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Ivy-leaf Geranium cutting dusted with root hormone and set in a small pot for propagation

Propagating Geraniums: Take Cuttings!

Ivy-leaf Geranium cutting dusted with root hormone and set in a small pot for propagation

Propagating geraniums by taking cuttings is an easy way to multiply your plants and an ideal plant to clone. Once you master the basics of propagating geraniums, no geranium plant will be safe from your garden pruner!   Ivy-leaved Geraniums…

9 Comments / 22181 View / May 31, 2012

Red Wiggler Worms for Compost Bin

Build A Compost Bin For Red Worms: Vermicomposting

Red Wiggler Worms for Compost Bin

Build an inexpensive compost bin for red worms and get started on basic vermicomposting!   What is Vermicomposting?   "Vermicomposting is the process where red worms and micro organisms break down rotting food such as breads, banana peels, coffee grounds,…

9 Comments / 895 View / May 5, 2012

pine swing bench

Selecting Wood for Outdoors

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Would you believe after 4 years of blogging, I have my first guest blogger? It so happens that I've  been thinking about writing about outdoor wood selection for some time now and then I met Hazel Jennings, writer for the…

5 Comments / 1480 View / February 5, 2010

red fountain grass backlit by the sun on a hillside

How to Multiply Your Plants: Red Fountain Grass

red fountain grass backlit by the sun on a hillside

Learn how to multiply your plants: red fountain grass! Now that the weather is cooling down in my zone 10 garden in Los Angeles, I’m doing yearly maintenance on some of my ornamental grasses.     Red fountain grass, Pennisetum setaceum…

7 Comments / 946 View / November 11, 2009

Kalanchoe "Flapjack" plant

Propagating Succulents: Kalanchoe luciae ‘Flapjack’

Kalanchoe "Flapjack" plant

The succulent, Kalanchoe luciae "Flapjack" is one of the most dramatic looking  plants I have in my garden. Jade green leaves with dark red wine margins. Mmm, just gorgeous.   It's expensive too! A 5"-inch pot may set you back $8…

57 Comments / 31130 View / September 9, 2009

The $25 Dollar Victory Garden By Joe Lamp’l

The $25 Dollar Victory Garden By Joe Lamp’l

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Joe Lamp’l is a gardening expert and  the host of the PBS show “Garden Smart” and the author of “The Green Gardener’s Guide” book. Joe is also very ambitious. Lately, Joe has been on a mission to prove to himself…

5 Comments / 306 View / April 13, 2009

Mulch 101: The Art of Selecting the Perfect Garden Mulch!

Mulch 101: The Art of Selecting the Perfect Garden Mulch!

EdenMaker Tip: Recycled tumbled glass mixed with broken tile is used as mulch in this garden vignette Mulching your garden bed is an art form? It is to me!  When I have over one-hundred different materials that can be used…

20 Comments / 4444 View / October 22, 2008

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