Category: Flowers

English Countryside Through My Lens

English Countryside Through My Lens

| August 14, 2017 | Reply

I bring you the English Countryside Through My Lens. From May 21st to May 31st, 2017, I traveled in the U.K. My goal was to expose my readers to gardens and English countryside they might not otherwise see, or would like to see again. And being a member of Broadband TV, a YouTube partner, I have […]

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U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

| February 19, 2017 | Reply

U.S. Botanic Garden  In January, I visited the U.S. Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall, just west of the U.S. Capitol. I moved to Washington, D.C., after college and spent almost two years there working on Capitol Hill, so I have fond memories of D.C. (It’s also where I met my husband-to-be.) My commute […]

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Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

| July 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

Growing loufah, or luffa, has a been a race to the top. The huge trellis between our garage and studio has been empty since I was forced to remove our 30 year-old wisteria vine last November. The massive trunk of the wisteria had moved the garage wall three inches and it was time to go. […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | 2 Replies

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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Morning Impressions

Morning Impressions

| June 30, 2015 | Reply

Morning impressions at sunrise on pest roundup. Click here for 18 photos shot this morning from 6:31 to 7:33AM. Everything looks better at sunrise (except maybe pests, LOL). Late Bloomer Lesson: Be Observant You can only manage what you can see, so take a good look early in the morning. There were at least seven snails […]

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What are you doing for Earth Day?

What are you doing for Earth Day?

| April 22, 2015 | 3 Replies

What are you doing for Earth Day? Today, April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. It’s also the third anniversary of “Late Bloomer,” so I created a special episode to celebrate. Please watch and share, “Earth Day Special.” And while you are at my channel, please check out other recent episodes, and […]

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Order Borage Seeds

Order Borage Seeds

| April 8, 2015 | 1 Reply

Grow Borage to Attract Bees! Order borage seeds below! Watch a new episode of Late Bloomer, and find out why borage is great to include in your garden, from it’s edible and medicinal properties to it’s bee magnetism! Please watch on YouTube and share with friends. With original music by Jon Pileggi. I don’t know why, […]

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Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

Order Butterfly Flower Seeds

| April 6, 2015 | 2 Replies

February Blooms! ~Order Butterfly Flower Seeds I compiled photos of all the flowers that bloomed in the Late Bloomer Garden in February and put it into a slideshow with a new tune by my composer Jon Pileggi. This latest episode contains a new feature for Late Bloomer, the Garden Postcard! Cross-pollination is the name of the […]

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Grow Mexican Sunflowers and Attract Monarchs

Grow Mexican Sunflowers and Attract Monarchs

| January 21, 2015 | 4 Replies

Grow Mexican Sunflowers and attract Monarchs to your garden. Monarch Butterflies are so friendly once they know your garden is a welcome waystation for them.  This male landed on the flower I was holding while taking a picture. I let it go just before I snapped this. Watch the Late Bloomer episode “Growing Mexican Sunflower” (click through to […]

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December Blooms in Southern California!

December Blooms in Southern California!

| December 18, 2014 | 9 Replies

December Blooms in Southern California! While many gardens are buried in snow or frost, and gardeners are dreaming of their spring gardens, a few plants are blooming in the Late Bloomer garden and I thought I would share. Hopefully, they will offer a little sunshine into your day! As I didn’t plant a full-scale winter […]

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