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My Favorite Garden Things for April 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Japanese garden decoration Garden / Permaculture Ideas..Trellises for Peas and Beans Garden / Growing potatoes organically: when and how to plant, hill and harvest — A Way to Garden […]

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Via Brenda Draeger on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. […]

Garden Decor: The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff

The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff I love attracting wildlife to my garden and if you are going to attract them, why not house them in style. The is a commercial product, but with a little ingenuity, you could probably make it yourself, too. If you have some terracotta pots hanging going spare, this […]

Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ ViaDonna MacKenzie on Pinterest Interesting Plant: Hosta sieboldiana ‘Dorothy Benedict’ Registered by Dorothy’s husband, Dr. Ralph (Herb) Benedict in 1983, this large (26 inches high) hosta has blue-green with yellow streaked variegation. The foliage is heavily corrugated, has thick substance and is convexly cupped. Dense clusters of near white flowers bloom […]

Garden Decor: Acorn Wind Chime

Acorn Wind Chime I have always liked wind chimes in my garden and I have several there already. That said, this acorn wind chime caught my attention on Pinterest today. I like its simplicity and I can imagine the single clear tone it would create. I like the colors, as well. I have never been […]

Garden Decor: Tolkein-esque Garden Door

A lovely Tolkein-esque door spotted on Pinterest Source: bing.com viaHana on Pinterest   Read more on this topic: Video: What Douglas Dug…Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! Video: What Douglas Dug… Show 002 – Podcast What Douglas Dug… Show 003 Video: In the garden…Bees What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, […]

What Douglas Dug…Show 008 – Garden markers, blue pumpkins, bed frame gates and more!

Our seventh episode of What Douglas Dug…, our regular review show of neat gardening items I have found in my Internet travels. In this episode, A Cheap cold frame, garden sculpture and more!   Can’t see the video above? Watch “What Douglas Dug… Show 008” on YouTube  Watch all the past episodes on the “What Douglas Dug…” YouTube […]

Pinterest: Lovely Brick Path

I love the way that brick just settles into its environment and seems to have always been there, even when newly installed. It naturalizes into a garden very well and very quickly. This lovely garden path came up in my Pinterest feed today and I re-pinned it both so I could remember it myself and […]

Pinterest: More recycled doors as garden gates

Here is another example of hoe to use recycled materials in your garden, These recycled doors make an interesting and cut entry into the garden while keeping varmints and critters out. Source: google.com via Susan Jane on Pinterest Read more on this topic: Pinterest: Lovely wall-attached garden trellis with project instructions Elsewhere: Whimsical Garden Gate […]

Pinterest: Great Design Plant: Paperbark Maple from Houzz.com

I love maple trees and this article from Houzz.com on using Paperbark Maple helped me to remember why. I only wish maples grew better here in Southern California. They need a cold period each year, though, to really thrive like they do back in my hometown in Ohio. Source: houzz.com via Douglas on Pinterest Read […]