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Succulent Stump

Succulent Stump This is a nice way to reuse the stump of an old tree in the yard. The plants are well-chosen both in size and color.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about California gardening in these books from Amazon.com * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Making More Basil from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (0:56)

Making More Basil from A Gardener’s Notebook    Music: “Carefree” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use our Amazon Affiliate Code by starting your shopping at http://welchwrite.com/bookstore Consider a donation via PayPal to support more garden posts, podcasts and videos! Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Twitter […]

Garden Decor: Vertical Succulent Garden from Inspired By Charm

Garden Decor: Vertical Succulent Garden from Inspired By Charm A lovely vertical succulent planter from Inspired by Charm  Here in the San Fernando Valley, with our summer heat, it can be difficult to keep vertical and hanging containers properly watered, but a succulent display, like this one, might be possible. I figure i could mist the entire […]

Container Garden Update 43: Garlic and Strawberries [Video] (3:13)

Container Garden Update 43: Garlic and Strawberries   In this episode: Time to check in our container garlic and strawberries.     Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from RedBubble     Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use our Amazon Affiliate Code by starting your […]

Container Garden Update 42: Propagating Prickly Pear (Opuntia) [Video] (4:12)

Container Garden Update 42: Propagating Prickly Pear (Opuntia)   In this episode: I collected some Opuntia (Prickly Pear) from a neighbor the other day and after letting them dry a few days, I got them into pots to grow roots.     Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from RedBubble     Help […]

In The Garden…April 27, 2016: Seedling check and geeky tech in the greenhouse [Video]

In The Garden…April 27, 2016: Seedling check and geeky tech in the greenhouse  In this episode: Checking in on basil, spinach, letttuce and tomato seedlings Arduino-based temperature, humidity and light level sensor project      More complete description and video will be posted to TechnologyIQ soon – http://techiq.welchwrite.com Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   […]

In The Garden…April 21, 2016: Seedings go into their pots – Spinach, Greens and Basil [Video]

In The Garden…April 16, 2016: Seedings go into their pots – Spinach, Greens and Lettuce In this episode: Spinach, greens, and basil seedlings are pricked out and moved into bigger pots Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   Music: “Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Buy my garden photography on a variety of products directly from […]

A Bee-Friendly Garden Can Be a Happy, Productive and Beautiful Garden for All [Book]

The Bee-Friendly Garden Design an abundant, flower-filled yard that nurtures bees and supports biodiversity by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn The publisher provided a free review copy of this book, but the opinions here are my own. Bees — all sorts of bees — are much in the news these days and not just in […]

Tomatomania 2016 Dates Announced!

Tomatomania announced their 2016 dates and it promises to be just as amazing as previous years. Our local event here in the San Fernando Valley will be March 18-20 at Tapia Bros Farm Stand in the Sepulvedaa Basin once again. I usually make a point of stopping by at least once during the weekend to […]

Garden Decor: Twig Trellises at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California

Twig Trellises at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California During our visit to nearby Descanso Gardens on President’s Day, I came across these wonderful twig trellises in their kitchen and learning garden. This area was filled with fruit trees, vegetables, berries and more. The entrances were framed with these tall trellises built from gathered, down, […]