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Douglas E. Welch

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. […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 04

DON’T, when invited to inspect a friend’s horticultural efforts, enlarge the whole time on the beauties of someone else’s garden that they have never seen. 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 […]

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org IN the very heart of old New England towns there may often be seen some dilapidated house falling into ruins, surrounded by half-dead fruit-trees […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 11 in a series – Opuntia Transplant In My Garden

Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia) A couple of years ago I was able to take several paddles from a neighbor’s prickly Pear cactus. All five of these petals have grown into healthy, new, large plants. Now I am taking the time to transplant them into the garden from the pots where they had been growing. Two of […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   INTRODUCTION. WE HAVE BEEN HONORED with a commission from Luther Burbank, of Santa Rosa, California, and have accepted the work of propagating for, and introducing to the Horticultural […]