Historical Seed Catalogs: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog (1906)f – 5 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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: Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog – 5 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs:  Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog - 5 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs:  Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog - 5 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs:  Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog - 5 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs:  Adolphus Wysong; Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog - 5 in a series

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To Our Friends and Customers:

In presenting- to you our annual Catalogue and Price List for 1906 we take pleas-
ure in thanking you for the liberal patronage you have given us, and respectfully
ask for a continuance of the same for the future.

IVotMng for which money is expended makes so large a return as Seeds^ if they
are GOOD. Nothing causes greater vexation than WORTHLESS seeds. If you want
to avoid disappointment, don’t rely on seeds peddled over the country and sold on
commission — the chances are against their vegetating. We send out no seeds on
commission

The illustrations and descriptions are as near right as they can be made. Our
prices will be found low.

More information on this catalog:

Publication date 1906
Publisher Lebanon, Ind. : Adolphus Wysong
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1906
 

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Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes via Instagram

Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes via Instagram

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Brighten Your Day with these Pink Dahlia Totes, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More!

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Garden Decor: Antique Doorknob Flower and Herb Drying Display

I love these antique doorknobs and doorplates repurposed in this way. I think you could use it in any number of ways depending on how sturdily you mounted it to the wall.
 
This photo has become disassociated from its original source, though. If you have any idea where it came from, let me know. — Douglas
 
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Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 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 date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson – 14 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson- 14 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: Every lady her own flower gardener by Louisa Johnson- 14 in a Series

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PREFACE.

I HAVE been induced to compile this little work from hearing many of my companions regret that no single book contained a sufficiently condensed and general account of the business of a Flower Garden. ” We require,” they said, “a work in a small compass, which will enable us to become our own gardener: we wish to know how to set about every thing ourselves, without expense, without being deluged with Latin words and technical terms, and without being obliged to pick our way through multiplied publications, redolent of descriptions, and not always particularly lucid. We require a practical work, telling us of useful flowers, simple modes of rearing them, simply expressed, and free from lists of plants and roots which require expensive methods of preservation. Some of us have gar dens, but we cannot afford a gardener: we like flowers, but we cannot attempt to take more than common pains to raise them. We require to know the hardiest flowers, and to comprehend the general business of the garden, undisturbed by fear of failure, and at the most economical scale of expense. Who will write us such a book?”

I have endeavored to meet their views ; and my plan of Floriculture may be carried into effect by any lady who can command tin services of an old man, a woman, or a stout boy. I have omittcc the names of all tender plants ; and I have given a chapter to eacl class of plants, in language as plain as the subject would allow I have avoided technicality ; and I have endeavored to execute my task with a due respect to economy, simplicity, and arrangement I dedicate my work to all of my own sex who delight in flowers, and yet cannot allow themselves to enter into great expense h their cultivation.

L. JOHNSON.

More information on this book:

Publication date 1842
Publisher Charleston : S. Babcock
Collection cdlamericana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Language English
 

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Little tomatoes for making sauce at the local Farmers Market via Instagram

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Little tomatoes for making sauce at the local Farmers Market

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Yellow Barhi Dates via Instagram

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How a Tomato Paid Off This Man’s Mortgage from the Smithsonian Channel [Video] (1:19)

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A tomato, that’s right, a tomato, helped lift one family out of poverty during the hard times of the 1930s.

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