From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 03

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 03

DON’T talk much about
your garden when you
take friends round ; they come
to tell you about theirs.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series – Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

I live near The Huntingon and visit whenever I can. It is nice to see someone capture a bit of video to share with those who are geographically able to visit. — Douglas

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series - Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) #succulent #cactus #nature #grow #inspired #tiktokpartner



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

Historical Garden Books – 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904) by Sarah Warner Brooks

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner BrooksHistorical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner BrooksHistorical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks

Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org

 

A GARDEN WITH HOUSE ATTACHED

CHAPTER I

‘A Garden with House Attached’

WHEN, by an unlooked-for sequence of events, I became manager of “The Garden with House Attached” (as an Important preliminary) along with “The Third Son” * I went over from Cambridge to take account of its possibilities. And here be it stated that from the time of his first trousers ” The Third Son ” had been my assistant gardener; and in all my horticultural enterprises, might still be counted in as ” aider and abettor.”

“Mother,” said this astute young person — on our return from this inspection — “It is a big job; but there is yet another week of my vacation. Let us make a beginning.”



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 02

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 02

DON’T kill the birds that
eat your fruit buds; you
can buy fruit — but not the
songs of birds in Spring.

 

N.B. — They eat insects too.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series - The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne BardswellHistorical Garden Books:- 54 in a series - The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series - The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne BardswellHistorical Garden Books:- 54 in a series - The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org

 

Courage is wanted to write a book about Town-gardening. Is there such a thing ? Some would say ” No ; cats, fogs, and smuts forbid.” Yet how inseparable from London is the thought of flowers ! Can we picture the West End on a summer’s day without them ? The dust-laid, freshly sprinkled squares and streets, where behind half-drawn blinds there is the fragrance of many blossoms ; the bright harness of horses jangling as they champ the bit, a knot of flowers at every bridle ; flower-sellers with baskets at all convenient corners, and along the roadway carts of Palms and growing plants bending and waving in the wind ; every man one meets has got his button-hole, and every maiden wears her posy ; even the butcher-boy holds a bud between his thumb and finger, twirling it and smelling at it as he goes.

 



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

White Roses via Instagram

White Roses

White Roses via Instagram

Along my neighborhood walk. These while roses never fail to make a show a couple of times each year.


Don’t miss a single post!

Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. — Robert Burns

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram


Don’t miss a single post!

Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series – Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series - Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com)

Spent an hour or so at the show on Saturday checking out all the great vendors and plants.



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a series

Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org

Until the Boys Come Home

WE AMERICANS are pledging ourselves to put forth high courage every new day, regardless of reverses, to live right all the time, which means keeping splendidly efficient, — in short, to do cur individual jobs well, regardless of difficulties. All this that we may be better men, that the Boys over the Blue Water may never question the support of the Homeland, and that Morning may not be long in coming.

You are, to a greater or less extent, connected with the production of food. Your limitations in this great work are only bounded by your equipment and your desire. (Even the shortage of workers is only changing the kind of production — never the volume. ) The matter of the size of your operation isn’t vital — it is all fine, the intensive garden rows and the extensive farm acres. It is the great whole that counts, the magnificent national spirit that is sweeping America, that Everyone will help win the war.

In a quiet, unassuming way our company has furnished seed for a million Allied Acres. Perhaps yours are among them; if so, we greet you as an old friend, hoping all goes well. Perhaps we welcome you for the first time to the friends of Windermoor ; if so, we stand at your service. To one and all we extend midsummer greetings as one American to another — sharing with you a quiet determination to play the game even to The Last Long Mile.

STOKES SEED FARMS CO. Bp FRANCIS C. STOKES,

President and General Manager



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! 

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times
 
Read Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times



* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!


An interesting link found among my daily reading