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Historical Garden Books – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920

Historical Garden Books – 57 in a series – The Garden magazine, April 1920 Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Table of Contents COVER DESIGN: THE EASTER LILY – Herbert Brown WELCOME IS SUCH SHADE AS THIS AND SUCH A VISTA AFTER THE GLARE OK FULL SUN ON A HOT DAY […]

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins

Historical Garden Books – 56 in a series – The rescue of an old place (c.1892) by Mary Caroline (Pike) Robbins Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org IN the very heart of old New England towns there may often be seen some dilapidated house falling into ruins, surrounded by half-dead fruit-trees […]

Historical Garden Books – 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904) by Sarah Warner Brooks

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series – A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   A GARDEN WITH HOUSE ATTACHED CHAPTER I ‘A Garden with House Attached’ WHEN, by an unlooked-for sequence of events, I became manager of “The Garden with […]

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell

Historical Garden Books:- 54 in a series – The book of town & window gardening (1903) by Frances Anne Bardswell Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org   Courage is wanted to write a book about Town-gardening. Is there such a thing ? Some would say ” No ; cats, fogs, and […]

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org PREFACE. This little book is written with a view of furnishing a […]

Historical Garden Books: Gardening don’ts by Marion Chappell (1913) – 52 in a series

Historical Garden Books: Gardening don’ts by Marion Chappell (1913) – 52 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: […]

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 […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 7 in a series – “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit.”

Photo: Shelby Miller “Unhealthy house plants are a vexation to the spirit. Often I am asked to prescribe for a sick fern, a diseased palm, a ragged, unhappy-looking begonia, or an unkempt geranium. As a rule, the poor things have been grievously maltreated by their too loving friends. Too much water, too much heat.” † […]

What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 6 in a series – “Then be ready for the planting…”

Photo by Karly Jones on Unsplash “First, in buying nursery stock buy of reliable firms; refuse substitutions, and insist upon healthy and perfect plants. Then be ready for the planting, which means that the conditions of the ground should be right. Too many people put the cart before the horse, and select their trees, for instance, before the […]

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 […]