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A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The […]

Smithsonian Scientists Are Using Ginkgo Leaves to Study Climate Change—and They Need Your Help via Smithsonian

  The next time you venture into the great outdoors, keep an eye out for Ginkgo biloba trees, which can be easily identified by their distinctive fan-shaped leaves. If you find one—and you likely will, as the native Chinese plant is now ubiquitious in the United States—take a moment to pluck a few leaves, snap some photographs […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) – 27 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

New York City Street Tree Map via kottke.org

Maybe we would pay more attention to our trees if they had a name — and an email address. — Douglas     The NYC Parks department maintains an online map of the city’s street trees — currently 678,674 mapped trees from 422 different species. Our tree map includes every street tree in New York City as […]

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden During a recent visit back to Ohio I caught the end of the Spring bloom in my sister’s garden.  She inherited this old garden from the original owners of the home. It had declined a bit with lots of brambles […]

Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) via Instagram

What is your favorite flowering tree? Leave a comment and share! Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) The spring flowers keep coming at Cal Poly Pomona. I found these trees adjacent to the rose garden — where I also took a bunch of pictures.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetree; Chinese: 流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a […]

Bonsai via Instagram

What do you think about bonsai? Leave a comment and share! Bonsai A small, simple bonsai spotted @armstronggarden near me. I am always amazed at the delicate, miniature representations of bonsai, even if I don’t think I could ever develop the skill or patience necessary to create my own. I can always appreciate them, though. 😀… and the hard […]

Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana via Instagram

What is your favorite springtime flower? Leave a comment and share! Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana Each Los Angeles winter/spring these saucer magnolia trees throughout the neighborhood spring to life. They are striking for a number of reasons but I think the main reason is the fact the the flowers appear of bare limbs, before their leaves. […]