Flowering Now: Azalea

Azalea

We have loads of azaleas on our property — planted by the previous owners. We have a variety of pinks, a few white and a few red varieties. It is always a pleasure to see them return each year.

Azalea 2014 1

Azalea 2014 2

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

“Azaleas (pron.: /əˈzeɪliə/) are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron, Tsutsuji (evergreen) and Pentanthera (deciduous). Azaleas bloom in spring in the Northern hemisphere and in winter in the Southern hemisphere, their flowers often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees.” — Wikipedia.org

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Video: In the garden…December 18, 2014: A Quick Check In

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A quick look into the garden during this busy holiday season. Rain has made things perk up quite a bit, though.

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Flowering Now: First Paperwhites 2014

Once we had the first big rain of the season, the paperwhites sprung into action. These are the first flowers I spotted for this season.

First paperwhites 2014

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Video: Seeing Differently #3: Honey Bee in Slow Motion

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Some slow motion video of a very accommodating honey bee on some rosemary.

 

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Video: Large flock of Canada Geese over Encino, California

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Large flock of Canada Geese over Encino, California 

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Free Raindrops Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for December 2014

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Click to load full-sized image, then right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s preferences.

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Garden Decor: Wonderful downspout area idea

Wonderful downspout area idea

A great idea to take your downspout drainage areas and them into another design elements in your garden.

Garden Decor: Wonderful downspout area idea

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Video: In the garden…December 2, 2014: A welcome rain in the garden

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Finally some rain after a long, dry Summer

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Photo: Raindrops on poinsettia via #instagram

Photo: Raindrops on poinsettia via #instagram

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