One Year Ago: Daffodil planting in 2011

Last year at this time. Funny I have another bag of 75 bulbs just like it waiting to go in the ground right now!

Daffodil 2011

Last year at this time. Funny I have another bag just like it waiting to go in the ground right now!

Elsewhere: Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway!

My fellow Saturday6 member, Kylee Baumlee, is giving away one of these cool compost buckets. This could be the one that finally meets all my criteria. I have been making-do with this container or another, but this system seems like it might make my composting life just a bit easier.

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Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway!

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So I started over, reviewed the list of things you can compost, and after about a week with no smell and no fruit flies, I declared the Full Circle Fresh Air Kitchen Composter a success.  The bags they use are fairly tough bags of this kind, but you should be careful when handling them and not be too rough with them. They “breathe,” which allows any heat build-up to escape, as well as excess gases which may form as scraps begin to decompose. When it’s full (or sooner), you just take the bag out and throw it in the compost bin, bag and all.

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Full circle compost

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Pinterest: Lovely Brick Path

I love the way that brick just settles into its environment and seems to have always been there, even when newly installed. It naturalizes into a garden very well and very quickly. This lovely garden path came up in my Pinterest feed today and I re-pinned it both so I could remember it myself and also share it with you.

lovely-brick-path

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Join A Gardener’s Notebook’s Google+ page

Since the latest changes at Facebook, it looks like most members of the AGN web page aren’t seeing the updates presented there. In light of this change, I am promoting the use of the AGN page on Google+, if you like to consume our content in that type of online environment.

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Pinterest: More recycled doors as garden gates

Here is another example of hoe to use recycled materials in your garden, These recycled doors make an interesting and cut entry into the garden while keeping varmints and critters out.

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Pinterest: Great Design Plant: Paperbark Maple from Houzz.com

I love maple trees and this article from Houzz.com on using Paperbark Maple helped me to remember why. I only wish maples grew better here in Southern California. They need a cold period each year, though, to really thrive like they do back in my hometown in Ohio.

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Photo: Palm Tree in the Neighborhood

I love the “golden hour” sunlight on this large, and old, palm tree in the neighborhood this week.

Palm Tree

Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions

I have been thinking more and more about vines and rambling roses lately, and a trellis like this could certainly be part of my plans. This pin from Sunset Magazine even has build instructions so you can make it yourself.

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Elsewhere: Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds | Inhabitat

Big article on storing and saving your seeds for next year’s garden. Always nice to have a helpful reference to remind you of proper practices and way to make things easier, as well as ensuring you have viable seed for next Spring.

Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds from Inhabitat

Watermelon seeds

Pinterest: Excellent cottage garden path

I would love to be able to build such a lush garden here in Los Angeles, but it seems the dry weather, and the number of mature trees I have, limits the possibilities. I love the way the plants and flowers spill over the path. It just makes it feel so exuberant. The rambling rose also makes for a lovely entry into the home. This gives me the thought of perhaps growing a rambler around the front of my garage. I have a bed nearby where I could start it and then train it up and over. Hmmm. Always thinking, you know. (LAUGH)

 

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