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June 2014

Video: Valley Carpenter Bees from The Earth Minute

My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net, has some great footage of Valley Carpenter Bess on her blog and video channel, The Earth Minute. I get the same types of bees in my garden, but I haven’t recorded such good footage. I need to try harder now. (SMILE) Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: Cooper’s Hawk […]

Photo: Red Red Rose

See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: In the garden today…Hibiscus and a Perfect Red Rose Photo: “Bewitched” Rose Photo: Central decoration by Rose Parade Float Designers Photo: Lady Bank’s Rose via #instagram Wordless Wednesday: Red Rose

Photo: Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)

Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)   Read more on this topic: Photo: Pumpkin flower Interesting Plant: Calico Monkeyflower (Mimulus pictus) Photo: Chamomile Flower Flower Drawing Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram

Garden Decor: Stairway Garden

Stairway Garden If you have the space to make it safe, this stairway garden would look so nice. Containers allow you to swap things in and out as you wish and it takes great advantage of a typically unused space. Discovered via Pinterest User Beverly Cooper   ** a portion of each Amazon sales goes directly […]

Flowering Now: Red Hollyhock in Magnolia Park neighborhood of Burbank, CA

Red Hollyhock (Alcea) This red hollyhock was standing proud in the setting sun as we walked around the Magnolia Park Neighborhood of Burbank, California the other night, during their monthly “Ladies Night Out” event. The combination of light, sky and the red color of the flowers was amazing in persona and hopefully comes through in […]

Gardens can tell us a lot about ourselves, but we also end up communicating who we are to others through our gardens. — from A Gardener’s Notebook

Buy or Download a sample of From A Gardener’s Notebook via Amazon.com “Gardens can tell us a lot about ourselves, but we also end up communicating who we are to others through our gardens. One visit to my garden and you will see that I like things a little wild and not too tidy. You’ll […]

Interesting Plant: Espalier Fruit Trees

Espalier Fruit Trees Today’s entry to more about a style of plants, rather than an individual plant. espalier fruit trees have been a part of gardening since and have always fascinated me. They are a bit of work to maintain, but fit in so well with certain aspects of gardens — like walls and fences. […]

Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival – Jun 14 & 15, 2014

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society14th Annual Show and Plant SaleDrought Tolerant Plant Festival LACSS.COM Saturday, June 14th 9am to 5pm (Workshops start at 10:00)Sunday, June 15th 9am to 4pm (Kids’ events start at 10:30) Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save money and water. The festival will include:⋄ Interior Educational Displays ⋄The […]

Noted: 10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers from Houzz

10 Easy Edibles to Grow in Containers from Houzz Patio Growing vegetables and herbs is so tempting, especially as the weather warms up. Who doesn’t want to wander out in the garden and pick the freshest, ripest edibles for the next meal? But it can feel like it’s just a dream if you don’t have […]

Noted: 10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners from Houzz

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners from Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Vancouver Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Aloe Designs The idea of growing edibles is always tempting. Photos of edible gardens promise you lush landscapes filled with a tantalizing mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers that will make all passersby stop and stare. Getting started […]