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Douglas E. Welch

Event: Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation

Encino Cactus Festival To Highlight Fire Safe Vegetation from LAFD News & Informationby LAFD Media and Public Relations Image Courtesy LACSS With the dry heat of Summer soon upon us, many Los Angeles residents are turning to nature for ways to stay cool, limit water use, prevent fire danger and add beauty to their lives. It will not […]

Photo: Go, Potatoes, Grow

Wow! I saw this picture come through Twitter today from @deltagardener. That is one fine looking potato patch. They replied to my Twitter post with: deltagardener @gardenersnotebk we harvest on June 14, cook them and serve them for picnic lunch for kids Wish I could have a potato patch like this. Need much more sun […]

Event: #Saturday6: My Skinny Garden at Lowe’s Naperville Saturday June 4th!

My fellow Saturday6 member, Gina from My Skinny Garden, will be holding her Lowe’s appearance this Saturday in her native state of Illinois. You can find complete information below, including time and location. If you get a chance to drop by, please tell her I said HI! — Douglas My Skinny Garden at Lowe’s Naperville […]

Garden and outdoor-related products from AGN

A recent sale from my Cafepress.com stores reminded me that I had several garden-related products in my stores over there. Here are links to all the pretty flower and outdoors items I have created. You can use the arrows to move through the various product or click any link for a larger view.   Make Custom […]

Bad examples in garden advertising and what to do about it

Carol O’Meara over at Gardening After Five has a bone to pick with gardening-related television advertisements and I must agree with her. “The three-second scene shows a man grabbing the tree by the trunk in order to lift it from its pot, which proves that the fellow doing this is an actor, not a gardener.  […]

Photo: Agapanthus in the garden

A bit of blue splendor from one of my recently divided agapanthus in the back garden. Read more on this topic: Garden Bed Cleanup Today

Rose Bed Cleanup Today

Tackling another project in the Summer garden cleanup here today. This is the large rose bed in the back yard. Not many roses left here, as the trees have blacked the sun more and more in the years we have lived here. I am thinking of ideas to refurbish this bed, but cleaning it up […]

Video: Bob Jones, Sr talks about seed germination testing at Chef’s Garden, Inc. #saturday6

While the Saturday6 was touring Chef’s Garden, Inc., Bob Jones, Sr. met us in the lab. This high-tech space is fit into a retired shipping container, but has some very high-tech stuff inside. One topic he spoke on was the germination testing they do on their seeds. Chef’s Garden is a business, after all, and […]

Photo: Kitchen at Culinary Vegetable Institute

I know, I know. The picture is a bit blurry, but I had to share it with you. This is the kitchen of the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio which I visited as part of the Troy-Bilt Saturday6 kickoff. What else can I say…WANTS! Of course, I would need an entire staff to just […]

Is there a #GardenCamp in your future?

If you follow any of my other blogs or projects, you know that I love the idea of an unconference. An unconference is attendee organized and everyone is highly encouraged to present something during the day. The schedule is created the morning of the event and then everyone dives in. There is so much great, […]