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Video: In the garden…June 22, 2013 – Some life in the new shade bed, leaf cleanup and more!

The newly planted shade bed is finally showing signs of life, our new aucuba succumb to a fungus and we begin a big, long delayed leaf cleanup project. Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions […]

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense)

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away for future use. I am always looking for easy care plants that still bring some impact to the garden. Thanks to Pinterest user Janice Meylan for sharing this plant. Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) “Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as […]

Video: In the garden…May 29, 2013: Planting a pack of plants

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant a pack of plants I bought at the local warehouse store. I know, I know, some might consider that cheating, but the price made it a good thing to check […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 4 – May 23, 2013

Talk of sculpture, tons of native plants and more in this day’s coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show.    Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (7 of 10) 1973-1982 Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (8 of 10) 1983-1992 Iris ‘Petit Tigre’ Lupinus ‘Terracotta’  Geum rivale Allium schoenoprasnum (Chives) Geum […]

Garden Inventory: Aucuba japonioca variegata (Gold Dust Plant)

  Garden Inventory: Aucuba japonioca variegata (Gold Dust Plant) Aucuba japonica, commonly called spotted laurel,[1] Japanese laurel,[1] Japanese aucuba[1] or gold dust plant (USA), is a shrub (1-5m) native to rich forest soils of moist valleys, thickets, by streams and near shaded moist rocks in China and Japan. This is the species of Aucuba commonly seen […]

Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot”

Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” Via M. Rosario Barraza on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” ‘Escargot’ takes its name from the snail-like curl pattern at the base of the leaf. The foliage is striking enough to stand on its own but it’s a good mixer, too. Use it with other foliage plants and brightly colored blooms. This is […]

Garden Budget: Plants and Supplies for March 2013

I have decided to start spending a certain budget each month on improving the garden (~$100) and then blogging about it here on A Gardener’s Notebook. March starts the first month in the series and I am beginning by trying to “re-green” the back garden, which has suffered with over planting and too much shade […]

Video: In the garden…March 21, 2013 – Planting new shade plants and discovering a “pond” in the garden

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. I plant 2 Aucuba, a Schefflera and an aralia to start the “re-greening” of the back garden, but I also find a small “pond” in the area I wanted to plant. Looks […]

Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Inventory: Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]