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Photo: “In the meadow…” – Strongsville, Ohio

Photo from our recent trip back to Ohio. This “meadow” was actually a field at the local park and adjoining school property near our cousins house. It was surround by narrow fencerows that were left quite natural and contained many wild currants and grapes. The natural look of the meadow, though, was enough to get […]

Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here is a 4:15 min video I created using 66 photos from our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above. Related: Panoramic […]

Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Here are 66 photos I took during our visit to the show on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show continues on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Full information is available at the link above. You can watch a slide show of […]

Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas

Your hydrangeas don’t have to be blue to be pretty. Here are some beautiful ones from a friend’s garden.    Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  “Hydrangea (/haɪˈdreɪndʒⁱə/;[1] common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, […]

Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday, June 8th 9am to 5pm (Lectures start at 10:00)Sunday, June 9th 9am to 4pm (Kids’ events start at 10:30) Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save money and water. The festival will include: • Interior Educational Displays […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 4 – May 23, 2013

Talk of sculpture, tons of native plants and more in this day’s coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show.    Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (7 of 10) 1973-1982 Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (8 of 10) 1983-1992 Iris ‘Petit Tigre’ Lupinus ‘Terracotta’  Geum rivale Allium schoenoprasnum (Chives) Geum […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 3 – May 22, 2013

Education is the focus of today’s Chelsea Garden Show, which is one of the stated missions of the Royal Horticultural Society. We learned about grafting apples, UK produce and more. You can see all 10 plants from    Ginko Biloba Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’  Rosa Iceberg ‘Korbin’– Plant of the Centenary Entry (5 of 10) 1953-1962 View all […]

Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening […]

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in wet, grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and […]