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Douglas E. Welch

Garden Inventory: Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)

 Garden Inventory: Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) Commelina communis, commonly known as the Asiatic dayflower, is an herbaceous annual plant in the dayflower family. It gets its name because the blooms last for only one day.[1] It is native throughout much of East Asia and northern parts of Southeast Asia. In China, the plant is known as yazhicao (simplified Chinese: 鸭跖草; traditional Chinese: 鴨跖草; pinyin: yāzhīcǎo),[2] roughly translating to “duckfoot herb”, while in Japan […]

Plants mentioned in BBC Tatton Park Flower Show 2013 Coverage

Here is a list of plants (and links, where available) of the plants and flowers mentioned in this year’s Tatton Park Flower Show Coverage. For more information on the Tatton Park Flower show, visit the BBC Web Site. Araucaria araucana – Monkey Puzzle Tree Armeria maritima ‘Alba’ Stachys byzantia – Lamb’s Ears Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic […]

Video: A Gardener’s Notebook Tip – Seed Gathering – July 27, 2013

 Watch all past episodes of “A Gardener’s Notebook” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your likes and subscriptions directly reflect how many other viewers are suggested this video.   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Pinterest Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Twitter Like A Gardener’s Notebook on […]

Subscribed 41: My Garden: The RHS’s Online Community for Gardeners

Subscribed 41: My Garden: The RHS’s Online Community for Gardeners Another great collection of gardening information in this week’s Subscribed. I regularly end up sharing and saving links to the blog posts found here. These posts come from a variety of people on a variety of topics, so there is almost always something interesting to […]

Garden History: Leading you down the garden path

The first thing I thought when looking at this picture was the old phrase, “Lead you down the garden path.” Whether for good or ill, this garden path is sure to distract anyone from their cares or worries for more than a moment. The lovely combination of blue, white and pink (probably hand colored) provides […]

Hibiscus and Garden Harvest “Everlapse” photo shows – Add your Hibiscus photos and share

Started playing around with a new iPhone app, Everlapse, that allows you to assemble photos into an animated slide show and then invite others to add their own photos. You could do this based around a theme, as I have with my first 2 Everlapses, or you could set up an Everlapse for an event […]

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae)

Garden Alphabet: Hibiscus (Malvaceae) I have some lovely yellow hibiscus here in the garden, but this example from a neighbor’s garden caught my eye. The dark red in the center, fading to pink along the outside edges seemed just right somehow.  Hibiscus are a popular plant in most gardens here in Southern California, although they are […]

Video: In the garden…July 25, 2013: Onion Harvest

We harvest our onions in this video. I meant to include this in the previous video, but it was getting a bit long, so I broke it up into two separate “In the garden…” episodes. Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my […]

Video: Container Garden Update — 1 Year On!

Looking back at my YouTube Channel I see that I posted my first Container Garden Update this week in July. Here we are 1 year on (34 episodes) and, just like last year, I am contemplating what I might be able to grow in my container in the coming Fall season. Below you can see […]

Join the “A Gardener’s Notebook” Shared Pinterest Board

Are you an avid user of Pinterest? Would you like to share your favorite pins with A Gardener’s Notebook readers and viewers? Why not join my on our new Shared Pinterest Board, A Gardener’s Notebook. Loading… Read more on this topic: Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011 Join the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List! #gardenchat: What’s […]