Video: Brugmansia – A Minute in the Garden 12 from a Gardener’s Notebook

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The next in a series of garden minutes.

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Photo: Fresh apples via #instagram

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Video: Black and White Studies, Orcutt Ranch, Woodland Hills, California

Black and White studies shot at Orcutt Ranch, Woodland Hills, California

While the family was out of town on a school trip, I took a couple of hours to wander around Orcutt Ranch in Woodland Hills taking photographs and learning more about some settings on my camera. These black and white images where the result. I find something very special in black and white photos of nature and these show it off to its best advantage, I think. There seems to be so much character in these photos that the color versions don’t see to show.

I highly recommend taking yourself on a photowalk somewhere near your home and dedicate the time to simply seeing and photographing what is there. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Photos: Black and White Studies, Orcutt Ranch, Woodland Hills, California

Black and White studies shot at Orcutt Ranch, Woodland Hills, California

While the family was out of town on a school trip, I took a couple of hours to wander around Orcutt Ranch in Woodland Hills taking photographs and learning more about some settings on my camera. These black and white images where the result. I find something very special in black and white photos of nature and these show it off to its best advantage, I think. There seems to be so much character in these photos that the color versions don’t see to show.

I highly recommend taking yourself on a photowalk somewhere near your home and dedicate the time to simply seeing and photographing what is there. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Garden History: A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, courtesy, California Historical Society, CHS2014.1796.A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Repository: California Historical Society

Date: Undated

General note: Published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Calif.

Format: Postcard

Digital object ID: CHS2014.1796

Preferred citation: A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, courtesy, California Historical Society, CHS2014.1796.

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Photo: Pink Rhododendron at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California with products available

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Video: White Cactus Flower – A Minute in the Garden 11 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook

The next in a series of garden minutes from The Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. 

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Photo: White Cactus Flower at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California

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Video: In the garden…May 13, 2015: Succulent Container for Free

In the garden…May 13, 2015: Succulent Container for Free 

My wife picked up these 4 tiny succulents from the centerpieces at a recent college meeting. Never one to let anything go to waste, I grabbed an old container that happened to be unplanted, these four succulents and some decorative stone I had lying about and combined them into this pretty little container. I always figure that it is certainly worth a few minutes time to create something special, especially when the ingredients were all free. Never miss an opportunity to make something out of nothing for your garden.

 

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