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Douglas E. Welch

2012 Gift Guide: Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it

Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it MIchael Ableman leaves his own farm in Canada in order to visit other organic farmers throughout the United States. He is on a search for “real food” among all the industrial agriculture that farming has become. The people […]

2012 Gift Guide: In a Mexican Garden: courtyards, pools and open-air living rooms

In a Mexican Garden: courtyards, pools and open-air living roomsGina Hyams, Melba Levick, Photographer Gorgeous photograph of all aspects of Mexican homes and gardens. I especially liked the outdoor bathrooms with all their tile or rough stone. Sure to generate lots of ideas for your own home and garden. More 2012 Gift Guide Items: Do […]

Photos: Liquidambar trees provide a small touch of Fall color for Los Angeles

We aren’t know for our Fall color here in Los Angeles, but the ubiquitous Liquidambar trees do provide a little. These photos are from a neighbor’s tree.  Read more on this topic: Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA Photo: Elm tree leaves turn for Fall Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society […]

2012 Gift Guide: Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then you add […]

Garden Question: What do you do during Winter/rainy “non-gardening” months?

In much of the world, Winter is a time without gardening and for some, highly addictive gardeners, these months can seem to pass oh so slowly.  So, what do you do during these so-called “non-gardening” months in your area? Do you garden indoors or do you just sit back with the stacks of garden catalogs […]

Video: In the garden… Ep 003 – Tree trimming montage

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, a montage from the major tree trimming we had here on Wednesday. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 003” on YouTube Please Like this video and/or subscribe […]

2012 Gift Guide: Handy Farm Devices And How To Make Them (1909)

Handy Farm Devices And How To Make Them (1909) This is a great book for lost knowledge that can still be useful today. I love to try and re-use materials around my house and yard when they no longer provide their original purpose. There is information on gardening, tying knots, supporting fence posts and removing […]

2012 Gift Guide: Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart

Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart How much thought do you give to those flowers you pass in the grocery store aisle? Do you know where your Valentine’s Day roses came from or how they got to you? For most of us, we don’t know, nor rather care, but thankfully author, Amy Stewart does. In Flower […]

Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture Jobs Available – Search […]

Tree Trimming 2012 – 2 photos and some notes. More to come later!

It is tree trimming day here at A Gardener’s Notebook. In between dashes outside to answer questions and shoot video, I am getting a little blogging in. There will be more from today’s work in the next episode of “In the garden…” for sure. We have mainly older, mature trees on the property, so to […]