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Garden Decor: Wattle Edging and Fences

I’ve always loved the look of wattle fencing. It is a bit time consuming to build yourself, but it is an excellent way of using on-site materials to brighten yo your garden or homestead. All it takes are some sticks and time. — Douglas You’ll find more example of wattle fencing and edging — along […]

Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910) by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 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  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]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: The retir’d gard’ner by François Gentil,; Louis Liger (Reprint and translation, Original 1706) – 16 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  Historical Garden Books: […]

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden Only one of the many photos I took in this 250-year-old Garden which includes 2 original ginkgo biloba trees. via Instagram   Read more on this topic: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Rhododendron with raindrops, […]

Historical Garden Books: The Cottage Gardener – Collection of Weekly Newsletters (1849) – 15 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  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 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: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 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 […]

How a Tomato Paid Off This Man’s Mortgage from the Smithsonian Channel [Video] (1:19)

A short clip on the Mortgage Lifter Tomato A tomato, that’s right, a tomato, helped lift one family out of poverty during the hard times of the 1930s. From the Series: Garden Secrets: Victory Veggies  Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden…February 22, 2015: Birds, planting a new pomegranate tree and more! Video: […]

Historical Seed Catalogs: Barteldes Seed 1917 Wholesale Catalog – 4 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 […]