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Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt

Create some new homes for the birds in your garden with these plans and information — Douglas   Read Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt via Empress of Dirt An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Building a Native Bee Box Noted: Dirty Secrets: […]

On YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

I make time to watch Gardeners’ Word from the BBC any time I get the chance. They just started their 50th Season this week. One great segment they’ve added for this season is an interview with a major influence in gardening each episode. Garderners’ World is my brief respite from the “real world” each week. […]

Noted: Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: Gardenista

I compost here in my garden, but I am always looking for additional tips and hints on how to improve the soil I already have. Check out this great article from Gardenista for more information on how to build your own garden’s soil. — Douglas   Read Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: […]

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 […]