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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 […]

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 […]

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society (LA/SMM)October 13 & 14, 2018 – 10am – 3:00pmSepulveda Garden Center16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436 MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am -10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* We will have an expanded selection this year – with a focus on species […]

Roses and ruins via Instagram

Roses and ruins “Down a small alley,Behind a palazzo, around a corner, near a cafe.”    and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books at your local library and on Amazon! * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

Garden Decor: Wattle Edging and Fences

I’ve always loved the look of wattle fencing. It is a bit time consuming to build yourself, but it is an excellent way of using on-site materials to brighten yo your garden or homestead. All it takes are some sticks and time. — Douglas You’ll find more example of wattle fencing and edging — along […]

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 […]

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden Only one of the many photos I took in this 250-year-old Garden which includes 2 original ginkgo biloba trees. via Instagram   Read more on this topic: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Rhododendron with raindrops, […]

Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 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  Historical Garden Books: […]

Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More!

Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More! Directly from my Instagram Photos Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/140 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Laptop Sleeve Features Custom front print and black rear Polyester cover and foam padding protects from scratches and minor impacts Black edging, black zip, black plush padded inside […]