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April 2013

Elsewhere: Recap of Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

My friend, Keri from Animalbytes, joined my wife and I for a trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California last Friday. She has written up her recap of the show and included her own pictures of the event. Check out Keri’s recap and photos Read more on this topic: Photos: […]

Garden Vocabulary: Bolting

Bolting “Bolting is when agricultural and horticultural crops prematurely produce a flowering stem (or stems) before the crop is harvested, in a natural attempt to produce seeds[1] and hence reproduce. These flowering stems are usually vigorous extensions of existing leaf-bearing stems, and in order to produce them, a plant diverts resources away from producing the […]

Video: Frieda’s Garden on Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour (17 videos)

Frieda, from Frieda’s Garden on YouTube has just posted a host of videos from her day at Fullerton Beautiful’s 2013 Garden Tour. I am working my way through the videos, but what I have seen so far looks quite amazing. Join Frieda as she tours some of the finest gardens Orange County, California has to […]

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. […]

Photo: Hollyhocks via Instagram

Read more on this topic: Photo: Pink wildflower via Instagram Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram Photo: Nasturtium via Instagram

Video: Container Garden Update 25: Lemon Thyme, frugal lettuce fail and make-do potting bench

I plant some lemon thyme we picked up at the Southern California Spring Garden Show, we check on the frugal lettuce and see why it failed and I fix up my make-do potting bench in the back yard. What’s happening in your garden? I’d love to know! Leave your questions and comments here or on […]

Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)

 Garden Inventory: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese Elm[1] or Lacebark Elm, is a species native to China, Japan, North Korea and Vietnam.[2] It has been described as “one of the most splendid elms, having the poise of a graceful Nothofagus”.[3]  A small to medium deciduous, semi-deciduous (rarely semi-evergreen) tree growing […]

Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

A montage of scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. For links and all my still pictures from the show, visit this post, “Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013. Watch “Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013” on YouTube Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel […]

Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

Here are my photos from yesterday trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. I will have a montage video coming soon, too, so look for that here and on the YouTube Channel. Click the slide show to play/ Click any photo to see it in full resolution or watch […]

Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013

Garden Alphabet: Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Today’s photo comes from our visit to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. The show runs through Sunday, so you still have a chance to make it to the show. As usual, there were tons of plants on display […]