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Douglas E. Welch

Garden Inventory: Snowflakes (Leucojum)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden History: A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895

Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around the world. According to Flickr: The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when Flickr released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. Both Flickr and the Library were overwhelmed by the positive response to the project! […]

Garden Alphabet: Bonsai

  Photo: Douglas E. Welch Bonsai (盆栽?, lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings,  pronunciation (help·info))[1] is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and […]

Videos from A Gardener’s Notebook – January 2013

Here is a review list of all the videos I  produced for A Gardner’s Notebook in January 2013. You can find all my past videos on my YouTube Channel. If you enjoy a video, please click the Like button or Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Doing that directly effects how many other people will see […]

My Favorite Gardening Things for January 2013

It looks like I shared lots of Food and Gardening items in the past month. It is interesting to watch how my interests rise and fall over the course of the months. As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for […]

Video: In the garden…January 30, 2013 – Potato!

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. Today, a potato shows its leaves, snowdrops flower, daffodils are coming and the roses bloom. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist. More information on rain gathering for […]

#gardenchat: What’s New for 2013? – Read the transcript

If you missed last night’s #gardenchat, take a moment and check out this transcript in PDF format. #GardenChat 20130128 – What’s New for 2013?   A special Pinterest board was also created for #gardenchat-ers to share what they wanted to grow this year. Read more on this topic: #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 Interesting […]

Photos: Tree failure in the neighborhood

I believe a actually heard this limb fall early Sunday morning, even thought I live several houses further up the street. It made a heck of a racket as it came down. Photos like these provide a good reminder why we all need to watch over our trees and make sure they are maintained properly. […]

Last Year in the Garden: Bewitched Roses

See these photos, in larger sizes, on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: “Bewitched” Rose Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting Roses in April Photos: Seedlings and roses

Photo: Frost damage on bougainvillea

Out on a walk with friends yesterday, I spotted this damaged bougainvillea. This is what happens to tropical plants here in Los Angeles when we get one of our, unfrequent, dips below freezing. This bougainvillea will recover, as it only damaged part of the plant, but you can see how bougainvillea is totally unprepared to deal with freezing […]