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Douglas E. Welch

Event: American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are with Wade Graham

In Conversation with WADE GRAHAM on American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are Thursday, June 1412:00 noon to 1:00 pmSeaver classroom 3, The Huntington Library Wade Graham explores what four hundred years of garden making in America reveal about our values, politics, and dreams, […]

Video: Peaceful Garden and Home Office

A short montage of an amazing peaceful garden, home office and waiting area. This amazing Asian-themed garden is a joy to visit and also to work in. Once ensconced in its small, private world, you would never expect that you are in the middle of the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Can’t see […]

Photos: Peaceful garden, home office and waiting room

One of my client’s has an amazing home office set amid this equally as amazing garden. I was visiting for a computer support call today and asked if I could take a few pictures to share with you.The garden is Asian-themed and is such a peaceful spot even in the midst of the San Fernando […]

My Minecraft Garden

My son is a huge Minecraft fan — and a bit of an expert — so I am trying to get him to give me some secrets of Minecraft. With the little time I have in-game, I decided to see if I could use it to do a little playing and maybe even some planning.  […]

Mulch Project Finished

Remember that hug pile of mulch we had dropped off last weekend? Gone! All the paths in both the front and back gardens, as well as the side of our driveway are now covered with a good level of mulch that should last for at least 2 seasons. We need to take a bit more […]

Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram

See all my Instagram pictures at Instagrid. Read more on this topic: Photo: Morning Glory from Instagram Photo: Garden work today. Volunteers gladly accepted! via Instagram Photo: An amaryllis from my garden via Instagram WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower Cleaning up rose bed number 2

Video: 3 short scenes from Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012

I grabbed 3 short videos using the SocialCam iPhone app while at the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012. Enjoy!    Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel | Watch the A Gardener’s Notebook YouTube Playlist Subscribe to the A Gardener’s Notebook podcast using iTunes Read more on this topic: Video: Southern California Spring Garden Show 2012 Video: Garden Tip […]

In four straight lines…

Another sketch from my gardening journal. Click for larger image Read more on this topic: WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 All About Douglas – Choosing what you want to see and hear Take 10 minutes to just sit and enjoy your garden… Douglas and AGN join Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6!

Photo: Central decoration by Rose Parade Float Designers

This large central decoration at the Souther California Spring Garden Show was designed by Fiesta Floats, who regularly design parade floats for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. See the complete set of photos from the Southern California Spring Garden Show.   Read more on this topic: Photo: An Orchid from Southern […]

Photo: Carrots emerging

We trying out a method of planting small bunches of carrots in deep vertical containers. We don’t really have a good ground plot for carrots, so this container allows us to have decent, soft soil and move it around to get the best sunlight. Right on cue, the seedlings emerged about 2 days ago. I’ll […]