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

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

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

Perfect Hot and Steamy Place on a Chilly, Rainy Day

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

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

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

Perfect Place on a Chilly, Rainy Day

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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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Snowdrops (Galanthus) via Instagram

Snowdrops (Galanthus) via Instagram

Snowdrops (Galanthus)

Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Rhododendron with raindrops, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

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Rhododendron with raindrops, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand

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A Rose via Instagram

A Rose via Instagram

A Rose

“O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.”

— Robert Burns

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Flowering Now: Apple Blossom Camellia

Flowering Now: Apple Blossom Camellia

Flowering Now: Apple Blossom Camellia

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Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–300 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. There are also around 3,000 hybrids. The genus was named by Linnaeusafter the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines and described a species of camellia (although Linnaeus did not refer to Kamel’s account when discussing the genus).[1] Camellias are famous throughout East Asia; they are known as cháhuā (茶花, ‘tea flower’) in Chinese, tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean, and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. — Wikipedia.org

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California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica ) — A Minute in the Garden 61 from A Gardener’s Notebook

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook

After a long absence, the scrub jays have returned to the garden. Now I need to get more peanuts for the feeder. They love them so much and are so entertaining to watch as they choose just the right one to take off and bury or hammer open on a nearby branch.

California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica ) -- A Minute in the Garden 61 from A Gardener's Notebook

 

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