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July 2015

Fig and gardenia from the garden via Vine

Follow me on Vine Read more on this topic: Photo: Tomatoes on the vine in HDR Flowering Now: Gardenia – beautiful flowers and scent Video: In the garden… Ep 002 – Today, trying to remove a volunteer fig tree and starting this year’s daffodil planting Garden Inventory: Common Fig (Ficus carica) It fig-gy time again!

Garden Alphabet: Hosta

Garden Alphabet: Hosta Hosta (/ˈhɒstə/,[5] syn. Funkia) is a genus of plants commonly known as hostas, plantain lilies (particularly in Britain) and occasionally by the Japanese name giboshi. Hostas are widely cultivated as shade-tolerant foliage plants. The genus is currently placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae,[6] and is native to northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Russian Far East).[4] Like many “lilioid monocots“, the genus was once classified in the Liliaceae. The genus […]

Video: In the garden…July 8. 2015: Potatoes, poinsettia and pomegranate

In the garden…July 8. 2015: Potatoes, poinsettia and pomegranate In this episode: Intro Checking up on the tomatoes Potato and Sweet Potato Review Poinsettia Summer Care* Rust on Roses Pomegranate and Buckwheat status Lavender and Bees Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/buy   Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under […]

Garden Decor: Stump and Plank Garden Bench

I discovered this stump and plank garden bench idea on Pinterest from HomeEsthetics.net and it linked over to the complete article, 27 Extremely Useful and Creative DIY Furniture Projects That Will Discreetly Transform Your Decor. There are a bunch of good ideas in that article, but this one caught my eye. I wonder if sitting on […]

Video: Hummingbird – A Minute in the Garden 20 from A Gardener’s Notebook

A Minute in the Garden: A series from A Gardener’s Notebook The next in a series of garden minutes See all the videos in “A minute in the garden” series in this YouTube playlist   Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on Twitter Like A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Circle A Gardener’s Notebook on Google+ Read more on […]

Photo: Lavender 2015 from The Gardens at Merritt Lake, Oakland, California

Taken at The Gardens at Merritt Lake, Oakland, California during our trip there in April 2015. See the entire album from this trip in this Flickr album  Original Photo Via Instagram — Follow me on Instagram Buy this photo on a variety of products directly from RedBubble  Lavender 2015 – For sale as Stickers, iPhone Cases […]

Garden Decor: Garden Window and other great ideas from House and Garden UK

Discover more winder ideas and photos in this article from House and Garden UK The Secret Garden When the owners of this Cotswolds house bought it, it was a bland Twenties reconstruction of a seventeenth-century house that had burnt down. They and their architect set about rebuilding it, reconnecting it with its gardens and wider […]

For Sale Now: Zinnia in Watercolor cards and stickers

from Douglas E. Welch and A Gardener’s Notebook via RedBubble. Professionally printed cards and stickers direct to you! Buy yours today! Check out my entire portfolio and many other types of products including tote bags, mugs, smartphone covers and more on RedBubble Read more on this topic: Dress up your phone with this hibiscus flower […]

Tomato Status in pictures

I am trying to monitor the status of some plants in the garden by taking regular photos of them. First up are the 3 tomato plants in containers along the driveway. The first photo is from June 22, 2015 and the second photo is from today, July 1, 2015. I’ll try to do a better […]