The daffodil foliage had been pushing up over the last few days, but as I drove away from the house today I noticed a flash of yellow from the street side bed. Sure enough, this daffodil was fully opened. Many more tome come, but there is something special about the first one of the season.
We haven’t made a trip out to Descanso recently, but this would certainly be cool to see in person. There is a lot of interest in vertical gardening lately and this does it on a grand scale. Link: Descanso Gardens Web Site Vertical Garden Installation at Descanso Gardens from Descanso Gardens on Vimeo.
Whenever we take our usual walk through the neighborhood I the my camera with me, just in case we see something interesting. Today turned up the fruit and plants below including grapefruit, figs, and a couple of neat looking trees. Are you a big user of Google+ or Facebook. You can join the Gardener’s Notebook [...]
Following close after the paperwhites each year are the snowbells. These grow in small clumps all over the garden and were planted by the previous owners. I am thinking that I might augment these bulbs with some new ones for the coming year. I love the little green dots at the ends of the white [...]
My labor a few months ago of planting 75 new daffodil bulbs is starting to bear fruit. As I walked out the front door the other day I noticed the daffodil bulbs throwing up nice strong leaves from among the leaf litter in the beds. It looks like these new bulbs are going to bloom [...]
My garden is filled with leaves. It only makes sense since it is totally surrounded by mature trees of many varieties. Even more, the deciduous trees drop their leaves only to start a completely new set almost immediately. Even worse, I really don’t like cleaning up leaves. Oh woe is me! (LAUGH) Today, though, [...]
The azaleas have started to bloom here, pretty much on schedule according to my gardening calendar.
I had to go to the local home store today to pick up a new garbage disposal and, of course, a quick trip through the garden section had me bringing home a couple of new plants. First was 2 lavender plants to replace some that had died back in our original planting a few years [...]
When Halloween finished up in October, I took the advice in this Pinterest post about growing pumpkins from your old jack-o-lanterns. Source: growinginprek.com via Douglas on Pinterest The Christmas deer below stands on top of what was, only a few weeks ago, a large pine tree. It, and another on the property, were infected [...]
My wife, Rosanne, has greatly wanted a new garden bed to grow some food products. Since this is a good time to be starting (ok, maybe a little late) cold weather crops like kale and such, this morning we brought out the electric cultivator and turned an old rose bed into the new food bed. [...]