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Interesting Plant: Siskiyou Alum Root (Heuchera merriamii)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas Siskiyou Alum Root (Heuchera merriamii) […]

Interesting Plant: Wood Strawberry/California strawberry (Fragaria californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas I have been looking for […]

Interesting Plant: Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus/Diplacus aurantiacus)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas The sticky monkey flower is […]

Interesting Plant: Red Stem Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera/Cornus sericea)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas An amazing shot of color […]

Interesting Plant: Blackfruit Dogwood (Cornus sessilis)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas Hmmm, could I transplant a […]

Interesting Plant: California Spikenard and Elk Clover (Aralia californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas Yet another shady ground cover […]

Praying Mantis – A Minute in the Garden 47 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook A visitor in the garden yesterday Praying Mantis on Wikipedia Music: “Numinous Shine” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)   See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist Learn more about garden insects with these books * A portion of […]

Interesting Plant: Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas One of our fire-adapted plants […]

Garden Leaves: Fern – 9 in a series

  They don’t sport showy flowers, but ferns can be a dramatic statement in your garden — and in nature — especially when massed together. Witness this field high on the flanks of Mount Etna where naturalized, native ferns, make up most of the understory plants. For me, ferns are important as they tolerate shade […]

Interesting Plant: California Pipevine/California Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas A wild and weird exotic […]