Plants I Love

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 2011

Although this is probably the best time of year bloom-wise in my garden, I’m only going to share one. Why? Because this plant NEVER stops blooming. Annie’s Annual’s describes the Knautia macedonica as “one of the longest blooming plants.” In…

What’s Old is New Again

Plants go in and out of fashion just like clothing.  I can remember being absolutely fascinated with Billbergia nutans  when I first saw one during the 1980’s. This Brazilian native seemed so exotic. Its graceful arching stems held the most…

LA Arboretum Orchid House

Last November I paid a visit to the Los Angeles County Arboretum. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and I could not have enjoyed a more pleasant day. One of the highlights of my visit was the orchid house.…

Oh So Symbiotic of You

Symbiotic adj. That which describes a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member. Epiphyte n. A plant, such as a tropical orchid or a staghorn fern,…

Upscaled Amaryllis Gifts

There is always someone on my list  each year that will get an amaryllis bulb and why not? They are absolutely gorgeous when they bloom. The recipient gets to enjoy watching them grow. And their care requirements are pretty simple.…

GBBD- December 2011

It’s that time again. My how time flies. I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to snap photos before work on Wednesday, so I was out in a bathrobe and slippers Tuesday morning traipsing through the damp greenery snapping pictures.…

The Weekly Meow–December 11

That’s what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way. Doris Lessing There is an amazing bunch of talented people in the gardening community and thanks to social media sites and blogs,…

LA County Arboretum

For the past week I’ve been posting photo hints from my trip to the LA County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. It really was thee place to be for a gardener on Black Friday and there were plenty of us. But…

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