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Noted: Living on the Edge of the Wild via Houzz

Living on the Edge of the Wild via Houzz Traditional Landscape by Winchester Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC   Living at the edge of a wide-open ocean vista or a secluded forest is a dream for many people who want to get away from it all. Whether it’s your “forever” […]

Noted: Great Design Plant: Butterfly Milkweed, a Beacon in the Prairie via Houzz

Great Design Plant: Butterfly Milkweed, a Beacon in the Prairie via Houzz Landscape by Minnetonka Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Holm Design & Consulting LLC   Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a magnet for bees and butterflies in early spring — often providing an important source of nectar when other sources are scarce. What other […]

Noted: Old Time Farm Crime: The Cutthroat World of Victorian Orchid Hunters via Modern Farmer

Old Time Farm Crime: The Cutthroat World of Victorian Orchid Hunters via Modern Farmer Wilhelm Micholitz was half-starved, his clothing continually damp from the incessant Sumatran rains and he ached from the exertion it took to gather the precious specimens that clung on solitary cliffs and high up on the ancient trees of the deep […]

Flowering Now: Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower (Unknown) My wife picked up this succulent planter at a garage sale somewhere over the years and we added some cacti and succulents to it over the years, so I truly have no idea the name of this cactus at all. It does bloom very prettily on occasion, though, so I thought I […]

Noted: Why Carrots Are Orange and Not Purple via The Kitchn

Why Carrots Are Orange and Not Purple via The Kitchn At the grocery store you probably see only two kinds of carrots: baby carrots, and the long ones with the green tops. Both of them are orange. If you’re lucky you might see a couple colorful carrots at your farmers market that are white, yellow, […]

Summer in the Garden: Cobalt Planters Trio

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Cobalt Planters Trio Decorative containers […]

Noted: Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers

Welcome Spring by Dan Meyers Discovered via Tumblr User Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love See more by Dan Meyers “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.  Find more Noted/Shared Gardening items Read more on this topic: Noted: A Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Flowers via […]

Video: Agapanthus Transplant and weeding: A Sunday Garden Short 1 from A Gardener’s Notebook

Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes […]

Garden Alphabet: Paperwhites

I am starting to approach this as a project, collecting garden photos for each letter of the alphabet. I will then collect them into a poster for sale, I think. Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2011 Photos: Paperwhites in the sun Free Garden Wallpaper for your computer – Paperwhites Wine bottle garden […]

Garden Questions: Annuals or Perennials — which do you prefer?

Part of our on-going series of gardening questions… Ah, the question that faces all gardeners, which is better in their garden — annuals or perennials? For me, I prefer perennials. In my role as a “lazy gardner”, I like plants that take care of themselves. I especially love bulbs the come up year-after-year. Right now […]