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Flowering Now: Daffodil

Flowering Now: Daffodil Via Instagram Our recent rain (and a bit more last night) have caused then daffodils to burst forth. Even better, the temperatures have been cool enough that the blooms have hung around for a while. In hotter years, they often only get a day or two before fading.  Narcissus /nɑːrˈsɪsəs/ is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants […]

Bees on Aeonium Flowers – A Minute In The Garden 63 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Bees cover our neighbor’s aeonium flowers this morning and for the last several days Music: Finding the Balance by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more about bees with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]

Gebera Daisies In The Garden via Instagram

Gebera Daisies In The Garden Springtime arrives early in Southern California  and Follow Read more on this topic: Gebera Daisy In The Garden via Instagram Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram 🌼 Daffodil Twins Lupine

Daffodils 2018 – A Minute In The Garden 62 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Our recent rain (although we have had no more so far this year) kicked off the bubs in the garden. I noticed these first daffodils of 2018 daffodils just yesterday. Music: Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more […]

First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

First Paperwhites 2018 After our recent, and first rain of the season, the Paperwhites have arisen and bloomed.   and Follow * 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! † Available from the LA Public Library Read […]

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018 Via Instagram Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants native to Eurasia belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2][3][4] As currently circumscribed, the genus includes only two known species,[1] most former species having been moved into the genus Acis. Both genera are known as snowflakes. Leucojum is a compound of Greek λευκος, leukos “white” and ἰόν, ion “violet”. The spelling Leucoium is also used. Other common names include snowbell, dewdrop, and St. Agnes’ flower. — Wikipedia.org More […]

California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica ) — A Minute in the Garden 61 from A Gardener’s Notebook

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook After a long absence, the scrub jays have returned to the garden. Now I need to get more peanuts for the feeder. They love them so much and are so entertaining to watch as they choose just the right one to take off and […]

Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” via Instagram

Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” On the patio this morning Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook    and Follow Learn more about Coleus with these books †† * 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! † Available […]

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden Here in Los Angeles, our bulbs — in this case, paperwhites — start to rise in the Winter, usually after our first good rain. Still waiting on that rain though.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  and Follow Read more on this topic: Photo: Bulbs a-rising 2012 The bulbs […]

14 Garden Arbor | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 14 Garden Arbor From Douglas… We have been meaning to get a trellis for the Lady Bank’s Rose in the front garden for a long time, but it wasn’t growing very fast and we concentrated on other, more important tasks. That all changed this Winter and Spring, though. […]