Honeysuckle in the neighborhood

Honeysuckle in the neighborhood

Honeysuckle in the neighborhood

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Bewitched Roses — A Minute in the Garden 54 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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

Our Bewitched Roses bloom the best they have in several years due to all the rain. Hopefully, they will be able to put on some healthy growth this Summer, too.

Bewitched Roses -- A Minute in the Garden 54 from A Gardener's Notebook

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

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Succulent flowers

Succulent flowers

Succulent flowers

This unknown succulent was putting on quite a show in the neighbor’s garden. Can anyone identify it?

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Narcissus

Narcissus

Narcissus

Lovely small narcissus found in the neighborhood. Spring is arriving in Los Angeles. 

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Pittosporum after the rain

After the rain

After the rain

Raindrops on pittosporum leaves here in the neighborhood. This amount of rain is unexpected but very welcome. 

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Noted: The Starbucks coffee compost test Via Sunset Magazine

I have added Starbucks grounds (and pounds and pounds of my own coffee grounds) to the garden and compost bins over the last several years, so this is good to know. — Douglas
 
Noted: The Starbucks coffee compost test

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Interesting Plant: Golden Jackpot® Weigela from Monrovia Plants

Golden Jackpot® Weigela 

Golden Jackpot® Weigela’s foliage is so bright, we have to wear shades 😎 Is this on your spring wish list?

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Interesting Plant: Golden Jackpot® Weigela  from Monrovia Plants  

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Perhaps the brightest weigela yet, this exciting new shrub shines with brilliant golden leaves that hold their color all season long, undaunted by summer sun. Prolific crimson buds open to deep pink blooms and last for nearly a month. A great border, hedge or foundation plant. Deciduous. – Monrovia Plants

Weigela /wˈlə/[2] is a genus of between six and 38 species[3] of deciduous shrubs in the family Caprifoliaceae, growing to 1–5 m (3-15′) tall. All are natives of eastern Asia. The genus is named after the German scientist Christian Ehrenfried Weigel.[4]

The first species to be collected for Western gardens, Weigela florida, distributed in North China, Korea and Manchuria, was found by Robert Fortune and imported to England in 1845.[4] Following the opening of Japan to Westerners, several Weigela species and garden versions were “discovered” by European plant-hunters in the 1850s and 1860s, though they may have already been known to locals.[5][clarification needed]

The British Weigela national collection is held at Sheffield Botanical Gardens; along with the national collection of the closely related Diervilla genus.[4] The German Weigela national collection, Sichtungsgarten Weigela, is in Buckow, Maerkische-Schweiz.[6] — Wikipedia

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

🌼 Daffodil Twins

 🌼 Daffodil Twins

🌼 Daffodil Twins

Spring arrives in the garden with these dafs. 

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Noted: How You Can Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet — Apartment Therapy

Camellia

 

Red camellia

Camellia

A frilly, peony-style Camellia in the neighborhood. 

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