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Event: Great Backyard Bird Count info from Animalbytes

My friend Keri Dearborn has some info on this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count over on her site at Animalbytes.net. Keri is leading a bird count at the LA Zoo on Friday, February 18, 2011. Get all the info from the links below. Great Backyard Bird Count, Los Angeles Great Backyard Count – Main Site […]

Audio: 5th Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Gift from A Gardener’s Notebook! Sunday marked our 5th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. We had some new voices this year and had a great time as usual. You can listen to the entire show using the link below. Consider having your own reading of A Christmas Carol, or […]

“Cookies and More” Holiday Special — We want your stories, recipes, advice and more

Cookies and More Holiday Special A Holiday Special from WelchWrite.com Each year I make over 80 dozen cookies and candies for our annual Cookie Party. After 15+ years of putting this party together, I have collected a lot of cookie stories, recipes and advice. This year, I am putting together “Cookies and More for the […]

Fiskars looking for Project Orange Thumb grant applications

This item comes from the Growing a Greener World Twitter feed… Sowing the Seeds of Community Change As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to the growing community garden effort and all it represents — creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown food and sustainable […]

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is happening this week near London and I am so jealous. I will be there in just over 2 weeks, but all of this will be gone. (Pout!) Still, I can live vicariously through this Flickr slide show from those that DID make it. Watch a Chelsea Garden Show 2010 […]

What Gardens to see in the UK?

Image by dewelch via Flickr My family is traveling to the south UK in mid-June and we are looking for some interesting side trips to take instead of spending our entire time in the The City. I am interested in visiting some of the wonderful gardens to be found in the UK and wanted to […]

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – April 2010

Here are a few things that are blooming in my garden this month. Click to view them larger. Geranium | Rose, “Mikado” | Rose, “Mikado” (opened) Rose, “Bewitched” | Lavender Azalea (the last of them) | Fortnight Lily (Dietes) Gardenia | Rose “JFK” Read more on this topic: Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 […]

Lake Balboa Cherry Trees Bloom 2010

I only had a few minutes to drive through the park, but here are 3 photos of this year’s Japanese Cherry Tree bloom at Lake Balboa [Map]. This park is in the Sepulveda Basin, near the corner of Balboa and Victory. Each Spring the cherry trees explode with color for just a few weeks. View […]

Event: Urban Beekeeping 101 – June 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Seen on the Backwards Beekeepers site… Urban Beekeeping 101 Hosted by sustainablesilverlake.org at the Silver Lake Library Saturday June 5, 2010 @ 11AM Talk with Q&A by Kirk Anderson and Leonardo Chalupowicz Kirk Anderson, a local master beekeeper, and Leonardo Chalupowicz, a local green architect and amateur beekeeper, will outline a brief history […]

Interested in a gardening/nature/outdoors unconference?

My past experiences with unconferences like BarCampLA, PodCampAZ and my own CareerCampLA started me thinking about some sort of gardening/nature/outdoors unconfererence here in the Los Angeles area (or elsewhere). I am totally sold on the concept of unconferences and their ability to facilitate sharing the knowledge we all have with each other and the world. […]