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Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Lover’s Walk by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Lover’s Walk by Thomas Hawk via Flickr Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook * 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! An interesting link found among my daily reading Read […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 06

DON’T find a place in your garden for any plant because it has ‘a neat habit of growth,’ or because it bears a ‘ showy’ flower. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 13 in a series – Dahlia in the Dust via Sofia Weström on WTSocial

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook An amazing photo of this dahlia. Typically I don’t like flash photos, but this one seems to make the flower shimmer and shine.  See Dahlia in the Dust on WT.Social * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 05

DON’T forget that in the world of flowers, the un-rehearsed effect is often the most attractive, and the un- invited guest sometimes as welcome as her more formal sisters. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis flowerProbably this cultivar, Echinopsis cv. Yellow California: Great time to visit the Cactus garden. Lots in bloom now, lots of buds for more soon! Via Peter D. Tillman on Flickr Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 12 in a series – Dahlia ‘Fur Elise’ via Longwood Gardens

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook The flowers of dahlia Fur Elise fit this color profile and have all the tropical warmth of a perfectly ripe mango. They are a classic, decorative dahlia shape and measure 3 to 4″ across — the ideal size for mixed arrangements. Combined with burgundy and purple it’s a definite wow.   * A […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald When I first saw this question, I was kind of bummed. Most years I plant dahlias but this year I did not and I missed their bright colorful display in my garden. In […]

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June;O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. — Robert Burns  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: A […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series – Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com) Spent an hour or so at the show on Saturday checking out all the great vendors and plants. * 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 […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series – Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series -Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life Gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has always loved dahlias — even in the days before they gained their current huge popularity. Here are his tips on […]