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Wells Branch Elementary School Garden

by Jenny Peterson on November 25, 2013

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A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of working with some inspiring volunteers at Wells Branch Elementary to help them with a design that would turn their large courtyard into an outdoor learning space with raised beds, vegetables, a greenhouse and a labyrinth. It’s such a vibrant community that I was delighted when […]

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Northwest Flower & Garden Show–Favorites

by Jenny Peterson on February 27, 2012

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I spent a whirlwind couple of days at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in early February–and I do mean whirlwind! I flew in on a Wednesday and flew back out on Friday. But I got in a lot of visiting, plant gawking, garden-product scouting and happy hour canoodling! I hope you enjoy these highlights […]


Friday Mish-Mash Up

by Jenny Peterson on February 24, 2012

in Gardening Tips,Public Spaces

My friend Pamela Price of Red, White and Grew gave me an awesome idea–she does a “Friday Fun Mashup” of odds and ends from the week–or just things she’s been saving up to share with her readers. I told her I thought she was a genius (she totally is) and that I was going to steal […]


Chicago Fun

by Jenny Peterson on February 16, 2012

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Last August, I attended the Independent Garden Center (IGC) trade show in Chicago, IL–it was held at Navy Pier during glorious late summer weather. I was just going through some of the pics from that trip and thought I’d pull together some of the “fun” ones for you–there’s no real theme other than that I […]


Northwest Flower & Garden Show

by Jenny Peterson on February 6, 2012

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It’s the season of flower and garden shows! I’m so excited to be attending the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle this week! It’ll be a quick trip–I’m leaving Wednesday and coming back on Friday, but it’s my first time to be going to this particular show, so I’m really looking forward to it. This […]


We’ve Got A Winner!

by Jenny Peterson on October 27, 2011

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Congratulations to TexasDeb of the blog Gardenista–she won the $50 gift certificate to The Great Outdoors for our Austin Nurseries Giveaway! I’m sure TexasDeb will have a hard time deciding what goodies to get at TGO–whenever I’m there, I wander around for an hour or more. Thank you all for participating in our multi-blog contest–it […]


So during the month of October, a number of Austin area garden bloggers have been blogging about our local indie nurseries–this week it’s a Wild Card week where we can write about whichever nursery we want. Let’s give it up for my choice, Vivero Growers in Oak Hill! Now, in weeks past, I’ve done a […]


We are into Week 3 of Support Your Independent Nursery Month here in Austin! I am SO pleased to lift up one of my all-time favorites (it’s in my top 2), The Great Outdoors.  Before I get going, I want to alert you to the fact that our Austin-area garden bloggers are having a great […]


Austin Nurseries Giveaway: The Great Outdoors

by Jenny Peterson on October 16, 2011

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I have been so pleased to participate in Support Your Independent Nursery Month, where Austin garden bloggers have posted about a particular indie nursery every Wednesday in October! Our local indie nurseries are an incredible resource to Austin area gardeners–they provide gorgeous native and adapted plants, stunning pottery, gifts and advice–and now it’s our time […]


We here in A-town love our indie nurseries! We’ve got some awesome ones, too, so Austin area garden bloggers have decided that October is “Support Your Independent Nursery Month,” and every Wednesday we blog about a different one. This week, it’s The Natural Gardener! Austinites in the southwest part of the city have long had […]