Strawberries via My instagram

Strawberries via My instagram

Strawberries

Strawberries are quickly ripening in the container garden. 

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow

Flowering Now: Daffodil

Flowering Now: Daffodil

Flowering Now: Daffodil

Via Instagram

Our recent rain (and a bit more last night) have caused then daffodils to burst forth. Even better, the temperatures have been cool enough that the blooms have hung around for a while. In hotter years, they often only get a day or two before fading. 


Narcissus /nɑːrˈsɪsəs/ is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil,[notes 1]daffadowndilly,[3] narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepalssurmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (also orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.

Narcissus were well known in ancient civilisation, both medicinally and botanically, but formally described by Linnaeus in his Species Plantarum (1753). The genus is generally considered to have about ten sections with approximately 50 species. The number of species has varied, depending on how they are classified, due to similarity between species and hybridization. The genus arose some time in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene epochs, in the Iberian peninsula and adjacent areas of southwest Europe. The exact origin of the name Narcissus is unknown, but it is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated (narcotic) and the myth of the youth of that name who fell in love with his own reflection. The English word “daffodil” appears to be derived from “asphodel“, with which it was commonly compared. — Wikipedia.org

More information on Daffodils:

* 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 Library


See all previous posts in Flowering Now here

 

Bees on Aeonium Flowers – A Minute In The Garden 63 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook

Bees cover our neighbor’s aeonium flowers this morning and for the last several days

Bees on Aeonium Flowers - A Minute In The Garden 63 from A Gardener's Notebook [Video] (1:00)

Music: Finding the Balance by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License

 

Learn more about bees 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 from the LA Public Library

See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist 


Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook!

Bees on Aeonium Flowers from My Instagram

Bees on Aeonium Flowers from My Instagram

Bees on Aeonium Flowers

In the neighborhood yesterday

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow


Learn more about bees 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 from the LA Public Library

Rhaphiolepis Flowers In The Neighborhood via My Instagram

Rhaphiolepis Flowers In The Neighborhood via My Instagram

Rhaphiolepis Flowers In The Neighborhood

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow

Learn more about California Trees and Shrubs 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 from the LA Public Library

Winter Roses from My Instagram

Winter Roses from My Instagram

Winter Roses

In the neighborhood yesterday

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow

Learn more about roses 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 from the LA Public Library

Installing Wine Bottle Edging Timelapse from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:38)

Installing Wine Bottle Edging Timelapse from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:38)

Saturday gave some time to finally install a circle of wine bottle edging to a bed we have been meaning to clean up for a long time. This is the third bed we have edged in this fashion.

Installing Wine Bottle Edging Timelapse from A Gardener's Notebook [Video] (1:38)

Music: “Crystal Bungalow” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License

See more gardening videos on my YouTube Channel

 

Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook!

Shining Brightly via My Instagram

Shining Brightly via My Instagram

Shining Brightly

In the neighborhood yesterday

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow

Bee on Aeonium Flowers via My Instagram

Bee on Aeonium Flowers via My Instagram

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

In the neighborhood yesterday

Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Instagram and Follow


Learn more about bees 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 from the LA Public Library

Help Support the Creation of the Sherman Oaks Community Garden – Informational Meeting

We are a small group who has organized in an effort to establish a community garden in Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, and we need YOUR help!

Come to the meeting to hear an overview of the plan, what has been done so far, and what kind of help is needed to bring the garden into being.

Monday, February 19, 2018
Sherman Oaks, CA
Address provided on RSVP

RSVP Here

Can’t make the meeting?

Sign up for our informational email list!