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November 2013

Cactus spines at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, CA

Closeup of cactus spines. More Closeup and macro photos of this visit coming soon. Read more on this topic: Photos: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, CA Video: In the garden…Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant […]

Video: In the garden…November 28, 2013: Desert Landscape, Coachella Valley

Visiting family in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area, I took a walk about the neighborhood to capture some scenes of the desert landscape that surround the homes and gardens. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ Check out my collection of gardening […]

Interesting Plant: Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)

Interesting Plant: Anemone Discovered via Pinterest User, Growers Garden Stenocarpus sinuatus, known as the Firewheel Tree is an Australian rainforest tree in the Protea family. The range of natural distribution is in various rainforest types from the Nambucca River (30° S) in New South Wales to theAtherton Tableland (17° S) in tropical Queensland. However, Stenocarpus sinuatus is widely planted as an ornamental tree in other parts of Australia and in […]

Video: 250 YouTube Subscribers! Thank You All!

This week I reached 250 subscribers on my YouTube Channel, a big milestone, and I made this short video to thank everyone.   Read more on this topic: Video: Douglas E. Welch Update – February 2013 Blog Series, Podcasts, YouTube Channel and more! Gardening playlist from Douglas’ YouTube Channel Garden Videos from Douglas’ YouTube Channel […]

Gift Guide 2013: Sunset Western Garden Book 2012

Sunset Western Garden Book 2012 This is a perennial regular in the gift guide and this is a new edition for 2012. I still find it an excellent reference guide specifically designed for western gardeners, like myself. A big book and a useful one. Great for identifying and investigating the plants in your garden. Contains info […]

Video: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) Photo Montage

The first papewhites (Narcissus papyraceus) of 2013 here in the Welch garden. To see the high-resolution photos from this video, visit this Flickr Set   Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 007 – Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more! “ Check out my collection of […]

Photos: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus)

The first papewhites (Narcissus papyraceus) of 2013 here in the Welch garden. Here are a few pictures from the set. You can click any image to see the full sized photo and connect to the entire set. View the entire photo set, First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) Flickr Set Slideshow Read more on this topic: Garden Inventory: […]

Video: In the garden..short: November 20, 2013: Protecting new plants

A short tip on protecting newly planted cuttings or seedlings from digging animals.  Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to […]

Video: In the garden…November 17, 2013: Monitoring automatic watering timers and soaker hoses

A quick overview of my system of electronic timers and soaker hoses and how to monitor them so you are sure they are working well and appropriately. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “In the garden…November 14, 2012 – Tree Trimming Montage“ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From […]

Summer leaves in an Ohio forest

Read more on this topic: Video: Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves Photo: The Garden in Summer Photo: Ohio Hydrangeas Photo: Wisteria leaves are popping Photo: Fallen Leaves