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Gardening: Tips for growing tropical and exotic fruit trees in Southern California via Orange County Register

The pleasure of hanging out with plant people is what you learn from them. Such people, and the plants they grow, are typically full of wonderful surprises. Just the other day, I met Ash Jahanbin, whose mission in life is to grow and to care for exotic fruit trees. To this end, he runs a […]

Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) – 50 in a series

Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) – 50 in a series Annual, bound, editions of each newsletter throughout the year. Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   FLOWERS IN HISTORY In all ages and among all nations there has always been an especial reverence paid […]

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ via Instagram

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ Praça de Carlos Alberto, Porto, Portugal A great moment to shop for some fresh produce and trinkets and kick back for a while.  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 […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Field, Garden And Flower Seeds : Annual Seed Catalog, The Bruns Seed Co.(1920) – 37 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A Personal Word It is a pleasure to hand you my 1920 seed catalog, and as many of my customers have made inquiries […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

Amaranth via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth  A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan “Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 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 […]

Green Bean Still Life via Instagram

What is your favorite vegetable? Leave a comment and share! Green Bean Still Life I’m always intrigued by the quality of vegetables-both as food and photographic subjects-at the Sherman Oaks farmers market. We try to visit weekly to pick up fresh veg for the house and enjoy a few moments outdoors. Over the years I’ve taken many photos […]