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November 2011

Photo: Fallen Leaves

It looks like got quite a bit of wind while we were visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. When we returned, we were created with this blanket of elm leaves coating everything in the front yard. Despite it looking like Fall, our temperatures have been in the mid-to-upper 70’s. Blah! I think I have Seasonal Effective […]

Elsewhere: Video: TedTalks: A Garden in My Apartment

A great talk on a system to building a garden anywhere you have available space and light. Does it give you some thought? It sure does that for me. Check it out! and let me know what you think in the comments. Could you use this in your house or apartment? Would you try it […]

Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer – A Review and Giveaway!

My fellow Saturday6 blogger, Kylee, over at Our Little Acre is giving away a Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder and you can enter with just a comment on her blog. I reviewed an older model back in 2008 and it is a monster…in a good way. It can take your garden waste and turn it into wonderful […]

Photo: Elm tree leaves turn for Fall

Elm tree leaves turn for Fall, originally uploaded by dewelch. It seems like the Elm and Locust trees just discovered it was Fall. Within just a few days they have changed color and are dropping leaves at a high rate. We don’t get a lot of Fall color here in Los Angeles, but these provide […]

Elsewhere: Enviro-Cakes terrarium giveaway at Our Little Acre

I entered this giveaway for this cool take on a terrarium from one of my fellow Saturday6 members — Douglas Earlier this year, I received a new product introduced by Batson’s Foliage Group, a family-owned business in Florida, called Enviro-Cakes™. I’d read about it in their newsletter, wrote to Kelley to tell her how awesome I […]

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Keep in touch with all the events and info at A Gardener’s Notebook! Join our mailing list today!   Subscribe to our mailing list Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6! Get A Gardener’s Notebook via email Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy […]

A few things done (or at least doing!)

I took a few minutes today to get the last 30 or so daffodil bulbs in the ground. We are expecting a significant storm over the weekend, so it is the perfect time to finish up that job. While I was out putting these bulbs in the ground I saw our first bulbs of the […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce book

I have a copy of this book to give away and the contest will run for the next 2 weeks. You can enter with a comment here on the blog post, following the @gardenersnotebk twitter account or Liking the AGN page on Facebook. You can read my review of this book in this blog post […]

Gardening Tips – Recent collection from @gardenersnotebk on Twitter

Here is a collection of recent tips shared on the @gardernersnotebk Twitter feed… [Tip] Get your garlic in the ground now, before the freeze, for a big crop next Summer. [Tip] Go to your garden. Sit down — on the ground — and run your fingers through the soil. It brings ideas to mind, doesn’t […]

Rain, glorious, rain!

Finally. What more can you say? While we had a short dose of rain a few weeks ago, it did almost nothing for the dry as parchment soil. Hopefully our day long bout of steady rain will soak a little deeper this time. Even more, I hope it bodes the beginning to our Winter here […]