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Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start via Instagram

Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start This is one of 4 paddles I harvested a year or so ago. All four are now growing strongly, but this was the last one to show new growth. They are all ready to be planted out in the garden now.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning via Instagram

Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning This geranium came from a broken shoot my wife found on the street one day and has grown into a lovely plant. It is quite different from a more typical geranium with these small, thin, petals on its flowers.   and Follow Don’t miss a single […]

Historical Garden Books: Popular gardening for town and country, Volume 4 (1888-1889) – 12 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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 […]

Historical Garden Books: The garden primer : a practical handbook on the elements of gardening for beginners by Grace Tabor; Gardner Callahan Teall (1910)- 11 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Roses in the Neighborhood via Instagram

Roses in the Neighborhood  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about roses and rose gardening ††† * 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! † […]

Bougainvillea in the Sun via Instagram

Bougainvillea in the Sun Spotted on a neighborhood walk around sunset.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Bougainvillea via My Instagram Bougainvillea bracts #flowers #plants #bougainvillea #nature #outdoors #garden #gardenersnotebook via Instagram [Photo] Shining in the sun via Instagram [Photo] Succulent in […]

Historical Garden Books: Gardening for beginners; a handbook to the garden by E. T. Cook (1901) – 10 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]