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Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning via Instagram

#Abutilon Flowers In the garden this morning This recent addition to the front garden seems to like its placement. There are many flowers and a lot of buds, too.    and Follow   Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: Vinca in the Sicilian Garden #sicily #italy #garden #vinca #flowers […]

Pomegranate Harvest 2018 via Instagram

Pomegranate Harvest 2018 Some online research says that once you see the skin cracking on a few of the fruit, they are probably all ready to harvest. These seemed to show the classic signs, so down they came. I have been munching the seeds each time I pass them on the counter top.  Our tree […]

Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania [Video] (1:50)

Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania In this episode: October 2, 2018 Just a quick video to show you I am still getting into the garden on occasion. Work has kept me at the computer far more than outdoors of late, but with today’s rain forecast I thought it best to get these […]

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers We were greeted with these blooms after returning from our trip to Milan. See all my Flowering Now Posts  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to learn more about succulents? Check out these books for your local library and Amazon.com! ††† * A portion […]

Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start via Instagram

Alien looking new growth on prickly pear (opuntia) start This is one of 4 paddles I harvested a year or so ago. All four are now growing strongly, but this was the last one to show new growth. They are all ready to be planted out in the garden now.   and Follow Don’t miss a […]

Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning via Instagram

Flowering Now: An interesting geranium in the garden this morning This geranium came from a broken shoot my wife found on the street one day and has grown into a lovely plant. It is quite different from a more typical geranium with these small, thin, petals on its flowers.   and Follow Don’t miss a single […]

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 3 in a series – Galvanized pipe doesn’t last forever

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 3 in a series – Galvanized pipe doesn’t last forever Douglas E. Welch Forgive me for a moment… Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, welcome back to The Guilty Gardener. What do I have to feel guilty about today? Oh […]

Bees To Water – A Minute In The Garden 65 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook The 100 degree temps these last few days has turned the bird batch into a bee waterer. I have never seen these many bees here all at the same time. I love that these bees were so docile I could site right among them […]

Hibiscus Flower – A Minute In The Garden 64 from A Gardener’s Notebook [4k Video] (1:03)

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook   Learn more about hibiscus 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! † Available from the LA Public Library See […]

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 2 in a series – Progress? A Little!

A Gardener’s Notebook: The Guilty Gardener  – 2 in a seriesDouglas E. Welch As I had hoped — but hadn’t really expected — writing the first piece in this new series actually got me motivated to do something in the garden. Who would have “thunk” it?! One point that helped to get me moving was […]