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
House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens; Containing Over Four Hundred Illustrations Of Special Flower Types, Plans And Suggestions For Landscape Work, A Complete Gardener’s Calendar Of The Year’s Activities, Planting And Spraying Tables, And A Portfolio Of Beautiful Gardens In Varied Sections Of The United States And Foreign Countries
A Question — Is anyone interested in reading one of these historical books and then having an online discussion about it? Sort of like a book circle but with old books instead of new! What say ye, fellow gardeners? Let me know in the comments!
THE ROAD TO ARCADY
Any garden path is a road to Arcady. Set foot upon it. and inevitably the way leads out of this complex world into a lovelier kingdom where for towering structures you have the trees, for canyon streets the green hedge, for city noises the soothing of gentle winds and the music of birds and trickling water, for the city stench, the perfume of blossoms. Double blest is the man whose road to Arcady lies down a garden path where flowers crop up between the flagstones, where sweet alyssum and petunias spill over the roadway and giant asters salute him as he passes. So it is in the garden of L. H. Lapham at New Canaan, Conn. William B. Tubby was the architect
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