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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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: Henderson’s flowers for American gardens (1921) – 32 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson's flowers for American gardens (1921) - 32 in a series

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Probably no outdoor occupation gives so much pleasure as the cultivation of flowers from seed. Starting with the tiny grains of seed, placing them carefully in suitable soil, watching the conditions of air and moisture while the seeds are nidden below the ground, and the gradual unfolding of the tiny seedling, and later the miraculous development of leaf, stem and branch until finally the fully grown plant bursts into glorious flower; this is the pleasure awaiting one who grows flowers from seed.

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