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Douglas E. Welch

One Board Birdhouse via Instructables

I have another One Board Birdhouse project (see Project: One Board Birdhouse), but you can’t really have too many. I like this project because it plans for the need to clean out the bird house each season which many people neglect, but it is very important for the health of your garden birds. — Douglas […]

JFK Rose in the Garden Today

JFK Rose in the Garden Today The scent is amazing too!   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: JFK Hybrid Tea Rose Rose hip in the winter garden White Rose in the Garden [Photo] Bewitched Rose A Bit of Blue in the Garden

Brunfelsia/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow  These lovely plants are blooming like crazy after our rains. The common name comes from their flowers which change colors over the course of a few days — from blue to purple to white. I recently planted 2 more of these is a bare area of the garden.    Follow A […]

10 best gardening books via The Independent

Another great set of books to start working through. I see at least 5 that I will be requesting from the library immediately, if possible. I highly recommend you check out your own local library, too! — Douglas No matter what plants you want to grow, or style of garden you want to maintain, you’ll […]

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Hoes via Gardenista

This article had me lusting for many of the weeding hoes listed. Yikes there are some nice ones and I can imagine using any of them in my garden. I have one at the moment and it is my favorite weeding tool, but a few more wouldn’t hurt, Right? Which one is your favorite? Check […]

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Ireland via Gardenista

Another great set of garden ideas from the other side of the Atlantic — Douglas     From the point of view of a plant, Ireland is heaven. Humans may as well abandon their instinct for neatness and symmetry; plants grow too well here. Whether tender or hardy, the climate (not too cold, not too […]

Clytostoma callistegioides

Clytostoma callistegioides Looking back over my photos, this plant blooms regularly every year around this time.    Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Oriental Poppy White Lantana Closeup Lupine Poppy Bee on Aeonium Flowers

Daffodils

Daffodils More daffodils from the garden. Some of my favorite plants.    Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Snowflakes (Leucojum) Snowflakes (Leucojum) Lupine Bee on Aeonium Flowers Azaleas

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)  I love these flowers. Their purple color and their exuberant size.    Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Purple Explosion [Photo] Purple Hibiscus Purple Hibiscus Watercolor Purple Primula (Primrose) Purple and White

Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace A beautiful “weed” in the garden   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Queen Anne’s Lace Products – Technology, Home, and Clothing from Douglas E. Welch via Instagram [Photo] Take home this Queen Anne’s Lace tote bag and more – cards, journals, pillows and more, too! Rosemary […]