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Pittosporum Leaves via Instagram

Pittosporum Leaves Often we focus on the flowers of our garden plants while ignoring the leaves that provide then background and structure for those blooms to shine. Let’s give the leaves their due in the next few photos. Follow Me On Instagram From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Pittosporum flowers #flowers #pittosporum […]

Geranium Leaves via Instagram

Geranium Leaves Often we focus on the flowers of our garden plants while ignoring the leaves that provide then background and structure for those blooms to shine. Let’s give the leaves their due in the next few photos. Follow Me On Instagram From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Pink Geranium Products and […]

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant)

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant) By Okkisafire – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link By Hrushikesh – Own work, Link Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas […]

Spectacular Leaf Art Created from Golden Gingko Leaves via My Modern Met

Whether creating spiraling circles, a honeycomb, or a complex labyrinth, Hedrick carefully rakes the fallen leaves into intricate designs. She draws inspiration from environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy (whose visually striking nature art has also wowed us for years). With a background in landscape design and art, Hedrick sees her annual installations as a way to not only […]

Wisteria announces the coming spring via Instagram

Wisteria announces the coming spring Our wisteria started sprouting new leaves just a few days ago, showing that spring is in full swing here in Southern California.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List See all my garden, flowers and nature […]

New growth on old rose via Instagram

New growth on old rose A few weeks ago, I trimmed back all my roses, as they had gone completely dormant. This is important to do every year as it stimulates growth right as we get the majority of our rain each year. I was happy to see that all the roses are now throwing […]

Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. The leaves are quite large and structural, making a dramatic […]

Smithsonian Scientists Are Using Ginkgo Leaves to Study Climate Change—and They Need Your Help via Smithsonian

  The next time you venture into the great outdoors, keep an eye out for Ginkgo biloba trees, which can be easily identified by their distinctive fan-shaped leaves. If you find one—and you likely will, as the native Chinese plant is now ubiquitious in the United States—take a moment to pluck a few leaves, snap some photographs […]

A Gardener’s Notebook: Scorch and sunburn in the garden – Lots of damage in the neighborhood – August 9, 2018

A few weeks ago, here in the San Fernando Valley, we set an all-time high temperature of 117º. While we are used to a few days of warm temperatures each Summer, this is by far the hottest and longest patch I, and most of the California Natives, have ever experienced. As I walked around the […]

Variegation on houseplant leaves

Variegation on houseplant leaves Striking variegation gives a special look to these house plants.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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! Read more on this topic: Autumn leaves #leaves […]