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Purple Power via Instagram

Do You Like Purple flowers? Yes/No? Leave a comment and share! Purple Power via Instagram Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and this deep purple hits the spot perfectly.  I also appreciate the simple petal arrangement. You don’t always need double or triple blooms to make something look amazing. Sometimes that just feels […]

Waiting for Spring via Instagram

What will you do with your garden this Spring? Leave a comment and share! Waiting for Spring In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan ceramic pots wait for the Spring and new seedlings. There is such beauty in simplicity sometimes and these pots attracted my attention the minute I spotted them. We were […]

Daisies in the sun via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Daisies in the sun I have planted — or tried to plant — daises like this in the past, but they don’t seem to like the environment here in the garden — either in the ground or in pots.  So, like many plants and flowers, […]

Is it Spring yet? via Instagram

What are your favorite flower colors? Leave a comment and share! Is it Spring yet? Our Southern California winter is more like Spring in other areas of the country. It has been, thankfully, raining quite a bit so the roses are recovering with much green growth and the bulbs — snow flakes, paperwhites, and daffodils — […]

Purple, blue and white via Instagram

Where do you go to see flowers? Leave a comment and share! Purple, blue and white When I have a chance, I stop by our local @armstronggarden store to see what is in-season, new, and perhaps, on sale.  Even when I don’t end up buying something, it is a good opportunity to take some photos to share here and […]

A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]

Garden Decor: Urns along the wall via Instagram

What is your favorite garden decor? Share your thoughts in the comments! Garden Decor: Urns along the wall While I can appreciate both traditional and modern garden elements, there is something about garden decor that recalls the past that touches something fundamental in the human spirit. I spotted these ersatz Greek amphorae in the middle […]

Brugmansia in Bloom via Instagram

What are your favorite flowers? Leave a comment and share! Brugmansia in Bloom A lovely example of Brugmansia found throughout Los Angeles  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about brugmansia with these books † * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Red Autumn Leaves via Instagram

Red Autumn Leaves Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: Autumn Berries via Instagram Golden Autumn Leaves via Instagram Autumn […]

Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning via Instagram

#Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning This recent addition to the front garden seems to like its placement. There are many flowers and a lot of buds, too.    and Follow   Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: Vinca in the Sicilian Garden #sicily #italy #garden #vinca #flowers […]