In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Jade Plant
    This Novice Gardener Is Thankful For The Amazing Jade Plant!

    As a Novice Gardener, I’ve unfortunately killed my share of expensive plants purchased from the nursery. But it’s a process, right? One keeps at it in order to gain experience and success in the garden. That’s why it’s important for any gardener to learn the ways of “propagation”. Photo

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  • Recently Planted Hybrid Tea Roses (“Pink Promise”)

    I’m trying my hand at roses again; this rose is “Pink Promise”. And this time I’ve done all my research and hope I don’t kill another rose bush. I think that my problems have been over-watering and not digging a deep enough, wide enough hole. The soil in my

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  • More On Composting and Sustainable Living

    I was thinking of “actual” ways to really practice sustainable living at home. From an organic gardeners perspective, composting is one of the best ways to practice sustainable living. Repeat This Mantra Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s

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  • Selected Highlights from the Zen Garden: April 2010

    Many philosophers note that the only thing permanent IS change. And with that said, I feel this blog is going to change directions somewhat, to posts that cover sustainable living, organic gardening, composting and other topics related to the concept of green living. Here are some highlights paving the

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  • Gardening Notes for Growing Cymbidium Orchids

    First off, I wish to make it clear that I’m by no means, whatsoever, an expert Orchid grower, so whatever success I have had this year has been pretty much sheer luck, and my experiences with orchids in the past have been haphazard and frustrating at best. Needless to

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  • Composting and Organic Gardening Checklist For Spring

    A few years ago I wrote a post called Compost: A Key Ingredient To Gardening Success. Well, in this post I’m going to share more of my thoughts and experiences with making compost. The Garden Now And A Year Ago The photos above are in the backyard garden taken

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