Home & Garden Insights

June 5, 2007

University of California Botanical Garden

Filed under: botanical gardens, garden party, gardening, gardens — homeandgardeninsights @ 4:24 pm

The University of California Botanical Garden is hosting a garden party on June 24, 2007. “This year’s Garden Party Fundraiser, inflorescence!, will celebrate the Garden’s wealth of flowers and offer a diverse array of food, wine, and music by VidyA and Dodge’s Sundodgers.”

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PlantFiles

Filed under: botany, gardening, gardens, horticulture, plants — homeandgardeninsights @ 3:00 pm

Dave’s Garden features a Plant Files database with over 150,000 entries. It also includes a gardening forum.

May 23, 2007

Hydroponic Gardening

Filed under: antarctica, Aurora Storealis, gardening, gardens, greenhouses, home & garden, hydrophonic gardening — homeandgardeninsights @ 5:32 pm

“Nestled among the many nondescript sheds, metal storage barns, snowy yards of wooden crates, brown cargo containers, bulldozers and pickup trucks, is a little white shed with a bright red strawberry, a yellow sunflower and an orange carrot on the side. Just these alone stick out like a green thumb at McMurdo Station, where everything else is a drab gray, brown, white or institutional minty green…”

Hydrophonic Gardening: Science in Antarctica

An article about a hydroponic greenhouse in which plants grow in water rather than dirt.

May 22, 2007

Yard Art and Handmade Places

Filed under: books, gardening, gardens, home & garden, home and garden, home improvement, publications, yards — homeandgardeninsights @ 4:36 pm

Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary Expressions of Home
By Jill Nokes, with Pat Jasper

New book to be released October 2007.

“Yard Art and Handmade Places profiles twenty homemakers who have used their yards and gardens to express their sense of individuality, to maintain connections to family and heritage, or even to create sacred spaces for personal and community refreshment and healing.”

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