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Filed Under (garden art) by Daniel Gasteiger on 07-12-2011
Sell Art OnlineSliced citrus on its way to participate with sangria.

The photos that appear in Your Small Kitchen Garden and Your Home Kitchen Garden blogs are nearly all mine. I’ve been a photographer for at least 40 years, and I love capturing images that illustrate my thoughts or that somehow entertain.

I’m excited that technology has made it easy to share my photos beyond the pages of my blogs. A website called Fine Art America lets me post images for visitors to purchase and display in their homes or businesses. You can buy prints on preservation-quality paper or stretched canvas, and even select mats and frames if you wish. There are a few images available, and I’ll add more in coming days.

Familiar Photos and Other Gems

Some photos I’m offering at Fine Art America I created specifically for my book, Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too. A few actually appeared in the book but we simply couldn’t make room for the others. Some of my photos on Fine Art America are about vegetable gardening, cooking, and eating. Others are about ornamental gardens and still others are about animals, landscapes, nature, and even human-made structures.

Please have a look at what’s there now, and check back from time-to-time as the images and availability change. Here’s a link to my gallery: Gasteiger’s Kitchen Garden Prints.

Filed Under (garden art, home kitchen garden, small kitchen garden) by Daniel Gasteiger on 03-01-2010

I got a little silly in December and designed a coffee mug that expresses an off-color play-on-words. The design is gardening-related, and came to mind, I’m sure, because I planted pear trees in my home kitchen garden in Autumn of 2008 and enjoyed watching them grow in 2009.

Of course, when I published the mug’s design on, Zazzle suggested several similar products that might also interest me… all designed around the same play-on-words. The lesson? You don’t need a particularly great mind to think alike.

That said, here’s what I designed. I hope you like it enough to buy one for yourself… or to buy as a gag gift for a gardening friend. If just 50,000 people buy this mug in the next 365 days, my wife might forgive me for having designed it in the first place.


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Filed Under (garden art, home kitchen garden, small kitchen garden, yard birds) by Daniel Gasteiger on 08-09-2009



Some people will stop at nothing to install a home kitchen garden. I hope you don’t have to dig in the floor of your cell to plant vegetables… but I’d understand the urge if it was your only reasonable option.

That said, I write a lot about gardening in small spaces. Many kitchen gardeners have no more than a windowsill or a clear spot on a counter in which to grow produce. Other gardeners find space on balconies, patios, porches, and decks to hold planters for herbs, greens, and, perhaps, more ambitious vegetables and fruits.

In acknowledgement of these determined gardeners, I’ve added links to the container-gardening sections of several on-line gardening stores. In the left margin of the page, look for the section titled, Planters. The six links in that section lead to plenty of planters. Find planters to match any decour in nearly every price range. Please have a look; you’re bound to find just the right container in which to grow your kitchen goodies.

Emphasizing Yard Birds

Yard birds are the coolest gardening-related objects d’arte I’ve ever seen. These clever creations are sculptures assembled from pieces of garden tools, farm machinery, and steel re-bar. The artist of the original Yard Bird lives in my home town, and has agreed to let me sell his creations on-line.

This web site features the Yard Birds store, but if you arrived on the site’s home page, you might easily overlook the link. So… I’ve added a photograph of a yard bird in the left margin of the site along with links to the Yard Birds page. Browse the selection and add a little whimsy to your garden.

If you like the Yard Bird stylings, but don’t see one that fits your decour, check back from time-to-time. I’ll add more designs as the artist produces them.


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