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Video: In the garden…June 22, 2013 – Some life in the new shade bed, leaf cleanup and more!

The newly planted shade bed is finally showing signs of life, our new aucuba succumb to a fungus and we begin a big, long delayed leaf cleanup project. 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 and subscriptions […]

Video: In the garden short…Grass

What is it that attracts our eye to moving grass in the garden? I think it is the chaotic, unpredictable movement — the same reason we love to watch waves, waterfalls and streams flowing by.   Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions directly reflect how many […]

Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life

The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also, a friendly squirrel and a quick check on tomato, zucchini and digging the last of the potatoes. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. […]

Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas

Your hydrangeas don’t have to be blue to be pretty. Here are some beautiful ones from a friend’s garden.    Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Hydrangea (/haɪˈdreɪndʒⁱə/;[1] common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, […]

Video: In the garden…crow in the birdbath – May 31, 2013

The crows were having quite the party in the birdbath this morning. They are often in the neighborhood, but I usually don’t see them in the garden itself. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Crows /kroʊ/ form the genus Corvus in the family Corvidae. Ranging in size from the […]

Video: In the garden…May 29, 2013: Planting a pack of plants

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant a pack of plants I bought at the local warehouse store. I know, I know, some might consider that cheating, but the price made it a good thing to check […]

Video:In the garden…May 22, 2013: Maintenance and cleanup in the garden including water timers

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I prune back the lantana, pull up some grass, dig up some potatoes and replace some mechanical water timers in the garden in this episode Watch all the past “In the garden…” […]

Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Checking in on the new tomato, and zucchini, looking at acanthus flowers, viewing the trees and most of the new additions to the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos […]

Video: In the garden…May 3, 2013: Poor drainage makes for potato problems

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. It looks like the potato die-off is related to poor drainage. Learn from my mistake. I plant some sunflower seeds to fill the hole and plop a zucchini and tomato into the […]

Video: In the garden…April 24, 2013 – Potato blight(?), black spot and some beautiful brunsfelsia

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Is that blight on those potatoes? Geez, I hope not. I do know that is black spot on the roses, though. Still, the brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) is looking lovely, as […]