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Douglas E. Welch

Elsewhere Online: The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’

I will try and catch up with the authors as they make their tour nearby. I could use a lot of advice like this in sprucing up my own garden. Seen in The Dry Garden: ‘Reimagining the California Lawn’ from L.A. at Home by Craig Nakano Maybe you want to remove your lawn. Maybe you […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas

“Like” the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook page before March 31, 2011 for a chance to win my review copy of Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas. I will randomly pick a Facebook “fan” to receive the book. Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas Whenever I am talking with people […]

Event: Free Online garden classes – Healthy Garden Training Series

A Year in the Yarden twittered info on this series of classes earlier this evening. There are some interesting classes listed, great for any garden that might want to learn a bit more about a wide variety of garden topics. Online classes start March 29, 2011 Register today! Healthy Garden Training Series The USDA People’s […]

Event: Fullerton Arboretum’s Plant and Garden Show

Fullerton Arboretum’s Plant and Garden Show Saturday, April 16 & Sunday April 17, 10:00 am-4:00pm *Members only preview Saturday- 9:00-10:00 am Come bring your wagon to the Fullerton Arboretum for a spectacular, weekend long outdoor garden event. Green Scene is the spring event to find bulbs, succulents, organic vegetables, varietal plants, garden accessories and garden […]

Too much rain at one time!

I usually like rain for the garden but 12 hours+ of heavy, heavy rain is enough. There is still more on the way, too, including what looks like a nasty band of the heaviest rain yet today. I I had rain barrels I can guarantee that they would all be full now. Wow! Read more […]

Photo: “Bewitched” Rose

These are the roses that line our driveway. They were planted many years ago by the previous owners of the house. The “Bewitched” name comes from the 1960’s television show, which just happens to be one of my wife’s favorites from her childhood. No related posts.

Event: Rain barrel classes and distribution

I came across this in my feeds today. We got our current composters via a similar program. — Douglas Rain barrel distribution from lacityorgcd13 by lacityorgcd13 Los Angeles residents can help conserve water by using rain barrels that collect run off from gutters that can then be used for landscaping. The Hollywood Beautification Team, working with the […]

California Wildflower Hotline and Report

The Theodore Payne Foundation updates its wildflower hotline and online report each weekend. Want to know what wildflowers are blooming in California give them a call or download the PDF file. Read more on this topic: Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 I Like This – March 11, 2010 […]

Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info

After a good year for rain, like this one, the California Poppy bloom, along with other wildflowers should be quite dramatic. You can keep abreast of what is happening by visiting the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR web site or calling their hotline at (661) 724-1180. Click to see many pictures from our 2003 […]

In the news for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urban homesteaders find ideal ground in Altadena Neighbors swap produce, honey, eggs and much more in Altadena, where the urban homesteading movement has produced much more than sustenance. March 10, 2011 Los Angeles Times By Veronique de Turenne Sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, home-grown bonus. In certain […]