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December 2019

Paper whites emerge after California spring rains via Instagram

Paper whites emerge after California spring rains Here in California, spring starts when the winter rains come. The moment they do my bulbs spring into action throwing up new growth. These paper whites are always the first to emerge and offer the promise of many white flowers in just a week or so. They are […]

New growth on old rose via Instagram

New growth on old rose A few weeks ago, I trimmed back all my roses, as they had gone completely dormant. This is important to do every year as it stimulates growth right as we get the majority of our rain each year. I was happy to see that all the roses are now throwing […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 14 in a series – How To Care For Cotyledon Tomentosa – Bear’s Paw via Succulents Box

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 14 in a series – How To Care For Cotyledon Tomentosa – Bear’s Paw via Succulents Box Cotyledon tomentosa, or also known as Bear’s paw, is one of the most adorable members in the succulents family. It has a peculiar thick, ovate fuzzy green leaves with prominent dark red toothed […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wood’s seeds Catalog (1919) – 47 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wood’s seeds Catalog (1919) – 47 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org WOOD’S SEEDS FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY THE YEAR 1919 celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of the founding of the business of T. W. WOOD & SONS. Started in 1879 by Mr. T. W. Wood, in a […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Lover’s Walk by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Dazzling Dahlias – 14 in a series – Lover’s Walk by Thomas Hawk via Flickr Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook * 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 daily reading Read […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 06

DON’T find a place in your garden for any plant because it has ‘a neat habit of growth,’ or because it bears a ‘ showy’ flower. 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 […]

Historical Garden Books – 58 in a series – Cassell’s popular gardening (1884) by David Taylor Fish

Historical Garden Books – 58 in a series – Cassell’s popular gardening (1884) by David Taylor Fish 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 […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria The Succulents Box web site offers up this collection of Echeveria and I thought it might provide you some inspiration for your collection. All of these look quite lovely. It is always nice to know that you don’t have to subscribe to services […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seeds bulbs plants (1920) by Emma V. White – 46 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   To Our Friends: Spring time will soon be upon us; so this, our 24th Annual Catalog, comes as a greeting to. many old friends — and a word […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 13 in a series – Dahlia in the Dust via Sofia Weström on WTSocial

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook An amazing photo of this dahlia. Typically I don’t like flash photos, but this one seems to make the flower shimmer and shine.  See Dahlia in the Dust on WT.Social * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]