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Douglas E. Welch

Photos: Paperwhites in the sun

Here are a few more pictures of my paperwhites — this time in the sun — for a slightly better view. Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2011 Share your garden photos here or on Facebook Well ^%$&@(*&! What happened to the sun? Photo: Turn your Face to the Sun Photos: Hummingbird in […]

All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and hear

I have a lot of interests, as most of you already know. Therefore, I have a lot of different blogs, events,  and groups in my portfolio of online engagements. I also try to make myself available wherever people want to converse. This means that each of my interests usually has multiple presences on the Internet. […]

What are your favorite gardening catalogs? Send me a link…or a copy!

Everyone knows that the dark days of Winter is when gardeners turn to gardening and seed catalogs to fill their gardening fantasies. How about sharing your favorite catalogs with the readers of A Gardener’s Notebook? Leave a comment on this post with a link to your favorite catalog and where people might order their own […]

Photos: First Paperwhites 2011

The bulbs have been up and growing for a couple of weeks now, but today is when I saw the first paperwhite flowers appear. Our Southern California Spring starts as soon as the rains come, so most of our bulbs are growing right now. Looking at my calendar, it looks like we are about a […]

Elsewhere: SproutRobot.com – Enter Zip and receive planting ideas for your zone and date

I came across this site via a post on Pinterest.com — a great place to find new ideas. SproutRobot.com allows you to enter your zip code and then receive info on what can be planted now in your are and how to do it. Great way to get some timely reminders of what you could […]

Giveaway: Win a Troy-Bilt TB4HB EC gas leaf blower

Happy Holidays from Troy-Bilt and A Gardener’s Notebook! As part of my involvement in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6 program, we are offering this giveaway to bring another bright spot into for holiday celebrations. Enter the contest using the form below. You need only leave a blog comment to enter, but you can gain another entry into the giveaway […]

Review: Troy-Bilt TBPS57 Lithium Ion Pole Saw

(Troy-Bilt provided this product as part of my membership in the Saturday6 program, but they do not control the contents and opinions of this review) TBPS57 Lithium Ion Pole Saw As part of my work with Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6, I am able to review a wide variety of their products. When I visited the Troy-Bilt headquarters […]

Photo: Fallen Leaves

It looks like got quite a bit of wind while we were visiting my sister for Thanksgiving. When we returned, we were created with this blanket of elm leaves coating everything in the front yard. Despite it looking like Fall, our temperatures have been in the mid-to-upper 70’s. Blah! I think I have Seasonal Effective […]

Elsewhere: Video: TedTalks: A Garden in My Apartment

A great talk on a system to building a garden anywhere you have available space and light. Does it give you some thought? It sure does that for me. Check it out! and let me know what you think in the comments. Could you use this in your house or apartment? Would you try it […]

Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer – A Review and Giveaway!

My fellow Saturday6 blogger, Kylee, over at Our Little Acre is giving away a Troy-Bilt Chipper Shredder and you can enter with just a comment on her blog. I reviewed an older model back in 2008 and it is a monster…in a good way. It can take your garden waste and turn it into wonderful […]