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Garden Decor: DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre

DIY: My Lowe’s Creative Ideas Pallet Project from Our Little Acre This great looking and extremely functional bit of garden decor comes from fellow Saturday6 member, Kylee Baumle over at Our Little Acre. She takes a standard shipping pallet (all the rage for DIY project recently), paints it up, adds some hardware and create some […]

Winner: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Cultivator

A random entry was pulled in our Troy-Bilt Saturday6 giveaway and Ryan M. is our lucky winner. Ryan has been sent an email notification and has 7 days to respond or I will draw a new random name. Congratulations, Ryan! Thank you for watching, reading and supporting A Gardener’s Notebook! Read more on this topic: Video: […]

Giveaway: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Cultivator

As part of my membership in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am given the opportunity to give away one of their products each season. Since I liked the Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Cultivator so much (you can watch my review here) I have decided to make it my giveaway and share it with a lucky viewer, listener or reader […]

Video: Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Cultivator Review

Douglas reviews Troy-Bilt’s TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Cultivator as part of his membership in the Saturday6, Troy-Bilt’s group of gardening bloggers. You can find out more about the Saturday6 on Troy-Bilt’s web site. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Troy-Bilt TBC57 Lithium-Ion Battery Operated Cultivator” on YouTube  Watch the “A Gardener’s Notebook” Playlist for all related […]

Video: Refurbishing an older container

My latest video as part of Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 is now available on the Troy-Bilt YouTube Channel and mine. In this video I explain how to refurbish an older container in your garden using my own 16-year-old geranium as an example. This plant was a housewarming gift when we first moved into our home and I […]

A Different DIY Garden from Troy-Bilt’s “The Dirt” Newsletter

My most recent article appeared today in “The Dirt” Troy-Bilt’s monthly newsletter as part of the Saturday6 program. Get your own subscription to The Dirt by signing up on the Troy-Bilt web site. A Different DIY Garden By Douglas E. Welch When most people talk about doing some DIY (do-it-yourself) in their garden, they are […]

Elsewhere: Worms Eat My Garbage …

My fellow Saturday6 blogger, Kylee Baumle over at Our Little Acre has a great story on getting started with her own worm composter. It sounds like it was quite an adventure, but one that is destined to return great rewards. I haven’t really investigated vermicomposting much as I have so much of all types of […]

Look what I got in the mail! Troy-Bilt Tools!

As part of my association with Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am allowed to select several review and giveaway items each year. My most current choices were these cordless tools from their product line. My garden is small enough the I really don’t need gas-powered tools for the light work I do, so these tools fit right […]

Photos from Saturday6 2011 Kick-off meetup

As I enter my second season as part of the Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 program, I thought I would re-share the pictures from our big kickoff last May at the Troy-Bilt world headquarters. It was great meeting all my fellow Saturday6 bloggers, playing around with new equipment, seeing and eating great food at Chef’s Garden and finally, […]

Elsewhere: Gardening Tips for Beginners and Reminders for Veterans – Saturday6

My fellow Saturday6 blogger,”Meems”, has some great advice and reminders for gardeners new and old on the Troy-Bilt web site today. — Douglas  Gardening Tips for Beginners and Reminders for Veterans By Cynthia “Meems” Glover, http://www.hoeandshovel.com/ Being a gardener has countless benefits. Sowing a tiny seed into the earth, watering it with faith that a […]