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March 2013

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/Garden Jobs Available – Search […]

Garden Vocabulary: Stoma

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! Stoma “In botany, a […]

Video: Container Garden Update 19: A failed container, worm castings and some new basil

This time I talk about a failed container, add more basil to the pots, along with some worm castings for added nutrients. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on any of the web and social media sites linked below! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container […]

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and Gold-laced Primroses have been grown in gardens for centuries. This strain produces blooms of deep black-brown with a scalloped silver-white edge and a golden eye. Blooms are fragrant with stems just long enough for cutting, appearing in spring. It’s best […]

Latest Issue of “Leaf” Magazine

Here is a link to the most recent edition of the excellent, e-magazine, Leaf.   There is lots of great info to be had here, presented in a beautiful package. You can subscribe and get email notification for each new edition on the Leaf Web Site. Read more on this topic: WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf […]

Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

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 […]

App/Book: The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide – Interactive Edition (iOS, iPhone, IPad, iPod Touch)

One of my favorite gardening books, The New Sunset Western Garden Book, is now available for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The price is $19.99 and I am thinking of purchasing it for my iPhone. I think and iPad would be more usable, though, due to its larger screen size. I’ll have to look […]

Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in lovely little pond developed specifically for that purpose. This photo was taken at a water lily nursery near Fillmore, California, to our north. The lighting and setting was very nice, so I ended up shooting a lot of photos that […]

Garden History: “Villa Sciarra,” George Wurts house, via Calandrelli, Rome, Italy. (LOC)

What is there so special about overarching trees, even relatively young one’s like these. There is a sense of protection, enclosure and peacefulness. It is almost like the trees are keeping the dangerous outside world…outside. Of course, the wolves can always get through the woods, if they wish, bit as humans we still feel enclosure […]

Video: In the garden…March 14, 2013 – Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more

“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. Sweet Potatoes rising, an unknown squash and more. 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 […]