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Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden via Instagram

What insects do you find in your garden? Leave a comment and share! Carabus (?) Beetle In The Garden When you start working in the garden and get down close to the soil, you notice things that might not otherwise catch your eye. Such was the case with this bill. I’ve never really seen them in […]

NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps — Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! [For Sale]

NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and originally shared on Instagram at @douglaswelch Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/190 See my entire catalogDouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Find more at @DEWDesignPhoto   Read more on this topic: A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram Get these Gorgeous Clematis […]

A Ladybug Sleeps via Instagram

What is your favorite beneficial garden insect? Leave a comment and share! A Ladybug Sleeps In the native plant garden at Cal Poly Pomona  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook NEW DESIGN! – A Ladybug Sleeps Get This Lovely Ladybug on Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! All photos taken by me and […]

Honeybees Gathering Water – A Minute in the Garden 66 [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Honeybees drink from a small rill in the new Cal Poly Pomona Native Plant Garden on a hot day.   * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs ** Many of these books may be available from your local library. […]

Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) [Video] (1 minute, 38 seconds)

Valley Carpenter Bee (female) (Xylocopa varipuncta) A female Valley Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa varipuncta) feeds on Mexican sage in my garden a few days ago. I was out working to clear up a mass of grass and weeds caused by the rainy year we have had when I spotted her nearly in my face. I took […]

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 […]

Start A New Beekeeping/Garden Journal these “Bees Take A Drink” Hardcover Journals and Much More!

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Historical Garden Books: The hive and the honey-bee by H.D. Richardson (1849) – 9 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 date, but you […]

Bees To Water – A Minute In The Garden 65 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook The 100 degree temps these last few days has turned the bird batch into a bee waterer. I have never seen these many bees here all at the same time. I love that these bees were so docile I could site right among them […]

Bees on Aeonium Flowers – A Minute In The Garden 63 from A Gardener’s Notebook [Video] (1:00)

Part of a series of garden minutes from A Gardener’s Notebook Bees cover our neighbor’s aeonium flowers this morning and for the last several days Music: Finding the Balance by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License   Learn more about bees with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]