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June 2010

Nasturtiums have sprouted!

Nasturiums have sprouted!, originally uploaded by dewelch. Almost to the time listed on the seed package I see that most of the nasturtiums I planted have sprouted. A quick count shows around 80-90% germination. It is good to see them come up. I can only imagine what they will look like when we return from […]

Looking to speak with UK Allotmenteers

Image by muggers! via Flickr One thing I am looking to do is grab some audio and video with allotment gardeners in the UK. I hear so much about allotments and the various reasons people garden there and I want to take some time to talk with them and get their thoughts and advice. I […]

New Nasturtiums

I am on a kick to green up the garden this season, even if we are entering the hot part of the year. To that end, I have recently upgraded some irrigation using soaker hoses and today, on a whim, I planted some nasturtiums (seed packet in picture) in the patio bed outside the back […]

Video: Water features from nature – Water in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest

Images from a short walk in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest, just north of Los Angeles. While these shots are out in the “wild” mountains north of Los Angeles, there is a gardening link. If and when you design a water feature in your garden, it pays to go out and take a look at […]

I Like This – June 2, 2010

Not to be missed … a secret garden in Wiltshire! – June 2, 2010 Read more on this topic: Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010 I Like This – February 18, 2010 I Like This – May 18, 2010 I Like This – February 25, 2010 I Like This – May 11, 2010

Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk

Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk, originally uploaded by dewelch. The jacarandas are in bloom here in LA. A great bright purple show that takes place every year. Read more on this topic: Brugmansia seen on my walk Passiflora found along our walk today Daffodils 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walk at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife […]

Brugmansia seen on my walk

Brugmansia seen on my walk, originally uploaded by dewelch. Came across this lovely Brugsmansia on my walk today. Read more on this topic: Passiflora found along our walk today Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walk at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area