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In The Garden…New strawberry pots

A week or so ago we picked up 2 new strawberry pots form the nursery. While the strawberries in our containers have been doing well, those in the ground were languishing. We figured it was best to get the remaining plants into containers and retrofit the bed to make it a little better for whatever […]

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Rudbeckia in Fall Colors via Instagram

Rudbeckia in Fall Colors An amazing rudbeckia flower shines out in the Autumn sun.  Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Books on rudbeckia may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: Epiphyllum […]

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 […]

Gomphrena ‘Pinball Purple’ via Instagram

Gomphrena ‘Pinball Purple’ Spotted at the nursery this weekend. Might find a place in my front garden. Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook  From Missouri Botanic Garden… Annual. Easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Although mature plants exhibit good drought resistance, plants grow best with regular moisture throughout the […]

Fall flower at the nursery via Instagram

Fall flower at the nursery I didn’t catch the name of this plant, but the Flower certainly caught my eye as I walked around the nursery this weekend.  Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may […]

In the garden…New Obelisk for the Clytostoma

Finally — I know I use that word a lot — I was finally able to locate and install a new, steel frame,  obelisk so the clytostoma vine wasn’t flopping over itself with nothing to climb on. It used to cover a trellis that ran along my office windows, but that came down in disrepair […]

Interesting Plant: Cupressus cashmeriana

Interesting Plant: Cupressus cashmeriana I really like the weeping habit of this cypress. At around 40’ tall it is a bit too large for my garden but I could easily see it being a focal point of a larger garden. — Douglas What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the […]

Worker Bee 🐝 via Instagram

Worker Bee 🐝  Spotted today, among many other bees and butterflies, at the nursery.  Join the conversation on A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook * 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! Read more on this topic: […]

Garden Alphabet #90: B is for…Blackberry

Garden Alphabet #90: Blackberry Monrovia Black Satin Blackberry in my garden today. The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused […]