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Interesting Plant: California Spikenard and Elk Clover (Aralia californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas Yet another shady ground cover […]

Interesting Plant: Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas One of our fire-adapted plants […]

Interesting Plant: California Pipevine/California Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia californica)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas A wild and weird exotic […]

Event: California Native Plant Sale – Oct 22 & 23, 2016 – 10am-3pm

Click for larger images NATIVE PLANT SALE OCTOBER 22 & 23, 10AM TO 3:00PM Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (near Hayvenhurst) MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am-10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* With over 1000 plants of over 50 California native species, there is a plant that can fill […]

Interesting Plant: Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Starting a series within a series, I will be highlighting shade plants that grow well underneath trees, especially California Live Oak. I have a deep shade area beneath many trees here in my own garden and i am constantly looking for plants that can help green this area. — Douglas A good ground cover that […]

Sage flowers via Instagram [Photo]

  Sage flowers #flowers #sage #plants #nature #garden #gardenersnotebook #herbs via Instagram Follow me on Instagram Sage Books and Plants:     Read more on this topic: Mexican sage in the sun #plants #flowers #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors #beautiful #sage Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Flower #flowers #plants #cactus #succulent #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors via Instagram [Photo] […]

Interesting Plant: Matilija Poppy (Romneya)

Matilija Poppy (Romneya) This is one of the flowers that — the first time you see it — looks artificial or fake. Surely, nothing can look look so perfect and so much like tissue paper in real life? Fortunately, though, they are real and, if you live in California or a similar climate, you might […]

A Quick Visit to Arlington Garden, Pasadena, California

After visiting the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden last Thursday, we made the pleasant discovery of this community garden, Arlington Garden, located right next door. I hadn’t heard about it before our visit and we only had a short time to walk around, but I was able to take a few photos of the prolific blooms […]

Interesting Plant: Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana)

Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana) Small, blue flower, native to the mountains of Europe that adds interest to any garden.   Discovered via Pinterest User Longsight Nursery and Landscaping Centaurea montana (perennial cornflower,[1] mountain cornflower, bachelor’s button, montane knapweed or mountain bluet) is a species of Centaurea endemic to Europe. It is widespread and common in the more southerly mountain ranges of Europe, but is rarer […]

Flowering Now: Penstemon

Flowering Now: Penstemon A native flower here in Southern California, although this particular variety might be a hybridized version for garden use. The lovely tubular flowers nod in the breeze above their deep-green leaves and add a spark to any landscape. Photo: Douglas E. Welch, A Gardener’s Notebook Via Instagram   Get this photos — and […]