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Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale – April 7, 2018

Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9am-4pm Sepulveda Garden Center16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center […]

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley – March 16-18, 2018 – Tapia Bros.

March 16-18, 2018 Tapia Brothers Farm Stand5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 914369am – 5pm all three days (818) 905-6155 It’s the Whopper. The Big Kahuna, The T-Rex of tomato sales! One of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand again hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll […]

Help Support the Creation of the Sherman Oaks Community Garden – Informational Meeting

We are a small group who has organized in an effort to establish a community garden in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, and we need YOUR help! Come to the meeting to hear an overview of the plan, what has been done so far, and what kind of help is needed to bring the garden […]

Most Viewed Pages on A Gardener’s Notebook for 2017

Here are the Most Viewed Pages for 2017 on A Gardener’s Notebook Did you miss any of them? Check them out now! Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis | A Gardener’s Notebook A Gardener’s NotebookElsewhere: Gorgeous Flower Mosaic | A Gardener’s Notebook Propagating pittosporum | A Gardener’s Notebook Interesting Plant: Campanula | A Gardener’s Notebook Project: Steel […]

Fall Cactus & Succulent Sale – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 – 10a-4p – Encino, CA

    Read more on this topic: Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Cactus – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:30) […]

Event: California Native Plant Sale – Oct 22 & 23, 2016 – 10am-3pm

Click for larger images NATIVE PLANT SALE OCTOBER 22 & 23, 10AM TO 3:00PM Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (near Hayvenhurst) MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am-10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* With over 1000 plants of over 50 California native species, there is a plant that can fill […]

Event: TREE ADOPTION at the Van Nuys LADWP Customer Service Center – Sat. July 9, 2016 @ 9am

We picked up our new pomegranate tree at a similar event about a year or so ago. — Douglas TREE ADOPTION at the Van Nuys LADWP Customer Service Center Sat, July 9, 9:00am – 10:30am 6550 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401, USA   City Plants is pleased to partner with the Los Angeles […]

News: City of Los Angeles Offers Free Recycled Water for (Garden) Irrigation

This makes me wish I had a 300 gallon water tank on a trailer — or at least a few rain barrels. This isn’t terribly convenient, but if you are looking to reduce your household water consumption — maybe for a patio or balcony garden — this could certainly help. I would love to see […]

Tomatomania 2016 Dates Announced!

Tomatomania announced their 2016 dates and it promises to be just as amazing as previous years. Our local event here in the San Fernando Valley will be March 18-20 at Tapia Bros Farm Stand in the Sepulvedaa Basin once again. I usually make a point of stopping by at least once during the weekend to […]

Unique Christmas and Holiday Gifts Now Available Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

Unique Christmas and Holiday Gifts Now Available Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch This year I am offering a selection of unique Holiday Gifts created from the photographs I have taken over the years. These gifts are available exclusively from me using the services of RedBubble. Great Gifts for Friends and Family! These include items for […]