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Photo: Raindrops in the Garden at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California

Purchase this photo and others on a variety of products from my portfolio Read more on this topic: Photo: Purple Iochroma at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California Photo: Pink Geranium (Pelargonium) at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California Photo: Yellow Daylily at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California Photo: Raindrops on […]

Video: Falling Rain – A slow motion view from Los Angeles

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 it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Music: “Skye Cullin” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License Please Like […]

Nature shows Summer’s End – End of the Day for August 24, 2014

Originally from End of the Day from My Word with Douglas E. Welch The high temperatures here in the San Fernando Valley don’t seem to indicate it, but Summer is on the wane. The Autumnal Equinox that marks the beginning of Fall is less than a month away on September 22, 2014. Of course, our […]

6 Years Ago: Video: Windy in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

It was quite a windy day in the San Fernando Valley 6 years ago. I remember that Spring when we had a lot of wind damage around the area, although thankfully not in our garden. This video also points of the state of online video 6 years ago. Today I do everything in HD, but […]

Spring is coming! Really, I Promise!

  SPRING IS COMING! Living here in Southern California at this time of year, I like to offer hope to those of you living in colder climes — Spring is coming!!! I have eaten strawberries from my container garden already and have potatoes and onions rising from the soil. It will soon be the same […]

Photo: Frost damage on bougainvillea

Out on a walk with friends yesterday, I spotted this damaged bougainvillea. This is what happens to tropical plants here in Los Angeles when we get one of our, unfrequent, dips below freezing. This bougainvillea will recover, as it only damaged part of the plant, but you can see how bougainvillea is totally unprepared to deal with freezing […]

Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

Frost? In Los Angeles? You bet! Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 011” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video. Music: “Whiskey on the […]

Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles!

According to my go-to weather prediction and history site, WeatherSpark.com, we did indeed drop below 32F last this morning around 5-6am. Luckily, it only remained below freezing for about about an hour. A friend reported frost on their car this morning, so that seems to confirm that frost did hit, at least in certain areas […]

Frost Warning Tonight – Yes, here in Los Angeles?!

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 154 PM PST WED DEC 19 2012 …SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHLAND OVERNIGHT… THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING…PRODUCING AREAS OF FROST. * TEMPERATURES…FALLING TO BETWEEN 28 AND 32 DEGREES ACROSS WIND SHELTERED LOCATIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. […]

Rain, glorious, rain!

Finally. What more can you say? While we had a short dose of rain a few weeks ago, it did almost nothing for the dry as parchment soil. Hopefully our day long bout of steady rain will soak a little deeper this time. Even more, I hope it bodes the beginning to our Winter here […]