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Douglas E. Welch

Historical Seed Catalogs: Annual catalogue of seeds and plants by Schlegel & Fottler – 23 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Power Perennials: Plants that Thrive No Matter What via Better Homes & Gardens

I much prefer perennials in my garden as they provide so much beauty for relatively little attention — returning year-after-year just when you need it most. I have a wide variety in my garden from bulbs to flowering trees to azaleas and more. Here are a few more perennials ideas for your garden, — Douglas […]

Historical Garden Books: Gardening illustrated: A weekly journal for amateurs and gardeners by W. (William) Robinson (1879) – 37 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite hibiscus? Leave a comment and share! Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan Shining out against the darkness of the shade in the garden, this hibiscus almost glows. This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening […]

Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden via Instagram

What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Stinkbug (Nezara viridula) in the garden I was out attacking the overgrown grass and weeds in the front yard when I happened on this insect. I used the Seek iOS app to narrow it down and then Wikipedia to completely identify it.   and […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds – 1918 for large vegetable growers – 22 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Hollyhocks (Alcea) are blooming Our friends up the street have always had a wild and exuberant display of Hollyhocks in their yard. I love the tall and stately stems with the multiples of large flowers. So last year, I gathered a bunch of seeds from their […]

An Iris In The Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! An Iris In The Rose Garden Who says you can only have roses in a rose garden? There were a number of striking iris there, too.  From the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to […]

Coral Rose via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Coral Rose More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]

Pink Rose via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Pink Rose  More roses from the @calpolypomona rose garden. I think it at nearly the height of its bloom. It took me over an hour to work my way around the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for […]