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February 2020

Dazzling Dahlias – 21 in a series – Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden By Naomi Slade and Georgianna Lane

Dazzling Dahlias – 21 in a series – Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden By Naomi Slade and Georgianna Lane   Purchase at Bookshop.org     Fall blooms for an explosion of color in the garden. The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear […]

Wisteria announces the coming spring via Instagram

Wisteria announces the coming spring Our wisteria started sprouting new leaves just a few days ago, showing that spring is in full swing here in Southern California.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List See all my garden, flowers and nature […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 17

DON’T try to make a daffodil hedge. They look so miserable standing stiffly like soldiers ‘ at atten- tion,’ instead of scattered about in happy groups. 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 – 67 in a series – A-B-C of vegetable gardening by Eben Eugene Rexford

Historical Garden Books – 67 in a series – A-B-C of vegetable gardening by Eben Eugene Rexford Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   FOREWORD NOT everybody has a garden. Some deny themselves the pleasure and the profit of one because they have never had any experience in gardening, and have […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 23 in a series – Echeveria from Succulents Box

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 23 in a series – Echeveria from Succulents Box Echeveria is a family of rose-shaped succulents native to the semi-desert regions of Central America. Echeverias are one of the most popular succulents thanks to its charming rosettes with gorgeous water-storing leaves. Echeveria succulents come in a variety of beautiful colors and usually produce stunning flowers. They are super easy […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster’s mammoth packet & bulk seeds (1900) – 54 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster’s mammoth packet & bulk seeds (1900) – 54 in a series Read this entire catalog Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org TO THE TRADE: I am glad of this opportunity to present you with my “Wholesale List of High Grade Seeds* I realize fully that QUALITY COUNTS […]

The Breeze In The Trees – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

Part of a series from A Gardener’s Notebook In this episode: Blustery (and somewhat destructive) winds toss the pine trees in the garden. Help Support A Gardener’ Notebook! Buy Garden and flower photography products available from http://DouglasEWelch.com/shop   Consider a donation via PayPal to support more garden posts, podcasts and videos! Follow A Gardener’s Notebook on […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 20 in a series – Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Dazzling Dahlias – 20 in a series – Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens   Dahlia Garden Typical bloom time: June through October – Peak in August and September Dahlias were one of the first flowers that Gardens’ founder Ernest Schoefer planted. At the time they were located in what is now the Perennial Garden. […]

New gardens at the L.A. Zoo show us how we can help birds at home via The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Zoo bird curator Mike Maxcy believes small changes can have a huge effect — in the garden and in wildlife. “Habitat loss is the worst, but you can mitigate it,” he said. “During this time of year we have a mass migration of birds from the Pacific Flyway. It’s important to remember that […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 16

DON’T ‘buck’ about the size of your daffo- dils ; Nature and a bit of earth did it all ! 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 […]