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Author Archives: Nell Foster

A Day At The Huntington

Storm Cloud Agapanthus

This was my third trip to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA and I see something new each time I go.  What's fascinating about this place is that there is something for everyone - amazing gardens which offer year-round interest, a library housing around 9 million... Read more

Phalaenopsis & Miltoniopsis Orchids

Phal. Dtps. Little Gem Stripes

I have so many photos from the Read more

More Roses!

Cherry Parfait

A Grandiflora which was covered in blooms.

I'm doing yet another blog post on Roses (you can check out the previous one Read more

The Joy Us Garden Denim Gardening Bag

LadyBug Bag, garden bag.

We at Joy Us garden, along with many others, love our LadyBug Bags!  This bag was designed to meet the needs of the most exacting and style conscious gardener - a woman who wants her gardening bag to draw as many oohs and aahhs as her chicest... Read more

The Garden House in Devon,UK

This garden is shear delight!  My friend and I visited The Garden House in late June of 2010 on a misty morning which was actually a welcome relief from the uncharacteristic heat in days prior.  We enjoyed being one of only a few visitors that day as we romped through the 8 acres showcasing more than 6000 plant varieties in southwestern England with splendid vistas of the Read more

Vegetables Can Add Beauty to your Garden

I guess I am just a little too practical to grow flowers. Perhaps it's just the fact that I like to eat fresh food, especially fresh vegetables. It could be that I have been surrounded by flower lovers all my life – my Dad loved his flower garden,  especially perennials – and my wife Jane simply loves Roses and Morning  Glories.Read more

How Not To Prune A Weeping Plant

A Weeping Pussy Willow, or Salix caprea "pendula",  is a plant not often seen in gardens here in California.  My client, who lives just south of San Francisco, had been eying the one in the Wayside Gardens  catalogue and finally ordered her coveted specimen.  It arrived in a 2 gallon grow pot wrapped in paper and stood about 4' tall.  We planted it with lots of compost in the moistest part of the garden where the all the water... Read more

The Garden Lovers Tour for National Public Gardens Day

May 11 heralded National Public Gardens Day and when the Garden Lovers Tour in Santa Barbara was announced, I said "sign me up"!   We are fortunate to have many beautiful public gardens here and they all came together to celebrate the occasion.  The tour sold out quickly (within an hour and a half) as the gardens to be visited... Read more

Plants & Peacocks at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Punica granatum or Ornamental Pomegranate

I'm hot off the heels of Grow! A Garden Festival at the Los Angeles... Read more

Iris Douglasiana & The Pacific Coast Hybrids

We are busy getting ready for Grow! A Garden Festival  at the Los Angeles Arboretum taking place this coming weekend so our post on these beautiful Iris will be a shorter one.  The Douglas Iris, their cultivars and the hybrids are California native... Read more