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October 2012

One Year Ago: Daffodil planting in 2011

Last year at this time. Funny I have another bag of 75 bulbs just like it waiting to go in the ground right now! Last year at this time. Funny I have another bag just like it waiting to go in the ground right now! Read more on this topic: Video: Planting daffodil bulbs Photo: […]

Elsewhere: Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway!

My fellow Saturday6 member, Kylee Baumlee, is giving away one of these cool compost buckets. This could be the one that finally meets all my criteria. I have been making-do with this container or another, but this system seems like it might make my composting life just a bit easier. Leave a comment on Our […]

Pinterest: Lovely Brick Path

I love the way that brick just settles into its environment and seems to have always been there, even when newly installed. It naturalizes into a garden very well and very quickly. This lovely garden path came up in my Pinterest feed today and I re-pinned it both so I could remember it myself and […]

Join A Gardener’s Notebook’s Google+ page

Since the latest changes at Facebook, it looks like most members of the AGN web page aren’t seeing the updates presented there. In light of this change, I am promoting the use of the AGN page on Google+, if you like to consume our content in that type of online environment. Check it out!   […]

Pinterest: More recycled doors as garden gates

Here is another example of hoe to use recycled materials in your garden, These recycled doors make an interesting and cut entry into the garden while keeping varmints and critters out. Source: google.com via Susan Jane on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate […]

Pinterest: Great Design Plant: Paperbark Maple from Houzz.com

I love maple trees and this article from Houzz.com on using Paperbark Maple helped me to remember why. I only wish maples grew better here in Southern California. They need a cold period each year, though, to really thrive like they do back in my hometown in Ohio. Source: houzz.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read […]

Photo: Palm Tree in the Neighborhood

I love the “golden hour” sunlight on this large, and old, palm tree in the neighborhood this week. Read more on this topic: Photos: Today in the neighborhood Don’t dump that Christmas Tree! Photo: Fig harvest from our large volunteer tree Palm Trees using Toonpaint for iPhone Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood

Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions

I have been thinking more and more about vines and rambling roses lately, and a trellis like this could certainly be part of my plans. This pin from Sunset Magazine even has build instructions so you can make it yourself. Source: sunset.com via Jackie on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: Garden Seating integrated […]

Elsewhere: Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds | Inhabitat

Big article on storing and saving your seeds for next year’s garden. Always nice to have a helpful reference to remind you of proper practices and way to make things easier, as well as ensuring you have viable seed for next Spring. Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds from Inhabitat Read more […]

Pinterest: Excellent cottage garden path

I would love to be able to build such a lush garden here in Los Angeles, but it seems the dry weather, and the number of mature trees I have, limits the possibilities. I love the way the plants and flowers spill over the path. It just makes it feel so exuberant. The rambling rose […]