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January 2013

Video: In the garden…January 30, 2013 – Potato!

“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. Today, a potato shows its leaves, snowdrops flower, daffodils are coming and the roses bloom. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. More information on rain gathering for […]

#gardenchat: What’s New for 2013? – Read the transcript

If you missed last night’s #gardenchat, take a moment and check out this transcript in PDF format. #GardenChat 20130128 – What’s New for 2013?   A special Pinterest board was also created for #gardenchat-ers to share what they wanted to grow this year. Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Interesting […]

Photos: Tree failure in the neighborhood

I believe a actually heard this limb fall early Sunday morning, even thought I live several houses further up the street. It made a heck of a racket as it came down. Photos like these provide a good reminder why we all need to watch over our trees and make sure they are maintained properly. […]

Last Year in the Garden: Bewitched Roses

See these photos, in larger sizes, on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: “Bewitched” Rose Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting Roses in April Photos: Seedlings and roses

Photo: Frost damage on bougainvillea

Out on a walk with friends yesterday, I spotted this damaged bougainvillea. This is what happens to tropical plants here in Los Angeles when we get one of our, unfrequent, dips below freezing. This bougainvillea will recover, as it only damaged part of the plant, but you can see how bougainvillea is totally unprepared to deal with freezing […]

Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon

Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information on Dianthus: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Burpee Seeds Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Sustainable Seeds Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla […]

Video: Container Garden Update 013 – Seedlings

With a few days of rain lettuce seedlings, basil and peppermint returns and the spinach and kale make a reappearance. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 013” on YouTube  Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your […]

Garden Inventory: Ming Fern Asparagus (Aspargaus retrofractus)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Subscribed 022: Backyard Farmer from the University of Nebraska

This is a re-post from my blog and podcast, Careers in New Media. It focuses on a site with great gardening information, so I wanted to share it here as well. — Douglas Subscribed is my series highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, […]

Garden Alphabet: Salvia

  Photo: Douglas E. Welch More information on Salvia: Salvia on Wikipedia.org Salvia at the National Gardening Association A Gardener’s Guide to Salvias from BHG.com Books from Amazon.com   Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Iris Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker” Lantana Nandina Orange Paperwhites Succulents Read more on this topic: Garden Alphabet: Lantana Garden […]