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In the garden

Cucumber trellis and plant volunteers

After discovering that one of the plants on the container was a cucumber, I put out a small trellis for it to climb today. (See Container Vegetable Garden Update 001) We have pieces of this trellis all over the garden from the previous owners (16 years ago!?!?) so we always have a bit to use […]

Video: Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001

A quick update on the container garden as I harvest some lettuce for our dinner. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Harvest and Update 001” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how […]

Photo: Pumpkin flower

I caught this lovely pumpkin flower in all its glory the other morning and wanted to share it here. The pumpkin plants are small, but they seem to be throwing off some particularly grand flowers. I hope they end up leading to actual pumpkins down the road. Read more on this topic: Photos: Pumpkin Flowers […]

In the neighborhood…July 7, 2012

A quick walk in the neighborhood this evening turned up these sites.  The mimosa trees in the neighborhood are all in bloom. These are pretty on the tree but make an awful mess on the lawn and sidewalk as they begin to drop. This grape vine has swamped the hedge that it is growing on. […]

Photos: Friends in the garden Part 2

Sunday was our annual summer garden party, which we have held each of the 16 years we have lived in this home. It is always great to have our friends by to sit and talk in the cool shade of the garden. Can’t see the slideshow above? View the entire set on Flickr Read more […]

Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden

A short photo montage of a friend’s garden in Brentwood, California. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Beautiful and Productive” on YouTube Please like Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect the visibility of this video on YouTube and help others discover it. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on […]

Video: In the garden for May 26, 2012

An overview of what is happening in my garden today. We take a look at the mulched path project from last week, hibiscus flowers, carrots, tomatoes, basil and my clytostoma calistagoides flowering vine. (7 mins) Don’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden for May 26, 2012” on Youtube Please like Like this video […]