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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 4 – May 23, 2013

Talk of sculpture, tons of native plants and more in this day’s coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show.    Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (7 of 10) 1973-1982 Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (8 of 10) 1983-1992 Iris ‘Petit Tigre’ Lupinus ‘Terracotta’  Geum rivale Allium schoenoprasnum (Chives) Geum […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 3 – May 22, 2013

Education is the focus of today’s Chelsea Garden Show, which is one of the stated missions of the Royal Horticultural Society. We learned about grafting apples, UK produce and more. You can see all 10 plants from    Ginko Biloba Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’  Rosa Iceberg ‘Korbin’– Plant of the Centenary Entry (5 of 10) 1953-1962 View all […]

Garden Inventory: Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Vocabulary: Xeriscaping

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Xeriscaping “Xeriscaping and xerogardening […]

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in wet, grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and […]

Free Native Sunflower Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for March 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]

Garden Inventory: Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants

Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy: Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Wikipedia The Dry Garden: Matilija poppies take the stage, showgirls of Southern California slopes from The Los Angeles Times Romneya coulteri, Matilija Poppy from La Pilitas Nursery Read more on this topic: Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore […]

Elsewhere: The Real Hollywood – Toyon

My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net has a great write up on one of our California natives and what it provides for the animals that live here. Keri always has lots of great content on the animals and environment of California on her blog. I highly recommend you check it out — Animalbytes.net. The Real […]

Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants

I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. Matiija Poppy I took this shot at the Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native […]