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July 2013

Video: In the garden…July 31, 2013: Raising the garden bed and transplanting some dayflower

I add soil to the garden bed to start its transition to a raised bed and transplant some dayflower into a troublesome part of the garden. Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or […]

Elsewhere: Thunder and Lightning for Midsummer Garden Color – Field scabious (Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’)

I had never heard of this plant before spotting it in this Houzz.com article. It looks like it could be something to fill some holes in my front garden. Field scabious (Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’) Great Design Plant: Thunder and Lightning for Midsummer Garden Color General contractors, home builders, and more ∨ Before starting […]

Garden Budget: Supplies for July 2013

Back in March 2013 I decided to start spending a certain budget each month on improving the garden (~$100) and then blogging about it here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Of course, as often happens, I immediately got sidetracked and never made it back to the Garden Budget series I had hoped to start — until […]

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Clair de Lune’

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Clair de Lune’ Discovered via Pinterest User, Jennifer Showman This Dahlia is so pretty you could almost lick it! (LAUGH) I love the double-petals, one inside the other and the large center, almost like a lemon daisy. I don’t have much experience with Dahlia, but this one struck me as being less […]

Video: Container Garden Update 35: Planting gathered grass seeds, tree seeds and repotting a pine seedling

I plant grass seeds and tree seeds gathered from the neighborhood and pot up my pine seedling into a larger pot so it can grow freely for the next several years. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 35” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this […]

In the neighborhood…Penstemon

In the neighborhood is a collection of video and photographs gathered here in my own Southern California neighborhood. What’s happening in your neighborhood. Share some of your photos with AGN readers and myself in the comments. In the neighborhood…Penstemon While I was visiting a neighbor who had opened a Little Free Library (see Places LA: Little […]

Photo: Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) at Oberlin College, Ohio

Another show from our July 3rd tour at Oberlin College in Ohio, near my hometown of New London. A lovely collection of Echinacea (Purple Coneflower). See all the photos from our trip to Oberlin College in this Flickr Set From Wikipedia.org… “Echinacea /ˌɛkɨˈneɪʃⁱə/[1] is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly […]

Garden Inventory: Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)

 Garden Inventory: Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Commelina communis, commonly known as the Asiatic dayflower, is an herbaceous annual plant in the dayflower family. It gets its name because the blooms last for only one day.[1] It is native throughout much of East Asia and northern parts of Southeast Asia. In China, the plant is known as yazhicao (simplified Chinese: 鸭跖草; traditional Chinese: 鴨跖草; pinyin: yāzhīcǎo),[2] roughly translating to “duckfoot herb”, while in Japan […]

Plants mentioned in BBC Tatton Park Flower Show 2013 Coverage

Here is a list of plants (and links, where available) of the plants and flowers mentioned in this year’s Tatton Park Flower Show Coverage. For more information on the Tatton Park Flower show, visit the BBC Web Site. Araucaria araucana – Monkey Puzzle Tree Armeria maritima ‘Alba’ Stachys byzantia – Lamb’s Ears Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic […]

Video: A Gardener’s Notebook Tip – Seed Gathering – July 27, 2013

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