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First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

First Paperwhites 2018 After our recent, and first rain of the season, the Paperwhites have arisen and bloomed.   and Follow * 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! † Available from the LA Public Library Read […]

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018 Via Instagram Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants native to Eurasia belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2][3][4] As currently circumscribed, the genus includes only two known species,[1] most former species having been moved into the genus Acis. Both genera are known as snowflakes. Leucojum is a compound of Greek λευκος, leukos “white” and ἰόν, ion “violet”. The spelling Leucoium is also used. Other common names include snowbell, dewdrop, and St. Agnes’ flower. — Wikipedia.org More […]

Flowering Now: Apple Blossom Camellia

Flowering Now: Apple Blossom Camellia Via Instagram Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–300 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. There are also around 3,000 hybrids. The genus was named by Linnaeusafter the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines […]

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 Helianthus or sunflowers (from […]

Camellia in my garden

Camellia in my garden I found this camellia bloom in the the garden yesterday. I spotted it out the back window, its red shining out against the dark green leaves. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about camellias with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

First Paperwhites 2016 – A Minute in the Garden 51 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook The first paperwhites arrive in the garden following our first rains of the season. Music: “Chill Float” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)   See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist Learn more about gardening in these books from […]

The First Paperwhite 2016/2017 [Photo]

The First Paperwhite 2016/2017 Our seasons are a bit different here in Southern California, so our Spring bulbs arrive with the first rains of our season in late Fall and early Winter. These bulbs were some that I planted new this year. The older bulbs are putting up leaves but this one decided to bloom first. […]

Magnolia Grandiflora Flower via Instagram [Photo]

Magnolia Grandiflora Flower #garden #gardenersnotebook #flowers #tree #nature #bw #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography via Instagram Follow me on Instagram More on Magnolias: Read more on this topic: Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Flower #flowers #plants #cactus #succulent #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors via Instagram [Photo] Get these Chamomile Flower products and much more exclusively from Douglas E. Welch via Instagram […]

Epiphyllum Blooming in the Greenhouse This Morning

As you may have seen, last week we built a small 5×5 plastic greenhouse to house some of our more delicate plants, cuttings and seedings. This Epiphyllum had a bloom starting on it when we placed it in the greenhouse and today I was greeted with this lovely pink bloom. Not sure if the added humidity […]

Flowering Now: Penstemon

Flowering Now: Penstemon A native flower here in Southern California, although this particular variety might be a hybridized version for garden use. The lovely tubular flowers nod in the breeze above their deep-green leaves and add a spark to any landscape. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Via Instagram   Get this photos — and […]