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April 2014

Photo: Keri and Rosanne at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014 (Animated GIF)

Just a sample of all the photos to come from our visit to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014. Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Purple Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show (Animated GIF) Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show […]

Garden Alphabet: California Flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum)

California Flannelbush (Fremontodendron californicum) I didn’t know much about this plant and flower until I saw it yesterday at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014. My friend, Keri, from Animalbytes.net, is much more knowledgable about native plants than I am, so she was able to offer some more information. I would love to plant […]

Photo: Purple Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show (Animated GIF)

Just a sample of all the photos to come from our visit to the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2014. Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show […]

Interesting Plant: Primula auricula

Primula auricula Maybe it is just because it is Spring, but I have been seeing all sorts of mentioned of auricula in the last week or so. Gardener’s World on the BBC had an entire segment on them and they have been popping up in my RSS feed reading, too (See 100 Flower : #031 Auriculas). […]

Horticulture Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords.   Post a Job! $20 for 7 days Read more on this topic: Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword […]

Container Garden Update: Carrot and Green onion Seedling appear

If you watched the most recent  episode of “In the garden…April 11, 2014: Finally back in the garden for some planting and cleanup“, then you saw me plant these carrot and green onion seeds on one of the empty pots. A few days ago they started to arise and this is what they look like […]

Garden Alphabet: California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

Garden Alphabet: California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) Sycamore are ubiquitous here in Southern California. If you are looking for water, ti is common to look for the sycamore, which require more water and therefore grow close to water sources, even if they aren’t obvious like a creek, river or pond. I love the eccentric arching of the […]

Photo: Bearded Iris from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

I was looking for a photo to illustrate today’s End of the Day blog (Spring has broken!) and happened upon this shot. I am still impressed with myself on how well this photo came out. What a striking photo of a striking iris. You can view all the photos in this Flickr Album – Southern […]

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Honka’

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Honka’ This has to be the most un-Dahlia-like dahlia I have ever seen. This is a dahlia stripped to its most basic components. Certainly this is a plant for a specific place and purpose, but it did catch my eye when I saw it on Pinterest. Discovered via Pinterest user Jill Anderson […]

Video: In the garden…April 11, 2014: Finally back in the garden for some planting and cleanup

Finally back in the garden after some busy weeks. I check out the geranium pot and potatoes, weed the onions and plant some more Parisian carrots along with some green onions in a now empty container. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…April 10, 2013 – Grass going to […]