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Building a Native Bee Box

My friend, Keri, has created an excellent “Bee Box” for her garden. Read the entire article at her site. “I’ve been wanting to do this for over a year, build a nesting box for native bees and other insects. My friend Doug Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook had sent me various plans and ideas. I […]

Fiskars looking for Project Orange Thumb grant applications

This item comes from the Growing a Greener World Twitter feed… Sowing the Seeds of Community Change As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to the growing community garden effort and all it represents — creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown food and sustainable […]

Video: Water features from nature – Water in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest

Images from a short walk in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest, just north of Los Angeles. While these shots are out in the “wild” mountains north of Los Angeles, there is a gardening link. If and when you design a water feature in your garden, it pays to go out and take a look at […]

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is happening this week near London and I am so jealous. I will be there in just over 2 weeks, but all of this will be gone. (Pout!) Still, I can live vicariously through this Flickr slide show from those that DID make it. Watch a Chelsea Garden Show 2010 […]

Planting time is already here, in some states

Image by Getty Images via Daylife This was originally written for release in February 2010 for another publication, but it never appeared. Much of the information is still valid, though, even as as move through April. — Douglas While much of the US is still buried under quite a bit of snow, out here in […]

Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Seen on the Backwards Beekeepers site… Urban Beekeeping 101 Hosted by sustainablesilverlake.org at the Silver Lake Library Saturday June 5, 2010 @ 11AM Talk with Q&A by Kirk Anderson and Leonardo Chalupowicz Kirk Anderson, a local master beekeeper, and Leonardo Chalupowicz, a local green architect and amateur beekeeper, will outline a brief history […]

Vermiculture with Urban-Worms.com

We saw Urban Worms at this week’s Encino Farmers Market and I immediately knew that it would be some great information for A Gardener’s Notebook. Check them out at http://urban-worms.com for great info and supplies for vermiculture. No related posts.