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February 2019

Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana via Instagram

What is your favorite springtime flower? Leave a comment and share! Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana Each Los Angeles winter/spring these saucer magnolia trees throughout the neighborhood spring to life. They are striking for a number of reasons but I think the main reason is the fact the the flowers appear of bare limbs, before their leaves. […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Farm, flower & garden seeds by A.A. Berry Seed Co (1905) – 21 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Purple Power via Instagram

Do You Like Purple flowers? Yes/No? Leave a comment and share! Purple Power via Instagram Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and this deep purple hits the spot perfectly.  I also appreciate the simple petal arrangement. You don’t always need double or triple blooms to make something look amazing. Sometimes that just feels […]

Waiting for Spring via Instagram

What will you do with your garden this Spring? Leave a comment and share! Waiting for Spring In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan ceramic pots wait for the Spring and new seedlings. There is such beauty in simplicity sometimes and these pots attracted my attention the minute I spotted them. We were […]

Daisies in the sun via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Daisies in the sun I have planted — or tried to plant — daises like this in the past, but they don’t seem to like the environment here in the garden — either in the ground or in pots.  So, like many plants and flowers, […]

Historical Garden Books: The Homestead manual of valuable information for the people relating principally to the farm, orchard, garden and household (1881) by B[enjamin] F. Gue – 32 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Is it Spring yet? via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Is it Spring yet? Our Southern California winter is more like Spring in other areas of the country. It has been, thankfully, raining quite a bit so the roses are recovering with much green growth and the bulbs — snow flakes, paperwhites, and daffodils — […]

Purple, blue and white via Instagram

Where do you go to see flowers? Leave a comment and share! Purple, blue and white When I have a chance, I stop by our local @armstronggarden store to see what is in-season, new, and perhaps, on sale.  Even when I don’t end up buying something, it is a good opportunity to take some photos to share here and […]

A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1905 annual catalog : garden, farm & flower seeds by Diggs & Beadles Seed Co., Inc. – 20 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]