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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   […]

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 […]

Flowering Now: Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Flowering Now: Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) This plant is so common in landscaping here in Southern California that most people probably don’t even notice it anymore. These were so bright, so eye-catching that I had to stop and take a photo. They are simple and everywhere but that doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful, too. They can […]

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes bicolor)

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes bicolor)   Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Via Instagram   Get this photo on a variety of products via RedBubble A ubiquitous landscape plant here in Southern California, but absolutely beautiful and striking when in bloom. Dietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866. Common names […]

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes)

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes) Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Get this photo on a variety of products via RedBubble A ubiquitous landscape plant here in Southern California, much abused and ill-pruned, but they do produce these interesting and beautiful flowers on occasion. Unfortunately, it also self-seeds wildly, so best to prune off any […]