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

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Azalea - A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener's Notebook

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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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White roses in the neighborhood via Instagram

White roses in the neighborhood

White roses in the neighborhood via Instagram

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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

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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Salvia ”Hot Lips” via Instagram

Salvia ”Hot Lips”

Salvia ”Hot Lips” via Instagram

This salvia is loving it in the sunny street-side bed — just like the Mexican Sage posted earlier.


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Mexican sage in the garden via Instagram

Mexican sage in the garden

Mexican sage in the garden

California spring continues on with these Mexican sage flowers in the garden bed along the street. This sage and another called ”Hot Lips” seem to like it in this sunny and dry area.


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Dazzling Dahlias – 16 in a series – Photo by Steven Skerritt on Unsplash

Dazzling Dahlias – 16 in a series – Photo by Steven Skerritt on Unsplash

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 10

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 10

DON’T let fashion rule
you : if you love old-
time flowers, find a place for
them, and if you think a rose
should be sweet-smelling,

DON’T

be beguiled into buying the
very latest thing, with blooms
as big as a saucer, but scent-
less.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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Historical Garden Books – 61 in a series – The gardener’s text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857)

Historical Garden Books – 61 in a series – The gardener’s text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857)

Historical Garden Books - 61 in a series - The gardener's text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857)

Historical Garden Books - 61 in a series - The gardener's text-book: containing practical directions upon the formation and management of the kitchen garden (1857)

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INTRODUCTION

A Kitchen Garden is, properly, a piece of ground devoted to the culture of esculent vegetables alone ; but, it has become customary also to include within its limits, several varieties of fruit, and such herbs as are considered most valuable for medicinal purposes. Large fruit trees belong of right to the orchard, because when placed in a garden, it will be found that their extended roots greatly impoverish the soil, while their overhanging branches are injurious to nearly every kind of vegetation which may be in their vicinity.

It is gratifying to notice among our population a growing taste for horticultural pursuits. Our wide-spread country embraces every variety of soil and climate, essential to the production of t!ie choicest fruits and vegetables in their perfection. But, it would seem that, until within a few years, we have been strangely unmindful of these advantages with which we are favored by nature, and that in the management of the kitchen garden, we have been far behind the peasantry of some European states.



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