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Douglas E. Welch

Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram

Fall flower at the nursery I didn’t catch the name of this plant, but the Flower certainly caught my eye as I walked around the nursery this weekend.  Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may […]

In the garden…New Obelisk for the Clytostoma

Finally — I know I use that word a lot — I was finally able to locate and install a new, steel frame,  obelisk so the clytostoma vine wasn’t flopping over itself with nothing to climb on. It used to cover a trellis that ran along my office windows, but that came down in disrepair […]

Interesting Plant: Cupressus cashmeriana

Interesting Plant: Cupressus cashmeriana I really like the weeping habit of this cypress. At around 40’ tall it is a bit too large for my garden but I could easily see it being a focal point of a larger garden. — Douglas What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the […]

Worker Bee 🐝 via Instagram

Worker Bee 🐝  Spotted today, among many other bees and butterflies, at the nursery.  Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: […]

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) [Video] (1:35)

In the garden…September 16, 2017: Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus) In this episode: A look at our young blackberry plant which is spinning off a few fruit even in its first year of being planted. This blackberry fruits on each year’s canes, so these canes will be removed and the new growth will fruit next […]

Garden Alphabet #90: B is for…Blackberry

Garden Alphabet #90: Blackberry Monrovia Black Satin Blackberry in my garden today. The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused […]

20% OFF – Labor Day Sale – Pink Geranium (Pelargonium) Bags, Smartphone Covers and Much More!

20% OFF – Labor Day SalePink Geranium (Pelargonium) Bags, Smartphone Covers and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shopDouglasEWelch.com/shop/59 (Direct Link)_____________________ Tote Bag Features * Selected design printed on both sides* 1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length)* Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric* Dry […]

7 Excellent Screening Hedges/Trees from Garden of Eva

I see so many bad hedging choices made here in Los Angeles, so when our new neighbors wanted to plant a hedge, I found this article on non-traditions and perhaps better choices. — Douglas Ficus Nitida and Ficus Benjamina are not the solution. Whenever a client asks about installing a hedge they’re usually thinking of planting […]

Fall Cactus & Succulent Sale – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 – 10a-4p – Encino, CA

    Read more on this topic: Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Cactus – Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society Festival 2017 [Video] (0:30) […]

Another nice looking tomato from the container garden

  Another nice looking tomato from the container garden Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…May 29, 2015: Tomato in refurbished […]