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Video: Tomatomania 2011: Scenes and Interview

Douglas E. Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook visits Tomatomania 2011 in Encino, California. He interviews Scott Daigre, organizer of Tomoatomania at a dozen locations across the country and chats with a few of the tomato buyers, many who come back year after year. Tomatomania hosts over 250 varieties for sale at each location from beefsteak, […]

Photos: Tomatomania 2011

I spent the day wandering around Tomatomania 2011 here in Encino, California today. Here are some quick photos I shot. I was more concentrated on taking extensive video of the event, including an interview with Tomatomania organizer, Scott Daigre. I will be posting that video in the next few days. View an album of photos […]

Giveaway: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas

“Like” the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook page before March 31, 2011 for a chance to win my review copy of Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas. I will randomly pick a Facebook “fan” to receive the book. Review: Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce by Cathy Thomas Whenever I am talking with people […]

Event: Free Online garden classes – Healthy Garden Training Series

A Year in the Yarden twittered info on this series of classes earlier this evening. There are some interesting classes listed, great for any garden that might want to learn a bit more about a wide variety of garden topics. Online classes start March 29, 2011 Register today! Healthy Garden Training Series The USDA People’s […]

Event: Fullerton Arboretum’s Plant and Garden Show

Fullerton Arboretum’s Plant and Garden Show Saturday, April 16 & Sunday April 17, 10:00 am-4:00pm *Members only preview Saturday- 9:00-10:00 am Come bring your wagon to the Fullerton Arboretum for a spectacular, weekend long outdoor garden event. Green Scene is the spring event to find bulbs, succulents, organic vegetables, varietal plants, garden accessories and garden […]

Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info

After a good year for rain, like this one, the California Poppy bloom, along with other wildflowers should be quite dramatic. You can keep abreast of what is happening by visiting the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR web site or calling their hotline at (661) 724-1180. Click to see many pictures from our 2003 […]

AGN Gardening Events Calendar

Check out these gardening events in the Southern California area and elsewhere around the world. If you hosting gardening-related events, let me know and I will add them to the calendar. Read more on this topic: First Daffodils and my Google-based gardening calendar Gardening Gift Guide # 9: Wells Lamont Wet and Muddy Latex Coated […]

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival, March 19-20, 2011

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. (818) 949 4200 The flowering of cherry trees is celebrated around the world as a herald of spring. Descanso Gardens will welcome the season with a new, Japanese-themed Cherry Blossom Festival on March 19 and 20. Witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony – or watch […]

Event: Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold

March 17, 2011 Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold $20 The LA County Arboretum 301 North Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA 626-821-4623 Native seed ain’t just for the birds! This class will guide you through the fun and easy experience of gathering, cleaning and saving seed from your own native […]

Event: Tomatomania 2011 – Encino – March 25-27

It is almost time for Tomatomania again. This yearly event with both California and New England locations kicks off the growing season with tomato seedlings in hundreds of varieties, from heirloom to modern hybrids. We are lucky in that one of the major locations is within a mile of our house and garden, so it […]