8.13.2014

mr. el casco gardener





Hi friends.  Today, It's my pleasure to introduce you to my dear friend Terry and his new blog, Mr. El Casco Gardener.  He has a degree in horticulture and is also a master gardener.  He is a veritable wealth of information regarding gardening and simple living.  A long time ago, way before reality television, he lived off the grid for 4 years in Minnesota.  He has great stories to tell about his life in the canyon and also lots of stories about what it was like living off the grid.  He raises the most adorable chickens too!  He has given me invaluable advice and lessons about my own garden. So I really, really hope you go over and just say hi and welcome him to the world of blogging, it would mean so much to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up Janet! I can use all the help I can get!

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  2. Janet
    Followed the link to your gardening friend's new blog. He's a very brave man! Afraid of all snakes so the thought of working in a garden with rattle snakes is sheer terror. But it was interesting to read about his garden experiences - and the moon flower looked very beautiful. Once in the suburbs of Washington we were taken to visit a really lovely garden with a "moon walk". All the shrubs and flowers along the walk had deep green leaves and white flowers, even fabulous large scented white roses. Very beautiful and so romantic. Saw it in the daytime but would have looked gorgeous by moonlight.
    Couldn't leave a comment on his blog though because it doesn't allow them from anonymous shy people like me. Pammie xx

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    1. thanks for visiting pammie. yes he is brave! and the moon walk tour you took sounds so lovely. i'll talk to him about allowing anon comments. :)

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  3. Oooh does he know what he let himself into ? There's no going back once you start .... xx

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    1. i'm not sure he does. hopefully he will not become addicted like the rest of us. haha

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  4. Hi Janet, this is great news. I need gardening advice all the time. I will add his blog to my favorites. :-)

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    1. thanks so much cherre. his advice has really turned my garden around this season.

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  5. Thanks for the intro your friends new blog! I have quite a black thumb but love to read about others adventures and successes. Popping over now to say hello.
    xo~J

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    1. thanks jennifer and he really is full of gardening info and interesting stories.

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  6. You say and I obey. I like him already. Seems very authentic. ( I use the sh*t word, too.)

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  7. Hi Janet, I always love a gardener, so happy to meet a new one. He's seems a keeper.

    BTW, do you have an opinion on Amazon coming to your area? I see it as good news/bad news. Nice for the jobs, but OMG.
    Kathleen

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    1. yes, it will be nice for jobs and the facility will be in the outlying areas of redlands so that will be ok. :)

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  8. You are like the "garden whisperer" and when your whisper, I am all ears.
    pve

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  9. Janet, thank you for introducing us to Mr El Casco Gardener. A garden, a gorgeous pooch and the promise of chooks what is there not love? Paula x

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  10. Hi Janet! As a newer blogger myself, I always enjoy meeting another blogger! And I can also learn a thing or two from a master gardener (I got a black thumb that can kill almost anything that grows in my garden) :)

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  11. hi there! i went to the his new blog and the photos are beautiful, however the print/font on his blog is way too small and makes if very difficult for me to read (yes, I am getting older and i even wear reading glasses) and also if he would allow anonymous comments, I am sure he would do a whole lot better!! just correcting these small things (but not the small font!) will help him tremendously! he doesn't have to make the font incredibly larger, just one size or two would really help! some people aren't aware of this! if you could pass this information on to him, I am sure he (and others) would greatly appreciate it! thank you janet :)

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    1. i passed this info along to terry. thanks a lot for your comment!

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    2. you're so welcome! and please forgive me for not proofreading my comment earlier, lol i just reread what i wrote and you must think i'm an idiot lol lol

      I LOVE your blog btw, I think i have read almost your entire blog :) don't listen to the haters, they are just very jealous :)

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  12. I went to his blog in hopes that my brown thumb will get a little green from his wisdom, but I found it hard to read. The font is small and pale and very hard to see...maybe just for me. But I will try to read it. Thanks, Renate.

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  13. I love Mr. El Casco Gardener. I can tell he really knows his stuff. Thanks for the referral. I've gone back and read all of his posts from the very beginning. The photography is outstanding. This is a blog that I will really look forward to reading. Didn't particularly notice the size the font; then again, it comes up tiny anyway on my mini-iPad. Perhaps a tiny tweak to make it a bit larger would make everyone a bit happier. The ones I don't like are the blogs that print in very light pastel colors, which makes them doubly hard to read--there's no way to make it darker.

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  14. I hope all is good on your side of the US and you're just up to your elbows in pink paint...
    ~diane in rhode island

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    1. oh i wish that was the case diane! no pink paint yet. just occupied with lots of other family and friend things.:)

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    2. Ok. I'll be more patient then. :)

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