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Douglas E. Welch

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

What are your favorite waterwise gardening tips? Share them the comment below! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.  See all 93 Photos from […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona 

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona  A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: 12th annual price list & catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field and flower seeds : grown and sold on the seed farm of Samuel Wilson (1888) – 11 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

10 Easy Pieces: Seed-Saving Envelopes via Gardenista

What seeds are you saving –and sharing — this year? Share your ideas in the comments! I have been known to filch a few seeds from neighborhood gardens as I am out on my walks. I even sent out a request for prickly pear paddles to propagate and a neighbor was more than happy to […]

Flowering Now: Shining Morning Rose via Instagram

Shining Morning Rose Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 What are your favorite roses? Share them in the comments! Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. #garden #gardening #rose #roses #flowers#plants  and Follow Scan this name tag to add me on Instagram How do I scan a nametag? To scan a nametag using the Instagram app […]

Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 What unique planters have you built or purchased? Share them in the comments! Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. I love copper in the garden it always seems to meld so well with the plants and other decor.   and […]

Historical Garden Books: House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens by Richardson Little Wright (1921) – 21 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Scan this name tag to add me on Instagram How do I scan a nametag? […]

Sage shining in the sun via Instagram

Sage shining in the sun Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about drought tolerant gardens with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from […]