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Photo: Strawberries #garden via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Photo: Camellia from A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Acanthus in the […]

Garden Alphabet: Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Garden Alphabet: Pineapple (Ananas comosus) We have visited Hawaii only once, but since we were driving right past the Dole Plantation it made sense to stop in for a bit. The one sight that attracted my attention most was the test garden which contained a wide variety of pineapples, including the example. Some were red, some […]

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) I am not a big fan of apricots myself. I find their flavor a little off-putting, but I know many people who adore them. It seems that apricot was a popular backyard tree when our development was built back in the 40’s, as there are many, quite old, apricot trees scattered […]

Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis Gardener’s will often come across mention of Bacillus thuringiensis or BT as it is commonly called. It is a bacteria and biological pesticide that is often used in organic farming and gardening as it does not have many of the environmental and human side effects as other chemically-derived pesticides. It is most […]

Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo […]

Garden Alphabet: Currant (Ribes)

Garden Alphabet: Currant (Ribes) During our last trip to Ohio, I was surprised to see so many wild currant bushes in the fence rows, parks and yards. I don’t remember currants from my childhood at all and I am not sure how I missed their existence, as we spent many long days wandering about the […]

Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera)

Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera) These grapes were growing on a neighbors fence along our usual  evening walking route. There are a few others, but this one seems to be producing best. It is always great to see food products growing in the neighborhood, but also a bit of a disappointment when they go unharvested. These […]

Hibiscus and Garden Harvest “Everlapse” photo shows – Add your Hibiscus photos and share

Started playing around with a new iPhone app, Everlapse, that allows you to assemble photos into an animated slide show and then invite others to add their own photos. You could do this based around a theme, as I have with my first 2 Everlapses, or you could set up an Everlapse for an event […]

Photo: Sweetgum (Liquidambar) seed pods

I passed these seed pods forming on the neighborhood trees on our evening walk. I’ll keep an eye on them, and others in the neighborhood, and try to gather some seeds to continue the propagation project here in the garden, More Liquidambar at Wikipedia Read more on this topic: Photo: Liquidambar Color for Fall and […]

Photo: Wild currants

Wild currants were all over during our trip to Ohio. Here is one set. Read more on this topic: Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else Video: In […]