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Dreaming of Kale via Instagram

Follow Me On Instagram! Dreaming of Kale Using up all my old seeds, so crossing fingers that these germinate. I love this is soups and such. From my Instagram Feed * 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 […]

New gardens at the L.A. Zoo show us how we can help birds at home via The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Zoo bird curator Mike Maxcy believes small changes can have a huge effect — in the garden and in wildlife. “Habitat loss is the worst, but you can mitigate it,” he said. “During this time of year we have a mass migration of birds from the Pacific Flyway. It’s important to remember that […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 17 in a series – Pompon and Ball Dahlias to Grow via BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

All dahlias are flamboyant and gorgeous but there’s something extra special about pompon and ball dahlias, with their exquisite globe-shaped flowers. They are often seen at flower shows and gardening competitions and make beautiful cut flowers.  Pompon dahlias, as their name suggests, have pompon-like flowers – the petals curve inwards to create stunning, intricate blooms up to […]

Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee

Historical Garden Books – 62 in a series – The tree book by Inez N. McFee Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   FOREWORD In this little volume the author has brought together an interesting fund of information concerning the life history of the common species of American trees, and such […]

Growing Wild: Gardening as a sensory experience via Daily Hampshire Gazette

Gardening is in part so deeply satisfying because it has the ability to stoke all of the senses, but none more profoundly than our sense of smell. Fragrance in the garden has the power to unearth old memories and to etch new ones, to connect us deeply to our own cycles of life on earth. […]

Historical Garden Books – 61 in a series – The gardener’s text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857)

Historical Garden Books – 61 in a series – The gardener’s text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org INTRODUCTION A Kitchen Garden is, properly, a piece of ground devoted to the culture of esculent vegetables alone ; but, […]

How I use Coffee Grounds In The Garden | Bren Haas via Creative Living with Bren Haas

I use coffee grounds in my gardens, though usually as just green material for my compost bins along with all the other kitchen waste. It is good to see some other, direct, uses for coffee grounds. There is an 18 minute interview video as part of this article, too. — Douglas     Over the […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 12 in a series – Dahlia ‘Fur Elise’ via Longwood Gardens

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook The flowers of dahlia Fur Elise fit this color profile and have all the tropical warmth of a perfectly ripe mango. They are a classic, decorative dahlia shape and measure 3 to 4″ across — the ideal size for mixed arrangements. Combined with burgundy and purple it’s a definite wow.   * A […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald When I first saw this question, I was kind of bummed. Most years I plant dahlias but this year I did not and I missed their bright colorful display in my garden. In […]

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series Annual, bound, editions of each newsletter throughout the year. 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 […]