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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, […]

Garden Decor: Gabion Walls

Gabion Walls Gabion walls are an interesting style that can be adapted in many different ways. They are basically wire baskets filled with whatever stone you wish. They can be basic and functional or quite decorative, as well as large, small and everything in-between. Discovered via Pinterest User Linda Hedderig   More information on gabion walls […]

Garden Decor: Corrugated Steel Garden Beds (or re-purposed cattle troughs)

Garden Decor: Corrugated Steel Garden Beds (or re-purposed cattle troughs) Whether re-using existing cattle troughs or purchasing purpose-built troughs, this is a great way to create a raised bed garden that not only looks great, but also makes gardening accessible to those with mobility issues. I have also seen these trough placed on carts or wheels […]

Garden Decor: Chalkboard Pots for the Garden

Garden Decor: Chalkboard Pots for the Garden I know, chalkboard painted items are a bit cliche these days, but they can be very practical, too. Here are a collection of chalkboard pained flower pots for your garden that shows everyone what you are growing.   …or make your own chalkboard containers…   Previously in Garden Decor: Bring the […]

My Wine bottle garden bed edging project continues [DIY]

After a long pause, I have finally gotten re-started on the wine bottle edging of some of our garden beds — this time in the front garden. It is amazing how many bottles it takes to do a project like this, so friends have been kind enough to share their empties with us. The two […]

Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins) [Video]

Spur of the Moment Periscope Live Stream from A Gardener’s Notebook (23 mins) In this episode: Intro Showing all the plants I have made through cuttings, seeds and gifts from friends. Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Help support us by using our Amazon affiliate code and bookstore – Start here Buy my garden […]