Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick’s Sons (1904) – 24 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick’s Sons (1904) – 24 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick's Sons - 24 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick's Sons - 24 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick's Sons - 24 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Autumn catalogue of bulbs and plants by James Vick's Sons - 24 in a series

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Planting In masses All these bulbs present a fine show of their flowers when planted over consid- erable spaces, or in masses, as it is termed, and either with each color by itself or in mixture. For those who wish to have beds of Tulips and Hyacinths in colors we offer at most reasonable prices the bulbs assorted in colors, and with these one can make a fine show at little expense. Collections of Tulips and Hyacinths are so offered. No more brilliant and effective display of Tulips can be made than by the use of the single early varieties in mixed colors. We cannot too strongly urge their use in this manner.

 
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Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado via My Instagram

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Pansies on the street, Denver, Colorado

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Spotted in a flower box on Larimer Street 

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona 2 via My Instagram

The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. More come!


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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

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Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona

Japanese Garden, Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

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Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

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Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado

Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women's History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. 
This poppy is much like those that would have been found in the house’s garden back at the turn of the previous century. 

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Green Bean Still Life via Instagram

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Green Bean Still Life

Green Bean Still Life

I’m always intrigued by the quality of vegetables-both as food and photographic subjects-at the Sherman Oaks farmers market. 
We try to visit weekly to pick up fresh veg for the house and enjoy a few moments outdoors. 
Over the years I’ve taken many photos which I’ve later used as posters and other products for sale via my Redbubble account. Nothing shines out more than a great beautiful looking picture of great beautiful tasting food.

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Rhododendrons On Full Flower via My Instagram

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These rhodies — and several others — were in full flower in my sister’s Ohio garden when I visited in May. Quite an exuberant show. 

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The garden was in nearly full bloom and this is just one of the many paths to be walked. 

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Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram

A lovely specimen from my sister’s Ohio garden. So wish we could grow these here in the San Fernando Valley. 

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