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December 2012

“The goal of sketching in the garden is to see things more clearly…”

From A Gardener’s Notebook by Douglas E. Welch… “The goal of sketching in the garden is to see things more clearly not necessarily make a perfect reproduction of them on paper.” Download a sample of this book, or buy your own copy, via Amazon.com. ** You can read Kindle books on nearly any device including […]

Garden Vocabulary: Hybrid/Hybridization

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Hybridization “The process of […]

Video: Poinsettia Care from Bostdorff Greenhouse, Bowling Green, Ohio

A good, short video on poinsettia care from Bostdorff Greenhouse in my old college town of Bowling Green, Ohio. I got my Bachelor’s Degree from BGSU between 1982-1985. It is also where I met my wife of 26.5 years on the first night of my Fall Semester. Cool, huh? Link: Bostdorff Greenhouse Web Site Link: Bostdorff […]

Elsewhere: Simple Container Plantings for Intriguing Garden Design from Houzz.com

We have added some containers in the last few months, mainly to provide food-growing areas in the sunnier places in the garden. This article mainly deals with the decorative element of containers, but there is no reason these containers couldn’t be filled with wonderful food items. Then you get beauty in the garden and on […]

Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012

“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. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012” on YouTube   Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or […]

Elsewhere: Detailed wreath-making instructions from Houzz.com

Check out this step-by-step wreath-making demonstration. Make a Traditional Fresh Holiday Wreath the Easy Way Read more on this topic: Video: Making Limoncello Part 1 Video: Making Limoncello Part 2 Photo: Limoncello Making: Day 10 Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001

News: 2012 Gift Guide Complete, new blog and podcast series, and more! Send me your feedback!

2012 Gift Guide Completes! As the shipping window begins to close on this holiday season, and after 115 different items,  our 2012 Gift Guide comes to an end. I hope you have found my suggestions useful, practical and enjoyable and hope you have found gifts for your friends, family and yourself. Some of these items […]

Horticulture/Garden 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 – Search […]

2012 Gift Guide: Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More

Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More Voted Best Graphic Design by the Garden Writers Association From Amazon.com… “You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner — part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative — will show you how. Projects run the gamut from […]

2012 Gift Guide: Microwave-heated Plant Press

Microwave-heated Plant Press Kylee Baumlee over at Our Little Acre (and fellow Saturday6 members) posted this plant press to her own Gardening Gift Guide and it quickly reminded me of the one my son and I would use when he was very young. He loved to collect flowers from the garden and press them to preserve […]