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January 2014

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) I am not a big fan of apricots myself. I find their flavor a little off-putting, but I know many people who adore them. It seems that apricot was a popular backyard tree when our development was built back in the 40’s, as there are many, quite old, apricot trees scattered […]

Event: Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens – Feb 8 & 9, 2014

Information from ExperienceLA Newsletter Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens larger view When: Upcoming Date/Time(s):  Date: February 8, 2014Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Date: February 9, 2014Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   Email this EventAdd a ReminderDownload to Outlook/PDAPrint Where: Descanso Gardens (San Gabriel Valley) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge,91011, Metro Trip PlannerDriving Directions Cross Streets: Verdugo Boulevard / […]

Garden Decor: 30 Amazing Downspout Ideas

30 Amazing Downspout Ideas There are some lovely and creative downpour ideas in this article fro LushHomes.com. Discovered via Pinterest User Lori Scott More Downspout Info from Amazon.com   Previously in Garden Decor: Garden Decor: Garden gate made from re-purposed tools Moss Buddha via Tumblr Shovel Head Daisy A ladder in the garden Alice’s Tea […]

Photos: In the neighborhood…Apricot Blossoms in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA

Apricot blossoms seen on my neighborhood walk today. Read more on this topic: Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles Photos: Fall Arrives in the San Fernando Valley 2013 Video: Fall Color 2013 in the San Fernando Valley Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA […]

Free Camellia Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for January 2014

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 […]

Photo: Camellia from A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Read more on this topic: Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: In the garden…December 7, 2013: Rain, camellia, paperwhites and more! […]

Garden Alphabet: Primula (Primrose)

Garden Alphabet: Primula (Primrose) These may be small plants and flowers, but their striking colors make them stand out wherever they bloom. Along with these blue and yellow primula, the owners had also planted some bright yellow ones that really caught the eye. I liked the color combination best on this one, even if the […]

In the neighborhood: Japanese Evergreen Pear (Pyrus kawakamii)

These Japanese Evergreen Pear (Pyrus kawakamii) are popular street trees in Los Angeles. I notice on my walk today that those along Van Nuys Blvd were beginning their yearly bloom. They don’t produce any fruit, but when the petals fall in a stiff breeze it almost looks like it is snowing — which is really odd […]

Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram Photo: Daffodils at Sunset Garden Alphabet: Brugmansia Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: First Daffodil 2012

Garden Decor: Garden gate made from re-purposed tools

Garden gate made from re-purposed tools I can foresee transforming some of my own old, non-functional tools into a version of this gate for my garden.   Discovered via Tumblr User Wallace Gardens From Amazon.com…     Previously in Garden Decor: Moss Buddha via Tumblr Shovel Head Daisy A ladder in the garden Alice’s Tea […]