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November 2012

2012 Gift Guide: Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees

Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees I understand that this might be a little specialized for most gardeners, I thought the idea was wonderful for anyone who might happen to have a stand of sugar maple on their properties. We all need a place to start and what might begin with 3 buckets […]

2012 Gift Guide: DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop

DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop DollarSeed.com owner, David Moffitt, is another regular on the weekly #gardenchat and knows quite a bit about seeds, starting, planting and harvesting. I love to highlight small, independent businesses where I find them, so I hope that you will  check out DollarSeed.com. All packs of seed are $1 ($5 for […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner

Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner As I have headed back into the garden recently, I remembered how much I like my Fiskars PowerGear Pruner. These have lasted for a long time with just a little sharpening every now and then. When I do the big rose pruning job at the end of each year, these are […]

Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go!

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, the second third of my daffodils go in. Only one more third to go! Yes!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of […]

2012 Gift Guide: Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too: The Modern Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Food

Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too: The Modern Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Food I heard about this book from the writer, who is a regular attendee of the weekly #gardenchat Twitter chat. His handle is @cityslipper. The book is chock-full of great ideas on how to preserve the bounty of your garden […]

Video: Container Vegetable Update 009 – Movin’, movin’, movin’

In this update, Movin’, movin’, movin’ to find better sun for the containers. This time to the other side of the driveway. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 009” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. […]

2012 Gift Guide: Garden Hod harvest carrier

Garden Hod harvest carrier A great little carrying basket for your harvest trips through your garden. Dirt falls right through and you can even hose off vegetables outside for a neater trip inside. Comes in a variety of sizes to match your garden needs. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield […]

2012 Gift Guide: Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle

Bon-Aire HN-10C Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle  We have a couple of these hose nozzles here in the garden and love them. Whether you are trying to gently water-in new transplants or blast grit and grime off your boots (or the side of the house) there is a setting on this nozzle. Rather than discrete settings, […]

Video: In the garden… November 22, 2012 – Denise & Pam’s Desert Garden

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today is our first “In the garden…” where we visit another garden in the California area. In this case, it is the garden of my sister, Denise, in Indio, California (near Palm […]

2012 Gift Guide: Wells Lamont Wet and Muddy Latex Coated Gardening Glove

Wells Lamont Wet and Muddy Latex Coated Gardening Glove It is always great to have a pair of these latex-coated gloves around for those wet tasks in the garden. I use them for mixing up potting soil, harvest compost and working in the garden after a recent rain. Sure, we all like to get our […]