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Noted: The Starbucks coffee compost test Via Sunset Magazine

I have added Starbucks grounds (and pounds and pounds of my own coffee grounds) to the garden and compost bins over the last several years, so this is good to know. — Douglas   Read The Starbucks coffee compost test via Sunset: Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this […]

Cottonwood leaves in Autumn [Photo]

Cottonwood leaves in Autumn #leaves #garden #autumn #fall #plants #nature #outdoors Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com    * 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!  Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and […]

Summer Grapes in Sicily via Instagram [Photo]

Summer Grapes in Sicily #food #fruit #garden #agriculture #sicily #italy #travel #grapes Learn more about growing grapes in these books from Amazon.com * 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: Grapes in […]

Interesting Plant: Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas One of our fire-adapted plants […]

Garden Leaves: Fern – 9 in a series

  They don’t sport showy flowers, but ferns can be a dramatic statement in your garden — and in nature — especially when massed together. Witness this field high on the flanks of Mount Etna where naturalized, native ferns, make up most of the understory plants. For me, ferns are important as they tolerate shade […]

Interesting Plant: California Pipevine/California Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas A wild and weird exotic […]

Garden Leaves: Tomato – 8 in a series

When anyone thinks about tomatoes, they typically only think about the wonderful fruit we all love to eat. In reality, though, it is only through the long hard work of the tomato leaves that we gain anything at all. Without their vigorous growth, our tomatoes would be small, tasteless little things that wouldn’t appeal to […]

Event: California Native Plant Sale – Oct 22 & 23, 2016 – 10am-3pm

Click for larger images NATIVE PLANT SALE OCTOBER 22 & 23, 10AM TO 3:00PM Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (near Hayvenhurst) MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am-10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* With over 1000 plants of over 50 California native species, there is a plant that can fill […]

Interesting Plant: Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas A good ground cover that […]

Prickly Pear Cuttings show new growth – Potted on May 18, 2016

These prickly pear cuttings I gathered from a neighbor are finally showing some new growth. I am guessing this means they have put down roots and are ready to start growing on in other parts of the garden. I potted these cuttings back on May 18, 2016, which you can see in this video, Container Garden […]