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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 […]

The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden [Book]

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 and tell you small things that you might […]

Noted: A Plant-Lover’s Guide to the 5 Best Greenhouses in the UK

I am always looking for new places to visit the next time I’m in the UK. This is another addition to the list! — Douglas     Read A Plant-Lover’s Guide to the 5 Best Greenhouses in the UK via Food52 An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: […]

Olives in the Sicilian Garden [Photo]

Olives in the Sicilian Garden #olives #fruit #garden #plants #trees #sicly #italy #travel Learn more about olives in these books from Amazon Learn more about Sicily in these travel guides Read more on this topic: Sicilian Olives via Instagram [Photo] Olives in the Sicilian Garden via Instagram [Photo] Olives in the Sicilian Family’s Garden via […]

Down by the gate [Photo]

   Down by the gate #gate #garden #plants #nature #outdoors #rustic Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com  * 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: White and gold […]

Prickly Pear Fruit/ Fico d’India at Parco dell’Etna [Photo]

Prickly Pear Fruit/ Fico d’India at Parco dell’Etna #fruit #garden #sicily #italy #travel #park #food See the complete collection of photos from this Sicily trip on Flickr Learn more about Sicily in these travel guides * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

Book: The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello (and photos from our 1994 visit)

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 an amazing history of the agricultural side of […]

Succulent closeup via Instagram [Photo]

Succulent closeup #garden#succulent #plant #nature #grow Learn more about gardening in these books from Amazon.com * 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: A splash of purple via Instagram [Photo] Succulent closeup […]

The Olive Trees – A Minute in the (Sicilian) Garden 46 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook The olive trees in the Sicilian Family’s garden. These 6 trees produce about 25 gallons of oil each year, IIRC. Music: “Bushwick Tarantella” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)   See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist Buy my […]

Chestnuts on Castagno dei Cento Cavalli; Sicilian: Castagnu dê Centu Cavaddi) Sant’Alfio, Sicily, Italy

Chestnuts on Castagno dei Cento Cavalli; Sicilian: Castagnu dê Centu Cavaddi) Sant’Alfio, Sicily, Italy  Learn more about using chestnuts as food Learn more about Sicily in these travel guides Read more on this topic: Chestnuts at The Old House on the flanks of Mount Etna via Instagram [Photo] Pears in the Sicilian Garden #pear #fruit […]