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Douglas E. Welch

Historical Garden Books: Miniature and window gardening by Phoebe Allen (1902) – 38 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 4, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Bulbs and seeds : Autumn 1913 by D.M. Ferry & Co – 25 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden 3 (Black & White), Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook […]

If your garden grass is patchy, consider a ground cover instead via chicagotribune.com

Homeowners often are frustrated when the lawn looks bad beneath trees. Starved for sun, the grass is thin and patchy.The problem is that most popular lawn grasses are full-sun plants, according to Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Even grass species sold as “shade-tolerant” will struggle in deep shade. You […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick’s Sons (1904) – 24 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 […]

Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado via My Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado Spotted in a flower box on Larimer Street   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a […]

Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden via Instagram

What is your favorite rose? Leave a comment and share! A Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Garden The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s […]