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Garden Inventory: Lantana

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Alphabet: Freesia

Freesia We have two types of Freesia that arrive in the garden each Spring. They don’t get quite enough sun and so they are quite “floppy”, but they return every year like clockwork “Freesia is a genus of around 16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to the eastern side of southern […]

Garden Vocabulary: Stoma

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! Stoma “In botany, a […]

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and Gold-laced Primroses have been grown in gardens for centuries. This strain produces blooms of deep black-brown with a scalloped silver-white edge and a golden eye. Blooms are fragrant with stems just long enough for cutting, appearing in spring. It’s best […]

Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

App/Book: The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide – Interactive Edition (iOS, iPhone, IPad, iPod Touch)

One of my favorite gardening books, The New Sunset Western Garden Book, is now available for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The price is $19.99 and I am thinking of purchasing it for my iPhone. I think and iPad would be more usable, though, due to its larger screen size. I’ll have to look […]

Garden Alphabet: Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)

Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae) We don’t see water lilies much here in arid LA, except in lovely little pond developed specifically for that purpose. This photo was taken at a water lily nursery near Fillmore, California, to our north. The lighting and setting was very nice, so I ended up shooting a lot of photos that […]

Garden Vocabulary: Parasite/Parasitism

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! Parasite/Parasitism “Parasitism is a […]

Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor

Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers! This beauty has mounds of clover-like leaves. Gorgeous red and white spiral shaped flowers. Fine for gardens or baskets. Grows up to 12″ tall. Prefers full to partial sun. Blooms in summer. Hardy in zones 7-9. — from Direct Gardening […]

Garden Inventory: Lemon

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]