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Container Garden Update 33: Cleaning up the potting bench before vacation

2013-07-01

It’s time to clean up the potting bench before we head out on a short vacation. I retire some failed cuttings and seedlings and pot on some of the successful rooting experiments so the “garden sitter” has a little less to do. Parsley and lettuce are left to go to seed in an experiment in [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted... Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then... Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show,... Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing! Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... …

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Free Daylily Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for July 2013

2013-07-01

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s [...]

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Free Old Oak Tree Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for June 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Magnolia Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for May 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Rhaphiolepis Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for April 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... …

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In the garden…June 28, 2013: Installing an electronic timer for my soaker hoses

2013-06-29 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 8s

I install the second of 2 electronic water timers on my soaker hoses in the back garden, replacing some mechanical timers. I did this in order to increase the amount of water for certain sections of the garden without having to turn them on manually each day. This will be especially important when we go [...]

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Photo: Soaker Hose Timer and manifold I use soaker hoses almost exclusively here in my garden. They insure that the water... Video: In the garden…June 22, 2013 – Some life in the new shade bed, leaf cleanup and more! The newly planted shade bed is finally showing signs of life, our new aucuba succumb... Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also,... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Alphabet: Rudbeckia

2013-06-28

Garden Alphabet: Rudbeckia I always love the exhurbence of Rudbeckia or “black-eyed susan” as they are commonly called. They seem to explode with joy and color and always turn their faces to the sun. This makes them really easy to photograph in most cases, as they seem to glow in the sunlight. Their dark centers [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California, our native poppy is... …

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Interesting Plant: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris)

2013-06-26

Interesting Plant: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) I just did a short video on hydrangeas a few weeks ago, so I was quite surprised when I saw this climbing variety. While regular hydrangeas don’t thrill me all that much, I have become interested in climbers of all types recently including roses, clematis and other vines. I [...]

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Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Via PInterest User Mary Derrick Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii)... Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sÉ›mpəˈvaɪvÉ™m/),[1]... Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Epiphyllum (pron.: /ˌɛpɨˈfɪlÉ™m/;[2] “upon the leaf” in... Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Via gardenmuse.wordpress.com Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Nigella... …

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Garden Decor: Shovel Head Daisy

2013-06-26

Shovel Head Daisy No, this isn’t a new hybrid for your garden…well, maybe sort of. Rather this piece of garden decor is made from discarded shovel heads. Not sure who would have this many shovels around. Maybe they might be picked up at a local farm auction or the liquidation of a construction company. That [...]

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Garden Decor: Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture A lovely statement for nearly any casual garden, this totem representing... Garden Decor: A ladder in the garden A Ladder in the Garden Ladders — whether retired, actual ladders or ladders specially made to... Garden Decor: DIY Log Birdfeeder DIY Log Birdfeeder The isn’t much information on how this birdfeeder was created, but I... Garden Decor: Straw Bale Sofa Straw Bale Sofa I have often used straw bales as seating in my garden, but... Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path Amazing river stone mosaic path This amazing path immediately caught my eye as I browsed... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Sepal

2013-06-26

To paraphrase Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, “The naming of plant (parts) is a difficult matter. In this edition of Garden Vocabulary, we focus on the part of plant that most people ignore, even though is can be a large part of the decorative aspect of a flower. It can take quite a bit [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Petal This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Bolting Bolting “Bolting is when agricultural and horticultural crops prematurely produce a flowering stem (or stems)... …

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In the neighborhood…June 22, 2013: Daylily (Hemerocallis)

2013-06-24

In the neighborhood is a collection of video and photographs gathered here in my own Southern California neighborhood. What’s happening in your neighborhood. Share some of your photos with AGN readers and myself in the comments. In the neighborhood…June 22, 2013: Daylily (Hemerocallis) As you can see from these pictures, daylily, in all their varieties [...]

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In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay,... In the neighborhood…Persimmons, pomegranates, figs and grapes In the neighborhood…Persimmons, pomegranates, figs and grapes Spring has spring here in the neighborhood and... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... In the neighborhood…Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) In the neighborhood…Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) A. julibrissin is a small deciduous tree growing to... In the neighborhood…July 7, 2012 A quick walk in the neighborhood this evening turned up these sites.  The mimosa trees... …

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Video: In the garden…June 22, 2013 – Some life in the new shade bed, leaf cleanup and more!

2013-06-23 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 5s

The newly planted shade bed is finally showing signs of life, our new aucuba succumb to a fungus and we begin a big, long delayed leaf cleanup project. Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions [...]

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Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also,... Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 32: Time to move again and also — roots!

2013-06-23 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

The sun has moved and so, again, must the containers. With the sun higher in the sky, I move the containers back to the south side of the driveway for better sun exposure and checking on the potting bench, we are finally seeing roots on some of our cuttings. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 31: Lettuce and lavender…and geraniums,too This frugal lettuce is working, but the high heat is also causing others to bolt.... Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing! Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... …

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Garden Alphabet: Banana

2013-06-21

Garden Alphabet: Banana I only wish I were able to grow bananas like this, but this pictures was taken in the backyard of a house my friend was renting in Manoa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii. I only wish the bananas had been ripe. I’ve never had fresh banana off the tree. It would have been quite [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Dudleya Garden Alphabet: Dudleya There are tons of different types of Dudleya. You could make your... Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and... Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato Growing food is one of the most fulfilling things you can... Garden Alphabet: Catalpa Garden Alphabet: Catalpa  This large catalpa trees grows in a yard a few lots away. These... …

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1st Anniversary for Container Garden Update

2013-06-19

One year ago I started my Container Garden Update video series. You can see where it all began (and all the videos in the series) in the playlist below. Watch all videos in the “Container Garden Update” playlist on YouTube 1st Anniversary for Container Garden Update is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Garden Update 31: Lettuce and lavender…and geraniums,too This frugal lettuce is working, but the high heat is also causing others to bolt.... Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing! Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda... …

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Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’

2013-06-17

Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’ As is often the case, I am struck by a plant for this series simply by the way it looks in pictures. Sometimes those pictures aren’t the most accurate representation of the plant, but they do send me down the road of investigating a particular plant and seeing how it might [...]

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Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Via PInterest User Mary Derrick Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii)... Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a... Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away... …

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Is “slow gardening” for you? It describes me quite well!

2013-06-16

I came across the article below on Houzz.com and it reminded me of my own gardening ethic. Yes, I could foresee having a lovely, showy, complete garden to enjoy, but I do gain a lot of enjoyment out of the actual “doing” of the garden. Recently, I have been focusing on propagating as many plants [...]

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Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds  Recently from the Houzz.com newsletter… Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden A bounty... My favorite shared gardening items for July 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for July 2012. Please let me know in the... My Favorite Gardening Things for October 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for October 2012. Please let me know in the... Video: Container Garden Update 20: Slow going and some frugal lettuce The containers are slowing down as the hot days arrive here in Los Angeles. A... Elsewhere: Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds | Inhabitat Big article on storing and saving your seeds for next year’s garden. Always nice to... …

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Garden Alphabet: Dudleya

2013-06-14

Garden Alphabet: Dudleya There are tons of different types of Dudleya. You could make your gardening life a study in them alone. I snapped this shot at the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Show and Plant a few weeks ago. You can find all my pictures from the show, and a montage video, in  these [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island Granted, Datura (Jimson Weed) isn’t something that everyone would... Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and... Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Today’s photo comes from... …

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

2013-06-12

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter [...]

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... …

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Video: In the garden short…Grass

2013-06-11

What is it that attracts our eye to moving grass in the garden? I think it is the chaotic, unpredictable movement — the same reason we love to watch waves, waterfalls and streams flowing by.   Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions directly reflect how many [...]

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Video: In the garden…April 10. 2013 – Grass going to seed, acanthus and lots of projects to be done “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas Your hydrangeas don’t have to be blue to be pretty. Here are some beautiful ones... Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii)

2013-06-10

Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Via PInterest User Mary Derrick Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) “Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine (North America), is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises about 280 species (Hughes), with major centers of diversity in South and Western North America (Subgen. Platycarpos [...]

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Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sÉ›mpəˈvaɪvÉ™m/),[1]... Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ There are some plants that just look... Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin,... Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a... Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 31: Lettuce and lavender…and geraniums,too

2013-06-10

This frugal lettuce is working, but the high heat is also causing others to bolt. I take cuttings from our 17-year-old geranium and also some lavender in hopes of making more.  Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 31″ on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then... Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing! Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted... …

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Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale

2013-06-08

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here is a 4:15 min video I created are 66 from our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above.     Related: [...]

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Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival... Photo: Panoaramas from Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival The show continues tomorrow (Sunday June 9, 2013) Here are 4 panoramas I took during... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant... Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale We were up and out of the house early to head over to the Los Angeles... …

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2013-06-08

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here are 66 photos I took during our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above. You can watch a slide show of [...]

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Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival... Photo: Panoaramas from Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival The show continues tomorrow (Sunday June 9, 2013) Here are 4 panoramas I took during... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant SaleDrought Tolerant Plant Festival... Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale We were up and out of the house early to head over to the Los Angeles... …

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Photo: Panoaramas from Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

2013-06-08

The show continues tomorrow (Sunday June 9, 2013) Here are 4 panoramas I took during our visit to the show today. Click the image, then click the image that opens again to see in full resolution. Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday, June 8th 9am [...]

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Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant SaleDrought Tolerant Plant Festival... Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale We were up and out of the house early to head over to the Los Angeles... Event: Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation from LAFD News & Informationby LAFD Media and Public... …

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Garden Alphabet: Catalpa

2013-06-07

Garden Alphabet: Catalpa  This large catalpa trees grows in a yard a few lots away. These lovely flowers will turn into large bean-shaped pods of seeds later in the season. Catalpa “Catalpa, commonly called catalpa or catawba, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to warm temperate regions of North America, the [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... Garden Alphabet: Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) Garden Alphabet: Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) Very close by we have a manmade lake that is... Garden Alphabet: California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California, our native poppy is... Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and... …

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Garden History: The importance of trees (Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia)

2013-06-06

Trees surround us and fill our gardens, for the most part, but we often ignore them. Read any article about gardening and you will see that many of us focus downwards to the smaller annuals and perennials in our gardens. Yet, it is the trees that bring the structure — the bones — the foundations [...]

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Garden History: Pittville Gardens, Cheltenham, England What is it about water in the garden? Are we attracted by the sound, the... Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC) I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives... Garden History: “Willowmere,” Rear Admiral Aaron Ward house, 435 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, New York (LOC) One element I see in many older gardens is the concept of “massing” large numbers... Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a... Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... …

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Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life

2013-06-06 :: Douglas E. Welch

The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also, a friendly squirrel and a quick check on tomato, zucchini and digging the last of the potatoes. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. [...]

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing!

2013-06-05 :: Douglas E. Welch
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Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda trees are continuing to grow and the oregano is sprouting.. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 30″ on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then... Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show,... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... …

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Garden Decor: A ladder in the garden

2013-06-05

A Ladder in the Garden Ladders — whether retired, actual ladders or ladders specially made to be decorative can dress up any gardener. Here an old orchard ladder is used to hold potted plants and leans against a whimsical garden shed. No matter what style of garden, though, I think ladders can always find a place [...]

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Garden Decor: Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture A lovely statement for nearly any casual garden, this totem representing... Garden Decor: DIY Log Birdfeeder DIY Log Birdfeeder The isn’t much information on how this birdfeeder was created, but I... Garden Decor: DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre This great looking and... Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path Amazing river stone mosaic path This amazing path immediately caught my eye as I browsed... Garden Decor: Straw Bale Sofa Straw Bale Sofa I have often used straw bales as seating in my garden, but... …

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Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense)

2013-06-03

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away for future use. I am always looking for easy care plants that still bring some impact to the garden. Thanks to Pinterest user Janice Meylan for sharing this plant. Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) “Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as [...]

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Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sÉ›mpəˈvaɪvÉ™m/),[1]... Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Via gardenmuse.wordpress.com Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Nigella... Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ There are some plants that just look... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a... …

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Free Old Oak Tree Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for June 2013

2013-06-03

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s [...]

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Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Magnolia Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for May 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Rhaphiolepis Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for April 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free garden wallpapers for December 2012 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... …

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My Favorite Garden Things for May 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

2013-06-02

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Grass and Stone Path Garden /  Lashed bamboo trellis Garden / Straw Bale Sofa Garden / Skippy’s Vegetable Garden: pear blossoms Garden /  clay and limestone: Rhododendron periclymenoides Garden / 6 early [...]

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My Favorite Garden Things for April 2013 – Douglas E. Welch As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see... Chelsea Garden Show 2013 this week This week marks the 100th anniversary — The Centenary — of the Chelsea Garden Show... My favorite shared garden items for May 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for May 2012. Please let me know in the... My Favorite Garden Things for March 2013 As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see... My favorite shared garden items for June 2012 Here are my favorite shared garden items for May 2012. Please let me know in... …

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Looking Back – Videos from Douglas E. Welch – May 2013

2013-06-02

Here is a playlist of all the videos I produced in May 2013. You can find all my past videos on my YouTube Channel. If you enjoy a video, please click the Like button or Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Doing that directly effects how many other people see my videos.   Point at each [...]

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A Gardener’s Notebook Videos for February 2013 Here is a playlist of all the A Gardener’s Notebook videos I produced in February... Gardening videos on the Douglas E. Welch YouTube Channel Each of my blogs has a section on my YouTube Channel where you can check... Garden Videos from Douglas’ YouTube Channel I have a collection of garden videos on my YouTube Channel. Here is the Gardener’s... Videos from A Gardener’s Notebook – January 2013 Here is a review list of all the videos I  produced for A Gardner’s Notebook... All About Douglas – Choose what you want to see and hear from me in 2013! I have a lot of interests, as most of you already know. Therefore, I have... …

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Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island

2013-06-02

Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island Granted, Datura (Jimson Weed) isn’t something that everyone would want or have in their garden, but I have always found its flowers to be quite beautiful. Datura is a California native and this one was growing on Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands, which we visited yesterday, [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... …

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Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas

2013-06-02

Your hydrangeas don’t have to be blue to be pretty. Here are some beautiful ones from a friend’s garden.    Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Hydrangea (/haɪˈdreɪndʒⁱə/;[1] common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, [...]

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Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…May 29, 2013: Planting a pack of plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: In the garden…crow in the birdbath – May 31, 2013

2013-05-31 :: Douglas E. Welch
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The crows were having quite the party in the birdbath this morning. They are often in the neighborhood, but I usually don’t see them in the garden itself. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Crows /kroÊŠ/ form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…May 3, 2013: Poor drainage makes for potato problems “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden History: Sunnie-Holme, Home of Annie Burr Jennings

2013-05-30

Gardens are ephemeral things. Left to their own devices, they can quickly be subsumed by nature once again with natives and weeds running wild through the once-carefully managed beds. In this case, though, Sunnie-Holme was actually destroyed by its owner, who declared the that house and grounds should be removed when she died. Very little [...]

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Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC) I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives... Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a... Garden History: Pittville Gardens, Cheltenham, England What is it about water in the garden? Are we attracted by the sound, the... Garden History: Henry Edwards Huntington house, Oxford Road, San Marino, California. (LOC) Here is a view that still exists — in a large part — right up... Garden History: “Willowmere,” Rear Admiral Aaron Ward house, 435 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, New York (LOC) One element I see in many older gardens is the concept of “massing” large numbers... …

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Video: In the garden…May 29, 2013: Planting a pack of plants

2013-05-30 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant a pack of plants I bought at the local warehouse store. I know, I know, some might consider that cheating, but the price made it a good thing to check [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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In the neighborhood…Persimmons, pomegranates, figs and grapes

2013-05-29

In the neighborhood…Persimmons, pomegranates, figs and grapes Spring has spring here in the neighborhood and in one 1.5 mile walk around the neighborhood we saw persimmons, pomegranates, figs and grapes setting fruit. We also saw apples and apricots, but that is for another post. (SMILE) Most people seem to envision citrus trees when thinking of [...]

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In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay,... Photo: Orange blossom time here in Southern California It is orange blossom time here in Southern California and the air is heavy with... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Photos: Today in the neighborhood Whenever we take our usual walk through the neighborhood I the my camera with me,... In the neighborhood…July 7, 2012 A quick walk in the neighborhood this evening turned up these sites.  The mimosa trees... …

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Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’

2013-05-27

Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ There are some plants that just look “alien” or painted or Photoshopped, but I have been assured — via many mentions in the coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show — that Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ is indeed a real plant. It is quite amazing to see bloom with such [...]

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Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sÉ›mpəˈvaɪvÉ™m/),[1]... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin,... Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and... Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ ViaDonna MacKenzie on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Registered... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 29: At the potting bench with palm and locust

2013-05-26 :: Douglas E. Welch

I spend some time at the potting bench today, checking on those things we planted previously and adding a few more, including a palm seed found in the neighborhood and a locust seedling from my own garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 29″ on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then... Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show,... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p... Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few... …

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Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

2013-05-25

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday, June 8th 9am to 5pm (Lectures start at 10:00)Sunday, June 9th 9am to 4pm (Kids’ events start at 10:30) Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save money and water. The festival will include: • Interior Educational Displays [...]

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Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant SaleDrought Tolerant Plant Festival... Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale We were up and out of the house early to head over to the Los Angeles... Event: Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation from LAFD News & Informationby LAFD Media and Public... Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino Spotted on L.A. at home… April 23: The annual wildflower show and native plant sale sponsored... …

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 5 – May 24, 2013

2013-05-24

It’s was raining in Chelsea today, but the show continued with a ton of plants mentioned.   Dahlia ‘Tommy Keith’ Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Geranium Rozanne - Plant of the Centenary Entry (9 of 10) 1993-2002 Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’  - Plant of the Centenary Entry (10 of 10) 2003-2012 Rhododendron macabeanum Picea glauca ‘Albertina Conica’ Pinus wallichiana Nepeta [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata)

2013-05-24

Garden Alphabet: Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) Very close by we have a manmade lake that is  surrounded with a heavy planting of Japanese Cherry Trees that put on quite a show each Spring. It reminds me greatly of photos of the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, near the National Mall. I usually [...]

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 4 – May 23, 2013

2013-05-23

Talk of sculpture, tons of native plants and more in this day’s coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show.    Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ - Plant of the Centenary Entry (7 of 10) 1973-1982 Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ - Plant of the Centenary Entry (8 of 10) 1983-1992 Iris ‘Petit Tigre’ Lupinus ‘Terracotta’  Geum rivale Allium schoenoprasnum (Chives) Geum [...]

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Garden History: “The Dunes,” Frank Bestow Wiborg house, Highway Behind the Pond, East Hampton, New York

2013-05-23

There is something very special about a garden house, especially one covered in some form of rambling or climbing rose. I am not quite sure why, but my thoughts have been turning to climbing roses for a while now. I keep thinking about the possibility of growing one on the front porch, over the garage [...]

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Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers

2013-05-23 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I prune back the lantana, pull up some grass, dig up some potatoes and replace some mechanical water timers in the garden in this episode Watch all the past “In the garden…” [...]

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 3 – May 22, 2013

2013-05-22

Education is the focus of today’s Chelsea Garden Show, which is one of the stated missions of the Royal Horticultural Society. We learned about grafting apples, UK produce and more. You can see all 10 plants from    Ginko Biloba Pittosporum tenuifolium ’Tom Thumb’  Rosa Iceberg ’Korbin’- Plant of the Centenary Entry (5 of 10) 1953-1962 View all [...]

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Garden Decor: Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture

2013-05-22

Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture A lovely statement for nearly any casual garden, this totem representing the Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland strikes a wonderful,, whimsical tone. Probably not something you could make yourself, but you might find some inspiration here. From Primitiva Pottery via Pinterest   More on garden totems: Garden totems on Pinterest [...]

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 2 – May 21, 2013

2013-05-21

10 Chelsea Gold Medals Awarded this year — more than any other previous year. The gardens did look quite striking this year, so I can’t say it is a big surprise. Here is today’s list of the plants and flowers mentioned during the coverage. With all the focus on the show gardens today, there are [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Latin Botanical Epithets – Augustifolia

2013-05-21

After watching 2 days of coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show and noting all the plant names I see, it re-interested me in a project to research those Latin words that appear frequently in plant names. Some are very common and others quote rare, but I figured I would start with one of the most [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Leaf Arrangement Leaf Arrangement Leaf arrangement, how leaves are attached to their stems, is an important part... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Soil pH Soil pH “The soil pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity in soils.  A... Garden Vocabulary: Bolting Bolting “Bolting is when agricultural and horticultural crops prematurely produce a flowering stem (or stems)... …

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In the neighborhood…Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin)

2013-05-21

In the neighborhood…Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) A. julibrissin is a small deciduous tree growing to 5–12 m tall, with a broad crown of level or arching branches. The bark is dark greenish grey in colour and striped vertically as it gets older. The leaves are bipinnate, 20–45 cm long and 12–25 cm broad, divided into [...]

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 1 – May 20, 2013

2013-05-20

My goodness, the number of plants mentioned in today’s Chelsea Garden Show coverage is likely to keep me busy for the entirety of next year. There is something in this list for everyone, I think — everything from Acer to Dahlia to Pelargonium to Xanthorrhaea. Enjoy your travels through today’s world of plants and tell [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench

2013-05-20 :: Douglas E. Welch
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I harvest some baby buttercrunch lettuce to give more space to remaining heads and then work through everything on the potting bench to check for success and failure. Finally I pot up lantana layerings from our recent pruning (See In the Garden sereis for more info). Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 28″ [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show,... Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even... Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 012 – A new pot of lettuce A new pot of lettuce is added to the container garden. Can’t see the video... …

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Chelsea Garden Show 2013 this week

2013-05-19

This week marks the 100th anniversary — The Centenary — of the Chelsea Garden Show in England. I have never been able to attend, but each year I watch from afar as show gardens, new plants and new ideas a shared via the web, YouTube and more. You can check out the basic of the [...]

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Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 A montage of scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California.... RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is happening this week near London and I am so... Video: What Douglas Dug – Show 001 – Podcast This episode of “What Douglas Dug” is the first in a series of shows where... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... …

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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned items – May 19, 2013

2013-05-19

A few items mentioned during Chelsea Garden Show coverage today. Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk‘ Rosa ‘Little White Pet’ Dahlia ‘Magenta Star’ Dahlia ‘Etheral’ Paphiopedilum rothschildianum Peonia ‘Coral Charm’ Cypripedium calceolus  Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley) Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned items – May 19, 2013 is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook [...]

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Garden History: Henry Edwards Huntington house, Oxford Road, San Marino, California. (LOC)

2013-05-17

Here is a view that still exists — in a large part — right up the road from me. This is a vintage shot of The Huntington. In fact, this is one of my favorite places in the entire gardens — the Japanese Garden. This is always my first destination in the garden each time [...]

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Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I... Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC) I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives... Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a... Garden History: “Willowmere,” Rear Admiral Aaron Ward house, 435 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, New York (LOC) One element I see in many older gardens is the concept of “massing” large numbers... Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... …

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Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily)

2013-05-17

Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily) Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and abused here in Southern California landscapes, but they do have very pretty flowers. Called Fortnight Lily as they flower about every 2 weeks during the season, the bloom only last 1 day though before disappearing completely. Dietes self-seeds dramatically, if [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... …

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Tree Identification Help – What do you think it is?

2013-05-17

I am taking more interest in the plants growing here in the neighborhood, so when I come across and unknown plant — or in this case — tree, I knew I had to ask for your help. Any ideas? It is blooming right now here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Here are [...]

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Garden Decor: DIY Log Birdfeeder

2013-05-15

DIY Log Birdfeeder The isn’t much information on how this birdfeeder was created, but I was struck with its design enough to think about how it might be recreated. I did something like this on a smaller scale to make a little gift box. The way I did it was to use my band saw [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 27: Potting up Epiphyllum and scented geranium cuttings

2013-05-14 :: Douglas E. Welch
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My friend offered up 2 Epiphyllum cuttings and also 3 types of scented geraniums. Even with today’s 100+ heat, I got them all potted up an don the bench.Fingers crossed for lots of new plants in a few weeks. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 27″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few... Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p... Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show,... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... …

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Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

2013-05-13

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Epiphyllum (pron.: /ˌɛpɨˈfɪlÉ™m/;[2] “upon the leaf” in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. Common names for these species include orchid cacti and leaf cacti, though the latter also refers to the genus Pereskia. The [...]

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Video: Rust on roses from May 2006

2013-05-12

I show off the nasty rust fungus that showed up on some of my roses. (Originally recorded in 2006) Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions directly reflect how many other viewers are suggested this video. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Pinterest Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on [...]

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Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook A photo montage of the magnolia blooming in the neighborhood this week. For full resolution... Video: In the garden…April 24, 2013 – Potato blight(?), black spot and some beautiful brunsfelsia “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Alphabet: Amaryllis

2013-05-11

Garden Alphabet: Amaryllis These lovely Amaryllis appear each year in my garden — which is one of the main reasons I love bulbs so much. After a bit of initial effort, they simply return again and again. In this case, I didn’t even have to plant these the first time, as the previous owners of [...]

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Photos: My Amaryllis over the years Looking over my photos from past years, I came across this collection of Amaryllis that... Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... Garden Alphabet: Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Another poppy this week in Garden Alphabet, but something quite different from... …

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Photos: My Amaryllis over the years

2013-05-11

Looking over my photos from past years, I came across this collection of Amaryllis that reappear in the garden every year. You can see a slideshow below. See the entire Amaryllis set on Flickr Amaryllis “Amaryllis (pronounced /ˌæməˈrɪlɨs/[1]) is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis [...]

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Photo: Amaryllis A few closeups of the Amaryllis blooming in my garden.     Photo: Amaryllis is... Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram A lovely amaryllis bloom in my garden today. More are coming on. Click for slightly... 5 Years Ago: Photos: Lake Balboa Cherry Trees 2008 I try to get out to to shoot pictures of the Japanese Cherry Trees at... Garden Question: What do you do during Winter/rainy “non-gardening” months? In much of the world, Winter is a time without gardening and for some, highly... Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy:... …

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Garden History: Pittville Gardens, Cheltenham, England

2013-05-09

What is it about water in the garden? Are we attracted by the sound, the sight, the reflections that dance across the surface? It is sure that water elements in the garden attract humans and wildlife like flowers attract bees. There is something soothing and contemplative about water whether it be a still pond, or [...]

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Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be... Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC) I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives... Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a... Garden History: “Willowmere,” Rear Admiral Aaron Ward house, 435 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, New York (LOC) One element I see in many older gardens is the concept of “massing” large numbers... Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... …

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Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path

2013-05-09

Amazing river stone mosaic path This amazing path immediately caught my eye as I browsed through Pinterest today. The amount of design, planning and installation work involved seems amazing. I don’t think I would ever have the patience to start a project like this, let along complete it. That said, what an amazing statement this [...]

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Garden Decor: DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre This great looking and... Garden Decor: Straw Bale Sofa Straw Bale Sofa I have often used straw bales as seating in my garden, but... Garden Decor: Japanese Garden Water Fountain Japanese Garden Water Fountain A lovely and heavily naturalized Japanese fountain. I love the way... Garden Decor: The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff I love attracting wildlife to my garden... Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door... …

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Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else

2013-05-09

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Checking in on the new tomato, and zucchini, looking at acanthus flowers, viewing the trees and most of the new additions to the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos [...]

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Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch

2013-05-06 :: Douglas E. Welch
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It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few sprinkles can’t keep us out of the garden. I check in the containers including the strawberries, herb pot, nasturiums and everything on the potting bench. New propagation attempts include jacaranda, jasmine, Clytostoma and more rosemary starts in water instead of [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... …

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Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’

2013-05-06

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sÉ›mpəˈvaɪvÉ™m/),[1] is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever and hen and chicks. They are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. In favourable [...]

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Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a... Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) “The... Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin,... Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady... Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its... …

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Garden Inventory: Podocarpus

2013-05-06

Garden Inventory: Podocarpus Podocarpus (pron.: /ËŒpoÊŠdəˈkÉ‘rpÉ™s/;[1] from the Greek, podos, meaning “foot”, and karpos, meaning “fruit”) is a genus of conifers, the most numerous and widely distributed of the podocarp family Podocarpaceae. The 105 species of Podocarpus are evergreen shrubs or trees from 1-25 m (rarely to 40 m) in height. The leaves are 0.5-15 [...]

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Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)  Garden Inventory: Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) Honey locusts, Gleditsia triacanthos, can reach a height of 20–30... Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)  Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese Elm[1] or Lacebark... Garden Inventory: Lantana Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... …

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Free Magnolia Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for May 2013

2013-05-05

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s [...]

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Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Rhaphiolepis Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for April 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Garden wallpapers for July 2012 – Sunflower Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free garden wallpapers for December 2012 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... …

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

2013-05-05

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter [...]

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... …

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Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik

2013-05-04

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik Both a blog and YouTube Channel, Gary provides a wealth of gardening information. I subscribe to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, although I discovered him through his channel first. I find myself making lots of notes when I watch his videos. I am trying [...]

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Subscribed 022: Backyard Farmer from the University of Nebraska This is a re-post from my blog and podcast, Careers in New Media. It focuses... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 003 In this update, Douglas plants some oregano and spinach seeds, pinches back the basil and... Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001 A quick update on the container garden as I harvest some lettuce for our dinner.... …

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Video: In the garden…May 3, 2013: Poor drainage makes for potato problems

2013-05-04 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. It looks like the potato die-off is related to poor drainage. Learn from my mistake. I plant some sunflower seeds to fill the hole and plop a zucchini and tomato into the [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…April 24, 2013 – Potato blight(?), black spot and some beautiful brunsfelsia “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…January 30, 2013 – Potato! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas)

2013-05-04

Garden Alphabet: Sweet Potato Growing food is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in your garden although growing flowers also provides much for the soul. My wife has been pushing me to grow more food for the last several years, so when these sweet potatoes started sprouting in the pantry, it seemed [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is... Garden Alphabet: Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Another poppy this week in Garden Alphabet, but something quite different from... …

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A Gift of Epiphyllum from my friend, Keri

2013-05-03

I mentioned in a previous post that my friend Keri from Animalbytes had joined us for our trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show last week. She grows Epiphyllum in her garden and there were tons to look at at the show. This got me a little interested in, perhaps, growing some of my [...]

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Elsewhere: The Real Hollywood – Toyon My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net has a great write up on one of our... Elsewhere: Recap of Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 My friend, Keri from Animalbytes, joined my wife and I for a trip to the... Building a Native Bee Box My friend, Keri, has created an excellent “Bee Box” for her garden. Read the entire... Event: Great Backyard Bird Count info from Animalbytes My friend Keri Dearborn has some info on this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count over... Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant... …

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Garden History: “Willowmere,” Rear Admiral Aaron Ward house, 435 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, New York (LOC)

2013-05-02

One element I see in many older gardens is the concept of “massing” large numbers of a particular plant in one area. This is true of any garden, of course. Planting one or two specimens leaves them looking a bit forlorn, but planting 10, 20 or 30 of them gives them and edgy and a [...]

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Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC) I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives... Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a... Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... Garden History: Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California. (LOC) Just 1.5 hours up the highway from us here in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara... …

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Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook

2013-05-01 :: Douglas E. Welch
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A photo montage of the magnolia blooming in the neighborhood this week. For full resolution versions of these photos, visit the blog post on A Gardener’s Notebook. Do you have Magnolia in your yard or garden? What are your thoughts on these trees and how they fit in? Leave a comment and share with me [...]

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Video: In the garden… Ep 003 – Tree trimming montage “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora

2013-05-01

In the neighborhood…Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) Magnolia x soulangeana aka Tulip Tree or Saucer Magnolia is very popular here in the... Photo: Magnolia Blossom (Open) Magnolia Blossom (Open), originally uploaded by dewelch. Another photo from our little neighborhood walk yesterday.... Photos: Magnolia Blossom Unfolding magnolia blossom here in our neighborhood   Photos: Magnolia Blossom is a post from:... In the neighborhood…July 7, 2012 A quick walk in the neighborhood this evening turned up these sites.  The mimosa trees... Photo: Palm Tree in the Neighborhood I love the “golden hour” sunlight on this large, and old, palm tree in the... …

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Garden Decor: Straw Bale Sofa

2013-05-01

Straw Bale Sofa I have often used straw bales as seating in my garden, but this takes the concept to an entirely different level. The photo seems to show an arrangement for a wedding, so it makes since that you want to protect people’s clothing as well as make them as comfortable as possible. If [...]

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Project: Straw bale raised garden bed I came across this straw bale project on Pinterest the other day and it made... Garden Decor: DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre This great looking and... Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door... Garden Decor: Japanese Garden Water Fountain Japanese Garden Water Fountain A lovely and heavily naturalized Japanese fountain. I love the way... Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have... …

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My Favorite Garden Things for April 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

2013-05-01

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Japanese garden decoration Garden / Permaculture Ideas..Trellises for Peas and Beans Garden / Growing potatoes organically: when and how to plant, hill and harvest — A Way to Garden [...]

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My favorite shared gardening items for April 2012 Here are my favorite shared gardening items for April 2012. How many plants per container?... My favorite shared garden items for May 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for May 2012. Please let me know in the... My Favorite Gardening Things for January 2013 It looks like I shared lots of Food and Gardening items in the past month.... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... My Favorite Garden Things for March 2013 As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see... …

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Elsewhere: Recap of Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

2013-04-30

My friend, Keri from Animalbytes, joined my wife and I for a trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California last Friday. She has written up her recap of the show and included her own pictures of the event. Check out Keri’s recap and photos Elsewhere: Recap of Southern California Spring [...]

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Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Here are my photos from yesterday trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013... Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 A montage of scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California.... Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring... Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show A lovely orchid I spotted as I walked through the Southern California Spring Garden Show... Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Today’s photo comes from... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Bolting

2013-04-30

Bolting “Bolting is when agricultural and horticultural crops prematurely produce a flowering stem (or stems) before the crop is harvested, in a natural attempt to produce seeds[1] and hence reproduce. These flowering stems are usually vigorous extensions of existing leaf-bearing stems, and in order to produce them, a plant diverts resources away from producing the [...]

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Video: Frieda’s Garden on Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour (17 videos)

2013-04-29

Frieda, from Frieda’s Garden on YouTube has just posted a host of videos from her day at Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour. I am working my way through the videos, but what I have seen so far looks quite amazing. Join Frieda as she tours some of the finest gardens Orange County, California has to [...]

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Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

2013-04-29

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. [...]

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Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its... Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin,... Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ ViaDonna MacKenzie on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Registered... Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) “The... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... …

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Photo: Hollyhocks via Instagram

2013-04-29

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Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

2013-04-28 :: Douglas E. Welch

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on [...]

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Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

2013-04-27

Here are my photos from yesterday trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. I will have a montage video coming soon, too, so look for that here and on the YouTube Channel. Click the slide show to play/ Click any photo to see it in full resolution or watch [...]

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Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

2013-04-27 :: Douglas E. Welch
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A montage of scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. For links and all my still pictures from the show, visit this post, “Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013. Watch ”Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013″ on YouTube Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel [...]

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Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)

2013-04-27

 Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese Elm[1] or Lacebark Elm, is a species native to China, Japan, North Korea and Vietnam.[2] It has been described as “one of the most splendid elms, having the poise of a graceful Nothofagus”.[3]  A small to medium deciduous, semi-deciduous (rarely semi-evergreen) tree growing [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

2013-04-26

Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Today’s photo comes from our visit to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. The show runs through Sunday, so you still have a chance to make it to the show. As usual, there were tons of plants on display [...]

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Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show A lovely orchid I spotted as I walked through the Southern California Spring Garden Show... Photo: Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 A lovely orchid I spotted as I walked through the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 a... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring... Garden Alphabet: Acanthus Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved... …

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Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York

2013-04-25

Many old gardens — even impressive ones like this — understood the need for a porch…and a great view from that porch. Here the homey back porch looks out on a somewhat formal garden design. The boxwood hedges are neatly clipped, but the flowers inside seem exuberant and ready to break out of their confines [...]

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Video: In the garden…April 24, 2013 – Potato blight(?), black spot and some beautiful brunsfelsia

2013-04-24 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 7s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Is that blight on those potatoes? Geez, I hope not. I do know that is black spot on the roses, though. Still, the brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) is looking lovely, as [...]

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Garden Decor: DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre

2013-04-24

DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre This great looking and extremely functional bit of garden decor comes from fellow Saturday6 member, Kylee Baumle over at Our Little Acre. She takes a standard shipping pallet (all the rage for DIY project recently), paints it up, adds some hardware and create some [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Soil pH

2013-04-23

Soil pH “The soil pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity in soils.  A pH below 7 is acidic and above 7 is basic. Soil pH is considered a master variable in soils as it controls many chemical processes that take place. It specifically affects plant nutrient availability by controlling the chemical forms of [...]

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Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’

2013-04-22

Gladiolus Kings Lynn Via Renee Rodman on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’ Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).[1] It is sometimes called the ‘Sword lily’, but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli, gladioluses, glads).[2] The genus is distributed [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings

2013-04-22 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 6s

Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p resolution. We check in on the nasturtiums, which are just coming up, the frugal lettuce, which is struggling and the basil, which is doing well. Further check-ins with the rosemary cuttings and ficus on the potting bench. What’s happening in [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Garden Update 22 – Propagation Project Begins – Rosemary I start my long delayed propagation project by taking and preparing rosemary cuttings for rooting. I... Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more! In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... …

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A Gardener’s Notebook April 2013 Update

2013-04-21

It’s Spring! Time to Propagate!April 10, 2013 From A Gardener’s Notebook Newsletter – Join the Mailing List today! It is Springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere and the thoughts of a young gardener turn to propagation. No, not THAT type of propagation, but rather the making of more plants for our gardens. Whether planting seeds [...]

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Garden Inventory: Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

2013-04-20

 Garden Inventory: Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) Honey locusts, Gleditsia triacanthos, can reach a height of 20–30 m (66–100 ft), with fast growth, and are relatively short-lived; their life spans are typically about 120 years, though some live up to 150 years. They are prone to losing large branches in windstorms. The leaves are pinnately compound on [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Acanthus

2013-04-19

Acanthus This Acanthus has been reappearing and blooming in the front garden since we moved in 16 years ago. The leaves and flower stems dry and die back each Fall but return regularly with our Winter rains. This photo is the basis for the logo of A Gardener’s Notebook podcast and videos. Acanthus Acanthus is [...]

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Garden History: Thornewood, Tacoma, Washington

2013-04-18

It seems a long understood principle that beautiful architecture benefits from being surrounded with a beautiful landscape and vice versa. This photo of the approach to the Thornewood in Tacoma, Washington illustrates that fact. it doesn’t hurt that the grounds and the gardens were designed by the Olmsted Brothers (John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law [...]

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Garden Decor: The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff

2013-04-17

The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff I love attracting wildlife to my garden and if you are going to attract them, why not house them in style. The is a commercial product, but with a little ingenuity, you could probably make it yourself, too. If you have some terracotta pots hanging going spare, this [...]

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Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends

2013-04-17 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 7s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant some sword ferns our friends gave us from their garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Leaf Arrangement

2013-04-16

Leaf Arrangement Leaf arrangement, how leaves are attached to their stems, is an important part of plant identification and classification. When “keying” a plant to further identify it, leaf arrangement is one of the early stages. Below are listed the main type of leaf arrangement that you may be asked to verify when identifying any [...]

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Video: Tip – Creating a Perpetual Garden Calendar Journal using your computer calendar

2013-04-16 :: Douglas E. Welch
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Use Google Calendar (and others) to create a perpetual garden calendar journal to remind you of what blooms when from year to year. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! Can’t see the video above? Watch [...]

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Video: Garden Tip: Wine Bottle Container Waterer I have many uses for empty wine bottles in my garden. Witness this wine bottle... Video: Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves In this tip, Douglas shows the difference between seed leaves and true leaves on his seedlings.... Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001 A quick update on the container garden as I harvest some lettuce for our dinner.... Video: Creative Pruning – Black Pines Douglas does some, long overdue, pruning of the black pines in his front garden, helping... Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Photo: Nasturtium via Instagram

2013-04-16

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Photo: “Bewitched” Rose via Instagram

2013-04-15

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Photo: “Bewitched” Rose These are the roses that line our driveway. They were planted many years ago by... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Photo: Central decoration by Rose Parade Float Designers This large central decoration at the Souther California Spring Garden Show was designed by Fiesta... Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Acanthus picture taken in the garden today. It is almost finished with this bloom. View... Photo: Pink wildflower via Instagram Photo: Pink wildflower via Instagram is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A... …

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Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’

2013-04-15

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ ViaDonna MacKenzie on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Registered by Dorothy’s husband, Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1983, this large (26 inches high) hosta has blue-green with yellow streaked variegation. The foliage is heavily corrugated, has thick substance and is convexly cupped. Dense clusters of near white flowers bloom [...]

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Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and... Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its... Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) “The... Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... …

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Photo: Blue and yellow starbursts from the Getty Center Gardens

2013-04-14

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Video: Container Garden Update 23 – More propagation, camphor seedlings and germinating Ficus benjamina

2013-04-14

Checking in on last week’s rosemary cuttings, showing off some Ficus benjamina seeds and ficus repans cuttings and potting up some camphor tree seedlings. Also, quick up date on all the usual containers, too. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... Video: Container Garden Update 22 – Propagation Project Begins – Rosemary I start my long delayed propagation project by taking and preparing rosemary cuttings for rooting. I... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 003 In this update, Douglas plants some oregano and spinach seeds, pinches back the basil and... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004 In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... …

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Garden Inventory: Aucuba japonioca variegata (Gold Dust Plant)

2013-04-14

  Garden Inventory: Aucuba japonioca variegata (Gold Dust Plant) Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel,[1] Japanese laurel,[1] Japanese aucuba[1] or gold dust plant (USA), is a shrub (1-5m) native to rich forest soils of moist valleys, thickets, by streams and near shaded moist rocks in China and Japan. This is the species of Aucuba commonly seen [...]

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My Instagram Photos – A Slide Show

2013-04-13

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Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012 Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... …

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Photo: Pink wildflower via Instagram

2013-04-13

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Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram A lovely amaryllis bloom in my garden today. More are coming on. Click for slightly... Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... …

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2 Years Ago: Video: In the garden from Viddy

2013-04-13

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6 Years Ago: Video: Windy in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA It was quite a windy day in the San Fernando Valley 6 years ago. I... Video: In the garden from Viddy iPhone app Playing around with a new video sharing app on my iPhone today — Viddy. Video:... 5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring 5 Years ago this week, the Wisteria was starting to unfurl new leaves. 5 Years... Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: Geraniums on a hot LA Day – from Viddy Quick stylized video using the Viddy.co iPhone app… Video: Geraniums on a hot LA Day... …

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Garden Alphabet: Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

2013-04-12

Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) A lovely flower caught during my travels this week. This is one of the great advantages to carrying a camera, even an smartphone, everywhere you go. Calla lily are always so striking with their perfect white forms, and bright yellow stamens,  over their dark green foliage. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) Zantedeschia [...]

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Garden Alphabet: California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California, our native poppy is... Garden Alphabet: Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Another poppy this week in Garden Alphabet, but something quite different from... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... …

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Garden History: Mrs. Francis Lemoine Loring house, 700 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. (LOC)

2013-04-11

I drive by this address in Pasadena on occasion when visiting a client who lives nearby. The note on the photo says the garden is no longer extant, but it might the interesting to drive by and see what it looks like today. The more I see the lovely rose arbors in these old garden, [...]

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Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... Garden History: Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California. (LOC) Just 1.5 hours up the highway from us here in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara... Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: Tatham Garden I originally grabbed this photo because it showed a lovely formal garden, but as I... Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be... …

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Blue Iris via Instagram

2013-04-11

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Garden Alphabet: Iris   Photo: Douglas E. Welch More information on Iris: Iris from Wikipedia.org How to grow... What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more! Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... …

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Video: In the garden…April 10. 2013 – Grass going to seed, acanthus and lots of projects to be done

2013-04-10 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. A reminder to get the grass out of your garden before it goes to seed, checking on the potatoes and onions, checking out the acanthus blooms and detailing a few projects that [...]

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Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Decor: Decorative Garden Trellis become a Tuteur (garden tower)

2013-04-10

Decorative Garden Trellises become a Tuteur (garden tower) A great reuse/upgrade for the standard trellis you find in most garden and home stores. Spray paint in your favorite color, then wire them together upside down from their usual orientation. I am thinking I could even find a decorative pot or other “topper” to crown the [...]

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Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door... Garden Decor: Japanese Garden Water Fountain Japanese Garden Water Fountain A lovely and heavily naturalized Japanese fountain. I love the way... Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have... Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers I love to see folks reusing and recycling old materials and this pallet trellis looks... Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions I have been thinking more and more about vines and rambling roses lately, and a... …

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Photo: Japanese Garden, Glendale, CA via Instagram

2013-04-10

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Photo: Pond at Japanese Garden Pond, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been using Flickr to share my photos since... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Photo: “Shoseian” Whispering Pine Teahouse & Friendship Garden in Glendale, CA I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos... Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Acanthus picture taken in the garden today. It is almost finished with this bloom. View... Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... …

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Photo: Matilija Poppy via Instagram

2013-04-09

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Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos... Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy:... Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Nitrogen Fixation

2013-04-09

Nitrogen Fixaton “Nitrogen fixation is a process by which nitrogen (N2) in the atmosphere is converted into ammonia (NH3).[1] Atmospheric nitrogen or molecular nitrogen (N2) is relatively inert: it does not easily react with other chemicals to form new compounds. Fixation processes free up the nitrogen atoms from their diatomic form (N2) to be used in [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Stoma This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Humus This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Epiphyte This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Photos: Propagation Project: Rosemary Cuttings

2013-04-08

Here are some photos of the Rosemary cuttings I prepared yesterday. You can see the entire procedure in my Container Garden Update 22 video. \ Previously in the Propagation Project: Container Garden Update 22 video Photos: Propagation Project: Rosemary Cuttings is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 22 – Propagation Project Begins – Rosemary I start my long delayed propagation project by taking and preparing rosemary cuttings for rooting. I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Elsewhere Online: Project Noah App Lets You Learn About Nearby Wildlife and Plants I love when someone puts the iPhone to good use. Here is one that uses... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers After discovering that one of the plants on the container was a cucumber, I put... …

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Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot”

2013-04-08

Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its name from the snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf. The foliage is striking enough to stand on its own but it’s a good mixer, too. Use it with other foliage plants and brightly colored blooms. This is [...]

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Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and... Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia... …

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Container Garden Update 22 – Propagation Project Begins – Rosemary

2013-04-07 :: Douglas E. Welch
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I start my long delayed propagation project by taking and preparing rosemary cuttings for rooting. I am looking for transplants to use as rosemary topiary and also to build a rosemary hedge, if possible. This could take a looooooong time, but you have to start somewhere. PS Make sure you watch all the way to the [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 003 In this update, Douglas plants some oregano and spinach seeds, pinches back the basil and... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... …

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Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides

2013-04-07

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Garden Inventory: Ficus repens Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Lantana Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Ming Fern Asparagus (Aspargaus retrofractus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 – Checking in on old and new plants

2013-04-05 :: Douglas E. Welch

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Checking in on our potatoes, looking at blooming rose suckers and checking in on our recent additions Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Alphabet: Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)

2013-04-05

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) Another poppy this week in Garden Alphabet, but something quite different from our native California Poppy. In fact, as you can  see by the latin names, these poppies are an entirely different genus from the California variety. The Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) is probably more familiar to most people, as it is [...]

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Garden Alphabet: California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California, our native poppy is... Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) Castor Bean (Ricinus) While this plant is widespread throughout California, it is classified as an... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus) Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my... …

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Photo: Popcorn via Instagram

2013-04-05

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Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Acanthus picture taken in the garden today. It is almost finished with this bloom. View... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... …

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Photo: Agave via Instagram

2013-04-04

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Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram See all my Instagram photos on Instagrid Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram is a post... Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Acanthus picture taken in the garden today. It is almost finished with this bloom. View... Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram See all my Instagram pictures here Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram is a post from:... Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... …

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Garden History: Tatham Garden

2013-04-04

I originally grabbed this photo because it showed a lovely formal garden, but as I examined it more closely, I could see a lot that was wild about this picture, too. Yes, it has large lawns, stonework and a fountain, but looking at the edges it is also exuberant, with the beds threatening to spill [...]

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Garden History: Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California. (LOC) Just 1.5 hours up the highway from us here in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara... Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951 A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows... Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: Your victory garden counts more than ever! It isn’t just during times of war that your Victory Garden counts. I wish that... …

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In The Past: Planting Vegetables in 2009

2013-04-04

I came across these shots from April 2009 in my TimeHop.com feed today. I think it is always great to look back on what you have done and where you have been, both in your garden and in your life. What was happening your garden 4 years ago, or last year, or yesterday? Share it [...]

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Top 10 Posts from A Gardener’s Notebook for 2009 Here is a list of the top 10 Gardener’s Notebook posts for 2009. Product Review:... Planting time is already here, in some states Image by Getty Images via Daylife This was originally written for release in February 2010... Video: Planting daffodil bulbs A short video montage of some work I did in the garden today. I purchased... Elsewhere: SproutRobot.com – Enter Zip and receive planting ideas for your zone and date I came across this site via a post on Pinterest.com — a great place to... 5 Years Ago: Photos: Lake Balboa Cherry Trees 2008 I try to get out to to shoot pictures of the Japanese Cherry Trees at... …

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Free Rhaphiolepis Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for April 2013

2013-04-03

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s [...]

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Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Garden wallpapers for August 2012 – Morning Glory Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free garden wallpapers for December 2012 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Garden wallpapers for July 2012 – Sunflower Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... …

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Garden Decor: Japanese Garden Water Fountain

2013-04-03

Japanese Garden Water Fountain A lovely and heavily naturalized Japanese fountain. I love the way it fits in the garden and the contract between the dark stone and light-colored bamboo. There is another form of fountain that I also like called a “deer scare.” These fountains use the water to tip a piece of bamboo [...]

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Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have... Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door... Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door A lovely Tolkein-esque door spotted on Pinterest Source: bing.com viaHana on Pinterest   Garden Decor:... Video: Hummingbird around water fountain – Short – 8 secs A very short video of the hummingbird the flit around my head as I worked... Elsewhere: Teapot Garden Fountain/Waterfall This looks like it would take a lot of work, but the impact of something... …

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Advice Needed: A Little Help, please! – Starting a garden allotment on Oahu

2013-04-02

My friend, Chris, recently moved to the island of Oahu. He applied to get a garden allotment and got one long before he thought he would. Now he needs to get moving and is looking for some great advice from AGN viewers, listeners and readers. If you can, offer some words of wisdom and help [...]

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“Cookies and More” Holiday Special — We want your stories, recipes, advice and more Cookies and More Holiday Special A Holiday Special from WelchWrite.com Each year I make over... Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Elsewhere: Good advice about damaged trees from Trees Are Good Here is some excellent advice on how to deal with damaged trees you may have... Project: Homemade Potting soil project I have been wanting to make my own potting soil for months now, but I... Share your garden photos here or on Facebook As you have seen, I love sharing photos of my garden and interesting plants and... …

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My Favorite Garden Things for March 2013

2013-04-02

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Large Stone Steps in Garden Garden / Topiary – Keep meaning to start some small version of these with rosemary Garden / An amazing wisteria in [...]

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My Favorite Gardening Things for January 2013 It looks like I shared lots of Food and Gardening items in the past month.... My Favorite Things for the Garden – August 2012 Here are my favorite shared garden items for August 2012. Please let me know in... My Favorite Gardening Things for October 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for October 2012. Please let me know in the... My favorite shared garden items for May 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for May 2012. Please let me know in the... I Like This – March 4, 2011 A collection of career items I found interesting this week. In praise of T-Tape –... …

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Poppies [Flickr]

2013-04-01

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Photo: Poppies

2013-04-01

Poppies from a garden in La Cañada Flintridge this morning. <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/welchwrite/8610983676/” title=”Poppies by dewelch, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8610983676_8c703b3d04.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ alt=”Poppies”></a> Photo: Poppies is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Thomas Lewalski was the randomly chosen winner of the Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower in... Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden A short photo montage of a friend’s garden in Brentwood, California. Can’t see the video... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Garden Inventory: Ficus repens

2013-04-01

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Garden Inventory: Lantana Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Ming Fern Asparagus (Aspargaus retrofractus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Lemon Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 21 – A new container, more frugal lettuce and cutting some parsley

2013-04-01 :: Douglas E. Welch
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I add a new container with some nasturtiums and some more “frugal lettuce”. Also, I cut some parsley for tonight’s pot of soup and give some more updates. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 20: Slow going and some frugal lettuce The containers are slowing down as the hot days arrive here in Los Angeles. A... Video: Container Garden Update 012 – A new pot of lettuce A new pot of lettuce is added to the container garden. Can’t see the video... Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more! In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... …

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Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)

2013-04-01

Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Asparagus Pea (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) “The Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), also known as the Goa bean and Asparagus pea, Four-angled bean and Winged pea, is a tropical legume plant native to New Guinea. It grows abundantly in hot, humid equatorial countries, from the Philippines and Indonesia [...]

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Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional... Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... …

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Today’s Garden Photos – March 31, 2013

2013-03-31

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Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off – Recorded Version

2013-03-30

Join hosts Holly and Joey Baird, along with myself and several other guests for this recorded version of a LIVE Google Hangout on Organic Gardening. Subscribe to the Wisconsin Vegetable Garden Podcast YouTube Channel or Circle their Google+ page. Video: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off – Recorded Version is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's [...]

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Live Today: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off Google+ Hangout with Douglas and The Wisconsin Vegetable Garden Podcast Join hosts Holly and Joey Baird, along with myself and several other guests for this... Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 004 – Cool Gardening Items from July 2012 Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... …

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Live Today: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off Google+ Hangout with Douglas and The Wisconsin Vegetable Garden Podcast

2013-03-30

Join hosts Holly and Joey Baird, along with myself and several other guests for this LIVE Google Hangout on Organic Gardening. Subscribe to the Wisconsin Vegetable Garden Podcast YouTube Channel or Circle their Google+ page to be notified of the show. I’ll also post the live feed here on A Gardener’s Notebook on the evening [...]

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Promo: Douglas interviewed on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast I recorded an interview with Joel and Holly over at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast... Audio: Douglas is Interviewed for The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast An Interview with Joey and Holly Baird of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener podcast. Here is my... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 004 – Cool Gardening Items from July 2012 Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012 Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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6 Years Ago: Video: Windy in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

2013-03-29 :: Douglas E. Welch
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It was quite a windy day in the San Fernando Valley 6 years ago. I remember that Spring when we had a lot of wind damage around the area, although thankfully not in our garden. This video also points of the state of online video 6 years ago. Today I do everything in HD, but [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles Frost? In Los Angeles? You bet! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden... Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles! According to my go-to weather prediction and history site, WeatherSpark.com, we did indeed drop below... 5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring 5 Years ago this week, the Wisteria was starting to unfurl new leaves. 5 Years... One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms at Balboa Park, Los Angeles, CA        One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms at Balboa Park, Los Angeles, CA is... Bees are swarming and being captured all over Los Angeles (with video) A recent blog post at the BackWards Beekeeping site included some photos and this video... …

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Garden Alphabet: California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

2013-03-29

California Poppy (Eschscholzia Californica) Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California, our native poppy is seen everywhere at this time of year. In past years, we have visited the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve just north of us in Lancaster, California. Unfortunately, according to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times (California poppies are a no-show [...]

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Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info After a good year for rain, like this one, the California Poppy bloom, along with... Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy:... Garden Alphabet: Freesia Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They... …

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Garden History: Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, California. (LOC)

2013-03-28

Just 1.5 hours up the highway from us here in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Mission gardens are as welcoming today as they were back in 1917 when this photo was taken. Described as the “Queen of the Missions”, Santa Barbara has been nearly destroyed several times in its long history. Earthquakes on 1812 and [...]

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Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... Event: Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour this Weekend From Sunset Magazine online. I have never attended a garden tour, but lately I have... Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be... Garden History: Your victory garden counts more than ever! It isn’t just during times of war that your Victory Garden counts. I wish that... …

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Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming

2013-03-27

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Hilling the potatoes more to prevent greening and a look at some flowers that are blooming in the garden today. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. [...]

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime

2013-03-27

Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have several there already. That said, this acorn wind chime caught my attention on Pinterest today. I like its simplicity and I can imagine the single clear tone it would create. I like the colors, as well. I have never been [...]

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Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door... Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door A lovely Tolkein-esque door spotted on Pinterest Source: bing.com viaHana on Pinterest   Garden Decor:... …and the wind does blow …and the wind does blow, originally uploaded by dewelch. No wind today. It was a... Elsewhere: DIY: Potting Bench from Censtational Girl via Pinterest Detailed build instructions for this potting bench over at Censational Girl… Source: centsationalgirl.com via Douglas... Homemade Potting soil and potting bench Update: 20120426: I came across this link on making  your own seed compost today and... …

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Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose)

2013-03-25

Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Click for larger images Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) “Rosa banksiae, commonly referred to as the Lady Banks’ Rose, is a species of Rosa native to central and western China, in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Yunnan; it grows in mountains at [...]

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Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” Mentioned during #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” More information on Clematis “Fascination”: Clematis... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... …

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From the archives: Look More Closely – October 17, 1999

2013-03-25

Look More Closely Gardens are a curious thing. Sometimes I am looking at my garden as a whole, trying to develop overall themes and designs. Sometimes I am focused on one plant as I move it from one area to another or try and nurture it back to health. Sometimes, though, I can go for [...]

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My Favorite Gardening Things for October 2012 Here are my favorite shared items for October 2012. Please let me know in the... I Like This – October 9, 2011 A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week. Seeing Trees – Book Review... Free garden wallpapers for October 2012 – Water Lily Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... I Like This – October 1, 2010 A collection of career items I found interesting this week. A Hidden Oasis in Little... I Like This – October 2, 2011 A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week. Watch the Great Pumpkin Grow... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 20: Slow going and some frugal lettuce

2013-03-24 :: Douglas E. Welch
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The containers are slowing down as the hot days arrive here in Los Angeles. A lettuce root from the store provides both lunch and a new start in a container. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 012 – A new pot of lettuce A new pot of lettuce is added to the container garden. Can’t see the video... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004 In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing... Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... …

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Photo: Azalea Bloom

2013-03-24

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Azalea in Bloom…So soon? Azalea in Bloom, originally uploaded by dewelch. I don’t remember ever seeing the Azaleas in... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... Garden Inventory: Azalea Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Photos: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dream Gardens Here is what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer and fewer blooms... Tasks: Azalea Trimming The previous owners planted a large series of geometric beds with azalea and juniper in... …

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Garden Inventory: Lantana

2013-03-23

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Ming Fern Asparagus (Aspargaus retrofractus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Azalea Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Books on Hold: The Drunken Botanist : The plants that create the world’s great drinks

2013-03-23

Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and requested from my local library. See more in the series at the end of this blog post. — Douglas The drunken botanist : the plants that create the world’s great drinks From Amazon.com… “Sake began with a grain of rice. [...]

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Books on Hold: Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant by Amanda Cohen Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and... Books on Hold: The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life by Margaret Roach Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and... Books on Hold: The Layered Garden: Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and... Elsewhere: Books: 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied crafts. Lots of great ideas here for reading online, from  your library or buying. I am... 2012 Gift Guide: The Great Potato Book The Great Potato Book A serendipitous look though the sorting shelves at my local library... …

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Garden Alphabet: Freesia

2013-03-22

Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They don’t get quite enough sun and so they are quite “floppy”, but they return every year like clockwork “Freesia is a genus of around 16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to the eastern side of southern [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) Castor Bean (Ricinus) While this plant is widespread throughout California, it is classified as an... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in... Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus) Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my... Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”   Link: Kniphofia from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Orange Paperwhites Garden... …

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Garden Budget: Plants and Supplies for March 2013

2013-03-22

I have decided to start spending a certain budget each month on improving the garden (~$100) and then blogging about it here on A Gardener’s Notebook. March starts the first month in the series and I am beginning by trying to “re-green” the back garden, which has suffered with over planting and too much shade [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 Here are a few things blooming in my garden today. Click to enlarge (From Top... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden

2013-03-21 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant 2 Aucuba, a Schefflera and an aralia to start the “re-greening” of the back garden, but I also find a small “pond” in the area I wanted to plant. Looks [...]

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Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden History: Your victory garden counts more than ever!

2013-03-21

It isn’t just during times of war that your Victory Garden counts. I wish that they had never gone out of style. Once food rationing finished and food was freely available again, most returned to there previous ways of life. Pity. Gardening brings so much more than just food. It can bring health, heart and [...]

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Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951 A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows... Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC) What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There... Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be... Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... …

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5 Years Ago: Photos: Lake Balboa Cherry Trees 2008

2013-03-21

I try to get out to to shoot pictures of the Japanese Cherry Trees at Lake Balboa, but didn’t make it out this year, unfortunately. Still, Timehop is great at reminding me of past events and these photos from 2008 popped up in my feed. It looks like it was a really nice bloom that [...]

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Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA A friend mentioned that the Cherry Trees at Lake Balboa near me here in Van... Lake Balboa Cherry Trees Bloom 2010 I only had a few minutes to drive through the park, but here are 3... One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms at Balboa Park, Los Angeles, CA        One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms at Balboa Park, Los Angeles, CA is... 5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring 5 Years ago this week, the Wisteria was starting to unfurl new leaves. 5 Years... Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy:... …

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

2013-03-20

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter [...]

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... …

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Garden Decor: Potting bench from old door

2013-03-20

Potting bench from old door I am always on the look out for a door like this — complete with the windows. I have one older door in the garden that could probably be re-purposed, but it is solid and very narrow — coming from the original, pre-ADA code part of our 1943 house. Still, [...]

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Homemade Potting soil and potting bench Update: 20120426: I came across this link on making  your own seed compost today and... Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door A lovely Tolkein-esque door spotted on Pinterest Source: bing.com viaHana on Pinterest   Garden Decor:... Elsewhere: DIY: Potting Bench from Censtational Girl via Pinterest Detailed build instructions for this potting bench over at Censational Girl… Source: centsationalgirl.com via Douglas... Project: Homemade Potting soil project I have been wanting to make my own potting soil for months now, but I... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Stoma

2013-03-19

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Stoma “In botany, a [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Petal This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’

2013-03-18

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and Gold-laced Primroses have been grown in gardens for centuries. This strain produces blooms of deep black-brown with a scalloped silver-white edge and a golden eye. Blooms are fragrant with stems just long enough for cutting, appearing in spring. It’s best [...]

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Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers!... Interesting Plant: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) I came across this photo of Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) on Pinterest and was immediately... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil

2013-03-18 :: Douglas E. Welch

This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along with some worm castings for added nutrients. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more! In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 003 In this update, Douglas plants some oregano and spinach seeds, pinches back the basil and... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... …

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Latest Issue of “Leaf” Magazine

2013-03-17

Here is a link to the most recent edition of the excellent, e-magazine, Leaf.   There is lots of great info to be had here, presented in a beautiful package. You can subscribe and get email notification for each new edition on the Leaf Web Site. Latest Issue of “Leaf” Magazine is a post from: [...]

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WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Thomas Lewalski was the randomly chosen winner of the Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower in... Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6! I can now announce a new project that revolves around this blog, A Gardener’s Notebook... Promo: Douglas interviewed on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast I recorded an interview with Joel and Holly over at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast... #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 I joined in on #gardenchat tonight and it was a fun ride. You can find... …

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Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

2013-03-16

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Garden Inventory: Ming Fern Asparagus (Aspargaus retrofractus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Lemon Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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App/Book: The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide – IInteractive Edition (iOS, iPhone, IPad, iPod Touch)

2013-03-16

One of my favorite gardening books, The New Sunset Western Garden Book, is now available for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The price is $19.99 and I am thinking of purchasing it for my iPhone. I think and iPad would be more usable, though, due to its larger screen size. I’ll have to look [...]

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2012 Gift Guide: Sunset Western Garden Book 2012 Sunset Western Garden Book 2012 This is a perennial regular in the gift guide and... Gardening Gift Guide #11: Sunset Western Garden Book #11 Sunset Western Garden Book This is a perennial regular in the gift guide. I... New Sunset Western Garden Book available I have written about the Sunset Western Garden Book in the past and always consider... Photo: Sunset New Western Garden Book, 4th Edition, 1979 I saw this at a client’s house and had to grab a quick shot. I... Free iPhone Garden App – Garden Pro – Today only! (6/7/2011) My friend, Mitch, over at Krayton Seminars just sent me a link to this iPhone... …

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Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)

2013-03-15

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in lovely little pond developed specifically for that purpose. This photo was taken at a water lily nursery near Fillmore, California, to our north. The lighting and setting was very nice, so I ended up shooting a lot of photos that [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus) Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my... Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) Castor Bean (Ricinus) While this plant is widespread throughout California, it is classified as an... Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Free garden wallpapers for October 2012 – Water Lily Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Garden Alphabet: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) Magnolia x soulangeana aka Tulip Tree or Saucer Magnolia is very popular here in the... …

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Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC)

2013-03-14

What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There is a sense of protection, enclosure and peacefulness. It is almost like the trees are keeping the dangerous outside world…outside. Of course, the wolves can always get through the woods, if they wish, bit as humans we still feel enclosure [...]

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Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be... Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951 A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Parasite/Parasitism

2013-03-13

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Parasite/Parasitism “Parasitism is a [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Petal This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Epiphyte This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more

2013-03-13 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 6s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your [...]

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Photo: Front Garden Panorama this morning

2013-03-12

Up early for school drop off this morning, so I grabbed this panorama in the early morning light. Click for full size image Photo: Front Garden Panorama this morning is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get... Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front steps Cyclamen in pot by front steps, originally uploaded by dewelch. A friend brought us this... Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden A short photo montage of a friend’s garden in Brentwood, California. Can’t see the video... Video: In the garden…Bees “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more!

2013-03-11 :: Douglas E. Welch
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Our ninth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 009″ on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube playlist [...]

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012 Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more! Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 007 – Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor

2013-03-11

Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers! This beauty has mounds of clover-like leaves. Gorgeous red and white spiral shaped flowers. Fine for gardens or baskets. Grows up to 12″ tall. Prefers full to partial sun. Blooms in summer. Hardy in zones 7-9. — from Direct Gardening [...]

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Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii... Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia... Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 018 – Seedlings, kale and a hanging pot

2013-03-10 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 5s

I check on seedlings in a recycled container, check on the kale and lettuce in the main pots and talk about my hanging pot that needs to be turned on occasion. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 018″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 012 – A new pot of lettuce A new pot of lettuce is added to the container garden. Can’t see the video... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004 In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... …

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Elsewhere: How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders from Houzz.com

2013-03-10

How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders Elsewhere: How Low Can Hedges Go? Discover Unusual Garden Borders from Houzz.com is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Elsewhere: Terra Cotta Garden Bed Borders You may have seen my past posts and videos about using wine bottles for garden... Elsewhere: Great article and examples of using astilbe in your garden from Houzz.com I am always looking for beautiful, low maintenance plants to use here in the garden... Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds  Recently from the Houzz.com newsletter… Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden A bounty... Pinterest: Great Design Plant: Paperbark Maple from Houzz.com I love maple trees and this article from Houzz.com on using Paperbark Maple helped me... Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden A short photo montage of a friend’s garden in Brentwood, California. Can’t see the video... …

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Garden Inventory: Lemon

2013-03-09

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Huge Sfusato Lemon – A cross between a lemon and citron My sister sent me this photo after we talked about these huge lemons in our... New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Spring is coming! Really, I Promise!

2013-03-09

  SPRING IS COMING! Living here in Southern California at this time of year, I like to offer hope to those of you living in colder climes — Spring is coming!!! I have eaten strawberries from my container garden already and have potatoes and onions rising from the soil. It will soon be the same [...]

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Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring... Photo: Grape tomatoes still coming on The grape tomatoes from the volunteer plant are still coming on. Can’t wait to see... Events: Spring Garden Tours in Southern California The Los Angeles Times has this overview of various garden tours happening in the LA... Tomatomania 2013 is coming! The annual Tomatomania events are scheduled and information is posted to their web site. Check... Video: 3 short scenes from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 I grabbed 3 short videos using the SocialCam iPhone app while at the Southern California Spring... …

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Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door

2013-03-08

A lovely Tolkein-esque door spotted on Pinterest Source: bing.com viaHana on Pinterest   Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... What Douglas Dug… Show 003 Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: In the garden…Bees “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more! Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Garden Alphabet: Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae)

2013-03-08

Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) I love morning glory, even though here in California they can get a bit invasive. This picture comes from a neighbors garden, as I really don’t have enough sun to grow them where I would like. The shocking colors make such a statement no matter what colors they  are against. Morning Glory [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) Castor Bean (Ricinus) While this plant is widespread throughout California, it is classified as an... Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus via Instagram   Link: Eucalyptus Information from Wikipedia Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus... Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Link: Bougainvillea information from Wikipedia Previously in Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Paperwhites Garden Alphabet:... Garden Alphabet: Lantana   Link: Lantana from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”... Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”   Link: Kniphofia from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Orange Paperwhites Garden... …

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Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England

2013-03-07

There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be it a large lake, small pond or even just awarer garden in a whiskey barrel, the look and sound of water is as attractive to we humans as it is to native wildlife. The biggest suggestion for those wanting to [...]

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Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951 A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows... Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With... Amazing photo collection of Southern California gardens (and more) at turn of 20th Century I came across mention of this new online collection from the Library of Congress via... …

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Product: Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook

2013-03-06

Here is another pretty product from A Gardener’s Notebook. I am pleasantly surprised how nice my photos look on these mugs. I recently ordered one of each to have here at the home office. Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook by douglasewelch Browse more products from A Gardener’s Notebook Product: Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s [...]

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Support the blog and podcast with A Gardener’s Notebook Mug Add a little Gardener’s Notebook to your desktop with this mug available from Zazzle. This... Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Photo: First Daffodil 2012 The daffodil foliage had been pushing up over the last few days, but as I... WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Thomas Lewalski was the randomly chosen winner of the Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower in... Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011 Here are the top Career Opportunities posts for 2011 according to page views. Check them... …

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Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report

2013-03-06 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 4s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. We check in on the potatoes and onion, azalea blooms, crape myrtle leaves and some neighborhood crows. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this [...]

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project   “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…January 30, 2013 – Potato! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Support the blog and podcast with A Gardener’s Notebook Mug

2013-03-05

Add a little Gardener’s Notebook to your desktop with this mug available from Zazzle. This is just the first thought that came to mind, but I am going to be developing some further products with my best garden-related photos in the future. A Gardener’s Notebook Logo Mug by douglasewelch Design your own personal coffee mugs [...]

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Promo: Douglas interviewed on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast I recorded an interview with Joel and Holly over at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Thomas Lewalski was the randomly chosen winner of the Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower in... …

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Photo: Container Strawberries

2013-03-05

Here are two photos of the strawberries coming ripe in my container garden. Photo: Container Strawberries is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more! The strawberries are fruiting, the seedlings are slowly doing their thing and some examples of... Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding flat Strawberries are almost ready to eat and watch as I turn a croissant container from... Video: Container Garden Update 016 – Strawberries ripening Strawberries are starting to ripen while other pots idle along. Can’t see the video above? Watch... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... …

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Tomatomania 2013 is coming!

2013-03-05

The annual Tomatomania events are scheduled and information is posted to their web site. Check out the events in your area and start planning what you might like to plant this year! — Douglas   TIME FOR TOMATOES! IT’S HERE! FINALLY! The season we’ve been waiting (and waiting…) for. SoCal ‘Maniacs, our event schedule starts [...]

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Updated: Coming this weekend! — Tomatomania 2012 dates announced! {EAV:f454b6e09db07d70} Tomatomania, the annual tomato seedling extravaganza has just announced it’s dates for 2012. It... Event: Tomatomania 2011 – Encino – March 25-27 It is almost time for Tomatomania again. This yearly event with both California and New... Event: Tomatomania 2010 Tomatomania is coming again to Encino, California and other locations both east and west. Check... Video: Tomatomania 2011: Scenes and Interview Douglas E. Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook visits Tomatomania 2011 in Encino, California. He interviews... Photos: Tomatomania 2011 I spent the day wandering around Tomatomania 2011 here in Encino, California today. Here are... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

2013-03-05

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Petal This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Cotyledon (Seed Leaf) This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding flat

2013-03-04 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 9s

Strawberries are almost ready to eat and watch as I turn a croissant container from the grocery store into a seeding tray complete with greenhouse top. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 017″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more! The strawberries are fruiting, the seedlings are slowly doing their thing and some examples of... Video: Container Garden Update 016 – Strawberries ripening Strawberries are starting to ripen while other pots idle along. Can’t see the video above? Watch... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... …

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Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

2013-03-04

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in wet, grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and [...]

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Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional... Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia... Interesting Plant: Coleus “Religious Radish” Mentioned by @SassyNancy during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat   Coleus “Religious... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... …

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Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013

2013-03-04

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s [...]

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Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Garden wallpapers for July 2012 – Sunflower Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Desktop Wallpaper for March 2012 – Daisies Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free garden wallpapers for December 2012 Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... Free Garden wallpapers for August 2012 – Morning Glory Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and... …

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Garden Inventory: Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

2013-03-02

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Azalea Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Photo: From the garden…

2013-03-02

From the garden today — for better or worse . Time for some Spring cleanup but enjoyable all the same! <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/welchwrite/8522265818/” title=”From the garden today — for better or worse . Time for some Spring cleanup but enjoyable all the same! by dewelch, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8522265818_fb9d3d92ce.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ alt=”From the garden today — for [...]

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Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage A short photo montage of what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer... Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden A short photo montage of a friend’s garden in Brentwood, California. Can’t see the video... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... Cleaning up rose bed number 2 After a busy weekend that didn’t allow for any time in the garden, I spent... Video: In the garden…Bees “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... …

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Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus)

2013-03-01

Castor Bean (Ricinus) While this plant is widespread throughout California, it is classified as an invasive plant and threatens to crowd out true native plants. That said, I have often seen this plant used as an ornamental in more temperate areas where is not hardy and therefore does not over-winter. This photo was taken during [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus) Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my... Garden Alphabet: Lantana   Link: Lantana from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”... Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus via Instagram   Link: Eucalyptus Information from Wikipedia Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus... Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”   Link: Kniphofia from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Orange Paperwhites Garden... Garden Alphabet: Orange   Link: Orange from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Paperwhites Garden... …

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A Gardener’s Notebook Videos for February 2013

2013-03-01

Here is a playlist of all the A Gardener’s Notebook videos I produced in February 2013. You can find all my past videos on my YouTube Channel. If you enjoy a video, please click the Like button or Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Doing that directly effects how many other people see my videos.   [...]

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Videos from A Gardener’s Notebook – January 2013 Here is a review list of all the videos I  produced for A Gardner’s Notebook... Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Garden Videos from Douglas’ YouTube Channel I have a collection of garden videos on my YouTube Channel. Here is the Gardener’s... Videos of the Month – November 2012 Here are the videos I produced, or participated in, during the month of October 2012.... …

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Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951

2013-02-28

A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows just that. Humans have an innate sense of gardening and growing, even if it isn’t required for our survival any longer. Perhaps it harkens back to those days when raising your own food was critical to life itself, Maybe gardening [...]

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Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900 When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only... Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With... …

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Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013

2013-02-27 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Reviewing potato growth and planting sweet potatoes from the pantry. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on [...]

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Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: Douglas E. Welch Update – February 2013 Blog Series, Podcasts, YouTube Channel and more! The first of what I expect to be regular monthly updates on the happenings on... Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Deadhead/Deadheading

2013-02-26

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Deadhead/Deadheading To Deadhead or [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Petal This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Conifer This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots

2013-02-25

Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional carrots can be difficult to grow. They split, they twist, the come to stunted if they meet with the slightest rock or obstacle in the soil. I have been looking at these Parisian-style carrots as a possible alternative. I think [...]

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Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Coleus “Religious Radish” Mentioned by @SassyNancy during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat   Coleus “Religious... Interesting Plant: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Mentioned during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” More information on Swiss Chard... Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia... …

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Video: In the garden…Bees

2013-02-25 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Some industrious bees in the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and [...]

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Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 003 – Tree trimming montage “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... …

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

2013-02-24

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter [...]

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Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 016 – Strawberries ripening

2013-02-24 :: Douglas E. Welch
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Strawberries are starting to ripen while other pots idle along. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 015″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables in Containers from Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable Gardening in Containers and Small Spaces from About.com [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! In this update, Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! An overview of the containers... Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more! The strawberries are fruiting, the seedlings are slowly doing their thing and some examples of... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners and the cucumber that..er…might not... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... …

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Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina

2013-02-24

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus)

2013-02-22

Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my garden, adding to the small group that was here when we first purchased this house. I love their shining yellow faces at this time of year. They provide such a show during this time when most of the trees are [...]

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Garden Inventory: Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Alphabet: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) Magnolia x soulangeana aka Tulip Tree or Saucer Magnolia is very popular here in the... Video: Planting daffodil bulbs A short video montage of some work I did in the garden today. I purchased... Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia Photo posted via Instagram Link: Brugmansia on Wikipedia Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia is a post from:... Garden Alphabet: Nandina Link: Nandina on Wikipedia.org Photo posted via Instagram Garden Alphabet: Nandina is a post from:... …

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5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring

2013-02-22

5 Years ago this week, the Wisteria was starting to unfurl new leaves. 5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping The wisteria that covers our back pergola has always struggled. Like some other gardeners have... Photo: Wisteria in the sun Our wisteria vines have sprung into leaf this week. It is always quite amazing how... Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007 A look back into past years in the garden. Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007... Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy:... …

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Garden History: Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900

2013-02-21

When I came across this photo, it immediately reminded me of my one and only visit to the city in 2000. With a 2 1/2 year old boy in tow as we made our way from London, to Paris, to Rome and then to visit family in Sicily, parks were a big part of our [...]

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Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With... Garden History: A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard Yesterday we spent most of the day on the south slope of Mount Etna (Mongibello... …

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Elsewhere: Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Ideas for a Woodland Garden from Houzz.com

2013-02-20

Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Ideas for a Woodland Garden Elsewhere: Let Nature Inspire Your Landscape: Ideas for a Woodland Garden from Houzz.com is a post from: A Gardener's Notebook Subscribe to A Gardener's Notebook using RSS | Follow @gardenersnotebk on Twitter | Like AGN on Facebook

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Elsewhere: Gardeners Champion Nature’s Cause in the City from Houzz.com Gardeners Champion Nature’s Cause in the City from Houzz.com Click arrows above to see all sections... Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds  Recently from the Houzz.com newsletter… Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden A bounty... Photos: Engaging Nature Design Garden at Southern California Spring Garden Show      Click for larger images Garden designed and created by: Sarah’s GardensSarah’s Garden 714.916.3106... Elsewhere: Great article and examples of using astilbe in your garden from Houzz.com I am always looking for beautiful, low maintenance plants to use here in the garden... Pinterest: Great Design Plant: Paperbark Maple from Houzz.com I love maple trees and this article from Houzz.com on using Paperbark Maple helped me... …

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Garden Vocabulary: Fungus

2013-02-19

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Fungus A fungus (pron.: [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Epiphyte This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Conifer This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Humus This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... …

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Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima

2013-02-18

Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons I love this frittillaria. It is so striking in both shape and color. I could imagine one of my triangular beds in the front garden filled with a mass of these, waving in the breeze. From White Flower Farm [...]

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Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” Mentioned during #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” More information on Clematis “Fascination”: Clematis... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Mentioned during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” More information on Swiss Chard... Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information... …

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Garden Inventory: Ash Tree (Fraxinus)

2013-02-17

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Ash tree in Winter Ash tree in Winter, originally uploaded by dewelch. A blustery day here in Los Angeles.... Photo: Plums (Italian: pruna/susina) with ash from Mount Etna Plums (Italian: pruna/susina), originally uploaded by dewelch. Here are some lovely, tiny, plums that were... Garden Inventory: Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Video: In the garden…Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California

2013-02-16 :: Douglas E. Welch
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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate [...]

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Photos: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA

2013-02-16

I am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate of publisher and former ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The grounds now feature this new visitor center and beautiful gardens which act as [...]

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Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I... Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With... Event: Bugs and Brews at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden – Thursdays through June 21 Bugs and Brews – May 24 – Jun 21 More information from the Rancho Santa... Photos: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dream Gardens Here is what is blooming in our garden today. We get fewer and fewer blooms... Tree Trimming 2012 – 2 photos and some notes. More to come later! It is tree trimming day here at A Gardener’s Notebook. In between dashes outside to... …

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Garden Alphabet: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

2013-02-14

Magnolia x soulangeana aka Tulip Tree or Saucer Magnolia is very popular here in the San Fernando Valley. I find myself passing these small trees almost everywhere I drive these days. Perhaps I am noticing them more, too, as this is the time of year when they call seem to bloom together. It is a [...]

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Photo: Magnolia Blossom (Open) Magnolia Blossom (Open), originally uploaded by dewelch. Another photo from our little neighborhood walk yesterday.... Photos: Magnolia Blossom Unfolding magnolia blossom here in our neighborhood   Photos: Magnolia Blossom is a post from:... Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus via Instagram   Link: Eucalyptus Information from Wikipedia Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus... Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia Photo posted via Instagram Link: Brugmansia on Wikipedia Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia is a post from:... Garden Alphabet: Nandina Link: Nandina on Wikipedia.org Photo posted via Instagram Garden Alphabet: Nandina is a post from:... …

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Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930

2013-02-14

Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around the world. According to Flickr: The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when Flickr released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. Both Flickr and the Library were overwhelmed by the positive response to the project! [...]

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Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Garden History: A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895 Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around... Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping The wisteria that covers our back pergola has always struggled. Like some other gardeners have... Photo: Wisteria in the sun Our wisteria vines have sprung into leaf this week. It is always quite amazing how... Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard Yesterday we spent most of the day on the south slope of Mount Etna (Mongibello... …

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Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon

2013-02-13 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Visiting friends today, I found myself sitting beside her beautiful backyard Koi Pond with my iPhone. Of course, I had to take some footage to share with you. After a few minutes [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Petal

2013-02-12

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Petal Petals are modified [...]

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Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Fruit This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Cotyledon (Seed Leaf) This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself... Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many... …

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Video: Container Garden Update 015 – Pot Placement

2013-02-11 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

Keeping tree roots out of the containers and where the containers are situated in my garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 015″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables in Containers from Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable Gardening [...]

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Video: Container Garden Update 012 – A new pot of lettuce A new pot of lettuce is added to the container garden. Can’t see the video... Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 004 In this update, Douglas talks about his blighted tomatoes, more kale, spinach seedlings, cucumbers growing... Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach... Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles Frost? In Los Angeles? You bet! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden... …

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Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination”

2013-02-11

Mentioned during #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” More information on Clematis “Fascination”: Clematis “Fascination” from Thompson & Morgan Growing Clematis from White Flower Farms     Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla Lily Black [...]

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Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or... Interesting Plant: Coleus “Religious Radish” Mentioned by @SassyNancy during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat   Coleus “Religious... Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information... Interesting Plant: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Mentioned during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” More information on Swiss Chard... Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Quite a striking flower. Even though it is more deep purple than true black, it... …

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Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants

2013-02-10

Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy: Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Wikipedia The Dry Garden: Matilija poppies take the stage, showgirls of Southern California slopes from The Los Angeles Times Romneya coulteri, Matilija Poppy from La Pilitas Nursery Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation [...]

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Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos... Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino Spotted on L.A. at home… April 23: The annual wildflower show and native plant sale sponsored... I Like This – March 11, 2010 2010 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour: Theodore Payne Nursery Store – March 11, 2010... Event: Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold March 17, 2011 Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold... Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007 A look back into past years in the garden. Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007... …

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Video: Douglas E. Welch Update – February 2013 Blog Series, Podcasts, YouTube Channel and more!

2013-02-10

The first of what I expect to be regular monthly updates on the happenings on the blogs, podcasts and YouTube Channel. Thank you so much for your likes, subscriptions, follow, circles and more. They really do make a difference, especially as I transition from day-to-day computer consulting to my new role as New Media Consultant, [...]

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Garden Videos from Douglas’ YouTube Channel I have a collection of garden videos on my YouTube Channel. Here is the Gardener’s... Gardening videos on the Douglas E. Welch YouTube Channel Each of my blogs has a section on my YouTube Channel where you can check... Gardening playlist from Douglas’ YouTube Channel You can find mangy garden videos over on my YouTube Channel. You can subscribe to... All About Douglas – Choose what you want to see and hear from me in 2013! I have a lot of interests, as most of you already know. Therefore, I have... Video: Container Carrot Update Douglas gives a quick update on his container carrot project. Can’t see the video? Watch... …

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Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra)

2013-02-09

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants [...]

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Male pollen cones on black pine Male cones on Black PIne (?), originally uploaded by dewelch. I believe this tree is... New Series: Garden Inventory: Eucalyptus Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and... Interesting Plant: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) I came across this photo of Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) on Pinterest and was immediately... Garden Inventory: Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo) Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... Garden Inventory: Azalea Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees... …

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Garden Alphabet: Squirrel

2013-02-08

While not a garden plant, squirrels are ubiquitous in gardens, especially here in North America. Therefore, I feel they are appropriate for inclusion in the Garden Alphabet.   Photo: Douglas E. Welch Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots [...]

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Garden Alphabet: Bonsai   Photo: Douglas E. Welch Bonsai (盆栽?, lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray... Garden Alphabet: Orange   Link: Orange from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Paperwhites Garden... Garden Alphabet: Lantana   Link: Lantana from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”... Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus via Instagram   Link: Eucalyptus Information from Wikipedia Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus... Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker”   Link: Kniphofia from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Nandina Orange Paperwhites Garden... …

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Video: In the garden…Koi Pond

2013-02-03 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 1s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Visiting friends today, I found myself sitting beside her beautiful backyard Koi Pond with my iPhone. Of course, I had to take some footage to share with you. After a few minutes [...]

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Video: In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012

2012-12-30 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, planting onion sets…finally.   Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…Planting Onions – December 30, 2012″ on YouTube    Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. [...]

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Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012 “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden,... Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go! “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… November 22, 2012 – Denise & Pam’s Desert Garden “In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my... Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup “In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in... …

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What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more!

2012-12-20 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 6s

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 008″ on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube [...]

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 007 – Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast Our second episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items... Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 005 – Cool Gardening Items from August 2012 Our fifth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... What Douglas Dug… Show 003 Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I... …

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Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012

2012-12-16 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, the second third of my daffodils go in. Only one more third to go! Yes! Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012″ on YouTube   Watch [...]

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Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go!

2012-11-27 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 2s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, the second third of my daffodils go in. Only one more third to go! Yes!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 009 – Movin’, movin’, movin’

2012-11-26 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

In this update, Movin’, movin’, movin’ to find better sun for the containers. This time to the other side of the driveway. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 009″ on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden? In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe... Video: Container Vegetable Garden Update 005 In this update, Douglas talks about bolted lettuce, strawberry runners... Video: Container Vegetable Update 008 – Squirrels a-diggin’ In this update, It’s Fall, so the Squirrels go a-diggin’, another... Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more! In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe... Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 002 In this update we harvest some kale for our soup... …

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Video: In the garden… November 22, 2012 – Denise & Pam’s Desert Garden

2012-11-24 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 2s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today is our first “In the garden…” where we visit another garden in the California area. In this case, it is the garden of my sister, Denise, in Indio, California (near Palm [...]

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 007 – Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!

2012-11-19 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 14s

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 007″ on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube playlist [...]

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Video: In the garden… Ep 003 – Tree trimming montage

2012-11-16 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 1s

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, a montage from the major tree trimming we had here on Wednesday. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 003″ on YouTube Please Like this video and/or subscribe [...]

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New Book by Douglas: “From A Gardener’s Notebook”

2012-11-12 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 2s

Can’t see the video above? Watch “From A Gardener’s Notebook Book Trailer” on YouTube My latest book is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store — “From A Gardener’s Notebook“. This book is a collection of essays about gardening and what it means to be a gardener. I have been writing for “A Gardener’s Notebook” [...]

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Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting

2012-11-07 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 8s

“In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 002″ on YouTube Please Like this video [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Squirrels a-diggin’

2012-11-05 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 6s

In this update, It’s Fall, so the Squirrels go a-diggin’, another try at spinach and a bit of container cleanup. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 008″ on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES [...]

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Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup

2012-10-13 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 5s

“In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today we finish pruning some black pines, talk about some non-fruiting zucchini and cleanup our failed tomatoes. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 001″ on [...]

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Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more!

2012-10-08 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 10s

Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, Gates, structures, walls and more! Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 006″ on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube playlist Find links [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 007 – Parsley, chives, basil and more!

2012-09-26 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 3s

In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding a new container for parsley and chives with a new container watering system test. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 007″ on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this [...]

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Video: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Cultivator Review

2012-09-22 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 8s

Douglas reviews Troy-Bilt’s TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Cultivator as part of his membership in the Saturday6, Troy-Bilt’s group of gardening bloggers. You can find out more about the Saturday6 on Troy-Bilt’s web site. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Operated Cultivator” on YouTube  Watch the “A Gardener’s Notebook” Playlist for all related [...]

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Video: Container Vegetable Update 006 – What’s growing in our container garden?

2012-09-11 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 9s

In this update, Douglas talks about strawberry runners, a cantaloupe on the vine and adding a new container for parsley and chives with a new container watering system test. Music: “Whiskey on the MIssissippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 006″ on [...]

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Pumpkin flower [Flickr]

2012-07-16

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Tomatomania 2012 dates announced!

2012-02-24 :: Douglas E. Welch
Length: 19s

Tomatomania, the annual tomato seedling extravaganza has just announced it’s dates for 2012. It looks like they have added a few new locations, too. Each Tomatomania has hundreds of different varieties of tomatoes ready to take home to your own garden and kick start your Summer growing. Here is a video I shot last year [...]

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Video: Planting daffodil bulbs

2011-10-29

A short video montage of some work I did in the garden today. I purchased a bag of 75 daffodil bulbs to expand my existing plantings a week or so ago. Here in Southern California, our bulbs start to sprout as soon as the first substantial rains appear,…

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Video: Review of Troy-Bilt TBHT57 Electric (Cordless) Hedge Trimmer

2011-10-17

Here is my video review of the Troy-Bilt TBHT57 Electric (Cordless) Hedge Trimmer. A complete written review will be coming soon. - Watch "Review of Troy-Bilt TBHT57 Electric (Cordless) Hedge Trimmer" - iPod Ready Video  …

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Clean roof [Flickr]

2011-09-17

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Together, all three of us, finished the roof cleaning. Now we are ready for the Fall and Winter rains

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Video: How-To: Wine bottle edging for your garden beds project

2011-09-10

Douglas takes you through a project using wine bottles to edge a garden bed. This is a great recycling project and easy enough that anyone, even kids, can help out. - Watch "Wine bottle edging for your garden beds" - iPod Ready Video…

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2011-09-05

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2011-08-15

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2011-02-03

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Audio: 5th Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

2010-12-20

A Christmas Gift from A Gardener's Notebook! Sunday marked our 5th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. We had some new voices this year and had a great time as usual. You can listen to the entire show using the link below.…

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Seedlings [Flickr]

2009-04-13

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