What to do with your indoor houseplants when you’re gone for more than a week? That was the question we had to answer while planning a recent month long trip. Reluctant to bother our neighbors or friends, we opted for an automatic watering system to care for our beloved plants. Yes, there are other options […]
Reminding me of high school geometry – planters typically come in many geometric shapes. Square pots, rectangular planters, round… These are the most common.So when I drove by this uniquely shaped geometric planter, I parked – and paid this unique container garden a proper visit. The cool shape was the first thing that struck me…
Recently, I went to a “talk” about the use of rain barrels and rainwater harvesting. I think the number mentioned – that really hit home – was a reminder that only 2% of the earth’s water is fresh, and 1/2 of that, is frozen. When it rains on our cities, whoosh, most of that fresh (and […]
Searching around Amazon, I found a pair of Japanese style hand pruners were around the same price as my old Felcos (around $40). And the customer reviews were phenomenal!
If you’re wondering if there’s a succulent potting mix soil recipe out there, I’m here to help you out. Now, one thing you know, is that succulent plants are very drought tolerant. They seem to survive with very little water. That’s because they are able to store water in their leaves, stems or roots.
Luckily there is a good solution – the Treegator® I am seeing more and more of the these slow release water bags lately, on the city’s new street trees
You may or may not be familiar with ollas, but they’re making a comeback, especially with the continuing ‘severe’ drought in the western US states. People are catching on to the fact that they can maintain a planter or a small garden plot, using a lot less water than overhead watering or drip irrigation, even […]
I couldn’t decide between the Magid and West County gloves since both have fantastic reviews. So, yes, I decided to buy a pair of each.
Another battery operated timer that is currently being tested by the Passionate Gardeners is the Orbit single station timer. It was a little cheaper than the Dig/Galcon
Getting the scoop right on potting soil is important if you’re looking to grow plants in containers. With a specific formulation of ingredients, which varies and (is proprietary in terms of exact percentages) from one brand and bag to the next, potting soils are designed to provide container plants with a balanced growing medium.