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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 11 in a series – Opuntia Transplant In My Garden

Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia) A couple of years ago I was able to take several paddles from a neighbor’s prickly Pear cactus. All five of these petals have grown into healthy, new, large plants. Now I am taking the time to transplant them into the garden from the pots where they had been growing. Two of […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series – Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

I live near The Huntingon and visit whenever I can. It is nice to see someone capture a bit of video to share with those who are geographically able to visit. — Douglas Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) #succulent #cactus #nature #grow #inspired #tiktokpartner * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

White Roses via Instagram

White Roses Along my neighborhood walk. These while roses never fail to make a show a couple of times each year.  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: Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose […]

Gardening: Tips for growing tropical and exotic fruit trees in Southern California via Orange County Register

The pleasure of hanging out with plant people is what you learn from them. Such people, and the plants they grow, are typically full of wonderful surprises. Just the other day, I met Ash Jahanbin, whose mission in life is to grow and to care for exotic fruit trees. To this end, he runs a […]

Captivating Cactus: 5 in a series – Fuzzy Echeveria Setosa v. minor

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook Captivating Cactus: 5 in a series – Fuzzy Echeveria Setosa v. minor 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 […]

Gazania Flowers in Watercolor via Instagram

Gazania Flowers in Watercolor  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: Pink Camellia Watercolor #camellia #watercolor #painting #art #artistic #waterlogue #garden #nature #gardenersnotebook #flowers #plants Gazania via My Instagram Gazania Flowers Gazania in the Sun Hibiscus […]

Brighten Your Days With These Rudbeckia Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Brighten Your Days With These Rudbeckia Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more! Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/232   Floor Pillow Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room Independent designs, custom […]

Bringing nature home: Why and how to garden with native plants via Coastal View News

Gardening with plants native to the Santa Ynez mountains and Carpinteria’s coastal bluffs is a beautiful way to honor the ecosystems in which we live, as well as providing an environmentally sustainable alternative to water-guzzling landscapes such as lawns.   Native plants bloom and fruit prolifically throughout the year with almost no water, providing crucial […]

In the garden 1 via TikTok

In the garden… #butterfly #gardenA Bugs Life (Theme Music)- Michael Wetherwax   Read more on this topic: Splurge on Spring with Monrovia At The Garden Centers – 3 in a series #GrowBeautifully #MonroviaPlants [Video] Noted: Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden Kale rising! In The Garden…November 14, 2016: Planting Brunfelsia [Video] (2:53) […]

Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes shower curtains, throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! 50+ Products and Over 200 Designs Available exclusively from DouglasEWelch.com/shop/209 Tote Bag Features Selected design printed on both sides Super strong 1 inch (2.5cm) wide cotton shoulder strap […]