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September 2018

Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Garden Decor: Wattle Edging and Fences

I’ve always loved the look of wattle fencing. It is a bit time consuming to build yourself, but it is an excellent way of using on-site materials to brighten yo your garden or homestead. All it takes are some sticks and time. — Douglas You’ll find more example of wattle fencing and edging — along […]

Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910) by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers We were greeted with these blooms after returning from our trip to Milan. See all my Flowering Now Posts  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to learn more about succulents? Check out these books for your local library and Amazon.com! ††† * A portion […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: The retir’d gard’ner by François Gentil,; Louis Liger (Reprint and translation, Original 1706) – 16 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden Only one of the many photos I took in this 250-year-old Garden which includes 2 original ginkgo biloba trees. via Instagram   Read more on this topic: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Rhododendron with raindrops, […]

How to Propagate Succulents via Gardening Gone Wild

Ever wondered how to propagate a certain succulent? For example, lithops (living stones)…is it possible to take cuttings from those thick, molar-shaped leaves? How about ruffled echeverias…can a solitary rosette be made to offset? And stacked crassulas…what do you do when stems are tightly lined with leaves?  Most succulents can be propagated vegetatively—via stem cuttings, pulling apart offsets, or rooting leaves. To the novice, of […]

Yellow Peppers at the Farmers Market via Instagram

Yellow Peppers at the Farmers Market Another trip to the Farmers Market this week and another batch of wonderful produce pictures.   and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Want to earn more about vegetable gardening? Check these books out at your local library or buy from Amazon! †  […]

Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]