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November 2014

Video: Falling Rain – A slow motion view from Los Angeles

Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Music: “Skye Cullin” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License Please Like […]

Photo: More cuttings on the window sill – Bamboo and ivy

I gather a stalk of bamboo and some ivy on a recent walk around the neighborhood to see if they would take root so I can use them in the garden. This was a clumping form of bamboo, which would be the only one I would want in my garden, as the one’s that propagate […]

Rain, wonderful rain

It has been an incredibly dry year, so any rain we get is very, very, welcome. This is what the radar looks like that the moment. I broadcast some poppy seeds and opened the compost bins to try and take advantage of these scattered showers and the heavier rain which is supposed to come in […]

Photo/ Lovely urn in my sister’s garden today

Out in the Palm Springs area for our traditional Thanksgiving vacation and found this new container in my sister’s garden. Read more on this topic: Photo: Palm Tree in the Neighborhood Photo: A lovely garden seat | Schoepfle Garden – Birmingham, Ohio Video: Container Garden Update — 1 Year On! Container Garden Update 40: Raccoons […]

Photo: Fern with spores via #instgram

Previously in my Instagram Photos…   Read more on this topic: Photo: Here comes the sun! via #instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Wild fennel at Sycamore Canyon Campground Photo: Strawberries #garden via Instagram Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram

Photo: Roses in watercolor via #instagram and #waterlogue

Previously in my Instagram Photos…     Read more on this topic: Photo: Watercolor Sempervivum via #waterlogue Photo: Here comes the sun! via #instagram Photo: Little sunflower in the garden via #instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Purple Orchid from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 via #instagram

Noted: The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz

The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz Contemporary Landscape by Melbourne Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Daniel Tyrrell Landscapes   With careful planning and planting, your garden pathways and borders can be transformed from ordinary thoroughfares to dynamic spaces that can make a statement and excite the senses. Here are my favorite tips […]

Noted: Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times

Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times Descanso Gardens on Saturday will unveil an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern California landscape. Read More “Noted” items […]

Photo: Poinsettia salvaged from 2013 taking on seasonal colors via #instagram

Poinsettia information from Wikipedia Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: In the garden…August 13, 2014: Colors, textures and movements of the garden Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo Montage Video: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) Photo Montage Photo: Here comes the sun! via #instagram Video: Magnolia grandiflora – […]

Photo: Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

Bougainvillea information at Wikipedia Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Frost damage on bougainvillea Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Photo: Daisies in the neighborhood Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo Montage In the neighborhood…Penstemon