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Douglas E. Welch

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 02

DON’T kill the birds that eat your fruit buds; you can buy fruit — but not the songs of birds in Spring.   N.B. — They eat insects too. 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 […]

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   Courage is wanted to write a book about Town-gardening. Is there such a thing ? Some would say ” No ; cats, fogs, and […]

White Roses via Instagram

White Roses Along my neighborhood walk. These while roses never fail to make a show a couple of times each year.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: Another Scene in the Cal Poly Pomona Rose […]

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June;O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. — Robert Burns  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Read more on this topic: A […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series – Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com) Spent an hour or so at the show on Saturday checking out all the great vendors and plants. * 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 […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Until the Boys Come Home WE AMERICANS are pledging ourselves to put forth high courage every new day, regardless of reverses, to live right all the time, which […]

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

  Read Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times * 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 more on this topic: 2012 Gift […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series – Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series -Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life Gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has always loved dahlias — even in the days before they gained their current huge popularity. Here are his tips on […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 01

DON’T, if you are not already the owner of a garden, neglect to become one as soon as possible ! Many are the joys — few the sorrows — that it brings. Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these […]

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org PREFACE. This little book is written with a view of furnishing a […]