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September 2013

Video: Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) – Van Nuys, CA – September 26, 2013

Silent footage of the Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) taken September 26, 2013 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Previous footage of the Cooper’s Hawk can be found here Music: “Tranquility” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License     Watch more wildlife videos in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video […]

Interesting Plant: Symphyotrichum oblongifolius (Purple Aster)

Interesting Plant: Symphyotrichum oblongifolius (Purple Aster) Discovered via Pinterest User, Jennifer Coots I see these asters here in the neighborhood every year, although I don’t have any of my own. That said, it would fit the purple and gold theme in the front garden quite well. I love purple in almost all its shades, so it would […]

Video: In the garden…September 21, 2013: Deadheading the roses, and talk about fences and power lines

** The sweet potatoes and roses are doing fine, but what has happened to all our new seedings? Heat, raccoons, squirrels and more! We deadhead some roses, check out other rose blooms and talk about power lines and fences. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “Troy-Bilt TBC57 Cultivator Review for […]

Container Garden Update 41: Pots are filling up, radishes go to seed and time to harvest

The watering system is making everything come alive. The radishes bolt in the high heat and it is time to harvest some oregano and peppermint for drying. See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 6    Subscribe on YouTube:       Watch on YouTube Watch […]

Garden Vocabulary: Parterre

Parterre gardens, with their air of formality, aren’t for everyone, but I would guess it is one of the most popular garden styles even today, long after its first invention. Today’s gardens, especially here in the US, tend to lean towards more casual styles, but you will see elements of the parterre garden style in […]

Interesting Plant: Hemerocallis ‘Derrick Cane’ (Daylily)

Interesting Plant: Hemerocallis ‘Derrick Cane’ (Daylily) Discovered via Pinterest User, Tams Christoph Another dark — almost black — flower. I don’t’ know what attracts me to these dark colors, but I do love them in almost any variety of plant. It may be because they are so striking in contrast to the sunlit garden and green foliage […]

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 […]

Event: Plant Sale and Garden Boutique Fundraiser – Sunday. September 15, 2013 – Noon until 3pm

This event is being hosted by some friends and docents from the Los Angeles Zoo. If you like gardening, and helping out a great cause, stop by and check it out. — Douglas Plants for Pongos!! Orangutans eat plants, we sell plants. The Great Ape Keeper Team, Docents, Volunteers, and Staff of the Los Angeles […]

Video: In the garden…September 11, 2013: Roses, sweet potatoes and our missing seedlings

** The sweet potatoes and roses are doing fine, but what has happened to all our new seedings? Heat, raccoons, squirrels and more! Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch […]

#gardenchat tonight at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT – Join us!

<a href=”http://twubs.com/gardenchat”>#gardenchat</a> #GardenChat is a weekly, online, Twitter chat about all things gardening! Read more on this topic: Food: Join the “Kitchen Party” Live tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 #gardenchat: What’s New for 2013? – Read the transcript Five garden-related Twitter Chats to check out Also on WelchWrite.com: #KitchenParty: […]