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Douglas E. Welch

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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

What is your favorite hydrangea? Leave a comment and share! Hydrangeas in the shade Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan These hydrangeas were thriving in the warm, moist shade of the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) via Instagram

What is your favorite type of native plant? Leave a comment and share! My Los Angeles 78: California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) Our state flower shining brightly on our friends garden.  This has been a great year for all flowers but especially our native plants like these. The “superbloom” is fading fast, but there are still these […]

Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses via Instagram – April 16, 2019

What is your favorite type of rose? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Yellow Shrub Roses In the neighborhood, these shrub roses are always a dependable exuberant, show at this time of year.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * […]

Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) via Instagram – April 16, 2019

What is your favorite flower color? Leave a comment and share! Flowering Now: Calandrinia(?) Spotted in a neighbor’s garden. I am not quite sure of the ID as there have been many new Mediterranean plants in the recently planted drought-tolerant gardens.  These “shouts” of color certainly catch the eye as you are walking by…or even driving.  […]