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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

How do you save water in your garden? Leave a comment and tell us how! Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California I love the orange door and lemon house against the garden. Sets it off nicely. One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.  10 homeowners open their gardens and […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona 

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona  A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

Do you have an existing water feature you can highlight instead of just deal with? See how Cal Poly Pomona addressed their own natural spring! — Douglas New drought-tolerant native garden with swale at Cal Poly Pomona A new installation behind the Communications building includes seating and solar powered USB outlets.  For years, most people […]

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 […]

93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Scenes from the 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour   See all 93 photos — Facebook — Flickr Learn more about drought tolerant gardens with these books ††† Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council 1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM […]

Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy On the grounds of this summer palace of the Savion Dukes and Kings  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List More on garden ponds ††  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books […]

Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale via Instagram

Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale  Largest enclosed park in the world including an F1 Raceway, historic Villa Reale (royal palace) Olympic-sizes outdoor pool and acres and acres of grass and trees.  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook […]

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 […]

Historical Garden Books: Colour in the flower garden by Gertrude Jekyll (1908) – 8 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 […]

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. […]