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Douglas E. Welch

Photo: “Bewitched” Rose

These are the roses that line our driveway. They were planted many years ago by the previous owners of the house. The “Bewitched” name comes from the 1960’s television show, which just happens to be one of my wife’s favorites from her childhood. No related posts.

Event: Rain barrel classes and distribution

I came across this in my feeds today. We got our current composters via a similar program. — Douglas Rain barrel distribution from lacityorgcd13 by lacityorgcd13 Los Angeles residents can help conserve water by using rain barrels that collect run off from gutters that can then be used for landscaping. The Hollywood Beautification Team, working with the […]

California Wildflower Hotline and Report

The Theodore Payne Foundation updates its wildflower hotline and online report each weekend. Want to know what wildflowers are blooming in California give them a call or download the PDF file. Read more on this topic: Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 I Like This – March 11, 2010 […]

Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info

After a good year for rain, like this one, the California Poppy bloom, along with other wildflowers should be quite dramatic. You can keep abreast of what is happening by visiting the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR web site or calling their hotline at (661) 724-1180. Click to see many pictures from our 2003 […]

In the news for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Urban homesteaders find ideal ground in Altadena Neighbors swap produce, honey, eggs and much more in Altadena, where the urban homesteading movement has produced much more than sustenance. March 10, 2011 Los Angeles Times By Veronique de Turenne Sometimes, the peach on a backyard tree is just a peach, a sweet, home-grown bonus. In certain […]

In the news for Monday, March 14, 2011

The Dry Garden: Southern California’s most interesting experiment in water-wise landscaping March 12, 2011, Los Angeles Times, Emily Green “Spotting a pumpkin identified as a gourd prompted Leigh Adams to write John Lyons. She was (and is) an expert in gourd-craft as well as the artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. […]

AGN Gardening Events Calendar

Check out these gardening events in the Southern California area and elsewhere around the world. If you hosting gardening-related events, let me know and I will add them to the calendar. Read more on this topic: Gardening Gift Guide #11: Sunset Western Garden Book Gardening Gift Guide #10: Wellington Boots First Daffodils and my Google-based […]

Photo: Freesia

Freesia, originally uploaded by dewelch. A lovely freesia arrives as the earlier bulbs (paperwhites, Snowbells and daffodils) fade. Taken with Instagram iPhone app. Read more on this topic: The bulbs have arrived in the garden again Photo: Daffodils at Sunset First Daffodils and my Google-based gardening calendar Snowbells Ash tree in Winter

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival, March 19-20, 2011

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011. (818) 949 4200 The flowering of cherry trees is celebrated around the world as a herald of spring. Descanso Gardens will welcome the season with a new, Japanese-themed Cherry Blossom Festival on March 19 and 20. Witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony – or watch […]

Event: Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold

March 17, 2011 Seeds, Please: Collecting, Processing and Storing Native Plant Seed with Genevieve Arnold $20 The LA County Arboretum 301 North Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA 626-821-4623 Native seed ain’t just for the birds! This class will guide you through the fun and easy experience of gathering, cleaning and saving seed from your own native […]