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August 2014

Audio: Douglas appears on “Back to my Garden” with Dave Ledoux – BTMG 012: California Sweet Potato Strategy with Douglas Welch

I recorded this podcast with Dave Ledoux from the “Back to my Garden” podcast a few weeks ago. Check out more great gardening info on the Back to my Garden web site and subscribe to the podcast — Douglas BTMG 012: California Sweet Potato Strategy with Douglas Welch Listen to Back to my Garden Episode 12 […]

Parks in our own backyard… from A Gardener’s Notebook

“I believe urban parkland starts with our own gardens. We need to share our gardens and our gardening knowledge with others so that we can move away from the endless expanses of expensive lawns and into a more naturalized landscaping that not only looks better but costs less to maintain. Part of this sharing involves […]

Nature shows Summer’s End – End of the Day for August 24, 2014

Originally from End of the Day from My Word with Douglas E. Welch The high temperatures here in the San Fernando Valley don’t seem to indicate it, but Summer is on the wane. The Autumnal Equinox that marks the beginning of Fall is less than a month away on September 22, 2014. Of course, our […]

Noted: 5 Historic Gardens In Los Angeles And Their Fascinating Stories via LAist

5 Historic Gardens In Los Angeles And Their Fascinating Stories via LAist Gardens possess a certain magic, and that’s especially true of historic gardens that seem to capture a specific moment in time. California’s oldest gardens tell stories of old Hollywood and even Spanish colonization. As the end of summer draws near, it’s the perfect […]

Photo: Little sunflower in the garden via #instagram

Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Orchids at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2014 | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram Photo: Purple Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 via #instagram Photo: Canyon Sunflower in the breeze (animated gif) Photo: Here comes the […]

Video: Liquidambar styraciflua seed pods open over course of 4 days – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 24/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting… A quick view of liquidambar styraciflua seed pods opening and releasing their seeds over the course of 4 days. I plan on doing an actual timelpase of this process in the near future, too. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle […]

Video: In the garden…August 21, 2014: Checking out the potting bench and the back garden – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 22/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting… Checking on on the potting bench today and a short view of the back garden after tree trimming 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 […]

Noted: 4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard via Modern Farmer

4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard via Modern Farmer One of the first landscaping changes we made upon moving into our new house last year was getting rid of several sprawling, weed-ridden mounds of winter jasmine that were choking the life out of all the plants in our front yard. […]

Garden Decor: Fountain made from concrete leaves

Fountain made from concrete leaves I have posted about concrete leaves on A Gardener’s Notebook in the past (See Casting concrete leaves from/for the garden), but this fountain takes it to the next level. I knew I had to post this as soon as soon as I saw it. I am disappointed that I can’t […]

Flowering Now: Hibiscus

Hibiscus in the neighborhood Walking back home after dropping off our car at the repair shop for some maintenance, I spotted this hibiscus. I loved the way it sort of quivered in the light breeze, so I shot a short (9 sec) video to use here along with with an animated gif. Something a little […]