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Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Checking in on the new tomato, and zucchini, looking at acanthus flowers, viewing the trees and most of the new additions to the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos […]

Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch

It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few sprinkles can’t keep us out of the garden. I check in the containers including the strawberries, herb pot, nasturiums and everything on the potting bench. New propagation attempts include jacaranda, jasmine, Clytostoma and more rosemary starts in water instead of […]

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik Both a blog and YouTube Channel, Gary provides a wealth of gardening information. I subscribe to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, although I discovered him through his channel first. I find myself making lots of notes when I watch his videos. I am trying […]

Video: In the garden…May 3, 2013: Poor drainage makes for potato problems

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. It looks like the potato die-off is related to poor drainage. Learn from my mistake. I plant some sunflower seeds to fill the hole and plop a zucchini and tomato into the […]

Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook

A photo montage of the magnolia blooming in the neighborhood this week. For full resolution versions of these photos, visit the blog post on A Gardener’s Notebook. Do you have Magnolia in your yard or garden? What are your thoughts on these trees and how they fit in? Leave a comment and share with me […]

Video: Frieda’s Garden on Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour (17 videos)

Frieda, from Frieda’s Garden on YouTube has just posted a host of videos from her day at Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour. I am working my way through the videos, but what I have seen so far looks quite amazing. Join Frieda as she tours some of the finest gardens Orange County, California has to […]

Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on […]

Video: In the garden…April 24, 2013 – Potato blight(?), black spot and some beautiful brunsfelsia

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Is that blight on those potatoes? Geez, I hope not. I do know that is black spot on the roses, though. Still, the brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) is looking lovely, as […]

Video: Container Garden Update 24: Nasturtiums arise, basil pinching and checking the rosemary cuttings

Putting a new camera to use today, so this is the first episode at 1080p resolution. We check in on the nasturtiums, which are just coming up, the frugal lettuce, which is struggling and the basil, which is doing well. Further check-ins with the rosemary cuttings and ficus on the potting bench. What’s happening in […]

Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 – Planting sword ferns from friends

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant some sword ferns our friends gave us from their garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my […]