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July 2013

Video: In the garden…July 21, 2013: Onion and Sweet Potato Harvest

Back in the garden after our Ohio vacation visiting family and touring colleges, we harvest our onions and sweet potatoes and learn how to have a better crop next time. Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes […]

Video: Container Garden Update 34: Success, Failure and somewhere in-between

I am checking out the potting bench after almost 2 weeks away and inspect the successes, the failures and the in-between. One big success was the germination of a pine tree seedling. I wasn’t sure they would sprout at all, but this might lead us to a living Christmas Tree in the coming years. Can’t […]

Photo: Onion and Sweet Potato Harvest Today

I’ll have a complete “In the garden…” video out a little later this evening, but here are 2 photos of our onion and sweet potato harvest today. About 10 of small onions went into a pot of our family-recipe pasta sauce, which is bubbling away on the stove as I type. I am going to […]

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 […]

In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

In the neighborhood is a collection of video and photographs gathered here in my own Southern California neighborhood. What’s happening in your neighborhood. Share some of your photos with AGN readers and myself in the comments. In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) It is obviously the time of the year when the Crape Myrtle bloom prolifically […]

Garden Alphabet: Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

Garden Alphabet: Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) While most often classified as a weed, there is something about Queen Anne’s Lace that calls out to most people. A weed indeed, but long stands of it along the roadside and in fields carries a certain charm and beauty all its own. Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) Daucus […]

Video: Ohio Bunny Hides from the Rain

Now granted, rabbits aren’t something a gardener wants to see in their vegetable patch, but this backyard bunny at our Aunt’s house in Garfield Heights, Ohio is pretty darn cute. He headed under the picnic table just as the skies opened up with thunder, lightning and rain. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Ohio Bunny […]

Photo: Sweetgum (Liquidambar) seed pods

I passed these seed pods forming on the neighborhood trees on our evening walk. I’ll keep an eye on them, and others in the neighborhood, and try to gather some seeds to continue the propagation project here in the garden, More Liquidambar at Wikipedia Read more on this topic: Photo: Liquidambar Color for Fall and […]

Interesting Plant: Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Tricolor)

Interesting Plant: Tricolor Beech  (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Tricolor) I came across a couple of these trees on our recent Ohio trip and was struck by their beauty every time. According to my reading, they are a bit slow growing, but they would be well worth the time for such a beautiful specimen tree. After only a […]

Photo: A lovely garden seat | Schoepfle Garden – Birmingham, Ohio

A scene from Shoepfle Gardens in Birmingham, Ohio from our recent trip back to visit family. After 27 years in Los Angeles, the green always seems so vibrant and rich whenever we return. The pond, the trees and green everywhere made this an inviting place to sit and think for a while. (Click for full size […]