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Colours Storm


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Colours Storm by Diego Gutierrez Serrano | Travel gives you wonderful chances for new subjects, but remember that in popular locations such as in Las Vegas, Nevada, a lot of photographers have already taken pictures of striking lights. Just taking an attitude of “I can find something different here” can lead to new and interesting compositions.

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Weekend Project: Container Gardening


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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 will be pleased with your results.

Have some boring clay pots? Add some interest by sprucing up your old pots with paint! Spray paint can be used on clay pots; even plastics can now be painted with spray paint. Think about creating a design on your pot, use painters’ tape to create color blocking details or stripes. When purchasing new pots you can be a little adventurous with color depending on the selection available to you. One thing to consider when deciding on container colors is the plants you are going to plant. Make sure the plants and the pots…

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This one is for my mum. She’ll know why… 🙂 Shot at Rab BTW. It usually pays off to go off the beaten path.

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This Year’s Garden


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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 sized lot in a suburban community of Detroit Michigan which I often refer to as “Mayberry.” We’ve worked hard to try to transform what was once a somewhat barren (other than being ridden with lemon balm and mint) yard. When I moved to the house (pre-Bryan), the back porch was enclosed with aluminum walls and outdated windows. The floor was painted an obnoxious bright blue (they missed the mark if they were going for the U. of M. look). At first I thought it would be a good game room for the kids and me, but as summer approached, it occurred to me that…

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Enclosed Petite Patio Porch


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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 view as they come and go from their second floor spot! This is a definite passerby very friendly new addition to the neighborhood of a neighborhood friendly corner in multi-dwelling living.

The existing drip line irrigation for the succulents and drought tolerant plants will keep watering on timer. A simple solution to watering these new plantings. For many happy returns in their new spaces for many seasons to come.

My client Amy shared “Kim, I added a reading chair to the front porch since I suddenly have this urge to spend more time out there — thanks to…

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Garden trends (Google / Raindrops Cisterns)


But arguably the most significant trend is the emergence of what are being called “urban knights” – a growing army of new do-gooder green thumbs who are creating food and flower gardens wherever space will allow – on abandoned building sites, rooftops, balconies, alley ways, and in the limited space of their own front yards.

According to Susan McCoy, of the U.S.-based trend-spotting Garden Media Group, this new generation of gardeners is composed of environmentally-conscious Gen Xs and Ys who believe in the power of plants and regard plants as “no longer a luxury, but a necessity for our lives.”

This new horticultural ground force knows that “plants can live without us, but we can’t live without plants.

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 few of the hot gardening trends for 2012 that have been identified by various experts around North America and beyond.

But arguably the most significant trend is the emergence of what are being called “urban knights” – a growing army of new do-gooder green thumbs who are creating food and flower gardens wherever space will allow – on abandoned building sites, rooftops, balconies, alley ways, and in the limited space of their own front yards.

According to Susan McCoy, of the U.S.-based trend-spotting Garden Media Group, this new generation of gardeners is composed of environmentally-conscious Gen Xs and Ys who…

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Container Gardening


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 ritual of creating a garden.  I have had two other container gardens in the past, so I am by no means a container garden expert, but I am going to give you directions on what has worked for me in the past.

Here are the flowers I picked out this year:

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The next thing I had to do was drag out all my pots from the past years.

container gardening

This apartment does not have an outside storage closet, so they sat outside all winter.  They were pretty dirty.  If you are in the same boat, I recommend going inside and taking an allergy…

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