Category : Plants

succulent cutting collection

Container Garden From Cuttings!

succulent cutting collection

Create a stylish succulent container garden with free plants and a repurposed planter with Shirley Bovshow~

8 Comments / 1095 View / October 11, 2010

Do you know botanical latin

Learn Botanical Plant Names!

Do you know botanical latin

Do you prefer to use common names for plants or are you a botanical Latin maven? As a professional landscape designer and garden communicator who does a lot of public speaking and television, I HAD to learn botanical Latin. It’s…

14 Comments / 1789 View / March 17, 2010

red fountain grass backlit by the sun on a hillside

How to Multiply Your Plants: Red Fountain Grass

red fountain grass backlit by the sun on a hillside

Learn how to multiply your plants: red fountain grass! Now that the weather is cooling down in my zone 10 garden in Los Angeles, I’m doing yearly maintenance on some of my ornamental grasses.     Red fountain grass,¬†Pennisetum setaceum…

7 Comments / 942 View / November 11, 2009

Kalanchoe "Flapjack" plant

Propagating Succulents: Kalanchoe luciae ‘Flapjack’

Kalanchoe "Flapjack" plant

The succulent, Kalanchoe luciae "Flapjack" is one of the most dramatic looking  plants I have in my garden. Jade green leaves with dark red wine margins. Mmm, just gorgeous.   It's expensive too! A 5"-inch pot may set you back $8…

57 Comments / 31050 View / September 9, 2009

UC Verde Lawn Test in Los Angeles: Part 4

UC Verde Lawn Test in Los Angeles: Part 4

UC Verde Before Mulch

Week 11 Report on UC Verde drought tolerant lawn in Los Angeles: My  lawn's progress report is way behind! I felt like I was going to be receiving my "lawn report card"  when a representative from Fora Source, the distributer for…

15 Comments / 1555 View / August 23, 2009

Independent Garden Show Twitter and Facebook!

Independent Garden Show Twitter and Facebook!

fudge vendor

Gardening fans, you can follow my garden product and plant discoveries on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I'm at the world's largest gardening tradeshow in Chicago, the "IGC Show" and I'm "twittering" and updating my facebook daily and posting photos of…

4 Comments / 222 View / August 19, 2009

Drought Tolerant Orange Plants For Gardens!

Drought Tolerant Orange Plants For Gardens!

Shirley and Maya

Drought conditions have forced extreme water conservation measures in Los Angeles gardens and it shows! I've never seen so many parched looking lawns, especially now that we are allowed to water our yards only two days per week. What Angelenos need are bright,…

12 Comments / 5211 View / August 11, 2009

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