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Douglas E. Welch

Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) via Instagram

What is your favorite flowering tree? Leave a comment and share! Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) The spring flowers keep coming at Cal Poly Pomona. I found these trees adjacent to the rose garden — where I also took a bunch of pictures.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetree; Chinese: 流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a […]

NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps — Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! [For Sale]

NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and originally shared on Instagram at @douglaswelch Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/190 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Find more at @DEWDesignPhoto   Read more on this topic: A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram Get these Gorgeous Clematis […]

Interesting Plant: Clematis x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’ (White Evergreen Clematis)

Interesting Plant: Clematis x cartmanii ‘Avalanche’ (White Evergreen Clematis) I came across this while browsing /r/gardening on Reddit and love the look immediately. I don’t see many clematis here in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I am guessing it is probably too hot and dry for most varieties but I would like to […]

A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram

What is your favorite beneficial garden insect? Leave a comment and share! A Ladybug Sleeps In the native plant garden at Cal Poly Pomona  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and […]

New A Gardener’s Notebook Instagram Account!

Looking for just the gardening goodness from me? Check out my new gardening-focused account on Instagram — @agardenersnotebook ! All gardening, All The Time! This @douglaswelch account will continue to contain ALL my photography, should you wish to see it all in one spot. Read more on this topic: Top Gardeners Notebook posts for 2011 Top Gardeners […]

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) via Instagram

What is your favorite type of daisy? Leave a comment and share! Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) While on campus for another event, I spent an hour or so shooting in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. These oxeye daisies were used for underplanting among the large roses.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook […]

Honeybees Gathering Water – A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Honeybees drink from a small rill in the new Cal Poly Pomona Native Plant Garden on a hot day.   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens! via Farmers’ Almanac Gardening Calendar

Fresh eggs are the most obvious benefit of keeping a small flock of backyard chickens. But the benefits of raising chickens reach farther than that—they also make excellent garden assistants. Here’s how gardening with chickens can provide year-round benefits. Spring: Nature’s Rototillers Spring is the perfect time of year to give chickens unrestricted access to […]

Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

What is your favorite type of camellia? Leave a comment and share! Perfect Pink Camellia at Cal Poly Pomona I’ve been spending more time on campus lately and spotted this perfect camellia outside Building 1. It is not quite fully open but looks glorious.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! […]

Historical Garden Books: The Garden (1913) by Rachel R. Todd – 36 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 date, but you […]