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August 2014

Interesting Plant: Camellia japonica ‘Anemoniflora’

Camellia japonica ‘Anemoniflora’ I first saw this plant via a BBC Gardeners World episode where they highlighted many different camellias. I only have one camellia bush here in the grade in a dark read color with a yellow center, but I see them throughout the neighborhood and in the various botanical gardens here in the […]

Lost and found… — from A Gardener’s Notebook with Douglas E. Welch

“You can get lost in a garden that is no wider than a backyard, but also find yourself there.” From A Gardener’s Notebook by Douglas E. Welch DouglasEWelch.com Buy or Download a sample of From A Gardener’s Notebook via Amazon.com Just 99¢ until August 24, 2014  Find more gardening books and items in the WelchWrite Bookstore […]

Noted: A Red, Dwarf, Reblooming, Fragrant Magnolia via The Plant Hunter

A Red, Dwarf, Reblooming, Fragrant Magnolia via The Plant Hunter At one time, Carolina allspice or sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) was a popular garden plant. This native shrub, which occurs naturally from Ohio to Florida, was prized for it dark, maroon-red, fragrant flowers that smell of banana bubblegum. It’s an adaptable, easy to grow shrub with […]

Summer in the Garden: Crosley Furniture Griffith Metal Chair

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Crosley Furniture Griffith Metal Chair […]

Garden Alphabet: Zinnia

Zinnia Some more flowers from Francesca’s garden in Mascalucia, Sicily These zinnia grow in pots dotted about the patio and thrive. As you can see from the photos, the bees love them, too. Follow DouglasWelch in Instagram Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial plants of the family Asteraceae. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an […]