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Douglas E. Welch

Video: Garden Morning – A slice of life video

Just a quick slice of life video of what it looks like in my garden today. Watch “Garden Morning” – iPod Ready Video Read more on this topic: Video: Rain in Los Angeles Video: Hummingbird around water fountain – Short – 8 secs Video: Grass: A Short Essay Video: Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs – […]

Photo: Nasturtium

Another shot from the neighborhood. I really like Nasturtium and need to find a sunnier place to grow them. I had a small patch, but it died out over the last few years. Sun, sun, sun is always the problem. I enjoy this large patch whenever I walk past. It is on my usual 2-mile […]

Question: Would you use recycled wine bottle edging around your garden beds?

Click to answer on the AGN Facebook Page… Examples of wine bottle edging from Google Images Read more on this topic: Question: What are your garden planting plans this season? AGN is now on Facebook Abbey Green, Bath, UK

Photo: Talking gardens and gardening at Troy-Bilt Saturday6 event

I love talking garden (heck, I like talking in general) and I think you can see that demonstrated in this photo taken by wife. This woman brought in a sample of a rose covered with aphids. I knew immediately what it was and gave her a few ideas for reducing their population. As I do […]

Elsewhere Online: Strip Mall Gardening By fellow Saturday6 member, Jennah Watters

Strip Mall Gardening By Jennah Watters Looking for garden inspiration? See what’s growing at the local strip mall! Check out the plants — annuals and perennials—common in industrial landscaping (shopping centers, apartment complexes, pre-fab communities) in your area.  These plants are hard workers. They survive, and often even thrive, on neglect. Perennials grow and spread easily, […]

Photo: Saturday6 Lunch Menu at Culinary Vegetable Institute

Here is the menu for our Saturday6/Troy-Bilt lunch at the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio. Wow! What a meal! The produce was fresh, fresh, fresh and even I, a non-veggie-loving individual, loved it. The beets had been stored since last November in their custom-built root cellar and had sweetened over the months. I am […]

Meet Meems: A fellow Saturday6 blogger hosts a Troy-Bilt demo and garden Q&A

From Hoe and Shovel… Meet Meems :: Saturday6 Gardening Q & A at Lowe’s Cynthia “Meems” Glover from Hoe and Shovelhttp://www.hoeandshovel.com Cynthia lives and gardens in her beloved native state of Florida only a short distance from the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico. She is a blogger, freelance writer, amateur photographer, Master Gardener, and […]

Photo: Microgreens – You can try this yourself

One of the big (?) products at Chef’s Garden, Inc. is microgreens. While you might typically think of bean sprouts and other sprouted seeds, microgreens cover much wider ground. They include items like micro-arugala and various types of basil, pea sprouts, mints, and even sweet corn shoots. They also sprout some seeds in the dark […]

Video: The Jacarandas are in bloom

I love the purple jacaranda blossoms that cover the city this time of year. Some complain about the sticky blossoms that fall, but it seems a small price to pay for such a startling display of purple. Here in LA we have entire streets lined with the trees and it is a bit surreal to […]

Video: Hummingbird around water fountain – Short – 8 secs

A very short video of the hummingbird the flit around my head as I worked in the garden today. Look sharp and you will see it. Watch “Hummingbird around water fountain” – iPod Ready Video Read more on this topic: Video: Grass: A Short Essay Video: Water features from nature – Water in Millard Canyon, […]