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Douglas E. Welch

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 6 in a series – “Then be ready for the planting…”

Photo by Karly Jones on Unsplash “First, in buying nursery stock buy of reliable firms; refuse substitutions, and insist upon healthy and perfect plants. Then be ready for the planting, which means that the conditions of the ground should be right. Too many people put the cart before the horse, and select their trees, for instance, before the […]

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias via Midwest Living

A good, general interest story on Dahlias, their care, and propagation. — Douglas     Available in thousands (really) of variations, dahlias bloom well into fall—and with just a little post-frost work, can survive for an encore come spring.   Read How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias via Midwest Living * A portion […]

Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy An apartment complex covered in trees and plants.   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 […]

Historical Garden Books: Landscape garden series by Ralph Rodney Root (1921) – 44 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

In the garden 1 via TikTok

In the garden… #butterfly #gardenA Bugs Life (Theme Music)- Michael Wetherwax   Read more on this topic: Splurge on Spring with Monrovia At The Garden Centers – 3 in a series #GrowBeautifully #MonroviaPlants [Video] Noted: Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden Kale rising! In The Garden…November 14, 2016: Planting Brunfelsia [Video] (2:53) […]

Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops. More photos coming soon!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 5 in a series – “…and a good, strong garden scissors and knife for cutting flowers.”

  Photo: Eco Warrior Princess “THE best hose, not a half-inch imitation, but a good rubber hose that will carry as large a stream as your water-pipe will yield, is one of the first “tools” to be secured for a California garden. As to “sprinklers” and “projectors,” two-thirds of them are useless, but in every hardware […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson’s flowers for American gardens (1921) – 32 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 […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]