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January 2013

Video: In the garden…Potato Planting Project

“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, a Potato Planting Project. Can you turn leftover pantry potatoes into more food? Let’s see! Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video […]

Garden Vocabulary: Epiphyte

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! Epiphyte An epiphyte is […]

TomatoU tele seminar series from Tomatomania and Ardenwoods Edibles

Join Tomatomania and Ardenwoods Edibles for TOMATO U, a three part TELESEMINARFebruary 11, 18 and 25JOIN US! sign up at:http://www.ardenwoodsedibles.com/teleseminar/tomatou/ Learn everything you’ll need to know about growing tomatoes in three 90-minute class meetingsaccess via phone or your computer — handouts — Q&A opportunity and some special goodie giveaways. Read more on this topic: Updated: Coming […]

Interesting Plant: Coleus “Religious Radish”

Mentioned by @SassyNancy during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat   Coleus “Religious Radish” from Proven Winners. (Solenostemon scutellarioides) More information on Coleus:   Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Black Forest Calla Lily Black Bamboo Read more on this topic: Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Interesting Plant: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) Video: […]

Promo: Douglas interviewed on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast

I recorded an interview with Joel and Holly over at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast and it will be released this Wednesday, January 16, 2013 on their web site. Here is the promo for that show… Subscribe to A Gardener’s Notebook via iTunes, follow AGN on Twitter or Join the AGN Mailing List to get […]

Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

Frost? In Los Angeles? You bet! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 011” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video. Music: “Whiskey on the […]

Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles!

According to my go-to weather prediction and history site, WeatherSpark.com, we did indeed drop below 32F last this morning around 5-6am. Luckily, it only remained below freezing for about about an hour. A friend reported frost on their car this morning, so that seems to confirm that frost did hit, at least in certain areas […]

Garden Inventory: Azalea

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Alphabet: Lantana

  Link: Lantana from Wikipedia.org Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker” Nandina Orange Paperwhites Read more on this topic: Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker” Garden Alphabet: Orange Garden Alphabet: Eucalyptus Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Garden Alphabet: Nandina

Elsewhere: The Real Hollywood – Toyon

My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net has a great write up on one of our California natives and what it provides for the animals that live here. Keri always has lots of great content on the animals and environment of California on her blog. I highly recommend you check it out — Animalbytes.net. The Real […]