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May 2013

Photos: My Amaryllis over the years

Looking over my photos from past years, I came across this collection of Amaryllis that reappear in the garden every year. You can see a slideshow below. See the entire Amaryllis set on Flickr Amaryllis “Amaryllis (pronounced /ˌæməˈrɪlɨs/[1]) is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis […]

Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Checking in on the new tomato, and zucchini, looking at acanthus flowers, viewing the trees and most of the new additions to the garden. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos […]

Garden History: Pittville Gardens, Cheltenham, England

What is it about water in the garden? Are we attracted by the sound, the sight, the reflections that dance across the surface? It is sure that water elements in the garden attract humans and wildlife like flowers attract bees. There is something soothing and contemplative about water whether it be a still pond, or […]

Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path

Amazing river stone mosaic path This amazing path immediately caught my eye as I browsed through Pinterest today. The amount of design, planning and installation work involved seems amazing. I don’t think I would ever have the patience to start a project like this, let along complete it. That said, what an amazing statement this […]

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sɛmpəˈvaɪvəm/),[1] is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever and hen and chicks. They are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. In favourable […]

Garden Inventory: Podocarpus

Garden Inventory: Podocarpus Podocarpus (pron.: /ˌpoʊdəˈkɑrpəs/;[1] from the Greek, podos, meaning “foot”, and karpos, meaning “fruit”) is a genus of conifers, the most numerous and widely distributed of the podocarp family Podocarpaceae. The 105 species of Podocarpus are evergreen shrubs or trees from 1-25 m (rarely to 40 m) in height. The leaves are 0.5-15 […]

Video: Container Garden Update 26: More cuttings and some progress on our first batch

It’s raining — in Los Angeles — in May! Almost unheard of! Still a few sprinkles can’t keep us out of the garden. I check in the containers including the strawberries, herb pot, nasturiums and everything on the potting bench. New propagation attempts include jacaranda, jasmine, Clytostoma and more rosemary starts in water instead of […]

Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search […]

Free Magnolia Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for May 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. 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 […]

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik

Subscribed 36: The Rusted Vegetable Garden with Gary Pilarchik Both a blog and YouTube Channel, Gary provides a wealth of gardening information. I subscribe to both the blog and the YouTube Channel, although I discovered him through his channel first. I find myself making lots of notes when I watch his videos. I am trying […]