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August 2013

Garden Alphabet: Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Garden Alphabet: Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Behold the modest Marigold. I see them everywhere and I am sure you do, too. Still, they do bring a certain kind of exuberance to the garden and are easy-as-pie to grow. These examples come from a neighbors circular, brick, planter, where they plant a regular succession of annuals in […]

Video: In the garden…August 28, 2013: On the iPhone and in the garden with beans and carrots

Recording with the iPhone today, as part of a demo for the Dog Days of Podcasting 30 Day Challenge. I wanted to show how you can use it as your video recorder if you don’t have anything else. We check in on the beans, carrots and green onions we planted in the newly raised bed […]

Interesting Plant: Rudbeckia hirta Moreno

Interesting Plant: Rudbeckia hirta Moreno Discovered via Pinterest User, Rachel Ottenberg Lovely dark and striking colors, along with double-petaled blooms in this Rudbeckia. “Wonderful, free flowering dwarf Gloriosa Daisy with deep chocolate colored petals that radiate to bronze to orange to yellow at their tips. Rudbeckia Moreno has a very compact (12″) branching habit producing an abundance […]

Video: Container Garden Update 39: Soakers are soaking and radishes are growing

As part of the Dog Days of Podcasting (http:/dogdaysofpodcasting.com) I am showing off a wide variety of podcasting styles and methods. A quick check on the radishes, carrots and the potting bench. The soaker hoses seem to be working well and everything is growing well, even with all the heat we are having. It does […]

Garden Inventory: Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)

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. As part of the Dog Days of Podcasting, and in […]

Garden Alphabet: Tomato

Garden Alphabet: Tomato During a recent neighborhood block party, these tomatoes were on-display for produce swapping. I understand they were scooped up quite quickly. No surprise there. (LAUGH) Tomato “The tomato is the edible, often red fruit of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Both the species and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread […]

Interesting Plant: Kalanchoe Tomentosa

Interesting Plant: Kalanchoe Tomentosa Discovered via Pinterest User, Zach Revense Lovely markings on the edge of these kalanchoe leaves. So much variety in succulents and nearly always something interest to see — and maybe even grow in your garden. “Thick, soft, furry leaves give Panda Plant its common name. Other names for this succulent plant are Pussy […]

Video: In the garden…August 21, 2013: Grass where I don’t want it, flowers where I do and checking in

Our new, upgraded watering system is helping out a lot with more blooms and healthy plants, but grass springs up from the beds once it gets a little moisture. Weeding will have to get more regular after this. I check in on some other recent and new additions to the back garden, too. Part of […]

Video: Container Garden Update Live – Recorded Version – Episode 39

As part of the Dog Days of Podcasting (http:/dogdaysofpodcasting.com) I am showing off a wide variety of podcasting styles and methods. Today, I will be streaming my weekly series, Container Garden Update, LIVE using Google+ Hangouts on Air. Join us at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, using the links below, to watch and interact live. Watch live […]

Video: In the garden…August 17, 2013: Planting carrots, cauliflower, green onions and beans

Now that the side bed has been turned into a raised bed, it’s time to plant. Today I put in short rows of green onions, Parisian Carrots. Cauliflower and beans. Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like […]