I Like This – April 22, 2011

    A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week.

  • diy project: outdoor planting table – April 20, 2011 – I have been wanting a nice potting bench for a long time and this might just fit the bill. I am going to take a closer look at the plans and see if I am capable of putting it together

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Unknown tree - Can you identify?As you have seen, I love sharing photos of my garden and interesting plants and structures I find elsewhere. I would love for you to share your pictures, too. You can add them as links here in the comments or add them to the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook Page.

I use Flickr to share my pictures and you might find it useful. You can upload your pictures there and then link to them from the comments section.

I look forward to seeing your garden pictures. I will then share my favorites as new blog posts here on A Gardener’s Notebook.

Photo: Basil seedlings

Basil seedlings, originally uploaded by dewelch.

Via Flickr:
The early sprouts of some old basil seeds. I didn’t know if the seed was still viable.

I have been on a bit of a planting frenzy with all these old seeds, just to see what might grow. Once these are up and sturdy I will look to getting them transplanted into some larger pots and perhaps even in the ground.

I must say that I am quite amazed at the quality of this picture as it was taken with the iPhone4. It continues to amaze me with its abilities.

Brugmansia blooms

Brugmansia blooms, originally uploaded by dewelch.

I found these lovely blooms at a client’s house today. She has 3 large Brugmansia, all blooming prolifically. Quite dramatic.

Wikipedia on Brugmansia

Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino

Spotted on L.A. at home

April 23: The annual wildflower show and native plant sale sponsored by the California Native Plant Society and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants includes a symposium. Speakers include Lili Singer on “The Joys of Gardening with Native Plants,” 9:30 to 11a.m.; James Kenney on “Wildflowers and Landscapes of the Santa Monica Mountains,” 11:30 to 1 p.m. and Cassy Aoyagi on “Water Conservation Gardening with Natives,” 2 to 3:30  p.m. The show runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. (818) 784-5180.


Video: Garden Breeze from Viddy iPhone app

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Photo: Agaricus campestris ??

Saw this today as I was working in the garden and figured I would share. After looking at some photos online, I think it is Agaricus Compestris. Let me know what you think in the comments.

I also submitted a picture to Project Noah, using their iPhone app, to see what people there have to say.

Agaricus campestris ???



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Over the next several months I, along with 5 other bloggers, will be working with Troy-Bilt, an Ohio-based garden equipment manufacturer, to bring you lots of great gardening information. Below you will find some basic info and links to all my fellow Saturday6 members.

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I Like This – April 15, 2011

Video: Women in the Dirt Landscape Architecture Documentary Trailer

This documentary looks quite good from this trailer and I look forward to seeing it whenever I can.

Women in the Dirt Trailer 1 from Wind Media Productions on Vimeo.

“Women in the Dirt is about the groundbreaking work of seven landscape architects. Their projects combine awareness of architectural and landscape principles, concern with sustainability, safety and beauty. The scope of their work ranges from private homes to vast public projects.

Through conversations with the landscape architects in their offices, or in the stunning spaces they’ve designed, the film explores each woman’s personal aesthetics and approach to their discipline. Women in the Dirt shows how these “masters of the obvious” create the sublime.”

Read more about “Women in the Dirt”