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Historical Garden Books: The well-considered garden by Louisa Yeomans King, (1922) – 4 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]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 Garden Books: The Joy Of Gardens By Lena May McCauley – 3 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]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 Garden Books: Flower Gardens by Henry Sherman Adams (1913) – 2 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]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 Garden Books: Gardening a la Mode: Vegetables by Mrs. De Salis – 1 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

The Ten Commandments of Community Gardens via City of Sydney, Australia

I was looking for items to share on the site for our local community garden project, The Community Garden of Sherman Oaks,  and came across this great poster from the City of Sydney. A great place to start in your community garden. Sometimes the simplest rules are the ones we need to be reminded about. — Douglas […]

How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches via Bonnie Plants

How to Build a Raised Bed with Benches via Bonnie Plants This half-day project makes gardening easier and more comfortable. It’s higher than most raised beds, so you don’t have to bend over quite as much, plus it has a bench on each side so you can sit while you plant, weed, and harvest. This […]

In the garden…March 17, 2018: Planting Pumpkins? from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:34)

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook From leftover pumpkin to new pumpkin plants. One more getting something from nothing in the garden. Music: Carefree by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more about pumpkins and squash with these books †† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale – April 7, 2018

Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9am-4pm Sepulveda Garden Center16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center […]

Bees on Aeonium Flowers from My Instagram

Bees on Aeonium Flowers In the neighborhood yesterday Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow Learn more about bees with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † […]

Bee on Aeonium Flowers via My Instagram

Bee on Aeonium Flowers In the neighborhood yesterday Join me at Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook  and Follow Learn more about bees with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † […]