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Nature shows Summer’s End – End of the Day for August 24, 2014

Originally from End of the Day from My Word with Douglas E. Welch The high temperatures here in the San Fernando Valley don’t seem to indicate it, but Summer is on the wane. The Autumnal Equinox that marks the beginning of Fall is less than a month away on September 22, 2014. Of course, our […]

Video: In the garden short…August 5, 2014: Starting another strawberry runner propagation

The strawberry runner we potted up on July 31, 2014 is already growing on its own, so I moved it to the potting bench and started the same process with another runner today. I hope to create at least 4 plants to start filling in one of our newly retrofitted garden beds.   Check out […]

Photo: In the Sicilian Garden 2011

Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Fresh almonds in a Sicilian garden Photo: Bewitched Rose 2011 via #instagram Photo: Purple Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 via #instagram Photo: Orchids at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2014 | A Gardener’s Notebook via […]

Video: In the garden…July 31, 2014: Basil, lemons and strawberries

We check in on the basil cuttings, our lemon tree and the strawberry pot.  Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Try California Wild Grape for Interest All Year via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Try California Wild Grape for Interest All Year via Houzz   Landscape by Other Metro Garden & Landscape Supplies Las Pilitas Nursery California wild grape is known best for its sensational fall colors, but it is much more than a one-season plant. In spring its silvery leaves and tiny buds emerge from […]

Video: Strawberry Runner: A Sunday Garden Short 2 from A Gardener’s Notebook

All sorts of strawberry-related items, including children’s books, plants, seeds and more on Amazon.com Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube […]

Interesting Plant: Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia)

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia) As a transplant from Ohio in midwestern/eastern America, cactus were very alien to me when I first moved to California. I simply hadn’t had any exposure to them. That said, I have developed an affinity for them over the years, whether in the dramatic saguaro of Arizona or our own native Opuntia […]

Garden Inventory: Common Fig (Ficus carica)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. As part of the Dog Days of Podcasting, and in […]

Noted: If You Have Room for Only One Fruit Tree … via Houzz

If You Have Room for Only One Fruit Tree … via Houzz Other by Azusa Garden & Landscape Supplies Monrovia Few things that you can do in the garden are more satisfying than growing your own fruit. But what if your space or time is limited? Based on my personal taste, and with a mild-climate […]

Summer in the Garden: Gewurztraminer Wines

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Gewurztraminer wines Sure, I like […]