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Flowering Now: Daffodil

Flowering Now: Daffodil Via Instagram Our recent rain (and a bit more last night) have caused then daffodils to burst forth. Even better, the temperatures have been cool enough that the blooms have hung around for a while. In hotter years, they often only get a day or two before fading.  Narcissus /nɑːrˈsɪsəs/ is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants […]

Daffodils 2018 – A Minute In The Garden 62 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Our recent rain (although we have had no more so far this year) kicked off the bubs in the garden. I noticed these first daffodils of 2018 daffodils just yesterday. Music: Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more […]

First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

First Paperwhites 2018 After our recent, and first rain of the season, the Paperwhites have arisen and bloomed.   and Follow * 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden Here in Los Angeles, our bulbs — in this case, paperwhites — start to rise in the Winter, usually after our first good rain. Still waiting on that rain though.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  and Follow Read more on this topic: Photo: Bulbs a-rising 2012 The bulbs […]

Daffodils

Daffodils More daffodils from the garden. Some of my favorite plants.    Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Snowflakes (Leucojum) Snowflakes (Leucojum) Lupine Bee on Aeonium Flowers Azaleas

Noted: Gardening 101: Tulip – Gardenista

All about Tulips     In The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas (the father of the more famous Dumas who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo), an entire town in the Netherlands is struck by tulip mania. An enormous prize is offered to any grower who can procure a truly black tulip. Indeed, the Dutch […]

Yellow Tulips

Yellow Tulips More tulips, spotted at the grocery store nearby. They were so pretty I walked back as my wife checked out to grab this photo. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about tulips with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these […]