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Cactus 2 – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:28)

A scene from the annual Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival See more videos from A Gardener’s Notebook on YouTube   Music: “Night Music” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be […]

Flowering Now: Sunflowers (Helianthus)

Flowering Now: Sunflowers (Helianthus) Flowering today (Tuesday, July 18, 2017)  in the neighborhood. I love sunflowers, but I don’t have enough open space in the sun to get a huge show like our neighbor. At least I can enjoy these during my neighborhood walks, though. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Via Instagram   […]

Interesting Plant: Wallaces Pitcher Plant (Lepechinia fragrans)

Interesting Plant: Wallaces Pitcher Plant (Lepechinia fragrans) By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Lepechinia fragrans is endemic to California. It is found in open areas in chaparral, in dry ravines, on rocky slopes and ridgetops, between 60 and 1100 meters. It is known in the […]

Cactus – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:30)

A scene from the annual Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival See more videos from A Gardener’s Notebook on YouTube   * 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! Help Support A […]

Tillandsia – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:32)

A scene from the annual Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival More information on Tillandsia on Wikipedia Music: Connecting Rainbows by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) – Public Domain via FreePD.com (http://freepd.com/) See more videos from A Gardener’s Notebook on YouTube   Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products […]

7 Excellent Screening Hedges via A Gardener’s Thoughts & Fancies

Our new neighbors want to plant a hedge between the houses, so I went off and did some research of some of the best hedge plants for Southern California. There is a lot of great information in this article. Give it a read before you plant your new hedge. — Douglas Ficus Nitida and Ficus […]

Serene Photos Highlight the Tranquil Beauty of 100 Japanese Gardens via My Modern Met

I don’t think I have the patience to develop my own Japanese-style garden, but I do LOVE looking at them and walking within them. If you are looking for great ideas you can incorporate into your own gardens, check out these photos. They provide some amazing examples. — Douglas   Read Serene Photos Highlight the […]

Ask the Expert: How to Use Plants for Privacy in a City Garden via Gardenista

“Good fences make good neighbors,” said Robert Frost, but it doesn’t mean that a fence is the only way to gain some privacy on your property. Sometimes a good hedgerow is often better. It is certainly more beautiful. It provides wildlife habitat and it can be molded and shaped according to your whim. In this […]

On YouTube: How to Make Inexpensive Garden Container Soil: Organic Fertilizer, Lime, Peat Moss, Compost & Dirt via Gary Pilarchik

I have put together my own potting mix a couple of ties in the past using my own compost and some purchased ingredients (See Project: Homemade Potting soil project), but Gary Pilarchik shows how you can use purchased materials to create a mix a much lower cost than the prepared mixes you might find in […]

On YouTube: Protect Your Garden Greens & Plants from Rabbits: Thrift Store Shopping! from Gary Pilarchik

A great way to protect your plants while recycling/re-using. We are looking for something similar to this as the netting we used gets tangled in everything and makes it difficult to weed the beds when needed. For us, we don’t have rabbits in our garden here but rather squirrels, skunks, opossum and raccoons.  While the […]