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October 2014

Video: Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve 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 past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like […]

Video: In the garden…Beauty in the garden – butterfly and hibiscus in bloom – October 18, 2014

An “In the garden…” short. Beauty in the garden in the form of a butterfly and a lovely hibiscus bloom. 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 past episodes of […]

Video: In the garden…Basil galore and more from the potting bench – October 15, 2014

Our transplanted basil cuttings are taking off well and I check in on the potting bench for a quick look at our bauhinia seedlings, lavender cuttings 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 […]

Noted: Field Guide: Smoke Bush by Kendra Wilsonvia via Gardenista

Field Guide: Smoke Bush by Kendra Wilsonvia via Gardenista The color of the leaves, the contrast with other plants, the light shining through: for many this is the point of Smoke Bush. For others, it’s all about the flowers that look like puffs of smoke at the tips of this singular bush. Read More “Noted” […]

Interesting Plant/Fungi: Sulphur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus)

Sulphur Fungus (Laetiporus sulphureus) Walking north into downtown Van Nuys I spotted this amazing example of a sulphur fungus growing in the crook of a tree. It was so brightly colored it almost look artificial. Such a fungus doesn’t bode well for the health of the tree as it is a sign of internal decay, […]

A Garden Journal from A Gardener’s Notebook

  “A gardening journal can be a wonderful place to retire when heat, cold or weariness keep us at a distance from our gardens. In this busy world, business and travel keep us away from our gardens more than we like. On your next long flight, why not take your journal with you. You can […]

Noted: Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista

Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista Planters as sculpture: handmade clay vessels from Belgian-based Atelier Vierkant function as art for the garden. In the US, the planters—which “explore the possibilities of organic minimalism in form and surface texture”— are available from Interieurs, the newly opened Avenue Road in New York, and at […]

Noted: A New View Of Trees, With Chris Earle via A Way to Garden

A New View Of Trees, With Chris Earle via A Way to Garden WHAT I VISUALIZE when I hear the word “tree” changed after a conversation with forest ecologist Christopher Earle, a co-author of two new titles in the Princeton Field Guides series: “Trees of Eastern North America” and the corresponding Western volume. Are you […]

Video: In the garden…Neighborhood Seed Gathering – October 10, 2014

Showing off the seeds I have gathered in my neighborhood in hopes of propagating some new plants for my own garden. 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 past episodes […]

Video: Working Honey Bee

A honey bee during a neighborhood seed gathering walk. Read more on this topic: Video: La ‘Bee’ In Rose Building a Native Bee Box Video: Activity of local wild bee hive Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: Container Garden Update 28: Lettuce harvest and working through the potting bench