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February 2010

I Like This – February 25, 2010

Modern Birdhouses – February 24, 2010 More Citizen Science Opportunities – February 24, 2010 TomatoMania – February 23, 2010 – The World’s Largest Tomato Seedling Sale is coming again! It will be here in Encino March 26-28. Deconstruction: David van Alphen’s Modern Shed – February 23, 2010 Bee Rescue Hotline! – February 20, 2010 Palladio’s […]

Event: Tomatomania 2010

Tomatomania is coming again to Encino, California and other locations both east and west. Check out the web site for complete information. From the Tomatomania web site… One of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. To get […]

I Like This – February 18, 2010

Making Potato Boxes – February 14, 2010 DIY Soil blocks – February 16, 2010 For the Love of Compost – A Tale of Roses and Horse Manure – February 15, 2010 Garden Tool Organization Idea – February 12, 2010 3 Insects You Should NEVER Kill – February 12, 2010 Archipod – February 11, 2010 Read […]

Freebies = Free Bees!

I spotted this swarm hive in this business sign at 5800 Van Nuys Blvd while we were out for out daily walk a week or so ago. The bees were concentrated around the point where the pole meets the sign, so I am guessing the hive is in the sign itself. I informed the manager of the lot about this […]

The garden is going to the birds!

Over the last several years there has been a large resurgence in gardening for food in the suburban backyard. Websites, magazines and televisions seem filled with advice on getting the largest harvest from your garden, square foot gardening, converting lawns to gardens and more. Hot on the heels of this growing interest comes a new […]

Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walk at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area

My good friend, Keri Dearborn of Animalbytes.net, led us on a great walk around the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife area this morning in honor of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend. We spent 2.5 hours spotting all sorts of birds, including 2 new one’s for my life list, a Downy Woodpecker and an Osprey […]

Daffodils 2010

Daffodils and more – 03, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been meaning to take photos of these daffodils for the last several days, but the great weather and afternoon sun finally tempted me outside. These are some of my favorite flowers in the garden and always look so striking amid the purple lantana in […]

I Like This – February 11, 2010

Circular Pod-Shaped Tea House is Heated by Compost – February 10, 2010 How To Start a Home Worm Composting System – February 5, 2010 Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture – February 2, 2010 The First Five Steps To Starting A Vegetable Garden – January 30, 2010 Goats the new […]

I Like This – Circular Pod-Shaped Tea House is Heated by Compost

What a cool idea a great use of what would normally be waste heat — Douglas If you’ve ever experienced composting in action, you may know that things can get pretty hot when microbes meet organic material. So what if there was a way to capture all that heat and use it to warm up […]

I Like This – Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture

Promoting community agriculture efforts and increased access to locally grown food “2010: The Year of Urban Agriculture” was organized by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Department of Planning and Development, and the Seattle City Council. The site includes: City Initiatives & Programs: Street Use Permits: Gardening in Planting Strips Seattle’s P-Patch Program What’s new at P-Patch […]