Historical Garden Books – 106 in a series – My Handkerchief Garden. Size, 25 x 60 (1889) feet by Charles Barnard

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CHAPTER I. HOW IT BEGAN

ALONG the edge of the Sound, from Stamford to New York, we had looked everywhere in the hope that we might find a small house, a little garden, and a low rent. These things seldom grow together. Houses with no land-, land enough with big houses, and both land and houses in plenty at high rents. At last it was found ; a six-room house with a mere handkerchief of a garden, measuring about one-thirtieth of an acre, or about as big as a city back yard. The soil was a wet, heavy clay, full of stones, and shaded by a number of tall trees growing on the next lot. In March, 1887, we moved to the place, and on the twenty-first we paid twenty-five cents for one paper of Boston Market Lettuce seed. So it was the scrap of a garden began, and thereon does hang the more or less learned remarks that make this book.- There are people so constituted that they cannot see anything remarkable in a paper of seeds. A seed is potential wealth — bran new wealth that does not exist, but waits the partnership of nature and the gardener. Seeds are about the cheapest thing in the world. At wholesale a cent will buy a hundred seeds of lettuce. An acre of ground, if managed by a man who knows his trade, will produce in one sea- son 40,000 heads of lettuce. New York will calmly eat every head at three cents each and cry for more. You would probably pay at the store five cents a head or $2,000 for the lot.

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Publication date 1889
Topics Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog]
Publisher New York, E. H. Libby
Collection library_of_congressbiodiversityfedlink
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Contributor The Library of Congress
Language English

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

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Vintage Botanical Prints – 24 in a series – Flower arrangement from Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1794)

Vintage Botanical Prints – 24 in a series – Flower arrangement from Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1794)

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Historical Seed Catalogs – 88 in a series – Burpees Annual (1921)

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Publication date 1921
Topics Nursery stockPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaCatalogsVegetables Seeds CatalogsFlowers Seeds Catalogs
Publisher Philadelphia, Pa. : W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Collection usda-nurseryandseedcatalogusdanationalagriculturallibrarybiodiversityfedlinkamericana
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1921

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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 27 in a series

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From the book, Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle (1914). Works Illustrated By Charles Robinson . There are many lovely pieces of art in this book and I will be sharing them over the next several weeks. You can download the entire book from the Internet Archive.

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Historical Garden Books – 105 in a series – A guide to the orchard and kitchen garden (1831) by George Lindley

Historical Garden Books – 105 in a series – A guide to the orchard and kitchen garden (1831) by George Lindley

Historical Garden Books - 105 in a series - A guide to the orchard and kitchen garden (1831) by George Lindley

Historical Garden Books - 105 in a series - A guide to the orchard and kitchen garden (1831) by George Lindley

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PREFACE BY THE EDITOR.

The Author of the following work has been occupied, at intervals, during nearly forty years, in preparing for the press materials for a complete account of the fruit trees and vegetables cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain. The result of these enquiries is now presented to the reader, in a form which, it is thought, is so condensed as to comprehend the greatest quantity of information in the smallest compass, and which at the same time is sufficiently diffiise to render it possible for the reader to acquire as much knowledge as is either important or indispensable in regard to any particular variety. Those points which are so peculiarly interesting to all Gardeners, such as the kind of stock upon which a given variety will succeed better than upon another, — the comparative value of each kind of fruit, — . the aspects that it requires, — the different names under which it is known in England or elsewhere, — the books in which a faithful figure may be found, — the purposes for which it is best adapted, — the seasons when it is in the greatest perfection, — and topics of a similar kind, have been in all cases treated with especial care. This there are few men more competent to do well than Mr. Lindley, whose long practical experience, and ample opportunities of investigating such subjects personally during a series of many years, have been such as have rarely fallen to the lot of any one.

The forcing department has been considered foreign to the purpose of this work, and Is therefore entirely omitted. In recommending particular modes of cultivation, it has been wished to present the reader with one or two methods of operation, that experience has shown to be simple and effectual, rather than to introduce a great number of different plans, among which the unskilful reader can never know which to select in preference, and where the chances are, perhaps, in favour of his making choice of that which is least adapted to practice. While thus much may be said of the Author and his work, it is at the same time necessary to explain why no mention is made of some sorts which are common in particular districts. In such cases it is to be understood, that the variety omitted is considered either so like some kind already described as to be undeserving of particular notice, or so little valuable as to be unworthy of cultivation. In all other respects the work speaks for itself. Under that impression, the Editor would only add, that nothing in the following pages is to be ascribed to himself, except the introductory matter, and such typographical errors as may have remained uncorrected during the progress of the work through the press.

London, July 1. 1831.


Publication date 1831
Topics Fruit-cultureVegetable gardening
Publisher London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
Collection americana
Digitizing sponsor Google
Book from the collections of University of California
Language English

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

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