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Douglas E. Welch

Photo: Wisteria in the sun

Our wisteria vines have sprung into leaf this week. It is always quite amazing how quickly they can go from dead looking stems to luxurious growth. No flowers this year, unfortunately, but I hope removing a tree recently might give them enough light to flower next year. Read more on this topic: Photo: Wisteria leaves […]

Recycle: Pallet trellis for vegetable garden climbers

I love to see folks reusing and recycling old materials and this pallet trellis looks to be as simple as they come. Attach some supports to the side and you have a trellis for growing cucumbers, squash and just about anything else that likes to climb. Source: earthlytenthomestead.wordpress.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Read more […]

Striking Photo of Lavender Fields and Farmhouse

I came across this photo on Pinterest.com and was struck by the amazing colors. Source: tumblr.com via Douglas on Pinterest     Read more on this topic: Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 All About Douglas – Choosing what you want […]

Photo: Pond at Japanese Garden

Pond, originally uploaded by dewelch. I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2004 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. This is one of the most popular garden-related posts […]

Photo: “Shoseian” Whispering Pine Teahouse & Friendship Garden in Glendale, CA

I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. Tea Room “Shoseian” Whispering Pine Teahouse & Friendship Garden info from the City of Glendale […]

Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants

I have been using Flickr to share my photos since 2003 and have over 5,300 photos there which have been viewed over 33,000 times. I’ll be re-visiting some of my favorite pictures and also those most popular with other Flickr users. Matiija Poppy I took this shot at the Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native […]

Couldn’t you use garden tool storage close to your work?

  Below is one idea for tool storage that is close at hand whenever you want to go to work on your garden. I have seen many other permutations of this idea and all of them are great. Source: lowes.com via Douglas on Pinterest It only makes sense to put your tools in close proximity […]

Re-use: Futon frame as garden gate

I LOVE creative reuse of materials in the garden (and anywhere, in fact) and I was blown away by this project I first saw on Pinterest.com. (BTW, you can follow me and my garden finds on PInterest, too) This gardener used an old futon frame, hung on end, as an interesting garden gate. I have […]

Five garden-related Twitter Chats to check out

Ever see hash tag like #gardenchat and #treechat go spinning by in your Twitter stream and wonder what they were? These hash tags are used to facilitate Twitter chats. Much like the chat rooms of old, these scheduled chats bring together like-minded people to chat, using Twitter, about their favorite topic. Running a chat in […]

Photo: Daisies in the neighborhood

I came across these daises (unknown type) as I was walking the neighborhood. The bright sunny day shows them off excellently. Read more on this topic: Photo: Euryops (Bush daisy) Yellow Roses…in the neighborhood Photos: Today in the neighborhood Photo: Acanthus Flowers Passiflora seen on my walk today