his trees. Robert, Phil and Stephen and I made an evening of it. Bonsai and Fly Fishing dominated the discussion 🙂 Here’s a little video clip put together showing the photos from the evening and a few…
  88. Garage Get Together Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bonsai Eejit:
    Friday night was one of my gather up’s of friends to play with trees. We had six on the night, a few no shows due to the sunny day it turned out to be. Who could blame them. The rest of us got on with it. Stepehn brought this Jasmine. Still…
  89. Plants are a gals best friend… Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on just té:
    In my renewed enthusiasm and commitment to rid my home of chemicals I came across this wonderful post on Homesteading and Survivalism’s facebook page, showing us six of the best house plant to purify the air in our homes. From carbon monoxide to formaldehyde and mould spores, plants are essential…
  90. Nerdy Block Planter Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Out Of Line Design:
    So my husband and I were trying to find ways to cover the ugly air conditioning unit in our tiny backyard.  I was this cute idea on Apartment Therapy (I think), using cinder blocks as a planter. Brilliant!  It created the wall needed to cover the unit and…
  91. How To Make Your Own Book Planters Sun 12 Aug 2012 -
  92. Wearable Planter Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on june:
    We came across these cute little  planters by Wearable Planters on Etsy and thought that we must share it. It’s such a simple & clever idea- you can wear it as a necklase, decorate your bike or hand bag or use it as a brooch!
  93. Open top terrarium Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Crafting and Cooking:
    I’ve been dying to create a terrarium since a friend of mine created a really pretty one and posted a photo on Facebook. It’s taken me awhile to actually get down to making one though. Why? It took me four different trips to garden centers to find succulents that…
  94. Container Gardening Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on M. Sullivan Photography:
    I’m trying my hand at container gardening this year.  I won the bid on a container gardening kit last fall at a silent auction for Chester Bowl.  It came with 15 containers, stakes, instructions and seeds that were mailed to me in the spring.  I also bought two tomato plants and a pepper…
  95. Container Gardening, A Mini Tour Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on M. Sullivan Photography:
    A little over two weeks ago I posted about my container garden.  Plentiful sunshine and lots of watering has allowed for the tomatoes to ripen, the zucchini and summer squash to produce fruit, the bean plants to bloom and grow small beans and the cucumbers to go crazy.  Here’s a mini…
  96. What Is A Succulent? Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Truly Unruhly Studio Jewelry:
     This is a question I am commonly asked.  I am the first to admit that I am ‘no’ expert on these wonderful plants, but I did learn something remarkable about them last year in a college Biology class at my local extension college.  Mainly, the enzymes, proteins, and processes…
  97. Planters for all the spaces of your home! Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Truly Unruhly Studio Jewelry:
    Even though our house is awash in a sea of hyper-tuffa’ed goodness, I still can’t help but appreciate a fine bit of potted design once in a while.  This one might need to find a home in our modern house sometime soon, yup? This is called the “City…
  98. Some bio-architecture in London Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on dinosaurpalaeo:
    After our visit to the NHM (posts here, here, here, here, here and here) my colleague Sebastian and I decided to walk around London a bit, checking out a few favourite sights. By pure chance this took us past one example of geologically and biologically interesting architecture each. First, we happened…
  99. Achimenes Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    Some plants are so common while others are seldom seen and difficult to find. For years I’d heard of achimenes and read about them in gardening books but I’d never seen them in garden centers. When I went on an internet search to find them, I only discovered one bulb…
  100. Gloxinias Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    My favorite flowering houseplant is the gloxinia. You don’t see them very often in the garden centers, probably because their large, stiff  leaves make them hard to ship. I’ve also noticed that the large plants that I used to get back in the 70’s just don’t exist anymore – florists…
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  1. eBay Violets Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    You can get anything on eBay. I’ve been using the site for years and have recently expanded my eBay experience. Last summer I ordered some iris rhizomes from a grower in Indiana and they were better than anything I could have bought locally. Yesterday I received something else from…
  2. African Violets – eBay Updates, Repotting and Offsets Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    The vegetable garden is planted, the flower beds are growing and the rain is falling. It’s good day to spend some time with the african violets. eBay Violet Leaf with Plantlet I noticed that one of the eBay violets has a small plantlet emerging from the potting mix. I planted…
  3. That’s a Streptocarpus? Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    There is so much variety in the plant world. You can think you know a plant only to find out that there are a whole host of different species and varieties that you knew nothing about. I learned this lesson with streptocarpus. While I’d never grown this plant, I knew…
  4. Potting Phalaenopsis Orchids Sun 12 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Green Thumb 2.0:
    Orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants with over 20,000 different species. When you focus only on orchids that are grown as houseplants, the number is much smaller. The easiest of all orchids to grow is the phalaenopsis, sometimes called the moth orchid. This genus of…
  5. Mother’s Day Preview in the Store Sat 11 Aug 2012 - Reblogged from limelight floral design:
  6. “BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS”: Interactive Plant Technology Sat 11 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on dS3ctor:
      For more information on the Botanicus Interacticus, see: http://botanicus-interactic.us Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. The technology is driven by the rapid fusion of our computing and living spaces. Botanicus Interacticus an interaction platform that takes interaction from computing devices and…
  7. Prickly Pleasures …Floral Friday Sat 11 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on bluejayblog:
    The recent heat and droughtlike conditions in much of the U.S. remind me of a desert.  I guess that living in Nebraska also means I live in the so-called “Great American Desert” as this place was once dubbed by the settlers and pioneers of the 1800s. Many deserts, especially in the…
  8. Using the space you’ve got (Part 2) Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Inner Gardener:
    In the inner city areas, and many other places, the space set aside for the domestic gardens is continually shrinking. Despite this lack of space and the tendency for denser living and a smaller average personal space compared to 20  years ago, human beings will always have the urge…
  9. Re-use, Re-purpose, Re-interpret Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Inner Gardener:
    All good gardeners know the benefits of re-using and recycling in the garden, from the humble compost heap to second hand bits of building materials to make garden beds and other structures.  Apart from being good for the environment and reducing the landfill, it’s also great for the hip…
  10. Busy Doing Nothing Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Frustrated Gardener:
    Unlike my week, which is packed to say the least, the weekend was one of those rare and precious occasions on which there was little to do in the garden other than sit back and enjoy. This is not a state that comes naturally to me, so between reading…
  11. Pallet Project #1 – How To Make Hanging Planters Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on somethinfromnothinblog:
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  12. Assorted Garden Creations Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on somethinfromnothinblog:
    I took our old Chiminea that had a crack in it and turned it into a planter for succulents.
  13. Air Plants Get a Home Fri 10 Aug 2012 -
  14. In and under glass Fri 10 Aug 2012 -
  15. Plant FREAK! Fri 10 Aug 2012 -
  16. Better Late Than Never Thu 9 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on invitingspacesbykim:
      Summer 2011 is so late this year…. but better late than never! The sunflowers, dahlias and individual colorful array is happening all around here in Palo Alto now end of August….. Much to enjoy and fun every new day to see what is arriving. Dahlias are blooming —yet still a…
  17. Trying Something New in the Miniature Garden Thu 9 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Jump on these “Kodak Moments” in the miniature garden. When you come across a photo opportunity, drop everything and get the camera. You’ll pat yourself on the back for it later. Trying Something New in the Miniature Garden “My plant is turning brown and getting leggy, it was…
  18. Container Gardening Part II: Shopping Guidelines Thu 9 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on In and Around the Garden:
    In Container Gardening Part I: Available Choices, I shared the types of pots offered. Here are some helpful tips to consider before you go shopping: Size:  Roots need air circulation and plenty of soil for adequate root growth. Annuals don’t need as much soil as perennials but all…
  19. Full Time Watering Job Wed 8 Aug 2012 -
  20. Featured Artist: Botanic Gifts Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Urban Bazaar:
    Coming to Urban Bazaar, unique, beautiful, locally-made terrariums from Botanic Gifts! Urban Bazaar loves scouring the Bay Area for artists of all types, whether they work with metal, paint, cloth, or plants. Botanic Gifts’s owner designer, Mykel Newton, says on her website that her “floral roots and entrepreneurial spirit led her…
  21. The patio. Summer 2012 Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Decor by Kerstin:
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  22. Little Treasures. Summer 2012 Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Decor by Kerstin:
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  23. Planters Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on poppinghats:
    Most of us have empty cans lying around and if you’ve not already thought of painting it and recycling it… then you should. This is what S and my project for today was. Well apart from shopping for some clay pots to paint (thats a project for me alone, don’t want…
  24. Pots Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on SzuromiDori:
    This one is for my mum. She’ll know why… 🙂 Shot at Rab BTW. It usually pays off to go off the beaten path.
  25. A touch of green Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on cute suite:
    Carrer Pintor Fortuny A dear friend of mine recently put in a request for the blog. She wanted to see some green, mostly because she was curious to see if the plants people keep in Barcelona are similar to those of her native country, Italy… So out I went, camera…
  26. Mini gardens Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on cute suite:
    Putting wellies to good use – Carrer Cera Another week behind us, and we are speeding into Summer with the Olympic Games kicking off tonight and hot weather for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Time to tend our plants, otherwise they will be parched. For those of us…
  27. The completed garden Wed 8 Aug 2012 -
  28. Creativity in the Garden Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Hyams Garden & Accent Store:
    Photo Courtesy of Instructables Website – Click for a step by step picture guide! Have you ever heard of tipsy pots?  You’re in luck if you’re one of those gardeners that collect terra cotta pots.  Tipsy pots are, essentially, a leaning tower of pots filled with varying…
  29. Kitchen Herb Garden Wed 8 Aug 2012 -
  30. Grow Together as a Family! Wed 8 Aug 2012 -
  31. This Year’s Garden Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Kath's Kitchen Sync:
    Summer 2012 As summer heats up, I’ve fallen behind on my food blogging; so I thought I would share with you why… the garden. Bryan, the kids, the dog, and I occupy a small, but what I like to think of as quaint, home on a postage stamp…
  32. DIY: Stripey pot plant pots. Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Clouds of Colour:
    Hey! Today Im sharing a few photos of some terra-cotta pots I painted. We’ve been needing some greenery in the house and since the fireplace isnt working, I thought this would a good spot for some plants to hang out 🙂 For the pots, I used masking tape to…
  33. Uncomplicated Container Gardening Prep Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Common Sense Country Girl:
    I love cooking with fresh herbs, but they can be so expensive to buy!  So, I decided to start my own year-round herb garden this spring.  I started my basil seedlings inside in February, because I wanted to get a head start.  I want to be able to…
  34. Painted Planter Wed 8 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on {thelivedinroom}:
    Yesterday I posted photos of the little Herb Garden in our backyard. Today I wanted to share a small paint project I did to brighten up a planter I got from the Dollar store. I love the look of glazed ceramic pots but I couldn’t bring myself to spring for a…
  35. More succulents! Tue 7 Aug 2012 -
  36. Tarahriums… Tue 7 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on happily in nerd love:
    I know… I “technically” spelled it wrong… Terrariums are everywhere in household design.  You can check out how-to tutorials on Pinterest or on Google somewhere I’m sure. Here are some cute ideas spotted on google images: Gotta love the side bottle look: Image from terrarium botany factory Neat…
  37. Guest Garden #2 Tue 7 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Greenhousing:
    I stayed with my friend AJ last night and took a few pictures of her garden this sunny Thursday morning. It is an L-shaped established garden with a large lawned area and bordered by a sweeping hedge. When she moved in it had a decrepit pond far beyond repair so it…
  38. Reuse: Concrete Block Garden Tue 7 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Reclaimed Garden:
    (For more info, visit Studio G Blog) What can you do with extra concrete blocks? How about making a wall garden or planter with them? Stack them, turn them, or even alternate blocks with negative space. For more info, visit  Salvage Secrets Blog Click here to go to J Peterson Garden…
  39. Enclosed Petite Patio Porch Tue 7 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on invitingspacesbykim:
    Sharing the latest installation of Inviting Spaces By Kim this two half day transformation. We worked on this small patio off the family room of this Stanford, CA condominium with the clients 4 new Craigslist containers! Such lively colors to work with and from the condominium next door easily can enjoy a…
  40. Got Windows! Tue 7 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on invitingspacesbykim:
    What Do You Want To See When You Look Out Your Window This Los Altos Atrium is in the center of these client’s condominium. It is surrounded on 3 sides by sliding glass doors and is quite the focal point of this interior open floor plan with very few walls inside…
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  43. Bonsai! Sat 4 Aug 2012 -
  44. Tea time? Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    I thought today would be one of those lazy days where I would enjoy my garden from my favorite chair near the woodstove. Cup of tea in hand and a few of my favorite conifer books by my side, my plan was to remain warm and dry…
  45. Thinking is the best way to unravel Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    For the past several days, I have had the opportunity to sit, with little else to do than think (and cough and blow my nose). I learned long ago, perhaps when I was ten years old, that the common cold, though very uncomfortable, is an excellent time…
  46. Fanciful garden gems Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    I’ve just been digging through some catalogs both online and in print, and I am getting pumped up and ready to plant some new dwarf and miniature conifers in my garden. There is no doubt that I love the large and stately trees that fill our forests…
  47. Urban gardener Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    I had an opportunity to visit an old friend at his condo in the city. My friend loves conifers and has been collecting them longer than I have. As we were chatting, and I was getting a tour of the place, we arrived at his balcony; a…
  48. In my own miniature world Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    When I am physically or mentally exhausted, I love to go into my special miniature world. When I’m there, the worries of this world melt away; there are no wars, no economic crisis, and no endless parade of political propaganda – just a peaceful garden where I…
  49. The pot lady Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    I took a trip to visit the pot lady. She sells absolutely the best pots in town. Her selection is quite varied and when considering the potential lifespan and quality of her pottery, they are a great value. There really is nothing that can dress up and…
  50. Fairies and fighters Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    My wife and I recently had an opportunity to visit our favorite great-niece and great-nephew. They visited us nearly a year ago when they were five and seven years old. Both of them loved running around our garden, their active imaginations leading them in all kinds of…
  51. The colorful winter garden Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    We have been enjoying a surprising number of mostly dry and partially sunny days the past several weeks with only the occasional instances of pouring rain. Along with these dryer winter days come colder temperatures, which I don’t mind since the colder the winter garden, the more…
  52. Miniature conifers inspire big imaginations Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Amazing World of Conifers:
    I believe that my love of miniature gardening began in the late 1960s or early ’70s. Terrariums were reemerging as a popular and low-care way to enjoy houseplants. I checked out several books on the subject from the local library, some of which included lists of where plants…
  53. Clearing the air with houseplants Sat 4 Aug 2012 -
  54. White Monochromatic Planter Sat 4 Aug 2012 -
  55. Planter in Primary Colours Sat 4 Aug 2012 -
  56. Yellow Monochromatic Low Maintenance Planter Sat 4 Aug 2012 -
  57. Echeveria Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Palm Room:
      Echeveria Echeverias are beautiful succulents and there are so many varieties of Echeveria that it makes the genus seem infinite. The majority come from higher elevations in Mexico – where humidity is low and temperatures do not get too hot.  Their growth season is summer and they should…
  58. Living Stones – Lithops Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Palm Room:
      Lithops The name Lithops comes from the Greek word lithos which means stone-like or stone appearance.  Hence, the common name for this fascinating plant:  Living Stones. Lithops originate from South Africa and are normally found in rocky terrain.  They are a miniature favorite of succulent collectors and amateurs…
  59. FLOWER SHOW part 2 Sat 4 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on gwenniesgarden:
    Today we had a very warm day, at least untill mid afternoon, then the sky turned grey and we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms. All the other days were cool with sun, clouds, wind and rain once in a while, very unpredictable. It is sooo difficult for us to…
  60. Beginning a Container Garden Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on A Hot Cop-of-Coffee is the Punchline. What's the Joke?:
    I love cooking, but hate reading recipes only to realize that I don’t have the star ingredients. That is why I decided to start an herb garden on my patio. I watched a few youtube videos on how to do this. I remembered my mistakes…
  61. Patio clean-up. Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  62. Backyard. Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  63. My patio is also being very kind to us these days: Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  64. Patio, again. Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  65. Welcome to the family. Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  66. Beautiful Exteriors: The Patio Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on for love of fashion and design:
    I have a shared backyard at my apartment complex, but dream of an outside space that could be designed anyway I like….below are some fun and creative ideas I’ve found to share. Starting with a small apartment balcony or deck I love this image of a cute garden…
  67. On The Deck Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Midnight Garden:
    “Rabbit rabbit” and welcome June!   This morning brought news of Br’er Bear‘s arrival to our town of Orleans, but I’ve not heard further updates about his whereabouts as the day progressed.    Hopefully he’s enjoying a little quiet resort time before the weather takes a turn, although he…
  68. Out in the Rain Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Midnight Garden:
    We’ve had rain all day.   Nothing torrential, or sideways, or anything exciting/annoying like that.  Just rain, enough to water things well, to clean off the pollen and give everything a good soaking.  The cucumber seedlings seem especially satisfied.  It’s always welcome this time of year, and I appreciated a…
  69. Container Gardening Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Knotty Design:
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  70. Bling Gardens: Kokedama Comes to Americ… Huh? Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Bling Gardens: Kokedama Comes to Americ…huh? — This blog was first published 4 years ago. I thought string gardens would be a passing fancy but, no, I was wrong again in calling an end to a trend. Hey, at least I got miniature gardening right, right?? ;o) I…
  71. Miniature Gardening 105: Sizing up Your Miniature Accessories Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature garden accessories are different from fairy garden accessories in scale, quality and workmanship. It’s the realism that creates the magic – not the fairies. Miniature Gardening 105: Sizing up Your Miniature Accessories Whew! What a world-wind of miniature garden ideas everywhere you look. If you haven’t been…
  72. Watering Tips Help Your Garden Beat the Heat Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    From the Archives: July 4th in the Miniature Garden 12 Watering Tips to Help ANY Garden Beat the Heat Whoa Nelly! Heatwaves in June? I normally don’t talk about these dry topics until mid summer but here are some tips for keeping your miniature garden, and your full-sized…
  73. [Miniature] Gardening in the Heat Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Beat the heat by choosing plants that do well in the heat. This combination of the tall Compressa Juniper, a Blue Star Juniper on the left surrounded with Hens and Chicks, Brass Buttons, Miniature Daisies and assorted Sedums is perfect for a sunny spot. [Miniature] Gardening in the…
  74. Welcome to the Jungle Thu 2 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on The Frustrated Gardener:
    One thing this weather is good for is making things grow…..really fast.  We arrived back home this morning and opened the gate to find a veritable jungle of dripping foliage and fragrant flowers.  The Holboellia latifolia has gone completely berserk, with long thin tendrils flailing about above our heads.  This aggressive climber…
  75. Re-purposing My Best Friends’ Bowls Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  76. wicked wall garden Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  77. adenium in bloom Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  78. our succulent garden Thu 2 Aug 2012 - SoundEagle says: Read also winter succulents, winter sun and flowering succulent in a swan.
  79. 2009 annual cactus and succulent show Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  80. our urban paradise Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  81. cool bonsai art show at south brisbane Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  82. mt coot-tha botanical gardens: flowering succulents Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  83. world aridland gardens at roma street parklands Thu 2 Aug 2012 -
  84. Outside In Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Hana & George:
    I love have plants scattered around our flat all year round. We don’t have a garden and live in a city so I find it a brilliant way to create our own little oasis inside. I think that having pots and plants around is really uplifting. However, along the way…
  85. Cactus! Wed 1 Aug 2012 -
  86. DIY: Charcoal Terrarium Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on violetmavenstudio:
    This little bugger was born from calcium carbonate (aka charcoal) + river stones + a cactus + a vintage glass vase. I am still in the process of experimenting with different terrarium sands and soils, and given that cacti adore a dry environment, I thought it fitting to house it in…
  87. To celebrate the end of the drought… Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Bibelots by Kate:
    I bought a bunch of cacti. Why? Because cacti are great. Mostly, I like the names. The spikey yellow guy is a Moon Cactus, aka a Hibotan. The yellow occurs because that part lacks chlorophyll. Like why leaves turn red and yellow in the fall. Clockwise from that is…
  88. Growing your own veggies in an apartment Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Healthyhut:
    About two years ago I started to think about growing my own veggies. I wondered how much it would cost? How much stuff do I need? Will this work? Well, about two days ago I stopped thinking and decided  to try. Before that, I asked for some tips from my amazing…
  89. Bonsai Gallery # 3 Wed 1 Aug 2012 -
  90. I have a balcony … now what? Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on What. No Mints?:
    Not gonna lie, my favorite feature of the new apartment is the balcony. I’ve wanted an outdoor space to call my own ever since I learned Jim taught me to cook – I’d like to grow my own fresh herbs and perhaps a veggie plant or two. Since yesterday,…
  91. gardening 2011 – part 3 Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on tidytipsy.photography:
    Click here for part 1 and part 2. A lot has been happening on my balcony so I figured you all deserve a little update. This is the view from the door. You’ll see the greenhouses have moved to the other side of the balcony to serve as a rain…
  92. june days Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on tidytipsy.photography:
    I am SO hooked on making videos…I just can’t seem to stop. We’ve had some lovely sunny days here which I’ve tried hard to enjoy. Between my pollen allergy and a LOT of work it hasn’t always been easy. Sneeze. In addition to some really tough days at the office…
  93. Summer on my balcony Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on Myuniquedesign:
    “life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. enjoy the questions!” paulo coelho
  94. Beauty Balcony Project Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on charmingwolves:
    It is really hard to believe I have been in my condo for 5 years now. It is really hard to think about how fast time whizzes past us, period. Thinking about it too much can easily give you whiplash; it’s like hitting the brakes on your life. Stopping to assess…
  95. Pimp My Balcony Wed 1 Aug 2012 -
  96. The Balcony Wed 1 Aug 2012 - Originally posted on à la folie:
    What I absolutely love about France is always the little balcony.
  97. Micro-Balconying – Enjoying the great outdoors from your apartment balcony Wed 1 Aug 2012 -
  98. Little Oasis on Top of the World Tue 31 Jul 2012 -
  99. Window boxes for green fingers Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on OUT & ABOUT in the city:
    LONDON – We’re short on space in London and that often means that you don’t have a garden. It makes it hard to grow things, something I loved to do back in Johannesburg. Because of this, I’ve noticed that people are either balcony gardeners, or they…
  100. Our Balcony Garden Tue 31 Jul 2012 -
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  1. Container gardening in “Fine Gardening” Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Read at : Fine Gardening <FineGardening@e.taunton.com> This week, container gardening takes center stage. Our design inspiration and container how-to can help you put together your most attractive container displays yet. And when you do, be sure to take photos and enter them in Fine Gardening’s 2011 Container Design Challenge. From…
  2. My urban balcony garden Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Daily Norm:
    When you live in a city, like I do, here in the big smoke of London, every inch of greenery becomes important. When I travelled down to Glyndebourne the other day, surrounded by all of those lush green hills, and the conspicuous silence interrupted only by the occasional sheep…
  3. Photo: The Balcony Tue 31 Jul 2012 -
  4. An excursion to the garden center Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Insert Cheesy Title Here:
    And here is yet another eons-old post which I never published due to not having any pictures uploaded. This one I originally wrote on June 4th. (Which means the actual trip to the garden center was in mid-May.) Enjoy! ——————– On Monday two weeks ago I finally made…
  5. The Herb Box Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Diane, A Broad:
    I’ve tried, and failed, to raise herbs for years and years. Back in Santa Monica, I used to buy those potted herb gardens from Trader Joe’s and try to keep them alive on my kitchen windowsill — no dice. We were on the first floor, and the second floor’s…
  6. Whimsical Window Boxes Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Simple Elements:
    When we moved into our home 2 years ago, one thing I knew for sure, was that I was going to want window boxes that spanned the width of our front porch. There is something so magical about window boxes, and the amount of beauty they add to a…
  7. Planter with Pink Geraniums, Lobelia and Vinca Tue 31 Jul 2012 -
  8. A Succulent Wedding Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Lulu's Cake Blooms:
    Have I mentioned that I love succulents? Good. So I don’t know how these fantastic walls of greenery grow, but I want one in my house: Do you think that’s possible for me? Look at how in love they are! I love the colors of this wedding: green,…
  9. Succulent Summer Solstice Tue 31 Jul 2012 -
  10. Crafty Make: A Succulent in a Vintage Tea Cup and Saucer Tue 31 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Fika Print Design:
    A few months ago, I saw some mini succulent plants in white tea cups being sold at a garden centre for £10 each and thought “I bet I could do that cheaper?”. So, I have. For a grand total of £4.49, I made possibly one of the cutest gifts…
  11. Plants + Mugs = Delightful Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Musings of Heatherly.B:
    To my pleasant surprise, being a mug and plant nut can be expressed via all different avenues, even when I’m not even trying. After this post, I must have been all too inspired as I created gifts for a friend’s shower, and another friend’s son’s wedding (not pictured…
  12. Succulents: The College Kid Plant Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on make something out of nothing:
    I had gotten Debra Baldwin’s “Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants” book from the library a couple months ago and was just entranced by the beauty and variety and easy care of succulents.  Succulents seem to be the perfect solution for decorating my…
  13. More little xericstyle planters… Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Xericstyle:
    I had a lot of fun this morning – let me show you my latest… This color knocks my socks off.  I first saw an Aloe dorotheae on danger garden,  and knew I had to have one.  Imagine how surprised I was when I went to the nursery for something else yesterday, a…
  14. DIY – Garden Planter Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Living In Grace:
    Love this by Censational Girl. I like the muted natural tones of the rocks on the planter. Click HERE for more of her awesome projects! Enjoy ~ Sarah xxx ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOURCE Basic ingredients for a rock covered bucket: strong (not flimsy!) metal can or bucket that holds its shape…
  15. A Study of Aeonium Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Curls and Q:
     Sometimes you have to see through the eyes of a stranger to notice bits of your hometown that are too familiar. Ever since A Little Bit of This and That published her piece about Eggplant Cactus on her blog referring to a plant she photographed while visiting San Diego, since then…
  16. My Future Indoor Backyard Mon 30 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on DormStyler Part II:
    One day I’ll have a garden. For right now, I have two invincible little ivy-type plants and a small basil plant. But ever since we moved in one block from the fens, my appetite for greenery keeps growing. However, it just so happens that we also moved in three…
  17. Backyard Blitz – Vol.1 Sun 29 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Afternoon DLite:
    Remember before how I was very keen to revolutionise the garden from a parking lot concrete slap into something I would like to sit in?,  well phase one of this massive undertaking includes getting some potted plants for the “seating area”,  or basically,  the area that has poured concrete (awful),…
  18. Backyard Blitz – Vol 2. Sun 29 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Afternoon DLite:
    As you all know I am hoping to revolutionize my backyard, and transform a concrete slab into something a little more welcoming. In my last Backyard Blitz blog post I wondered what to do with a battered old crate Dave had picked up at a local garden centre. One evening…
  19. Backyard Blitz vol.3 Sun 29 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Afternoon DLite:
    So it’s been a while since I have reported on my progress with my backyard. I know it’s June so technically the garden should be in full bloom. It is, bar from a few lazy hydrangeas that are just about making an appearance, young buds promising a great colour bloom…
  20. Red dot award winner — Greenbo designer Rail and Deck Window box Sun 29 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on ed and ruby:
    The Greenbo XL Designer Rail and Deck Window box has been awarded with the globally sought-after red dot award for its fine design language in the home and garden product design category. The 30-member expert jury judged 4,515 designs submitted by creative heads and manufacturers from all over the…
  21. Garden Delights–Potted Herbs Sun 29 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Morristown: A View From Our Back Porch:
    Just a little update on how the potted herbs are doing.  We’ve had a great deal of rain lately which has helped to alleviate watering so much.  And it’s a good thing! With the Sweet Basil growing this well, I need to get me some…
  22. Hydrangeas Sun 29 Jul 2012 -
  23. Patio and perennial bed Sun 29 Jul 2012 -
  24. Full choice of containers for plant growth (Planetfuture / Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Martine DAUBREMé (Plantfuture) has sent a series of photos, showing the multitude of possibilities to grow plants in plastic containers, e.g. bottles. Here are some of her photos : 2011-05-26 – Chlorophytum young plant in ajuice bottle (Photo Martine Daubremé) 2011-05-26 – Pumpkin seedling in a plastic tray (Photo Martine…
  25. Gardening in hanging containers (St. Lucas Institute Ghent / Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    The construction of an interim vegetable garden on a former playground, to be transformed into new workplaces by the St. Luke Architecture School of Science & Arts, offered a group of motivated bachelor students of the course Interior Architecture a chance to accept the “green challenge”. Armed with shovels and…
  26. Different types of vertical gardening (St. Lucas Institute Ghent / Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    The construction of an interim vegetable garden on a former playground, to be transformed into new workplaces by the St. Luke Architecture School of Science & Arts, offered a group of motivated bachelor students of the course Interior Architecture a chance to accept the “green challenge”. Armed with shovels and…
  27. Growing your own tomato tree from seed to sapling in simple containers (Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Many people in the drylands are looking for a fruit tree species to grow in their small kitchen garden.  Many citizens would like to have a such nice fruit tree close to their house.  Here is my recommendation : try to grow a tomato tree (Cyphomandra betacea). It is extremely…
  28. Make a VERTICAL CONTAINER FARM for the hungry and malnourished (Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    My special attention was drawn to an article in ‘The Victoria Times Colonist’, a Victoria and Vancouver Island newspaper.  The article’s title was “Start a veggie grow-op”. Let me highlight a few paragraphs : Knowing she couldn’t control the weather and wanting fresh vegetables year round were reasons enough for…
  29. Bottle and pot tower gardening (Ibagué Greenbelt / Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    A nice photo from Ibagué Greenbelt (Bangalore/India) : 2011-09-01 – A boy of the public school is recycling plastic bottles to build bottle towers for vertical gardening in Bangalore/India – (Photo Ibagué Greenbelt) It’s nice to see a young boy preparing bottles for vertical gardening, following the method I have…
  30. Bottle tower gardening: how to start ? (Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Together with my friend Gilbert VAN DAMME (Zaffelare, Belgium) I have set up some successful experiments with vertical gardening in “container towers”. We are using all kinds of recycled containers, e.g. plastic bottles, pots, buckets.  The containers are stacked into “towers”. Today, I will describe the way how to start…
  31. Growing vegetables and tree saplings in recycled bottles, pots and trays (Willem VAN COTTHEM) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    The most simple, but very effective way to grow vegetables or tree saplings is the one I use since years : in recycled, otherwise discarded plastic soda bottles, yogurt pots, pastry trays and other ‘daily used containers’. 2007-02 – Parsley, cabbage and lettuce in smaller and bigger bottles (Photo WVC)…
  32. Container gardening for food production, combating desertification and gardening in urban areas Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
    Here are some general ideas on CONTAINER GARDENING, more and more successful for food production in the drylands, for combating desertification and for growing plants in urban areas. Unlimited possibilities When the ability to garden is limited by different factors, like available space or drought in the drylands, then consider container…
  33. Great ideas for container gardening (Willem Van Cotthem) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    The text below was already published back in 2007. For additional ideas on container gardening see on this blog : BOTTLE REFORESTATION – Part 1 (Willem Van Cotthem) – Archives Jan. 2010 Urban farming in containers (sacks) – (IRIN) -Archives Febr. 2010 You don’t need tons of room to grow a garden…
  34. Trends in Gardening (Google / trib.com) Sat 28 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Read at : Google Alert – vertical gardening http://trib.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/grow-wyo-trends-in-gardening-part/article_ee6a69dd-3374-5130-a0f4-650a6fe6cce2.html Grow Wyo: 2012 Trends in Gardening, Part 1 By Tom Heald, for the Star-Tribune As a garden center retailer, it’s in my best interest to follow gardening trends happening locally and nationally. Even though these trends are diverse, almost all of…
  35. Garden trends (Google / Raindrops Cisterns) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Read at : Google Alert – container gardening http://rdcisterns.com/2012/01/06/garden-trends-2012/ Top garden trends for 2012 Plants that do more and cost less. Water saving strategies. Black and amber foliage. Small-space landscaping. Metal décor. Growing up (vertical gardening). And a bigger focus on front yards over back yards. These are just a…
  36. Plastic bottles for growing and planting saplings (Drawings by Liesbeth ORMEL / Captions by Willem Van Cotthem) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    How to use a plastic bottle for growing and planting saplings ? Materials : Plastic bottle, knife, seeds, bucket with water, local soil, sand with manure Use the knife to cut the tapering end of the bottle Cutting the top of the bottle Bottle without its top Fill the bottle…
  37. Growing in a bottle (Debbie KONG / Greenroofgrowers) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Seen at Facebook : SIP
  38. CÓMO HACER LA HUERTA VERTICAL DE BOTELLAS DE PLÁSTICO (Willem Van Cotthem) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    VIDEO : This video was prepared as a document with photos by a Spanish-speaking friend of which I lost his email-message.  Hoping to locate him again. CÓMO HACER LA HUERTA VERTICAL DE BOTELLAS DE PLÁSTICO http://youtu.be/2mx-lzPz2DM
  39. VIDEO : Sustainable food aid at home – PART 1 (Willem Van Cotthem) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CONTAINER GARDENING:
    Please have a look at my newest video (the English version of the former in Spanish) : Sustainable food aid at home – PART 1 http://youtu.be/zj6Vx5sAI6w My friend Gilbert VAN DAMME preparing the last year’s bottle towers for planting new seedlings (Photo WVC) A few weeks later the bottle towers…
  40. Book Check–Small-Space Container Gardens Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on PM27's Blog:
    Spring is fast approaching. Garden thoughts are starting to focus on plans for the upcoming season. Fortunately, American author, Fern Richardson, has written a rich resource for gardening on the small scale, entitled Small-Space Container Gardens–Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage & Herbs. (Timber Press,…
  41. Waging War on Slug Terror Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Eve's Leaves:
    Slugs are ruining my life. Well almost. Not quite my life but certainly my veg patch. I get so excited when inspecting the garden that things are germinating and starting to grow, and then a few days later I look again to find the place is a massacre, nothing left but…
  42. Size Dosen’t Matter it’s How You Use it That Counts Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Eve's Leaves:
    No space is too small No space is too small to have an edible garden be it a windowsill, balcony, roof top, courtyard, alleyway or steps. An edible container garden brightens up any space, provides you with a tasty treat and is a welcome refuge for wildlife in an…
  43. Summer Deck Garden (Part 1) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Just... Holly Ann:
    This week it has finally gotten cold enough in the DC area that I had to bring my summer container garden indoors for the winter. It prompted me to write a somewhat belated post about our gardening adventures and exploits over the summer. We had so much fun with…
  44. How to Have a Pest-Free Summer Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Just... Holly Ann:
    Mosquitos can ruin the most beautiful of summer nights and outdoor spaces. When Bruce and I started entertaining on the deck last summer, I quickly realized we were going to be regularly presenting the mosquitos of the neighborhood with an all-you-can-eat buffet if I didn’t do something. So, I…
  45. Deck Garden, Year II Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Just... Holly Ann:
    It’s been unseasonably warm this winter in DC. It’s March and it’s gorgeous outside! And that means… time to clean the deck! (Does that sound too pirate-like? Like it should be said in “pirate voice” with an “arrr….” at the end? No? Just me? Ok….moving on!) I have big…
  46. How To Create An Eiffel Tower of Plants: Vertical and Container Gardening Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on A & D Family Gardens:
    How To Create An Eiffel Tower of Plants: Vertical and Container Gardening.
  47. Container Gardening Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Little Mrs. ApartmentMaker:
    Once spring has sprung, I can’t wait to go outside and plant some pretty flowers.  And although I live in an apartment, it doesn’t mean I can’t create a beautiful garden.  For those of us who live in apartments, container gardening allows us to participate in the spring time…
  48. Succulent Love – Make Your Own Living Centerpiece Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  49. pallet garden Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  50. garden sweet garden: potted plant trio Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  51. Self Watering Container Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Practicalities:
    I’m such a sucker for bargains! Thankfully, over the years I’ve acquired some control over an urge to BUY, BUY, BUY when the price is right.  I had to face the fact that an item was not a true bargain if I did not have an intended purpose for it. Now…
  52. How Does Your Garden Grow? Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Practicalities:
    The rain has avoided us again.  I’m resigned to settling into a second drought pattern, and I’m resolved to fare this one better than the last. This year, I’ve copied the design of the water trough planter and made a wicking bed planter.  It’s doing fairly well, although I believe it’s…
  53. Growing things! Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Pocket House Garden:
    I’ve done it. I have officially planted my first seeds. Inspired by the gift of more herbs from a very dear friend, I’ve put soil to pot and planted the herbs I purchased for myself a few weeks ago. (Not to worry, Denise, your herbs will also grow!)…
  54. All you need is a little bit of dirt Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  55. #16 Done – I Grow, Girl! Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Bigger in Real Life:
    Told you I had some things crossed off The List to share! I’ve been working on #16 since last Sunday, when I got my first little tomato seedlings into their pots, and yesterday I got the last of my purchased transplants settled into their new soiled homes, so I can finally…
  56. Container Gardening Fri 27 Jul 2012 - SoundEagle says: Fast-forward and see an update on the same but more mature potted plants in the post entitled “Flower Power Update!” showing the extra lush growth a single season later.
  57. Everything but crafting…oh well. Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on A Dilettante of Fruition:
    So, I started out the week strong with my crafting but the week has gotten away from me. I did get quite a few other things done. I planted my pots for my deck. They turned out great. Three of the pots are full of herbs and the…
  58. 2012 Flowers – Week 1 Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Pufferbellies Toys & Books:
    Every year I tell myself that I’m going to keep track of the flowers we plant in pots outside our store, so that I’ll have a record of what we put in, how it grew and how it looked. This year I’m really going to do it! See,…
  59. Flowers, Week 3 Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Pufferbellies Toys & Books:
    They’re growing! And we’re starting to get compliments on them! Is that sad, that every year I wait anxiously for the flower-related compliments? Maybe a little sad. OK, pics! For comparison: Flowers, Week 1
  60. Return of the Tom Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Midwestern Jungle:
    I’m baaaaaack!  Sorry for the extended absence…but I’m sure you planty folk understand.  Late May/ early June is always a tremendously busy time of year for the gardeners of the world but throw a new job into the mix and you’ve got a whole lot of work and basically…
  61. Farmer Merry Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Merry Farmer:
    I swore at the beginning of this spring, when the weather started getting warmer and I could venture out onto my balcony, that I would not torture any plants this summer by attempting to grow them.  That’s what I said at least. I do not have a green thumb.  I…
  62. Office Garden Update Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Sense in the City:
    It’s been a few weeks since we planted our seeds in our re-used and re-purposed potted window garden at the office. We’ve planted new seeds as well, since then, so to have a bountiful crop throughout the summer. The spinach still has a ways to go, and some…
  63. I’ve been busy Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Hillside Quiltworks:
    I haven’t posted in a long while. Number one daughter needs number one priority. So other fun things like quilting and gardening and blogging and housecleaning (ack!!) take last priority. NO way is housecleaning a fun thing in my world, I was only kidding. I lost another PCA, personal care…
  64. Balcony Garden: 2011 Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  65. 7 Tips for Creating a Balcony Garden Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The DIY Homegirl:
    My parents have more gardening knowledge than I do (which I utilize!), but for the last few years, I’ve specialized in gardening in a tricky spot: the shaded balcony. These tips are helpful to follow even if you don’t have a shaded balcony & instead have another outdoor space…
  66. How To Maximize Your Balcony/Patio/Outdoor Space Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The DIY Homegirl:
    This year, I set a personal goal to spend more time out on my balcony. Here are some ways you can also do so with your balcony, patio, deck, or other outdoor space. *Plant a garden. You can still grow a garden when you don’t have your own plot…
  67. Container Gardening With Vegetables and Herbs Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Aaraanti:
    If you don’t have a good garden spot in your yard, why not grow some vegetables and herbs using container gardening? By Barbara Pleasant April/May 2012, Mother Earth News The most personal way to forge a connection with delicious food crops — from arugula to tomatoes — is to grow them…
  68. Companion Planting for Vegetables, Herbs and other Garden Flowers and Plants Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Adventures of Thrive Farm:
    One only has to look at the old-age tradition of North American agriculture of planting corn, beans and squash together. Corn grows tall, trying to steal as much sun as possible and taking out a lot of nitrogen from the soil. Beans grow up the stalks of the corn looking for…
  69. 66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Adventures of Thrive Farm:
    by Rachel Cemansky Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.…
  70. Easy Container Vegetable Gardening in 7 Simple Steps (Part 1) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on 3 Square Meals:
    Hi Friends!  Here in North Carolina the trees are beginning to bloom and we are gearing up for Spring.  As I walked outside this morning to get my daughter loaded in the car for school I glanced over at my vegetable garden.  It looks so sad and ready for me…
  71. Easy Container Vegetable Gardening in 7 Simple Steps (Part 2) Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on 3 Square Meals:
    Ok, I admit it…the reason I’m blogging about container gardening is because I received (drum roll, please) the summer 2012 issue of the Gardner’s Supply Company catalog!! I also admit that after I put my daughter to bed last night, I sat, with my furry orange cat, and read the…
  72. Vertical garden- DIY Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Beyond Paleo by Millie Barnes:
    Today I am making a vertical garden planter.  I have a canvas shoe rack and am using burlap to make the inserts. I got the idea when I saw a website for Wooly Pockets, they are awesome, but pricy. They have some amazing installations.  Here are the…
  73. Drought Tolerant Full Sun Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  74. Fairy Garden Plants: Attracting Fairies Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    Welcome back to our fairy garden series. Today, we’ll be digging in a little further by learning which plants are purported to attract beneficial fairies to your garden. Some may work for container gardens; while others would work better for a fairy garden within a larger…
  75. Fairy Garden Accessories Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    Welcome back to our exploration of fairy gardens. Today we will be looking at the accessories that you can include in your creation. Houses- The dwelling that you choose to offer in your fairy garden can run the gambit from a traditional bird house to a…
  76. Fairy Garden Accessories: Internet Sources Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    WeeTrees http://www.weetrees.com Enchanted Gardens http://www.miniature-gardens.com Fine Fairy Houses http://www.finefairyhouses.com http://www.afairygarden.com/#!shopping eFairies http://www.efairies.com Fox Specialty Services http://www.foxspecialtyservices.com/miniature-fairy-garden-furniture-and-supplies.html Summers Past Farms http://www.summerspastfarms.com The Fairy’s Garden http://www.thefairysgarden.com Etsy http://www.etsy.com Enjoy shopping! Amy
  77. “Beautiful Pots greeted us by Moonlight even @ 11 pm!” Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on invitingspacesbykim:
    “We’re home.  Beautiful pots greeted us by moonlight even at 11PM!!” Also,   “With irrigation installed it was effortless.  They took care of themselves for four weeks in our absence.  We’re thrilled with the results.”
  78. A Little Flavor. Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on the wife within:
    I’ve been DREAMING of planting a vegetable garden after all of my Master Gardener classes & field trips. I feel like I am ready to have a garden of my own. BUT…we’re moving later this summer (details still unknown), and I cannot have a full-fledged vegetable garden because, come…
  79. Pots. Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on the wife within:
    PROBLEM: We’re moving this summer.  We rent our home.  I love to garden. SOLUTION:  Container gardening. As you may know, I am just infatuated with gardening.  But since we don’t own our home it doesn’t make sense to invest in a garden that would be left behind come August.…
  80. How to video: Container Gardening Demonstration – Colourful Foliage Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  81. Orange, Yellow and Purple Container Garden Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  82. Container Gardening at The Temple Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  83. Back after just over a week off (with lots of pictures) Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  84. Gardening Update Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  85. Pink, Blue and Yellow Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  86. Primary Colours Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  87. Time to Plant: Container Plants Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Time to Plant!:
    With the increased popularity of container gardens and patio living I thought it would be pertinent to discuss some tips for planting patio containers. These days many people enjoy having not only summer annuals on their patio but also larger more permanent pot plantings of trees and shrubs. Some…
  88. Part-Shade Planter Full of Colour and Texture Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  89. Monochromatic Purple and Blue Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  90. Getting Started with Indoor Vegetable Gardening. Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Vegetable Gardening:
    It would be an interesting and exciting project to start your own indoor vegetable garden. People who live in small spaces without any available outdoor planting area can grow their own vegetables by means of indoor vegetable gardening techniques. Many find such indoor vegetable gardens convenient since they do not…
  91. Container Vegetable Gardening Anywhere is For Everyone. Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Vegetable Gardening:
    There is nothing easier but to shop for vegetables in groceries or local market but nothing is more rewarding than harvesting and eating vegetables that your own hands grow. If one is interested to till land and grow vegetables, lack of space or city-living are not enough reasons not to…
  92. Formal Black Pine and Kihachikai Show Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Peter Tea Bonsai:
    Formal Black Pine and Kihachikai Show Last week I was tasked to work on this large formal upright (Chokkan) Black Pine. The timing worked out great because I was planning on asking Mr. Tanaka if I could wire one big tree before my vacation back to California (more about…
  93. Gomangoku 五万石盆栽展 (Daiju-en show) 2011 Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Peter Tea Bonsai:
    Gomangoku 五万石盆栽展 (Daiju-en show) Last week was the Gomangoku Show that the Daiju-en family puts on almost every year.  At this show, Daiju-en and many of it’s former apprentices came together to put a show on to promote the family.  If you don’t know Daiju-en, they are one of…
  94. 82nd Meifu-ten Bonsai Show Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Peter Tea Bonsai:
    82nd Meifu-ten Bonsai Show January 14-16 was the 82nd Annual Meifu-ten Bonsai show in Nagoya Japan.  Meifu-ten is the second oldest show in Japan behind Kokufu-ten and this year exhibited over 170 trees.  All the trees belong to hobbyist and collectors.  The average attendance of for the three day…
  95. Namako Ceramic Pottery Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Peter Tea Bonsai:
    Namako Ceramic Pottery Lets talk ceramics in this post!  Since there is so much to say about ceramics in Bonsai, it’s difficult to find a good place to start.  After much thought, I decided to start with a certain glazed style that I love called Namako.  Usually when people…
  96. Garden of Grace Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Lynna's Wonderful Life:
    A gardening rule I’ve come to appreciate is this: When combining plants in a large container always use a thriller, a filler, and a spiller. The thriller is the plant that stands tall and gives presence. The filler is usually understated and fills in the gaps. The spiller…
  97. A beautiful garden on the 1st day of SPRING Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Seasonal Home:
    I just couldn’t resist wishing all of my readers, subscribers, followers, fans and sponsors a “Happy Spring” on this 1st day of one of my favorite seasons.  I know a lot of you have had a tough winter and year, so I hope this little bit of nature in…
  98. Secret Fairy Garden in an Upcycled Wheelbarrow Fri 27 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Seasonal Home:
    [As always, click on any photo to view it larger] Nothing renders a trusty wheelbarrow “useless” faster than a broken handle.  And as you can see, The Seasonal Home is now the proud owner of one. (LOL)    My first instinct was to head to the DIY store to…
  99. DIY: Garden Pallets Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
  100. Monochromatic Orange Planter Fri 27 Jul 2012 -
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  1. Potted Plants, Suspended, Wall or Vertical Gardening Thu 26 Jul 2012 -
  2. Terrariums – Dry Garden | Paula Hayes Thu 26 Jul 2012 -
  3. Wordless Wednesday: Miniature Garden Houseboat Thu 26 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    We made this for the Seattle Miniature Show in 2006 and it won Best of Show. The box we made for it is 3′ by 2′ by 1′ deep. Photo Essay: Miniature Garden Houseboat From the archives, this miniature garden with a houseboat won Best of Show at…
  4. How does your garden grow? Thu 26 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Sewfrench:
    Ours grows in a container.  Well, many containers.  On our deck.  We don’t really have a place to put in a *real* garden so this works well, for us.  With deck irrigation, it’s a no fuss, no muss garden.  We have to be careful and choose seeds and plants that work…
  5. Crank Up The Color – with Bromeliads Thu 26 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Take Root with Dennis' 7 Dees:
    By Linda Kay Harrison If you are looking for a way to add color to your home, without the time and expense of new furniture or repainting, try adding colorful Bromeliads to your décor.  Decorating with Bromeliads makes sense for a multitude of reasons. Bromeliads have bright,…
  6. Bright Ideas For Low Light Areas Thu 26 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Take Root with Dennis' 7 Dees:
    by Linda Kay Harrison Most homes have at least a few areas in them that, despite our best efforts, still seem dark and dreary due to lack of light. These low light spots might be an entry way without windows, a particular corner of the living room or…
  7. Tomato Spectacular Thu 26 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Ethitarian:
    I love growing tomatoes.  I love the scent of the plants, the shape of the leaves, the way they branch and grow, and of course, the tomatoes themselves.  I grow tomatoes on my porch in self-watering containers.  That way there’s no weeding, and no matter how busy I am, it’s…
  8. The Floating Gardens of the Future Thu 26 Jul 2012 -
  9. 66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without A Garden Wed 25 Jul 2012 -
  10. Fairy Gardens, Mini Gardens & Mini-scapes Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Take Root with Dennis' 7 Dees:
    Miniature Gardens, Fairy Gardens & Mini-scapes are all the rage right now. Miniature gardening has been around for years and years but in the last few months we have seen the interest in this fun, whimsical project escalate and we love the energy, passion & fun it…
  11. Container Gardenin’ on a Small Balcony Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Take Root with Dennis' 7 Dees:
    by Linda Kay Harrison – Dennis’ 7 Dees Cedar Hills Garden Center My 3 year old granddaughter, Koby, has been fascinated by the flowers and vines I have growing on the tiny balcony of our apartment.  It dawned on me that, being a city girl, she’s never experienced…
  12. The 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CAROLYN'S SHADE GARDENS:
    Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery located in Bryn Mawr, PA, specializing in showy, colorful, and unusual plants for shade.  The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas.  For catalogues and announcements of events, please send your full name, location, and phone number (for…
  13. Hosta Containers and Companions Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CAROLYN'S SHADE GARDENS:
    Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery located in Bryn Mawr, PA, specializing in showy, colorful, and unusual plants for shade.  The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas.  For catalogues and announcements of events, please send your full name, location, and phone number (for…
  14. Row Your Way to Color with Annuals Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CAROLYN'S SHADE GARDENS:
    Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a retail nursery located in Bryn Mawr, PA, specializing in showy, colorful, and unusual plants for shade.  The only plants that we ship are snowdrops and miniature hostas.  For catalogues and announcements of events, please send your full name, location, and phone number (for…
  15. Balcony garden Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    Well I’m back home now after my various adventures in Montreal and Toronto and need to get back to living my regular life. I was so happy to see that while I was away, things have started to grow on my balcony.  Over the years I have…
  16. Grow your own Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    In keeping with the whole balcony garden concept, here is something you can get started right now. Do this project with your kids, they will love it and will be thrilled to watch things grow and chances are, if they grow it themselves, they will love to…
  17. Lettuce lettuce everywhere! Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    Time to check in on the balcony garden!  Things are growing like crazy!  Remember how we started?  With just a few seeds and a few tiny plants? Then they started to grow. And NOW look at them! And then we had our little cauliflower plants. Well not…
  18. Balcony Garden update Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    Not really sure why things are growing like crazy, what with the dismal excuse for a summer we’ve been having, but I guess the will to live prevails! Click here to check out how things started  and then on our last update  click here to see where we got.…
  19. Balcony garden update II Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    There has been a lot of turmoil on the balcony garden. The cauliflowers were all lost, growing like mutants or just rotting.  Prehaps it was because they were living with the potatoes?  Hard to say.  Maybe I needed to tie them up into balls?  Maybe I was…
  20. Growing stuff – May 25th Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    Another week on the balcony garden. Added a few new friends to the mix. Got some little red cabbage pants but I only had a shallow pan left for them.   I will start them there and if they grow too big and seem unhappy, I’ll have to…
  21. Growing things and veggie storage tips Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    What with it officially summer now and the growing of produce in full swing, I thought I would share this veggie storage chart with you to help maximize the life of your produce! veggie-storage Meanwhile, life on the balcony garden is doing as well as can be…
  22. Growing stuff – July 20 Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on what have we got here?:
    Well the summer is progressing along and things on the balcony garden are still growing. But the weather this year has been so weird that I’m not sure how things will turn out. ************************************************************************************************ The potato plant is still growing like gang busters.  I’m not sure when…
  23. More Plants for our Backyard Garden Wed 25 Jul 2012 -
  24. Creating Art My Way Wed 25 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Allegro non tanto:
    We are all artists in our own way. Some of us may never pick up a paintbrush and splash color onto a canvas, or sculpt a hunk of clay into something miraculously beautiful, yet we manage to find other ways to express our artistic talents and bring beauty into…
  25. Homage to the Terrarium Sun 22 Jul 2012 -
  26. How to Make a Wedding Celebration that Keeps on Growing Sun 22 Jul 2012 -
  27. How iPads, phones & sensors will redefine our homes Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Gigaom:
    Last week while on my travels through the Internet, I came across Biome Smart Terrarium. A terrarium, by the way, is a miniature landscape with plants (and animals). I am fascinated by these micro worlds. Typically, I would look at the beautiful pictures and move on. But what got my attention…
  28. Upcoming Holiday Bazaar with Lila B. Design Sun 22 Jul 2012 -
  29. Succulent Container Madness! Sun 22 Jul 2012 - You can shove succulents in anything! Hi all!  Megan here to show you some fun gifty ideas with succulents. I’ll shove a succulent in almost anything, whether it be a grill that nobody’s used for years, or an old wagon I picked up for five bucks at a garage sale.  The possibilities are endless! First…
  30. Great Gift Idea: Make a Terrarium! Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on in.gredients:
    Terrariums are making a serious come back in the home decor world – and we’re not going to lie, we’re pretty excited about that! Not only are these mini-ecosystems really cool to look at with all their tiny plants and stones, but they provide another great opportunity to re-commission an…
  31. the green room Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on gnome-mad:
    The green room is the newest horticultural hotspot in Traverse City. It is the baby of two young and extremely talented visionaries…the Avant Gardener (Megan Kellogg, interior plant-scape designer and master gardener), and the owner of Floral Underground (Derek Woodruff, certified florist extraordinaire). These two professionals have worked side by side…
  32. Christmas Decoration WIN Sun 22 Jul 2012 -
  33. small worlds – terrariums Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on eco raen:
    I just read an article in the Better Homes and Gardens mag called Small Worlds. “Get a fresh view of nature with a terrarium. Plants flourish under glass with little care.” -BHG I love plants. I love the fun and beautiful things you can create with them too.  Terrariums are…
  34. My Terrarium Project(s) 2012 Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Maylana's Chronicles:
    Another project of mine for 2012 is to create a few of these terrariums. For those of you who do not have access to a garden, and living in an apartment, here is a way to add some greenery and nature to your living space.  I’m hoping to create…
  35. Green Thumb Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Nous et Vous:
    Terrariums and potted plants are an easy  way to add life (literally, har har) to your space… and are especially inspiring on dreary days like today. They can also function as wall art. Amazing. (Spotted on Stephmodo)
  36. Terrariums Galore! Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Lush Nest:
    Terrariums Galore! I have been struggling with a serious terrarium-making obsession. My first urge to make a terrarium came last year, after reading an article in Real Simple magazine which had a couple of terrariums featured.  I am notorious for my black thumb, especially when it comes to indoor…
  37. Terrariums at Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Grove Design:
    Terrariums by BBG gardener, Jennifer Williams, on display in the Steinhart Conservatory thru February 26, 2012.
  38. DIY terrarium Sun 22 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on peonies and paper:
    I’ve been obsessing over the Design*Sponge blog lately after I got Grace Bonney’s book, so when I saw a terrarium in the book I had to make it. Like now. Grace had already blogged about how to get a terrarium started here with the help of Tassy who works at…
  39. Planting inside…glass Fri 20 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CB DESIGNS :
    I love planting inside gardens, even in the summer. I like to find ways to reuse items in my home. Today I am using mason jars. As you know if you are a loyal reader (thank you if you are a loyal reader), I love mason jars. You can plant…
  40. Bonsai and terrarium Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on No Needle Knitting:
    One of my other hobbies is growing house plants. I’m not very good with gardening but really have much more luck with indoor plants. Yesterday I found an old container that is now working as a terrarium. I grew this small African violet from a cutting and have just…
  41. Tiny Terrariums Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Buttons & Twine: A Blog For Craft Enthusiasts:
    I have had this terrarium how-to on Handmadeology bookmarked for what seems like forever, and recently felt inspired while looking through the glass jars at Goodwill. I found the two larger ones for only a dollar each. Thrifting is the perfect way to look…
  42. DIY: Lightbulb Terrariums Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on mikaseven:
    I work in a [very] enclosed office.  Being surrounded by thick concrete walls makes me want to decorate my desk with tiny bits of nature to remind me what the outside world is like…but we have no windows.  *sigh*  If I ever move offices, one of the first things I’ll do…
  43. FLOWERS part 2 Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on La Machine à Habiter:
    Taking up the post about plants, today I will present you some ideas for gardening and live plants arrangements. So today it will be a post dedicated to more experienced plant handlers. Starting with an easier difficulty level, I suggest you the TERRARIUMS: You just need an old bottle, a big glass or an aquarium, to fill in with some small pebbles…
  44. Terrarium DIY Wed 18 Jul 2012 -
  45. The Bookshelves Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on It's Two AM:
    A while ago, and I’m not saying exactly when, the Christmas villages that my Mom put up for us were finally taken off of my shelves and boxed up and put away. Which left them a bit, uh, empty and looking a bit uncared for, possibly dusty… Possibly.…
  46. Hagen’s Redesigned Exo Terra Turtle Terrarium Featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Pet Pitch USA:
    Exo Terra’s redesigned Turtle Terrarium features a stylish bent-glass front. It is available in three sizes. MANSFIELD, Mass., March 28, 2012 (For Immediate Release) – The Rolf C. Hagen Corp. was in the spotlight this morning as its newly redesigned Turtle Terrarium was featured in Dr. Marty Becker’s pet…
  47. Top 3 House Plants To Improve Indoor Air Quality Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on GardenDishes:
    Feel free to mix plants with similar needs in one pot. (This one came as a gift and I'll have to remove the beautiful moss covering the soil to help keep mold from hiding.) When you walk into a beauty salon, do your eyes begin to water?  How about the perfume…
  48. Container Gardening = Endless POTS-abilities Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on GardenDishes:
    It can be overwhelming to start a project, can’t it.  There are just WAY too many possibilities.  But section it out, come up with a theme, and most of the choices are made for you.  If you haven’t started landscaping because you don’t know where to begin, how about putting it…
  49. Terrific Terrariums Wed 18 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Things to Cherish:
    Terrariums are all the craze these days. I just might have to make one for my desk or maybe buy one like the above from Twigs (I unfortunately do not get to half of the items on my DIY list.) There is something captivating about these little glass bubbles…
  50. speaking of… flowers we can eat [again] Wed 18 Jul 2012 - the edible flowers guideillustration by bess collard for pure green magazine i told you it was all about eating flowers on the web this spring! and here again the pure green magazine has shared a new poster their illustrator bess collard has created to accompany their new column about candied edible flowers and edible flower…
  51. made me smile | planter chandelier Wed 18 Jul 2012 - planter chandelier by omer arbel this made me smile this morning. the chandelier is a new serie, called `38`, for the canadian design firm bocci. [btw, all their chandelier are very beautiful!!] it is compsed of globes of glass whithin which are introduced light bulbs and plants. it is interesting to see the integration of…
  52. i made it | tiny terrarium in eggshells Wed 18 Jul 2012 - i’ve immediately fell in love with this little project. so i decided to make it for easter for my mum. she loves plants and flower and she’s always ‘playing’ in the garden. so i am sure she’s happy any time i give her plants as a gift. what do you need? then you carefully break…
  53. The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb Tue 17 Jul 2012 -
  54. Terrarium Bliss Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Looking At Glass:
    Today I am looking at terrariums. Terrariums are quite popular at the moment.  Not only is it fun to choose plants and wee ornaments for your terrarium, finding the perfect glass container can lead to hours and hours of creative bliss. Photo via Creationeuropeenne shop on Etsy Photo via Inhabitat…
  55. Terrarium Time! Tue 17 Jul 2012 -
  56. WORLD IN A JAR Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on earlythursday:
    Lately, terrariums have been on my mind. Here is an inspiring diy. I’d like to try my hand at this soon. Watch this space. All images from pinterest. (Sigh. Better credit than that I unfortunately cannot give).
  57. Go Go Gadget Terrarium! Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Designing Around:
    The tall one’s birthday is Friday which means we have a party coming up next weekend. I mean Partay – cause if a house full of 10-year-old girls doesn’t equal a rocking good time I don’t know what does. Am I right? (I am probably not right. Not right at…
  58. Tether Terrarium Bar x April 2012 Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on venture x adventure:
    Tether Terrarium Bar.
  59. Bonsai Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Pressed via SMOKLEY’s Bonsai
  60. Let’s Craft: Terrific Terrariums | ModernMom.com Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on SMOKLEY:
    Let’s Craft: Terrific Terrariums | ModernMom.com.
  61. DIY Terrarium: My very own jungle Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on der liebling:
    Bütün evimi terrariumlarla (Türkçesini bilen var mı?) kaplamak istiyorum. Elime geçen her cam kavanoz/ vazonun içine biraz toprak, taş ve garip bitkilerden koyarak kendi küçük yağmur ormanlarımı yaratacağım!! Ha! Güzel bir mutluluk veriyorlar, baktıkça… İlgilenenler için kitap önerileri, yapımı için kısa bir video ve geçmişi 1829lara uzanan tarihini okuyabilirler. I have…
  62. Busy Like a Bee Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on botanical designs:
    Lots of things have been happening around here, most days I end up with dirt under my nails and a contented smile on my face. All of funky containers and bowls I picked up since the Lions Club Festival are slowly being turned into new gardens. There are cool, hand-thrown…
  63. E.T. Fingers, Donkey Tail Burrito and Jellybeans Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on botanical designs:
    Just a quick peak at some of the gardens I’ve been working on…and yes, those are all the real names of some of the plants I used this week! (Please forgive the bad lighting, the sun has been playing hide-and-seek.)
  64. Getting Down and Dirty Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on botanical designs:
    Despite the rainy weather I’m happy to report that it was a super-productive weekend. A new batch of containers was just begging for some plants, and the plants I had were seriously looking for cool new diggs. Knowing this, there was only one thing to do… I cranked up the…
  65. best thing ever. Tue 17 Jul 2012 -
  66. Pinterest To Life: Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on My Pink Thumb:
    There’s just something about having plants around a home that help to ‘make’ a space.  Unfortunately for me, I can’t have plants in the house because I have pesky, nosey cats who like to eat said plants and dig in the dirt that they grow in.  I can’t even…
  67. atriums and terrariums. Tue 17 Jul 2012 - You know how there are some words you just get mixed up sometimes? For me, those words are pagoda and gazebo. I don’t know why, but when I see a gazebo, the word I think of is always pagoda. For E, when he invisions a terrarium, he thinks “atrium.” It’s an easy switch- they are…
  68. Why Buy When You Can DIY?: Succulent Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on embrace my space:
    SUCCULENT PLANTS have been a smoking hot home trend for the past couple of years.  When I was young we had a fat patch of Sempervivums in our front yard and I instantly fell in love with the chalky green plants when my mom told me they were called “Hens n’ Chicks.”  They were like my…
  69. Bandwagon Jumping: DIY Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on honeyandbrash:
    If you’re currently shuddering because the word terrarium conjures up plasticky plants and fake forest backgrounds jammed into musty-looking aquarium cast offs, relax. These babies have come a long way from their 70’s roots. pun intended. All over the internet, adorable masses of terrariums are making their dirt-filled way into our little DIY hearts. Bandwagon officially jumped. Just…
  70. Abode & Beyond: Terra, terra, terra, terra, terra, terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Vintspiration:
    You come and go, you come and gooooooooooooooo. Ok, maybe I took the Culture Club play on words a little too far. Whatevs. I have been drooling over terrariums for the last few months. My best friend is obsessed with gardening and planting, so maybe it’s rubbing off on me. I’m…
  71. Building a Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on RANUNCSANDCO.:
    This is the same jar my mom built her terrarium in when she was my age. She shared with me her jar, her knowledge and an adorable set of terrarium tools. I’ll take you through the steps and layers of my terrarium construction. They aren’t too difficult to assemble and it…
  72. Pretty Things I Have Made Recently Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on crowsef:
    I’ve been in quite a crafting mood recently. Possibly because the nice (for Britain) weather has coaxed me out of my dank laptop-based hole. Here’s  couple of IRL (OMG!) things I’ve put together with my clumsy, fat hands. TERRARIUM Describing this to the best of my ability, a terrarium is self-sustaining…
  73. garden in a jar Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The monkeycosm:
    I love plants! Unfortunately I am not very consistent at caring for them plus I never know what to do when going on holiday so after the years my plant collection consists of some very persevering specimen. Succulents are perfect as they seem to be happy under every kind of…
  74. DIY: Making a Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Ballin' on a Budget:
    As most of you know I love flowers and green things, but after a while, flowers get a little pricey so I was looking for an alternative. Terrariums are lovely, I see them all over Etsy/Pinterest/insert cutesy site here. I was intrigued and wanted to try and make one…
  75. A Tale of Two Centerpieces, or, DIY Terrariums Tue 17 Jul 2012 -
  76. Privacy on the deck using plants Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    via bhg.com Ahhhh! I’m loving the warmth not just the air temperature but the beauty of these container gardens.  I’m taking a break from indoor projects to plan for the deck and patio plantings.  We had a trellis installed on the left side of the deck…
  77. Patio Color Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    Color. A color wheel with cool colors I love color whether it is on clothing, in home décor or in nature. I don’t even bother to have a favorite color, because my favorites change so frequently. With the onset of warm weather, I want to combine…
  78. My Top Ten Tips for Showy Container Gardens Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    via enotablog.com A container garden doesn’t have to raise the neighbors’ eyebrows in order to be get lots of attention. Here are my tips for a showy container garden: 1. Consider using a large container if you have the space. As the root system develops, it…
  79. My Container Gardens Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    As promised, here are some pictures of my container gardens: Three pots of asparagus ferns hang from a wrought iron plant holder. A decorative metal basket holds small impatiens. The right side container flanks front door. The left side container. Both sides hold a fern, coleus,…
  80. Miniature vs. Fairy Gardens Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In the Woods near Skyline Drive:
    Well, I didn’t think this would be so difficult to write, but for some reason it has been. Fairy gardens and miniature gardens seem to be different names for the same thing for the most part. Perhaps an analogy would be that a square is a…
  81. My star terrarium! Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on ecotherapynut:
    So over the past few weeks I’ve constructed about 6 terrariums just as a test, and I have to say that the last one I made has been perfect! The main plant in the terrarium is my Nerve plant. The funny thing about it is that when I planted it, it…
  82. Cobra Lilly Terrarium – Flesh-Eating Fun! Tue 17 Jul 2012 -
  83. Plant Your Own Terrarium Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Valley Forge Flowers:
    Terrariums are extremely versatile and be easy customized for any persons taste. Hilly, our terrarium expert from Valley Forge Flowers, suggests first starting with choosing a container to plant in. You can use a tall glass canister, a terrarium, or something similar. Mulch, pebbles, stones (any type of rock),…
  84. Rainy Days and Tiny Worlds Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on CraftyRahRah:
      Hello blog land! We are into the second half of the winter holidays here. The weather is miserable, uni has already started so I have been busy with that and cabin fever is well set in. We needed an activity to entertain us all that didn’t involve electronic screens which…
  85. Paula Hayes and Terrariums Mon 16 Jul 2012 -
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  87. Living on the Edge Sun 15 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Green Design in Mind:
    Now, even the greenest of thumbs can live high and on the edge! Israeli company Greenbo provides a highly-designed solution for creating the perfect aerial view. Place the Greenbo planter on any ledge or railing, either indoor or out, and you’ll bring the many beautiful and green benefits…
  88. INDOOR/OUTDOOR PLANTER by Helen Kontouris Sun 15 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Design Revolution Australia:
    The Zoie Planter by Helen Kontouris This is a very simple, delicate and elegant  planter. I really like how it displays the flowers (or plant) as if they were floating. I’m quite sure it comes in black as well. From Artist: Named after the Greek word for “living thing”,…
  89. thrifted planters Sun 15 Jul 2012 -
  90. Custom Vinyl Bic Buddy with Trunk Mask – Mask 252 Sun 15 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on THE BLOG : FREEHANDPROFIT.com:
    January 23, 2010 – Custom Vinyl Bic Buddy w/ Trunk Mask Another custom vinyl I picked up from Munky King.  Let’s see how long I can keep this plant alive lol.
  91. Rad Coffee Table/Planter! Sun 15 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on mimomito | Midcentury Modern Mid Town:
    $375.00 in Sonoma. I’m a fan of throwing plants in the middle of things – atriums in the middle of your house, or plants in the middle of your coffee table. Sure! Imagine the succulent garden you could have living in this sucker. Oh my. Here’s more…
  92. No, I’m not totally overwhelmed. Why do you ask? Sat 14 Jul 2012 -
  93. 750 00$aErsatz window box$xSucculents$xCacti Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Tricot Treat:
    Most of my furniture has come (entirely legally) from libraries. I am a librarian. It is bound to happen. Recently, my current place of employ was discarding some card catalog drawers. I decided to experiment with using one as a tray for small succulents and cacti. I (because I am…
  94. How to make a recycled bike planter Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on groweatgift:
    While I’m not altogether convinced that a model is required in the above image, hats off to Dremel for a great bit of marketing. They’ve sent out a guide to making a planter out of an old bike, which is a great recycling idea and gives a kitsch feel to the…
  95. Trapa Modular Planters from Haskell Collection Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on :
    Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the Trapa modular planter system is handmade in Southern California by Haskell Collection, a new sustainably minded garden furnishings company with a Mid-Century modern aesthetic. Joining a line of seating and tables, Trapa features pots made of thick 11 gauge 100% recycled domestic aluminum in 6”…
  96. Cinder Blocks Reconsidered Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Everybody Loves a Local Hardware Store:
    Cinder Block Wall Planter. Awesome. via Inspiring Pretty. More info and a link to a tutorial here.
  97. Mudpuppy : Featured Vendor Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Firefly Handmade:
    First discovered at a Denver handmade event, we hoped to one day introduce Mudpuppy to Boulder. Maybe it was the baby’s expression, maybe it was the minimalism that drew us in, either way we will let the images speak for themselves. Michael McDowell designs ceramic products for urban living, typically…
  98. Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on bundlemagic:
    Have your kids have fun by growing their own plants with style. Read more at poketo
  99. Succulents in Baking Loaf Pans Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Just About Home:
    Hey there! I told you earlier that I found some interesting containers for my succulents! I went epic estate sale-ing with Brentan and Sarah this weekend and found a cute ceramic bowl at the first stop, and found a stack of small and medium loaf pans at sale #4…
  100. Zinc Succulent Planters Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Just About Home:
    It was my birthday last week and Brentan knew just what to get me. I woke up to these gorgeous zinc planters (from Crate and Barrel– who should sponsor the blog since I write about them so much!) in our living room, and I knew just what to do…
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  1. Hanging Herb Garden Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Prismatic Pastimes:
    poshibility: The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden (Source: http://persephonemagazine.com/2011/04/the-lazy-ladys-guide-to-diy-hanging-herb-garden/)
  2. DIY Terrariums Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Prismatic Pastimes:
    Supplies: glass vase small plate pebbles soil moss small plant with shallow roots You can find a list of the best plants for terrariums here. Place some small stones or pebbles on the plates. Wet a handful of soil and place it on top. Place the plant in the center and…
  3. Book Planter Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Prismatic Pastimes:
    diy-htm: Book Planter (Source: http://www.wednesdaycustomdesign.com/blog/2011/7/1/diy-book-planter.html)
  4. concrete and live plants come together to make furniture Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on art-iculture:
    Concrete succulent table from Five Feet From the Moon I saw a spectacular table from Five Feet From the Moon. I found their website and discovered even more! These tables are made with concrete tops and double as planters with live plants as embedded centerpieces… so cool!
  5. eggs-ellent planter idea Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on art-iculture:
    Check out this ingenious idea that I saw at a wedding one time (they were the table centerpieces). I found an example of the egg shell planters on the Nebraska Poultry site (I mean, where else would it be…).
  6. Technology Controlled Plants… Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on evabeckbaker:
    Biome Terrarium This is one hi-tech terrarium. Designed by interior designer Samuel Wilkinson, it works as an enclosed planter and it is controlled via iPad or smartphone on an app that manages temperature and light. Check it out here.
  7. DIY Succulents Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Rad Design:
    For the wedding we used a lot of beautiful succulents as centerpieces… i’ve always been a sucker for them and i figured i could keep using them after the wedding! For those of you that know me at all know that i have no green thumb whatsoever (especially after reading…
  8. Terrariums Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Palm Room:
    We’ve taught so many peeps how to make terrariums this month that little tropical plant worlds can now be found all over the shop. With so many more on the way…
  9. Terrarium Glassware Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Palm Room:
    Half the fun of building a terrarium is selecting the glassware!  In our terrarium classes, we teach you how to make a terrarium using a standard boston-style bottle that puts the spotlight on the plants inside.  However, its fun to let the bottle do the talking too and let…
  10. Fittonia ‘nerve plant’ Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Palm Room:
    Pink Fittonias and White Fittonias Nickname:  Nerve Plant. Fittonias are a tropical rainforest plant, native to Peru.  A low growing plant, they spread wide but are able to reach 6 – 12 inches in height. Thriving in warmth and high humidity, they are a fantastic specimen for a terrarium.…
  11. Score+Solder Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Miss A:
    These are metal terrariums and planters by Score + Solder. They look like miniature green houses and aviaries from the 1920s. http://scoreandsolder.com
  12. Score+Solder Terrariums Sat 14 Jul 2012 -
  13. String gardens Sat 14 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Cat Howard Blog:
    Working out of their Amsterdam based studio and greenhouse, these two green fingered artists from Amsterdam Redlight Design have created their very own take on the hanging garden. These little clods of earth are balled up in string, leaving their roots exposed. They make for a delightful suspended sight and our…
  14. Suspended Planters Doubled as Garden Lighting Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Cat Howard Blog:
    Sometimes a product pops up that is not only divinely imaginative but utterly beautiful. Check out these wonderful lights by Bocci, they make interior and exterior lights. We double lust after the exterior ones, which have a dual use of planters as well as lights.
  15. 10 Creative Planters for the Avant Gardener – Brit & Co. – Living Fri 13 Jul 2012 - 10 Creative Planters for the Avant Gardener – Brit & Co. – Living.
  16. Make it a garden! Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on stuff steph does:
    The high today, a late February Winter day in Columbus, Ohio, is 53.  53!! And this is old news by now–I think it’s been below freezing maybe 15 days this season? (I’m sure the real number is out there, don’t go claiming only 2 weeks of freezing weather in…
  17. diy: hanging flower tins Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on stuff steph does:
    I started this project nearly a month ago back when I was working on the anthro-inspired flower pillow. I was waiting until the fear of frost was gone for Central Ohio to finally plant my herbs and was told May 15 is the magic number for frost free nights.…
  18. round up: colorful planters Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on stuff steph does:
    Ok, ok, so my obsession with brightly colored planters isn’t quite done yet, but I think this might just be the final post to really get it out of my system. When we stopped by my Grandma’s house to pick her up for the Mother’s Day luncheon she couldn’t…
  19. Freshly Squeezed: 5 Beautiful Front Door Ideas Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Unexpected Chic - Interior Design, Decorating, Inspiration for home:
    I just love checking out aspects of other people’s homes, whether it be for inspiration, as fodder for debate, or out of just simple nosiness! One of the parts you can observe without alerting the Neighbourhood Watch is the front door. It’s…
  20. Have You Seen My New Planter? Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Fine Frugality:
    Awhile ago, as I was cleaning out our sunroom in order to make a dressing room, I found myself having to do something with an old Singer sewing machine stand. It does not have a sewing machine and is missing two drawers. I used to have a tabletop for it,…
  21. Tower Planter (DIY) Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Design Destination!:
    Another great DIY project brought to you by Lowes creative e-magazine. I love this idea especially if you have a small balcony or patio. Great way to add vibrance too by painting each pot a different bright color. Nice!
  22. The Elliot Modular Planter Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on moddea:
    The father-and-son duo of Good Erdle has designed this modular planter which can be used individually or grouped, depending on your needs and imagination. The planter is handmade from matte stoneware clay. The Elliot Modular Planter, $28.00 Also available from here. via New York Magazine 
  23. Recycled Planter Fri 13 Jul 2012 -
  24. succulents Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on allrainydaysarentgray:
    Apparently, succulents are all the rage right now. I saw this adorable dinosaur planter– kind of like the ones I previously posted– and I had to share it with you guys. There are tons of examples of adorable succulents out there, but to me, the magic is in the planter. Succulents…
  25. How to Repurpose a Trash Can Into a Planter Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The DIY Homegirl:
    Last year the idea came to me to repurpose plastic containers from the Dollar Store into planters. As I was recently shopping for planters, this idea came back to me as I was hesitant to spend money on even the cheapest large pots. (Sometimes I’m a tightwad.) Continue reading…
  26. Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand… Fri 13 Jul 2012 -
  27. Moroccan inspired hanging cone planter Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Ok, so do you remember those uber popular moroccan lamp “shades”?  Ya, know, those decadent, silk covered shades that “dripped” down from a lamp stand arm, creating masses of mood and ambiance??  Whelp, some of you may still be rocking them…and I’m not judging….but when my neighbor put out this tattered shell for the trash……
  28. Planter WIN Fri 13 Jul 2012 -
  29. Gardening?? Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on quiltedpixel:
    Oh, my! I am soooo not a gardener! I want to like gardening, I really do! I like the concept of gardening. But, let’s be real. I don’t like bending, getting dirty, sweating, or bugs and worms. I really love having neighbors that love to garden, though! Doug and I can…
  30. Manic Mondays Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Smitten Kitten Style:
    Upside down your turning me, yes…you Monday. Some Mondays feel utterly and completely upside down, don’t they? So why not add a little whimsical humor to your bedroom that will turn your Monday frown, upside down. You can buy these wonderful planters here.  If it is good enough for…
  31. Terra Cotta Pot Dolls Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    I don’t have instructions for these but thought I would share….. would look cool to have a bunch of these little ones sitting on ledges around the garden! Anyone have instructions/directions please let me know!
  32. More Planting Ideas Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    Some more great planter ideas I found that are sure to make you think of even greater ways to make planters out of things others call trash. Keep the ideas coming…. I think they are really perfect ideas and it helps keep stuff out of our landfills.
  33. Bubblegum machine by day…planter by night Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on What a Cute House!:
    Bubblegum machine turned planter This is Boots helping decide how much plastic to use. I like to collect plants that are weed-like and difficult to kill so I can pretend I have a green thumb. So, for my growing gaggle of pothos (Epipremnum aureum) I needed to come up…
  34. Find a Container and Garden Fri 13 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Renee's Revelings:
    One of my favorite ways to dress up my patios in the summertime is with containers of plants and flowers.  Big pots, small pots, any size at all pots.  I love to have the flowers all around on the patios.  Last week before the 4th holiday I was replanting…
  35. Reblogs — Support — WordPress.com Fri 13 Jul 2012 - How does reblogging work? Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been reblogging others’ posts since blogging started, but our new reblogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content. When a post is reblogged, it shows up with a link […]
  36. Bonsai Gallery # 2 Thu 12 Jul 2012 -
  37. Miniature Garden Kits Cut Learning Curve Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Garden Kits Cut Learning Curve Miniature Garden Kits are the one of the only ways to fast-forward the mini garden learning curve. With all the thinking done for you, you have all the fun putting it together in less than a couple of hours. I’ve been creating…
  38. A Miniature Gardener’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show Review Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Tiny twig furniture floats on a miniature dock in this Wind and the Willows theme display garden at this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the second largest garden show in the country. A Miniature Gardener’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show Review This year’s theme was Once Upon…
  39. Exclusive Mini Patio Mix Kit is for Miniature Gardeners Only Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Our Mini Patio Mix Kit helps you create paths and patios for your minature or fairy garden that will not wash away. This outdoor mini garden was built in 2009. Exclusive Mini Patio Mix Kit is for Miniature Gardeners Only It happened again the other day. As soon…
  40. Miniature Gardening Crosses Borders Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature and Dwarf Conifers are great for the miniature garden. In the right spot, they are easy to take care of and really look like a “big” miniature tree. You can now find them in Canada. Miniature Gardening Crosses Borders ~ Stardate: May 4th, 2011. Holy cow. I…
  41. Wordless Wednesday: Why Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    The Jervis Canada Hemlock looks like a huge tree in the garden, in miniature. That’s supposed to be a clubhouse, not an outhouse, but I think I miss the mark on this one. Lol! Why Do Conifers Make Great Mini Garden Trees? ~ Why do our true miniature…
  42. Growing Wood: Miniature Gardening and Bonsai Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Growing Wood: Miniature Gardening and Bonsai [Scene: Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February, 2011] It was as if I was responsible for the misunderstanding in the bonsai hobby. I met bonsai-expert-extraordinaire, Dan Robinson, at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show here in Seattle this past February. He was…
  43. How to Insert Charm into Your Miniature Garden, Part I Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Metallic colors work well in the garden. It's the metallic sheen that contrast with the garden textures that makes it work so well. How to Insert Charm into Your Miniature Garden, Part I Whew! There is nuthin’ like two bustling online stores, a miniature garden class, a big…
  44. New Gardeners Coming to Miniature Gardening with Mixed Results Thu 12 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    An outdoor Miniature Garden for full sun New Gardeners Coming to Miniature Gardening with Mixed Results “Dead as a doornail. All three plants. Dead.” So went the phone call the other morning. Miniature gardening offers a completely new way to garden but the plants we use to create…
  45. Little Altars Everywhere: Miniature Prayer Gardens Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Prayer Garden, we’ve used a dish garden with miniature African Violets, Miniature Sweet Flag and small-leaf ivy. She Sells Sanctuary: Miniature Prayer Gardens Miniature prayer gardens or miniature meditation gardens have been a favorite theme for me for almost as long as the idea of gardening in miniature.…
  46. Keep Gardening This Winter with Indoor Miniature Gardens Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    You can create little worlds that are all your own with miniature dish gardening. Keep Gardening this Winter with Indoor Miniature Gardens ~ You don’t have to give up your gardening because it is getting colder outside. Miniature garden is so versatile; you can do it just about anywhere. Miniature…
  47. Miniature Gardening 101: The Dirt Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    For containers: start with organic potting soil with no added fertilizers or polymers (moisture-retaining stuff) – we haven’t had good feedback at all from using it on any plant. Miniature Gardening 101: The Dirt ~ One of the challenges over the last 10 years with bringing the miniature…
  48. Miniature Garden Beginnings: Still Crazy After All These Years Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    The first group shot of Miniature Gardens by Two Green Thumbs, 2002 Miniature Garden Beginnings: Still Crazy After All These Years In celebration of 10 years of miniature gardening, here is a visual trip back to the turn of the century. Did I make mistakes? I made quite…
  49. Miniature Fairy Gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    This is becoming an annual tradition, it's our 9th year of doing a miniature garden display on the skybridge at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, Wa. Here's a tour of our display: How sweet she is! I started with an Amy Brown Fairy and glued, painted,…
  50. Top Mini Garden Ideas for Last Minute Shopping Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Garden Potting Bench with Games and Gags is One of a Kind. Miniature plants are real. Top Miniature Garden Ideas for Last Minute Shopping These gift suggestions will be shipped by Priority Mail. Choose Parcel Post when checking out of our online store and we’ll upgrade the…
  51. Miniature Gardening 103: The Water Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    A custom, double-sided Miniature Garden made for a favorite customer, 2005. This side was an Hawaiian theme, the other side was a Northwest theme. Miniature Gardening 103: The Water Welcome back to our Miniature Garden Series of tutorials to get you started in this wonderful hobby! If you…
  52. Miniature Garden Plants: Secrets to Success Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Our old miniature garden, back in 2007, dressed for Father’s Day. The Tompa Spruce was called a dwarf back then, now it’s called a true miniature, with a growth rate of less than 1″ per year. Miniature Garden Plants: Secrets to Success I love it when a great…
  53. Miniature Gardening with Sticks and Stones Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Garden Cedar Trellis with Dolphin Fountain, the water is resin. Miniature Gardening with Sticks and Stones “The only limit is your imagination.” – Einstein Here’s a wordless Wednesday blog on some of the authentic miniature garden accessories that we’ve unearthed here at Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden…
  54. New Miniature Garden Plants & Accessories for the New Hobby Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    The new medium-sized pear shaped pond snuggled into the pot quickly and easily. Surround it with a few “boulders” to make it blend in. Mini Garden News: New Plants, New Accessories for the New Hobby Whew! There is nothing like a book deal to throw a wrench in…
  55. Miniature Gardening 104: How to Find the Plants Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Tripping through the photo archive: A Miniature Garden from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show Container Display, in 2004. Jean’s Dilly Dwarf Alberta Spruce in the middle, flanked by different Hinoki Cypress. That chartreuse grass is Miniature Sweet Flag. Alberta Spruces won’t grow well in hot/dry regions, they…
  56. More From the Miniature Garden Archives Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    One of my first custom-made Miniature Gardens from 2002. Made for my fellow miniaturists, Dolly and Mike, for a gift for a family member out on the Oregon Coast. I hear it is still alive and doing well. More From the Miniature Garden Archives It’s a bad news,…
  57. Growing Your Own World with Miniature Gardening Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Garden ponds are simply fun to work in to a pot or in the ground. After this shot was taken, we floated a leave on top of the surface – too cute! That’s a Blue Star Juniper on the left, the Compressa Juniper is to the right.…
  58. Miniature Gardening Travels Around the World Wed 11 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    Miniature Gardens by Elena of Nikosia, Cyprus. A small island off the coast of Turkey, almost directly on the other side of the world from where I am, here in Seattle, Washington, USA. Miniature Gardening Travels Around the World Copy & Paste this into Google Translate for your…
  59. A Very Portable Greenhouse Tue 10 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on The Sustain Blog by Nicole Brait:
    Urban Gardens posted about this very portable greenhouse on their site a few days ago and I thought it was so great I just had to post about it on my blog. This amazing greenhouse was designed by Studio Besau-Marguerre in Hamburg in collaboration with Adrien…
  60. PRESTO POTS Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In My Garden:
    A few years ago we re-did the back patio. Lifting all the worn out brick, Expanding it a bit and Replacing it with new brick. At the same time we bought GIANT new pots Traditional Rolled Rim Italian clay were our choice Rolled Rim Italian Clay I think we…
  61. PRESTO POT UPDATE Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In My Garden:
      You may recall that earlier this spring I made another attempt at figuring out my patio pots. Years of so so results had left me not at all excited about container gardening. I’m pleased to report I think I’ve figured it out. My theory was all wrong. For years I have…
  62. Container Gardening 101 Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Halifax Garden Network:
    One of the best things about gardening is that you don’t really need a garden! You can adjust to virtually any amount of space using containers for your plants. Plants can thrive in containers of many shapes and sizes and make anything look pretty. Containers can be tires, food…
  63. Green Up Your Winter With a Terrarium Mon 9 Jul 2012 - View original post
  64. Naturalistic Moss Gardens Mon 9 Jul 2012 - View original post
  65. Containers With Pizazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container! Mon 9 Jul 2012 - The Garden Diaries Finesse With Containers Updated April, 2016  I create containers for clients all the time and am always looking for inspiration to move away from the “geraniums with spike and trailer”  school of thought. With a little more planning and shopping, you can come up with a showplace masterpiece with WOW impact. For pollinator […]
  66. Transforming a Patio – An Outdoor Living Space That Looks Like Home Mon 9 Jul 2012 - The Garden Diaries The Challenge I was asked to decorate the bluestone patiospace for the Baltimore Symphony’s Decorator Show House this spring. Normally I ‘decorate’ gardens, not patios, but I was up to the challenge!  The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra chooses a house every year that is usually vacant and/or for sale, and invites interior and exterior decorators to […]
  67. Miniature Gardens – Whimsical Creations Mon 9 Jul 2012 - The Garden Diaries Trough Gardens  I am a garden designer by trade and normally design gardens in full size, but also love to design gardens in miniature! There is something unique about creating a complete space in small scale that is so satisfying and fun!  I can have garden features that I have only dreamed about […]
  68. 50 Shades of Black Mon 9 Jul 2012 - The Garden Diaries Black is Beautiful For my updated post on black flowers, check out Black Goes With Everything. There has been an explosion of black flowers and foliage in the past couple of years in the gardening world.  It started out as a trickle and now is a tsunami of everything black! When I go […]
  69. Container Gardening Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on somethinfromnothinblog:
    three blue pots of different sizes filled with a variety of yellow flowers I thought I would spend some time talking about a favorite subject of mine, the container garden.  This was a special request from my sister, Carrice, who lives in a condo and has limited gardening space. There are…
  70. Let’s Talk Succulents! Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Take Root with Dennis' 7 Dees:
    Aloe Oregon seems to have two types of environments, moist shade, and dry sun, with very little in between.  I’ve written previous post about plants for shade, but what about those hot dry areas?  Well,… let’s talk succulents! ‘Succulent’, literally means ‘juicy’, and is a term used…
  71. Mixed container plantings for summer color-part 3 of a series. Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    I was telling Russ and Shala Head about the blog series and they offered to send me pictures or their plantings. Russ and Shala own and operate Willow Creek Nursery here in Rome, Georgia. I have another friend, Bobby Mixon, who does very nice mixed planters…
  72. How to build a portable rock garden Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    How to build a portable rock garden Several years ago, I figured out how to build a portable rock garden.  The concept hit me when a client’s sister who was visiting from New York looked one of my large rock gardens and commented, “I wish I…
  73. How to prune and reshape an overgrown bonsai tree Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    How to prune and reshape an overgrown bonsai tree  I started a bonsai for Micky about twelve years ago by cutting up a dwarf procumbens juniper and potting it in a clay saucer. I think the last time I pruned it was about five years ago.…
  74. Foundation planting with containers creates “a changeable garden” Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    Foundation planting with containers-a “changeable garden”  Today’s article is about what I call a “Barbie Doll Garden.”  Here’s the story: One of my favorite clients for a number of years is very easy to please as long as she gets ­exactly what she wants.  The problem…
  75. How to plant a mixed color window box for summer color. Mon 9 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
     Christine  (my wonderful daughter-in-law to be) asked if I would do some articles on planters for summer color. I view a request from that source as very important, so here goes. I will start a series with this article on mixed color window boxes. window box…
  76. Container Gardening Part I: Available Choices Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on In and Around the Garden:
    Container gardening gives one the opportunity to be creative with dazzling plant choices and seasonal themes. Potted annuals and perennials offer solutions to landscape problems such as bad soil, softening hardscape areas, adding color to drab walls, creating focal points, and bringing captivating scents and calm to…
  77. Garden of Eden in Your Living Room Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    While planning a mini garden, keep light requirements in mind for interior plants.  There is more leeway for seasonal displays (mini Daffodils in the spring, Shamrocks/Oxalis for St Patrick’s Day, etc) which are rotated out as the season passes so they are always looking fresh.  Permanent plants in the garden should…
  78. Sidewalk Sensation: Elegant Window Boxes Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Erbology:
    I always advocate using the biggest planter possible for a given space but sometimes we are confined to use existing planters. Just because a planter, in this case a window box, is tiny doesn’t mean it can’t have a big impact. Here we used a mixture of Begonias, New Guinea Impatiens, Vinca, Sweet…
  79. Making the Best of a Bad Situation. Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Garden Propaganda:
    For the past eleven years or so I have spent most of the time living in apartments. When I was going to school in the Bronx I lived in an apartment in midtown Manhattan that barely has enough light for houseplants.  But at school I was surrounded by plants and…
  80. Decorating with Humor Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on It's Two AM:
    I found a few things a few weeks ago. They’re, um, quite bright, yes? But they were kind of cute and I thought with a little bit of good old fashioned spray paint and a few plants they could fit in on the shelves in the living room.…
  81. Downunder Potted Plants Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on L&L Photography:
    This past Sunday our local farmers market (see ‘who brought the money?’), featured the arrival of the Downunder Potted Plants. These unique pots are sold at the markets by a local distributor/vendor Carol James, from C James Nursery in Newberg, Oregon. What made her nursery different among others…
  82. Nathan and Rachel learn how to start a bonsai. Fri 6 Jul 2012 - Originally posted on Johntheplantman's stories, musings, and gardening.:
    Nathan and Rachel learn how to start a bonsai. Nathan wanted to know about the art of bonsai and his mother referred him to me.  I thought that the best thing I could do would be to show him how to start a bonsai tree for…
  83. Containers & Repurposed Mon 2 Jul 2012 - Containers & Repurposed
  84. Give Me a Potted Plant Tue 26 Jun 2012 - Originally posted on S.M.H.'s Writing Blog:
    Give me a potted flower For cut roses begin to die Once removed from their stem Despite the watered vases They shrivel up into remains That easily crumble at the touch Give me a potted plant For plastic is synthetic, manmade And false, if you think…
  85. Potted Plant or Predator? Tue 26 Jun 2012 - SoundEagle says: Potted Plant or Predator? Well, many of those from the Potted Plant Society would definitely prefer Annie to settle for the former, as a well potted Aloe Vera, prickly outside but soothing inside.
  86. The potted plant Tue 26 Jun 2012 - Originally posted on Old Blog that's still up because people apparently need to know about Peruvian men and backpacking (in that order):
    A few weeks ago I found myself having to move without having a very definite place to move to. This was a problem. My saving angel came in the form of a…
  87. Potted Plants and Planters Mon 11 Jun 2012 - 461 images illustrate the diversity of Potted Plants and Planters. Click on any category or image below to view respective images. Media in category “Potted Plants” (294 images) Bowl, Sissinghurst Westbury Court Garden “Meillandine” Rose in clay pot Media in category “Planters” (167 images) 1688 – Milano – Palazzo Borromeo Magnificent Mile Garden Planter A bit […]
  88. World Environment Day Tue 5 Jun 2012 - Click the image below to learn more about World Environment Day. Celebrated by the Potted Plant Society, World Environment Day turns 40 in 2012 and coincides with the transit of Venus, one of the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena, when the planet Venus appears as a small, dark disc moving across the face of the […]
  89. Home Garden of Persis and Dinty Ranasinghe Sat 19 May 2012 - This album has 1 photo and will be available on SkyDrive until 16/08/2012.
  90. Making A Herb & Floral Wreath For Any Occasion Fri 18 May 2012 - Originally posted on Country & Victorian Times:
    Fragrant wreaths of lavender, eucalpytus, summer savory, and thyme disappear from our stand at the Saturday Farmers Market  almost as quickly as we can make them. And when we are surrounded by crowds and our adrenaline is up, that’s darn fast—less than five minutes per wreath. What many…
  91. Mother’s Day Thu 10 May 2012 - Click the image below to reveal a more intimate image of Mother’s Day.
  92. Friendship Day Thu 10 May 2012 - Date Venue Function and Guest Speaker Plant of the Month 12 MAY Merthyr Uniting Church Hall FRIENDSHIP DAY Bryan Hillier and Bronwyn Hillier on Health Benefits of Indoor Plants and Dracaena Dracaena or Cordyline FRIENDSHIP DAY: Traditionally held annually on the second Saturday of the month of May. Starting at 12.45pm, it is a fun […]
  93. Talk Notes from Colin Horace Phillips Wed 9 May 2012 - GARDENING – talk notes 21 June 2011 Page 1 copy Pot plants.notes copy Dear, Khai-Wei, Sorry to have to terminate our phone conversation the other day, but urgent things were suddenly needing my attention. I have enclosed my brief talk notes, but they are only my prompts and as I have given other talks since […]
  94. Earth Day Sun 22 Apr 2012 - Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth‘s natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.[2] In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.[3] […]
  95. Happy Easter! Tue 3 Apr 2012 - Related Articles Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective (soundeagle.wordpress.com) Happy Easter! (queenslandorchid.wordpress.com) Happy Easter! (queenslandbegonia.wordpress.com) Happy Easter! (rhsq.wordpress.com) Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Romantic Orchid Display, Art, Poetry and Game (queenslandorchid.wordpress.com) SoundEagle in Love and Dove, Art and Heart on Valentine’s Day with Gifts (soundeagle.wordpress.com) Giving orchids for Valentine’s Day (wwlp.com) SoundEagle in April Love and Dove, […]
  96. Olwyn sending info on Orchid grower in Townsville Mon 2 Apr 2012 - Slideshow of Alice’s Orchids in Townsville Subject: Olwyn sending info on Orchid grower in Townsville From: Olwyn Jones Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:05:45 -0700 (PDT) To: SoundEagle Hi SoundEagle, Alice’s Orchids 57 Octagonal Court Kelso Qld 4815 Ph: 07 4789 0165 Email: alicesorchids@bigpond.com Found this eye pleasing market stall at the Sunday Cotters Markets […]
  97. Eat, Pray, Love and Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show Mon 26 Mar 2012 - Originally posted on The Mini Garden Guru:
    The Italian "Eat Garden" ~ I thought the Vespas really cinched the Italian theme. That's a Kumquat bush on the right that was part of the full-sized container gardens in the display. Eat, Pray, Love and Gardening at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show This year’s theme for…
  98. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Wed 14 Mar 2012 -
  99. Greetings! Tue 6 Mar 2012 - Welcome to the Potted Plant Society. A “Potted Garden” grown in a shallow brown saucer elevated by a black pot and a white barrel. Potted Plants at Tea Time Potted Plants on Desk Potted Plants on Balcony Maintained by SoundEagle, the Potted Plant Society is an online community for sharing the joy and knowledge of […]
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