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October 2019

Master Gardener: Protecting your home from wildfires and tips for winter gardening via Press Enterprise

  Here in Southern California, we joke about our four seasons: fire, flood, earthquake, and drought. In the fall, otherwise known as fire season, we have hot, dry weather punctuated by gusty winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour. These are perfect conditions for catastrophic wildfires to establish and spread. If you live in […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 9 in a series – World’s best dahlias : new creations and old friends / Peacock Dahlia Farms. (1918)

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 9 in a series – World’s best dahlias : new creations and old friends / Peacock Dahlia Farms. (1918) Dahlia, at last, occupies a position second to no other plant in our gardens, and it is exceedingly gratifying to us 4 J as it bears out our […]

Historical Garden Books: Gardening don’ts by Marion Chappell (1913) – 52 in a series

Historical Garden Books: Gardening don’ts by Marion Chappell (1913) – 52 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: […]

Captivating Cactus: 7 in a series – Echinopsis subdenudata / fall bloom via Cactus Guy

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook Visit Echinopsis subdenudata / fall bloom via Cactus Guy * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! Read more on this topic: New Facebook Page: Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents […]

To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work via Audubon

There’s a certain satisfaction in autumn chores. When the weather’s right, cleaning gutters, touching up paint, or splitting some firewood can feel less like manual labor and more like a rite of the season. But if you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. “Messy […]

MaliArts designs city-chic beehives to save solitary bees via Inhabitat

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on these lovely bee houses and waterers, but providing some respite for our native bees is a great idea. You might find some ideas here about houses you can build yourself or order one of these to add to your garden. – Douglas     We’re big […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flowers for springtime by Miss Mary E. Martin (1900) – 41 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flowers for springtime by Miss Mary E. Martin (1900) – 41 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   THE EDELWEISS.— THE ALPINE SNOWFLOWER . As white as snow- But lasts forever. No other flower in the whole universe— not even the rarest orchid has cost […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 8 in a series – Dahlia. Mary Altha Nims (American, 1817-1907) via Internet Archive

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dahlia. Mary Altha Nims (American, 1817-1907). Watercolor; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Richard Seymour Bayham 1934.135 * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! An interesting link found among my […]

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series Annual, bound, editions of each newsletter throughout the year. Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of […]

Captivating Cactus: 6 in a series – Choosing Succulents For Zone 9 – California, Florida And Arizona via Succulents Box

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook This is an amazing resource of cactus and succulent plants for Zone 9. The infographics lay out each selection with clear photos and names. I know I am going to keep this around for future succulent identification purposes. — Douglas ZONE 9Zone 9 is commonly known as a […]