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White Orchids via Instagram

What is your favorite orchid? Leave a comment and share! White Orchids Orchids used to be exceedingly rare but now you can buy gorgeous ones at almost any grocery store. Knudsen and Wimber discovered the secrets of orchid growing and cloning and made these incredibly beautiful, of strange looking, plants available to everyone.  Learn more  and […]

Mums The Word via Instagram

What is your favorite mum? Leave a comment and share! Mums The Word A sea of mums at the local nursery. They had some smaller varieties on sale a few months ago and I have purple and gold varieties there. More signs of Spring.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

A Poppy Blooms via Instagram

What is your favorite poppy? Leave a comment and share! A Poppy Blooms Simple, delicate, and yet vibrant, this oriental poppy blooms during a recent trip to the nursery.  Spring has already arrived here in Los Angeles and I am seeing blooms in gardens, too, not just in the nurseries.  Our heavy winter rains are causing everything, […]

Daisies in the sun via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Daisies in the sun I have planted — or tried to plant — daises like this in the past, but they don’t seem to like the environment here in the garden — either in the ground or in pots.  So, like many plants and flowers, […]

Is it Spring yet? via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Is it Spring yet? Our Southern California winter is more like Spring in other areas of the country. It has been, thankfully, raining quite a bit so the roses are recovering with much green growth and the bulbs — snow flakes, paperwhites, and daffodils — […]

Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California

What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California I hadn’t been to the Huntington in a long time, but with our Italian family in time it was a “must see.” Danielle and Marcello had visited 16 […]

Red hibiscus in the neighborhood

What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Red hibiscus in the neighborhood Some flowers are so striking they almost appear to be fake. This hibiscus is so glossy, it looks like something created at a silk flower shop and not actually growing along the street.  This […]

Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

What is your favorite flower or plant? Share your thoughts in the comments! Bougainvillea in the neighborhood Spotted along one of my usual neighborhood walks. After living in the neighborhood for almost 33 years, I have become familiar with the blooming season of most of the trees and plants. This tropical plant is popular here, […]

Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Brugmansia in Bloom A lovely example of Brugmansia found throughout Los Angeles  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about brugmansia with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Winter Camellias in Los Angeles via Instagram

What are your favorite camellias? Leave a comment and share! Winter Camellias in Los Angeles Just one example of the #camellias currently blooming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about camellias with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]