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Book: The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello (and photos from our 1994 visit)

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello I was doing some research for my wife’s next book today and came across this book as a source. While I had only planned on mining it for the information I needed, I found myself reading entire sections. It is an amazing history of the agricultural side of […]

Noted: 10 Great US Gardens via Gardening Journal on Flipboard

10 Great US Gardens via Discovered via Flipboard Gardening Journal Link: 110 Great US Gardens via Discovered via Flipboard Gardening Journal Read more on this topic: Read A Gardener’s Notebook on Flipboard Moleskine Gardening Journal – Want, not need (SMILE) Noted: The Simple Secret to Gardening Success via Houzz A Garden Journal from A Gardener’s Notebook Noted: A Secret […]

Garden History: A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, courtesy, California Historical Society, CHS2014.1796. Repository: California Historical Society Date: Undated General note: Published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Calif. Format: Postcard Digital object ID: CHS2014.1796 Preferred citation: A glimpse of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, courtesy, California Historical Society, […]

Garden Books: America’s Romance with the English Garden by Thomas J. Mickey — a new series from A Gardener’s Notebook

Today starts a new weekly series here on A Gardener’s Notebook — Garden Books. Each week I will highlight a new book or publication that might interest you. If you have suggestions for books I should highlight, please send them along. While most of these posts will simply be introductions to new books, I will […]

Historical Book: The amateur gardener’s calendar by Mrs. Loudon, 1871

I was introduced to this book via a post on Google+ by Eugbug’s DIY Den and immediately searched to see if it was available online. A quick Google search turned up this edition, in an amazing number of formats including web-based, Kindle, EPUB, and Plain Text. A quick download and copy put it on my Kindle […]

Fall arrives with the Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere

As of 10:28EDT yesterday, August 22, 2014, Fall has officially arrives here in Los Angeles. Of course, our temperatures and lack of rain almost make a mockery of this seasonal arrival, but it is a process to note. if only to mark our progress from one season to the next. Los Angeles has 4 seasons, […]

Noted: 13 Vintage Photos of Combines via Modern Farmer

13 Vintage Photos of Combines via Modern Farmer Combines have been saving the day for farmers since the mid- 1800’s. Even before the advent of those modern-day automated versions of this machine, combines pulled by a fleet of horses were sent to the fields to help make the harvest quite a bit more efficient. Named […]

Noted: The enigma of (Fredrick Law) Olmsted via Garden Rant

The enigma of (Fredrick Law) Olmsted via Garden Rant Home tomorrow night? You can catch the newest documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted on PBS. Entitled Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, this is a basic overview of the seminal landscape architect’s career, starting with Central Park and ending with his final projects in Massachusetts and North […]

Link Focus: Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog

Book Review: The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto from The Patient Gardener’s Weblog The best book reviews give us a clear indication why we should read a book, its pros, its cons, its faults and its triumphs. Even more, it should entice us to read the book on our own, unsatisfied with the small […]

Gift Guide 2013: Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

  Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History Who would have thought that plants could be so important to world history, but from the rubber plant to the quinine to drugs and treatments yet to be discovered, plants have helped human survive and thrive throughout history. From Amazon.com… “Fifty Plants that Changed the Course […]