Photo: More cuttings on the window sill – Bamboo and ivy

I gather a stalk of bamboo and some ivy on a recent walk around the neighborhood to see if they would take root so I can use them in the garden.

This was a clumping form of bamboo, which would be the only one I would want in my garden, as the one’s that propagate by runners can quickly take over a garden.

Photo: More cuttings on the window sill

Rain, wonderful rain

It has been an incredibly dry year, so any rain we get is very, very, welcome. This is what the radar looks like that the moment.

I broadcast some poppy seeds and opened the compost bins to try and take advantage of these scattered showers and the heavier rain which is supposed to come in the next couple of days.

Rain, Wonderful Rain radar screeshot

Radar photo, and much, much more great weather geekery at Weather Underground’s Wundermap — one of my “go-to” sources for weather info.

I hope to catch some Hyperlapse and slow motion video during this storm to share with you.

Photo/ Lovely urn in my sister’s garden today

Out in the Palm Springs area for our traditional Thanksgiving vacation and found this new container in my sister’s garden.

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Photo: Fern with spores via #instgram

Photo: Fern with spores via #instgram

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Photo: Roses in watercolor via #instagram and #waterlogue

Photo: Roses in watercolor via #instagram and #waterlogue

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Noted: The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz

The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways via Houzz

Contemporary Landscape by Melbourne Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Daniel Tyrrell Landscapes
 
With careful planning and planting, your garden pathways and borders can be transformed from ordinary thoroughfares to dynamic spaces that can make a statement and excite the senses. Here are my favorite tips for planting a garden border that’s easy to maintain, beautiful to look at and even deliciously fragrant as you brush by.
 
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Noted: Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times

Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times

Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times

Descanso Gardens on Saturday will unveil an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern California landscape.

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Photo: Poinsettia salvaged from 2013 taking on seasonal colors via #instagram

Photo: Poinsettia salvaged from 2013 taking on seasonal colors via #instagram

Poinsettia information from Wikipedia

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Photo: Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

Photo: Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

Bougainvillea information at Wikipedia

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Flowering Now: Lantana

Lantana

This exuberant red an orange lantana was flowering along my walk yesterday. They tend to flower almost constantly, but seem to have a flush of blooms are particular times of the year. We have yellow and purple lantana here in our own garden, but I think these red-orange varieties offer a wonderful, colorful, explosion.

Flowering Now: Lantana

Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook

Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. They are native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa but exist as an introduced species in numerous areas, especially in the Australian-Pacific region. The genus includes both herbaceous plants and shrubs growing to 0.5–2 m (1.6–6.6 ft) tall. Their common names are shrub verbenas or lantanas. The generic name originated in Late Latin, where it refers to the unrelated Viburnum lantana.[2]

Lantana’s aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colors exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored. — Wikipedia.org

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