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What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then […]

Event: Free Online garden classes – Healthy Garden Training Series

A Year in the Yarden twittered info on this series of classes earlier this evening. There are some interesting classes listed, great for any garden that might want to learn a bit more about a wide variety of garden topics. Online classes start March 29, 2011 Register today! Healthy Garden Training Series The USDA People’s […]

Video: Watering seedlings made easy

My friend, Frieda, has a great idea for recycling a water bottle into a gentle seedling watering system in this iPhone video. You can find all of Freida’s Videos on her YouTube channel, Frieda’s Garden. Read more on this topic: Video: Repairing a damaged soaker hose Video: Activity of local wild bee hive Bees are […]

Video: Activity of local wild bee hive

Watch in full screen to see the bees at bottom of sign. Lots of activity today at my local wild bee hive that lives in a sign post next to a busy section of Van Nuys Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Not sure exactly what is happening. Bees seemed more agressive and agitated than usual. […]

Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE)

While you certainly don’t NEED this specialized gardening journal, wouldn’t it be cool? This combines some of my favorite things, blank books, journals, writing, gardening, drawing. Who could ask for more?! I don’t keep a separate garden journal at the moment. I combine it with my general, “take everywhere” journal and a Google Calendar, but […]

Video: Repairing a damaged soaker hose

After some animal gnawed a large hole in one of my soaker hoses, I fixed it — on the cheap. This same method works for typical garden hoses, too. ** This video was shot using the iPhone 4 as a test of its capabilities. Read more on this topic: New Nasturtiums

Video: Harvesting Lavender

A short video taken while harvesting some lavender in the garden today. I haven’t harvested these plants before, so they became very woody. I cut them back hard and will do a better job harvesting to try to keep them more green and herbaceous instead of letting them get woody again. Download “Lavender Harvest – […]

Video: Water features from nature – Water in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest

Images from a short walk in Millard Canyon, Angeles National Forest, just north of Los Angeles. While these shots are out in the “wild” mountains north of Los Angeles, there is a gardening link. If and when you design a water feature in your garden, it pays to go out and take a look at […]

Video: Transplanting Cast Iron Plant

Today, I was finally able to transplant 4 large Cast Iron Plants (Aspidistra elatior) that my landscape designer friend gave me a few weeks ago. They had sat in plastic compost bags with nothing but a little bit of water, but looked none the worse for wear. I think this points to why they are […]

Bees are swarming and being captured all over Los Angeles (with video)

A recent blog post at the BackWards Beekeeping site included some photos and this video about capturing a recent swarm. Read “Your Bee Rescue Hotline at Work” Read more on this topic: Freebies = Free Bees! Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010 Video: Rain in Los Angeles I Like This – February 25, […]