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December 2014

Interesting Plant: Echeveria ‘Lola’

Echeveria ‘Lola’ Discovered via Pinterest User Cheryl Northedge Echeveria ‘Lola’, possibly a hybrid of Echeveria lilacina, forms a sculpted rosette with a somewhat “rosebud” shape. Leaves are alabaster marble with a delicate blush of pinkish violet and tipped with rose. Rosette gives the impression of alabaster wax suffused with violet. Flowers are peach, bell-shaped and […]

Garden Alphabet: Geranium

Geranium This pot of geraniums was given to us as a housewarming present 18 years ago and continues to bloom constantly at the end of of our porch. I have repotted it a number of times and love the fact that it has been with us this long. I find myself always shooting photos of […]

Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Today starts a new weekly series here on A Gardener’s Notebook — Garden Books. Each week I will highlight a new book or publication that might interest you. If you have suggestions for books I should highlight, please send them along. While most of these posts will simply be introductions to new books, I will […]

Garden Decor: Scrabble Tile Garden Markers

Scrabble Tile Garden Markers Great use for old (or new) Scrabble tiles. They also come in smaller sizes in the portable editions so you could make smaller stakes for containers. Via Pinterest User Our Fairfield Home & Garden Previously in Garden Decor: Wonderful downspout area idea Lovely mirror in the garden Twig Screen via Salvage Savvy Sheet Metal Frog on Garden […]

Video: In the garden…December 23, 2014: Sweet Potato Harvest

A quick look into the garden during this busy holiday season. Rain has made things perk up quite a bit, though. 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 […]

Flowering Now: Azalea

Azalea We have loads of azaleas on our property — planted by the previous owners. We have a variety of pinks, a few white and a few red varieties. It is always a pleasure to see them return each year. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook “Azaleas (pron.: /əˈzeɪliə/) are flowering shrubs comprising two […]

Photo: Mushroom Timelapse via Tumblr

Via Tumblr Read more on this topic: Striking Photo of Lavender Fields and Farmhouse Photo: Gardenias and Green Cleaning up rose bed number 2 Photo: Agaricus campestris ?? Noted: Charming Garden Gate via Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love on Tumblr

Video: In the garden…December 18, 2014: A Quick Check In

A quick look into the garden during this busy holiday season. Rain has made things perk up quite a bit, though. 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 […]

Flowering Now: First Paperwhites 2014

Once we had the first big rain of the season, the paperwhites sprung into action. These are the first flowers I spotted for this season. Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2011 Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes) – June 24, 2014 Photos: Paperwhites in the sun Flowering Now: […]

Video: Seeing Differently #3: Honey Bee in Slow Motion

Some slow motion video of a very accommodating honey bee on some rosemary.   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 […]