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Douglas E. Welch

Historical Seed Catalogs: Alexander’s garden and field seed catalogue (1921) – 19 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Do you take garden pictures on vacation? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia I had no idea what to expect when visiting this garden hidden away in Milan. I checked it out on Google maps but the foliage hid most of the garden from sight. Still, it seemed intriguing […]

Historical Garden Books: The garden book of California by Angier, Belle Sumner (1906) – 30 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Garden Decor: Urns along the wall via Instagram

What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Urns along the wall While I can appreciate both traditional and modern garden elements, there is something about garden decor that recalls the past that touches something fundamental in the human spirit. I spotted these ersatz Greek amphorae in the middle […]

Autumn Color via Instagram

What is your favorite season? Share your thoughts in the comments! Autumn Color Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: […]

Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Brugmansia in Bloom A lovely example of Brugmansia found throughout Los Angeles  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about brugmansia with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Winter Camellias in Los Angeles via Instagram

What are your favorite camellias? Leave a comment and share! Winter Camellias in Los Angeles Just one example of the #camellias currently blooming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about camellias with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: [Catalog of] the Great Northern Seed Co. (1901) – 18 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Azalea In the rainy garden today

What are your favorite azaleas and rhododendrons? Leave a comment and share! Azalea In the rainy garden today After 5 days of rain the flowers are looking a bit droopy. But we need as much moisture as we can get.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn […]

Historical Garden Books: A book of the country and the garden .. by Batson, H. M. (Henrietta M.) (1903) – 29 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]