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September 2014

Noted: Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot via Houzz

Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Seattle Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Banyon Tree Design Studio I don’t know about you, but where I live (USDA zone 6) it’s been a long, hot, dry summer. With triple-digit temperatures for most of the summer, my containers look worse for […]

Fall arrives with the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere

As of 10:28EDT yesterday, August 22, 2014, Fall has officially arrives here in Los Angeles. Of course, our temperatures and lack of rain almost make a mockery of this seasonal arrival, but it is a process to note. if only to mark our progress from one season to the next. Los Angeles has 4 seasons, […]

Friction…from A Gardener’s Notebook

“One of the essentials to reconnecting with your garden is making it frictionless to move from other activities to gardening activities. You should be able to move from one to the other without more thought than it takes to get out of bed in the morning. If there are any impediments between what you are […]

Video: In the garden…September 19, 2014: Taking more sweet potato cuttings for neighbors

Taking more sweet potato cuttings from our prunings to clear other areas of the front garden and potting them up or rooting them in water so I can give them to our neighbors. 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 […]

Video: Hummingbird at Feeder, Van Nuys, CA

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Noted: Concrete Large Leaf Birdbath via WooHome

Noted: Concrete Large Leaf Birdbath via WooHome If you’re still looking for a handmade bird bath to decorate your garden and yard, then we recommend this project. This natural looking bird bath will create a stunning watering place for the birds in your yard. It’s easy to make, works with any large leaf. Find out […]

Noted: Design Sleuth: Terra Cotta Window Boxes by Meredith Swinehart via Gardenista

Design Sleuth: Terra Cotta Window Boxes by Meredith Swinehart via Gardenista Terracotta Window Boxes from Amazon.com Earlier today, I wrote about the courtyard terrace of an Airbnb stay on the island of Ischia, Italy. (See Airbnb Visit: Under the Radar Near Capri.) From that perch, I could peek into the tiny urban gardens of surrounding […]

Noted: 6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting via Houzz

 6 Unsung Bulbs for Fall Planting via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Hyattsville Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Clinton & Associates, PC Landscape Architects   Next year’s garden may seem far away, but you can get it off to a great start by planting spectacular bulbs this fall. Some add much-anticipated color to the bare winter […]

Garden Alphabet: Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) A little early in the season, perhaps, but this poinsettia photo comes from a collection of photos I took in 2002. I often return to my archives to find good examples of flowers and plants I haven’t highlighted before here in Garden Alphabet. We actually have one poinsettia from a few years […]

Noted: Only an iPhone Was Used to Create This Archive of Backyard Wildlife via Gizmodo

Only an iPhone Was Used to Create This Archive of Backyard Wildlife via Gizmodo This is indeed a different kind of wildlife photography. Instead of going to exotic corners of the globe, Joshua White combs the foliage of his own backyard in making hundreds of finely-detailed images. White takes a scientific approach to collecting specimens […]