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January 2020

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 13

DON’T, if your neighbour prides himself on the beauty of the garden he has made, tell him that the fine trees he found there when he came constitute its chiefbeauty! 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 […]

Historical Garden Books – 63 in a series – A Treatise on the Culture of the Apple & Pear: And on the Manufacture of Cider & Perry (1801) by Thomas Andrew Knight

Historical Garden Books – 63 in a series – A Treatise on the Culture of the Apple & Pear: And on the Manufacture of Cider & Perry (1801) by Thomas Andrew Knight Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 19 in a series – 15 of the Best Types of Cactus You Can Grow at Home via Country Living

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 19 in a series – 15 of the Best Types of Cactus You Can Grow at Home via Country Living If you’ve been feeling the call to make like Joanna Gaines and embrace your inner “crazy plant lady,” an indoor cactus or succulent garden is a great place to start. Did you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Illustrated and descriptive seed catalogue and price list by E.J. Bowen (1901) – 51 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Illustrated and descriptive seed catalogue and price list by E.J. Bowen (1901) – 51 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 […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 17 in a series – Pompon and Ball Dahlias to Grow via BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

All dahlias are flamboyant and gorgeous but there’s something extra special about pompon and ball dahlias, with their exquisite globe-shaped flowers. They are often seen at flower shows and gardening competitions and make beautiful cut flowers.  Pompon dahlias, as their name suggests, have pompon-like flowers – the petals curve inwards to create stunning, intricate blooms up to […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 12

DON’T, when you are being shown a garden more celebrated for its pic- turesqueness than for the spotless tidiness of its borders, fix your eye on a flourishing nettle, and ask your friend how many gardeners she keeps ! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee

Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   FOREWORD In this little volume the author has brought together an interesting fund of information concerning the life history of the common species of American trees, and such […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones)

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 18 in a series – Lithops (Living Stones) Lithops is a genus of succulent plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. Members of the genus are native to southern Africa. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek words λίθος (lithos), meaning “stone,” and ὄψ (ops), meaning “face,” referring to the stone-like appearance of the plants. They avoid being […]

Growing Wild: Gardening as a sensory experience via Daily Hampshire Gazette

Gardening is in part so deeply satisfying because it has the ability to stoke all of the senses, but none more profoundly than our sense of smell. Fragrance in the garden has the power to unearth old memories and to etch new ones, to connect us deeply to our own cycles of life on earth. […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 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 […]