Vertical gardens grow up

It seems that you can order these Sage Living Walls as kits, plants and all. Plant unit pops out of the frame, and a cartridge inside retains the water. Strangely, a tropical version like this one doesn’t appear on their website. While our poor blog lies fallow, I’m busily putting the finishing touches on a […]

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Speaking of precipitation: Cheap rain barrels

And by “cheap,” I mean “a really, really good bargain.” The Toronto Master Gardeners has teamed with the Toronto Botanical Garden to sell these rain barrels with a neat history. They’re former food product containers that once travelled the world holding things like olive oil. Now, thanks to a Canadian company, they’re fully rigged up with […]

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Leaf Eater Review: Pretty darned amazing

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like. – Jane Austen Today, I used my new purchase for the first time, and have to say the Flowtron Electric Leaf Eater pretty much (or pretty mulch) lived up to its billing: it shredded mountains of leaves, wet and dry, quickly and conveniently. The worst […]

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Sarah is greenhouse goddess

A quick post in praise of my sister’s ingenuity. While houseplants and seedlings wither and die in my hands, Sarah makes potted things grow. Invention is the necessity of mothers. And this little mother can invent up a storm. Here is her crazy-but-it-works idea for a “roof garden” greenhouse. First, an inexpensive plant stand with […]

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