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Dazzling Dahlias – 13 in a series – Dahlia in the Dust via Sofia Weström on WTSocial

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook An amazing photo of this dahlia. Typically I don’t like flash photos, but this one seems to make the flower shimmer and shine.  See Dahlia in the Dust on WT.Social * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

Historical Garden Books – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920

Historical Garden Books – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920 Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Table of Contents COVER DESIGN: THE EASTER LILY – Herbert Brown WELCOME IS SUCH SHADE AS THIS AND SUCH A VISTA AFTER THE GLARE OK FULL SUN ON A HOT DAY […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 11 in a series – Opuntia Transplant In My Garden

Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia) A couple of years ago I was able to take several paddles from a neighbor’s prickly Pear cactus. All five of these petals have grown into healthy, new, large plants. Now I am taking the time to transplant them into the garden from the pots where they had been growing. Two of […]

White Roses via Instagram

White Roses Along my neighborhood walk. These while roses never fail to make a show a couple of times each year.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose […]

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June;O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. — Robert Burns  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: A […]

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

  Read Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift […]

Master Gardener: Protecting your home from wildfires and tips for winter gardening via Press Enterprise

  Here in Southern California, we joke about our four seasons: fire, flood, earthquake, and drought. In the fall, otherwise known as fire season, we have hot, dry weather punctuated by gusty winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour. These are perfect conditions for catastrophic wildfires to establish and spread. If you live in […]

To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work via Audubon

There’s a certain satisfaction in autumn chores. When the weather’s right, cleaning gutters, touching up paint, or splitting some firewood can feel less like manual labor and more like a rite of the season. But if you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. “Messy […]

MaliArts designs city-chic beehives to save solitary bees via Inhabitat

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on these lovely bee houses and waterers, but providing some respite for our native bees is a great idea. You might find some ideas here about houses you can build yourself or order one of these to add to your garden. – Douglas     We’re big […]

Gardening: Tips for growing tropical and exotic fruit trees in Southern California via Orange County Register

The pleasure of hanging out with plant people is what you learn from them. Such people, and the plants they grow, are typically full of wonderful surprises. Just the other day, I met Ash Jahanbin, whose mission in life is to grow and to care for exotic fruit trees. To this end, he runs a […]