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08 The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 08 The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden by Johanna Silver (Author), Marion Brenner (Photographer) If you truly want to know and understand a garden, you need to walk the garden with the owner, the creator, the designer or the head gardener. They can show […]

Get these Cactus Garden Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More!

Get these Cactus Garden Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Original Gifts for Original PeopleAvailable exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shopDouglasEWelch.com/shop/77 (Direct Link) Tote Bag Features Selected design printed on both sides 1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length) Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric […]

04 Garden Cloches | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Since so many people order their gifts online and ahead of time, I’ve decided to start my annual Gift Guide fairly early this year. This should allow you to find your favorite gifts — and perhaps recommend a few of your own wish list items to your friends and family — with enough lead time […]

Inexpensive DIY Wall Decor Ideas and Crafts via DIY Home Decor Guide

Some great ideas for dressing up your home and garden both inside and outside. — Douglas   Refresh your home with something new and cute this summer. I am going to share some very creative and inexpensive DIY wall decor ideas. I will tell you today that how you could dress up your walls with […]

20% Off Everything Today Including these Sunflower Days Totes, Mugs, Smartphone Cases and More!

20% Off Everything Today Including these Sunflower Days Totes, Mugs, Smartphone Cases and More!   Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shopDouglasEWelch.com/shop/68 (Direct Link) Tote Bag Features Selected design printed on both sides 1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length) Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric Dry […]

Garden Decor: Today’s Coffee Break Reading at Farm Table via Instagram

Today’s Coffee Break Reading at Farm Table I walked to the library to pick up this book and grab a coffee this afternoon. Farm Table provides a nice place to grab an Americano and snack on the way back (They have some nice full meals, too)   Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on […]

20% OFF – Labor Day Sale – Pink Geranium (Pelargonium) Bags, Smartphone Covers and Much More!

20% OFF – Labor Day SalePink Geranium (Pelargonium) Bags, Smartphone Covers and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shopDouglasEWelch.com/shop/59 (Direct Link)_____________________ Tote Bag Features * Selected design printed on both sides* 1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length)* Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric* Dry […]

7 Excellent Screening Hedges/Trees from Garden of Eva

I see so many bad hedging choices made here in Los Angeles, so when our new neighbors wanted to plant a hedge, I found this article on non-traditions and perhaps better choices. — Douglas Ficus Nitida and Ficus Benjamina are not the solution. Whenever a client asks about installing a hedge they’re usually thinking of planting […]

Finally, a new fence in the garden!

We have wanted to replace the broken-down wooden fence on our north property line almost since we moved in 20 years ago, but for a variety of reasons we were never able to make it happen. This week though a young couple became our new neighbors and a new fence was one of the first […]

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Ireland via Gardenista

Another great set of garden ideas from the other side of the Atlantic — Douglas     From the point of view of a plant, Ireland is heaven. Humans may as well abandon their instinct for neatness and symmetry; plants grow too well here. Whether tender or hardy, the climate (not too cold, not too […]