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Douglas E. Welch

Garden Vocabulary: Acclimatization/Acclimation

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! Acclimatization/Acclimation “Acclimatization, […]

Photo: Eucalyptus bark

via Instagram Read more on this topic: Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Video: Beautiful and Productive Garden Video: In the garden… Ep 003 – Tree trimming montage WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Video: Container Carrot Update

2012 Gift Guide: Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History Who would have thought that plants could be so important to world history, but from the rubber plant to the quinine to drugs and treatments yet to be discovered, plants have helped human survive and thrive throughout history. From Amazon.com… “Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of […]

Bulbs arising

via Instagram Read more on this topic: Photos: Daffodils Arising Photo: Bulbs a-rising 2012 Video: Planting daffodil bulbs Video: In the garden…November 24, 2012 – Daffodils Part 2 of 3 – Only 25 more left to go! The bulbs have arrived in the garden again

2012 Gift Guide: How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp  From Amazon.com… “How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be […]

Videos of the Month – November 2012

Here are the videos I produced, or participated in, during the month of October 2012. Did you see them all? Container Vegetable Garden Update 8 – Squirrels a-diggin’ In the garden…November 7, 2012 Kitchen Party with Tess Rafferty, Author and former writer on “The Soup” “From A Gardener’s Notebook” Book Trailer In the garden…November 14, […]

2012 Gift Guide: The SeedKeeper Company

The SeedKeeper Company A great online store full of products to help you grow your garden. I discovered them through the weekly #gardenchat (you should join us sometime). Products include kits for helping your organize and store seeds, envelopes to help you capture and store seeds from your own garden, and seed starting containers. From […]

2012 Gift Guide: Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees

Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees I understand that this might be a little specialized for most gardeners, I thought the idea was wonderful for anyone who might happen to have a stand of sugar maple on their properties. We all need a place to start and what might begin with 3 buckets […]

2012 Gift Guide: DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop

DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop DollarSeed.com owner, David Moffitt, is another regular on the weekly #gardenchat and knows quite a bit about seeds, starting, planting and harvesting. I love to highlight small, independent businesses where I find them, so I hope that you will  check out DollarSeed.com. All packs of seed are $1 ($5 for […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner

Fiskars 7936 PowerGear Pruner As I have headed back into the garden recently, I remembered how much I like my Fiskars PowerGear Pruner. These have lasted for a long time with just a little sharpening every now and then. When I do the big rose pruning job at the end of each year, these are […]