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Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

  Read Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times * 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! An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: 2012 Gift […]

To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work via Audubon

There’s a certain satisfaction in autumn chores. When the weather’s right, cleaning gutters, touching up paint, or splitting some firewood can feel less like manual labor and more like a rite of the season. But if you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. “Messy […]

MaliArts designs city-chic beehives to save solitary bees via Inhabitat

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on these lovely bee houses and waterers, but providing some respite for our native bees is a great idea. You might find some ideas here about houses you can build yourself or order one of these to add to your garden. – Douglas     We’re big […]

Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) 2 via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) 2 via My Instagram Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow […]

Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Koi (錦鯉 (にしきごい-nishiki goi) Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook […]

Duck Triangle via My Instagram

What is your favorite garden style? Leave a comment and share! Duck Triangle Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More to come!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook […]

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. […]