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Camellia Bloom via Instagram

What is your favorite color of flower? Leave a comment and share! Camellia Bloom While they only bloom for a short period of time each year, Camellia certainly carry a large flower bang for your gardening buck. There are so many different varieties, flower forms and colors that nearly any gardener can find a camellia they […]

Garden Decor: Cute Recycled Metal Sunflower

What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Cute Recycled Metal Sunflower Always one to reduce, reuse, recycle myself, I was happy to find this gem at the local @armstronggarden a few days ago. I think this had just the right amount of cute and kitsch for my own garden without falling […]

Lavender via Instagram

What is your favorite scent or herb? Leave a comment and share! Lavender We have quite a bit of lavender here in the garden. My wife loves it both for its look and its lovely scent and it grows well in the Mediterranean climate here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.  I haven’t purchased […]

Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana via Instagram

What is your favorite springtime flower? Leave a comment and share! Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana Each Los Angeles winter/spring these saucer magnolia trees throughout the neighborhood spring to life. They are striking for a number of reasons but I think the main reason is the fact the the flowers appear of bare limbs, before their leaves. […]

Purple Power via Instagram

Do You Like Purple flowers? Yes/No? Leave a comment and share! Purple Power via Instagram Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and this deep purple hits the spot perfectly.  I also appreciate the simple petal arrangement. You don’t always need double or triple blooms to make something look amazing. Sometimes that just feels […]

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, […]

Historical Garden Books: The Homestead manual of valuable information for the people relating principally to the farm, orchard, garden and household (1881) by B[enjamin] F. Gue – 32 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

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 — […]

Purple, blue and white via Instagram

Where do you go to see flowers? Leave a comment and share! Purple, blue and white When I have a chance, I stop by our local @armstronggarden store to see what is in-season, new, and perhaps, on sale.  Even when I don’t end up buying something, it is a good opportunity to take some photos to share here and […]

A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]