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December 2012

Garden Vocabulary: Deciduous

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Deciduous “Deciduous means “falling […]

Merry Christmas Photo

via Instagram Read more on this topic: Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden Don’t dump that Christmas Tree! Audio: 5th Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

Video: A Welch Family Christmas 2012

A short glimpse into our Christmas home (2 min) Can’t see the video able? Watch “A Welch Family Christmas” on YouTube   Music: “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies”, Kevin MacLeod, http://incompetech.com. Under Creative Commons Attribution License Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012 Video: Creative Pruning – Black Pines […]

Photos: First Paperwhite 2012

Working out in the garden today I came across this First Paperwhite of 2012! According to my handy-dandy, Google Calendar gardening journal, this is just 2 days after I spotted the first Paperwhite last year. Here are a few pictures to get you dreaming of Spring!     Read more on this topic: Video: In the […]

Books by Douglas E. Welch – Gift Them Directly to Your Friends and Family via Kindle

From A Gardener’s Notebook: A collection of essays What is there about a garden? Gardens can be beautiful or productive and are often both at the same time. Every gardener brings their own energies, their own attitudes, their own wants, needs and desires to their garden, making each one a unique statement on their creators. […]

Elsewhere: Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park from The Eastsider LA

Botanical designer blooms in Highland Park from The Eastsider LA Story by Cynthia Greenburg — Photos by Martha Benedict “The big aha was in NY,” Valerie Jurado says. It was there the daughter of Filipino immigrants who grew up in East L.A. suddenly found herself going from mass producing “baby’s-breath-1-800-FLOWER” style arrangements to designing $400 bouquets for […]

What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more!

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 008” on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube […]

Photo: Liquidambar Color for Fall and Winter

  Read more on this topic: Photos: Liquidambar trees provide a small touch of Fall color for Los Angeles A little more Fall color here in Southern California Project: Roof cleaning for the Fall and Winter Photo: Elm tree leaves turn for Fall Ash tree in Winter

Frost Warning Tonight – Yes, here in Los Angeles?!

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 154 PM PST WED DEC 19 2012 …SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHLAND OVERNIGHT… THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING…PRODUCING AREAS OF FROST. * TEMPERATURES…FALLING TO BETWEEN 28 AND 32 DEGREES ACROSS WIND SHELTERED LOCATIONS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. […]

Photo: Sunset New Western Garden Book, 4th Edition, 1979

I saw this at a client’s house and had to grab a quick shot. I actually thought it was even older, but 1979 still makes it over 30 years old. I bought what was the current edition(8th) when I purchased my house in 1996 and have used it a lot since. Sunset released a new […]