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April 2020

Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK

A self-described artist and activist, Parker Higgins taught himself to code while working at the Electronic Frontier Foundation doing activism around free speech issues. “I’m most passionate about the way free speech issues intersect with questions of copyright and the public domain, and a sort of cultural commons,” said Higgins. With a background in information […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 26

DON’T give him a free hand with that weed- killer, or you may miss the many joys of the unexpected : the self-sown double daisy on the steps, the tiny fern grow- ing in a chink of the wall, and the self-invited pink anemone peeping out of your path between the bricks. Read and Download […]

Clytostoma callistegioides (Lavender Trumpet Vine) Flowers In The Garden via Instagram

Follow Me On Instagram! Clytostoma callistegioides (Lavender Trumpet Vine) Flowers In The Garden From my Instagram Feed * 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 topic: Garden Inventory: Clytostoma callistegioides Video: Clytostoma callistegioides […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Apartment into a Sustainable Garden via JSTOR Daily

Urban parks and gardens help city dwellers stay connected with nature. Then there is the growing trend of gardening within one’s living space—no matter how small. These urban gardens comprise their own unique ecosystems. More than just houseplants, if done right, these urban mini-gardens can be lush and green even inside the tiniest spaces—in courtyards, on […]

Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Find more books and magazine in the subject areas:  1919 […]

Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden via EcoWatch

I am in just such a situation — tons of old seeds lying about — and I think I am going to try this out. This type of lazy gardening is just about my speed. (LAUGH) — Douglas   Most gardeners accumulate a cornucopia of partially used seed packets. After all, who’s going to plant […]

Bee Counter Will Have You Up to Your Nectar In Hive Data via hack a day

Read Bee Counter Will Have You Up to Your Nectar In Hive Data via hack a day An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Noted: Build a Backyard Bee Hotel Video: Activity of local wild bee hive Noted: Great Design Plant: Ceanothus Pleases With Nectar and Fragrant Blooms from […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 30 in a series – The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus reveals how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for home gardeners. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden. Information includes advice […]

25 Gardening Tips Every Gardener SHOULD KNOW! via Urban Organic Gardener

1. If it’s getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine. 2. Companion planting is an excellent way to improve your garden. Some plants replenish nutrients […]

DIY Two-Bin Composter via Grit

All serious gardeners acknowledge the undeniable benefits of compost, and most maintain their own compost-bin system. If you want to join their ranks, you’ll need a system that can handle a large volume of material and allow easy access to finished compost. Serious gardeners tend to have lots of material from plant clippings and weeds, […]