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Video: In the garden…January 21, 2014: Planting potatoes, and leucojum flowers (Snowflakes)

I plant a few potatoes from a potato sprouting in the pantry and show off some azalea, rhaphiolepis and snowflakes (Leucojum).   Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…January 13, 2013 – Potato Planting Project “ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a […]

Video: In the garden…short!: January 9, 2014: Onion sets pushing out of the ground

Our onion sets are pushing out of the ground for the beginning of another growing season..   Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “Container Garden Update 10” 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 […]

Video: In the garden…January 7, 2014: Pruning the wisteria

Time to prune the wisteria on the backyard pergola while it is still dormant. It is probably a but late, but better late than never.   Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “Container Garden Update 10“ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a […]

Video: Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger)

Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) I recorded this interesting interaction between a Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) in the garden yesterday. The landed with a fresh kill and the squirrel seemed to be pressuring the hawk to move along. See more of […]

Video: In the garden…December 28, 2013: Planting onion sets and harvesting some sweet potatoes

Onion sets go into the ground while sweet potatoes come out.   Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden… – Planting Onion Sets – December 30, 2012“ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle […]

Video: In the garden…December 21, 2013: Harvesting carrots and lettuce from the containers

Time to pull the carrots from their pot along with some of the self-seeded lettuce. They made for a tasty dinner this evening. Even threw in a few nasturtium leaves and flowers for good measure. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, […]

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: Queen Butterfly, Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California, November 29, 2013 (Silent)

Closeup, silent, video of Queen Butterfly captured at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California on November 29, 2013.  See more video and photos from Sunnylands in this post, Video: Sunnylands, Up Close – Rancho Mirage, California Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 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 […]

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 […]