Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

Fortnight Lily Flower Closeup

A common landscape plant around here? What “common” plant do you find beautiful anyway? 

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Olive Trees In Bloom

Olive Trees In Bloom

Olive Trees In Bloom

What food is growing in your garden? 

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Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Strikingly structural flowers of foxglove always look so odd and interesting.

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Palo Verde Flowers — A Minute in the Garden 60 from A Gardener’s Notebook

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

New trees dress up a remodeled plaza and car park. Natural beauty can be found almost anywhere. 

Palo Verde Flowers -- A Minute in the Garden 60 from A Gardener's Notebook

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White Clematis

 White clematis

White Clematis

A striking Clematis shines in the sun. I am looking for one to add to my new front garden arbor.

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Serene Photos Highlight the Tranquil Beauty of 100 Japanese Gardens via My Modern Met

I don’t think I have the patience to develop my own Japanese-style garden, but I do LOVE looking at them and walking within them. If you are looking for great ideas you can incorporate into your own gardens, check out these photos. They provide some amazing examples. — Douglas
 

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Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Lovely flowering tree is often seen here in the San Fernando Valley. 

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Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Lovely flowering tree is often seen here in the San Fernando Valley. 

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Catalpa Flowers

Catalpa flowers

Catalpa Flowers

The neighbor’s tree is putting on a show, like every year. 

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15 Wine Cork Crafts via Homesteading.com

A nice collection of recycling projects for all ages. I especially liked the birdhouse idea and hope to build one of those for my own garden. Lots a great, easy, projects for kids, too. — Douglas

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