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March 2011

Photo: Euryops (Bush daisy)

Passed these today while walking to vote in today’s election. They always seem so bright and sunny, even on the greyest days. See more garden pictures in my Flickr Photo Set – A Gardener’s Notebook Read more on this topic: Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front steps Passiflora seen on my walk today

#Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011

I joined in on #gardenchat tonight and it was a fun ride. You can find complete information on how to join the chat each Monday on the Gardenchat Web Site. You can also download a PDF file tonight’s chat (and other, past chats) from the web site. Download #gardenchat transcript 20110307 (PDF) Remember, you can […]

Photo: Orange blossoms about to open

I grabbed this picture of orange blossoms on a neighbor’s tree during my walk yesterday. We are just about to the time when the Valley fills with the overpowering scent of citrus. It is always amazing to me how heady the atmosphere can become. Read more on this topic: Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front […]

I Like This – March 4, 2011

A collection of career items I found interesting this week. In praise of T-Tape – March 3, 2011 Moleskine Passions: The Gardening Journal! – March 2, 2011 Great Gardens of Italy: Book Review – February 27, 2011 – We are planning our 3rd trip to Sicily this summer to visit family and I am going […]

Video: Activity of local wild bee hive

Watch in full screen to see the bees at bottom of sign. Lots of activity today at my local wild bee hive that lives in a sign post next to a busy section of Van Nuys Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Not sure exactly what is happening. Bees seemed more agressive and agitated than usual. […]

Passiflora seen on my walk today

Caught this first Passiflora bloom on my walk today. I always enjoy the blooms on this huge vine which cover the front wall of a home on my usual walking root. There were a few buds about to break, but this was the only one fully open. I always love the almost alien complexity of […]

Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE)

While you certainly don’t NEED this specialized gardening journal, wouldn’t it be cool? This combines some of my favorite things, blank books, journals, writing, gardening, drawing. Who could ask for more?! I don’t keep a separate garden journal at the moment. I combine it with my general, “take everywhere” journal and a Google Calendar, but […]