Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books – 74 in a series – The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Historical Garden Books - 74 in a series - The Cactaceae : descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family (1919) by Nathaniel Lord Britton, J. N. (Joseph Nelson) Rose, J. N. (Joseph Nelson)

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Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden via EcoWatch

I am in just such a situation — tons of old seeds lying about — and I think I am going to try this out. This type of lazy gardening is just about my speed. (LAUGH) — Douglas
 

Most gardeners accumulate a cornucopia of partially used seed packets. After all, who’s going to plant 500 lettuce seeds? After a few years, the germination rate drops significantly after the expiration date and you end up buying new packets. A “chaos garden” is the lazy person’s way to use up those old seeds that may or may not still be viable.

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Bee Counter Will Have You Up to Your Nectar In Hive Data via hack a day

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 30 in a series – The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus reveals how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for home gardeners. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus available and shows how they can make striking additions to your garden. Information includes advice on planting and care, tips for growing in containers, and details on identify and avoiding pests. Whether you want striking form, gorgeous flowers, or a low-maintenance plant for a spot that needs little or no supplementary water, you’ll find it in this friendly, informative, and eye-catching guide.

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25 Gardening Tips Every Gardener SHOULD KNOW! via Urban Organic Gardener

1. If it’s getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine.

2. Companion planting is an excellent way to improve your garden. Some plants replenish nutrients lost by another one, and some combinations effectively keep pests away.

DIY Two-Bin Composter via Grit

All serious gardeners acknowledge the undeniable benefits of compost, and most maintain their own compost-bin system. If you want to join their ranks, you’ll need a system that can handle a large volume of material and allow easy access to finished compost. Serious gardeners tend to have lots of material from plant clippings and weeds, but they also seek out compost fodder from outside sources. They grab extra coffee grounds from the local coffee shop, and happily accept bags of their neighbors’ leaves.

Having a multiple-bin system allows gardeners to move partially composted material from the first bin into the second before filling up the first bin again. This movement aerates the pile and speeds decomposition, something very important to gardeners who not only have a large amount of material to handle, but also clamor for the finished product to use in their gardens.

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Dazzling Dahlias – 22 in a series – The Dahlia Society of California

Dazzling Dahlias – 21 in a series – Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden By Naomi Slade and Georgianna Lane
 
Dazzling Dahlias - 22 in a series - The Dahlia Society of California

 

The Dahlia Society of California (DSC) is the San Francisco chapter of the American Dahlia Society. It was organized in 1917 under the laws of the California, two years after the American Dahlia Society was organized on May 10, 1915. DSC is a member of the Pacific Southwest Dahlia Conference, and an affiliate of the National Dahlia Society of England.

Dahlia is the official flower of the City of San Francisco.

DSC has been continuously publishing Bulletin/Newsletter for its members since its very inception. In the 20s, the Society published a very professional Bulletin worthy of its time. And, in this twentieth-first century, the DSC has continued this tradition with the monthly publication of the eNewsletter.

According to the masthead of the Bulletin in the 1920s, the goal of the Society is:
“It aims to unite ALL parties acceptable to one another without regard to sex, occupation or profession, who feel an interest in Dahlia culture, especially for its own sake; to issue bulletins or other literature pertaining to the Dahlia and its culture; to arrange exhibits of the flower; and to assist others in so doing; to work together in a spirit of helpfulness and co-operation; to the end that public taste may be stimulated, our homes made more attractive and beautiful, and that the glory of our state may be magnified”.

 





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Starting Your First Home Garden From Seed via The BGgarden Blog

 

In this post I share a few tips on starting your first home garden from seed.  You will find a video and images to get you going!

Starting Your First Home Garden From Seed

My sister in law sent me a photo of her shopping trip the other day.  The only problem is – she has no idea what she is doing!  In this video I share the image she sent me along with some growing tips from my personal experience growing from seed.

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Historical Seed Catalogs: A book for garden lovers: Schling’s seeds annual catalogue (1936) – 58 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: A book for garden lovers: Schling’s seeds annual catalogue (1932) – 58 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: A book for garden lovers: Schling's seeds annual catalogue (1932) - 58 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: A book for garden lovers: Schling's seeds annual catalogue (1932) - 58 in a series

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For Putting-Greens

Consists of only really fine-bladed grasses of a rich deep green color, including a liberal quantity of tne highest grade South German Bent. It is carefully compounded in proper proportion after our own formula and we assure greatest satisfaction. 10 lbs. $11. 25 lbs. $25. 100 lbs. $90.

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