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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 […]

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 […]

7 Excellent Screening Hedges/Trees from Garden of Eva

I see so many bad hedging choices made here in Los Angeles, so when our new neighbors wanted to plant a hedge, I found this article on non-traditions and perhaps better choices. — Douglas Ficus Nitida and Ficus Benjamina are not the solution. Whenever a client asks about installing a hedge they’re usually thinking of planting […]

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday

Figs gathered in the garden yesterday Our volunteer fig is fruiting heavily right now, feeding both us and the birds. 😀 Follow 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 […]

Watch Cherry Blossoms Suddenly Explode Into Life in This Stunning Timelapse Footage via Gizmodo

I have only ever seen small stands of cherry trees in bloom and while even they are quite impressive, the thought of witnessing a bloom like this one is overwhelming. — Douglas     It’s that time of year when Mother Nature puts on her best fireworks show with pink and white cherry blossoms. By […]

Olive Trees In Bloom

Olive Trees In Bloom What food is growing in your garden?  Follow 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: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) […]

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) Lovely flowering tree is often seen here in the San Fernando Valley.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about magnolia 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 […]

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree) Lovely flowering tree is often seen here in the San Fernando Valley.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Learn more about magnolia 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. […]

Catalpa Flowers

Catalpa Flowers The neighbor’s tree is putting on a show, like every year.  Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Read more on this topic: Manzanita Flowers Lupine Narcissus Snowflakes (Leucojum) Agave all in a row

Ask the Expert: How to Use Plants for Privacy in a City Garden via Gardenista

“Good fences make good neighbors,” said Robert Frost, but it doesn’t mean that a fence is the only way to gain some privacy on your property. Sometimes a good hedgerow is often better. It is certainly more beautiful. It provides wildlife habitat and it can be molded and shaped according to your whim. In this […]