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January 2015

Photo: Apricot flower with bee via #instagram

Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Video: Seeing Differently #3: Honey Bee in Slow Motion Photo: […]

Product: California Winter Rose Tote Bag (and other products)

I just started using RedBubble.com to produce some products from my photography, including garden photos you see here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Here is a hie looking tote bag from the site. You can click through to see all the available products, including smartphone and tablet cases, mugs, notecards and prints of all sizes. Visit […]

Interesting Plant: Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Malva Rosa (Lavatera assurgentiflora) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, […]

Video: First Daffodil of 2015

.  A quick look at my First Daffodil of 2015 Music: “Sardana” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License 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 […]

Video: In the garden…January 23, 2015: Replanting after frost damage and more sweet potatoes harvested

I replace some frost damaged basil, plant out some homemade lavender cuttings and harvest another 3rd of the sweet potato bed with great results.  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 […]

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly photo animation

Google’s G+ service looks for photos taken in quick succession and then attempts to stitch them together in to an animated GIF. Here is an animation they put together from the Gulf Fritillary photos I posted last week. Previously in my Instagram Photos… You can see most of my photos in my Flickr Photostream Read […]

Flowering Now: Euryops

Flowering Now: Euryops Found along our recent neighborhood walk. Euryops are common landscaping plants here in the San Fernando Valley.   Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Euryops pectinatus is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa.[1] It is a vigorous evergreen shrub growing to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall and wide, with silvery green, hairy leaves and yellow, daisy-like composite flowers, 5 cm […]

Interesting Plant: Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila) via BeWaterWise

Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next several weeks, I […]

Photos: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly in my garden – January 16, 2015

I saw this butterfly darting about on the purple lantana in the front yard as I went out for a walk the other day. Read more on this topic: Video: Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Photo: Passiflora, passiflora fruit and Gulf Fritillary caterpillar Free Pink Geranium Computer and Smartphone […]

Interesting Plant: Coral Bells or Alum Root (Heuchera) via BeWaterWise

Coral Bells or Alum Root (Heuchera) via BeWaterWise.com A few months ago I was invited down the office of the Metropolitan Water District to meet a number of people involved in their BeWaterWise.com project to help reduce water usage in California. As part of their efforts, they focus on providing plant alternatives to water hungry lawns. Over the next […]