My first video garden tour

In a world where there was nothing but chaos, one man stands alone with the ability to bring order to the people.     

How is that for a movie trailer?

The truth is, this video will probably put you to sleep, but I promised a video garden tour and dammit I am here to deliver on that promise. This is part one and if all fails, it will be the only one ever made available to the general public.

But, if you even enjoy an ounce of it, there will be more and hopefully each one will be better than the next. I haven’t even watched it yet so apologies ahead of time if it blows chunks, but I didn’t want to edit myself.     

The only way I could download it was to Facebook (don’t ask, still learning the nuances of my camera and youtube). So without further ado, I present to you an original ONG production – click here and enjoy.

UPDATE – I have embedded the video at the top right of this page so you do not have to link to Facebook to watch it.


9 thoughts on “My first video garden tour

  1. Tracy

    No chunk blowing here! I thought the video was great! It gives real perspective to the entire yard. You just can’t do that with pics. It is cool to hear the name of plants – I read them and know what they are but if I have to say them out loud, I kind of cringe and/or mumble my way through it, hoping that I got it right. What is the name of the large grass on the corner of your deck? I LOVE that. I have no grasses in my yard but definitely would like to experiment with them.

  2. Kyna

    You have a nice voice.

    You did get more “New Jersey” as the video went on…I was disappointed in the lack of accent, but when you said ‘Whaddya gonna do?’ I was like BINGO! 😀 Just wait till you hear me talk. I promise you can make fun of me all you want. Cause I REALLY sound funny 😛

    I did think it was kind of amusing when you were filming your children on the swingset, talking about being ‘exposed’. I was expecting cops to stride in and cart you off. Ya creep 😛

    Nice video! I don’t know how to pronouce names of a lot of plants either, but I have more fun that way.

  3. Leslie

    John, For your first video I thought you did a helluva job! Congratulations. You posted that without editing? WOW! I can’t even put a new answering machine message up without editing it 10 times! LOL!!!! Now on to your garden… That was just great…

    1) Cut off the expired daylilies and you might be surprised with some more here and there.

    2) The grasses are gorgeous.. you may have to divide those puppies next year cause when grasses get really big they tend to stop producing blades in the center and since you are a grass fan (lol…) this would certainly benefit you..

    3) Ajuga… LOVE IT………. Had that in my old house and couldn’t stop it from spreading but I didn’t care the mass of blue flowers in the spring was worth every suffocating leaf there after.

    4) The crabapple… YES you got it right.. you bought a Prairie Fire… Kudos!

    5) The sparse leafed weigelia.. give it time my friend.. give it time.. fertilize it in the early fall too.

    6) The ninebark… WOW that is incredible. I just put a picture of that in my blog as well since I recently posted a segment on “Red in the Homestead”.. one of my favorite plants as well.

    7) Get rid of those brown tips of the Alberta’s or spray them with Sevin quick-like before they start getting more of it…

    8) Of course, thank you for the Rutgers Nursery plug-in.. the birches look great..

    OH…. did I just give away the fact that I work at Rutgers? 🙂 Looking forward to your next visit.. are you bringing your camera?

    Job well done…


  4. Melanie

    Fabulous video John. It is great to see what other people are doing on their rural property. Good luck with your begonias.

  5. The Idiot Gardener

    I have been toying with the idea of a garden video, but after watching yours I don’t think I’ll bother. Mine would be an idiotic mess of chaos and errors.

    You’ve got some serious grassage there. I’d plough the lot up and get some spuds and carrots in if I was you.

  6. Dirt Digger

    Thank you all for your comments. I honestly still haven’t watched it myself. Afraid I’ll overreact when I do my next one.

    Tracy – that grass is a Panicum ‘Rotstrahlbusch’. great red color in late summer/fall.

    Kyna – a little Jersey comes out every once and a while. Just keepin it real. We are now waiting on your video.

    Leslie – I may just video the whole yard and ask you to write up a summary of what I need to do. The feedback is incredible. Thank you! I have divided the grasses believe it or not, what an adventure in masculinity.

    Safe – I was worried it was too long but tough to get a lot in, in a short period of time.

    Idiot – c’mon already and bring some video on. You know you want to.

  7. Laura

    My children started jumping all over me when the video was on so I only got to watch the first 6minutes before your voice was drowned out by the chattering masses. Great job! I’ve been thinking about adding an occasional video, but I’m unsure how to do that in blogger. I got to get my butt in gear and launch my own website so I can leave blogger behind! Yours is looking fantastic BTW! Love the new look!

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