Video: In the garden…December 18, 2014: A Quick Check In

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A quick look into the garden during this busy holiday season. Rain has made things perk up quite a bit, though.

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Flowering Now: First Paperwhites 2014

Once we had the first big rain of the season, the paperwhites sprung into action. These are the first flowers I spotted for this season.

First paperwhites 2014

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Video: Seeing Differently #3: Honey Bee in Slow Motion

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Some slow motion video of a very accommodating honey bee on some rosemary.

 

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Video: Large flock of Canada Geese over Encino, California

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Large flock of Canada Geese over Encino, California 

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Free Raindrops Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for December 2014

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Click to load full-sized image, then right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s preferences.

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Garden Decor: Wonderful downspout area idea

Wonderful downspout area idea

A great idea to take your downspout drainage areas and them into another design elements in your garden.

Garden Decor: Wonderful downspout area idea

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Video: In the garden…December 2, 2014: A welcome rain in the garden

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Finally some rain after a long, dry Summer

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Photo: Raindrops on poinsettia via #instagram

Photo: Raindrops on poinsettia via #instagram

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Interesting Plant: Hosta ‘Blue Shadows’

Hosta ‘Blue Shadows’

Hosta blueshadows

Photo: The Hosta Farm

Blue Shadows is a slow growing medium sized hosta reaching a height of around 2 feet at maturity. Considered by many gardeners to be one the most elegant hostas ever introduced it has beautiful heart shaped blue-green leaves with very good substance.

Leaves have very good substance with excellent resistance to slugs. — The Hosta Farm

H. ‘Blue Shadows’ is considered by many to be one of the most elegant hostas ever introduced! This slow-growing sport of H. ‘Tokudama Aureonebulosa’ makes a 3′ wide clump of extremely thick, rounded leaves. Each leaf features dark blue shadows swirled around a muted yellow center. In late spring, the clumps are topped with pure white flowers on short 15″ spikes. A mature specimen is truly breathtaking! — Plant Delights

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

Video: Falling Rain – A slow motion view from Los Angeles

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