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October 2011

Video: Planting daffodil bulbs

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, so I wanted to make sure and […]

Well ^%$&@(*&! What happened to the sun?

My day work as a computer and new media consultant and several family commitments have kept me out of the garden a lot lately. This is a pretty usual situation, but sometimes I sneak out into the garden after dinner to do a few small tasks. No matter the envy-producing weather that Los Angeles benefits […]

Review: Troy-Bilt TBHT57 Electric Hedge Trimmer

Troy-Bilt TBHT57 Electric Hedge Trimmer Note: This device uses TBCHG 20 Volt Battery Charger and TB20B 20 Volt Lithium Ion Battery which must be purchased separately (Troy-Bilt provided this product as part of my membership in the Saturday6 program, but they do not control the contents and opinions of this review) One great benefit of […]

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

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   * Troy-Bilt provided this product as part of my membership in the Saturday6 program, but they do not control the contents and […]

Elsewhere: Teapot Garden Fountain/Waterfall

This looks like it would take a lot of work, but the impact of something like this in your garden is undeniable. I imagine the sound would be enjoyable, too. From greenwellies,tumblr.com and Pinterest user Robin Johnston Read more on this topic: DIY Recycle: Coffee Can bird feeder Recycle: Detergent Bottle Watering Can

DIY Recycle: Coffee Can bird feeder

A very nice recycle use of a coffee can for a bird feeder. I especially like the use of the lids as the seed retainers. With paint or without, I think it would be a pleasant addition to your garden and a great, easy project to do with kids.   Read more on this topic: […]

I Like This – October 9, 2011

A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week. Seeing Trees – Book Review – October 7, 2011 – This sounds like a good book to curl up with on a cold Winter’s night. I have added it to my Goodreads.com To Read list. Available on Amazon from the WelchWrite Bookstore. Pin and Paper: […]

Recycle: Detergent Bottle Watering Can

Found on Pinterest.com… Convert a plastic detergent bottle into a serviceable watering can. Great way to recycle! Source: hawaiigardening.blogspot.com via Douglas on Pinterest     Read more on this topic: Video: Watering seedlings made easy Project: Bottle Garden Bed Edging Video: How-To: Wine bottle edging for your garden beds project Question: Would you use recycled […]

Photo: A rainy day in the garden…

A few photos from an infrequently seen rainy day here in Southern California. Click to view individual pictures full size on Flickr Read more on this topic: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2010 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 Photo: Oaks, acorns and an unidentified spider that needs a name Photo: Gardenias and […]

Photo: Grape tomatoes still coming on

The grape tomatoes from the volunteer plant are still coming on. Can’t wait to see that first tinge of red. Weather The weather prediction is for cool weather coming and maybe even rain on Wednesday. That reminds me I need to go get some seed packets so I can plant some areas to fill in […]