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June 2013

Garden Alphabet: Catalpa

Garden Alphabet: Catalpa  This large catalpa trees grows in a yard a few lots away. These lovely flowers will turn into large bean-shaped pods of seeds later in the season. Catalpa “Catalpa, commonly called catalpa or catawba, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to warm temperate regions of North America, the […]

Garden History: The importance of trees (Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia)

Trees surround us and fill our gardens, for the most part, but we often ignore them. Read any article about gardening and you will see that many of us focus downwards to the smaller annuals and perennials in our gardens. Yet, it is the trees that bring the structure — the bones — the foundations […]

Video: In the garden…June 6, 2013: A friendly squirrel, the last potatoes and a few signs of life

The warehouse store “garden in a bag” is finally showing some signs of life. Also, a friendly squirrel and a quick check on tomato, zucchini and digging the last of the potatoes. Watch all the past “In the garden…” videos in this YouTube playlist  Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. […]

Video: Container Garden Update 30: Pots on the bench are sprouting and growing!

Checking in on the potting bench today. Geraniums and lantana are starting to sprout. Jacaranda trees are continuing to grow and the oregano is sprouting.. Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 30” on YouTube   Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel […]

Garden Decor: A ladder in the garden

A Ladder in the Garden Ladders — whether retired, actual ladders or ladders specially made to be decorative can dress up any gardener. Here an old orchard ladder is used to hold potted plants and leans against a whimsical garden shed. No matter what style of garden, though, I think ladders can always find a place […]

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense)

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away for future use. I am always looking for easy care plants that still bring some impact to the garden. Thanks to Pinterest user Janice Meylan for sharing this plant. Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) “Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as […]

Free Old Oak Tree Computer and Smartphone Wallpapers for June 2013

Here is a selection of free wallpapers for your computer desktop or smartphone. Right-click and select Save Image As… to download them to your own computer. On your smartphone, click the image to see the full-sized image, tap and hold, then select Save to Camera Roll. You can then attach the wallpapers using your phone’s […]

My Favorite Garden Things for May 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas Garden / Grass and Stone Path Garden /  Lashed bamboo trellis Garden / Straw Bale Sofa Garden / Skippy’s Vegetable Garden: pear blossoms Garden /  clay and limestone: Rhododendron periclymenoides Garden / 6 early […]

Looking Back – Videos from Douglas E. Welch – May 2013

Here is a playlist of all the videos I produced in May 2013. You can find all my past videos on my YouTube Channel. If you enjoy a video, please click the Like button or Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Doing that directly effects how many other people see my videos.   Point at each […]

Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island

Garden Alphabet: Datura from Santa Cruz Island Granted, Datura (Jimson Weed) isn’t something that everyone would want or have in their garden, but I have always found its flowers to be quite beautiful. Datura is a California native and this one was growing on Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands, which we visited yesterday, […]