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Douglas E. Welch

Join Douglas for a Saturday6 Garden Q&A and Troy-Bilt product demo – Sat., May 21, 2011

It’s Gardening Time in the Valley! Garden Q&A and Product Demo Join us at Lowe’s Northridge on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10am-1p and meet me, Douglas E. Welch, from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and a member of Troy-Bilt’s Saturday6.   Troy-Bilt area manager, Vince Landseadal, will have a selection of Troy-Bilt equipment and tools for you […]

Photo: One lone petunia

Following up on my project of planting all my old seeds to see what sprouts, today I finally saw one, lone, Petunia seedling rise from the surface. In the background of this photo you can also see the basil seedlings that are still going strong and a few more seeds have germinated on the side […]

Video: Geraniums on a hot LA Day – from Viddy

Quick stylized video using the Viddy.co iPhone app… Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden from Viddy iPhone app Video: Rain in Los Angeles Video: Garden Breeze from Viddy iPhone app Video: Watering seedlings made easy Palm Trees using Toonpaint for iPhone

Photo: Gardenias and Green

After a busy weekend I stepped into the garden this evening to check out some seedlings and was greeted with the most wonderful scent. The gardenias have exploded in the back garden. Where I saw one or two blooms last week there are now forty. Sorry I can’t share the smell with your, but here […]

AmpleHarvest.org help you share your garden bounty with the less fortunate

I just listened to an online class with the founder of AmpleHarvest.org. What a wonderful idea. AmpleHarvest connects gardeners with extra produce to food banks and food pantries in their local area. So much food is wasted each day in America and now there is way to get that food to those who need it […]

In the garden today – April 23, 2011

See larger versions of these pictures, and more gardening pictures, on my Flickr photostream I don’t know what got into us today, but the boy firmly said, last night, “Tomorrow is a garden day!” Well, I am one to make great use of any gardening initiative on his part, so around mid-morning we headed out […]

Share your garden photos here or on Facebook

As you have seen, I love sharing photos of my garden and interesting plants and structures I find elsewhere. I would love for you to share your pictures, too. You can add them as links here in the comments or add them to the Gardener’s Notebook Facebook Page. I use Flickr to share my pictures […]

Photo: Basil seedlings

Basil seedlings, originally uploaded by dewelch. Via Flickr: The early sprouts of some old basil seeds. I didn’t know if the seed was still viable. I have been on a bit of a planting frenzy with all these old seeds, just to see what might grow. Once these are up and sturdy I will look […]

Brugmansia blooms

Brugmansia blooms, originally uploaded by dewelch. I found these lovely blooms at a client’s house today. She has 3 large Brugmansia, all blooming prolifically. Quite dramatic. Wikipedia on Brugmansia Read more on this topic: Brugmansia seen on my walk Azalea blooms Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for March 2010 Photo: Cyclamen in pot by front steps […]

Event: Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale – Encino

Spotted on L.A. at home… April 23: The annual wildflower show and native plant sale sponsored by the California Native Plant Society and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants includes a symposium. Speakers include Lili Singer on “The Joys of Gardening with Native Plants,” 9:30 to 11a.m.; James Kenney on “Wildflowers and Landscapes of the […]