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December 2011

Video: Spring – HD Time Lapse Footage of Flowering Trees

An amazing view of something we can only see via time-lapse. Enjoy! Spring – HD Time Lapse Footage of Flowering Trees from HDtimelapse.net on Vimeo. http://twitter.com/HDtimelapsenet http://www.facebook.com/HDtimelapse.net Time lapse of flowering trees such wild apple tree, apricot tree, cherry tree, japanese cherry tree, apple tree, pear tree. Source: Nikon D700 & Canon EOS 5D Mark […]

WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower

Thomas Lewalski was the randomly chosen winner of the Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower in the contest that ended on Christmas Day. We have contacted Thomas and sent his information on to Troy-Bilt so they can send him his leaf blower. I love being able to give away equipment like this. Watch the blog, Facebook […]


When Halloween finished up in October, I took the advice in this Pinterest post about growing pumpkins from your old jack-o-lanterns. Source: growinginprek.com via Douglas on Pinterest   The Christmas deer below stands on top of what was, only a few weeks ago, a large pine tree. It, and another on the property, were infected […]

A little gardening before year end

My wife, Rosanne, has greatly wanted a new garden bed to grow some food products. Since this is a good time to be starting (ok, maybe a little late) cold weather crops like kale and such, this morning we brought out the electric cultivator and turned an old rose bed into the new food bed. […]

Photos: Paperwhites in the sun

Here are a few more pictures of my paperwhites — this time in the sun — for a slightly better view. Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2011 Share your garden photos here or on Facebook Well ^%$&@(*&! What happened to the sun? Photo: Turn your Face to the Sun Photos: Hummingbird in […]

All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and hear

I have a lot of interests, as most of you already know. Therefore, I have a lot of different blogs, events,  and groups in my portfolio of online engagements. I also try to make myself available wherever people want to converse. This means that each of my interests usually has multiple presences on the Internet. […]

What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy!

Everyone knows that the dark days of Winter is when gardeners turn to gardening and seed catalogs to fill their gardening fantasies. How about sharing your favorite catalogs with the readers of A Gardener’s Notebook? Leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite catalog and where people might order their own […]

Photos: First Paperwhites 2011

The bulbs have been up and growing for a couple of weeks now, but today is when I saw the first paperwhite flowers appear. Our Southern California Spring starts as soon as the rains come, so most of our bulbs are growing right now. Looking at my calendar, it looks like we are about a […]

Elsewhere: SproutRobot.com – Enter Zip and receive planting ideas for your zone and date

I came across this site via a post on Pinterest.com — a great place to find new ideas. SproutRobot.com allows you to enter your zip code and then receive info on what can be planted now in your are and how to do it. Great way to get some timely reminders of what you could […]

Giveaway: Win a Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower

Happy Holidays from Troy-Bilt and A Gardener’s Notebook! As part of my involvement in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 program, we are offering this giveaway to bring another bright spot into for holiday celebrations. Enter the contest using the form below. You need only leave a blog comment to enter, but you can gain another entry into the giveaway […]