Video: Hummingbird – A Minute in the Garden 20 from A Gardener’s Notebook

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Photo: Lavender 2015 from The Gardens at Merritt Lake, Oakland, California

Taken at The Gardens at Merritt Lake, Oakland, California during our trip there in April 2015.

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Garden Decor: Garden Window and other great ideas from House and Garden UK

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The Secret Garden

When the owners of this Cotswolds house bought it, it was a bland Twenties reconstruction of a seventeenth-century house that had burnt down. They and their architect set about rebuilding it, reconnecting it with its gardens and wider surroundings. The results are a topiary dream world of hidden nooks and ravishing views

Visiting for the first time, you might be forgiven for thinking that this house had stood, hidden away and presiding quietly over its surrounding yew hedges and lawns, for several centuries. You would be wrong; the house and its gardens, in their present form, are only 20 years old, the result of imagination, dedication and attention to detail on the part of the owners, in conjunction with architect Robert Hardwick.

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Tomato Status in pictures

I am trying to monitor the status of some plants in the garden by taking regular photos of them. First up are the 3 tomato plants in containers along the driveway.

The first photo is from June 22, 2015 and the second photo is from today, July 1, 2015.

I’ll try to do a better job matching the framing of the photos so it is a better comparison, but using the rings on the cages, you can sort of gauge the growth here.

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Tomato A

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Tomato B

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Tomato C (Cherry tomato planted about 3 weeks before the others)

Photo: Passionflower (passiflora) with products from my garden to yours!

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Garden Alphabet: Hollyhock (Alcea)

Garden Alphabet: Hollyhock (Alcea

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 Hollyhock (Alcea

Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae.[1] They are native to Asia and Europe.[1]

Hollyhocks are annual, biennial, or perennial plants usually taking an erect, unbranched form. The herbage usually has a coating of star-shaped hairs. The leaf blades are often lobed or toothed, and are borne on long petioles. The flowers may be solitary or arranged in fascicles or racemes. The notched petals are usually over three centimeters wide and may be pink, white, purple, or yellow. The fruit is a schizocarp, a dry disc divided into over 15 sections that contain seeds.[1] — Wikipedia


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Winner of Parrot Flower Power – Linda J from Los Angeles, CA

It randomly happened that one of the winners of our Parrot Flower Power giveaway was right here in Los Angeles. Linda stopped by to pick up her Flower Power today and was going to put it to use at her new house right here in the San Fernando Valley! Congratulations to Linda. I hope you have a great experience with the Flower Power.

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Video: Morning Glory (Convolvulus) – A Minute in the Garden 19 from A Gardener’s Notebook

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Morning Glory (Convolvulus) - A Minute in the Garden 19 from A Gardener's Notebook

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