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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Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 – 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Stokes seeds for summer planting : July 15, 1918 - 43 in a series

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Until the Boys Come Home

WE AMERICANS are pledging ourselves to put forth high courage every new day, regardless of reverses, to live right all the time, which means keeping splendidly efficient, — in short, to do cur individual jobs well, regardless of difficulties. All this that we may be better men, that the Boys over the Blue Water may never question the support of the Homeland, and that Morning may not be long in coming.

You are, to a greater or less extent, connected with the production of food. Your limitations in this great work are only bounded by your equipment and your desire. (Even the shortage of workers is only changing the kind of production — never the volume. ) The matter of the size of your operation isn’t vital — it is all fine, the intensive garden rows and the extensive farm acres. It is the great whole that counts, the magnificent national spirit that is sweeping America, that Everyone will help win the war.

In a quiet, unassuming way our company has furnished seed for a million Allied Acres. Perhaps yours are among them; if so, we greet you as an old friend, hoping all goes well. Perhaps we welcome you for the first time to the friends of Windermoor ; if so, we stand at your service. To one and all we extend midsummer greetings as one American to another — sharing with you a quiet determination to play the game even to The Last Long Mile.

STOKES SEED FARMS CO. Bp FRANCIS C. STOKES,

President and General Manager



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Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times

Gift guide for useful gardening tools and gifts via Los Angeles Times
 
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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series – Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

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Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series -Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Dazzling Dahlias - 10 in a series - Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has always loved dahlias — even in the days before they gained their current huge popularity. Here are his tips on how to get it right.

Floral fireworks
What a dahlia! Ah-ha-ha!
What a failure! Ah-ha-ha!
Did you really think you could
Cultivate it? Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I forget who penned that parody to Adele’s laughing song from Strauss the younger’s Die Fledermaus, but the words have stuck with me for years. Not only because they make me smile, but also because of their erroneous implication that dahlias are tricky.

They are not. Next to daffodil bulbs, they’re perhaps the most infallible of plants. Their contribution to the late-summer garden is inestimable.

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 01

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

DON’T, if you are not
already the owner of a
garden, neglect to become one
as soon as possible ! Many are
the joys — few the sorrows —
that it brings.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series – Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series - Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

Historical Garden Books:- 53 in a series - Hints and helps for young gardeners : a treatise designed for those young in experience as well as youthful gardeners (1911) by Herbert Daniel Hemenway

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PREFACE.

This little book is written with a view of furnishing a low priced guide to school and home gardeners. It is in- tended not only for youthful gardeners, but also for those young in experience.

It has grown out of the experience of the Author in the class-room and garden with classes of both children and adults.

The Author endeavours to keep the book in clear, simple, and concise language, and it is his hope that it may prove a guideboard to success, to persons who do not know T the way, and an assurance to those in doubt.

H. D. Hemenway, Hartford , Connecticut , 1906.



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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 8 in a series – Succulents and Crystal Planters via BotanicalBright on TikTok

Captivating Cactus: 8 in a series - Succulents and Crystal Planters via BotanicalBright on TikTok


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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) – 42 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) – 42 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) - 42 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) - 42 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) - 42 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual : a gardeners, truckers and farmers by American Seed Company (1911) - 42 in a series

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CUSTOMERS, PATRONS AND FRIENDS:

WE greet you again with our best thanks for your very liberal patronage with which you favored us the past season. We have spared neither expense or effort to be worthy of that patronage again for 1911. We have scouted the continent over to procure ideal varieties and we will introduce a few new sorts this year of such extraordinary merits that we expect them to not only please, but astound you when you see the results. They show such an increase of both yield and quality over old varieties that we are desirous to have every grower in Texas procure a start from the seeds and improve his income. We refer you to our Charleston Cabbage, Chesterfield Cucumber, Ozark Stringless Beans, Banquet Beet, Boston Lettuce, Ponderosa Radish, Kentucky Cardinal Tomato, Rufus Rastus Watermelon and the new Irish King Potato.

 



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