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Douglas E. Welch

Photo: Garden work today. Volunteers gladly accepted! via Instagram

Garden work today. Volunteers gladly accepted!  Read more on this topic: Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram Couldn’t you use garden tool storage close to your work? In the garden today – April 23, 2011 Free iPhone Garden App – Garden Pro – Today only! (6/7/2011) Rose Bed Cleanup Today

Horticulture Jobs Available – Enter Your Location

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 Jobs Available – Enter Your Location WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and […]

Gardens of LA – Huntington Library, Art Galley and Botanic Gardens, San Marino, CA

Now that Google Maps and Google Earth have such great satellite and aerial imagery, I am revisiting some posts that I made many years ago. I am dubbing this series, The Gardens of LA. Here I will highlight one of the many gardens that can be visited — or at least viewed — throughout our […]

Grass in my garden journal

An Instagram photo of some fountain grass that I sketched in my garden journal. Read more on this topic: Grass cleanup: Before and After Today: Purple Fountain Grass cleanup Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE) Video: Grass: A Short Essay In the garden this morning…the fortnight lily. (Dietes)

Video: California Carnivores from CoolHunting.com

Typically Cool Hunting focuses on art and style type of stories, but this recent video on Carnivorous plants caught my eye for sharing here on A Gardener’s Notebook. Enjoy! — Douglas From CoolHunting.com… “In our latest video we trekked out into the beautiful farmland outside Sebastopol, California to visit California Carnivores, North America’s largest carnivorous […]

Book Giveaway: DK Simple Steps to Success – Shrubs and Trees

I have been looking through my book stack and found this nice, little, book to offer as an AGN Giveaway item. Complete the options in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You can get up to 3 entries by commenting on this post, following AGN or Twitter or giving AGN a Like on Facebook. Giveaway […]

Propagating Azaleas using Layering

My wife was doing some cleanup in the front azalea beds this morning and pruned a few branches so she could get the leaf litter underneath. When I happened upon her trimmings this afternoon I noticed that I just might be able to get some new plants from these trimmings. I don’t prune these azaleas […]

Video: Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves

In this tip, Douglas shows the difference between seed leaves and true leaves on his seedlings. Standard advice is to thin or re-pot your seedlings once they develop their first set of true leaves. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Garden Tip – Seed leaves vs. true leaves” on YouTube.   Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel | Watch […]

Elsewhere: Gardening Tips for Beginners and Reminders for Veterans – Saturday6

My fellow Saturday6 blogger,”Meems”, has some great advice and reminders for gardeners new and old on the Troy-Bilt web site today. — Douglas  Gardening Tips for Beginners and Reminders for Veterans By Cynthia “Meems” Glover, http://www.hoeandshovel.com/ Being a gardener has countless benefits. Sowing a tiny seed into the earth, watering it with faith that a […]

Photo: An Orchid from Southern California Spring Garden Show

A lovely orchid I spotted as I walked through the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 a few weeks ago.  Click for larger image See the complete set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show. Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Photo: Cactus flowers from SoCal Spring […]