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Summer in the Garden: Vivere BRAZ211 Brazilian Style Double Hammock

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Vivere BRAZ211 Brazilian Style Double […]

Summer in the Garden: Teak Potting Bench

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Home Styles Bali Hai Potting […]

Garden Decor: Crema Piatto Bird Bath

Crema Piatto Bird Bath An elegant statement for any garden, formal or informal. Since it is ceramic this would need to be brought for Winter in colder climes, but would be OK year round here in Southern California. Discovered via Pinterest User Marie Soda More bird bath ideas from Amazon.com:    Previously in Garden Decor: Brick Garden Shed […]

Garden Decor: 30 Amazing Downspout Ideas

30 Amazing Downspout Ideas There are some lovely and creative downpour ideas in this article fro LushHomes.com. Discovered via Pinterest User Lori Scott More Downspout Info from Amazon.com   Previously in Garden Decor: Garden Decor: Garden gate made from re-purposed tools Moss Buddha via Tumblr Shovel Head Daisy A ladder in the garden Alice’s Tea […]

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 […]