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Succulents

Photo: Panoaramas from Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

The show continues tomorrow (Sunday June 9, 2013) Here are 4 panoramas I took during our visit to the show today. Click the image, then click the image that opens again to see in full resolution. Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday, June 8th 9am […]

My Favorite Garden Things for May 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Grass and Stone Path Garden /  Lashed bamboo trellis Garden / Straw Bale Sofa Garden / Skippy’s Vegetable Garden: pear blossoms Garden /  clay and limestone: Rhododendron periclymenoides Garden / 6 early […]

Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Saturday, June 8th 9am to 5pm (Lectures start at 10:00)Sunday, June 9th 9am to 4pm (Kids’ events start at 10:30) Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save money and water. The festival will include: • Interior Educational Displays […]

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Epiphyllum (pron.: /ˌɛpɨˈfɪləm/;[2] “upon the leaf” in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. Common names for these species include orchid cacti and leaf cacti, though the latter also refers to the genus Pereskia. The […]

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’

Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Via Cesar Gabriel Basualdo Rossi on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sempervivum ‘Westerlin’ Sempervivum (pron.: /sɛmpəˈvaɪvəm/),[1] is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever and hen and chicks. They are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. In favourable […]

A Gift of Epiphyllum from my friend, Keri

I mentioned in a previous post that my friend Keri from Animalbytes had joined us for our trip to the Southern California Spring Garden Show last week. She grows Epiphyllum in her garden and there were tons to look at at the show. This got me a little interested in, perhaps, growing some of my […]

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. […]

Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening […]

Video: In the garden…Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California

“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 am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate […]

Photos: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA

I am out in the Palm Springs area on a project, any my sister took me to see the new Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage,CA. This was formerly the estate of publisher and former ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The grounds now feature this new visitor center and beautiful gardens which act as […]