13 of My Favorite Gardening Things for October 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

My Favorite Things 

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

Photos: Fall Arrives in the San Fernando Valley 2013

A short walk through the neighborhood today yielded these shots of some of the rare Fall color we get here in Southern California. The liquidambar trees offer a bit of red and yellow which, at least, gives a small feeling of the changing season. Here are a few pictures from the set. You can click any image to see the full sized photo and connect to the entire set.

View the entire photo set, Fall Arrives in the San Fernando Valley 2013

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Interesting Plant: Allium Cowanii

Interesting Plant: Allium Cowanii

Allium cowanii

Discovered via Pinterest User, Shirley Wilkerson

 

I have always found allium quite beautiful, and there is something about the color and shape of Allium cowanii that caught my eye especially. The flowers almost look like snowdrops/snowflake flowers grouped together on a larger stem. Maybe it is this similarity that makes me like them, too. I have snowflakes in my garden here and always enjoy the show they put on each year.

“A very delicate and pretty, early-flowering, pure white allium, cowanii is excellent in the border and as a very long-lasting (3 weeks) cut flower. You can eat the flowers in salad too. – SarahRaven.com

More information on Hemerocallis ‘Derrick Cane’ (Daylily):

From Amazon.com:

 
 
Allium Cowanii  from Amazon.com:


Previously in the Interesting Plant series: 

Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

Video: In the garden…Prepping and Storing Dried Herbs

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Today I package up the herbs (peppermint, oregano and lemon thyme) I set up to dry in a previous episode. (See this earlier episode – In the garden…October 4, 2013: Harvesting herbs and radishes) Rains are coming and I wanted to get them set aside before they absorbed moisture again

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Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! 

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


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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons.

Video: In the garden…October 23, 2013: Replacing a damaged soaker hose

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Replacing a damaged soaker hose in the garden today

Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! 

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

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Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist


Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons.

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Photo: White Rose via Instagram

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Video: In the garden… October 19, 2013: Up on the roof and pruning

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Up on the roof, cleaning off the leaves in preparation for Winter. Using the opportunity to prune some limbs, too.

Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! 

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

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Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist


Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons.

Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – Montage

A video montage from The Getty Villa in Malibu, CA on Saturday, Ocotber 12, 2013.

View a collection of photos from our visit

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Music: “Colossus” by Kevin MacLeod, http://Incompetech.com, under Creative Commons License

Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa Gardens Panorama

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The Getty Villa, Malibu, California

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See the entire set of photos from this trip in this Flickr set – The Getty Villa

Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California

One photo from our visit this past weekend.

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See the entire photo set from our visit – Places LA: The Getty Villa