Keeping tree roots out of the containers and where the containers are situated in my garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 015″ on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables in Containers from Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable Gardening [...]
I am starting to approach this as a project, collecting garden photos for each letter of the alphabet. I will then collect them into a poster for sale, I think.
This episode of “What Douglas Dug” is the first in a series of shows where I highlight some of my most recently shared gardening items to my Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest accounts. When I share something I don’t often get much of a chance to tell you WHY I found something interesting or useful, so I am taking this opportunity to show [...]
Daffodils, originally uploaded by dewelch. The daffodils I planted this year (75 in all) seem to be a later blooming variety, and those in the shady parts of the garden area lasting much longer than those in full sun. These have been in bloom for nearly 2 weeks now and are still going strong.
OMG Strawberries, originally uploaded by dewelch. These strawberries were HUGE, but still had great strawberry flavor, which is unusual. I thought this shot turned out well, too, with the excellent depth of field and lighting. Via Flickr: Taken at an event for Friends of the Island Fox a charity dedicated to protecting this endangered species [...]
Pond, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2004 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. This is one of the most popular garden-related posts [...]
Elm tree leaves turn for Fall, originally uploaded by dewelch. It seems like the Elm and Locust trees just discovered it was Fall. Within just a few days they have changed color and are dropping leaves at a high rate. We don’t get a lot of Fall color here in Los Angeles, but these provide [...]
Wine bottle edging in the garden, originally uploaded by dewelch. An overview of the wine bottle edging shown in my latest video.
Fig harvest from our large volunteer tree, originally uploaded by dewelch. We are getting 10-15 figs a day from this volunteer (well, bird-seeded) fig tree in the back garden. It s behind our little garden shed. This is good because it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but bad because it wants to reach [...]
Plums (Italian: pruna/susina), originally uploaded by dewelch. Here are some lovely, tiny, plums that were growing in our cousins garden in Sicily. Such a nice little mouthful, although it did have some fairly large seeds inside. Juicy as all get out, too. That “dirt” you see on the leaves is actually sabbia, or ash, from [...]