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August 2019

Your First Garden: What You Need to Know Before You Plant Bulbs via Gardenista

I love garden bulbs and have planted over 150 here in my own garden. They bring me joy each Spring when I am rewarded with lovely flowers for little to no effort (after the initial planting). I have snowflakes, paperwhites, daffodils, and a few amaryllis that return year after year. Bulbs are a great idea […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891) – 34 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891) – 34 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org THE OREGON EVERBEARING STRAWBERRY. This new and valuable Strawberry is a chance seedling, and originated with Remillard & Normandin, Mt. […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 7 in a series – “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit.”

Photo: Shelby Miller “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit. Often I am asked to prescribe for a sick fern, a diseased palm, a ragged, unhappy-looking begonia, or an unkempt geranium. As a rule, the poor things have been grievously maltreated by their too loving friends. Too much water, too much heat.” † […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Dahlia guide. Nineteen-twenty / J.J. Broomall (1920) – 33 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 6 in a series – “Then be ready for the planting…”

Photo by Karly Jones on Unsplash “First, in buying nursery stock buy of reliable firms; refuse substitutions, and insist upon healthy and perfect plants. Then be ready for the planting, which means that the conditions of the ground should be right. Too many people put the cart before the horse, and select their trees, for instance, before the […]

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias via Midwest Living

A good, general interest story on Dahlias, their care, and propagation. — Douglas     Available in thousands (really) of variations, dahlias bloom well into fall—and with just a little post-frost work, can survive for an encore come spring.   Read How to Plant, Grow and Care for Dahlias via Midwest Living * A portion […]

Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale, Milano, Italy An apartment complex covered in trees and plants.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

Historical Garden Books: Landscape garden series by Ralph Rodney Root (1921) – 44 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 date, but you […]

In the garden 1 via TikTok

In the garden… #butterfly #gardenA Bugs Life (Theme Music)- Michael Wetherwax   Read more on this topic: Splurge on Spring with Monrovia At The Garden Centers – 3 in a series #GrowBeautifully #MonroviaPlants [Video] Noted: Growing backyard mushrooms, with Michael Judd via A Way to Garden Kale rising! In The Garden…November 14, 2016: Planting Brunfelsia [Video] (2:53) […]

Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops. More photos coming soon!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s […]