Paperwhites in Watercolor

Paperwhites in Watercolor

One of my older photos converted to Watercolor using @waterlogue.

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Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature

Garden Vocabulary LogoGarden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature

Someone has to manage all those latin names that pot up in books, nurseries and, more importantly, in our gardens. Who decides that that plant is a Clytostoma callistegioides and not a Ficus benjamina? Ever notice when plants change their Latin names. Moraea isn’t Moraea anymore. It’s now a Dietes.

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By Carl von Linnébibbild.abo.fi, Public Domain, Link

These names, formalized in the International Code of Nomenclature, is controlled by the International Botanical Congress which held its first congress in Vienna in 1905.

You can find more information on the ICN using the links below.

The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) is the set of rules and recommendations dealing with the formal botanical names that are given to plants, fungi and a few other groups of organisms, all those “traditionally treated as algae, fungi, or plants”.[1]:Preamble, para. 8 It was formerly called the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN); the name was changed at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 as part of the Melbourne Code which replaces the Vienna Code of 2005. As with previous codes, it took effect as soon as it was ratified by the congress (on Saturday 23 July 2011), but the documentation of the code in its final form was not finished until some time after the congressional meeting. Preliminary wording of some of the articles with the most significant changes has been published in September 2011.[2] — Wikipedia

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This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together!

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

The neighbor’s Aeonium flowers are in full bloom and yesterday, as I walked by, they were covered in honeybees. So much so It was difficult to take a picture without a honeybee somewhere in the frame.

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Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt

Create some new homes for the birds in your garden with these plans and information — Douglas
 

Leonotis Flowers

Leonotis Flowers

Leonotis Flowers

I’ve been seeing more and more of these showy flowers around town lately. Their size and bright color are perfect for the growing number of drought-tolerant gardens being created here in Los Angeles. 

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Noted: The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017

Just where do all of your spring tulips come from? — Douglas
 

Red and Yellow Bells (Abutilon)

Red and Yellow Bells

Red and Yellow Bells

Striking red and yellow flowers spotted at the nursery. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of the pit label as Usually do, so I have no idea what this plant is.

Any ideas?

Updated: Further research seems to indicate this is an Abutilon.

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On YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

I make time to watch Gardeners’ Word from the BBC any time I get the chance. They just started their 50th Season this week. One great segment they’ve added for this season is an interview with a major influence in gardening each episode. Garderners’ World is my brief respite from the “real world” each week. — Douglas

On YouTube: Gardeners' World 2017 - Episode 1 (HD)

Watch YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

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Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’ at the Nursery

Fatsia at the Nursery

Fatsia at the Nursery

This would look great in a shady corner of my garden, I think. The variegation has a lovely contrast against the deep shade. 

From Monterey Bay Nursery

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Bees at Work — A Minute in the Garden 57 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

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

Industrious bees work in the sun at Arlington Garden, Pasadena, California.

Bees at Work -- A Minute in the Garden 57 from A Gardener's Notebook

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

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