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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 […]

Historical Garden Books: Detail des nouveaux jardins à la mode by Georges-Louis Le Rouge, Sir William Chambers (1776) – 45 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891) – 34 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891) – 34 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org THE OREGON EVERBEARING STRAWBERRY. This new and valuable Strawberry is a chance seedling, and originated with Remillard & Normandin, Mt. […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 7 in a series – “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit.”

Photo: Shelby Miller “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit. Often I am asked to prescribe for a sick fern, a diseased palm, a ragged, unhappy-looking begonia, or an unkempt geranium. As a rule, the poor things have been grievously maltreated by their too loving friends. Too much water, too much heat.” † […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Dahlia guide. Nineteen-twenty / J.J. Broomall (1920) – 33 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 6 in a series – “Then be ready for the planting…”

Photo by Karly Jones on Unsplash “First, in buying nursery stock buy of reliable firms; refuse substitutions, and insist upon healthy and perfect plants. Then be ready for the planting, which means that the conditions of the ground should be right. Too many people put the cart before the horse, and select their trees, for instance, before the […]

Historical Garden Books: Landscape garden series by Ralph Rodney Root (1921) – 44 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 […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 5 in a series – “…and a good, strong garden scissors and knife for cutting flowers.”

  Photo: Eco Warrior Princess “THE best hose, not a half-inch imitation, but a good rubber hose that will carry as large a stream as your water-pipe will yield, is one of the first “tools” to be secured for a California garden. As to “sprinklers” and “projectors,” two-thirds of them are useless, but in every hardware […]

Historical Garden Books: Treatise culture of the dahlia and cactus by E. Sayers (1839) – 44 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 […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 4 in a series – “…the son of a poor country clergyman who had a small flower garden…”

By Alexander Roslin – Nationalmuseum, Public Domain “Linnaeus, the renowned Swedish botanist, was the son of a poor country clergyman who had a small flower garden in which he cultivated all the flowers which he could procure and his means would permit. From the earliest childhood of the son, he was taught to love and […]