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Douglas E. Welch

A Gardener’s Notebook: Scorch and sunburn in the garden – Lots of damage in the neighborhood – August 9, 2018

A few weeks ago, here in the San Fernando Valley, we set an all-time high temperature of 117º. While we are used to a few days of warm temperatures each Summer, this is by far the hottest and longest patch I, and most of the California Natives, have ever experienced. As I walked around the […]

Garden Decor: Shrubs or Topiary Frames with Sheep Faces

I’d love to find the original source for this idea, but I can’t seem to locate it, even after a bit of time searching around. If anyone knows where this comes from, please pass it along. I think these sheep are absolutely adorable and would look great amid almost any garden. I suppose if you […]

Historical Garden Books: The garden primer : a practical handbook on the elements of gardening for beginners by Grace Tabor; Gardner Callahan Teall (1910)- 11 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed catalog by Hobbs, Parsons Co; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection – 1 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters via Gardenista

I am always looking for different styles of planters for my own garden and a new community garden I am working to get started in Sherman Oaks. The community garden needs to serve people of all abilities and these elevated beds can be great for older folks or others who are limited in their mobility. […]

Roses in the Neighborhood via Instagram

Roses in the Neighborhood  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about roses and rose gardening ††† * 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! † […]

Bougainvillea in the Sun via Instagram

Bougainvillea in the Sun Spotted on a neighborhood walk around sunset.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Bougainvillea via My Instagram Bougainvillea bracts #flowers #plants #bougainvillea #nature #outdoors #garden #gardenersnotebook via Instagram [Photo] Shining in the sun via Instagram [Photo] Succulent in […]

Garden Decor: Kaleidoscope Obelisk and Tomato Cage

I came across these pieces in my Internet travels and loved how the addition of the colored glass dresses up what could be a fairly utilitarian piece of garden equipment. It gives me half a mind to retrofit my own wire obelisk with some similar elements, if I can.   * A portion of each […]

Historical Garden Books: Gardening for beginners; a handbook to the garden by E. T. Cook (1901) – 10 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 […]

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