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Smithsonian Scientists Are Using Ginkgo Leaves to Study Climate Change—and They Need Your Help via Smithsonian

  The next time you venture into the great outdoors, keep an eye out for Ginkgo biloba trees, which can be easily identified by their distinctive fan-shaped leaves. If you find one—and you likely will, as the native Chinese plant is now ubiquitious in the United States—take a moment to pluck a few leaves, snap some photographs […]

Raised Garden Bed Made of Wood via Instructables

Yet another tutorial on making raised beds for your garden. Everyone has their own unique way of doing it. Check it out! — Douglas     I love gardening and I love making things from wood. This is how I make my simple raised beds. You just need wood, a chop saw, drill, and screws. […]

How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire via The Los Angeles Times

Even cool, grey, and slightly rainy, days, fires are already starting to crop up around Southern California. Check out these tips to make your home even more fire safe. — Douglas How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire As Los Angeles homeowners prepare to trim grass, weeds and trees for the […]

Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar

Fresh eggs are the most obvious benefit of keeping a small flock of backyard chickens. But the benefits of raising chickens reach farther than that—they also make excellent garden assistants. Here’s how gardening with chickens can provide year-round benefits. Spring: Nature’s Rototillers Spring is the perfect time of year to give chickens unrestricted access to […]

49 Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas via Urban Organic Gardener

Whenever you are thinking about adding to your garden — or starting a new one — it is a great idea to have as many examples as possible to choose from. This is where articles like this can really give you a lot of ideas fast.   For me, I have installed some wine bottle […]

Get Growing with this FREE Printable Seed-Starting Journal via Garden Therapy

  If you are starting any plants from seed this season, then I have a little something for you! This free printable seed-starting journal is a place to record the details of your planting project such as when you planted your seeds, how many you planted, and an easy way to track your local frost […]

Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram How do you save water in your garden? One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information […]

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]

2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden

The Winter is time for making plans in the garden. Here are a few from my Internet travels. — Douglas   Read 2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Garden Roundup: 10 Perfect Party Spaces in the City by Barbara Peck […]

Air plant (Tillandsia) and Dia de Los Meurtos art bring the garden inside for Fall and Winter

How do you bring your garden indoors? Share it in the comments! Air plant (Tillandsia) and Dia de Los Meurtos art bring the garden inside for Fall and Winter From a decorative friend’s home  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to design your own garden […]