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Video: Transplanting Cast Iron Plant

Today, I was finally able to transplant 4 large Cast Iron Plants (Aspidistra elatior) that my landscape designer friend gave me a few weeks ago. They had sat in plastic compost bags with nothing but a little bit of water, but looked none the worse for wear. I think this points to why they are […]

The garden is going to the birds!

Over the last several years there has been a large resurgence in gardening for food in the suburban backyard. Websites, magazines and televisions seem filled with advice on getting the largest harvest from your garden, square foot gardening, converting lawns to gardens and more. Hot on the heels of this growing interest comes a new […]

Daffodils 2010

Daffodils and more – 03, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been meaning to take photos of these daffodils for the last several days, but the great weather and afternoon sun finally tempted me outside. These are some of my favorite flowers in the garden and always look so striking amid the purple lantana in […]

Your Urban Garden

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Video: Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs – Dos and Don’ts – Webinar

I “atttended” this excellent webinar on urban beekeeping hosted by Shane of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm on Sunday and wanted to share it with all of you. It has some excellent advice for those who might want to start keeping bees in an urban environment, including how to deal with fearful neighbors, finding a good […]

A buzzing in the garden

Taking a few moments in the garden this morning, I heard a gentle and general buzzing throughout. It seems the large ash tree in the back garden is flowering and the bees are taking great advantage of this bright sunny day after all our rain. More rain is expect tomorrow, so it is good they […]

Video: Rain in Los Angeles

Rain this solid is rare enough to be interesting here in Los Angeles, so here is a quick environmental video showing the rain in my garden. Watch “Rain” – iPod Ready Video Read more on this topic: Vermiculture with Urban-Worms.com

Top 10 Posts from A Gardener’s Notebook for 2009

Here is a list of the top 10 Gardener’s Notebook posts for 2009. Product Review: The Troy-Bilt TB154 Electric Cultivator Guest Post: Beneficial Wild Creatures In Your Garden by Keri Dearborn Casting concrete leaves from/for the garden Video: Repairing a damaged drip irrigation line Project: Trommel Compost Sifter from Instructables.com Review: TB57 Lithium Ion Battery […]