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Percival Comes For A Visit via YouTube and TikTok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook Our neighborhood peacock wanders about on our roof @douglaswelch Percival Comes For A Visit – Our neighborhood peacock wanders about on our roof. ##peacock ##bird ##wildlife ##sanfernandovalley ##losangeles ##garden ♬ Stay – Kygo / Maty Noyes * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

In the garden…hummingbird via TikTok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch In the garden…hummingbird ##hummingbird ##bird ##wildlife ##garden ##nature ♬ Tropical – SUDI * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library Help […]

In the garden…Crows at their bath via TikTok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch Crows at their bath ##crows ##corvids ##birds ##nature ##wildlife ##outdoors ##garden ♬ How Bad Can I Be? – Ed Helms * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! […]

In the garden…Western Junco via Tiktok [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook In the garden…Western Junco  @douglaswelch In the garden…Western Junco ##bird ##birding ##garden ##gardening ##nature ##outdoors ♬ original sound – douglaswelch * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † […]

28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed

You’ll rule the roost with these DIY treats and boredom busters. Read 28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar Your First Garden: How to […]

Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (1908)

Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture; a cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee; bees, hives, honey, implements, honey-plants, etc. Facts gleaned from the experience of thousands of bee-keepers, and afterward verified in our apiary (1908) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page […]

Out In The Garden: March 28, 2020

Spent a little time out in the garden today. I thought we might need to do some watering, but our rains have soaked the soil quite well, so probably another day or two yet. Watered all the containers and filled the SIP (self-irrigating planters) reservoirs to hold them this week. Found this guy on the […]

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

  Read Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift […]

To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work via Audubon

There’s a certain satisfaction in autumn chores. When the weather’s right, cleaning gutters, touching up paint, or splitting some firewood can feel less like manual labor and more like a rite of the season. But if you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. “Messy […]

MaliArts designs city-chic beehives to save solitary bees via Inhabitat

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on these lovely bee houses and waterers, but providing some respite for our native bees is a great idea. You might find some ideas here about houses you can build yourself or order one of these to add to your garden. – Douglas     We’re big […]