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May 2012

Event: The Los Angeles Zoo Docents’ Garden Boutique and Bake Sale – Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

What do flowers & flour have in common? The Los Angeles Zoo Docents’ Garden Boutique and Bake Sale Benefiting the LA Zoo Docents’ National 2012 AZAD Conference – an annual conference, this year inviting zoo and aquarium docents from all over the U.S. to enjoy the hospitality of Southern California. We invite you to support […]

Topsy Turvy planter finally put to use

> We finally got around to planting this Topsy Turvy tomato planter that our friends gave us last season. It took a fortuitous combination of events to make it happen, though. First, I made a batch of homemade potting soil to use in the planter. Second, our local Orchard Supply Warehouse had a sale on […]

Photos from Saturday6 2011 Kick-off meetup

As I enter my second season as part of the Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 program, I thought I would re-share the pictures from our big kickoff last May at the Troy-Bilt world headquarters. It was great meeting all my fellow Saturday6 bloggers, playing around with new equipment, seeing and eating great food at Chef’s Garden and finally, […]

Mulch for the garden paths…and a little unexpected excitement

We noticed a tree service truck in the neighborhood that had a load of wood chips that was mainly that, wood, rather that the typical load that contains more leaves than wood. We had been thinking of a project for a long time and this finally set it into motion. After visiting Descanso Gardens years […]

Photo: Garden work today. Volunteers gladly accepted! via Instagram

Garden work today. Volunteers gladly accepted!  Read more on this topic: Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram Couldn’t you use garden tool storage close to your work? In the garden today – April 23, 2011 Free iPhone Garden App – Garden Pro – Today only! (6/7/2011) Rose Bed Cleanup Today

Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location

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. Read more on this topic: Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and […]

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 am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]

Grass in my garden journal

An Instagram photo of some fountain grass that I sketched in my garden journal. Read more on this topic: Grass cleanup: Before and After Today: Purple Fountain Grass cleanup Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE) Video: Grass: A Short Essay In the garden this morning…the fortnight lily. (Dietes)

Video: California Carnivores from CoolHunting.com

Typically Cool Hunting focuses on art and style type of stories, but this recent video on Carnivorous plants caught my eye for sharing here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Enjoy! — Douglas From CoolHunting.com… “In our latest video we trekked out into the beautiful farmland outside Sebastopol, California to visit California Carnivores, North America’s largest carnivorous […]

Book Giveaway: DK Simple Steps to Success – Shrubs and Trees

I have been looking through my book stack and found this nice, little, book to offer as an AGN Giveaway item. Complete the options in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You can get up to 3 entries by commenting on this post, following AGN or Twitter or giving AGN a Like on Facebook. Giveaway […]