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Shining in the sun

Shining in the sun An unknown plant basks in the sun at Arlington Garden, Pasadena Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Shining in the sun via Instagram [Photo] A Splash of Yellow Shining in the garden sun #garden #flowers #yellowflower #plants #nature “Shining Bright” #flowers #plants #orangeflower #garden #nature #outdoors […]

Azaleas

Azaleas From a Friends’s garden   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about azaleas with these books * 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: White Azaleas in Black and […]

White Azaleas in Black and White

White Azaleas in Black and White White azaleas from a friend’s garden   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about azaleas with these books * 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 […]

Interesting Plant: Bush beardtongue (Keckiella breviflora)

Bush beardtongue (Keckiella breviflora) By tomhilton – originally uploaded to Flickr as Keckiella 02, CC BY 2.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Keckiella breviflora (formerly Penstemon breviflorus) is a species of flowering shrub in the plantain family known by the common name bush beardtongue. It is native to many of the western Transverse […]

Gazania Flowers

Gazania Flowers Outside the doctor’s office yesterday.   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Rosemary Flowers Manzanita Flowers Bee on Aeonium Flowers Flowers of Gold [Photo] Succulent flowers

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden [Book]

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver (Author), Marion Brenner (Photographer) If you truly want to know and understand a garden, you need to walk the garden with the owner, the creator, the designer or the head gardener. They can show and tell you small things that you might […]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated [Book]

A Botanist’s Vocabulary: 1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell Exactly what it says on the cover, A Botanist’s Vocabulary defines and illustrates 1300 botanical terms from abaxial (lower surface) to zygomorphic (having a single plane of symmetry). The definitions are short, clear and to the point while the excellent line […]

Paperwhites in Watercolor

Paperwhites in Watercolor One of my older photos converted to Watercolor using @waterlogue. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Daisies in the sun [Watercolor] Purple Hibiscus Watercolor Daisy [Watercolor] Along the street Poppy

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature Someone has to manage all those latin names that pot up in books, nurseries and, more importantly, in our gardens. Who decides that that plant is a Clytostoma callistegioides and not a Ficus benjamina? Ever notice when plants change their Latin names. Moraea isn’t Moraea anymore. It’s now […]

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

Bee on Aeonium Flowers The neighbor’s Aeonium flowers are in full bloom and yesterday, as I walked by, they were covered in honeybees. So much so It was difficult to take a picture without a honeybee somewhere in the frame. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com […]