Displaying posts categorized under

Education

Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) [Video] (1 minute, 38 seconds)

Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) A female Valley Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) feeds on Mexican sage in my garden a few days ago. I was out working to clear up a mass of grass and weeds caused by the rainy year we have had when I spotted her nearly in my face. I took […]

Historical Garden Books: The principles of floriculture (1915) by Edward Albert White – 35 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: Guide to the conservatory (1842) by Richard Bainbridge – 34 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: […]

Event: Tomatomania San Fernando Valley, March 16-18, 2019

Tapia Brothers, Encino, CA – March 16-18 For almost 20 years one of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 300 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato […]

49 Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas via Urban Organic Gardener

Whenever you are thinking about adding to your garden — or starting a new one — it is a great idea to have as many examples as possible to choose from. This is where articles like this can really give you a lot of ideas fast.   For me, I have installed some wine bottle […]

Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Do you take garden pictures on vacation? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia I had no idea what to expect when visiting this garden hidden away in Milan. I checked it out on Google maps but the foliage hid most of the garden from sight. Still, it seemed intriguing […]

Orchid 5, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 5, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books †††   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may […]

Orchid 4, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 4, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Orchid 3, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 3, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Orchid 2, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 2, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]