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Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis Gardener’s will often come across mention of Bacillus thuringiensis or BT as it is commonly called. It is a bacteria and biological pesticide that is often used in organic farming and gardening as it does not have many of the environmental and human side effects as other chemically-derived pesticides. It is most […]

Gift Guide 2013: Moleskeine Journals

Moleskeine Journals of all sorts No matter how much technology i have at hand, I always find myself falling back on my paper journal as a data gathering, thought-provoking and capturing, friend. Yes, I carry and iPhone, but there is something about writing things out longhand in a paper journal that makes you think more […]

Garden Budget: Supplies for July 2013

Back in March 2013 I decided to start spending a certain budget each month on improving the garden (~$100) and then blogging about it here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Of course, as often happens, I immediately got sidetracked and never made it back to the Garden Budget series I had hoped to start — until […]

Garden Decor: Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture

Alice’s Tea Party Sculpture A lovely statement for nearly any casual garden, this totem representing the Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland strikes a wonderful,, whimsical tone. Probably not something you could make yourself, but you might find some inspiration here. From Primitiva Pottery via Pinterest   More on garden totems: Garden totems on Pinterest […]

Garden Decor: The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff

The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff I love attracting wildlife to my garden and if you are going to attract them, why not house them in style. The is a commercial product, but with a little ingenuity, you could probably make it yourself, too. If you have some terracotta pots hanging going spare, this […]

Event: 24th Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show – April 25-28

I just received notice of this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show event and wanted to share that information with you. I really enjoyed visiting it with the family last year and will probably try to make it down again this year. Here is a slide show of photos from my 2012 visit.   Here […]

Garden Decor: Japanese Garden Water Fountain

Japanese Garden Water Fountain A lovely and heavily naturalized Japanese fountain. I love the way it fits in the garden and the contract between the dark stone and light-colored bamboo. There is another form of fountain that I also like called a “deer scare.” These fountains use the water to tip a piece of bamboo […]

Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime

Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have several there already. That said, this acorn wind chime caught my attention on Pinterest today. I like its simplicity and I can imagine the single clear tone it would create. I like the colors, as well. I have never been […]

Product: Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook

Here is another pretty product from A Gardener’s Notebook. I am pleasantly surprised how nice my photos look on these mugs. I recently ordered one of each to have here at the home office. Daffodil Mug from A Gardener’s Notebook by douglasewelch Browse more products from A Gardener’s Notebook Read more on this topic: Support […]

Support the blog and podcast with A Gardener’s Notebook Mug

Add a little Gardener’s Notebook to your desktop with this mug available from Zazzle. This is just the first thought that came to mind, but I am going to be developing some further products with my best garden-related photos in the future. A Gardener’s Notebook Logo Mug by douglasewelch Design your own personal coffee mugs […]