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Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series – Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series -Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life Gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has always loved dahlias — even in the days before they gained their current huge popularity. Here are his tips on […]

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ via Instagram

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ Praça de Carlos Alberto, Porto, Portugal A great moment to shop for some fresh produce and trinkets and kick back for a while.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A […]

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal Just across from our room in Puerto, this florist shop always had a lovely outdoor display of succulents, too. They were shining in the sun this day, almost begging for a photograph.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel via Instagram

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel Spotted these sycamores, or London plane trees, on my walk through the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]

Wisteria flowers along my walk via Instagram

Wisteria flowers along my walk Spotted these flowers while walking the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the… via Plant of the Day

Read Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville, Spain, Cestrum ‘Newellii’ (bastard jasmine) was flowering. This vigorous evergreen shrub can grow to 3m, with clusters of bright crimson, tubular flowers that can be followed by purple berries. This plant comes originally from Mexico and can withstand temperatures down […]

Historical Garden Books: Detail des nouveaux jardins à la mode by Georges-Louis Le Rouge, Sir William Chambers (1776) – 45 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (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 […]

Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy An apartment complex covered in trees and plants.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops. More photos coming soon!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s […]

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. […]