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Douglas E. Welch

Purple, blue and white via Instagram

Where do you go to see flowers? Leave a comment and share! Purple, blue and white When I have a chance, I stop by our local @armstronggarden store to see what is in-season, new, and perhaps, on sale.  Even when I don’t end up buying something, it is a good opportunity to take some photos to share here and […]

A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1905 annual catalog : garden, farm & flower seeds by Diggs & Beadles Seed Co., Inc. – 20 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Recently Purchased from the Gardener’s Notebook Shop – H Potter Window Box Rectangular Succulent Planter

Readers of A Gardener’s Notebook find the coolest items via my store on Amazon. I saw this purchase this morning and it looks great! This is something I would consider purchasing myself for my patio table. I love copper planters and other copper garden decor. — Douglas H Potter Window Box Rectangular Succulent Planter Indoor […]

Why So Many Public Libraries Are Now Giving Out Seeds via City Farmer News

Read Why So Many Public Libraries Are Now Giving Out Seeds via City Farmer News An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: The Royal Horticultural Society’s Allotment Handbook 10 Easy Pieces: Seed-Saving Envelopes via Gardenista News: City of Los Angeles Offers Free Recycled Water for (Garden) Irrigation Ask […]

Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California

What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Rhododendron, Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanic Garden, San Marino, California I hadn’t been to the Huntington in a long time, but with our Italian family in time it was a “must see.” Danielle and Marcello had visited 16 […]

Historical Garden Books: The gardener’s weekly magazine, and floricultural cabinet Vol. 29 (1886) by Harrison, J. J – 31 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  Historical Garden Books: […]

49 Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas via Urban Organic Gardener

Whenever you are thinking about adding to your garden — or starting a new one — it is a great idea to have as many examples as possible to choose from. This is where articles like this can really give you a lot of ideas fast.   For me, I have installed some wine bottle […]

Red hibiscus in the neighborhood

What interesting flowers and plants do you find in your neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments! Red hibiscus in the neighborhood Some flowers are so striking they almost appear to be fake. This hibiscus is so glossy, it looks like something created at a silk flower shop and not actually growing along the street.  This […]

Bougainvillea in the neighborhood

What is your favorite flower or plant? Share your thoughts in the comments! Bougainvillea in the neighborhood Spotted along one of my usual neighborhood walks. After living in the neighborhood for almost 33 years, I have become familiar with the blooming season of most of the trees and plants. This tropical plant is popular here, […]