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Douglas E. Welch

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 06

DON’T find a place in your garden for any plant because it has ‘a neat habit of growth,’ or because it bears a ‘ showy’ flower. 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 – 58 in a series – Cassell’s popular gardening (1884) by David Taylor Fish

Historical Garden Books – 58 in a series – Cassell’s popular gardening (1884) by David Taylor Fish 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 […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 13 in a series – 4 Echeveria The Succulents Box web site offers up this collection of Echeveria and I thought it might provide you some inspiration for your collection. All of these look quite lovely. It is always nice to know that you don’t have to subscribe to services […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seeds bulbs plants (1920) by Emma V. White – 46 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1916 seed catalog by Mills Seed Company (1916) – 45 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   To Our Friends: Spring time will soon be upon us; so this, our 24th Annual Catalog, comes as a greeting to. many old friends — and a word […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 13 in a series – Dahlia in the Dust via Sofia Weström on WTSocial

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook An amazing photo of this dahlia. Typically I don’t like flash photos, but this one seems to make the flower shimmer and shine.  See Dahlia in the Dust on WT.Social * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 05

DON’T forget that in the world of flowers, the un-rehearsed effect is often the most attractive, and the un- invited guest sometimes as welcome as her more formal sisters. 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 – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920

Historical Garden Books – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920 Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Table of Contents COVER DESIGN: THE EASTER LILY – Herbert Brown WELCOME IS SUCH SHADE AS THIS AND SUCH A VISTA AFTER THE GLARE OK FULL SUN ON A HOT DAY […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 12 in a series – Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis Flower Yellow Hedgehog Echinopsis flowerProbably this cultivar, Echinopsis cv. Yellow California: Great time to visit the Cactus garden. Lots in bloom now, lots of buds for more soon! Via Peter D. Tillman on Flickr Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 12 in a series – Dahlia ‘Fur Elise’ via Longwood Gardens

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook The flowers of dahlia Fur Elise fit this color profile and have all the tropical warmth of a perfectly ripe mango. They are a classic, decorative dahlia shape and measure 3 to 4″ across — the ideal size for mixed arrangements. Combined with burgundy and purple it’s a definite wow.   * A […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1916 seed catalog by Mills Seed Company (1916) – 45 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: 1916 seed catalog by Mills Seed Company (1916) – 45 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org OUR GREETING- TO YOU THIS SEASON OF 1916 brings within your reach the largest and finest assortment that we have ever offered in things that grow for people’s nse. […]