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Douglas E. Welch

A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]

Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram

What is your favorite ground cover plant? Leave a comment and share! Lily-of-the-Valley A lovely specimen from my sister’s Ohio garden. So wish we could grow these here in the San Fernando Valley.   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 […]

Striking Yellow Roses via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! Striking Yellow Roses 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 […]

Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Chrysanthemum in the @calpolypomona Rose Garden More plants 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 […]

Planting allium, the lollipop of the garden | L.A. at Home via latimesblogs.latimes.com

I was just discussing alliums with my sister, Donna, a few days ago and now I seem to be seeing them everywhere. Here are a few Los Angeles friendly albums we could be growing in our gardens. — Douglas   Fall bulb catalogs are sweetened with alluring eye candy, including those lollipop-shaped alliums. Their large, […]

Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Magnolia liliiflora in my sister’s Ohio garden During a recent visit back to Ohio I caught the end of the Spring bloom in my sister’s garden.  She inherited this old garden from the original owners of the home. It had declined a bit with lots of brambles […]

Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Watsonia in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden More plants 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 […]

Blueberry Flowers via Instagram

What are your favorite fruits ? Leave a comment and share! Blueberry Flowers via Instagram Hints of the blueberry crop to come in my sister’s Ohio garden.   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 portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]

Lavender In The Neighborhood via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Lavender In The Neighborhood Lavender (lavendula) does well here in the Mediterranean climate of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Even better, it is one of my wife’s favorite plants both for its look and its scent. I often bring a bundle into the house just […]

Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden via Instagram

What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden When you start working in the garden and get down close to the soil, you notice things that might not otherwise catch your eye. Such was the case with this bill. I’ve never really seen them in […]