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Modern DIY Trellis Designs via Centsational Style

My DIY project for the weekend is to build a planter box with trellis to support a climbing vine, and I think I’ll stain it black. Last year I built some vegetable trellises and before that a criss cross wall trellis. I still have them both and they still function and look amazing! April is the perfect time […]

MudPi – Automated Garden System With the Raspberry Pi via Adafruit Industries

Grow the produce you love with less water, time and effort A scalable smart garden system that allows you to maintain controls, monitor conditions, and sustainably manage resources of your garden. MudPi is made to install on top of your existing irrigation. This way you’re not locked to any specific method or vendor. The main […]

Raised Garden Bed Made of Wood via Instructables

Yet another tutorial on making raised beds for your garden. Everyone has their own unique way of doing it. Check it out! — Douglas     I love gardening and I love making things from wood. This is how I make my simple raised beds. You just need wood, a chop saw, drill, and screws. […]

Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018 What unique planters have you built or purchased? Share them in the comments! Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. I love copper in the garden it always seems to meld so well with the plants and other decor.   and […]

Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener

  When you think about living in the Arctic Circle you often imagine a modern structure with modern facilities. Truth be told, architecture has a long history of keeping a good idea over the years. That is why this cob house under a geodesic dome is all you need in order to have a good […]

Garden Decor: Copper-esque Planters via Bower Power

I had shared these planters with my Insta-friends but I need to show you guys how to do this because they are SO beautiful!  They are the perfect amount of fall and look great with mums.  And if your planter has a little texture to them, it really pops.  The fun part is that they […]

Garden Decor: Shrubs or Topiary Frames with Sheep Faces

I’d love to find the original source for this idea, but I can’t seem to locate it, even after a bit of time searching around. If anyone knows where this comes from, please pass it along. I think these sheep are absolutely adorable and would look great amid almost any garden. I suppose if you […]

10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters via Gardenista

I am always looking for different styles of planters for my own garden and a new community garden I am working to get started in Sherman Oaks. The community garden needs to serve people of all abilities and these elevated beds can be great for older folks or others who are limited in their mobility. […]

Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches via Gardenista

I have been looking at something like this to protect our strawberries from various prowling animals like squirrels and such. This article provides links to a host of different cloches for almost any need. — Douglas   In autumn hungry squirrels get serious. You need a strategy to protect cool-weather edibles and other plants from […]

14 Garden Arbor | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 14 Garden Arbor From Douglas… We have been meaning to get a trellis for the Lady Bank’s Rose in the front garden for a long time, but it wasn’t growing very fast and we concentrated on other, more important tasks. That all changed this Winter and Spring, though. […]