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Transplanting Coleus via My Instagram

Transplanting Coleus Working in the garden over the weekend.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about coleus † * 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! † Available from the LA Public […]

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 1 in a series

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 1 in a seriesDouglas E. Welch It has taken me a long time to write the piece. Frankly, I am embarrassed and don’t really want to share that embarrassment publically. Still, I think it is important to do so and perhaps, just maybe, you can help me get […]

Interesting Plant: Heuchera rubescens

Interesting Plant: Heuchera rubescens By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments! Alumroot. A perennial with small, grape-like leaves, only 3″ high, shade to part shade, garden conditions, good with small ferns in shady rock gardens. Heuchera rubescens is a tough plant. […]

Interesting Plant: Butterfly Mint Bush (Monardella subglabra)

Butterfly Mint Bush (Monardella subglabra) What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Monardella subglabra, Butterfly Mint Bush, is a one foot tall perennial covered with one inch purple flowers in Jun-Jul. Butterfly Mint bush has a mint odor but much less than many others. Native to the Central […]

Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” via Instagram

Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” On the patio this morning Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook    and Follow Learn more about Coleus 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! † Available […]

Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata)

Interesting Plant: Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata) By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Mahonia pinnata (syn. Berberis pinnata) is a species of shrub in the barberry family. Common names include California barberry, wavyleaf barberry, and shinyleaf mahonia. It is similar to the Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium), and is sometimes called the California […]

Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)

Interesting Plant: Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) By Walter Siegmund – Own work, CC BY 2.5, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Lonicera ciliosa (orange honeysuckle or western trumpet honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) […]

Interesting Plant: Wallaces Pitcher Plant (Lepechinia fragrans)

Interesting Plant: Wallaces Pitcher Plant (Lepechinia fragrans) By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments!  Lepechinia fragrans is endemic to California. It is found in open areas in chaparral, in dry ravines, on rocky slopes and ridgetops, between 60 and 1100 meters. It is known in the […]

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 […]

Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’ at the Nursery

Fatsia at the Nursery This would look great in a shady corner of my garden, I think. The variegation has a lovely contrast against the deep shade.  From Monterey Bay Nursery Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]