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June 2012

Elsewhere: Worms Eat My Garbage …

My fellow Saturday6 blogger, Kylee Baumle over at Our Little Acre has a great story on getting started with her own worm composter. It sounds like it was quite an adventure, but one that is destined to return great rewards. I haven’t really investigated vermicomposting much as I have so much of all types of […]

Look what I got in the mail! Troy-Bilt Tools!

As part of my association with Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am allowed to select several review and giveaway items each year. My most current choices were these cordless tools from their product line. My garden is small enough the I really don’t need gas-powered tools for the light work I do, so these tools fit right […]

Photos: Magnolia Blossom

Unfolding magnolia blossom here in our neighborhood   Read more on this topic: Photo: Magnolia Blossom (Open) Photo: Orange blossom time here in Southern California Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival, March 19-20, 2011 Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA Photos: Today in the neighborhood

Event and Photos: Altadena Community Garden and Farmers Market

We stopped by the Altadena Farmer’s Market today and ran across the adjacent Altadena Community Garden. We got a short tour of these amazing gardens and also found that this weekend they will be having their 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair. “June 30, 2012 marks the 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic […]

Elsewhere: Gardeners Champion Nature’s Cause in the City from Houzz.com

Gardeners Champion Nature’s Cause in the City from Houzz.com Click arrows above to see all sections and click captions to visit the article online Read more on this topic: Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds I Like This – Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture Free […]

Photos: Friends in the garden Part 2

Sunday was our annual summer garden party, which we have held each of the 16 years we have lived in this home. It is always great to have our friends by to sit and talk in the cool shade of the garden. Can’t see the slideshow above? View the entire set on Flickr Read more […]

Photos: Friends in the garden

Yesterday was our annual summer garden party, which we have held each of the 16 years we have lived in this home. It is always great to have our friends by to sit and talk in the cool shade of the garden. Can’t see the slide show above? See all the photos on Flickr! Read […]

Video: Garden Scene June 24, 2012

A short scene from our garden today. Don’t see the video above? Watch “Garden Scene June 24, 2012” on YouTube Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Pinterest Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Twitter Like […]

Photos: Pumpkin Flowers

A few months ago I smashed a pumpkin into a newly made hole in the garden. We had had a tree removed and the pit where the stump had been seemed a good location to build up a garden bed. I added some compost to the whole, dumped in the pumpkin, chopped it up to […]

Photo: Bug-bitten kale

It didn’t take long for the bugs to find the kale transplants I put out 2 days ago. When they had been in the shade the butterflies really didn’t take much notice, but once I moved them into the sun, bingo! I noticed a Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) fluttering about the plants and it looks like […]