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Monday, December 29, 2008

Makes me yearn for seasons again

This timelapse video makes me yearn to live somewhere where there are defined seasons again.

The creator also provides a "making of" video explaining how he created it.

Be sure to click over to Vimeo to see it in HD.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Event: Free Rose Pruning Demonstration - Jan 10

Free Rose Pruning Demonstration


Date: January 10, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Descanso Gardens
Address: 1418 Descanso Drive , La Canada , 91101
Cross Streets: Verdugo / Foothill
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Region: San Gabriel Valley Area
Phone: (818) 949-4200
Admission: With Garden admission
Accessibility: Wheel Chair Access,
Website: www.descansogardens.org
Description: Rosarium horticulturalist Angel Jones and a team of experts will demonstrate how to prune for healthy, beautiful roses. The program starts with a slide show on the care of roses and afterward, participants will be given an in-Garden demonstration at the Rosarium which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

In association with Amazon.com

Elsewhere Online: Growing herbs indoors

Gardening Tip 'n' Ideas blog has this excellent post on growing herbs indoors. I love to cook, but I have never been successful in growing herbs. Maybe starting some inside this Winter could lead to better things. I want and need a good supply of Basil, mainly as the wife loves caprese salad and I like pesto, although I don't make it that often.

Check out the entire article by clicking on the title.

Growing herbs indoors

Growing herbs is by far one of the easiest aspects of gardening that you can enjoy. They're very forgiving, need little to nil TLC and produce far beyond what you could hope for. Until you try growing them indoors. Then they become wimpy, whining little plants that throw a tantrum the moment you ignore their pleas.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from WelchWrite.com

We present our 3rd Annual LIVE Reading of Dicken's A Christmas Carol from Sunday, December 21, 2008 as our holiday present to you.

You can listen to the audio or watch the video from uStream.tv.

Presented by WelchWrite.com

Music courtesy of Incompetech.com

Listen: A Live Reading of Charle's Dickens A Christmas Carol

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Palm Tree Haircuts

Originally uploaded by dewelch
While I have many cleanup tasks in my garden, I am so glad I don't have to deal with this regular Palm Tree cleanup. As it is, people make it more difficult on themselves, as I often do, by postponing the process for years.

I have heard is said that trimming off the dead fronds of the tree prevents them from falling off in a wind storm (which does happen) and also keeps out the rats that like to live there. (This one I have not confirmed.

I always think the trees look a little silly after a dramatic haircut, though.