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April 2012

I Like This – Wooden Spoon Garden Markers

Found on Pinterest today…. Source: littlegreenfingers.typepad.com via Barbara on Pinterest     Read more on this topic: Event: Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour this Weekend Project: Steel pipe garden edging Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate Another beautiful use of bottle edging in the garden. Recycle: Detergent Bottle Watering Can

“For the love of trees”‘ design garden at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

This photo is my impression of the “For the love of trees” design garden at the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. This garden was created by Essence of the Tree: Trees for Gardens, Containers and Bonsai. Click for larger image Read more on this topic: SoCal Spring Garden Show Video: Spring […]

SoCal Spring Garden Show

Flowers at SoCal Spring Garden Show from A Gardener’s Notebook (http://WelchWrite.com/agn/) Read more on this topic: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 Event: Fullerton Arboretum’s Plant and Garden Show Events: Spring Garden Tours in Southern California Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino Rain, glorious, rain!

Pinterest: Lovely Dry stream bed for garden

I came across this picture of this lovely dry stream bed in my Pinterest feed a few days ago. I love this as a way of giving some defined character and flow to a garden. It is really a great point of interest for people to explore and enjoy. I would love a real stream […]

In the garden this morning…the fortnight lily. (Dietes)

Found this this morning while wandering around the garden… Read more on this topic: Video: Garden Morning – A slice of life video

Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: SproutRobot.com – Enter Zip and receive planting ideas for your zone and date

Check out some of my favorite gardening books and tools in the WelchWrite Bookstore and more!

 Check out some of my favorite gardening books and tools in the WelchWrite Bookstore and more! Read more on this topic: What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy! Gardening books are friendly, supportive and stimulating companions Elsewhere: Books: 100 books about the world around us: Nature, science, math, and applied […]

Homemade Potting soil and potting bench

Update: 20120426: I came across this link on making  your own seed compost today and thought is was a nice complement to this post. Enjoy! – DW How to Make Your Own Seed Compost from My Tiny Plot — Another project we accomplished the other day, using our own homemade compost, was some homemade, peat-free, […]

Interesting articles from Houzz.com – Grasses, ornamental trees and raised beds

 Recently from the Houzz.com newsletter… Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden A bounty of homegrown vegetables is easier than you think with a DIY raised garden bed to house just the right mix of soils     8 Ornamental Grasses for Coastal Gardens These hardy seashore plants evoke the ocean, sway in the […]

Compost harvest with photos

We took some time today to harvest some compost for a couple of purposes. One is to augment a, hoped for, vegetable bed that needs some improvement. The other project is to create some homemade potting soil for starting some seeds for said vegetable plot. I’ll have more to say about the potting soil in […]