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Flowering Now: Red Hollyhock in Magnolia Park neighborhood of Burbank, CA

Red Hollyhock (Alcea) This red hollyhock was standing proud in the setting sun as we walked around the Magnolia Park Neighborhood of Burbank, California the other night, during their monthly “Ladies Night Out” event. The combination of light, sky and the red color of the flowers was amazing in persona and hopefully comes through in […]

Flowering Now: Morning glory (Convolvulaceae)

Morning glory (Convolvulaceae) A lovely morning glory scene caught this week in my neighborhood. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook From Wikipedia… “Morning glory is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae, whose current taxonomy and systematics are in flux. Morning glory species belong to many genera, […]

Video: Flowering Now for May 20, 2014 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A few short scenes of what is flowering in the neighborhood this week. I plan on doing more of these in the coming weeks as each plant and tree goes through its seasonal changes.   Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a […]

Flowering Now: Pink Hibiscus

This lovely pink hibiscus is blooming just up street from us. I love my yellow and orange hibiscus here in the garden, but the delicate pink coloration really shines in this variety. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook From Wikipedia… Hibiscus (/hɨˈbɪskəs/[2] or /haɪˈbɪskəs/[3]) is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred […]

Flowering Now: Magnolia grandiflora

The Magnolia grandiflora are blooming here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles again. This scene caught my eye on a recent walk through the neighborhood. See an extensive album of Magnolia grandiflora photos from 2013 See a video photo montage of Magnolia grandiflora photos from 2013 From Wikipedia… Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as […]

Flowering Now: Gardenia – beautiful flowers and scent

I love the scent of gardenia, even if it can be a bit overpowering at times. This plant in my garden is  stalwart companion and blooms several times each year. I snip off blooms and float them in a small bowl of water here i the house. It perfumes the entire room and beyond. The […]

Flowering Now: Calochortus superbus (Superb mariposa lily) – California Native

A few months ago I purchased this Calochortus superbus bulb at at meeting the California Native Plant Society. Native plants aren’t my typical choice for garden plants, but I loved the look of these flowers when I saw them during the speaker’s slide show, so I picked up one for myself and one for a […]