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April 2014

Garden Alphabet: Gerbera Daisy

Garden Alphabet: Gerbera Daisy Gerbera Daisy are ubiquitous plants here in Southern California, although usually seen as potted plants given at parties and, in the case of these daisies, as flower for our friend’s memorial service. His wife brought them by afterwards and placed them in the garden as a reminder of him. I wasn’t sure […]

Video: Beechgrove Garden starts 2014 season

Once of my favorite gardening shows, align with the BBC’s Gardeners World. Check it out for yourself in this YouTube video below. From the Beechgrove web site… For most of the country, it’s waders rather than wellies that are essential kit to get gardening this spring. Beechgrove is back and Jim McColl, Carole Baxter, George […]

Interesting Plant: Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisioides)

Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisioides) Another possibility for mine and my neighbors Southern California gardens. I have seen this out in the Palm Springs area where my sister has lived for 20+ years and it does look very attractive as part of a xeriscape environment. I am not sure if I have enough sun here in […]

Photo: Lady Bank’s Rose via #instagram

Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Interesting Plant: Rosa banksiae (Lady Banks’ Rose) Photo: Bewitched Rose 2011 via #instagram Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram Photo: “Bewitched” Rose via Instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram

Photo: Clytostoma callistegioides via #instagram

Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: “Bewitched” Rose Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides Photo Contest from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery and Spring Hill Nurseries In the garden today…Hibiscus and a Perfect Red Rose Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram

42 of My Favorite Garden Things for March 2014 — Shared Links from Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Get new shared links as I find them via my social media feeds:      Garden / Introducing the Gardenwatch assistants for 2014 Garden / Magnolias .. Spring in the Bay […]

Garden Alphabet: Wisteria

Garden Alphabet: Wistera The epitome of Spring, the big, burly, grasping, sprawling and blowzy wisteria is a favorite in many gardens. You need a hefty trellis or pergola to host this (potential) monster of a plant. For that, you will be rewarded with an explosion of draping purple or white flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees […]

Video: La ‘Bee’ In Rose

  Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Bewitched Rose 2011 via #instagram Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Video: Garden Bloggers […]

Art: Yellow Flowers Watercolor

Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood Video: In the garden…March 27, 2013 – No green potatoes and some flowers are blooming Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 009 – March 11, 2013 – Photoshopped flowers, carrots, rosemary topiaries and more! Photo: Yellow Hibiscus […]

Link Focus: Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog

Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog The best book reviews give us a clear indication why we should read a book, its pros, its cons, its faults and its triumphs. Even more, it should entice us to read the book on our own, unsatisfied with the small […]