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If your garden grass is patchy, consider a ground cover instead via chicagotribune.com

Homeowners often are frustrated when the lawn looks bad beneath trees. Starved for sun, the grass is thin and patchy.The problem is that most popular lawn grasses are full-sun plants, according to Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Even grass species sold as “shade-tolerant” will struggle in deep shade. You […]

Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado via My Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado Spotted in a flower box on Larimer Street   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. This poppy is much like those that would have been found in the house’s garden back […]

Green Bean Still Life via Instagram

What is your favorite vegetable? Leave a comment and share! Green Bean Still Life I’m always intrigued by the quality of vegetables-both as food and photographic subjects-at the Sherman Oaks farmers market. We try to visit weekly to pick up fresh veg for the house and enjoy a few moments outdoors. Over the years I’ve taken many photos […]

Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram

What is your favorite ground cover plant? Leave a comment and share! Lily-of-the-Valley A lovely specimen from my sister’s Ohio garden. So wish we could grow these here in the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A […]

Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden More plants from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

Planting allium, the lollipop of the garden | L.A. at Home via latimesblogs.latimes.com

I was just discussing alliums with my sister, Donna, a few days ago and now I seem to be seeing them everywhere. Here are a few Los Angeles friendly albums we could be growing in our gardens. — Douglas   Fall bulb catalogs are sweetened with alluring eye candy, including those lollipop-shaped alliums. Their large, […]

Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden More plants from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

Blueberry Flowers via Instagram

What are your favorite fruits ? Leave a comment and share! Blueberry Flowers via Instagram Hints of the blueberry crop to come in my sister’s Ohio garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]