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February 2013

Garden History: John & Lizzie Wilson from Boston in Bradenton, Florida, 1951

A garden can grow wherever you wish. This scene of “Snowbirds” over-wintering in Florida shows just that. Humans have an innate sense of gardening and growing, even if it isn’t required for our survival any longer. Perhaps it harkens back to those days when raising your own food was critical to life itself, Maybe gardening […]

Video: In the garden…Potatoes, sweet potatoes and blog series update – February 27, 2013

“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. Reviewing potato growth and planting sweet potatoes from the pantry. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on […]

Garden Vocabulary: Deadhead/Deadheading

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! Deadhead/Deadheading To Deadhead or […]

Video: In the garden…Bees

“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. Some industrious bees in the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and […]

Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots

Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional carrots can be difficult to grow. They split, they twist, the come to stunted if they meet with the slightest rock or obstacle in the soil. I have been looking at these Parisian-style carrots as a possible alternative. I think […]

Video: Container Garden Update 016 – Strawberries ripening

Strawberries are starting to ripen while other pots idle along. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 016” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables in Containers from Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable Gardening in Containers and Small Spaces from About.com […]

Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina

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 […]

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

Garden Alphabet: Daffodil (Narcissus)

Daffodil (Narcissus) I have been planting daffodils over the last 3-4 years here in my garden, adding to the small group that was here when we first purchased this house. I love their shining yellow faces at this time of year. They provide such a show during this time when most of the trees are […]

5 Years Ago in the Garden: Wisteria in the Spring

5 Years ago this week, the Wisteria was starting to unfurl new leaves. Read more on this topic: Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping Photo: Wisteria in the sun Video: In the garden…February 13, 2013 – Potatoes, onions, wisteria and lemon Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007 Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne […]