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Douglas E. Welch

Share your garden photos here or on Facebook

As you have seen, I love sharing photos of my garden and interesting plants and structures I find elsewhere. I would love for you to share your pictures, too. You can add them as links here in the comments or add them to the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook Page. I use Flickr to share my pictures […]

Photo: Basil seedlings

Basil seedlings, originally uploaded by dewelch. Via Flickr: The early sprouts of some old basil seeds. I didn’t know if the seed was still viable. I have been on a bit of a planting frenzy with all these old seeds, just to see what might grow. Once these are up and sturdy I will look […]

Brugmansia blooms

Brugmansia blooms, originally uploaded by dewelch. I found these lovely blooms at a client’s house today. She has 3 large Brugmansia, all blooming prolifically. Quite dramatic. Wikipedia on Brugmansia Read more on this topic: Brugmansia seen on my walk Azalea blooms Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front steps […]

Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino

Spotted on L.A. at home… April 23: The annual wildflower show and native plant sale sponsored by the California Native Plant Society and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants includes a symposium. Speakers include Lili Singer on “The Joys of Gardening with Native Plants,” 9:30 to 11a.m.; James Kenney on “Wildflowers and Landscapes of the […]

Video: Garden Breeze from Viddy iPhone app

Watch Garden Breeze on YouTube Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden from Viddy iPhone app Video: Grass: A Short Essay Video: Activity of local wild bee hive Video: Watering seedlings made easy

Photo: Agaricus campestris ??

Saw this today as I was working in the garden and figured I would share. After looking at some photos online, I think it is Agaricus Compestris. Let me know what you think in the comments. I also submitted a picture to Project Noah, using their iPhone app, to see what people there have to […]

Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6!

I can now announce a new project that revolves around this blog, A Gardener’s Notebook — Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6! Over the next several months I, along with 5 other bloggers, will be working with Troy-Bilt, an Ohio-based garden equipment manufacturer, to bring you lots of great gardening information. Below you will find some basic info and links […]

Video: Women in the Dirt Landscape Architecture Documentary Trailer

This documentary looks quite good from this trailer and I look forward to seeing it whenever I can. Women in the Dirt Trailer 1 from Wind Media Productions on Vimeo. “Women in the Dirt is about the groundbreaking work of seven landscape architects. Their projects combine awareness of architectural and landscape principles, concern with sustainability, […]

Video: In the garden from Viddy iPhone app

Playing around with a new video sharing app on my iPhone today — Viddy. Read more on this topic: Video: Watering seedlings made easy Video: Repairing a damaged soaker hose Palm Trees using Toonpaint for iPhone Video: Activity of local wild bee hive

Event: Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour this Weekend

From Sunset Magazine online. I have never attended a garden tour, but lately I have found myself more interested. This sounds like an excellent tour with a price tag that is not too bad. If you happen to attend, please let us know how it was in the comments. Santa Barbara Native Plant Tour Posted […]