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Video: In the garden… Ep 001 – Pine pruning, non-fruiting zucchini, and tomato cleanup

“In the garden…” is a new series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today we finish pruning some black pines, talk about some non-fruiting zucchini and cleanup our failed tomatoes. Can’t see the video above? Watch “In the garden… Ep. 001” on […]

Video: Vegetables in Containers

In this project, we use vegetables in containers to make the most of the few, full sun, areas we have in the garden — chasing the sun, as it were. We found the large pots at a yard sale just 2 hours away. The original marked price was $7 each. We got them for $2 […]

Video: 3 short scenes from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

I grabbed 3 short videos using the SocialCam iPhone app while at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012. Enjoy!    Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel | Watch the A Gardener’s Notebook YouTube Playlist Subscribe to the A Gardener’s Notebook podcast using iTunes Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Video: Garden Tip […]

Photo: Carrots emerging

We trying out a method of planting small bunches of carrots in deep vertical containers. We don’t really have a good ground plot for carrots, so this container allows us to have decent, soft soil and move it around to get the best sunlight. Right on cue, the seedlings emerged about 2 days ago. I’ll […]

Mulch for the garden paths…and a little unexpected excitement

We noticed a tree service truck in the neighborhood that had a load of wood chips that was mainly that, wood, rather that the typical load that contains more leaves than wood. We had been thinking of a project for a long time and this finally set it into motion. After visiting Descanso Gardens years […]

Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and […]

Propagating Azaleas using Layering

My wife was doing some cleanup in the front azalea beds this morning and pruned a few branches so she could get the leaf litter underneath. When I happened upon her trimmings this afternoon I noticed that I just might be able to get some new plants from these trimmings. I don’t prune these azaleas […]

Video: Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves

In this tip, Douglas shows the difference between seed leaves and true leaves on his seedlings. Standard advice is to thin or re-pot your seedlings once they develop their first set of true leaves. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves” on YouTube.   Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel | Watch […]

Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

Here is a short montage (3 mins) of scenes from this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. I visited the show on April 28, 2012 and had a great time. There was much to see and learn and I also took a host of photos, which will continue to appear here […]

SoCal Spring Garden Show

Flowers at SoCal Spring Garden Show from A Gardener’s Notebook (http://WelchWrite.com/agn/) Read more on this topic: WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden… #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Garden Tips from February 2012 Video: Spring – HD Time Lapse Footage of Flowering Trees