Quick note – Wednesday’s the last day to enter to win one of three of those elegant black hanging baskets from Discoveries in Gardening. Enter here!
Kicking things off this Monday, Erin over at The Impatient Gardener gets into some tool geekery! She reviews tools that I’ve mentioned here and in my reviews in Fine Gardening Magazine, as well as some that were new to me (I’m envying her edger and that simple faucet extension!).
Not into enthusing about tools today? How about mocking them? Mary over at Black Walnut Dispatch takes Williams-Sonoma to task for their new line of “fashionably overpriced” garden goods with her tongue-in-cheek “Buying Guide“.
Next, Shawna at The Casual Gardener has posted the recipe for the amazing pecan pie we were all treated to at P. Allen Smith’s Garden2Blog event. She was lucky enough to catch a snap of the legendary pie itself, which is great, because my pie? Did not look like that. It was ravaged, people. That pie made me lose my head. Glad I wasn’t the only one!
Then, Steve at The Rainforest Garden has posted a DIY beach terrarium project, with step-by-step instructions on how to create your own. I don’t know how Steve comes up with elegant projects like this all the flipping time, but he does, and this one would make a lovely gift. I’ve pinned it to my Pinterest boards so I don’t forget it!
Last up for this week is a series of posts: The Garden Designers Roundtable wrote on the topic of designers’ home gardens this month, and it was an awesome set of posts. Rebecca Sweet says it best: “My garden isn’t a designer’s showpiece at all, but rather a designer’s diary. It’s my heart and soul, a place to remember, a place to play, experiment and show my personality.”
Go on over and check out the variety of takes on this topic, and see what you can learn to apply in your own garden.
That’s it for this week! Stay tuned for a video tutorial on Wednesday as well as a giveaway on Friday for a very exciting pair of gardening boots.