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July 2012

Video: Making Limoncello Part 1

Douglas makes Limoncello, an Italian lemon liquor or digestivo using lemons and grain alcohol. Part 2 will follow in a few weeks after the first step in the process is completed. Start your batch today and join in the fun. Commments/Questions: Send email to agn@welchwrite.com or call 818-804-5049 to leave a voice mail. Can’t see the video above? Watch […]

Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate via Pinterest

I came across this on Pinterest today and it really struck me. There are many ways you could execute this, depending on your space and supplies. Sure to make an impact in your garden. Source: bhg.com via Amy on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate Elsewhere: Garden Tool Storage […]

Photo: Pumpkin flower

I caught this lovely pumpkin flower in all its glory the other morning and wanted to share it here. The pumpkin plants are small, but they seem to be throwing off some particularly grand flowers. I hope they end up leading to actual pumpkins down the road. Read more on this topic: Photos: Pumpkin Flowers […]

Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

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 Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location WINNER: Troy-Bilt […]

Project: Wine bottle waterer

It is hard to call this a project at all, as there is nothing to build and no tools involved. I had seen this done in a number of places and there are even custom-made water globes that you can buy for large sums of money. Our heat wave continues apace today so I figured […]

Photo: Zucchini Update

Here is what the zucchini looked like 4 days ago… …and here is what they look like as of yesterday evening (3 days later)… We are having a bit of a heat wave here in Los Angeles at the time and the zucchini seem to be responding well to it. True leaves have been put […]

Elsewhere: Garden Tool Storage example from Pinterest

Here is a lovely example of garden tool storage I found on Pinterest.com. Were I so well organized in my own life. (HA!) Still, we can all learn from such examples. We don’t have to do everything in the example, but sometimes just doing one small part is enough. Examples are supposed to be used […]

What Douglas Dug… Show 003

Our third episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 002” on YouTube Watch Previous Show  – “What Douglas Dug… Show 001” on YouTube Watch Previous Show  – “What Douglas Dug… Show 002” on […]

Photo: Zucchini Sprouts

A week ago my wife sliced open a zucchini given to us by a friend and found quite a few mature seeds. She has been on quite a growing kick lately, so she planted a few of these seeds in the bed where pumpkins are already growing. The pumpkins were also a hand-me-down as they […]

In the neighborhood…July 7, 2012

A quick walk in the neighborhood this evening turned up these sites.  The mimosa trees in the neighborhood are all in bloom. These are pretty on the tree but make an awful mess on the lawn and sidewalk as they begin to drop. This grape vine has swamped the hedge that it is growing on. […]