Douglas E. Welch

A Gardener's Notebook

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A Gardener's Notebook

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Amaranth via Instagram

Aug 14, 2019

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What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth  A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan “Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not […]

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Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram One Perfect Tomato via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: Treatise culture of the dahlia and cactus by E. Sayers (1839) – 44 in a series

Aug 14, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 in a series Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) – 42 in a series Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: A few choice seeds and plants worthy of general culture (1898) – 31 in a series Historical Garden Books: Vick’s magazine (1908) – 43 in a series

Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

Aug 13, 2019

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What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. The leaves are quite large and structural, making a dramatic […]

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Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 4 in a series – “…the son of a poor country clergyman who had a small flower garden…”

Aug 12, 2019

Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

Aug 12, 2019

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What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. I must admit the seed pods are quite structural and […]

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Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram Garden Alphabet: Castor Bean (Ricinus) A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 3 in a series – “…I wish to make a plea for a decorative plant too little used: the cactus.”

Aug 12, 2019

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This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas See more cactus pictures and posts on A Gardener’s Notebook ”And now I wish to make a plea for a decorative plant too little used: the cactus. In the first place the cacti are a very purely […]

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What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 1 in a series What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 2 in a series – …more sustaining than the philosophies of any new thought. Tiny cactus flowers in the garden Historical Garden Books: The garden book of California by Angier, Belle Sumner (1906) – 30 in a Series Queen Of The Night Cactus (ca 1900) via Internet Archive

Queen Of The Night Cactus (ca 1900) via Internet Archive

Aug 10, 2019

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Queen Of The Night Cactus (ca 1900) via Internet Archive Beautiful historic image https://archive.org/details/queenofthenightcactus  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

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Barrel Cactus in Black and White Cactus flower Tiny cactus flowers in the garden Queen Anne’s Lace Cactus Macro 2

Historical Seed Catalogs: A few choice seeds and plants worthy of general culture (1898) – 31 in a series

Aug 9, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Park’s floral guide (1906) – 30 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Farm, flower & garden seeds by A.A. Berry Seed Co (1905) – 21 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Maule’s silver anniversary seed catalogue (1902) – 26 in a series

Golden Cosmos via Instagram

Aug 8, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Golden Cosmos Orto Botanico so Brera, Milano, Italia Another fine shot from my second visit to this garden. Highly recommended should you ever be in Milan.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

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Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram Roses and ruins via Instagram Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: Vick’s magazine (1908) – 43 in a series

Aug 7, 2019

Foreground/Background via Instagram

Aug 6, 2019

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What are your favorite sights in Italy? Share in the comments! Foreground/Background A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan You can create layered views in even the smallest garden, making them appear larger than they are. Here, trees and a low hedge create a frame for the scene beyond.  This photo is […]

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Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram Begonia? via Instagram Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram Waiting for Spring via Instagram

Smithsonian Scientists Are Using Ginkgo Leaves to Study Climate Change—and They Need Your Help via Smithsonian

Aug 6, 2019

Historical Seed Catalogs: Park’s floral guide (1906) – 30 in a series

Aug 3, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L. Templin Seed Company (1918) – 9 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Maule’s silver anniversary seed catalogue (1902) – 26 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 in a series

Begonia? via Instagram

Aug 2, 2019

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What are your favorite sights in Italy? Share in the comments! Begonia? A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan I believe this is a begonia but I didn’t capture any tag for it, so I leave it to you to tell me if I am right or wrong. 😀 This photo is […]

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Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book via Instagram

Jul 31, 2019

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 2 in a series – …more sustaining than the philosophies of any new thought.

Jul 31, 2019

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 1 in a series

Jul 29, 2019

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 in a series

Jul 27, 2019

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

Jul 26, 2019

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Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and wandered by this garden outside city hall.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

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New York City Street Tree Map via kottke.org Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado via My Instagram Evergreens of all sorts Ask the Expert: How to Use Plants for Privacy in a City Garden via Gardenista

Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 in a series

Jul 21, 2019

Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Jul 18, 2019

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Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes shower curtains, throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! 50+ Products and Over 200 Designs Available exclusively from DouglasEWelch.com/shop/209 Tote Bag Features Selected design printed on both sides Super strong 1 inch (2.5cm) wide cotton shoulder strap […]

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Bring Spring Back With These Sakura Floor Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Get these Shining Brightly Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More! Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photo 20% OFF All Everything Today! – Yellow Dahlia Tops, Cases, Totes and More!

Historical Garden Books: Paxton’s magazine of botany, and register of flowering plants (1834) – 41 in a Series

Jul 18, 2019

Bring Spring Back With These Sakura Floor Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Jul 15, 2019

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Bring Spring Back With These Sakura Floor Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography Includes shower curtains, throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! 50+ Products and Over 200 Designs Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/208 Floor Pillow Features Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that […]

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Get these Shining Brightly Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] 20% OFF Everything Today! — Lovely Lavender Flowers Totes, Pillow, iPhone Cases, and Much More! Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More! Spring is Here! – Get these Glowing White Tulip Cards, Pillows, Cases, Totes and More! Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photo

Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona

Jul 15, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single […]

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Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers

Jul 15, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers We were out in Ojai last Friday recording a Mentoris Project Podcast at Thomas Aquinas College. This typical landscape plant in downtown Ojai shown out more than usual in the bright afternoon sun. Sometimes even the most mundane plants can look […]

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Tiny cactus flowers in the garden Hydrangea Flowers Blueberry Flowers via Instagram Bee On Apricot Blossom Flowering Now: Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) – 27 in a series

Jul 13, 2019

New York City Street Tree Map via kottke.org

Jul 11, 2019

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Maybe we would pay more attention to our trees if they had a name — and an email address. — Douglas     The NYC Parks department maintains an online map of the city’s street trees — currently 678,674 mapped trees from 422 different species. Our tree map includes every street tree in New York City as […]

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I Like This – Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture Ask the Expert: How to Use Plants for Privacy in a City Garden via Gardenista A Succulent Street Scene #succulent #bw #blackandwhite #cactus #garden #street #urban #city #nature #outdoors A Succulent Street Scene #succulent #cactus #garden #street #urban #city #nature #outdoors Blooming in the city #Pasadena #flowers #plants #tree #nature #spring #outdoors #city #garden #gardenersnotebook

Get these Shining Brightly Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Jul 11, 2019

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Get these Shining Brightly Products Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes shower curtains, throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! 50+ Products and Over 100 Designs Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/206 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/   Find more at @DEWDesignPhoto  

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Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More! Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photo 20% OFF – Labor Day Sale – Pink Geranium (Pelargonium) Bags, Smartphone Covers and Much More! Get these “Morning Glory Gate” products and much more exclusively from Douglas E. Welch Brighten Up Your Technology with these Red Camellia iPhone Cases, Laptop Bags, Laptop Skins, and Much More!

Orchids In The Sun via My Instagram

Jul 9, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Orchids In The Sun A friend’s orchids shine in the afternoon sun. I am always amazed at the alien-like beauty of orchids. So different from other plants.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

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White Orchids via Instagram Bee On Apricot Blossom Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram Rudbeckia in Fall Colors via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: The cultivator : a monthly publication, devoted to agriculture by New York State Agricultural Society (1721) – 40 in a Series

Jul 9, 2019

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maule’s silver anniversary seed catalogue (1902) – 26 in a series

Jul 6, 2019

Architecturally-Inspired Planters by Anchor Ceramics via Design Milk

Jul 5, 2019

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Containers are a way to dress up any garden and these are just one example that caught my eye. They are more compatible in a modern design garden, whereas I have a more woodland setting, but some of you might find them an interesting addition or your garden or patio. — Douglas     Founded […]

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Noted: Artful Planters from Belgium by Julie Carlson via Gardenista Noted: Concrete Block Planters And Raised Beds via Improvised Life Noted: Vogeli Bird Feeder By Vasse And Peg Vaught via Design Milk 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters via Gardenista Garden Decor: Copper-esque Planters via Bower Power

Historical Garden Books: The whole art of husbandry by J. (John) Mortimer (1721) – 39 in a Series

Jul 3, 2019

Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) 2 via My Instagram

Jul 3, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow […]

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Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) via My Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) via My Instagram

Jul 2, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook […]

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Duck Triangle via My Instagram

Raised Garden Bed Made of Wood via Instructables

Jul 1, 2019

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Yet another tutorial on making raised beds for your garden. Everyone has their own unique way of doing it. Check it out! — Douglas     I love gardening and I love making things from wood. This is how I make my simple raised beds. You just need wood, a chop saw, drill, and screws. […]

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49 Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas via Urban Organic Gardener DIY: How to Build a Raised Garden Bed via Mother Earth News How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches via Bonnie Plants Reading – Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It … Garden Anywhere by Tara Nolan – 9 in a series Moose PVC Bird Nest Box via Instructables

Duck Triangle via My Instagram

Jun 29, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Duck Triangle Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook […]

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Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

Historical Garden Books: Miniature and window gardening by Phoebe Allen (1902) – 38 in a Series

Jun 26, 2019

Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

Jun 22, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t […]

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Historical Seed Catalogs: Bulbs and seeds : Autumn 1913 by D.M. Ferry & Co – 25 in a series

Jun 21, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick’s Sons (1904) – 24 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Farm, flower & garden seeds by A.A. Berry Seed Co (1905) – 21 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, flower and garden seeds by Lee Pioneer Seed Co (1905) – 14 in a series

Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

Jun 19, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook […]

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

If your garden grass is patchy, consider a ground cover instead via chicagotribune.com

Jun 18, 2019

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Homeowners often are frustrated when the lawn looks bad beneath trees. Starved for sun, the grass is thin and patchy.The problem is that most popular lawn grasses are full-sun plants, according to Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Even grass species sold as “shade-tolerant” will struggle in deep shade. You […]

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Noted: Great Design Plant: Purple Needle Grass, California’s State Grass via Houzz Photo: Sunset on the grass – Get a variety of products with this photo at http://ift.tt/1MtvMiN #nofilter #grass #garden #nature #naturelover #outdoors #plant #beauty #sun #sunset #light via Instagram Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Lamium “Beacon Silver” Ground Cover Noted: Ground Force: 10 Top Ground Covers for Your Garden via Houzz

Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick’s Sons (1904) – 24 in a series

Jun 17, 2019

Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado via My Instagram

Jun 15, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado Spotted in a flower box on Larimer Street   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

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Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram Tiny cactus flowers in the garden Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram Rhododendrons On Full Flower via My Instagram First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram

Jun 15, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

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A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Jun 14, 2019

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What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

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A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Jun 11, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

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Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

Jun 11, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. This poppy is much like those that would have been found in the house’s garden back […]

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My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram Oriental Poppy A Poppy Blooms via Instagram

Green Bean Still Life via Instagram

Jun 11, 2019

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What is your favorite vegetable? Leave a comment and share! Green Bean Still Life I’m always intrigued by the quality of vegetables-both as food and photographic subjects-at the Sherman Oaks farmers market. We try to visit weekly to pick up fresh veg for the house and enjoy a few moments outdoors. Over the years I’ve taken many photos […]

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Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram One Perfect Tomato via Instagram Heirloom tomatoes at the local Farmers Market via My Instagram Blueberry Flowers via Instagram Coral Rose via Instagram

Rhododendrons On Full Flower via My Instagram

Jun 8, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Rhododendrons On Full Flower These rhodies — and several others — were in full flower in my sister’s Ohio garden when I visited in May. Quite an exuberant show.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the […]

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Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram Cactus flower Hollyhock Flower via My Instagram Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) flower in the garden via My Instagram Blueberry Flowers via Instagram

A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Jun 8, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

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Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram

Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram

Jun 6, 2019

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What is your favorite ground cover plant? Leave a comment and share! Lily-of-the-Valley A lovely specimen from my sister’s Ohio garden. So wish we could grow these here in the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A […]

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Striking Yellow Roses via Instagram

Jun 6, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Striking Yellow Roses More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

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Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden via Instagram

Jun 4, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden More plants from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

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Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram A Purple Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram Coral Rose via Instagram An Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram Pink Rose via Instagram

Planting allium, the lollipop of the garden | L.A. at Home via latimesblogs.latimes.com

May 29, 2019

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I was just discussing alliums with my sister, Donna, a few days ago and now I seem to be seeing them everywhere. Here are a few Los Angeles friendly albums we could be growing in our gardens. — Douglas   Fall bulb catalogs are sweetened with alluring eye candy, including those lollipop-shaped alliums. Their large, […]

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Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden via Instagram

May 28, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden During a recent visit back to Ohio I caught the end of the Spring bloom in my sister’s garden.  She inherited this old garden from the original owners of the home. It had declined a bit with lots of brambles […]

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Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

May 28, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden More plants from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

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Blueberry Flowers via Instagram

May 26, 2019

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What are your favorite fruits ? Leave a comment and share! Blueberry Flowers via Instagram Hints of the blueberry crop to come in my sister’s Ohio garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]

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Lavender In The Neighborhood via Instagram

May 19, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Lavender In The Neighborhood Lavender (lavendula) does well here in the Mediterranean climate of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Even better, it is one of my wife’s favorite plants both for its look and its scent. I often bring a bundle into the house just […]

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Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden via Instagram

May 19, 2019

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What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden When you start working in the garden and get down close to the soil, you notice things that might not otherwise catch your eye. Such was the case with this bill. I’ve never really seen them in […]

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A Purple Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram

May 19, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! A Purple Iris In The Rose Garden Who says you can only have roses in a rose garden? There were a number of striking iris there, too. From the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work […]

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How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire via The Los Angeles Times

May 19, 2019

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Even cool, grey, and slightly rainy, days, fires are already starting to crop up around Southern California. Check out these tips to make your home even more fire safe. — Douglas How to help fireproof your home before the next big wildfire As Los Angeles homeowners prepare to trim grass, weeds and trees for the […]

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Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Noted: Woodlands restored to re-create 16th century landscape in L.A. via The Los Angeles Times My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram Tillandsia – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:32) Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale

Historical Seed Catalogs: Annual catalogue of seeds and plants by Schlegel & Fottler – 23 in a series

May 18, 2019

Power Perennials: Plants that Thrive No Matter What via Better Homes & Gardens

May 15, 2019

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I much prefer perennials in my garden as they provide so much beauty for relatively little attention — returning year-after-year just when you need it most. I have a wide variety in my garden from bulbs to flowering trees to azaleas and more. Here are a few more perennials ideas for your garden, — Douglas […]

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Noted: The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 via Better Homes and Gardens Noted: Hidden Gardens of Los Angeles via Animalbytes Garden Decor: Copper-esque Planters via Bower Power Serene Photos Highlight the Tranquil Beauty of 100 Japanese Gardens via My Modern Met Win a Parrot Flower Power – An incredible sensor that assesses your plants’ needs and sends alerts to your smartphone

Historical Garden Books: Gardening illustrated: A weekly journal for amateurs and gardeners by W. (William) Robinson (1879) – 37 in a Series

May 14, 2019

Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

May 14, 2019

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What is your favorite hibiscus? Leave a comment and share! Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan Shining out against the darkness of the shade in the garden, this hibiscus almost glows. This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening […]

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Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden via Instagram

May 13, 2019

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What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden I was out attacking the overgrown grass and weeds in the front yard when I happened on this insect. I used the Seek iOS app to narrow it down and then Wikipedia to completely identify it.   and […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds – 1918 for large vegetable growers – 22 in a series

May 11, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L. Templin Seed Company (1918) – 9 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Farm, flower & garden seeds by A.A. Berry Seed Co (1905) – 21 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: 1905 annual catalog : garden, farm & flower seeds by Diggs & Beadles Seed Co., Inc. – 20 in a series

Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming via Instagram

May 10, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming Our friends up the street have always had a wild and exuberant display of Hollyhocks in their yard. I love the tall and stately stems with the multiples of large flowers. So last year, I gathered a bunch of seeds from their […]

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An Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram

May 9, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! An Iris In The Rose Garden Who says you can only have roses in a rose garden? There were a number of striking iris there, too.  From the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to […]

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Coral Rose via Instagram

May 7, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Coral Rose More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

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A Rose via Instagram Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram – April 16, 2019 Pink Rose via Instagram Coral Rose from My Instagram

Pink Rose via Instagram

May 2, 2019

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What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Pink Rose  More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

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Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

May 2, 2019

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What is your ground cover? Leave a comment and share! Ground cover in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden I don’t know what plant this, but it provided a nice contrast among all the blooming roses in the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook   Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

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Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) via Instagram

May 1, 2019

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What is your favorite flowering tree? Leave a comment and share! Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) The spring flowers keep coming at Cal Poly Pomona. I found these trees adjacent to the rose garden — where I also took a bunch of pictures.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetree; Chinese: 流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a […]

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NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps — Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! [For Sale]

May 1, 2019

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NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and originally shared on Instagram at @douglaswelch Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/190 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Find more at @DEWDesignPhoto  

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A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram Get these Gorgeous Clematis Flower Pillows, Tees, Totes, iPhone Cases, and more! 20% OFF Everything Today! — Lovely Lavender Flowers Totes, Pillow, iPhone Cases, and Much More! Spring is Here! – Get these Glowing White Tulip Cards, Pillows, Cases, Totes and More! Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More!

Interesting Plant: Clematis x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’ (White Evergreen Clematis)

May 1, 2019

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Interesting Plant: Clematis x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’ (White Evergreen Clematis) I came across this while browsing /r/gardening on Reddit and love the look immediately. I don’t see many clematis here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I am guessing it is probably too hot and dry for most varieties but I would like to […]

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A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram

Apr 30, 2019

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What is your favorite beneficial garden insect? Leave a comment and share! A Ladybug Sleeps In the native plant garden at Cal Poly Pomona  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and […]

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New A Gardener’s Notebook Instagram Account!

Apr 30, 2019

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Looking for just the gardening goodness from me? Check out my new gardening-focused account on Instagram — @agardenersnotebook ! All gardening, All The Time! This @douglaswelch account will continue to contain ALL my photography, should you wish to see it all in one spot.

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Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011 Top Gardeners Notebook Posts for 2010 For the Foodies & Gardeners in your life! Get these Garden Bounty products and more exclusively from http://ift.tt/1hfrEWq #garden #gardenersnotebook #food #foodie #technology #home #photography #nature #plants Gardening Gift Guide # 3: The 3,000 Mile Garden: An Exchange of Letters Between Two Eccentric Gourmet Gardeners Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) via Instagram

Apr 30, 2019

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What is your favorite type of daisy? Leave a comment and share! Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) While on campus for another event, I spent an hour or so shooting in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. These oxeye daisies were used for underplanting among the large roses.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook […]

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Flowering Now: Gerbera Daisy in the Garden via Instagram Bee On Apricot Blossom Flowering Now: Clivia Blooms in the Garden via Instagram Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

Honeybees Gathering Water – A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

Apr 30, 2019

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Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Honeybees drink from a small rill in the new Cal Poly Pomona Native Plant Garden on a hot day.   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

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Bees To Water – A Minute In The Garden 65 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] Bees on Aeonium Flowers – A Minute In The Garden 63 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00) Bees and Rosemary — A Minute in the Garden 58 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00) Bees at Work — A Minute in the Garden 57 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00) Sunflower – A Minute in the Garden 29 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar

Apr 29, 2019

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Fresh eggs are the most obvious benefit of keeping a small flock of backyard chickens. But the benefits of raising chickens reach farther than that—they also make excellent garden assistants. Here’s how gardening with chickens can provide year-round benefits. Spring: Nature’s Rototillers Spring is the perfect time of year to give chickens unrestricted access to […]

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Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Apr 26, 2019

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What is your favorite type of camellia? Leave a comment and share! Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona I’ve been spending more time on campus lately and spotted this perfect camellia outside Building 1. It is not quite fully open but looks glorious.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! […]

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New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona

Historical Garden Books: The Garden (1913) by Rachel R. Todd – 36 in a Series

Apr 24, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Garden planning and planting by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1910) – 6 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The principles of floriculture (1915) by Edward Albert White – 35 in a Series

Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

Apr 23, 2019

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What is your favorite hydrangea? Leave a comment and share! Hydrangeas in the shade Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan These hydrangeas were thriving in the warm, moist shade of the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

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Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram Waiting for Spring via Instagram

My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

Apr 19, 2019

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What is your favorite type of native plant? Leave a comment and share! My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) Our state flower shining brightly on our friends garden.  This has been a great year for all flowers but especially our native plants like these. The “superbloom” is fading fast, but there are still these […]

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Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram – April 16, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

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What is your favorite type of rose? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses In the neighborhood, these shrub roses are always a dependable exuberant, show at this time of year.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * […]

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Roses in the Neighborhood via Instagram Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) via Instagram – April 16, 2019 Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram Flowering Now: Gerbera Daisy in the Garden via Instagram Winter Roses from My Instagram

Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) via Instagram – April 16, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

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What is your favorite flower color? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) Spotted in a neighbor’s garden. I am not quite sure of the ID as there have been many new Mediterranean plants in the recently planted drought-tolerant gardens.  These “shouts” of color certainly catch the eye as you are walking by…or even driving.  […]

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First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram Flowering Now: Clivia Blooms in the Garden via Instagram Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning via Instagram Flowering Now: Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Apr 16, 2019

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Where’s your favorite waterfall? Leave a comment and share! Waterfall/Rivulet, BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona A peaceful scene in the garden—One of several gardens on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. It is amazing how calming it can be to watch and listen to falling water, no matter how small the source. I think it has […]

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A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram Artichoke flower on Cal Poly Pomona campus via My Instagram

Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

Apr 11, 2019

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What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan grows this lovely castor bean including seed pods. While the seeds are poisonous and the caster bean is an invasive here in Southern California, it is often used as an ornamental in […]

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A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona

Apr 11, 2019

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What is your favorite succulent or cactus? Leave a comment and share! A Very Prickly Pear (Opuntia), BioTrek Ethnobotany Garden, Cal Poly Pomona One of several gardens on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. Although relatively small, this garden has a large collection of plants both outdoors and inside a sizable glass house. “The Rain Bird BioTrek Project […]

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A new prickly pear paddle forms Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Prickly Pear (Opuntia) Flower #flowers #plants #cactus #succulent #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors via Instagram [Photo]

Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) [Video] (1 minute, 38 seconds)

Apr 9, 2019

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Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) A female Valley Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) feeds on Mexican sage in my garden a few days ago. I was out working to clear up a mass of grass and weeds caused by the rainy year we have had when I spotted her nearly in my face. I took […]

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Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus via Instagram

Apr 3, 2019

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What is blooming in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Iris on Cal Poly Pomona Campus A lovely bit of Spring as I walked around campus a few weeks ago. The contrast of the bright yellow against the dark@green leaves really made them pop. This great bloom is probably another result of our good winter […]

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Historical Garden Books: The principles of floriculture (1915) by Edward Albert White – 35 in a Series

Apr 2, 2019

Flowering Now: Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

Apr 1, 2019

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What is your favorite flower color? Leave a comment and share! Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) More blooms this week with these brunfelsia. These were on the property when we bought it 23 years ago and I loved them so much I planted 2 more last year in a different area.  Each bloom progresses from blue […]

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Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram

Mar 25, 2019

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What is your favorite sign of Spring? Leave a comment and share! This year’s normal rainfall has made everything jump in the garden, including the weeds, and these daffodils look amazing. They are always a great harbinger of Spring even if they do mean hotter weather is coming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign […]

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Flowering Now: Gerbera Daisy in the Garden via Instagram

Mar 20, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! It is always a welcome surprise to see these Gerbera Daisies popping up in the garden. They were originally decorations from a close friends memorial service and each time they appear they remind me of him. A great way to keep someone in your memories year […]

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Flowering Now: Clivia Blooms in the Garden via Instagram

Mar 20, 2019

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What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! I bought these clivia on discount last Fall and now they are blooming in the garden. I am sure the large amount of rain we received has helped but it great to have some color in this shady part of the garden.   and Follow Don’t miss […]

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White Orchids via Instagram

Mar 15, 2019

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What is your favorite orchid? Leave a comment and share! White Orchids Orchids used to be exceedingly rare but now you can buy gorgeous ones at almost any grocery store. Knudsen and Wimber discovered the secrets of orchid growing and cloning and made these incredibly beautiful, of strange looking, plants available to everyone.  Learn more  and […]

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Mums The Word via Instagram First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram A Poppy Blooms via Instagram Bee On Apricot Blossom Pink Azalea

Guns to shovels: Oakland activists melt deadly weapons into garden tools via City Farmer News

Mar 13, 2019

Mums The Word via Instagram

Mar 10, 2019

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What is your favorite mum? Leave a comment and share! Mums The Word A sea of mums at the local nursery. They had some smaller varieties on sale a few months ago and I have purple and gold varieties there. More signs of Spring.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

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A Poppy Blooms via Instagram

Mar 5, 2019

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What is your favorite poppy? Leave a comment and share! A Poppy Blooms Simple, delicate, and yet vibrant, this oriental poppy blooms during a recent trip to the nursery.  Spring has already arrived here in Los Angeles and I am seeing blooms in gardens, too, not just in the nurseries.  Our heavy winter rains are causing everything, […]

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Ranunculus Flowers via Instagram

Mar 2, 2019

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What is your favorite ranunculus? Leave a comment and share! Ranunculus Flowers More blooms spotted at the local @armstronggarden. I have thought about adding these bulbs to the garden over the years but somehow never found a color I liked enough.  This happens often. I see a plant I like but can’t figure out how, or where, to […]

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Tiny cactus flowers in the garden Hydrangea Flowers Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram Bee On Apricot Blossom First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: Crop growing and crop feeding; a book for the farm, garden and orchard, with special reference to the practical methods of using commercial fertilizers therein (1901)by Wilbur Fisk Massey – 33 in a Series

Feb 27, 2019

Event: Tomatomania San Fernando Valley, March 16-18, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

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Tapia Brothers, Encino, CA – March 16-18 For almost 20 years one of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 300 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato […]

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Bonsai via Instagram

Feb 26, 2019

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What do you think about bonsai? Leave a comment and share! Bonsai A small, simple bonsai spotted @armstronggarden near me. I am always amazed at the delicate, miniature representations of bonsai, even if I don’t think I could ever develop the skill or patience necessary to create my own. I can always appreciate them, though. 😀… and the hard […]

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10 Easy Pieces: Wood Compost Bins via Gardenista

Feb 24, 2019

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started composting, but if you are so inclined, here are a number of fancy methods to get you started in creating your own soil amendments. — Douglas Stylish compost? Not an oxymoron. Here are 10 of our favorite wood compost bins and composting systems, in […]

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Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches via Gardenista Ask the Expert: How to Use Plants for Privacy in a City Garden via Gardenista Befriend Bees via Sunset: Garden Epiphyllum Flower Pink Azalea

Camellia Bloom via Instagram

Feb 24, 2019

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What is your favorite color of flower? Leave a comment and share! Camellia Bloom While they only bloom for a short period of time each year, Camellia certainly carry a large flower bang for your gardening buck. There are so many different varieties, flower forms and colors that nearly any gardener can find a camellia they […]

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Olive Trees In Bloom Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram Pink Camellia Blossom Gomphrena ‘Pinball Purple’ via Instagram Brighten Up Your Technology with these Red Camellia iPhone Cases, Laptop Bags, Laptop Skins, and Much More!

Garden Decor: Cute Recycled Metal Sunflower

Feb 20, 2019

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What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Cute Recycled Metal Sunflower Always one to reduce, reuse, recycle myself, I was happy to find this gem at the local @armstronggarden a few days ago. I think this had just the right amount of cute and kitsch for my own garden without falling […]

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Lavender via Instagram

Feb 19, 2019

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What is your favorite scent or herb? Leave a comment and share! Lavender We have quite a bit of lavender here in the garden. My wife loves it both for its look and its lovely scent and it grows well in the Mediterranean climate here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.  I haven’t purchased […]

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Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana via Instagram

Feb 18, 2019

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What is your favorite springtime flower? Leave a comment and share! Saucer Magnolia/Magnolia × soulangeana Each Los Angeles winter/spring these saucer magnolia trees throughout the neighborhood spring to life. They are striking for a number of reasons but I think the main reason is the fact the the flowers appear of bare limbs, before their leaves. […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Farm, flower & garden seeds by A.A. Berry Seed Co (1905) – 21 in a series

Feb 16, 2019

Purple Power via Instagram

Feb 16, 2019

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Do You Like Purple flowers? Yes/No? Leave a comment and share! Purple Power via Instagram Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and this deep purple hits the spot perfectly.  I also appreciate the simple petal arrangement. You don’t always need double or triple blooms to make something look amazing. Sometimes that just feels […]

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Waiting for Spring via Instagram

Feb 13, 2019

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What will you do with your garden this Spring? Leave a comment and share! Waiting for Spring In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan ceramic pots wait for the Spring and new seedlings. There is such beauty in simplicity sometimes and these pots attracted my attention the minute I spotted them. We were […]

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Daisies in the sun via Instagram

Feb 13, 2019

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What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Daisies in the sun I have planted — or tried to plant — daises like this in the past, but they don’t seem to like the environment here in the garden — either in the ground or in pots.  So, like many plants and flowers, […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Homestead manual of valuable information for the people relating principally to the farm, orchard, garden and household (1881) by B[enjamin] F. Gue – 32 in a Series

Feb 13, 2019

Is it Spring yet? via Instagram

Feb 11, 2019

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What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Is it Spring yet? Our Southern California winter is more like Spring in other areas of the country. It has been, thankfully, raining quite a bit so the roses are recovering with much green growth and the bulbs — snow flakes, paperwhites, and daffodils — […]

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Purple, blue and white via Instagram

Feb 11, 2019

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Where do you go to see flowers? Leave a comment and share! Purple, blue and white When I have a chance, I stop by our local @armstronggarden store to see what is in-season, new, and perhaps, on sale.  Even when I don’t end up buying something, it is a good opportunity to take some photos to share here and […]

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A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

Feb 9, 2019

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What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]

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Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram Sunflower forest in neighbor’s yard via Instagram Sunflower closeup Shining Brightly via My Instagram

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1905 annual catalog : garden, farm & flower seeds by Diggs & Beadles Seed Co., Inc. – 20 in a series

Feb 2, 2019

Recently Purchased from the Gardener’s Notebook Shop – H Potter Window Box Rectangular Succulent Planter

Feb 2, 2019

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Readers of A Gardener’s Notebook find the coolest items via my store on Amazon. I saw this purchase this morning and it looks great! This is something I would consider purchasing myself for my patio table. I love copper planters and other copper garden decor. — Douglas H Potter Window Box Rectangular Succulent Planter Indoor […]

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Garden Decor: H Potter Copper Window Box Planter Summer in the Garden: PHAT TOMMY Elevated Planter Box Garden Decor: Driftwood Succulent Planter Garden Decor: Round Copper Planters Product: Rustic Wooden Planter Baskets

Why So Many Public Libraries Are Now Giving Out Seeds via City Farmer News

Feb 2, 2019

Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California

Jan 30, 2019

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What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California I hadn’t been to the Huntington in a long time, but with our Italian family in time it was a “must see.” Danielle and Marcello had visited 16 […]

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Historical Garden Books: The gardener’s weekly magazine, and floricultural cabinet Vol. 29 (1886) by Harrison, J. J – 31 in a Series

Jan 29, 2019

49 Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas via Urban Organic Gardener

Jan 29, 2019

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Whenever you are thinking about adding to your garden — or starting a new one — it is a great idea to have as many examples as possible to choose from. This is where articles like this can really give you a lot of ideas fast.   For me, I have installed some wine bottle […]

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DIY: How to Build a Raised Garden Bed via Mother Earth News Noted: Concrete Block Planters And Raised Beds via Improvised Life Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener Inexpensive DIY Wall Decor Ideas and Crafts via DIY Home Decor Guide Garden Decor: A Collection of Raised Beds

Red hibiscus in the neighborhood

Jan 28, 2019

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What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Red hibiscus in the neighborhood Some flowers are so striking they almost appear to be fake. This hibiscus is so glossy, it looks like something created at a silk flower shop and not actually growing along the street.  This […]

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Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

Jan 28, 2019

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What is your favorite flower or plant? Share your thoughts in the comments! Bougainvillea in the neighborhood Spotted along one of my usual neighborhood walks. After living in the neighborhood for almost 33 years, I have become familiar with the blooming season of most of the trees and plants. This tropical plant is popular here, […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Alexander’s garden and field seed catalogue (1921) – 19 in a series

Jan 26, 2019

Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Jan 25, 2019

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Do you take garden pictures on vacation? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia I had no idea what to expect when visiting this garden hidden away in Milan. I checked it out on Google maps but the foliage hid most of the garden from sight. Still, it seemed intriguing […]

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Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram Roses and ruins via Instagram Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale via Instagram Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram Dunedin Daffodils via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: The garden book of California by Angier, Belle Sumner (1906) – 30 in a Series

Jan 23, 2019

Garden Decor: Urns along the wall via Instagram

Jan 22, 2019

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What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Urns along the wall While I can appreciate both traditional and modern garden elements, there is something about garden decor that recalls the past that touches something fundamental in the human spirit. I spotted these ersatz Greek amphorae in the middle […]

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Garden Decor: Two Desert Garden Rooms via Instagram Inexpensive DIY Wall Decor Ideas and Crafts via DIY Home Decor Guide Garden Decor: Tractor Wheel Garden Wall Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 Garden Decor: Today’s Coffee Break Reading at Farm Table via Instagram

Autumn Color via Instagram

Jan 22, 2019

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What is your favorite season? Share your thoughts in the comments! Autumn Color Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

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Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram

Jan 20, 2019

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What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Brugmansia in Bloom A lovely example of Brugmansia found throughout Los Angeles  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about brugmansia with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

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Winter Camellias in Los Angeles via Instagram First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram Brugmansia Olive Trees In Bloom A Splash Of Purple via My Instagram

Winter Camellias in Los Angeles via Instagram

Jan 20, 2019

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What are your favorite camellias? Leave a comment and share! Winter Camellias in Los Angeles Just one example of the #camellias currently blooming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about camellias with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: [Catalog of] the Great Northern Seed Co. (1901) – 18 in a series

Jan 19, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L.A. Watkins Merchandise Company (1904) – 15 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series

Azalea In the rainy garden today

Jan 18, 2019

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What are your favorite azaleas and rhododendrons? Leave a comment and share! Azalea In the rainy garden today After 5 days of rain the flowers are looking a bit droopy. But we need as much moisture as we can get.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn […]

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Azaleas Pink Azalea Azalea #azalea #garden #gardenersnotebook #flowers #plants #nature #storrierstearns #storrierstearnsjapanesegarden #pink #white A Rainy Morning [Photo] Bicolor Azalea

Historical Garden Books: A book of the country and the garden .. by Batson, H. M. (Henrietta M.) (1903) – 29 in a Series

Jan 16, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

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Historical Garden Books: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) – 22 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: Popular gardening for town and country, Volume 4 (1888-1889) – 12 in a Series Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Garden Books: Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit (1908) by Jacob Biggle, – 19 in a Series

Orchid 5, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 15, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 5, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books †††   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may […]

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Orchid 4, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 14, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 4, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

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Orchid 3, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 13, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 3, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

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Orchid 6, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Orchid 1, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Orchid 2, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA Orchid via Instagram [Photo]

Historical Seed Catalogs: The strawberry for everybody by J.T. Lovett Company (1908) – 17 in a series

Jan 12, 2019

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L. Templin Seed Company (1918) – 9 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L.A. Watkins Merchandise Company (1904) – 15 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Cashman’s seeds / grown and sold by Clinton Falls Nursery Company (1916) – 12 in a series

Orchid 2, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 11, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 2, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

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Orchid 6, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Orchid 1, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Orchid via Instagram [Photo] Get these “White Orchid” products and much more at the Douglas E. Welch Store via Instagram [Photo]

Get Growing with this FREE Printable Seed-Starting Journal via Garden Therapy

Jan 11, 2019

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  If you are starting any plants from seed this season, then I have a little something for you! This free printable seed-starting journal is a place to record the details of your planting project such as when you planted your seeds, how many you planted, and an easy way to track your local frost […]

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Noted: How You Can Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet — Apartment Therapy Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt Garden Decor: Bring Light and Movement to the Garden with a DIY Wind Spinner via Garden Therapy Elsewhere: Share the bounty of your garden with these printable seed packs Transplants from seed starting project

More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Jan 10, 2019

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What are your favorite cacti and succulents? Leave a comment and tell us which! More succulents, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

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Orchid 1, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 9, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 1, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

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Orchid 6, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Orchid via Instagram [Photo] Get these “White Orchid” products and much more at the Douglas E. Welch Store via Instagram [Photo] Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

Orchid 6, Huntington Gardens Conservatory via Instagram

Jan 9, 2019

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Where are your favorite orchids? Leave a comment and share! Orchid 6, Huntington Gardens Conservatory  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about orchids with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

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Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Dunedin Daffodils via Instagram Orchid via Instagram [Photo] Get these “White Orchid” products and much more at the Douglas E. Welch Store via Instagram [Photo] Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram

The Getty Center with Family via Instagram

Jan 8, 2019

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Where are your favorite gardens? Leave a comment and share! The Getty Center with Family today  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about drought tolerant gardens with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these […]

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Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa Gardens Panorama Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California In The Getty Garden via Instagram Olives in the Sicilian Family’s Garden via Instagram [Photo] These tomatoes, from our family’s Sicilian garden, are probably ready to eat by now via Instagram [Photo]

Historical Garden Books: The art & craft of garden making by Thomas Hayton Mawson (1900) – 28 in a Series

Jan 8, 2019

Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram

Dec 19, 2018

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How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Lovely copper gutter fountain in water wise garden via Instagram How do you save water in your garden? One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Flowers for springtime by Miss Mary E. Martin (1910) – 16 in a series

Dec 17, 2018

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Dec 15, 2018

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How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]

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1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Red Autumn Leaves via Instagram

Dec 15, 2018

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Red Autumn Leaves Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

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Pomegranate Harvest 2018 via Instagram

Dec 13, 2018

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Pomegranate Harvest 2018 Some online research says that once you see the skin cracking on a few of the fruit, they are probably all ready to harvest. These seemed to show the classic signs, so down they came. I have been munching the seeds each time I pass them on the counter top.  Our tree […]

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2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden

Dec 13, 2018

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The Winter is time for making plans in the garden. Here are a few from my Internet travels. — Douglas   Read 2018 garden plans via Skippy’s Vegetable Garden An interesting link found among my daily reading

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Noted: Garden Roundup: 10 Perfect Party Spaces in the City by Barbara Peck via Gardenista Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt In the garden…March 17, 2018: Planting Pumpkins? from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:34) 10 best gardening books via The Independent Noted: 4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard via Modern Farmer

Historical Garden Books: The art of garden design in Italy by H. Inigo (Harry Inigo) Triggs, – 27 in a Series

Dec 12, 2018

Air plant (Tillandsia) and Dia de Los Meurtos art bring the garden inside for Fall and Winter

Dec 12, 2018

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How do you bring your garden indoors? Share it in the comments! Air plant (Tillandsia) and Dia de Los Meurtos art bring the garden inside for Fall and Winter From a decorative friend’s home  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to design your own garden […]

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Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More! Brighten your fall and winter with these Camellia products exclusively from Douglas E. Welch Tillandsia – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:32) Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Autumn Berries via Instagram

Dec 8, 2018

Succulent Planter, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Dec 6, 2018

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How do you use succulents in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Succulent Planter, Sherman Oaks, California 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open […]

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Golden Autumn Leaves via Instagram

Dec 6, 2018

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Golden Autumn Leaves Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

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Autumn Oak Leaves 2, Columbia, Missouri via Instagram “When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall” – Laptop skins and sleeves, bags, pillows…and more for your office and home! http://ift.tt/1hfrEWq #garden #tree #fall #leaves #autumn #fall #season #nauture #outdoors Autumn Leaves, San Fernando Valley [Photo] Cottonwood leaves in Autumn [Photo] Oak Leaves in Autumn Products from Douglas E. Welch via Instagram [Photo]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L.A. Watkins Merchandise Company (1904) – 15 in a series

Dec 5, 2018

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Dec 1, 2018

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How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Farm and Garden (Newsletter) Volume IV (1884) – 26 in a Series

Nov 30, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Floral magazine (1870) – 24 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Popular gardening for town and country, Volume 4 (1888-1889) – 12 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Planet Jr. farm and garden tools by S.L. Allen & Co (1922) – 25 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Nov 27, 2018

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How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, flower and garden seeds by Lee Pioneer Seed Co (1905) – 14 in a series

Nov 23, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Garden-field-and flower seeds by I. V. Faust – 13 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: 12th annual price list & catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field and flower seeds : grown and sold on the seed farm of Samuel Wilson (1888) – 11 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series

Garden Decor: Two Desert Garden Rooms via Instagram

Nov 23, 2018

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What garden rooms do you have in your garden? Share it in the comments! Garden Decor: Two Desert Garden Rooms Courtesy of my sister who lives in the Coachella Valley of California.  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to design your own garden rooms? Check […]

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Garden Decor: Today’s Coffee Break Reading at Farm Table via Instagram Garden Decor: Outdoor Kitchen (Cucina Fuori) In Our Sicilian Family’s Garden Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 Succulent Garden Bed Pretty little succulents all in a row in Palm Desert, California. [Photo] First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram

How To Create And Maintain Trails In Your Woods via Cold Climate Gardening

Nov 23, 2018

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I wish I had seen this guide when I was growing up back in Ohio. There were several farmers who took the time to create motorcycle and snowmobile trails in their woodlots and I am sure a lot of these tips would have come in quite handy. Not sure I’ll have the ability to put this […]

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Historical Garden Books: Planet Jr. farm and garden tools by S.L. Allen & Co (1922) – 25 in a Series

Nov 21, 2018

Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden via Instagram

Nov 19, 2018

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Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from this tour Don’t miss a single post! […]

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Autumn Oak Leaves 2, Columbia, Missouri via Instagram

Nov 17, 2018

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Autumn Oak Leaves 2, Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow   Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook

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Oak Leaves in Autumn Products from Douglas E. Welch via Instagram [Photo] Garden Leaves: Oak (Quercus) – 7 in a series – Click through to my profile to see more #garden #tree #oak #quercus #nature #series #blog #leaves #leaf via Instagram [Photo] Autumn Leaves, San Fernando Valley [Photo] Cottonwood leaves in Autumn [Photo] Autumn leaves #leaves #Autumn #fall #tree #nature #outdoors #street #landscape #garden

Historical Garden Books: The Floral magazine (1870) – 24 in a Series

Nov 13, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

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Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1794) – 23 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The hive and the honey-bee by H.D. Richardson (1849) – 9 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 in a Series

Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden via Instagram

Nov 13, 2018

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Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from this tour Don’t miss a single post! […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Garden-field-and flower seeds by I. V. Faust – 13 in a series

Nov 11, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: 12th annual price list & catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field and flower seeds : grown and sold on the seed farm of Samuel Wilson (1888) – 11 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series

Bantam Rooster on Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018, Sherman Oaks, California

Nov 11, 2018

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Do you raise chickens? What are your experiences with them? Share them the comments below! Bantam Rooster on Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando […]

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Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden via Instagram

Nov 10, 2018

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How proud of your garden are you? Share them the comments below! Proud waterwise garden owner shows off her garden Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  […]

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Sage and Sign via Instagram

Nov 8, 2018

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What are your favorite waterwise gardening tips? Share them the comments below! Sage and Sign One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from this tour  and […]

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Awesome Agave All In A Row, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Nov 7, 2018

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How do you use succulents in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Awesome Agave All In A Row, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the […]

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1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm Amazing Succulent Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Amazing Succulent Garden 2, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram 93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Garden Decor: Outdoor Kitchen (Cucina Fuori) In Our Sicilian Family’s Garden

Nov 7, 2018

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What have you built in your garden? Share it in the comments! Garden Decor: Outdoor Kitchen (Cucina Fuori) In Our Sicilian Family’s Garden Lovely outdoor kitchen with seating area. Seat back is inset with handmade ceramic tiles from a local artisan.  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

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Garden Decor: Cut Out Heart Shaped Cement Outdoor Plant Pot – Valentine’s Day Gift? Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces [Book] Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 Garden Decor: Twig Trellises at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California Garden Decor: Today’s Coffee Break Reading at Farm Table via Instagram

Historical Garden Books: Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1794) – 23 in a Series

Nov 7, 2018

Koi pond is part of food growing aquaponic system via Instagram

Nov 5, 2018

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Koi pond is part of food growing aquaponic system Do you have an aquaponics system? Are you interested in installing one? Leave a comment! One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando […]

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Amazing Succulent Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Sage shining in the sun via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Historical Seed Catalogs: Cashman’s seeds / grown and sold by Clinton Falls Nursery Company (1916) – 12 in a series

Nov 3, 2018

Amazing Succulent Garden 2, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Oct 31, 2018

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How do you use succulents in your garden? Leave a come and tell us how! Amazing Succulent Garden 2, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See […]

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Amazing Succulent Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram 93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

Historical Garden Books: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) – 22 in a Series

Oct 30, 2018

Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photo

Oct 29, 2018

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Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) Posters, Prints, iPhone Cases, Pillows, Totes, And Much More! Part of my new Vintage Series Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/155 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Poster Features Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren’t welcome Printed on 185 gsm […]

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20% OFF Everything Today! — Lovely Lavender Flowers Totes, Pillow, iPhone Cases, and Much More! Start A New Beekeeping/Garden Journal these “Bees Take A Drink” Hardcover Journals and Much More! Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More! Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More! Spring is Here! – Get these Glowing White Tulip Cards, Pillows, Cases, Totes and More!

Amazing Succulent Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Oct 29, 2018

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What are your favorite waterwise gardening tips? Share them the comment below! Amazing Succulent Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from […]

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Oct 28, 2018

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What are your favorite waterwise gardening tips? Share them the comment below! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from […]

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm Flowering Now: Shining Morning Rose via Instagram Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona 

Oct 27, 2018

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Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona  A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

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New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram 93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Artichoke flower on Cal Poly Pomona campus via My Instagram 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

Historical Seed Catalogs: 12th annual price list & catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field and flower seeds : grown and sold on the seed farm of Samuel Wilson (1888) – 11 in a series

Oct 26, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Oct 26, 2018

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Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

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Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Artichoke flower on Cal Poly Pomona campus via My Instagram Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 Flowering Now: Shining Morning Rose via Instagram

10 Easy Pieces: Seed-Saving Envelopes via Gardenista

Oct 25, 2018

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What seeds are you saving –and sharing — this year? Share your ideas in the comments! I have been known to filch a few seeds from neighborhood gardens as I am out on my walks. I even sent out a request for prickly pear paddles to propagate and a neighbor was more than happy to […]

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Elsewhere: Seed-Saving 101: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds | Inhabitat 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters via Gardenista Noted: 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Clogs and Ankle Boots by Erin Boyle via Gardenista Noted: Dirty Secrets: 10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil: Gardenista Noted: Tune In: 8 Best Garden Podcasts to Listen to Now – Gardenista

Flowering Now: Shining Morning Rose via Instagram

Oct 25, 2018

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Shining Morning Rose Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 What are your favorite roses? Share them in the comments! Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. #garden #gardening #rose #roses #flowers#plants  and Follow Scan this name tag to add me on Instagram How do I scan a nametag? To scan a nametag using the Instagram app […]

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm A rose is a rose is a rose via Instagram 93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Oct 24, 2018

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Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 What unique planters have you built or purchased? Share them in the comments! Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. I love copper in the garden it always seems to meld so well with the plants and other decor.   and […]

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm 93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Garden Decor: H Potter Copper Window Box Planter Help Support the Creation of the Sherman Oaks Community Garden – Informational Meeting

Historical Garden Books: House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens by Richardson Little Wright (1921) – 21 in a Series

Oct 24, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: The hive and the honey-bee by H.D. Richardson (1849) – 9 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The planning & planting of little gardens by George Dillstone, Sir Lawrence Weaver (1920) – 5 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Oct 23, 2018

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Scan this name tag to add me on Instagram How do I scan a nametag? […]

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93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Perfect Cauliflower at Sherman Oaks Farmers Market via My Instagram Strawberries at Sherman Oaks Farmers Market — Follow Me On Instagram! Peppers! at Sherman Oaks Farmers Market — Follow Me On Instagram! 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

Sage shining in the sun via Instagram

Oct 22, 2018

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Sage shining in the sun Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about drought tolerant gardens with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from […]

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Sage Flowers via My Instagram Shining in the sun via Instagram [Photo] Mexican sage in the sun #plants #flowers #garden #gardenersnotebook #nature #outdoors #beautiful #sage Hot Lips Sage blooming in the garden this hot afternoon #sage #flowers #plants #garden #salvia #nature #outdoors via Instagram [Photo] Hot Lips Sage blooming in the garden this hot afternoon #sage #flowers #plants #garden #salvia #nature #outdoors via Instagram [Photo]

93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Oct 22, 2018

Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series

Oct 18, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L. Templin Seed Company (1918) – 9 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller – 20 in a Series

Oct 16, 2018

Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener

Oct 14, 2018

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  When you think about living in the Arctic Circle you often imagine a modern structure with modern facilities. Truth be told, architecture has a long history of keeping a good idea over the years. That is why this cob house under a geodesic dome is all you need in order to have a good […]

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On YouTube: How to Make Inexpensive Garden Container Soil: Organic Fertilizer, Lime, Peat Moss, Compost & Dirt via Gary Pilarchik Elsewhere: Full Circle Kitchen Composter: Review and Giveaway! Another Sicilian evening. #Sicily #italy #outdoors #fuori #house #garden #sky via Instagram [Photo] Video: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off – Recorded Version Olives in the Sicilian Family’s Garden via Instagram [Photo]

1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

Oct 12, 2018

Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog, L. Templin Seed Company (1918) – 9 in a series

Oct 12, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series

Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

Oct 11, 2018

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Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy On the grounds of this summer palace of the Savion Dukes and Kings  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List More on garden ponds ††  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books […]

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Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale via Instagram Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California A Lovely Spot in Sicily – The patio of The Old Villa. #Sicily #Italy #garden #design #home #gardenersnotebook #plants #flowers via Instagram [Photo] Roses and ruins via Instagram Another Sicilian morning #Garden #Flowers #vinca #sicily #Italy #Travel #Home #nature #gardnersnotebook #outdoors #morning via Instagram [Photo]

Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale via Instagram

Oct 10, 2018

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Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale  Largest enclosed park in the world including an F1 Raceway, historic Villa Reale (royal palace) Olympic-sizes outdoor pool and acres and acres of grass and trees.  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook […]

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Historical Garden Books: Biggle garden book; vegetables, small fruits and flowers for pleasure and profit (1908) by Jacob Biggle, – 19 in a Series

Oct 9, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Oct 8, 2018

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Native Plant Sale Weekend!Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society (LA/SMM)October 13 & 14, 2018 – 10am – 3:00pmSepulveda Garden Center16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436 MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am -10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* We will have an expanded selection this year – with a focus on species […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series

Oct 8, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series

Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania [Video] (1:50)

Oct 3, 2018

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Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania In this episode: October 2, 2018 Just a quick video to show you I am still getting into the garden on occasion. Work has kept me at the computer far more than outdoors of late, but with today’s rain forecast I thought it best to get these […]

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Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) – 18 in a Series

Oct 2, 2018

Roses and ruins via Instagram

Oct 1, 2018

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Roses and ruins “Down a small alley,Behind a palazzo, around a corner, near a cafe.”    and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books at your local library and on Amazon! * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series

Sep 28, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series

Garden Decor: Wattle Edging and Fences

Sep 27, 2018

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I’ve always loved the look of wattle fencing. It is a bit time consuming to build yourself, but it is an excellent way of using on-site materials to brighten yo your garden or homestead. All it takes are some sticks and time. — Douglas You’ll find more example of wattle fencing and edging — along […]

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Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910) by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 in a Series

Sep 26, 2018

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

Sep 25, 2018

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Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers We were greeted with these blooms after returning from our trip to Milan. See all my Flowering Now Posts  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to learn more about succulents? Check out these books for your local library and Amazon.com! ††† * A portion […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series

Sep 21, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The retir’d gard’ner by François Gentil,; Louis Liger (Reprint and translation, Original 1706) – 16 in a Series

Sep 18, 2018

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram

Sep 12, 2018

How to Propagate Succulents via Gardening Gone Wild

Sep 5, 2018

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Ever wondered how to propagate a certain succulent? For example, lithops (living stones)…is it possible to take cuttings from those thick, molar-shaped leaves? How about ruffled echeverias…can a solitary rosette be made to offset? And stacked crassulas…what do you do when stems are tightly lined with leaves?  Most succulents can be propagated vegetatively—via stem cuttings, pulling apart offsets, or rooting leaves. To the novice, of […]

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Yellow Peppers at the Farmers Market via Instagram

Sep 5, 2018

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Yellow Peppers at the Farmers Market Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to earn more about vegetable gardening? Check these books out at your local library or buy from Amazon! †  […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 in a Series

Sep 4, 2018

Red Peppers at the Farmers Market via Instagram

Sep 2, 2018

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Red Peppers at the Farmers Market Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to earn more about vegetable gardening? Check these books out at your local library or buy from Amazon! †  […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 in a series

Sep 1, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series

Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes via Instagram

Aug 31, 2018

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Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes via Instagram Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to learn more about tomatoes? Check out these books from Amazon and Your Local Library!  †† * […]

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Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More!

Aug 30, 2018

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Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/140 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Laptop Sleeve Features Custom front print and black rear Polyester cover and foam padding protects from scratches and minor impacts Black edging, black zip, black plush padded inside […]

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Box o’ chilies 🌶 via Instagram

Aug 29, 2018

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Box o’ chilies 🌶  Grab a handful to take home.  Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to learn more about chilies? Check out these books from Amazon and Your Local […]

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Garden Decor: Antique Doorknob Flower and Herb Drying Display

Aug 29, 2018

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I love these antique doorknobs and doorplates repurposed in this way. I think you could use it in any number of ways depending on how sturdily you mounted it to the wall.   This photo has become disassociated from its original source, though. If you have any idea where it came from, let me know. […]

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Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 in a Series

Aug 29, 2018

Little tomatoes for making sauce at the local Farmers Market via Instagram

Aug 28, 2018

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Little tomatoes for making sauce at the local Farmers Market Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about vegetable gardening †  * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

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Yellow Barhi Dates via Instagram

Aug 26, 2018

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Yellow Barhi Dates Can’t say I’ve ever seen these before.  Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about vegetable gardening †  * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

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Updated: Coming this weekend! — Tomatomania 2012 dates announced! Squash via Instagram Heirloom tomatoes at the local Farmers Market via My Instagram Sweet Corn 🌽  via My Instagram Tomatomania 2016 Dates Announced!

How a Tomato Paid Off This Man’s Mortgage from the Smithsonian Channel [Video] (1:19)

Aug 25, 2018

Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 in a series

Aug 24, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy! Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series

Sweet Corn 🌽  via My Instagram

Aug 23, 2018

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Sweet Corn 🌽  Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about vegetable gardening †  * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books […]

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Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More!

Aug 22, 2018

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Bring the garden inside with these Hydrangea Pillows, Totes, iPhone Cases and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/136 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Buy any 2 and get 15% Off. Any Size. Any Artwork. Throw Pillow Features Vibrant double-sided print throw pillows to update any room Independent designs, custom printed when you […]

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Garden Decor: Bring Light and Movement to the Garden with a DIY Wind Spinner via Garden Therapy

Aug 22, 2018

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I believe I have some wire like this lying around after a previous project. Add this to a few marbles from Joe’s old toys and should be easy to put these together. —Douglas   This easy-to-make garden decoration spins in the wind, creating a mesmerizing optical illusion where it looks as if the marble is […]

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Heirloom tomatoes at the local Farmers Market via My Instagram

Aug 22, 2018

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Heirloom tomatoes at the local Farmers Market Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about tomatoes  †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** […]

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Historical Garden Books: Every man his own gardener : The complete gardener, or, Gardener’s calendar of work to be done in the kitchen, fruit, flower, forcing garden &c. for every month in the year (1843) – 13 in a Series

Aug 22, 2018

Interesting Plant: California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum)

Aug 21, 2018

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 Interesting Plant: California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments! Epilobium canum, also known as California fuchsia or Zauschneria, is a species of willowherb in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae).[1] It is native to dry slopes and in chaparral of western North America, especially California. It is a perennial plant, notable […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series

Aug 17, 2018

Garden Decor: Copper-esque Planters via Bower Power

Aug 15, 2018

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I had shared these planters with my Insta-friends but I need to show you guys how to do this because they are SO beautiful!  They are the perfect amount of fall and look great with mums.  And if your planter has a little texture to them, it really pops.  The fun part is that they […]

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Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start via Instagram

Aug 14, 2018

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Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start This is one of 4 paddles I harvested a year or so ago. All four are now growing strongly, but this was the last one to show new growth. They are all ready to be planted out in the garden now.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

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Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning via Instagram

Aug 14, 2018

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Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning This geranium came from a broken shoot my wife found on the street one day and has grown into a lovely plant. It is quite different from a more typical geranium with these small, thin, petals on its flowers.   and Follow Don’t miss a single […]

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Historical Garden Books: Popular gardening for town and country, Volume 4 (1888-1889) – 12 in a Series

Aug 14, 2018

Start A New Beekeeping/Garden Journal these “Bees Take A Drink” Hardcover Journals and Much More!

Aug 14, 2018

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Start A New Beekeeping/Garden Journal these “Bees Take A Drink” Hardcover Journals and Much More! Also available on Tees, iPhone Cases, Cards and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/129 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Hardcover Journal Features 128 pages 90gsm paper stock Hardback cover Available in a selection of ruled, graph or […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed Catalog (1919) – 2 in a series

Aug 10, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy! Historical Garden Books: Garden planning and planting by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1910) – 6 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series

A Gardener’s Notebook: Scorch and sunburn in the garden – Lots of damage in the neighborhood – August 9, 2018

Aug 10, 2018

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A few weeks ago, here in the San Fernando Valley, we set an all-time high temperature of 117º. While we are used to a few days of warm temperatures each Summer, this is by far the hottest and longest patch I, and most of the California Natives, have ever experienced. As I walked around the […]

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Garden Decor: Shrubs or Topiary Frames with Sheep Faces

Aug 8, 2018

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I’d love to find the original source for this idea, but I can’t seem to locate it, even after a bit of time searching around. If anyone knows where this comes from, please pass it along. I think these sheep are absolutely adorable and would look great amid almost any garden. I suppose if you […]

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Historical Garden Books: The garden primer : a practical handbook on the elements of gardening for beginners by Grace Tabor; Gardner Callahan Teall (1910)- 11 in a Series

Aug 7, 2018

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 in a series

Aug 6, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy! Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: The planning & planting of little gardens by George Dillstone, Sir Lawrence Weaver (1920) – 5 in a Series

10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters via Gardenista

Aug 5, 2018

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I am always looking for different styles of planters for my own garden and a new community garden I am working to get started in Sherman Oaks. The community garden needs to serve people of all abilities and these elevated beds can be great for older folks or others who are limited in their mobility. […]

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Garden Decor: Kaleidoscope Obelisk and Tomato Cage

Aug 1, 2018

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I came across these pieces in my Internet travels and loved how the addition of the colored glass dresses up what could be a fairly utilitarian piece of garden equipment. It gives me half a mind to retrofit my own wire obelisk with some similar elements, if I can.   * A portion of each […]

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In the garden…New Obelisk for the Clytostoma Photo: Raindrop on tomato #garden #tomato #plant #nature #naturelover #gardening #closeup via Instagram Transplanted tomatoes grown from seed by simply cutting a pantry tomato in half and potting in soil. #tomato #food #plants #garden #gardnersnotebook #container via Instagram [Photo] Tomato Status in pictures Photo: Incipient Tomato

Historical Garden Books: Gardening for beginners; a handbook to the garden by E. T. Cook (1901) – 10 in a Series

Jul 31, 2018

20% OFF Everything Today! — Lovely Lavender Flowers Totes, Pillow, iPhone Cases, and Much More!

Jul 30, 2018

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20% OFF Everything Today! Lovely Lavender Flowers Totes, Pillow, iPhone Cases, and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/121 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Tote Bag Features  Selected design printed on both sides  1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length)  Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric […]

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Lily — via My Instagram

Jul 30, 2018

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Lily  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn More About Lilies With These Books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

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Jul 25, 2018

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Get these Gorgeous Clematis Flower Pillows, Tees, Totes, iPhone Cases, and more! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/117 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Floor Pillow Features  Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room  Independent designs, custom printed when you order  Durable 100% Spun Polyester […]

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Get these Cactus Garden Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More! 20% OFF All Everything Today! – Yellow Dahlia Tops, Cases, Totes and More! Spring is Here! – Get these Glowing White Tulip Cards, Pillows, Cases, Totes and More! 20% Off Everything Today Including these Sunflower Days Totes, Mugs, Smartphone Cases and More! Brighten Up Your Technology with these Red Camellia iPhone Cases, Laptop Bags, Laptop Skins, and Much More!

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 3 in a series – Galvanized pipe doesn’t last forever

Jul 25, 2018

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A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 3 in a series – Galvanized pipe doesn’t last forever Douglas E. Welch Forgive me for a moment… Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, welcome back to The Guilty Gardener. What do I have to feel guilty about today? Oh […]

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A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 2 in a series – Progress? A Little! A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 1 in a series A Gardener’s Notebook Partners with Monrovia Again to “Splurge On Spring!” – 1 in a series – #GrowBeautifully #MonroviaPlants Elsewhere: Planting tall grasses and other plants in galvanized tubs for privacy barriers Large Scale Container Garden with Galvanized Tanks in the Neighborhood

Historical Garden Books: The hive and the honey-bee by H.D. Richardson (1849) – 9 in a Series

Jul 25, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Garden planning and planting by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1910) – 6 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: Colour in the flower garden by Gertrude Jekyll (1908) – 8 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series

Historical Garden Books: Colour in the flower garden by Gertrude Jekyll (1908) – 8 in a Series

Jul 18, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: The planning & planting of little gardens by George Dillstone, Sir Lawrence Weaver (1920) – 5 in a Series Historical Garden Books: The well-considered garden by Louisa Yeomans King, (1922) – 4 in a series Historical Garden Books: Garden planning and planting by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1910) – 6 in a Series

Jacaranda Blossoms via My Instagram

Jul 17, 2018

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Grapes in the Neighborhood — Follow Me On Instagram!

Jul 16, 2018

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Jul 12, 2018

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Brighten Up Your Technology with these Red Camellia iPhone Cases, Laptop Bags, Laptop Skins, and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/109 Complete CatalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ iPhone Case Features  One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and lightweight  Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports  Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case […]

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Silver Succulent — Follow Me On Instagram!

Jul 12, 2018

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Silver Succulent Spotted at my local mall while visiting the farmers market the other day. I was demonstrating to a friend how “getting close” to your photo subject can make almost anything artistic and dramatic.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about succulents ††† * […]

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Historical Garden Books: Gardening for amateurs; a simple, complete, and practical guide for garden lovers by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1915) – 7 in a Series

Jul 11, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Garden planning and planting by H. H. (Harry Higgott) Thomas, (1910) – 6 in a Series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: The planning & planting of little gardens by George Dillstone, Sir Lawrence Weaver (1920) – 5 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: The well-considered garden by Louisa Yeomans King, (1922) – 4 in a series

Jun 19, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Book: The amateur gardener’s calendar by Mrs. Loudon, 1871 Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Hollyhock Flowers via My Instagram

Jun 18, 2018

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Hollyhock Flowers From a neighbor’s garden Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about black and white photography †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Books available at the LA Public Library

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Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via My Instagram

Jun 18, 2018

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Old Roses in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about roses with these books  † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from […]

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Artichoke flower on Cal Poly Pomona campus via My Instagram

Jun 15, 2018

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Transplanting Coleus via My Instagram

Jun 13, 2018

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Transplanting Coleus Working in the garden over the weekend.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about coleus † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public […]

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Hollyhock Flower via My Instagram

Jun 13, 2018

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Hollyhock Flower From a neighbor’s garden Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about black and white photography †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Books available at the LA Public Library

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A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 2 in a series – Progress? A Little!

Jun 12, 2018

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A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 2 in a seriesDouglas E. Welch As I had hoped — but hadn’t really expected — writing the first piece in this new series actually got me motivated to do something in the garden. Who would have “thunk” it?! One point that helped to get me moving was […]

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Historical Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 in a series

Jun 12, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Reading – Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It … Garden Anywhere by Tara Nolan – 9 in a series 10 best gardening books via The Independent Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Repotting the coleus via My Instagram

Jun 11, 2018

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Repotting the coleus A bit of transplanting in the garden yesterday.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about coleus † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

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Tasty Strawberry from the container garden via My Instagram

Jun 8, 2018

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Tasty Strawberry from the container garden We beat the squirrels to this one! Yum! Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about growing strawberries with these book † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

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Bee on Passionflower (Passiflora) via My Instagram

Jun 6, 2018

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Bee on Passionflower (Passiflora) Spotted on a walk through the neighborhood.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about passionflowers with this book * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available […]

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Bee On Apricot Blossom Bee on Aeonium Flowers Gomphrena ‘Pinball Purple’ via Instagram Gather ye (Buddleia) while ye may,… Azaleas

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 1 in a series

Jun 6, 2018

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A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 1 in a seriesDouglas E. Welch It has taken me a long time to write the piece. Frankly, I am embarrassed and don’t really want to share that embarrassment publically. Still, I think it is important to do so and perhaps, just maybe, you can help me get […]

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Historical Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 in a series

Jun 5, 2018

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Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

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Historical Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 in a series Garden History: “The Appletrees,” Henry Eugene Coe house, Southampton, New York Garden History: Henry Edwards Huntington house, Oxford Road, San Marino, California. (LOC) 10 best gardening books via The Independent Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Sage Flowers via My Instagram

Jun 3, 2018

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Sage Flowers Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about sages/salvias with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

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Succulent Closeup 3 via My Instagram

Jun 1, 2018

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Succulent Closeup 3 Up close and person with succulents in my friend’s garden.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about succulents with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it […]

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Succulent Closeup 2 vis My Instagram

May 31, 2018

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Succulent Closeup 2 Up close and person with succulents in my friend’s garden.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about succulents with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it […]

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Cactus Closeup Abstracted Succulent In Black and White via Instagram Succulent Closeup via My Instagram Succulent closeup Succulent closeup #succulents #plants #nature #garden #sicily #italy #travel via Instagram [Photo]

Pink Hollyhock via My Instagram

May 31, 2018

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Pink Hollyhock Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about hollyhocks with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

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Succulent Closeup via My Instagram

May 31, 2018

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Succulent Closeup Up close and personal with succulents in my friend’s garden.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about succulents with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! […]

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May 10, 2018

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Spring is Here! Get these Glowing White Tulip Cards, Pillows, Cases, Totes and More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/DouglasEWelch.com/shop/92 Phone Case Features One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and lightweight Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case Minimal impact on overall device […]

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Yellow rose in the garden via My Instagram

Apr 25, 2018

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Yellow rose in the garden Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about roses with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

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California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) via My Instagram

Apr 23, 2018

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  California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) Found in a friend’s garden.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow More information on California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) at Wikipedia California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) at Better Homes and Gardens California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) at WelchWrite.com  † […]

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View from the garden today via My Instagram

Apr 23, 2018

Gazania via My Instagram

Apr 19, 2018

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Gazania Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow

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Coral Rose from My Instagram

Apr 18, 2018

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Coral Rose Roses are blooming all over the neighborhood, including this lovely coral rose. I don’t see many of these as people opt for more typical white, Pink or yellow roses.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about roses with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

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Interesting Plant: Heuchera rubescens

Apr 10, 2018

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Interesting Plant: Heuchera rubescens By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments! Alumroot. A perennial with small, grape-like leaves, only 3″ high, shade to part shade, garden conditions, good with small ferns in shady rock gardens. Heuchera rubescens is a tough plant. […]

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California Poppy and Lupine via My Instagram

Apr 9, 2018

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California Poppy and Lupine On the Cal Poly Pomona campus.  Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  and Follow Learn more about California Wildflowers with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † […]

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20% OFF All Everything Today! – Yellow Dahlia Tops, Cases, Totes and More!

Apr 9, 2018

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20% OFF All Everything Today!Yellow Dahlia Tops, Cases, Totes and More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Original Gifts for Original People Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/DouglasEWelch.com/shop/90 Chiffon Top Features  Front panel is edge-to-edge custom printed just for you  Sublimation transfer print technique embeds dye into the fabric allowing it to stay soft and drapey  Option of black […]

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Lady Banks’ Rose (Rosa banksiae) via My Instagram

Mar 31, 2018

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Lady Banks’ Rose (Rosa banksiae) Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow Learn more about roses with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

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Redbud in the neighborhood via My Instagram

Mar 30, 2018

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Redbud in the neighborhood I don’t see many of these trees in the neighborhood, but this one seems to like it here.  Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow

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Rhaphiolepis Flowers and Berries via My Instagram Rhaphiolepis Flowers In The Neighborhood via My Instagram Redbud Lavender in the neighborhood via Instagram Dramatic Agave in the Neighborhood

Pink Geranium via My Instagram

Mar 29, 2018

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Pink Geranium We have had this geranium in a hanging pot for 23 years now. It was a housewarming present.  Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow Learn more about geraniums with these books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books […]

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Lady Banks’ Rose (Rosa banksiae) via My Instagram — See all my photos there!

Mar 22, 2018

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Lady Banks’ Rose (Rosa banksiae) Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow Learn more about roses with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the […]

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In the garden…March 17, 2018: Planting Pumpkins? from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:34)

Mar 18, 2018

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Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook From leftover pumpkin to new pumpkin plants. One more getting something from nothing in the garden. Music: Carefree by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more about pumpkins and squash with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

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Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale – April 7, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

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Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9am-4pm Sepulveda Garden Center16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center […]

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Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Event: Native Plant Week Wildflower Show, Symposium And Plant Sale – Saturday, April 18, 2015 Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino Event: California Native Plant Sale – Oct 22 & 23, 2016 – 10am-3pm