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Garden Vocabulary: Coppice/Coppicing

Garden Vocabulary: Coppice/Coppicing Coppicing isn’t as popular or known as it was in the distant past, although experienced woodland managers might use it to provide supplies for building wattle fencing or other garden/farm structure, especially for historical recreation projects. If you have access to a woodland with trees that respond to coppicing, you might be […]

Noted: Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas

I have previously written (and created videos) on my own use of ad-hoc olla (like wine bottles) in my garden. Here is a bit more information from Kitchen Plot) — Douglas Read Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas via kitchen plot An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Propagating […]

Noted: Propagating plants from cuttings

We can always use more plants and FREE plants at that! Check out these techniques for making more plants all the time — Douglas   Read Propagating plants from cuttings via Sunset Magazine An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters […]

Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt

Create some new homes for the birds in your garden with these plans and information — Douglas   Read Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt via Empress of Dirt An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Building a Native Bee Box Noted: Dirty Secrets: […]

On YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

I make time to watch Gardeners’ Word from the BBC any time I get the chance. They just started their 50th Season this week. One great segment they’ve added for this season is an interview with a major influence in gardening each episode. Garderners’ World is my brief respite from the “real world” each week. […]

Noted: Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: Gardenista

I compost here in my garden, but I am always looking for additional tips and hints on how to improve the soil I already have. Check out this great article from Gardenista for more information on how to build your own garden’s soil. — Douglas   Read Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: […]

Succulent Stump

Succulent Stump This is a nice way to reuse the stump of an old tree in the yard. The plants are well-chosen both in size and color.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about California gardening in these books from Amazon.com * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

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 […]

Timelapse: Composter Reset from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:42)

Timelapse: Composter Reset from A Gardener’s Notebook In this episode: Emptying and Resetting one of our old composters   Music: “Carefree” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) More composters from Amazon.com More composers from eBay  Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use our Amazon Affiliate Code by starting your shopping at http://welchwrite.com/bookstore […]

Assembling Our New Tumbling Composter from Yimby [Video] (1:29)

Assembling Our New Tumbling Composter from Yimby  In this episode: Time lapse video of assembling our new tumbling composter from Yimby More info and buy your own composter Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   Music: “Shiny Tech” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy […]