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Garden Alphabet: Hollyhock (Alcea)

Garden Alphabet: Hollyhock (Alcea)   Hollyhock (Alcea)  Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae.[1] They are native to Asia and Europe.[1] Hollyhocks are annual, biennial, or perennial plants usually taking an erect, unbranched form. The herbage usually has a coating of star-shaped hairs. The leaf blades are often lobed or toothed, […]

Video: Morning Glory (Convolvulus) – A Minute in the Garden 19 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook The next in a series of garden minutes from the neighborhood. See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist   Buy this photo and others on a variety of products from my portfolio         More […]

Products: Lego Birds Kits from Amazon.com

We had a outdoors viewing of The Lego Movie at a friend’s house last weekend and during that we all chipped in to build a tall ship lego kit. This spurred my friend to look into more legos and she found these great bird and animal kits from Lego that she hadn’t previously be aware […]

Garden Alphabet: Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Agapanthus /ˌæɡəˈpænθəs/[2] is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.[3] The family is in the monocot order Asparagales. The name is derived from scientific Greek: αγάπη (agape) = love, άνθος (anthos) = flower. Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the […]

Photo: Orchids Purple and White

Original Photo Via Instagram — Follow me on Instagram Buy this photo on a variety of products directly from RedBubble Orchids For sale as Stickers, iPhone Cases & Skins, Samsung Galaxy Cases & Skins, Posters, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags, Studio Pouches, Mugs, Travel Mugs, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Metal Prints, Greeting […]

Video: Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) – A Minute in the Garden 18 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook The next in a series of garden minutes from the neighborhood. See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist   Buy this photo and others on a variety of products from my portfolio       More information […]

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes bicolor)

Flowering Now: Fortnight Lily (Dietes bicolor)   Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Via Instagram   Get this photo on a variety of products via RedBubble A ubiquitous landscape plant here in Southern California, but absolutely beautiful and striking when in bloom. Dietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866. Common names […]

Garden Decor: Oxidized Steel Fire Basket by Menu

Oxidized Steel Fire Basket by Menu I came across fire basket on Cool Hunting, which always highlights the neatest stuff. I hadn’t really thought about fire baskets before, but there are a large variety available in nearly every shape and size and you can probably find one to exactly fit your garden style. More information on […]

Photo: Bee gathering on purple coneflower via #instagram

Original Photo Via Instagram — Follow me on Instagram Buy this photo on a variety of products directly from RedBubble Bee Gathering on Purple Coneflower For sale as Stickers, iPhone Cases & Skins, Samsung Galaxy Cases & Skins, Posters, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags, Studio Pouches, Mugs, Travel Mugs, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas […]

Photo: Lupines in the mountains, Snow Bowl , Arizona

Original Photo Via Instagram — Follow me on Instagram Buy this photo on a variety of products directly from RedBubble Lupines in the mountains, Snow Bowl , Arizona For sale as Stickers, iPhone Cases & Skins, Samsung Galaxy Cases & Skins, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Metal Prints, Greeting Cards, and Spiral Notebooks […]