Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) – 44 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) - 44 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Maynard plum catalogue by Oregon Nursery Co (1904) - 44 in a series

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INTRODUCTION.

WE HAVE BEEN HONORED with a commission from Luther Burbank, of Santa Rosa, California, and have accepted the work of propagating for, and introducing to the Horticultural Public his grand new plum — Maynard, and appeal to all lovers of good fruits to help us in the introduction and dissemination of this his latest and greatest effort. Mr. Burbank 1 as done more than any other living man in the introduction of new and valuable varieties of fruits and flowers, and he is still working away, and no doubt will bring forth from nature’s store-house many more valuable varieties, that in turn will stimulate coming gener- ations to plant and care for trees and flowers that will increase the world’s wealth and add pleasure and happiness to the homes of millions of people yet unborn.

The Maynard Plum is sent out by Mr. Burbank with the assurance that it surpasses in quality and beauty of fruit any plum heretofore introduced. We bespeak for the Maynard, through the hearty co-operation of fruit-growers everywhere, such a sale as Mr. Burbank* s best efforts so richly deserve and merit. The many testimonials received by Mr. Burbank from eminent authorities throughout the country easily give the Maynard first place amongst the best varieties of plums.

We are introducing the Maynard under a contract that gives to Mr. Burbank a royalty on each tree sold, and all will concede that he has well earned by his long years of toil in the origination of new fruits and flowers all that will come to him in honor and money from the sale of this new plum.

OREGON NURSERY COMPANY, Lmt’d.

 



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Dazzling Dahlias – 11 in a series – How to overwinter your dahlia plants via Daily Herald

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When I first saw this question, I was kind of bummed. Most years I plant dahlias but this year I did not and I missed their bright colorful display in my garden. In the Midwest, we consider dahlias to be tender perennials, meaning they won’t survive our sometimes harsh cold winters if left outdoors.

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 03

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 03

DON’T talk much about
your garden when you
take friends round ; they come
to tell you about theirs.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series – Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

I live near The Huntingon and visit whenever I can. It is nice to see someone capture a bit of video to share with those who are geographically able to visit. — Douglas

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 10 in a series - Actual Heaven (Huntington Library) via SacredElements on TikTok

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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

Historical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner BrooksHistorical 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 BrooksHistorical Garden Books:- 55 in a series - A garden with house attached (1904 by Sarah Warner Brooks

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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 House Attached” (as an Important preliminary) along with “The Third Son” * I went over from Cambridge to take account of its possibilities. And here be it stated that from the time of his first trousers ” The Third Son ” had been my assistant gardener; and in all my horticultural enterprises, might still be counted in as ” aider and abettor.”

“Mother,” said this astute young person — on our return from this inspection — “It is a big job; but there is yet another week of my vacation. Let us make a beginning.”



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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 02

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 02

DON’T kill the birds that
eat your fruit buds; you
can buy fruit — but not the
songs of birds in Spring.

 

N.B. — They eat insects too.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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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

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

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Courage is wanted to write a book about Town-gardening. Is there such a thing ? Some would say ” No ; cats, fogs, and smuts forbid.” Yet how inseparable from London is the thought of flowers ! Can we picture the West End on a summer’s day without them ? The dust-laid, freshly sprinkled squares and streets, where behind half-drawn blinds there is the fragrance of many blossoms ; the bright harness of horses jangling as they champ the bit, a knot of flowers at every bridle ; flower-sellers with baskets at all convenient corners, and along the roadway carts of Palms and growing plants bending and waving in the wind ; every man one meets has got his button-hole, and every maiden wears her posy ; even the butcher-boy holds a bud between his thumb and finger, twirling it and smelling at it as he goes.

 



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White Roses via Instagram

White Roses

White Roses via Instagram

Along my neighborhood walk. These while roses never fail to make a show a couple of times each year.


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O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; via Instagram

O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. — Robert Burns

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series – Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 9 in a series - Cactus and Succulents Ready For Planting

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show & Sale 2017 (lacactus.com)

Spent an hour or so at the show on Saturday checking out all the great vendors and plants.



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