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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 […]

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 — […]

Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California

What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California I hadn’t been to the Huntington in a long time, but with our Italian family in time it was a “must see.” Danielle and Marcello had visited 16 […]

Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

What is your favorite flower or plant? Share your thoughts in the comments! Bougainvillea in the neighborhood Spotted along one of my usual neighborhood walks. After living in the neighborhood for almost 33 years, I have become familiar with the blooming season of most of the trees and plants. This tropical plant is popular here, […]

Garden Decor: Urns along the wall via Instagram

What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Urns along the wall While I can appreciate both traditional and modern garden elements, there is something about garden decor that recalls the past that touches something fundamental in the human spirit. I spotted these ersatz Greek amphorae in the middle […]

Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Brugmansia in Bloom A lovely example of Brugmansia found throughout Los Angeles  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about brugmansia with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Winter Camellias in Los Angeles via Instagram

What are your favorite camellias? Leave a comment and share! Winter Camellias in Los Angeles Just one example of the #camellias currently blooming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about camellias with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

What are your favorite cacti and succulents? Leave a comment and tell us which! More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram How do you save water in your garden? One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information […]

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]