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A Gift of Epiphyllum from my friend, Keri

I mentioned in a previous post that my friend Keri from Animalbytes had joined us for our trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show last week. She grows Epiphyllum in her garden and there were tons to look at at the show. This got me a little interested in, perhaps, growing some of my […]

Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening […]

Video: In the garden…Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate […]

Photos: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA

I am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate of publisher and former ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The grounds now feature this new visitor center and beautiful gardens which act as […]

Garden Alphabet: Succulents

  More information on Succulents: Succulent from Wikipedia.org ‘Succulent Container Gardens’: some design guidance for low-water landscapes in miniature from the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Books from Amazon.com   Search for books on succulents from the Los Angeles Public Library Previously in Garden Alphabet: Bougainvillea Brugmansia Ecualyptus Kniphofia “Red Hot […]

Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]

Photo: Cactus flowers from SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012

This cactus flower photo was taken at the Southern California Spring Garden Show in Costa Mesa, California.  Click for a larger image See the entire set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show Read more on this topic: “For the love of trees”‘ design garden at SoCal Spring Garden Show 2012 Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show […]

Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 12th Annual Exhibit and Plant Sale Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday June 9th   9am to 5pm (Lectures start at 10:00)Sunday June 10th 9am to 4pm   (Kid’s events start at 10:30) Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save you money and water. Interior Educational Displays Exterior […]