Video On Tips For Growing Healthy Bonsai Trees

June 21, 2009

Tips for Growing Healthy Bonsai Trees — powered by Bonsai master Mike Hansen, owner of Midwest Bonsai, gives a potted lesson for total beginners in this 2 min, 11 sec video on Expert Village. Mike is a diffident man that has spent most of his life tending to these miniature trees. It is worth […]

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Video On Planting An Indoor Herb Garden

June 17, 2009

Planting Indoors: Growing an Herb Garden — powered by Jose Zuriga doesn’t know a thyme plant from a basil plant (he confuses the two in this video – check it out) but he manages to convey some useful information anyway in 2 mins, 23 seconds. This video is part of a video series entitled […]

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Video On How To Grow A Tomato Plant

June 16, 2009

Click here to watch the video. Here’s Tomato Gardening for Dummies, or Tomato Planting 101. The blurb says: “Are farm stand tomatoes still not fresh enough for you? If so, then you will probably want to grow your own. There are many varieties of tomatoes and the good news is that you do not have […]

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Video On Planting Bulbs

June 13, 2009

This is a short, sweet introduction to planting bulbs with a superscript that says: “Bulbs are a great way to add colour to your garden all year round. Charlie Dimmock shows you how to spot a good bulb and how best to plant them.” Well, I though Charlie would be a knobbled-fingered man but it […]

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Video On Getting Your Heap Really Cooking

June 11, 2009

Soilman, the presenter on this video, could stand only 58 seconds of demonstration. The reason for this was a large bag of chickensh..t. Yes, that’s what it takes to really get your compost heap into the stratosphere. Soilman, a gardener of British origin judging from his accent and sense of humor, opened the bagfull of […]

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Video On Gardening Gloves

June 9, 2009

I just love Kimmie Haworth of the National Gardening Association. Apart from having a nice rosy complexion, she is irreverent. Lots of her gardening videos are quite tongue in cheek, such as the one about a hundred ways to control snails. In this video (just over 1 minute long) Kimmie talks about something I would […]

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Video On Growing Tomatoes

June 6, 2009

Gardenmagik spokesperson Melissa Allman says there are two types of folks in the South: those who plant their own tomatoes and those who will plant their own tomatoes. This is an 8 min, 7 second “audio visual” (Melissa talking to camera) giving us a kind of overview of tomato planting for amateurs. Prospective tomato growers […]

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Video On How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden And Landscape

June 2, 2009

Here is an interesting little video of 2 mins, 53 secs where Master Gardener and butterfly enthusiast Reba Cummings gives you a rapid lesson in butterfly husbandry. First of all, plant the right kind of host plants in your garden. For instance, Fritillaries like the Passion Vine (eating the buds and living there) while Swallowtails […]

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Video On How To Rake Leaves

May 31, 2009

There seem to be plenty (some would say too many) movies on the internet about raking leaves. One deduces from this that leaf-raking is a huge issue wherever there are deciduous trees that drop their leaves in people’s gardens in the fall. Young George Maziak, who is famous for his videos about How To Tie […]

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Video On The Difference Between Drip And Spray Irrigation

May 27, 2009

Young SprinklerDaddy over at YouTube sums up the difference between spray and drip irrigation quite nicely: SPRAY IRRIGATION Here a spray head is attached to a pipe for widespread water about 6′ to 12′ in all directions. “This method is good for watering a large bed of flowers or perennials that are all the same […]

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