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Noted: Propagating plants from cuttings

We can always use more plants and FREE plants at that! Check out these techniques for making more plants all the time — Douglas   Read Propagating plants from cuttings via Sunset Magazine An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters […]

Interesting Plant: Bush beardtongue (Keckiella breviflora)

Bush beardtongue (Keckiella breviflora) By tomhilton – originally uploaded to Flickr as Keckiella 02, CC BY 2.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Keckiella breviflora (formerly Penstemon breviflorus) is a species of flowering shrub in the plantain family known by the common name bush beardtongue. It is native to many of the western Transverse […]

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden [Book]

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver (Author), Marion Brenner (Photographer) If you truly want to know and understand a garden, you need to walk the garden with the owner, the creator, the designer or the head gardener. They can show and tell you small things that you might […]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated [Book]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell Exactly what it says on the cover, A Botanist’s Vocabulary defines and illustrates 1300 botanical terms from abaxial (lower surface) to zygomorphic (having a single plane of symmetry). The definitions are short, clear and to the point while the excellent line […]

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature Someone has to manage all those latin names that pot up in books, nurseries and, more importantly, in our gardens. Who decides that that plant is a Clytostoma callistegioides and not a Ficus benjamina? Ever notice when plants change their Latin names. Moraea isn’t Moraea anymore. It’s now […]

On YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

I make time to watch Gardeners’ Word from the BBC any time I get the chance. They just started their 50th Season this week. One great segment they’ve added for this season is an interview with a major influence in gardening each episode. Garderners’ World is my brief respite from the “real world” each week. […]

Noted: Gardening 101: Leucadendrons: Gardenista

A lovely family of plants worth knowing more about — Douglas   Read Gardening 101: Leucadendrons: Gardenista via Gardenista An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: Gardenista Noted: Field Guide: Smoke Bush by Kendra Wilsonvia via Gardenista Noted: Shopper’s Diary: […]

A new prickly pear paddle forms

A new prickly pear paddle forms The opuntia was showing new growth in Arlington Garden. These will soon become large paddles. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Container Garden Update 42: Propagating Prickly Pear (Opuntia) [Video] (4:12) Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Flower #flowers #plants #cactus #succulent #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors via […]

Noted: The Starbucks coffee compost test Via Sunset Magazine

I have added Starbucks grounds (and pounds and pounds of my own coffee grounds) to the garden and compost bins over the last several years, so this is good to know. — Douglas   Read The Starbucks coffee compost test via Sunset: Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this […]

Cottonwood leaves in Autumn [Photo]

Cottonwood leaves in Autumn #leaves #garden #autumn #fall #plants #nature #outdoors Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com    * 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!  Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and […]