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October 2012

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 – Search by location and keyword Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter […]

Pinterest: Combine pallet wood, old table and a whole bunch of succulents into this living table

Step by step instructions on how they changed an old table in to a lovely tabletop succulent garden. It is always great to see unique re-use/recycle projects that create something beautiful for the home. In this case, the plants probably cost more than the reset of the structure, but the result is excellent, I can […]

Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup

“In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today we finish pruning some black pines, talk about some non-fruiting zucchini and cleanup our failed tomatoes. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 001” on […]

Pinterest: A Organ Pipe Cactus Wall

Wow, what an elegant wall for a desert garden. This looks to be Organ Pipe Cactus (Lemaireocereus marinates) and a little research shows that it has often been used for natural fencing in the past. You can find more information through this Google Search on Organ Pipe Cactus. Like hedges in the UK, I love natural barriers for […]

Pinterest: Quite an elegant — and green — outdoor dining table

How about a living table for your outdoor dining, complete with a rivulet down the middle? This striking table caught my eye as I scrolled through my Pinterest feed the other day. It looks to be constructed of COR-TEN steel and would be a permanent structure wherever it were built. It would certainly be a […]

Also on WelchWrite.com: #KitchenParty: Healthy recipes throughout the holidays – 8pm EDT/5pm PDT

I write on a lot of different topics here on WelchWrite.com, some of which you might also be interested in. Infrequently, I like to share events that are happening on the other WelchWrite blogs. I hope you find them interesting — Douglas Join us for our next KitchenParty show and live chat on Thursday, October […]

Event: Native and Drought Tolerant Garden Maintenance Workshop – La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Native and Drought Tolerant Garden Maintenance Workshop Date: October 13 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Contact: Linda Fults, 818.790.1964 Where: La Canada Public Library, 4545 Oakwood Avenue, La Canada Join La Canada Valley Beautiful and FormLA Landscaping in maintaining the 5 drought tolerant Gardens of the World demonstration gardens at the La Canada Public Library. […]

Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more!

Our sixth episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, Gates, structures, walls and more! Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 006” on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube playlist Find links […]

My Favorite Garden Things – September 2012

Here are my favorite shared garden items for September 2012. Please let me know in the comments if you find any of the particularly useful. I’ll keep my eye open for similar items — Douglas Garden / 5 Perennial Veggies to Plant Once and Enjoy… Forever Garden / Great Design Plant: Astilbe DIY/Projects / Repurpose […]

Free garden wallpapers for October 2012 – Water Lily

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s preferences. Desktop Wallpaper   iPad/Tablet Wallpaper iPhone5/Smartphone Wallpaper […]