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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 […]

Flowering Now: Freesia

Flowering Now: Freesia Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook 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. This year they seem a bit perkier. We removed a pine tree that shaded […]