Articles About Gardening

Great city & balcony gardening articles and images from bloggers across the web –

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  • Urban Gardening is Alive and Well and Living in Downtown San Jose
    Posted by UOG on 23 June, 2017 at 15:44

    “Ask any gardener: Nothing tastes so sweet as something you grew yourself, even in the big city. Before Silicon Valley was paved over with concrete, it was the Valley of Heart’s Delight, boasting some of the world’s richest topsoil. Kumar is keen to spread the good word about gardening. Along with several PayPal colleagues, he volunteered […]

  • One Pair of Gardening Gloves that Every Gardener Needs!
    Posted by UOG on 23 June, 2017 at 15:20

    Gloves that let you dig and plant without hand tools!  Replace hand tools Makes digging, planting, grading and raking fast and easy Durable and puncture resistant to protect your hands — prevents cuts and blisters Flexible, ergonomic design for handling small objects Rinses clean and keeps hands dry […]

  • Guacamole Garden! Grow Your Own…
    Posted by UOG on 20 June, 2017 at 21:49

    “You can start with the seed of an avocado. Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start […]

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    • urban agriculture resolution — passed!
      Posted by caitlyn on 28 April, 2017 at 21:37

      Success! On Tuesday, the SF Board of Supervisors reaffirmed the City’s commitment to supporting urban agriculture by unanimously passing a resolution that calls for the evaluation (and possible acquisition) of remaining suitable parcels of land in the city, and for publicly beneficial agriculture to be considered a prioritized land use whenever appropriate. This is a […]

    • urban ag resolution — please support!
      Posted by caitlyn on 13 April, 2017 at 17:56

      HELP US ADVOCATE FOR LAND ACCESS IN SAN FRANCISCO! On Monday April 17th, the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee will consider a resolution that will promote secure access to land for urban agriculture projects in San Francisco. The resolution asks City departments to prioritize urban agriculture as a preferred land use for parcels that, […]

    • goodbye 203 Cotter St
      Posted by caitlyn on 13 January, 2017 at 19:25

      Immediately after the Planning Commission’s decision to grant permits for development, Golden Bridges School asked us to vacate the property by December 15th. After a whirlwind two months, we’ve now packed up and moved off of the land we’ve called home for close to seven years. We harvested the last of our crops, pruned and […]

    Gardening Gone Wild your weekly infusion of garden passion

    • Curating Garden Videos For Fun But No Profit
      Posted by Fran Sorin on 19 June, 2017 at 08:50

      I learned to garden as an adult by poring over gardening magazines and watching shows on HGTV, like “Gardening by the Yard.” Remember that one? Sadly, none of the instructional and inspirational shows that taught me to garden are still on the air, since HGTV replaced them with shows about outdoor decorating. Furniture, fabric and […]

    • Win $500 for Your Creative Handcrafted Container!
      Posted by Debra Lee Baldwin on 07 June, 2017 at 21:05

      To celebrate their new book, “Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers”, Potted—a Los Angeles garden boutique—is having a DIY Planter Contest, and I’m one of the judges! Ends June 21, 2017. Winner announced June 26. WINNER GETS A $500 gift certificate to Potted-–yes, they sell mail-order—and also will receive a copy of their new book, as will the top four runners-up! IMPORTANT: This […]

    • 5 Tips on Using Quantum Physics To Create Your Dream Garden
      Posted by Fran Sorin on 04 June, 2017 at 11:00

        How do you go from gardening on a ‘hum drum’, or even ‘horrific’ piece of land to creating the garden that you never dreamt possible on that same property? Is it possible? Or is it the stuff of fairy tales? I know for a fact that it can be done because that’s exactly what […]

    Brooklyn Roof Garden Tilling the tar beach

    • Doctor ordered to tear down “mountain” roof garden in Beijing
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 14 August, 2013 at 17:55

      Once you start roof gardening, it is hard to know when to stop. We’ve added a Japanese maple this summer and can always find room for a few more annual, but a whole mountain?! Fascinating. Read the whole story and see more photos on NBC News. […]

    • Vines and Ferns in a Bright Red Windowbox
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 08 June, 2013 at 17:53

      Color and texture working together in this early summer window box in the West Village, NYC. […]

    • Adding A Vine To Our Roof Garden
      Posted by gochrisgo75 on 30 April, 2013 at 17:55

      The Brooklyn Botantic Garden Plant Sale kicks-off tonight. Our roof garden is now almost full, so we won’t be hauling as many plants home this year. Still we will have our eyes open for a couple of less-common plants — special plants we can’t easily find at a local garden center or farmer’s market — […]

    The Balcony Gardener Supplying ready-made Container Gardens & Outdoor Living Accessories

    • My Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time interview
      Posted by Isabelle Palmer on 24 February, 2016 at 14:24

      Listen to my interview with Matthew Wilson on BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time.   Listen Her […]

    • My clip on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Channel 4. 15.12.15
      Posted by Kelly on 16 December, 2015 at 16:23

      On the 15th December 2015, I was featured on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas guiding her through my favourite pastime – terrariums. With a festive theme…… Watch here &nbs […]

    • 50th Anniversary – Golden Wedding Decor DIY
      Posted by Kelly on 08 October, 2015 at 15:26

      A member of the TBG team had the wonderful occasion of celebrating her parent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary recently.  A lovely day that was spent renewing the couple’s wedding vows after 50 years of marriage amid close friends and relatives with a small gathering afterwards to toast their life together so far. So, I thought it a ... […]

    MySunnyBalcony Bringing the gardens back to the city!

    • Sunny People: Meet Kala, your friendly garden designer
      Posted by admin on 13 October, 2016 at 17:20

      If you’ve booked a garden with us, chances are you’ve met Kala – she’s the friendly, efficient designer behind your beloved English garden or a Zen-infused sitout. She’s been with MySunnyBalcony for over six years now. She took some time out between designing new products and gardens to tell the MSB blog how things work… […]

    • Behind the scenes at a MySunnyBalcony makeover
      Posted by admin on 13 October, 2016 at 17:14

      What do you get when you sign up for a MySunnyBalcony garden? A whole lot, it turns out – from a design custom-made for your space to a smooth implementation to care and maintenance. Here’s a quick breakdown of it all.   The site visit This is where it all starts. Give us a call, and […]

    • Luck By Chance
      Posted by admin on 31 August, 2014 at 15:50

      Keeping the possibility of rainwater coming into the house in mind, Shilpi Patel’s family decided to put the wall of their living room just inside the edge of the roof.  To use the space, they added a narrow balcony as a design element. This space in her 6th floor house overlooking Cunningham Road is where […]

    Your Balcony Garden Finding your paradise in the concrete jungle

    • Springtime plants 2016 new and old
      Posted by amy on 08 May, 2016 at 17:51

      The balcony and it's garden continues to go through transformations every year. There are many returning plants on the balcony and a lot of excitement on the new additions featured here today which include ranculus, lavender, bambus and more The post Springtime plants 2016 new and old appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]

    • EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address
      Posted by amy on 26 December, 2015 at 10:28

      I have ants on my balcony, differnt types of ants. They’re mesmerising. My interest was piqued how did they even get there? That led me down the garden path 🙂 to find #EO Wilson. I’ve written about him before on the blog, if you’d like to read the posts, links are below the […] The post EO Wilson Evolutionary Biologist: On the Shoulders of Giants Address appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]

    • December 2015 Tis the Season
      Posted by amy on 25 December, 2015 at 10:21

      For me of all the winter holidays, the Winter solstice is the most important. It’s true that now my thoughts already turning to gardening on the balcony. So far this winter the temperatures whilst cold enough are still warmer for December. Certainly January will come and bombard us with freezing temps. Will my […] The post December 2015 Tis the Season appeared first on Your Balcony Garden. […]


    Gardening for les enfants, copiii, the children 🙂 and other gardening sites of interest

    Little Green Fingers
    MET Museum: The Cloisters Garden Blog


    The following sites/blogs are no longer posting new articles about gardening but have lots of info –

    Last updated in 2014
    MET Museum: The Cloisters Garden Blog See above for the newest blog from the MET Cloisters this is the old link

    Last updated in 2013
    Totally Inept Balcony Gardener [Blogspot]

    Ended in 2011
    6×8 Garden [Blogspot]
    Balcony Garden [Blogspot]