Recently in My Garden + Assorted and Sundry

It’s that time of year where so much is going on in the garden, I can’t keep up. I LOVE it!

Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Two types of mint, pink snapdragons, and a geranium in pots. I set these pots on a metal table at the back of the garden, in front of the ramshackle shed. The geranium was not happy there and has since been moved. 2. My friend Barry bought me two of these video blue metal pails a few years ago. I love the colour and always try to plant them up with complimentary plants. This one is currently holding yellow violas and pansies. 3. My lunch on holiday Monday. The salad is from the garden. It was sprinkled with dianthus petals that are now blooming in full force in the dry bed garden. 4. May 19.

Assorted and Sundry

  • An article I wrote about cherry tomatoes was published in the summer 2012 issue of Garden Making Magazine.
  • A review of my recent book, “Easy Growing” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Interview about planting weekend with Metro Morning News’ Matt Galloway. p.s. I am eating my words when it comes to basil because this has been the hottest late May I can recall. I have put my basil out, probably the earliest ever! p.s.s I should have mentioned Hens and Chicks aka sempervivums to the question about indestructible. Tough as nails and hardy to the cold, too.
  • Recently on HGTV Gardens I answered questions about Making Thrifty, D.I.Y Containers, Where and How to Score Bargain Plants, and Trouble with Lettuce That Won’t Form Heads.
  • Have a great weekend! And happy long weekend to my American friends.

    Gayla Trail
    Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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    4 thoughts on “Recently in My Garden + Assorted and Sundry

    1. The yellow pansies and violas look so cute! And they really do showcase the container well with the contrast in color. I bet calendulas would be a good contrast too ^^

    2. The combination of the blue pail and the yellow violas is really beautiful. I have a big green rustic pot full of sunflowers and I love it!

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