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May 2014

Video: In the neighborhood. Coreopsis at sunset

A lovely coreopsis seen along a walk yesterday evening. Read more about it in this essay, “The Importance of stopping – End of the Day for May 9, 2014” Coreopsis at Sunset 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 read […]

Garden Alphabet: Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda mimosifolia These amazing purple flowering trees burst forth every year at this time and brighten up the city dramatically. You don’t often sees flowers of this color and the masses each tree produces is quite overwhelming. The dropping flowers and seed pods can be a but messy, but it seems worth it to have […]

Garden Decor: In the Modern Garden

In the Modern Garden Modern design is extremely popular these days and gardens are no exceptions. Even though I tend towards more traditional design, I am greatly attracted to modernist elements in architecture, home and gardens. This lovely and productive garden area could find a place in my garden any time. Discovered via Pinterest User Esther […]

Flowering Now: Gardenia – beautiful flowers and scent

I love the scent of gardenia, even if it can be a bit overpowering at times. This plant in my garden is  stalwart companion and blooms several times each year. I snip off blooms and float them in a small bowl of water here i the house. It perfumes the entire room and beyond. The […]

Interesting Plant: Erythronium (fawn lily, trout lily, dog’s-tooth violet, adder’s tongue)

Erythronium I knew nothing about Erythronium until I saw a recent Gardeners World episode where they did a segment on them. They come in so many shapes and sizes that they absolutely fascinated me. It seems they are difficult to propagate for sale, so finding them cane be quite difficult and quite expensive, but they will […]

45 of My Favorite Garden Things for April 2014 — from DouglasEWelch.com

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Get new shared links as I find them via my social media feeds:      Garden | Great Design Plant: Try Blue Bells for Blooms in Dry Soil (6 photos) […]

Garden Decor: Tractor Wheel Garden Wall

Tractor Wheel Garden Wall This looks to be the wheel from a stream tractor or perhaps an old water wheel that has been used as an opening in a lovely stone wall. I think this is a great re-use of something that has history but is also big and substantial. I am sure it will […]

Garden Alphabet: Rosa ‘Mikado’

Rosa ‘Mikado’ This is a specimen of Rosa ‘Mikado’ here in my own garden. The previous owners had planted these, Bewitched, Peace and JFK roses in the garden 18+ years ago and some of them are still going well. The Mikado tend to give is a good show throughout the year. They start our all […]