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Douglas E. Welch

Event: Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour this Weekend

From Sunset Magazine online. I have never attended a garden tour, but lately I have found myself more interested. This sounds like an excellent tour with a price tag that is not too bad. If you happen to attend, please let us know how it was in the comments. Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour Posted […]

Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden…

[Tip] Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden…today. Let go of your attempts to control it for a short time. Receive more tips like this – Follow GardenersNoteBk on Twitter. Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Tip: Let the rain dampen your composter

Photo: Turn your Face to the Sun

Turn your Face to the Sun, originally uploaded by Ben Heine. This photo from Flickr is a great reminder that Spring (and Summer) are on their way. Hang in there! Via Flickr: © Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com ________________________________________________ A sunflower field I captured near Sarlat in France The above photo has […]

Grass cleanup: Before and After

I wrote a few days ago, and made the Grass video, about the overgrown grass that was taking over the front garden. Today, I spent about a half hour focusing on one section of those paths. Applying my 10-minute Gardener methodology (LAUGH) I selected just one small section to attack today. I wasn’t going to […]

Roses in April

Roses in April 2011 Read more on this topic: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2010 I Like This – April 20, 2010 I Like This – April 6, 2010 I Like This – April 13, 2010 Event: Tomatomania 2011 – Encino – March 25-27

Video: Grass: A Short Essay

Can’t see video? Click to watch on YouTube! Download “Grass: A Short Essay” – iPod Ready Format Read more on this topic: Video: Harvesting Lavender Video: Tomatomania 2011: Scenes and Interview Video: Rain in Los Angeles Video: Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs – Dos and Don’ts – Webinar Today: Purple Fountain Grass cleanup

Book Giveaway Winner!

A winner has been chosen in our book giveaway contest for March. Facebook Fan Page member Minibox Farm has been selected randomly from the list of members from the Gardener’s Notebook Fan Page. Join the Fan Page and watch the blog here for upcoming giveaways.   Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy […]

Elsewhere Online: Project Noah App Lets You Learn About Nearby Wildlife and Plants

I love when someone puts the iPhone to good use. Here is one that uses the Internet access, camera and GPS to help your explore your world. Project Noah is directed at kids, but I think anyone would find it interesting. You take photos and tag plants and wildlife along your travels and share them […]

What I’m Reading… Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon

You don’t have to be a proponent of survivalist training to understand the joys of preserving what food you are giving so you can enjoy it later, usually when the food would not be available otherwise. Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It runs the gamut of preserved foods. The title says it all and then […]

Question: What are your garden planting plans this season?

Chime in on this Facebook Question on the A Gardener’s Notebook Fan page… Click to Answer Read more on this topic: AGN is now on Facebook #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Moving AGN to WordPress