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Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite hibiscus? Leave a comment and share! Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan Shining out against the darkness of the shade in the garden, this hibiscus almost glows. This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening […]

Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden via Instagram

What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden I was out attacking the overgrown grass and weeds in the front yard when I happened on this insect. I used the Seek iOS app to narrow it down and then Wikipedia to completely identify it.   and […]

Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming Our friends up the street have always had a wild and exuberant display of Hollyhocks in their yard. I love the tall and stately stems with the multiples of large flowers. So last year, I gathered a bunch of seeds from their […]

Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning via Instagram

#Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning This recent addition to the front garden seems to like its placement. There are many flowers and a lot of buds, too.    and Follow   Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: Vinca in the Sicilian Garden #sicily #italy #garden #vinca #flowers […]

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) flower in the garden via My Instagram

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) flower in the garden I planted these shrubs back in November 2016 and now they are flowering fully for the first time. The flowers change from purple to lavender to white over the course of a few days.  Previous Videos on Brunfelsia Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow […]

Almost ready… 🍓🍓🍓 via Instagram

Almost ready… 🍓🍓🍓 Strawberries in the container garden this evening.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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! Read more on this topic: These tomatoes, from our family’s Sicilian garden, […]

Pomegranate growing in the garden today on my young tree #pomegranate #fruit #tree #garden #nature #food #outdoors #plants via Instagram [Photo]

Pomegranate growing in the garden today on my young tree #pomegranate #fruit #tree #garden #nature #food #outdoors #plants via Instagram Follow me on Instagram Read more on this topic: Olives ripen on the tree #garden #tree #food #olive #plants via Instagram [Photo] Lemons in the garden #tree #fruit #lemon #garden #grow #plants #nature #yellow #food […]

Sweet potato harvest complete and bed prepared for this season

A few hours of our Sunday were spent harvesting the remaining sweet potatoes from last year and preparing the bed for this year’s planting. I have a number of new sweet potato slips on the potting bench and am also creating a few more by rooting them in water from yesterday’s harvest. Here are the […]

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae)

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae) I have some lovely yellow hibiscus here in the garden, but this example from a neighbor’s garden caught my eye. The dark red in the center, fading to pink along the outside edges seemed just right somehow.  Hibiscus are a popular plant in most gardens here in Southern California, although they are […]