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What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 5 in a series – “…and a good, strong garden scissors and knife for cutting flowers.”

  Photo: Eco Warrior Princess “THE best hose, not a half-inch imitation, but a good rubber hose that will carry as large a stream as your water-pipe will yield, is one of the first “tools” to be secured for a California garden. As to “sprinklers” and “projectors,” two-thirds of them are useless, but in every hardware […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The […]

Amaranth via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth  A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan “Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not […]

Historical Garden Books: Treatise culture of the dahlia and cactus by E. Sayers (1839) – 44 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Leaf (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. The leaves are quite large and structural, making a dramatic […]

Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. I must admit the seed pods are quite structural and […]

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 […]

Golden Cosmos via Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Golden Cosmos Orto Botanico so Brera, Milano, Italia Another fine shot from my second visit to this garden. Highly recommended should you ever be in Milan.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]