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Douglas E. Welch

Photos: First Paperwhites 2011

The bulbs have been up and growing for a couple of weeks now, but today is when I saw the first paperwhite flowers appear. Our Southern California Spring starts as soon as the rains come, so most of our bulbs are growing right now. Looking at my calendar, it looks like we are about a […]

Elsewhere: SproutRobot.com – Enter Zip and receive planting ideas for your zone and date

I came across this site via a post on Pinterest.com — a great place to find new ideas. SproutRobot.com allows you to enter your zip code and then receive info on what can be planted now in your are and how to do it. Great way to get some timely reminders of what you could […]

Giveaway: Win a Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower

Happy Holidays from Troy-Bilt and A Gardener’s Notebook! As part of my involvement in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 program, we are offering this giveaway to bring another bright spot into for holiday celebrations. Enter the contest using the form below. You need only leave a blog comment to enter, but you can gain another entry into the giveaway […]

Review: Troy-Bilt TBPS57 Lithium Ion Pole Saw

(Troy-Bilt provided this product as part of my membership in the Saturday6 program, but they do not control the contents and opinions of this review) TBPS57 Lithium Ion Pole Saw As part of my work with Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am able to review a wide variety of their products. When I visited the Troy-Bilt headquarters […]

Photo: Fallen Leaves

It looks like got quite a bit of wind while we were visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. When we returned, we were created with this blanket of elm leaves coating everything in the front yard. Despite it looking like Fall, our temperatures have been in the mid-to-upper 70’s. Blah! I think I have Seasonal Effective […]

Elsewhere: Video: TedTalks: A Garden in My Apartment

A great talk on a system to building a garden anywhere you have available space and light. Does it give you some thought? It sure does that for me. Check it out! and let me know what you think in the comments. Could you use this in your house or apartment? Would you try it […]

Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer – A Review and Giveaway!

My fellow Saturday6 blogger, Kylee, over at Our Little Acre is giving away a Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder and you can enter with just a comment on her blog. I reviewed an older model back in 2008 and it is a monster…in a good way. It can take your garden waste and turn it into wonderful […]

Photo: Elm tree leaves turn for Fall

Elm tree leaves turn for Fall, originally uploaded by dewelch. It seems like the Elm and Locust trees just discovered it was Fall. Within just a few days they have changed color and are dropping leaves at a high rate. We don’t get a lot of Fall color here in Los Angeles, but these provide […]

Elsewhere: Enviro-Cakes terrarium giveaway at Our Little Acre

I entered this giveaway for this cool take on a terrarium from one of my fellow Saturday6 members — Douglas Earlier this year, I received a new product introduced by Batson’s Foliage Group, a family-owned business in Florida, called Enviro-Cakes™. I’d read about it in their newsletter, wrote to Kelley to tell her how awesome I […]

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Keep in touch with all the events and info at A Gardener’s Notebook! Join our mailing list today!   Subscribe to our mailing list Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6! Get A Gardener’s Notebook via email Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy […]