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In The Garden…New strawberry pots

A week or so ago we picked up 2 new strawberry pots form the nursery. While the strawberries in our containers have been doing well, those in the ground were languishing. We figured it was best to get the remaining plants into containers and retrofit the bed to make it a little better for whatever […]

In the garden…New Obelisk for the Clytostoma

Finally — I know I use that word a lot — I was finally able to locate and install a new, steel frame,  obelisk so the clytostoma vine wasn’t flopping over itself with nothing to climb on. It used to cover a trellis that ran along my office windows, but that came down in disrepair […]

Worker Bee 🐝 via Instagram

Worker Bee 🐝  Spotted today, among many other bees and butterflies, at the nursery.  Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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: […]

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) [Video] (1:35)

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) In this episode: A look at our young blackberry plant which is spinning off a few fruit even in its first year of being planted. This blackberry fruits on each year’s canes, so these canes will be removed and the new growth will fruit next […]

Garden Alphabet #90: B is for…Blackberry

Garden Alphabet #90: Blackberry Monrovia Black Satin Blackberry in my garden today. The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused […]

Garden Alphabet #89: T is for…Tomato

Garden Alphabet #89: Tomato Tomato “The tomato is the edible, often red fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Both the species and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Its many varieties are now widely grown, sometimes in greenhouses in cooler climates.  The tomato is consumed […]

Almost ready… 🍓🍓🍓 via Instagram

Almost ready… 🍓🍓🍓 Strawberries in the container garden this evening.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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: These tomatoes, from our family’s Sicilian garden, […]

Small garlic harvest from container garden via Instagram

Small garlic harvest from container garden The container garden yielded up these garlic heads today. It is so neat to plant 1 clove and harvest much more. Cheap and easy. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be […]

One Perfect Tomato via Instagram

One Perfect Tomato A rather nice looking tomato 🍅 from the container garden.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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: Tomatoes from the container garden […]

Tomatoes from the container garden

Tomatoes from the container garden See more garden photos and videos on A Gardener’s Notebook at DouglasEWelch.com Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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: Blackberries […]