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March 2015

Amazing and lovely timelapse videos of flowers by Thomas Blanchard

Thomas Blanchard gives us this lovely timelapse of flowers opening. It is always so amazing to be able to see things that happen on a timescale outside of our normal perception, especially when those things come from our gardens. Flowers from Thomas Blanchard on Vimeo. Read more on this topic: Noted: Pistil-Whipped: This Video Makes […]

Interesting Plant: Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)  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: In the garden…March 15, 2015: Setting out our new plants – Sponsored by #Monrovia

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring this series of posts. The opinions stated here are my own. Today I finally got around to planting my new plants from Monrovia. I had a cold this week and this kept me out of the garden, but it only took a small effort to get the Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree and California […]

Products: Pink Hibiscus — my photography on smartphone cases, cards, totes and more!

iPhone and Samsung Cases | Cards and Wall-sized photographic prints Mugs | Tote Bags This photo, and more, available on a variety of products from RedBubble. Order directly online. See my entire portfolio on RedBubble Read more on this topic: Products: Bee on Apricot Blossom — — my photography on smartphone cases, cards, totes and more! Products: Paperwhites — my photography on […]

Information tags from my Monrovia Plants I hope to install this weekend, once I get over this cold

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring this series of posts. The opinions stated here are my own.  I normally like to plant any new additions the moment I get them. I find that if I don’t get to it right away it is too easy to procrastinate  for even longer periods of time. Of course, a cold has knocked me […]

Interesting Plant: California Lilac (Ceanothus) via BeWaterWise (@bewaterwiseh2o)

California Lilac (Ceanothus)  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: In the neighborhood…March 9, 2015 – Van Nuys, California

A collection of flower photos from my walk in the neighborhood today. Have you taken a walk in your neighborhood today? You might be surprised at what you find. See all the photos in this set on Flickr using the slideshow and links below View the complete set on Flickr Read more on this topic: Video: Hummingbird […]

Sweet potato harvest complete and bed prepared for this season

A few hours of our Sunday were spent harvesting the remaining sweet potatoes from last year and preparing the bed for this year’s planting. I have a number of new sweet potato slips on the potting bench and am also creating a few more by rooting them in water from yesterday’s harvest. Here are the […]

Two more plant ideas from Monrovia – Clivia and Stonerop

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring this series of posts. The opinions stated here are my own. As I was looking for my new plants at the nursery and in the Monrovia online catalog, I came across many plants that attracted my attention in some way. I’ll be highlighting a few of the other plants that might eventually find a […]

Event: Mushrooms and Fungi of the Santa Monica Mountains, Encino, March 10, 2015

Event: Mushrooms and Fungi of the Santa Monica Mountains with the California Native Plant Society March 10 · 7:30 – 9:00pm MUSHROOMS AND FUNGI OF THE  SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS Presenter: Florence Nishida What IS a mushroom anyway? Do we have any in Los Angeles? Where can I find some? These are some of the questions […]