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Monday, August 31, 2009

What I'm eReading...Down on the Allotment

Down on the Allotment

Another UK-based garden blog that is regularly updated with great information and wonderful pictures.
"I was born 20 yards from our allotment. My parents used to 'dig for victory' and never got out of the habit. I grew up on an allotment, so growing veggies is a way of life. I am currently studying to become a dog behaviourist and eventually set up my own business."
Recent posts include:
  • Tomato Glut
  • Giant Courgettes
  • Sweet Sweet Corn

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What I'm eReading...My Tiny Plot

My Tiny Plot is one of the many gardening blogs I have in my Google Reader subscriptions. I have now idea how I first discovered it, but I love the garden diary and excellent pictures. This is also one of the many UK blogs I follow. I am a bit of an Anglophile and the Brits just seem to be so passionate about their gardening it is hard not to like them.
"My Tiny Plot is the diary of a small vegetable patch in Bath, England. Iím all about growing vegetables and eating fresh produce. And more recently turning that produce into yummy and exciting baby meals!"

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brick and river rock path

Originally uploaded by dewelch
I liked this nicely designed brick path bordered by river rock at a client's house the other day. I think river rock looks very refined and the grey is a nice color offset to the red brick and green grass.

Hmmm....now where can I do something like this in my garden? (SMILE)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crape Myrtles in bloom

Originally uploaded by dewelch
Walking around the neighborhood this evening I see the crape myrtles are blooming.

These are very popular streetside trees in the San Fernando Valley and with their restrained habit and colorful blooms they make a nice addition to any yard or garden.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

FREE CLASS! TPF Kids: Art & Science of Native Plants, with Pamela Burgess and Lisa Novick

Anna Atkins algaeImage via Wikipedia

This looks like a great free class at the Theodore Payne Native Plant Foundation. You can find complete information on the calendar at TPF Web Site.

FREE CLASS! TPF Kids: Art & Science of Native Plants, with Pamela Burgess and Lisa Novick

Saturday, August 22, 9 - 11 a.m.

Join Pamela, TPF's first artist-in-residence, and Lisa, TPF Outreach Coordinator, for two hours of solar-powered fun! We'll make shadow drawings and experiment with leaf adaptations while learning about plant-animal connections and, of course, the Sun! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a hat and water. TPF will supply the rest. FREE. Each sign-up admits one adult and one child (age 5 through 12). PLEASE CALL THE FOUNDATION TO PREREGISTER. THANK YOU!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Shed is gone

Our job is complete, mostly. We are heading to the dump soon and then a little gardening cleanup remains.

I never would have believed we could dismantle the entire thin on about 6 hours, but we did.

Many hands make light work. Big thanks to our friend Duke, his daughter Phoebe and my wife and son. Everybody really worked hard.

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Tearing down the garden shed

Out friend, Duke, helps us to tear down our garden shed.

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