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Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” via Instagram

Coleus Kong “Salmon Pink” On the patio this morning Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook    and Follow Learn more about Coleus 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 […]

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden

First Bulbs Appear In The Garden Here in Los Angeles, our bulbs — in this case, paperwhites — start to rise in the Winter, usually after our first good rain. Still waiting on that rain though.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  and Follow Read more on this topic: Photo: Bulbs a-rising 2012 The bulbs […]

19 The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 19 The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello I was doing some research for my wife’s next book today and came across this book as a source. While I had only planned on mining it for the information I needed, I found myself reading entire sections. It is […]

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. […]

Rhododendron at University of Otago via Instagram

Rhododendron at University of Otago A late Winter/early Spring rhododendron blooms on the campus of the University of Otago. Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Learn more about rhododendron with these  books * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available […]

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 […]

Growing Pride & Produce via Yakima Herald-Republic

Could your area use a community garden? The answer might surprise you. Here is one excellent example of both the why and how of one small community’s garden. — Douglas     A few years ago, when Gini asked some residents, “What do you think we need in Buena?” A young woman said she wished […]

Artificial intelligence identifies plant species by looking at them via Boing Boing

There have been several apps that perform similar AI matching and each of them gets better with every iteration. Often they are good enough to get you into the right botanical ballpark so you can do more traditional research from there. That can significantly reduce the amount of time required to figure out exactly what plant […]