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February 2013

Garden Vocabulary: Petal

This Garden Vocabulary series seeks to introduce and explain to you — and in many cases, myself — words and terms associated with gardening. Please let me know if  there are any terms you would like me to explore. You can leave your ideas in the comments section and we can learn together! Petal Petals are modified […]

Video: Container Garden Update 015 – Pot Placement

Keeping tree roots out of the containers and where the containers are situated in my garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 015” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Vegetables in Containers from Better Homes and Gardens Vegetable Gardening […]

Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination”

Mentioned during #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” More information on Clematis “Fascination”: Clematis “Fascination” from Thompson & Morgan Growing Clematis from White Flower Farms     Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla Lily Black […]

Photos: 9 Years Ago: Matilija Poppy at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants

Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Theodore Payne Foundation of Wildflowers and Native Plants More information on Matilija Poppy: Matilija Poppy (Romneya) at Wikipedia The Dry Garden: Matilija poppies take the stage, showgirls of Southern California slopes from The Los Angeles Times Romneya coulteri, Matilija Poppy from La Pilitas Nursery Read more on this topic: Photo: Matilija Poppy at Theodore […]

Video: Douglas E. Welch Update – February 2013 Blog Series, Podcasts, YouTube Channel and more!

The first of what I expect to be regular monthly updates on the happenings on the blogs, podcasts and YouTube Channel. Thank you so much for your likes, subscriptions, follow, circles and more. They really do make a difference, especially as I transition from day-to-day computer consulting to my new role as New Media Consultant, […]

Garden Inventory: Black Pine (Pinus nigra)

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Garden Alphabet: Squirrel

While not a garden plant, squirrels are ubiquitous in gardens, especially here in North America. Therefore, I feel they are appropriate for inclusion in the Garden Alphabet.   Photo: Douglas E. Welch Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots […]

Garden History: “Killenworth,” George Dupont Pratt house, Glen Cove, New York, ca. 1918

Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around the world. According to Flickr: The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when Flickr released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. Both Flickr and the Library were overwhelmed by the positive response to the project! […]

Video: Container Garden Update 14 – Strawberries and more!

The strawberries are fruiting, the seedlings are slowly doing their thing and some examples of food containers that can be recycled in the garden. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Vegetable Garden Update 014” on YouTube Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos More info on growing strawberries: Growing Strawberries from […]

First Daffodils 2013

Just as I mentioned in a recent In the garden… video, I was leaving the house today and – Bang! – there were the first daffodils of the year. They always catch me by surprise. You see the foliage for a week or more and then suddenly there are flowers. Here are a few quick […]