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January 2011

Azalea blooms

Azalea blooms, originally uploaded by dewelch. One entire area of our geometric azalea beds is exploding with color today. I grabbed this quick shot as we headed out for our daily walk. Read more on this topic: Azalea in Bloom…So soon? Tasks: Azalea Trimming Brugmansia seen on my walk Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk Nandina […]

Nandina berries

Nandina berries, originally uploaded by dewelch. Some additional color in the garden at this time of year. Read more on this topic: Azalea in Bloom…So soon? Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk

I Like This – January 27, 2011

A collection of career items I found interesting this week. Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder as an iPhone app – January 27, 2011 – Great way of bringing technology into the garden in a useful way. Read more on this topic: I Like This – December 5, 2010 I Like This – December 19, 2010 […]


Snowbells, originally uploaded by dewelch. Pretty snowbells in the back garden today. The white against the dark foliage, and the tiny green dots on the white flowers look so amazing. Read more on this topic: The bulbs have arrived in the garden again Azalea in Bloom…So soon?

First Daffodils and my Google-based gardening calendar

First Daffodils, originally uploaded by dewelch. A quick iPhone photo of the first daffodils to appear in the garden this year. I noticed them coming up about a week ago, but just saw these as I stepped outside to take some video of the street resurfacing that is happening on our street. Adding the bloom […]

Azalea in Bloom…So soon?

Azalea in Bloom, originally uploaded by dewelch. I don’t remember ever seeing the Azaleas in bloom so early in the year, but the large, mature bush right outside the front door is showing some lovely flowers already. I am guessing the heavy rains we had in December (and continue to have) have convinced them that […]

Top Gardeners Notebook Posts for 2010

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