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January 2017

Bewitched Rose

Bewitched Rose Our rain has kicked off a heavy bloom on our Bewitched Roses. This is the first mass bloom in a long time due to the extended drought.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Pink Camellia Blossom First Daffodil 2017 White Rose in the Garden [Photo] Purple Explosion [Photo] […]

First Daffodil 2017 — A Minute in the Garden 53 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook Here is Los Angeles Spring arrives early. The paperwhites have been up for a while, but here is the first daffodil in the garden. Music: “Life of Riley” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License  See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” […]

Interesting Plant: Cream Bush (Holodiscus discolor)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas Cream Bush (Holodiscus discolor) Another […]

Marigold with Raindrops

  Marigold with Raindrops After the rain these double marigolds collect raindrops that shone in the sun. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Buy this photo on these products and much more! See all the products in this design See my entire product portfolio Read more on this topic: Flower with Raindrops Purple Explosion [Photo] […]

New Plant: Navaho Blackberry (Rubus)

In an effort to add more edible plants to the garden, I picked up this Navaho Blackberry at my local nursery during a recent visit to take photos. Since I have been unable to do other work today as we are having new carpet laid in our combination office/family room, I decided to take a […]

Purple and White

Purple and White Purple is one of my favorite colors, so how could I not like these flowers. I have a purple and gold theme in the front garden that I would like to build on too. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  Get this photo on a variety of home, technology and clothing products […]

Noted: My connected coop brings all the chickens to the IoT

Read My connected coop brings all the chickens to the IoT via ReadWriteWeb An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Mark Dion Reimagines a Pioneering Botanist’s Lab #ArtTuesday Noted: The Royal Horticultural Society’s Allotment Handbook Noted: 7 DIY Projects That Will Maximize Your Outdoor Space Noted: Build a […]

Dianthus ‘Diabunda Red Picotee’

Dianthus ‘Diabunda Red Picotee’ The trouble with making regular visits to the nursery is that I am constantly seeing new plants and varieties I would love to add to the garden. This exuberant dianthus was just one plant that caught my eye on my last trip.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on […]

Unknown variegated shrub with lovely black stems

Unknown variegated shrub with lovely black stems I spotted this in the neighborhood and need to figure out what it is. I’d love to have it in my garden.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Grevillea “Moonlight Flower” White Rose in Black and White [Photo] Purple Explosion [Photo] Purple Hibiscus […]

Red Primula (Primrose)

Red Primula (Primrose) A brilliant red primrose at the nursery. Such dramatic colors in such a smalll and some would say, common, plant.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about primula with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be […]