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Douglas E. Welch

Historical Seed Catalogs: The John A. Doyle Company (1899) – 38 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The John A. Doyle Company (1899) – 38 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Hardy Variegated Rose, ROGER LAMBELIN. One of the most remarkable Roses yet offered. The petals are irregular on the edges like a double Petunia; the color is glowing crimson throughout, except […]

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ via Instagram

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ Praça de Carlos Alberto, Porto, Portugal A great moment to shop for some fresh produce and trinkets and kick back for a while.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A […]

Bringing nature home: Why and how to garden with native plants via Coastal View News

Gardening with plants native to the Santa Ynez mountains and Carpinteria’s coastal bluffs is a beautiful way to honor the ecosystems in which we live, as well as providing an environmentally sustainable alternative to water-guzzling landscapes such as lawns.   Native plants bloom and fruit prolifically throughout the year with almost no water, providing crucial […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 5 in a series – How to Grow Dahlias via White Flower Farm

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dahlias offer flamboyant flowers on lush plants from summer through fall, right up to the first frost. Fully hardy to zone 8, these hybrids of species native to Mexico and Colombia may overwinter in Zone 7 with a thick blanket of mulch. Gardeners in colder zones can get a head […]

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A GARDEN ENCLOSED In his “Song of Songs” Solomon sings of “a garden enclosed” Into such a garden Tennyson’s Maud was called by her lover. Andrew Marvel speaks […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A Personal Word It is a pleasure to hand you my 1920 seed catalog, and as many of my customers have made inquiries […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 4 in a series – Dahlia ‘Happy Single Party’

  Botanical nameDahlia ‘Happy Single Party’ (Happy Single Series) Other namesDahlia ‘Party’, Dahlia ‘Happy Single Party’ , Dahlia ‘HS Party’ GenusDahlia Variety or Cultivar‘Happy Single Party’ _ ‘Happy Single Party’, part of the Happy Single Series, is a tuberous perennial with divided green foliage and yellow flowers with dark centres in summer and autumn. FoliageDeciduous […]

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal Just across from our room in Puerto, this florist shop always had a lovely outdoor display of succulents, too. They were shining in the sun this day, almost begging for a photograph.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

Historical Garden Books: Wall and water gardens by Gertrude Jekyll (190?) – 47 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 […]

Captivating Cactus: 3 in a series – Saguaro Cactus via cactus_collector on Instagram

          View this post on Instagram                   #cactuscollector #cactus #cactos #cacti #nature #green #naturelovers #kaktus #кактус #plant #design #cactusrepost #suculentas #cactus🌵 #cactusplanet #cactuslove #cactalicious #cactuslovers #sunset #succulent #photoday #picoftheday #instagram #instalike #beautiful #bestoftheday #instagood #cactusmania #cactusgram #cactusclub 📷 : @wesahs_ A post shared […]