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March 2013

Garden History: Whitworth Gardens, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England

There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be it a large lake, small pond or even just awarer garden in a whiskey barrel, the look and sound of water is as attractive to we humans as it is to native wildlife. The biggest suggestion for those wanting to […]

Product: Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook

Here is another pretty product from A Gardener’s Notebook. I am pleasantly surprised how nice my photos look on these mugs. I recently ordered one of each to have here at the home office. Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook by douglasewelch Browse more products from A Gardener’s Notebook Read more on this topic: Support […]

Video: In the garden…March 6, 2013 – Crape Myrtle and Crows, along with a potato/onion status report

“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. We check in on the potatoes and onion, azalea blooms, crape myrtle leaves and some neighborhood crows. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this […]

Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

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! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening […]

Support the blog and podcast with A Gardener’s Notebook Mug

Add a little Gardener’s Notebook to your desktop with this mug available from Zazzle. This is just the first thought that came to mind, but I am going to be developing some further products with my best garden-related photos in the future. A Gardener’s Notebook Logo Mug by douglasewelch Design your own personal coffee mugs […]

Tomatomania 2013 is coming!

The annual Tomatomania events are scheduled and information is posted to their web site. Check out the events in your area and start planning what you might like to plant this year! — Douglas   TIME FOR TOMATOES! IT’S HERE! FINALLY! The season we’ve been waiting (and waiting…) for. SoCal ‘Maniacs, our event schedule starts […]

Photo: Container Strawberries

Here are two photos of the strawberries coming ripe in my container garden. Read more on this topic: Video: Container Vegetable Update 010 – Basil and peppermint and spinach and strawberries! Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more! Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding […]

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in wet, grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and […]

Video: Container Garden Update 017 – Strawberries and preparing a recycled container into a seeding flat

Strawberries are almost ready to eat and watch as I turn a croissant container from the grocery store into a seeding tray complete with greenhouse top. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 017” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables […]

Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]