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Douglas E. Welch

On YouTube: How to Make Inexpensive Garden Container Soil: Organic Fertilizer, Lime, Peat Moss, Compost & Dirt via Gary Pilarchik

I have put together my own potting mix a couple of ties in the past using my own compost and some purchased ingredients (See Project: Homemade Potting soil project), but Gary Pilarchik shows how you can use purchased materials to create a mix a much lower cost than the prepared mixes you might find in […]

In the Japanese Garden

Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook In the Japanese Garden A lantern sits beside a path in this Japanese Garden in Pasadena, California   * 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! Read more on this topic: […]

Red, Red, Rose from A Gardener’s Notebook

Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Red, Red, Rose from A Gardener’s Notebook A Mikado rose opens in the garden.  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 […]

On YouTube: Protect Your Garden Greens & Plants from Rabbits: Thrift Store Shopping! from Gary Pilarchik

A great way to protect your plants while recycling/re-using. We are looking for something similar to this as the netting we used gets tangled in everything and makes it difficult to weed the beds when needed. For us, we don’t have rabbits in our garden here but rather squirrels, skunks, opossum and raccoons.  While the […]

Tiny cactus flowers in the garden

Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Tiny cactus flowers in the garden This potted succulent doesn’t Flower a lot but it does Flower regularly. The flowers appear suddenly. Here one moment and gone the next.    * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be […]

Our Earth Day Garden Addition – New England Arbors “Athens” Vinyl Arbor $128.24

We have been meaning to get a trellis for the Lady Bank’s Rose in the front garden for a long time, but it wasn’t growing very fast and we concentrated on other, more important tasks. That all changed this Winter and Spring, though. With the large amount of rain we had — along with the […]

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow) — A Minute in the Garden 59 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow) blooms right here in my own Los Angeles garden.    See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist   Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy Use […]

One Board Birdhouse via Instructables

I have another One Board Birdhouse project (see Project: One Board Birdhouse), but you can’t really have too many. I like this project because it plans for the need to clean out the bird house each season which many people neglect, but it is very important for the health of your garden birds. — Douglas […]

JFK Rose in the Garden Today

JFK Rose in the Garden Today The scent is amazing too!   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: JFK Hybrid Tea Rose Rose hip in the winter garden White Rose in the Garden [Photo] Bewitched Rose A Bit of Blue in the Garden

Brunfelsia/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow  These lovely plants are blooming like crazy after our rains. The common name comes from their flowers which change colors over the course of a few days — from blue to purple to white. I recently planted 2 more of these is a bare area of the garden.    Follow A […]