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February 2012

New Sunset Western Garden Book available

I have written about the Sunset Western Garden Book in the past and always consider it my go-to guide for gardening info. The great news is that there is now a new edition of the book available. My own copy is a bit old now, probably from around 1996, so it might just be time […]

Events: Spring Garden Tours in Southern California

The Los Angeles Times has this overview of various garden tours happening in the LA area. My only issue is that most of them seem very pricy. Garden tours should be open to as many people as possible. With high prices we risk perpetuating the snobbish appeal of gardens much like that of wine or […]

Photo: Oh to be so organized in my garden shed

I came across this picture on Pinterest the other day. For the record, this looks NOTHING like my garage where my garden tools are stored. I only WISH it did. Still, I guess it is something to strive for. It is certainly true the being organized can help you get things done in less time […]

Recall: ECHO Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

I don’t often see a lot of recalls, but this one caught my eye on Google+ a little while ago. ECHO Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers […]

Photo: Wisteria in the sun

Our wisteria vines have sprung into leaf this week. It is always quite amazing how quickly they can go from dead looking stems to luxurious growth. No flowers this year, unfortunately, but I hope removing a tree recently might give them enough light to flower next year. Read more on this topic: Photo: Wisteria leaves […]

Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers

I love to see folks reusing and recycling old materials and this pallet trellis looks to be as simple as they come. Attach some supports to the side and you have a trellis for growing cucumbers, squash and just about anything else that likes to climb. Source: earthlytenthomestead.wordpress.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Read more […]

Striking Photo of Lavender Fields and Farmhouse

I came across this photo on Pinterest.com and was struck by the amazing colors. Source: tumblr.com via Douglas on Pinterest     Read more on this topic: Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 All About Douglas – Choosing what you want […]

Photo: Pond at Japanese Garden

Pond, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2004 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. This is one of the most popular garden-related posts […]

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 there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. Tea Room “Shoseian” Whispering Pine Teahouse & Friendship Garden info from the City of Glendale […]

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 there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. Matiija Poppy I took this shot at the Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native […]