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May 2019

Historical Garden Books: Gardening illustrated: A weekly journal for amateurs and gardeners by W. (William) Robinson (1879) – 37 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite hibiscus? Leave a comment and share! Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan Shining out against the darkness of the shade in the garden, this hibiscus almost glows. This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening […]

Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden via Instagram

What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden I was out attacking the overgrown grass and weeds in the front yard when I happened on this insect. I used the Seek iOS app to narrow it down and then Wikipedia to completely identify it.   and […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds – 1918 for large vegetable growers – 22 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming Our friends up the street have always had a wild and exuberant display of Hollyhocks in their yard. I love the tall and stately stems with the multiples of large flowers. So last year, I gathered a bunch of seeds from their […]

An Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! An Iris In The Rose Garden Who says you can only have roses in a rose garden? There were a number of striking iris there, too.  From the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to […]

Coral Rose via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Coral Rose More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

Pink Rose via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Pink Rose  More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your ground cover? Leave a comment and share! Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden I don’t know what plant this, but it provided a nice contrast among all the blooming roses in the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook   Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) via Instagram

What is your favorite flowering tree? Leave a comment and share! Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) The spring flowers keep coming at Cal Poly Pomona. I found these trees adjacent to the rose garden — where I also took a bunch of pictures.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetree; Chinese: 流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a […]