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Douglas E. Welch

Bedroom Seed Starting System from Epic Gardening on Instagram

            View this post on Instagram                   Been getting a few questions about my bedroom seed starting system, so I figured I’d record a quick video! It’s from Gardener’s Supply Company and makes use of capillary action to wick water into a […]

28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed

You’ll rule the roost with these DIY treats and boredom busters. Read 28 Cheap And Clever DIYs For Anyone Who Raises Chickens via BuzzFeed An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar Your First Garden: How to […]

Echeveria In The Sun Shower Curtains and Bath Mats – Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Echeveria In The Sun Shower Curtains and Bath Mats – Recently Purchased From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography Also Available As iPhone cases, throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more! Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/258 *Redbubble has discounts when purchasing multiple items and also gives 10%-20% discounts on a regular basis. Check back […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 25

DON’T forget that your garden is your own ; there is nothing more depress- ing than a ‘gardener’s garden.’ Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * 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 […]

Design a Potager Garden via Grit

A potager garden, also known as a “kitchen garden,” is historically a French style of gardening that incorporates herbs, fruits, and vegetables with flowers and ornamentals to create a functional, aesthetically pleasing space. Traditionally, these gardens are located right outside the home and intended to be enjoyed on a daily basis. Walk-throughs allow you to […]

Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture (1908)

Historical Garden Books – 73 in a series – The ABC and XYZ of bee culture; a cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee; bees, hives, honey, implements, honey-plants, etc. Facts gleaned from the experience of thousands of bee-keepers, and afterward verified in our apiary (1908) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page […]

How to Identify Bulb Plants via Hunker

The term “bulb” generally applies to the underground organ of a plant that stores energy and allows the plant to survive during its dormancy (usually during the winter months). Planting bulbs in the fall for spring blooms is extremely popular among gardeners. There are also bulbs which can be planted in the spring for summer […]

10 Plants Gardenista Readers Will Never Grow Again via Gardenista

Over on our Facebook page, we posed a question: What’s a plant you’ll never grow again? Gardenista readers came out in droves to share horror stories about the plants that took over their gardens, and threatened to take over their lives. Although it’s important to remember the old adage that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” in […]

Master Gardeners Offer Tips As People Plant Pandemic Patches via Urban Organic Gardener

Starting with the World War I, the U.S. government was encouraging Americans to grow their own food to help relieve shortages. Originally known as the war garden movement, these so-called “victory gardens” made a reappearance in the 1940s during World War II. And the idea of growing your own food is still popular — so popular, in fact, […]

10 Ways to Create a Secret Garden via Houzz

No matter where your plot of land is — in the heart of a bustling city or down a quiet lane — there’s an opportunity to make your garden feel like a secret, secluded space. The best secret gardens not only feel private, but they also have a certain magic about them, evoking the sense […]