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Snowflakes (Leucojum) – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook @douglaswelch Snowflakes (Leucojum) and acanthus in the garden #snowflakes #leucojum #garden #gardening #flowers #plants ♬ Nature – Boenox In this episode: Snowflakes (Leucojum) rise in the garden against a background of acanthus. Snowdrops (Galanthus) don’t grow here in Southern California, so these are our replacement bulbs for […]

Paperwhites In The Sun via Instagram

Paperwhites In The Sun  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: First Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus ) 2019 via Instagram Photos: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) First Paperwhites 2018 via Instagram Daisies in the sun via Instagram […]

NEW DESIGN – Paperwhites 2019 on Totes, Coasters, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

NEW DESIGN – Paperwhites 2019 on Totes, Coasters, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more! This year’s paper whites have already flowered due to our Winter rains and I always make a point of photographing the first set to bloom. […]

First Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus ) 2019 via Instagram

First Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus ) 2019 The first blooms have shown their cheery face for the season.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 2 in a series – Dahlia ‘Contraste’ via Gardenia.net

  Dahlia ‘Contraste’ produces profuse and spectacular dark red flowers adorned with contrasting pure white tips. The fully double flowers, up to 8-9 in. wide (20-22 cm), are borne atop strong stems from summer to frost and provide an amazing focal point in the garden or in a vase. Bred in France as a cut […]

How To Use A Bulb Auger (And Plant Bulbs In Minutes) via The Impatient Gardener

I wish I had had one of these when I was planting my own bulbs. It is slow going with a trowel in hard soil but this could have made all the difference. — Douglas   Last spring Mr. Much More Patient looked out the window at our still-gray landscape and asked why we didn’t […]

Your First Garden: What You Need to Know Before You Plant Bulbs via Gardenista

I love garden bulbs and have planted over 150 here in my own garden. They bring me joy each Spring when I am rewarded with lovely flowers for little to no effort (after the initial planting). I have snowflakes, paperwhites, daffodils, and a few amaryllis that return year after year. Bulbs are a great idea […]

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 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: 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 […]

Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram

What is your favorite sign of Spring? Leave a comment and share! This year’s normal rainfall has made everything jump in the garden, including the weeds, and these daffodils look amazing. They are always a great harbinger of Spring even if they do mean hotter weather is coming.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign […]