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 ???



Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6!

I can now announce a new project that revolves around this blog, A Gardener’s Notebook — Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6!

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”

Video: In the garden from Viddy iPhone app

Playing around with a new video sharing app on my iPhone today — Viddy.

Event: Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour this Weekend

From Sunset Magazine online.

I have never attended a garden tour, but lately I have found myself more interested. This sounds like an excellent tour with a price tag that is not too bad. If you happen to attend, please let us know how it was in the comments.

Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour

Posted by Sunset, April 12, 2011 in Events

By Jim McCausland, Sunset Magazine

If you’re anywhere near Santa Barbara this Saturday, April 16, plan to join Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s first-ever native plant tour.

Cosponsored by The Channel Islands Chapter of California Native Plant Society, the tour will get you into private gardens from Thousand Oaks to Goleta.

Cost for the self-guided tour is $15 for members of CNPS or SBBG or $25 for non-members. The fee gets you directions to each location and includes admission to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden any day during California Native Plant Week, April 17–23, plus nursery discounts that can help you jump-start your own native garden.

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Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden…

[Tip] Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden…today. Let go of your attempts to control it for a short time.

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I Like This – April 8, 2011