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Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) – 40 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) – 40 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org TO OUR FRIENDS TO the old friends who have for years bought their seeds of us perhaps we can give no new message this year, except that we have added […]

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 […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson’s bulb-bargains (1907) – 39 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson’s bulb-bargains (1907) – 39 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT 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 library. Check it out!  Read more on this topic: Historical Seed Catalogs: […]

Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   THE LURE OF THE GARDEN INTRODUCTION IN spite of its material of green leaf and fragrant flower, a garden is the work of man. It requires human […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: The John A. Doyle Company (1899) – 38 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The John A. Doyle Company (1899) – 38 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Hardy Variegated Rose, ROGER LAMBELIN. One of the most remarkable Roses yet offered. The petals are irregular on the edges like a double Petunia; the color is glowing crimson throughout, except […]

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series

Historical Garden Books: My garden of dreams by Abram Linwood Urban – 48 in a series Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A GARDEN ENCLOSED In his “Song of Songs” Solomon sings of “a garden enclosed” Into such a garden Tennyson’s Maud was called by her lover. Andrew Marvel speaks […]

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 Garden Books: Wall and water gardens by Gertrude Jekyll (190?) – 47 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) – 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 […]

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 […]