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19 The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 19 The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello I was doing some research for my wife’s next book today and came across this book as a source. While I had only planned on mining it for the information I needed, I found myself reading entire sections. It is […]

Growing Pride & Produce via Yakima Herald-Republic

Could your area use a community garden? The answer might surprise you. Here is one excellent example of both the why and how of one small community’s garden. — Douglas     A few years ago, when Gini asked some residents, “What do you think we need in Buena?” A young woman said she wished […]

Tower Garden spotted in Stephens College Cafeteria

It was cool to spot this Tower Garden (2 of them, in fact) in the cafeteria of Stephens College on a recent visit to Columbia, Missouri for the Citizen Jane Film Festival. I have seen a variety of these systems, but this is my first experience with Tower Garden specifically. I did a little research […]

In The Garden…New strawberry pots

A week or so ago we picked up 2 new strawberry pots form the nursery. While the strawberries in our containers have been doing well, those in the ground were languishing. We figured it was best to get the remaining plants into containers and retrofit the bed to make it a little better for whatever […]

Worker Bee 🐝 via Instagram

Worker Bee 🐝  Spotted today, among many other bees and butterflies, at the nursery.  Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: […]

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) [Video] (1:35)

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) In this episode: A look at our young blackberry plant which is spinning off a few fruit even in its first year of being planted. This blackberry fruits on each year’s canes, so these canes will be removed and the new growth will fruit next […]

Garden Alphabet #90: B is for…Blackberry

Garden Alphabet #90: Blackberry Monrovia Black Satin Blackberry in my garden today. The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused […]

Another nice looking tomato from the container garden

  Another nice looking tomato from the container garden Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…May 29, 2015: Tomato in refurbished […]

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday Our volunteer fig is fruiting heavily right now, feeding both us and the birds. 😀 Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read […]

Garden Alphabet #89: T is for…Tomato

Garden Alphabet #89: Tomato Tomato “The tomato is the edible, often red fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Both the species and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Its many varieties are now widely grown, sometimes in greenhouses in cooler climates.  The tomato is consumed […]