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Video: In the garden…February 18, 2015: Onion flowers and bees!

The bees are loving the onion flowers on the green onions I am letting go to seed. I hope to be able to gather a bunch of seed when they are mature.   Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to […]

Video: Oregon Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), Van Nuys, CA, February 6, 2015

.  I recorded these Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) in early evening here in my San Fernando Valley garden. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the […]

Video: Hummingbird in slow motion

.  My first attempt at capturing some slow motion footage of our hummingbirds. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist […]

Photo: Onion flower

I left some green onions to over-winter and grow to maturity in hopes of harvesting some seed and it looks like that is exactly what is about to happen. There are 2 flowers at the moment, with this one being the most mature. I’ll keep you informed on its progress. Read more on this topic: […]

Video: Hummingbird, Van Nuys, CA, February 3, 2015

.  Some additional footage from my new hummingbird feeder today. Up close and personal! (LAUGH) Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this […]

Video: Hummingbird , Van Nuys, CA, January 31, 2015

.  The sunlight and window dust affect the quality of the video a bit, but it is a start. I hope to gather much more footage over the coming months with this new feeder placement. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a […]

Video: First Daffodil of 2015

.  A quick look at my First Daffodil of 2015 Music: “Sardana” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of […]

Video: In the garden…January 23, 2015: Replanting after frost damage and more sweet potatoes harvested

I replace some frost damaged basil, plant out some homemade lavender cuttings and harvest another 3rd of the sweet potato bed with great results.  Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch […]

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly photo animation

Google’s G+ service looks for photos taken in quick succession and then attempts to stitch them together in to an animated GIF. Here is an animation they put together from the Gulf Fritillary photos I posted last week. Previously in my Instagram Photos… You can see most of my photos in my Flickr Photostream Read […]

Video: In the garden…January 4, 2015: Checking on frost damage to sweet potato vines and more

We had at least one night of frost here in the San Fernando Valley and it hit the sweet potato, basil and dayflower hard. See the results. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your […]