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Noted: 8 Edible Flowers to Brighten Your Garden—& Dinners

You might have more edibles in your garden than you think — and pretty one’s at that. Check out this list of edible flowers you might find in your own garden or, certainly, at your local nursery. — Douglas Read 8 Edible Flowers to Brighten Your Garden—& Dinners via Food52 An interesting link found among […]

Noted: Propagating plants from cuttings

We can always use more plants and FREE plants at that! Check out these techniques for making more plants all the time — Douglas   Read Propagating plants from cuttings via Sunset Magazine An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters […]

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 […]

A Timelapse Treat in the Garden via HalloweenTreat on Tumblr

http://halloweentreat.tumblr.com/post/158601427395/my-2016-pumpkin-patch-in-three-seconds Read more on this topic: Photo: Mushroom Timelapse via Tumblr Garden Decor: Moss Buddha via Tumblr Noted: Charming Garden Gate via Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love on Tumblr Noted: Lovely Kitchen Garden via Garden Gallery Elsewhere: Teapot Garden Fountain/Waterfall

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 […]

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 […]