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What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 3 in a series – “…I wish to make a plea for a decorative plant too little used: the cactus.”

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas See more cactus pictures and posts on A Gardener’s Notebook ”And now I wish to make a plea for a decorative plant too little used: the cactus. In the first place the cacti are a very purely […]

Queen Of The Night Cactus (ca 1900) via Internet Archive

Queen Of The Night Cactus (ca 1900) via Internet Archive Beautiful historic image https://archive.org/details/queenofthenightcactus  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 available from […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: A few choice seeds and plants worthy of general culture (1898) – 31 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Historical Garden Books: Vick’s magazine (1908) – 43 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]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: Park’s floral guide (1906) – 30 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book via Instagram

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book One of the many excellent pieces of are I come across as I browse through historical garden books.  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 […]

Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) – 42 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) – 2 in a series – …more sustaining than the philosophies of any new thought.

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas Read this for FREE at Archive.org ”I believe from the bottom of my heart that there is no more powerful factor in the development of character than garden-making, just as I believe that flowers are potent to […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 1 in a series

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas Read this for FREE at Archive.org ”For the citybred man a half-hour of vigorous exercise in the garden in the morning will be better for health than dumb-bells, and the charm of the early day, the song […]

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 […]