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August 2013

Neighborhood Seed Gathering – August 13, 2013

As I have mentioned in the Container Garden Update and In the garden… video series, I have been making a point of finding seeds on my regular neighborhood walks. Last night, I found these seeds available. Liquidambar Buckwheat Passiflora Mimosa Here is a photo to show off each one. The liquidambar seems to hold a […]

Garden History: Our roots are strong and deep – Tree Roots, Saint-Cloud, Eugène Atget

Most of us well only ever see our gardens in youth and, perhaps, middle age. It is only in other’s gardens — those created long before us — that we can truly witness deep and long garden history. This photo from the famous photographer, Eugène Atget, shows just how deep garden roots can go. While these […]

“From A Gardener’s Notebook” – A book of essays from Douglas E. Welch

Can’t see the video above? Watch “From A Gardener’s Notebook Book Trailer” on YouTube My latest book is now available in the Amazon Kindle Store — “From A Gardener’s Notebook“. This book is a collection of essays about gardening and what it means to be a gardener. I have been writing for “A Gardener’s Notebook” […]

In the garden today…Hibiscus and a Perfect Red Rose

Read more on this topic: Hibiscus and Garden Harvest “Everlapse” photo shows – Add your Hibiscus photos and share Wordless Wednesday: Red Rose Garden Alphabet: Kniphofia “Red Hot Poker” Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae)

Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis

Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis ** Shop all things gardening on Amazon.com ** Discovered via Pinterest User, Isabell Mac Interesting shapes always make for interesting plants, and this Albuca is no exception. These lovely curlicues would make a great accent plant in any pot or succulent planting. Find/ Buy Albuca namaquensis | eBay “Albuca is a genus of plants […]

Video: Container Garden Update 37: Radishes are up, as are carrots!

Radishes and carrots are starting to sprout and I add a soaker hose connection, with timer, to the container garden and surrounding roses. * See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 4 Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 37” on YouTube Watch the “Container […]

Video: In the garden…August 9, 2013: More irrigation upgrades, timers and soakers

Time to refurbish some older, non-functional soaker hoses and add another electronic timer to get the water flowing again. 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 this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes […]

Garden Alphabet: Dahlia

Garden Alphabet: Dahlia I wish this Dahlia was in my own garden, but I spotted 2 similar plants in my neighborhood walk the other night. They are quite showy and seemed to have suddenly appeared. I hadn’t noticed them before and then, “boop” there they were. Dahlia “Dahlia (UK /deɪliə/ or US /dɑːliə/)[3] is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native mainly in Mexico, but […]

Video: Repairing a garden hose – A Gardener’s Notebook Tip

Time to repair an older, but still serviceable, garden hose with some parts from the home improvement store and a little time. So easy anyone — yes even I — can do it! (LAUGH) Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com   Watch all past episodes of A Gardner’s Notebook  in […]

Interesting Plant: Hosta ‘Remember Me’

Interesting Plant: Hosta ‘Remember Me’ Discovered via Pinterest User, Be B Maybe is was all the host I saw on our trip back to Ohio, but I love the lemon yellow color of this host. In my garden, here in Los Angeles, I would definitely have to set up a special, high moisture, area with […]