From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 12

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 12

DON’T, when you are
being shown a garden
more celebrated for its pic-
turesqueness than for the
spotless tidiness of its borders,
fix your eye on a flourishing
nettle, and ask your friend how
many gardeners she keeps !

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Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee

Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee

Historical Garden Books - 62 in a series - The tree book by Inez N. McFee

Historical Garden Books - 62 in a series - The tree book by Inez N. McFee

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FOREWORD

In this little volume the author has brought together an interesting fund of information concerning the life history of the common species of American trees, and such foreign species that have been acclimated here, as one may ordinarily meet in garden and forest, together with the folk-lore and poetic fancies associated with them.

In The Life and Work of the Trees, the suggestions for interpreting the sign language of the trees lead the young student into the open to gather all manner of interesting facts concerning the hopes and disappointments of the trees about him, the trouble with their neighbors, the secrets of age, how they prune themselves, and how they take care of cuts, bruises and broken limbs. How the trees grow, and the record of the year’s work from the stirring of the sap and the coming of the first fruit and leaf buds, to blossom-time, and on to seed-time and sowing, the falling leaves, and the sleep of the trees, is most fascinatingly told.

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones)

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones)

Lithops is a genus of succulent plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. Members of the genus are native to southern Africa. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek words λίθος (lithos), meaning “stone,” and ὄψ (ops), meaning “face,” referring to the stone-like appearance of the plants. They avoid being eaten by blending in with surrounding rocks and are often known as pebble plants or living stones. The formation of the name from the Greek “-ops” means that even a single plant is called a Lithops. — Wikipedia

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Growing Wild: Gardening as a sensory experience via Daily Hampshire Gazette

Growing Wild: Gardening as a sensory experience via Daily Hampshire Gazette
Gardening is in part so deeply satisfying because it has the ability to stoke all of the senses, but none more profoundly than our sense of smell. Fragrance in the garden has the power to unearth old memories and to etch new ones, to connect us deeply to our own cycles of life on earth. For me, the smell of wisteria instantly brings me back to the library parking lot of my childhood, and while I am happily rooted in the present, there is a thrill in being whisked instantly and briefly into the feeling of being a child. Right now the smell of paperwhites fills my home; forcing these bulbs indoors every winter is a ritual that I have been doing now since I was young. The gardens that I build now incorporate elements of all of the places I have passed through, and scent is one of the most elemental ways in which this connection is made.

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

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Azalea Flower In The Garden via Instagram

Azalea Flower In The Garden

Azalea Flower In The Garden via Instagram

A closeup view of one of the profusion of azalea blossoms this week.


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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 11

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 11

 

DON’T, if you wish to
please a friend who has
designed a very artistic garden,
remark: ‘How charmingly
rustic you have made it all.’

 

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Snowflakes (Leucojum) – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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Azalea – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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An amazing bloom from our azalea this year after our heavy December rains.

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