Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!
Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society (LA/SMM)
October 13 & 14, 2018 – 10am – 3:00pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436

MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am -10am Saturday only

ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS*

We will have an expanded selection this year – with a focus on species that can survive in our hot and dry climate – there is a plant that can fill your garden’s needs. Many native plants can survive quite well with natural rainfall once they get established. Items for sale include perennial wildflowers, irises, mints, sages, berries, hummingbird and butterfly plants, shrubs, perennials, and trees. A diverse selection of wildflower seeds will be available for purchase. Also for sale are new and used natural history and native gardening books, activity books for children, field guides, and posters. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

During the sale, experienced CNPSers can assist you in selecting plants that are suitable for your garden! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the activities of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott (1903) – 8 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott  (1903) - 8 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott  (1903) - 8 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Flower seeds by Miss C.H. Lippincott  (1903) - 8 in a series

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January 1st, 1903.

IT IS with the greatest pleasure I send my little catalogue for A 1903 season to my friends and patrons. I wish to thank you all for the very successful season of 1902. The demand for my seeds obliged me to issue an extra edition of 38,000 catalogues last year, and I trust the coming season may require even a larger extra edition. I have done my best to make the 1903 catalogue better than that of any previous year, and trust that I have been fortunate enough to give just what my friends most want.

A review of my customers’ names reveals the pleasant fact that very many remain with me from year to year, giving me continued patronage, and this fact I take to be the highest compliment that could be paid any business, and the best incentive to renewed energy.

The universal cold, wet summer has made seed-growing rather up-hill work, in many instances causing seeds to rot in the ground and preventing germination entirely. Some, no doubt, are very much discouraged, but I earnestly hope not entirely so, and that they will try again, feeling assured that with more favorable weather they will surely reap rich results in beautiful blossoms. At the urgent request of many patrons, I have added a line of roses and vines to my business, which you will find in the copy of Floral Culture which goes with every cash order of seeds, or will be sent on application FREE. I receive a number of letters saying the writers failed to receive a catalogue for several years, to all of which I would reply, I mail a catalogue to all of my customers each year, to everyone who purchases seed, but many of these go astray in the mail. So to all who will drop a card asking for one, if theirs is late in appearing, I will send’ it with pleasure. I have received so many nice letters from kind friends. I wish it were possible to print and answer them all, but space is limited; so kindly remember that they are all read and fully appreciated, and I answer them as best I can in this general letter in my catalogue greeting. Thanking you all for past favors and hoping for the continuance of your patronage, I am, Very sincerely yours,

More information on this catalog:

Publication date 1903
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. : Miss C.H. Lippincott
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1903
 
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Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania [Video] (1:50)

Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania

In this episode:

October 2, 2018

Just a quick video to show you I am still getting into the garden on occasion. Work has kept me at the computer far more than outdoors of late, but with today’s rain forecast I thought it best to get these new acquisitions into their pots. There is one more set of purple and yellow mums to go into another pot which I hope to get done today.

Container Garden Update 45: Planting Mums and Gazania [Video] (1:50)

Music: “Loopster” by Kevin MacLeod under Creative Commons License

 
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Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) – 18 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (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 

Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) – 18 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) - 18 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) - 18 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) - 18 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: Around the year in the garden, a seasonable guide and reminder for work with vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and under glass (1917) by Rockwell, F. F. (Frederick Frye) - 18 in a Series

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FOREWORD

This book is designed for the busy man or woman whose spare time available for gardening is limited, and who, con- sequently, is interested in utilizing every hour to the best purpose. Seasonable and definite directions are given for the various tasks encountered in caring for the garden and grounds on the moderate sized place, where the services of a professional gardener are lacking. On the other hand, piece-meal and didactic directions, and “calendar garden- ing,” have been avoided. The dates mentioned in con- nection with the chapters are for the convenience of the reader, as indicating when the work described should be given attention, or can be done to the greatest advantage, — in most instances well in advance of the time for actually doing the work, so that plans may be made, varieties selected, materials obtained, and annoying delays avoided.

More information on this book:

Publication date 1917
Publisher New York, The Macmillan company
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Contributor usage rights See terms
Language English
 

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Roses and ruins via Instagram

Roses and ruins via Instagram

Roses and ruins

“Down a small alley,
Behind a palazzo,
around a corner,
near a cafe.” 
 

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 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

I love the artwork I find in these catalogs. They range from the austere to the fanciful to the comic — as with these Brownies plants and harvesting the flowers they selected. They stand alone as little artworks all by themselves.

Historical Seed Catalogs: Choice flower seeds (1898) – 7 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs:  Choice flower seeds (1898) - 7 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs:  Choice flower seeds (1898) - 7 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs:  Choice flower seeds (1898) - 7 in a series

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FOR THE STORY OF THE BROWNIES.

My 1898 Greeting! Cash Prizes

My artist (another woman) has given you, this year, three pictures of the Brownies, viz.: (1) the front cover page, (2) this page and (3) the back cover page, and into these pic- tures, in this order, she has woven a little story, in the right reading of which by my patrons I am very much interested. And so I offer the prizes following for the best interpretation of this story.

More information on this catalog:

Publication date 1898
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. : E.V. White
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1898
 
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Garden Decor: Wattle Edging and Fences

I’ve always loved the look of wattle fencing. It is a bit time consuming to build yourself, but it is an excellent way of using on-site materials to brighten yo your garden or homestead. All it takes are some sticks and time. — Douglas

Wattle Garden Edging

You’ll find more example of wattle fencing and edging — along with some instruction — over at Insteading.com

Wattle

Wattle Information from Wikipedia

Wattle is a lightweight construction material made by weaving thin branches (either whole, or more usually split) or slats between upright stakes to form a woven lattice. It has commonly been used to make fences and hurdles for enclosing ground or handling livestock. The wattle may be made as loose panels, slotted between timber framing to make infill panels, or it may be made in place to form the whole of a fence or wall. The technique goes back to Neolithic times.

It forms the substructure of wattle and daub, a composite building material used for making walls, in which wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world. This process is similar to modern lath and plaster, a common building material for wall and ceiling surfaces, in which a series of nailed wooden strips are covered with plaster smoothed into a flat surface. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique

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Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910) by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (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 

Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910)
by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 – 17 in a Series

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by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 - 17 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910)
by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 - 17 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: Wood and garden; notes and thoughts, practical and critical, of a working amateur (1910)
by Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932 - 17 in a Series

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PREFACE

From its simple nature, this book seems scarcely to need any prefatory remarks, with the exception only of certaui acknowledgments.

A portion of the contents (about one-third) appeared during the years 1896 and 1897 in the pages of the Guardian, as ” Notes from Garden and Woodland.” I am indebted to the courtesy of the editor and proprietors of that journal for permission to republish these notes.

The greater part of the photographs from which the illustrations have been prepared were done on my own ground — a space of some fifteen acres. Some of them, owing to my want of technical ability as a photographer, were very weak, and have only been rendered available by the skill of the reproducer, for whose careful work my thanks are due.

A small number of the photographs were done for reproduction in wood-engraving for Mr. Robinson’s Garden, Gardening Illustrated, and English Flower Garden. I have his kind permission to use the original plates.

I also owe my thanks to several friends, and especially to Canon EUacombe and the Rev. C. Wolley Dod, for the correction of a number of errors and inaccuracies in botanical nomenclature that appeared in the first and second editions.

G. J.

More information on this book:

Publication date 1910
Topics Gardening
Publisher London, New York, Longmans, Green
Digitizing sponsor The Library of Congress
Language English

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Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

Flowering Now: Cactus Flowers

We were greeted with these blooms after returning from our trip to Milan.

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 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: Leonard’s seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) – 6 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard's seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) - 6 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Leonard's seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) - 6 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Leonard's seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) - 6 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Leonard's seeds / Leonard Seed Company (1916) - 6 in a series

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LEONARD’S RETAIL CATALOGUE

WE RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:

1. That a larger vegetable diet instead of much meat possibly might be of bene- fit to your health and that of your family.

2. Tbat a diet of vegetables is more economical than a meat diet.

3. That the kitchen garden is the surest way of securing fresh vegetables, as the purchased vegetable is most frequently old and inferior.

4. That if you do not plant your yard and care for it, the weeds will grow and become ugly and offensive.

5. That you plant your vegetables in long rows instead of little beds and do without stooping, the work of six hoes with our wheeled garden cultivator.

6. That the work of making a garden is as healthful a physical exercise as golf and as mentally stimulating as chess, the work for ladies and gentlemen.

7. That no house can be complete in its setting without well-kept gardens, lawns and flowers.

8. That no place can possibly be mean that has about it gardens, lawns, and flowers grown from our vegetable, grass and flower seed.

9. THAT THE LEONARD SEED COMPANY ARE SEED GROWERS.

10. THAT THE LEONARD SEED COMPANY SELLS SEED IN BULK ONLY. SEED THAT IS FRESH AND TESTED. THEY DO NOT HANDLE OLD AND RETURNED, COMMISSION SEED.

11. THAT THE PRICE OF LEONARD SEED COMPANY’S BULK SEED IS AS REASONABLE AS GOOD SEED CAN BE SOLD.

12. That you buy at once before some varieties of seed, made scarce by the war and bad climatic conditions, be exhausted.

More information on this catalog:

Publication date 1916
Publisher Chicago, Ill. : Leonard Seed Company
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1916
 
 
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