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My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

What is your favorite type of native plant? Leave a comment and share! My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) Our state flower shining brightly on our friends garden.  This has been a great year for all flowers but especially our native plants like these. The “superbloom” is fading fast, but there are still these […]

Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram – April 16, 2019

What is your favorite type of rose? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses In the neighborhood, these shrub roses are always a dependable exuberant, show at this time of 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 * […]

Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) via Instagram – April 16, 2019

What is your favorite flower color? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) Spotted in a neighbor’s garden. I am not quite sure of the ID as there have been many new Mediterranean plants in the recently planted drought-tolerant gardens.  These “shouts” of color certainly catch the eye as you are walking by…or even driving.  […]

Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Where’s your favorite waterfall? Leave a comment and share! Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona A peaceful scene in the garden—One of several gardens on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. It is amazing how calming it can be to watch and listen to falling water, no matter how small the source. I think it has […]

A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona

What is your favorite succulent or cactus? Leave a comment and share! A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona One of several gardens on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. Although relatively small, this garden has a large collection of plants both outdoors and inside a sizable glass house. “The Rain Bird BioTrek Project […]

Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram

What is blooming in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus A lovely bit of Spring as I walked around campus a few weeks ago. The contrast of the bright yellow against the dark@green leaves really made them pop. This great bloom is probably another result of our good winter […]

White Orchids via Instagram

What is your favorite orchid? Leave a comment and share! White Orchids Orchids used to be exceedingly rare but now you can buy gorgeous ones at almost any grocery store. Knudsen and Wimber discovered the secrets of orchid growing and cloning and made these incredibly beautiful, of strange looking, plants available to everyone.  Learn more  and […]

Mums The Word via Instagram

What is your favorite mum? Leave a comment and share! Mums The Word A sea of mums at the local nursery. They had some smaller varieties on sale a few months ago and I have purple and gold varieties there. More signs of Spring.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

A Poppy Blooms via Instagram

What is your favorite poppy? Leave a comment and share! A Poppy Blooms Simple, delicate, and yet vibrant, this oriental poppy blooms during a recent trip to the nursery.  Spring has already arrived here in Los Angeles and I am seeing blooms in gardens, too, not just in the nurseries.  Our heavy winter rains are causing everything, […]

Bonsai via Instagram

What do you think about bonsai? Leave a comment and share! Bonsai A small, simple bonsai spotted @armstronggarden near me. I am always amazed at the delicate, miniature representations of bonsai, even if I don’t think I could ever develop the skill or patience necessary to create my own. I can always appreciate them, though. 😀… and the hard […]