First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

First Paperwhites 2018

After our recent, and first rain of the season, the Paperwhites have arisen and bloomed. 

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Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

Flowering Now: First Snowflakes (Leucojum) of 2018

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Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants native to Eurasia belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.[2][3][4] As currently circumscribed, the genus includes only two known species,[1] most former species having been moved into the genus Acis. Both genera are known as snowflakes.

Leucojum is a compound of Greek λευκος, leukos “white” and ἰόν, ion “violet”. The spelling Leucoium is also used. Other common names include snowbelldewdrop, and St. Agnes’ flower— Wikipedia.org

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Dunedin Daffodils via Instagram

Dunedin Daffodils via Instagram

Dunedin Daffodils

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Rose with Raindrops via Instagram

Rose with Raindrops via Instagram

Rose with Raindrops

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Moose PVC Bird Nest Box via Instructables

A new concept and design for nesting boxes for your garden. They look rugged and easy to clean, 2 important factors with any birdhouse design. — Douglas
 
I inherited an interest in birds from my father, whose family grew up next door to a bird expert. Ruth Thomas studied and banded birds and wrote, “Crip, Come Home” as well as, “Brush Goat, Milk Goat” and a weekly column on birds in the 1940s in the Arkansas Democrat Newspaper. Many of my relatives have fed birds (including hummingbirds) and land-lorded Purple Martins and Bluebirds. I finally upgraded to property that lent itself to land-lording in 1998. My plastic Purple Martin gourds last forever, while my Bluebird houses have been replaced many times over the years. In researching PVC as an option, I ran into the Gilbertson design but thought it was overly complex and had some risk for dropping the nest-box onto the ground, so I designed my own nest-boxes and put them into use in 2016. With only 1.5 acres for 5 nest-boxes, 2017 saw 13 Bluebirds and 20 House Wrens fledged from the new boxes.

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Tropical House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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Tropical House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Most Viewed Pages on A Gardener’s Notebook for 2017

Most Viewed Pages on A Gardener's Notebook for 2017

Here are the Most Viewed Pages for 2017 on A Gardener’s Notebook

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Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis | A Gardener’s Notebook
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Elsewhere: Gorgeous Flower Mosaic | A Gardener’s Notebook
Propagating pittosporum | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Campanula | A Gardener’s Notebook
Project: Steel pipe garden edging | A Gardener’s Notebook
Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers | A Gardener’s Notebook
Food: Homemade Ginger Beer | A Gardener’s Notebook
Propagating Azaleas using Layering | A Gardener’s Notebook
Noted: Beautiful Border via Pinterest | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Begonia “Escargot” | A Gardener’s Notebook
Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers | A Gardener’s Notebook
DIY: PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter | A Gardener’s Notebook
Garden Decor: Fountain made from concrete leaves | A Gardener’s Notebook
The Old Tree via Instagram [Photo] | A Gardener’s Notebook
Garden Decor: Amazing river stone mosaic path | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Crassula plegmatoides | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Sanguisorba | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” | A Gardener’s Notebook
Garden Decor: DIY Log Birdfeeder | A Gardener’s Notebook
In the news for Monday, March 14, 2011 | A Gardener’s Notebook
Get these “Morning Glory Gate” products and much more exclusively from Douglas E. Welch | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Kalanchoe Tomentosa | A Gardener’s Notebook
Poppy | A Gardener’s Notebook
Video: Transplanting Cast Iron Plant | A Gardener’s Notebook
Pinterest: A Organ Pipe Cactus Wall | A Gardener’s Notebook
A new prickly pear paddle forms | A Gardener’s Notebook
Project: Straw bale raised garden bed | A Gardener’s Notebook
Garden Vocabulary: Sepal | A Gardener’s Notebook
Garden Decor: Copper Pipe Tiki Torches DIY | A Gardener’s Notebook

Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches via Gardenista

I have been looking at something like this to protect our strawberries from various prowling animals like squirrels and such. This article provides links to a host of different cloches for almost any need. — Douglas
 
Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches via Gardenista

In autumn hungry squirrels get serious. You need a strategy to protect cool-weather edibles and other plants from their sharp little teeth, and for that we recommend wire garden cloches.

Handsome and portable, cloches made of galvanized steel, iron, or even chicken wire will harmlessly repel varmints. Cloches also are a welcome design element, as their pleasing domed shapes add structure to a late-season garden. Here are 10 ideas (from styles that hearken to the era of Victorian plant collectors to modern chicken-wire domes)

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Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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