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Buckwheat Flowers In The Garden via TikTok [Video]

@douglaswelch Buckwheat Flowers In The Garden ##slomo ##garden ##gardening ##nature ##outdoors ##flowers ##plants ♬ Night Trouble By Petit Biscuit – Tyler Follow Me On Instagram From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Buckwheat Flowers In The Garden via Instagram Geranium Flowers In The Garden via TikTok In the garden…Salvia “Hot Lips” via TikTok [Video] […]

Buckwheat Flowers In The Garden via Instagram

Follow Me On Instagram Buckwheat Flowers In The Garden The native buckwheat we planted a few years ago is flowering in huge sprays like this. This has been one of most successful native plants in the garden over the years. From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Clytostoma callistegioides (Lavender Trumpet Vine) Flowers […]

Interesting Plant: Firecracker Brodiaea (Dichelostemma ida-maia)

Interesting Plant: Firecracker Brodiaea (Dichelostemma ida-maia) Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas Dichelostemma ida-maia is a species of flowering plant known as firecracker flower. It is native to northern California and […]

New gardens at the L.A. Zoo show us how we can help birds at home via The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Zoo bird curator Mike Maxcy believes small changes can have a huge effect — in the garden and in wildlife. “Habitat loss is the worst, but you can mitigate it,” he said. “During this time of year we have a mass migration of birds from the Pacific Flyway. It’s important to remember that […]

Bringing nature home: Why and how to garden with native plants via Coastal View News

Gardening with plants native to the Santa Ynez mountains and Carpinteria’s coastal bluffs is a beautiful way to honor the ecosystems in which we live, as well as providing an environmentally sustainable alternative to water-guzzling landscapes such as lawns.   Native plants bloom and fruit prolifically throughout the year with almost no water, providing crucial […]

How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire via The Los Angeles Times

Even cool, grey, and slightly rainy, days, fires are already starting to crop up around Southern California. Check out these tips to make your home even more fire safe. — Douglas How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire As Los Angeles homeowners prepare to trim grass, weeds and trees for the […]

Honeybees Gathering Water – A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Honeybees drink from a small rill in the new Cal Poly Pomona Native Plant Garden on a hot day.   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

What is your favorite type of native plant? Leave a comment and share! My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) Our state flower shining brightly on our friends garden.  This has been a great year for all flowers but especially our native plants like these. The “superbloom” is fading fast, but there are still these […]

More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

What are your favorite cacti and succulents? Leave a comment and tell us which! More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram How do you save water in your garden? One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information […]