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September 2019

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A GARDEN ENCLOSED In his “Song of Songs” Solomon sings of “a garden enclosed” Into such a garden Tennyson’s Maud was called by her lover. Andrew Marvel speaks […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A Personal Word It is a pleasure to hand you my 1920 seed catalog, and as many of my customers have made inquiries […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 4 in a series – Dahlia ‘Happy Single Party’

  Botanical nameDahlia ‘Happy Single Party’ (Happy Single Series) Other namesDahlia ‘Party’, Dahlia ‘Happy Single Party’ , Dahlia ‘HS Party’ GenusDahlia Variety or Cultivar‘Happy Single Party’ _ ‘Happy Single Party’, part of the Happy Single Series, is a tuberous perennial with divided green foliage and yellow flowers with dark centres in summer and autumn. FoliageDeciduous […]

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal Just across from our room in Puerto, this florist shop always had a lovely outdoor display of succulents, too. They were shining in the sun this day, almost begging for a photograph.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

Historical Garden Books: Wall and water gardens by Gertrude Jekyll (190?) – 47 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Captivating Cactus: 3 in a series – Saguaro Cactus via cactus_collector on Instagram

          View this post on Instagram                   #cactuscollector #cactus #cactos #cacti #nature #green #naturelovers #kaktus #кактус #plant #design #cactusrepost #suculentas #cactus🌵 #cactusplanet #cactuslove #cactalicious #cactuslovers #sunset #succulent #photoday #picoftheday #instagram #instalike #beautiful #bestoftheday #instagood #cactusmania #cactusgram #cactusclub 📷 : @wesahs_ A post shared […]

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel via Instagram

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel Spotted these sycamores, or London plane trees, on my walk through the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal.  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 […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 8 in a series – “…go to the “plant doctor…”

Photo: Shelby Miller “House plants require judgment in handling, and if you find it too great a task to decide all these delicate questions, go to the “plant doctor,” the florist, or nurseryman, and get a prescription.” † Download and Read this for FREE at Archive.org The Garden Book of CaliforniaBelle Sumner Angler * A […]

Wisteria flowers along my walk via Instagram

Wisteria flowers along my walk Spotted these flowers while walking the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal  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 blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the… via Plant of the Day

Read Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville, Spain, Cestrum ‘Newellii’ (bastard jasmine) was flowering. This vigorous evergreen shrub can grow to 3m, with clusters of bright crimson, tubular flowers that can be followed by purple berries. This plant comes originally from Mexico and can withstand temperatures down […]