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April 2014

Photo: Purple Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 via #instagram

  Photo posted via Instagram at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Purple Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show (Animated GIF) Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show Photo: Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 […]

Video: Photo montage from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014

This is a photomontage of some sights from our visit to this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California including over 100 photos from the event. There is a lot to see a this show each year including show gardens, a huge collection of orchids, iris, succulents of all shapes and much, much, more. […]

Flowering Now: Calochortus superbus (Superb mariposa lily) – California Native

A few months ago I purchased this Calochortus superbus bulb at at meeting the California Native Plant Society. Native plants aren’t my typical choice for garden plants, but I loved the look of these flowers when I saw them during the speaker’s slide show, so I picked up one for myself and one for a […]

Photo: Garden mask and Japanese Maples | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Orchids at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2014 | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Photo: Camellia from […]

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum (Live forever, Hen and Chicks, Houseleek, Donnersbart)

Sempervivum I remember my grandmother always have pots of sempervivum growing both inside and outside the house. She would have called then “hen and chicks” of course, the common name we all used back in Ohio. This was long before I was taking any interest in the Latin names of plants. (LAUGH) One of the […]

Video: Squirrel says, “Whew! It’s been a busy morning! Time for a nap.”

Squirrel says, “Whew! It’s been a busy morning! Time for a nap.” At least, that is what I think he was saying. Just a short scene from the garden today.   Read more on this topic: Video: Interesting interaction between Cooper’s Hawk and Fox Squirrel (Accipter cooperii and Sciurus niger) Video: In the garden…June 6, […]

In The Neighborhood: Friend and neighbor replaces lawn to with garden

Our friends and neighbors about 1 block away have decided to tear out their water-hungry lawn and replace it with more drought tolerant plants. I took these two angles in hopes that I can visit regular and show the progress as these plants fill out to cover the space. These aren’t native plants, but rather […]

Photo: Orchids at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2014 | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Photo: Cactus flowers from SoCal Spring Garden Show […]

Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014

Some sights from our visit to this year’s Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. There is a lot to see a this show each year including show gardens, a huge collection of orchids, iris, succulents of all shapes and much, much, more. Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s […]

Photos: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 – The Complete Album

Here is a collection of all my photos from our visit to the 2014 Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California. There is a lot to see a this show each year including show gardens, a huge collection of orchids, iris, succulents of all shapes and much, much, more. Click this photo too […]