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January 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018 Via Instagram Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants native to Eurasia belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2][3][4] As currently circumscribed, the genus includes only two known species,[1] most former species having been moved into the genus Acis. Both genera are known as snowflakes. Leucojum is a compound of Greek λευκος, leukos “white” and ἰόν, ion “violet”. The spelling Leucoium is also used. Other common names include snowbell, dewdrop, and St. Agnes’ flower. — Wikipedia.org More […]

Dunedin Daffodils via Instagram

Dunedin Daffodils Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand  and Follow Learn more about botanic gardens with these books † Learn more about New Zealand with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available […]

Rose with Raindrops via Instagram

Rose with Raindrops Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand  and Follow Available on these products and many more! Learn more about botanic gardens with these books † Learn more about New Zealand with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from […]

Moose PVC Bird Nest Box via Instructables

A new concept and design for nesting boxes for your garden. They look rugged and easy to clean, 2 important factors with any birdhouse design. — Douglas   I inherited an interest in birds from my father, whose family grew up next door to a bird expert. Ruth Thomas studied and banded birds and wrote, […]

Tropical House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Tropical House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand Perfect Hot and Steamy Place on a Chilly, Rainy Day  and Follow Learn more about botanic gardens with these books † Learn more about New Zealand with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may […]

Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand Perfect Place on a Chilly, Rainy Day  and Follow Learn more about botanic gardens with these books † Learn more about New Zealand with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from […]

Most Viewed Pages on A Gardener’s Notebook for 2017

Here are the Most Viewed Pages for 2017 on A Gardener’s Notebook Did you miss any of them? Check them out now! Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis | A Gardener’s Notebook A Gardener’s NotebookElsewhere: Gorgeous Flower Mosaic | A Gardener’s Notebook Propagating pittosporum | A Gardener’s Notebook Interesting Plant: Campanula | A Gardener’s Notebook Project: Steel […]

Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches via Gardenista

I have been looking at something like this to protect our strawberries from various prowling animals like squirrels and such. This article provides links to a host of different cloches for almost any need. — Douglas   In autumn hungry squirrels get serious. You need a strategy to protect cool-weather edibles and other plants from […]

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand  and Follow Learn more about botanic gardens with these books † Learn more about New Zealand with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

Snowdrops (Galanthus) via Instagram

Snowdrops (Galanthus) Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand  and Follow Learn more about Galanthus with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library Read more on this topic: Rhododendron […]