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April 2020

Home School: See the microscopic wonders of herbs via National Geographic

Amateur Dutch scientist Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who lived in the late 1600s, was obsessed with the minute details of daily life Leeuwenhoek studied any living thing he could find in his Delft home, be it the stings of bees, the mouths of fleas, or even his own sperm. He had also pondered kitchen spices, including […]

6 Backyard Landscape Designs That Need Minimal Maintenance via Dwell

These no-fuss landscaping ideas yield gardens that practically take care of themselves. Creating an inviting outdoor space doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, backbreaking endeavor. Although there’s no such thing as a truly zero-maintenance landscape, it is possible to create a stylish backyard with minimal upkeep. Read on for six simple design ideas that can spruce up your backyard and […]

Spectacular Leaf Art Created from Golden Gingko Leaves via My Modern Met

Whether creating spiraling circles, a honeycomb, or a complex labyrinth, Hedrick carefully rakes the fallen leaves into intricate designs. She draws inspiration from environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy (whose visually striking nature art has also wowed us for years). With a background in landscape design and art, Hedrick sees her annual installations as a way to not only […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Hoveys’ illustrated guide and bulb catalogue for 1878 – 56 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Hoveys’ illustrated guide and bulb catalogue for 1878 – 56 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org TO CORRESPONDENTS. To meet the increasing taste for the culture of hardy bulbs, and the yearly increasing demand for this favorite class of flowers, we have largely increased our […]

A Humble Geranium via Instagram

Follow Me On Instagram! A Humble Geranium Our porch geranium provides a bit of color on a rainy day. 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: Hibiscus […]

Meet five inspirational women gardeners via National Trust

For centuries, women’s ambitions to forge green-fingered careers were an uphill struggle for recognition and acceptance in a male dominated world. Just a few generations ago, female head gardeners were a rarity, but now women are involved in all areas of horticulture and heritage gardening.Here we take a look behind the scenes at some of […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 23

DON’T grumble if the sun shines persistently for two or three months, but bless, praise, and enjoy the novel sensation ! 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! […]

Historical Garden Books – 71 in a series – Making a garden to bloom this year by Grace Tabor (1912)

Historical Garden Books – 71 in a series – Making a garden to bloom this year by Grace Tabor (1912) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org THE HOUSE & GARDEN MAKING BOOKS IT is the intention of the publishers to make this series of little volumes, of which Making a Garden […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 28 in a series – Flowering Echeveria On The Porch

Flowering Echeveria On The Porch My wife, @drrosannewelch has been tending a collection of orphaned succulents. This one rewarded us with a bloom. Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook 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 […]

Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) via Instagram

Follow Me On Instagram! Brunfelsia (Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow) Part of the nightshade family but oh so pretty. The colors of the flowers change over time. 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 […]