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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 in a series
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Contains one full size packet each of Sweet Alyssum, Mignonette mixed, MorningGlory, Pansy mixed, Sweet Peas mixed, five packets with culture directions on each packet.
Contains twelve full-sized packets of choice flower seeds, handsomely illustrated in colors, with reliable cultural directions upon each packet, as follows: Aster, choice mixed; Balsam, mixed; Pinks, Chinese mixed; Four O’clocks, fine mixed; Petunia, choice mixed; Phlox, mixed; Poppy, finest mixed; Sweet Peas, large flowering mixed; Verbena, splendid mixed; Sweet Alyssum, Marigold, mixed
Contains twenty-five packets of choice flower seeds as follows: Pansy, large flowering mixed; Carnations, Pinks, mixed; ForgetMe-Not, Phlox, mixed; Sweet Alyssum, Verbena, choice mixed; Ageratum, fine mixed; Aster, mixed; Balsam, mixed; Calliopsis, mixed colors; Cosmos, choice mixed; Canterbury Bells, Cj’press Vine, mixed; Candytuft, fine mixed; Mignonette, Nasturtium, dwarf mixed; Petunia, choice mixed; Poppy, finest double mixed; Portulaco, mixed; Sweet Peas, mixed; Nasturtium, tall mixed; Zinnia, mixed; Four O’clocks, mixed; Stocks, mixed; Morning Glory, Mixed.
Forty packets of your own selection of Sweet Peas and Flower Seeds from this Catalogue by mail, postpaid, $1.30.
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