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Douglas E. Welch

Male pollen cones on black pine

Male cones on Black PIne (?), originally uploaded by dewelch. I believe this tree is a black pine, as it was planted as part of the original Japanese theming of the gardens. The previous owners had many Japanese garden plants and decorative elements, but we have reverted the garden to mainly a tiny woodland environment. […]

…and the wind does blow

…and the wind does blow, originally uploaded by dewelch. No wind today. It was a gorgeous day with white puffy clouds and blue skies. Instead of gardening, though, we went to the local archery range and park for a little practice with our local SCA group. We concentrated mainly on throwing knives and axes, a […]

Waiting for spring

Waiting for spring, originally uploaded by dewelch. Took a few cold minutes between the raindrops to grab some picture of the garden. This older watering can was left out and ended up gathering a bit of rain to use later. I have thought about installing some rain barrels int he garden, but the work and […]

Event: Great Backyard Bird Count info from Animalbytes

My friend Keri Dearborn has some info on this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count over on her site at Animalbytes.net. Keri is leading a bird count at the LA Zoo on Friday, February 18, 2011. Get all the info from the links below. Great Backyard Bird Count, Los Angeles Great Backyard Count – Main Site […]

A little time in the garden this weekend

I finally found that this weekend I didn’t feel I have a 100 other tasks to complete, so somehow I ended up in the garden. I really had only planned to filled the bird feeders, but then I allowed some other tasks to attract my attention First was just a little cleanup in the back […]

Elsewhere Online: Before & After: From Rustic Barn to Zen Garden

Sorry to see an old barn go, but this is an amazing rebuild/reuse — Douglas Studio G – Garden Design & Landscape Design inspiration Read and see more pictures at Before & After: From Rustic Barn to Zen Garden. Read more on this topic: I Like This – February 11, 2011 Elsewhere Online: Gutter Gardens Elsewhere […]

Palm Trees using Toonpaint for iPhone

Palm Trees – Toonpaint, originally uploaded by dewelch. A quick Toonpaint enhanced photo of the old palm trees at a friend’s house. I like the way the program stylized the trees. They almost seem to be moving. Read more on this topic: Ash tree in Winter Lake Balboa Cherry Trees Bloom 2010

Ash tree in Winter

Ash tree in Winter, originally uploaded by dewelch. A blustery day here in Los Angeles. The bare ash tree was rustling and swaying in the wind. The temperature was in the low 60’s but the wind made it seem much colder. Nothing like the blizzard back east, but cool for LA. This photo was taken […]

Azalea blooms

Azalea blooms, originally uploaded by dewelch. One entire area of our geometric azalea beds is exploding with color today. I grabbed this quick shot as we headed out for our daily walk. Read more on this topic: Azalea in Bloom…So soon? Tasks: Azalea Trimming Brugmansia seen on my walk Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk Nandina […]

Nandina berries

Nandina berries, originally uploaded by dewelch. Some additional color in the garden at this time of year. Read more on this topic: Azalea in Bloom…So soon? Jacaranda mimosafolia on my walk