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Douglas E. Welch

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel via Instagram

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel Spotted these sycamores, or London plane trees, on my walk through the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 8 in a series – “…go to the “plant doctor…”

Photo: Shelby Miller “House plants require judgment in handling, and if you find it too great a task to decide all these delicate questions, go to the “plant doctor,” the florist, or nurseryman, and get a prescription.” † Download and Read this for FREE at Archive.org The Garden Book of CaliforniaBelle Sumner Angler * A […]

Wisteria flowers along my walk via Instagram

Wisteria flowers along my walk Spotted these flowers while walking the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the… via Plant of the Day

Read Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville, Spain, Cestrum ‘Newellii’ (bastard jasmine) was flowering. This vigorous evergreen shrub can grow to 3m, with clusters of bright crimson, tubular flowers that can be followed by purple berries. This plant comes originally from Mexico and can withstand temperatures down […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Illustrated catalogue : Spring of 1894 by Pittsburgh Nurseries (1894) – 36 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Illustrated catalogue : Spring of 1894 by Pittsburgh Nurseries (1894) – 36 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   Important Notice Since the issue of our last Spring Catalogue we have sustained a severe loss in the death of our Mr.. Alexander Murdoch, who departed […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 3 in a series – Dahlia ‘Tahoma Lady’

  More Information Dahlia ‘Tahoma Lady’ on The National Gardening  Association * 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: Dazzling Dahlias – 1 in a […]

Historical Garden Books: A dissertation on oriental gardening by Sir William Chambers (1773) – 46 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Captivating Cactus: Time to plant (cactus) via Botanical Bright on TicTok [Video]

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook Read more on this topic: Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society […]

Announcing Our New Guide to Garden Shed Design via Gardenista

A garden shed should be a sanctuary. Your safe space. At its most modest, a shed is the little building in the backyard, preferably covered with vines, where you can slip off on your own to hang your hat on a hook, re-pot an overgrown scented geranium, and organize all your sharp-edged tools. Read Announcing […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Money growers manual by Johnson & Stokes; (1892) – 35 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Money growers manual by Johnson & Stokes; (1892) – 35 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org HERE are reasons why sensible people should buy their seeds of JOHNSON & Stokes. More than one hundred thousand such people have found by experience what these reasons are […]