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June 2011

Photo: Passiflora Flower

Passiflora Flower, originally uploaded by dewelch. Picked up a new camera today, the Olympus PEN E-PL1, a Micro FourThirds unit that is a big step up from the Kodak Point and Shoot and the iPhone 4 I have been using. To try it out, my wife and I went our on a short neighborhood photo […]

I Like This – June 27, 2011

A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week. new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants – June 27, 2011 Read more on this topic: I Like This – June 10, 2011 I Like This – June 3, 2011 I Like This – April 29, 2011 I Like This – February 25, 2011 […]

Photo: The Garden in Summer

A nice shot of the woodland corner of the garden during our annual summer party. This spot remains cool in the summer and brings a little bit of the forest into our urban Van Nuys back yard. I have my bird feeders and birdbath in this area, too. My wife’s favorite willow swing, the second […]

Products: Troy-Bilt Hand Gardening Tools

Three boxes just arrived on my door step and, having heard from my fellow Saturday6 bloggers, I knew exactly what they would be. As part of the Saturday6 program, Troy-Bilt has sent us all a collection of their new line of hand tools. According to Troy-Bilt, “The tools are made from hardened, coated and ground […]

Project: Bottle Garden Bed Edging

While I was out on a computer consulting call, my wife and son started in on this project. We had seen edging like this in the past and I also did some Google Image searches to see how others had used empty glass bottles in their garden.There are a variety of ways to do it, […]

Photo: Updated Succulent Container

Updated Succlent Container, originally uploaded by dewelch. Last week we visited the Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale. While there we picked up 5 mall plants and today my son, joe, and I used them to refurbish this succulent container. I would love to tell you what the […]

Photo: Heirloom tomatoes at Farmer’s Market

I found this lovely tableau of heirloom tomatoes at the Fashion Square Farmer’s Market on Tuesday night. This is quite a striking indicator of what the tomato world must once had been before the over-large, over-red, easily transportable varieties hit found their way to market. Read more on this topic: Photo: Microgreens – You can […]

From Troy-Bilt Newsletter: The Lazy Gardener

From the Troy-Bilt Newsletter, The Dirt… THE LAZY GARDENER by Douglas E. Welch I have a confession to make.  I am a lazy gardener.  I am far more interested in enjoying my garden than working in it.  Sure, I putter about neatening things up, pruning, weeding, etc., but I would much rather be sitting in […]

Photos: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale

We were up and out of the house early to head over to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 11th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale which was held just a couple of miles away at the Sepulveda Garden Center. The show continue on Sunday, June 12, 2011, so check it out if you can. It was […]

I Like This – June 10, 2011

A collection of gardening items I found interesting this week. Growing carrot patterns with DIY seed planting sheets – June 4, 2011 – Great idea. Can’t imagine why I hadn’t seen someone do this before as it is so obvious — once you have seen it done (SMILE). Definitely something to try with the kids. […]