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Douglas E. Welch

Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword

Check out our list of horticulture jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com. Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords. Read more on this topic: Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search by location and keyword Horticulture/Garden Jobs Available – Search […]

Event: Plant Sale and Garden Boutique Fundraiser – Sunday. September 15, 2013 – Noon until 3pm

This event is being hosted by some friends and docents from the Los Angeles Zoo. If you like gardening, and helping out a great cause, stop by and check it out. — Douglas Plants for Pongos!! Orangutans eat plants, we sell plants. The Great Ape Keeper Team, Docents, Volunteers, and Staff of the Los Angeles […]

Video: In the garden…September 11, 2013: Roses, sweet potatoes and our missing seedlings

** The sweet potatoes and roses are doing fine, but what has happened to all our new seedings? Heat, raccoons, squirrels and more! Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook Watch […]

#gardenchat tonight at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT – Join us!

<a href=”http://twubs.com/gardenchat”>#gardenchat</a> #GardenChat is a weekly, online, Twitter chat about all things gardening! Read more on this topic: Food: Join the “Kitchen Party” Live tonight at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 #gardenchat: What’s New for 2013? – Read the transcript Five garden-related Twitter Chats to check out Also on WelchWrite.com: #KitchenParty: […]

Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera)

Garden Alphabet: Grape (Vitis vinifera) These grapes were growing on a neighbors fence along our usual  evening walking route. There are a few others, but this one seems to be producing best. It is always great to see food products growing in the neighborhood, but also a bit of a disappointment when they go unharvested. These […]

Interesting Plant: Agastache ‘Aztec Rose’

Interesting Plant: Agastache ‘Aztec Rose’ Discovered via Pinterest User, Sage Gardening Coaching Lovely dark and striking colors, along with double-petaled blooms in this Rudbeckia. “Agastache (giant hyssop) is a genus of 9–12 species of aromatic flowering herbaceous perennial plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern Asia (one species) and North America (the rest).[1] Most species are […]

Container Garden Update 40: Raccoons digging, egg carton growing and more

The raccoons were spotted in the garden and I think it was they that dug up seedlings and scattered pots on the potting bench. Also, a second try at using egg cartons for seedlings and more. See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 5 Subscribe on […]

My Favorite Garden Things for August 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Veddw: Trying not to say ‘lovely’ Garden / San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field Garden  Ewa in the Garden: 12 most inspiring […]

Garden Alphabet: Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Garden Alphabet: Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Behold the modest Marigold. I see them everywhere and I am sure you do, too. Still, they do bring a certain kind of exuberance to the garden and are easy-as-pie to grow. These examples come from a neighbors circular, brick, planter, where they plant a regular succession of annuals in […]

Video: In the garden…August 28, 2013: On the iPhone and in the garden with beans and carrots

Recording with the iPhone today, as part of a demo for the Dog Days of Podcasting 30 Day Challenge. I wanted to show how you can use it as your video recorder if you don’t have anything else. We check in on the beans, carrots and green onions we planted in the newly raised bed […]