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November 2019

Dazzling Dahlias – 12 in a series – Dahlia ‘Fur Elise’ via Longwood Gardens

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook The flowers of dahlia Fur Elise fit this color profile and have all the tropical warmth of a perfectly ripe mango. They are a classic, decorative dahlia shape and measure 3 to 4″ across — the ideal size for mixed arrangements. Combined with burgundy and purple it’s a definite wow.   * A […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1916 seed catalog by Mills Seed Company (1916) – 45 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1916 seed catalog by Mills Seed Company (1916) – 45 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org OUR GREETING- TO YOU THIS SEASON OF 1916 brings within your reach the largest and finest assortment that we have ever offered in things that grow for people’s nse. […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 04

DON’T, when invited to inspect a friend’s horticultural efforts, enlarge the whole time on the beauties of someone else’s garden that they have never seen. Read and Download the entire book 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 […]

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org IN the very heart of old New England towns there may often be seen some dilapidated house falling into ruins, surrounded by half-dead fruit-trees […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 11 in a series – Opuntia Transplant In My Garden

Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia) A couple of years ago I was able to take several paddles from a neighbor’s prickly Pear cactus. All five of these petals have grown into healthy, new, large plants. Now I am taking the time to transplant them into the garden from the pots where they had been growing. Two of […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   INTRODUCTION. WE HAVE BEEN HONORED with a commission from Luther Burbank, of Santa Rosa, California, and have accepted the work of propagating for, and introducing to the Horticultural […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald When I first saw this question, I was kind of bummed. Most years I plant dahlias but this year I did not and I missed their bright colorful display in my garden. In […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 03

DON’T talk much about your garden when you take friends round ; they come to tell you about theirs. Read and Download the entire book 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 […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series – Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

I live near The Huntingon and visit whenever I can. It is nice to see someone capture a bit of video to share with those who are geographically able to visit. — Douglas Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) #succulent #cactus #nature #grow #inspired #tiktokpartner * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Historical Garden Books – 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904) by Sarah Warner Brooks

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A GARDEN WITH HOUSE ATTACHED CHAPTER I ‘A Garden with House Attached’ WHEN, by an unlooked-for sequence of events, I became manager of “The Garden with […]