A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram

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A Ladybug Sleeps

A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram

In the native plant garden at Cal Poly Pomona


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Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) via Instagram

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Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) via Instagram

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

While on campus for another event, I spent an hour or so shooting in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. 
These oxeye daisies were used for underplanting among the large roses. 


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Honeybees Gathering Water – A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

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Honeybees Gathering Water - A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

Honeybees drink from a small rill in the new Cal Poly Pomona Native Plant Garden on a hot day.

 


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Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar

Fresh eggs are the most obvious benefit of keeping a small flock of backyard chickens. But the benefits of raising chickens reach farther than that—they also make excellent garden assistants. Here’s how gardening with chickens can provide year-round benefits.

Spring: Nature’s Rototillers

Spring is the perfect time of year to give chickens unrestricted access to your garden. They will be happy for the opportunity to roam freely, get some sun, and stretch their legs after being cooped up all winter. Chickens are nature’s original rototillers—they scratch in the dirt looking for seeds and bugs, and their sharp little claws gently turn and loosen the soil for you.

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Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

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Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona

Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

I’ve been spending more time on campus lately and spotted this perfect camellia outside Building 1. It is not quite fully open but looks glorious. 


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Historical Garden Books: The Garden (1913) by Rachel R. Todd – 36 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 never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Garden Books: The Garden (1913) by Rachel R. Todd – 36 in a Series

 

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SO MANY readers of The Toronto World have made inquiries as to whether it is possible to obtain the articles on The Garden, by Rachael R. Todd, M. D., in pamphlet form, that Mr. W. N. Wilkinson, managing editor, has compiled a series of these articles, dealing with spring planting and the care of the garden during the spring and summeT. This is the first volume, and will be followed by one in the fall, containing hints on planting, the growing of bulbs and care of flowers during the autumn and winter. Care has been taken by the editor in revising the matter for this volume to eliminate extraneous matter. As each article deals with some one subject only, the index at the end of the book, will enable a quick reference to it. Rachel R. Todd, M. D., C. M.

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Publication date1913
PublisherToronto, Canada : The World
Digitizing sponsorUniversity of Toronto
LanguageEnglish
 
 
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Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

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Hydrangeas in the shade

Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan

Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

These hydrangeas were thriving in the warm, moist shade of the garden. 

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My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)

Our state flower shining brightly on our friends garden. 

This has been a great year for all flowers but especially our native plants like these. The “superbloom” is fading fast, but there are still these pockets of color to be found throughout the city.


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Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram – April 16, 2019

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Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses

Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram

In the neighborhood, these shrub roses are always a dependable exuberant, show at this time of year. 


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