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Video: In the garden…December 7, 2013: Rain, camellia, paperwhites and more!

We take advantage of a break in the rain (Yea, Rain!) to show off the seldom blooming camellia, our yearly paperwhites and the progress of the container in the front garden. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “Christmas Party Prep Day 4 – Cornflake Holly“ Check out my collection of […]

Video: Sunnylands, Up Close – Rancho Mirage, California

  We were out in the Palm Springs area visiting family as we usually do over the Thanksgiving holiday. The first time we visited Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, I concentrated on the overall picture of the gardens, with its geometric plantings of succulents. On this trip, I got up close and personal with the […]

Photos: Camellia blooms for second time in 17 years

This camellia bush has always grown well, but this is only the second time in 17 years in this house that I have seen it bloom. Even more, it is blooming quite vigorously with many bloom and yet more buds to open. I think this is partially due to the more frequent water it has […]

Video: In the garden…November 28, 2013: Desert Landscape, Coachella Valley

Visiting family in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area, I took a walk about the neighborhood to capture some scenes of the desert landscape that surround the homes and gardens. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ Check out my collection of gardening […]

Video: In the garden..short: November 20, 2013: Protecting new plants

A short tip on protecting newly planted cuttings or seedlings from digging animals.  Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ 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: In the garden…November 17, 2013: Monitoring automatic watering timers and soaker hoses

A quick overview of my system of electronic timers and soaker hoses and how to monitor them so you are sure they are working well and appropriately. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From […]

Video: In the garden…November 9, 2013: Saturday Catch-up in the Garden

I take out 2 small dead pine trees, finish off the triangular area we turned into a raised bed months ago, plant 2 lavendar cuttings I raised on the potting bench and “hill” the sweet potatoes once again. Whew! Busy day in the garden. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: […]

Video: In the garden…November 3, 2013: Literally “In the garden” with the bulbs

 I am literally in the garden and down with the bulbs in today’s episode.   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 […]

Video: In the garden…Prepping and Storing Dried Herbs

Today I package up the herbs (peppermint, oregano and lemon thyme) I set up to dry in a previous episode. (See this earlier episode – In the garden…October 4, 2013: Harvesting herbs and radishes) Rains are coming and I wanted to get them set aside before they absorbed moisture again Check out what was happening […]

Video: In the garden…October 23, 2013: Replacing a damaged soaker hose

Replacing a damaged soaker hose in the garden today Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! “ 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, […]