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Douglas E. Welch

Paperwhites in Watercolor

Paperwhites in Watercolor One of my older photos converted to Watercolor using @waterlogue. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Daisies in the sun [Watercolor] Purple Hibiscus Watercolor Daisy [Watercolor] Along the street Poppy

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature

Garden Vocabulary: ICN – International Code of Nomenclature Someone has to manage all those latin names that pot up in books, nurseries and, more importantly, in our gardens. Who decides that that plant is a Clytostoma callistegioides and not a Ficus benjamina? Ever notice when plants change their Latin names. Moraea isn’t Moraea anymore. It’s now […]

Bee on Aeonium Flowers

Bee on Aeonium Flowers The neighbor’s Aeonium flowers are in full bloom and yesterday, as I walked by, they were covered in honeybees. So much so It was difficult to take a picture without a honeybee somewhere in the frame. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com […]

Noted: Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt

Create some new homes for the birds in your garden with these plans and information — Douglas   Read Free Nesting Box Plans for Wild Birds – Empress of Dirt via Empress of Dirt An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Building a Native Bee Box Noted: Dirty Secrets: […]

Leonotis Flowers

Leonotis Flowers I’ve been seeing more and more of these showy flowers around town lately. Their size and bright color are perfect for the growing number of drought-tolerant gardens being created here in Los Angeles.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com   * A portion of […]

Noted: The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017

Just where do all of your spring tulips come from? — Douglas   Read The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017 via Urban Gardens» Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Field Guide: Smoke Bush by Kendra Wilsonvia […]

Red and Yellow Bells (Abutilon)

Red and Yellow Bells Striking red and yellow flowers spotted at the nursery. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of the pit label as Usually do, so I have no idea what this plant is. Any ideas? Updated: Further research seems to indicate this is an Abutilon. Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more […]

On YouTube: Gardeners’ World 2017 – Episode 1 (HD)

I make time to watch Gardeners’ Word from the BBC any time I get the chance. They just started their 50th Season this week. One great segment they’ve added for this season is an interview with a major influence in gardening each episode. Garderners’ World is my brief respite from the “real world” each week. […]

Fatsia japonica ‘Spider’s Web’ at the Nursery

Fatsia at the Nursery This would look great in a shady corner of my garden, I think. The variegation has a lovely contrast against the deep shade.  From Monterey Bay Nursery Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

Bees at Work — A Minute in the Garden 57 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook Industrious bees work in the sun at Arlington Garden, Pasadena, California. Music: “Groove Grove” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License  See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist   Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower […]