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Douglas E. Welch

Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more!

The strawberries are fruiting, the seedlings are slowly doing their thing and some examples of food containers that can be recycled in the garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 014” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Strawberries from […]

First Daffodils 2013

Just as I mentioned in a recent In the garden… video, I was leaving the house today and – Bang! – there were the first daffodils of the year. They always catch me by surprise. You see the foliage for a week or more and then suddenly there are flowers. Here are a few quick […]

Garden Vocabulary: Fruit

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Fruit In botany, a […]

Books on Hold: Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant by Amanda Cohen

Books on Hold is a blog series dedicated to books I have seen in passing and requested from my local library. See more in the series at the end of this blog post. — Douglas Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of vegetables. That said, I am always on the lookout […]

One Year Ago (2012); Daisies

   Read more on this topic: One Year Ago: Daffodil planting in 2011 Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting One Year Ago: Tomatoes in February?!? Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms […]

Free Koi Pond Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone Wallpaper for February 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]

Interesting Plant: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights”

Mentioned during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” More information on Swiss Chard “Bright Lights”: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” from Territorial Seed Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” from Burpee Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” info from Vegetable Gardener     Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” […]

One Year Ago (2012): Cherry Blossoms at Balboa Park, Los Angeles, CA

       Read more on this topic: Photos: Cherry Blossoms at Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, CA Video: Container Garden Update 011 – Frost in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles Event: The Los Angeles Zoo Docents’ Garden Boutique and Bake Sale – Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 Lake Balboa Cherry Trees Bloom 2010 Photos: Liquidambar […]

Video: In the garden…Koi Pond

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Visiting friends today, I found myself sitting beside her beautiful backyard Koi Pond with my iPhone. Of course, I had to take some footage to share with you. After a few minutes […]

Six Years Ago: First Daffodils 2007

A look back into past years in the garden. Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go! Photos: Daffodils Arising Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! Video: In the garden…Compost Harvest – December 16, 2012 Photo: Daffodils at […]