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At the nursery

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:54:28 +0000

At the nursery I try to identify everything I post here, but I didn’t capture the name of these small, yet pretty, flowers. I’ll have to go back and see if I can spot them again and note the species.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook

Pink Camellia Blossom

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:35:00 +0000

Pink Camellia Blossom The camellias in the neighborhhood are all bursting into flower at this time of year. While I like the big blousy white Camillias I posted earlier, these perfect pink Camillias are also quite amazing. They are a flower that look almost too perfect to be real. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more […]

Purple Hibiscus

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:19:34 +0000

Purple Hibiscus While I have both yellow and orange hibiscus here in the garden, these purple ones always catch my eye. Although the flowers are smaller the radiant purple color is a treat. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  

Grevillea “Moonlight Flower”

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:42:43 +0000

Grevillea “Moonlight Flower” A striking example spotted at my regular trip to the nursery yesterday. Quite a showpiece to add to any garden.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook

Winter Hummingbird – A Minute in the Garden 52 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:25:00 +0000

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook A hummingbird feeds at one of our window feeders. Music: “Chill Float” by Frank Nora from the FreePD Music Library (   See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist Learn more about hummingbirds in these books from […]

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WBC Mason Bee House [Product]

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:06:01 +0000

I came across this lovely bee house on Instagram and followed the links all the way over to the main website, which has this house and many more. I have been wanting to build some of my own bee houses and these give me some great ideas. See more on

Flowers of Gold [Photo]

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:16:59 +0000

Flowers of Gold Spotted along a neighborhood walk, these flowers seemed to shine from within.  #flowers #garden #gold #nature #plants #outdoors #LA #losangeles #ig_losangeles #wheream_I_LA #insta_losangeles #cali_grammers #lagrammers #losangelesgrammers #discoverla #conquer_la #unlimitedlosangeles #californiacaptures #uglagrammers #ig_garden #flowersofinstagram #flowerstagram #treestagram #rainbow_petals #ig_naturelovers #ig_naturepictures #ig_naturesbest @24earth Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

Red Winter Leaf [Photo]

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:04:45 +0000

Red Winter Leaf A liquidambar leaf shines in the winter sun. A photo from a recent neighborhood walk.  #leaf #leaves #tree #nature #outdoors #ig_naturelovers #ig_naturepictures #ig_naturesbest @24earth Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook

Daisies in the sun [Watercolor]

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:23:45 +0000

Daisies in the sun [Watercolor] A collection of daisies shines in the summer sun. The brightness of these flowers is the perfect antidote to our grey and rainy morning here in Los Angeles. Of course, I never curse the rain as we need every drop we get and these cool days are a great respite from […]