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Noted: If You Have Room for Only One Fruit Tree … via Houzz

If You Have Room for Only One Fruit Tree … via Houzz Other by Azusa Garden & Landscape Supplies Monrovia Few things that you can do in the garden are more satisfying than growing your own fruit. But what if your space or time is limited? Based on my personal taste, and with a mild-climate […]

Summer in the Garden: Gewurztraminer Wines

I am always keeping a eye out for decent products for my own garden — even if they are just for my wish list. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a series of products that might fit in my garden — or yours! — Douglas Gewurztraminer wines Sure, I like […]

Interesting Plant: Espalier Fruit Trees

Espalier Fruit Trees Today’s entry to more about a style of plants, rather than an individual plant. espalier fruit trees have been a part of gardening since and have always fascinated me. They are a bit of work to maintain, but fit in so well with certain aspects of gardens — like walls and fences. […]

42 of My Favorite Garden Things for March 2014 — Shared Links from Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Get new shared links as I find them via my social media feeds:      Garden / Introducing the Gardenwatch assistants for 2014 Garden / Magnolias .. Spring in the Bay […]

Video: In the garden…March 16, 2014: Potatoes and chives and onions and flowers

Potatoes are going crazy, our 2 weeks of Spring is probably over and chives are flowering Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “Container Garden Update 19 – A failed container, worm castings and some new basil” Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle […]

Photo: Tomatoes on the vine in HDR

Tomatoes on the vine in HDR from Google+ Auto Awesome Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Tomatoes in HDR Photo: Grape tomatoes still coming on Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else The garden in HDR Photo: Tomatoes in February?!?!

Photo: Strawberries #garden via Instagram

Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… Read more on this topic: Photo: Strawberry Flower #garden #plant via Instagram Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Photo: Camellia from A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Acanthus in the […]

Garden Alphabet: Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Garden Alphabet: Pineapple (Ananas comosus) We have visited Hawaii only once, but since we were driving right past the Dole Plantation it made sense to stop in for a bit. The one sight that attracted my attention most was the test garden which contained a wide variety of pineapples, including the example. Some were red, some […]

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Garden Alphabet: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) I am not a big fan of apricots myself. I find their flavor a little off-putting, but I know many people who adore them. It seems that apricot was a popular backyard tree when our development was built back in the 40’s, as there are many, quite old, apricot trees scattered […]

Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

Garden Vocabulary: Bacillus thuringiensis Gardener’s will often come across mention of Bacillus thuringiensis or BT as it is commonly called. It is a bacteria and biological pesticide that is often used in organic farming and gardening as it does not have many of the environmental and human side effects as other chemically-derived pesticides. It is most […]