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September 2014

Noted: Why Pathways Are Such A Compelling Element In The Garden via Gardening Gone Wild

Why Pathways Are Such A Compelling Element In The Garden via Gardening Gone Wild When I began to learn about garden design, I became intrigued with paths – no – make that obsessed. Maybe it dates back to my childhood memories of The Wizard of Oz. Who doesn’t remember when Dorothy reaches a crossroads on […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Arctostaphylos Glauca Nourishes and Delights via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Arctostaphylos Glauca Nourishes and Delights via Houzz Landscape by San Francisco Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds As with many manzanitas, big berry (Arctostaphylos glauca) has an architectural structure with dark red seasonally peeling bark and sinuous branches that add a sculptural sensibility to a rugged or natural […]

Interesting Plant: Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)

Blue Flax (Linum lewisii) Such pretty blue flowers. I could see these spread throughout a meadow or cottage garden. I don’t have a lot of blue flowers in my garden, as I tend more towards purples, but these would be a nice addition. It would also be great if I could get them to naturalize […]

High-tech/High-touch…from A Gardener’s Notebook

“My life has always been filled with such anachronistic examples. I actively seek out ways to integrate both “high tech” and “high touch” parts of my life. This is one of many reasons I am drawn to gardening. After hours of facing the computer screen nothing brings you back to reality like a few minutes […]

Video: In the garden…September 5, 2014: Basil back in the garden and containers

Our basil cuttings are ready to add to one of my retrofitted raised beds and also into one of the containers, as a backup. 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 […]

Event: Maintenance Manuals for Residential Native Plant Gardens with California Native Plant Society – Tue, Sept, 9. 2014

The Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society  is pleased to present the following public program at 7:30  pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Sepulveda Garden Center 16633 Magnolia Boulevard, Encino, CA (just west of the intersection of Hayvenhurst and Magnolia) Program: Maintenance Manuals for Residential Native Plant Gardens Presenter: Ellen Mackey is a Senior Ecologist who […]

Event: Veggiepalooza at Fullerton Arboretum – September 13 & 14, 2014

  Fullerton Arboretum to Host Fall Veggiepalooza Seedling Sale September 13thand 14th, 2014 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Members Only Presale September 13th 8:30 – 10:00 AM The potting Shed will offer over 150 varieties of vegetable plants, herbs and seeds for the fall and winter garden. Learn how to grow fall and winter vegetables […]

Video: In the garden…September 3, 2014: Sweet Potato Starts for Everyone!

  Anyone need any sweet potato starts? I have more than I know what to do with. Perhaps give some to the 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 read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all […]

Noted: Patio-Perfect Berry Bushes Like You’ve Never Seen via Houzz

Patio-Perfect Berry Bushes Like You’ve Never Seen via Houzz Landscape by Lowell Garden & Landscape Supplies Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.   I have fond memories of my granddad’s garden. He grew all the fruit and vegetables for our family, and I spent many summer days helping him pick the sun-kissed berries, sampling more […]

Noted: 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Clogs and Ankle Boots by Erin Boyle via Gardenista

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Clogs and Ankle Boots by Erin Boyle via Gardenista Given the choice, I’d go barefoot. It doesn’t matter if it’s sand between my toes or fresh garden mud, I like the feeling of my bare feet planted directly on the earth. When I was younger, my sisters and I had contests […]