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December 2019

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 15 in a series – Opuntia microdasys albata via Succulents and Sunshine

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 15 in a series – Opuntia microdasys albata via Succulents and Sunshine This paddle cactus is a favorite among indoor and outdoor succulent growers. The green pads of this cacti form shrubs. The pads are not covered in spines, but white or yellow aureoles that look like tufts of cotton. […]

Historical Garden Books – 60 in a series – Gardening for health and recreation; a booklet of information about gardening for busy men and women by American Fork & Hoe Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Historical Garden Books – 60 in a series – Gardening for health and recreation; a booklet of information about gardening for busy men and women by American Fork & Hoe Company, Cleveland, Ohio Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org THE advantages of gardening as a source of health, recreation and profit […]

How I use Coffee Grounds In The Garden | Bren Haas via Creative Living with Bren Haas

I use coffee grounds in my gardens, though usually as just green material for my compost bins along with all the other kitchen waste. It is good to see some other, direct, uses for coffee grounds. There is an 18 minute interview video as part of this article, too. — Douglas     Over the […]

NEW DESIGN – Paperwhites 2019 on Totes, Coasters, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

NEW DESIGN – Paperwhites 2019 on Totes, Coasters, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Includes throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more! This year’s paper whites have already flowered due to our Winter rains and I always make a point of photographing the first set to bloom. […]

First Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus ) 2019 via Instagram

First Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus ) 2019 The first blooms have shown their cheery face for the season.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Photos: First Paperwhites 2013 (Narcissus papyraceus) Flowering Now: Daffodils 2019 via Instagram […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 08

DON’T say to those who come to see your garden: ‘Ah, you should have been here last week; I have never seen such a blaze of colour. Now, of course, everything is over ;’ or (knowing they are just going abroad), ‘If you could only come in a fort- night’s time, I should really have […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Ferguson Seed Farms breed and grow pedigreed field seeds (1917) – 48 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Ferguson Seed Farms breed and grow pedigreed field seeds (1917) – 48 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   Doing The WorkInvestigation 1. Finding out the best varieties by actually testing them in our trial grounds, watching the reports of the Ex- periment Stations and […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Dahlia via Michelle on Flickr

Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Dahlia via Michelle on Flickr I bought a bunch of red and pink, red and white dahlias at the market yesterday. They are so stunning, they almost don’t look real! Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** […]

Historical Garden Books – 59 in a series – The young gardener’s assistant (1835) by Thomas Bridgeman

Historical Garden Books – 59 in a series – The young gardener’s assistant (1835) by Thomas Bridgeman Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org The object of this little work is to enable our respectable seedsmen, while they are furnishing a catalogue of seeds for the use of the Kitchen and Flower […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 07

DON’T be too tidy destroy the weeds but let the flowers riot a bit. Who can be more untidy than Dame Nature ? 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 […]