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

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. For me, the smell of wisteria instantly brings me back to the library parking lot of my childhood, and while I am happily rooted in the present, there is a thrill in being whisked instantly and briefly into the feeling of being a child. Right now the smell of paperwhites fills my home; forcing these bulbs indoors every winter is a ritual that I have been doing now since I was young. The gardens that I build now incorporate elements of all of the places I have passed through, and scent is one of the most elemental ways in which this connection is made.

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) – 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds from Miss C.H. Lippincott (1898) - 50 in a series

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Azalea Flower In The Garden via Instagram

Azalea Flower In The Garden

Azalea Flower In The Garden via Instagram

A closeup view of one of the profusion of azalea blossoms this week.


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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 11

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 11

 

DON’T, if you wish to
please a friend who has
designed a very artistic garden,
remark: ‘How charmingly
rustic you have made it all.’

 

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Snowflakes (Leucojum) – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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Snowflakes (Leucojum) - A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener's Notebook

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Snowflakes (Leucojum) and acanthus in the garden #snowflakes #leucojum #garden #gardening #flowers #plants

♬ Nature – Boenox



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Snowflakes (Leucojum) rise in the garden against a background of acanthus. Snowdrops (Galanthus) don’t grow here in Southern California, so these are our replacement bulbs for springtime.

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Azalea – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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Amazing Azalea Bloom from A Gardener’s Notebook #flowers#garden#azalea#gardening #plants #nature

♬ Nature – Dimi L.

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An amazing bloom from our azalea this year after our heavy December rains.

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 17 in a series – Colorful Succulent by Douglas E. Welch

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White roses in the neighborhood via Instagram

White roses in the neighborhood

White roses in the neighborhood via Instagram

There is always something worth photographing in the neighborhood if you only take the time to see it.


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Historical Seed Catalogs: Arizona Seed & Floral Co. (1922) – 49 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Arizona Seed & Floral Co. (1922) – 49 in a series

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PLANT A GARDEN

Every family should have a garden — A garden is the sure way to reduce the high cost of living. It cuts your grocery bill in half. A garden gives you pleasant and healthful exercise, gives you the spirit of the great outdoors. It saves Doctor^s Bills. A well-planned garden will provide fresh vegetables for the table both winter and summer. It will save meat and wheat ; it means increased production both on the farms and in the shops. All these point to the fact that more seeds will be planted this Spring than ever before in the History of America. Thousands and thousands of families have been impressed with the economical value of a garden during the past few years. Once you know the value of a garden you will never be without an ample supply of fresh seasonable vegetables.


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