Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book via Instagram

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book

Illustration Plate From Historical Garden Book via Instagram

One of the many excellent pieces of are I come across as I browse through historical garden books. 

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Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) – 42 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) – 42 in a series

Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) - 42 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) - 42 in a series

Historical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) - 42 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: A little garden calendar for boys and girls by Albert Bigelow Paine (1905) - 42 in a series

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A Word to Teachers and Parents

When Dr. S. P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, established the Children’s Room in that great museum, he took for his motto, ‘Knowledge begins in wonder,’ and he put into this room a selection of specimens especially intended to excite interest in the young mind. The biggest bird and the littlest were placed side by side ; curious eggs, nests, and insects—not many in number, but temptingly displayed— were ranged about to attract attention and to awake the desire to know more. It was the same Dr. Langley who had once declared that his chief interests in life were children and fairy stories, and it is in the little Washington room that we seem to find the thought embodied, for the children are there, and the fairy stories of nature are suggested on every hand.



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What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 2 in a series – …more sustaining than the philosophies of any new thought.

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas


What I'm Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) - 1 in a series

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”I believe from the bottom of my heart that there is no more powerful factor in the development of character than garden-making, just as I believe that flowers are potent to refine the most degraded and cruel natures, if they are properly used.”

The Garden Book of California
Belle Sumner Angler


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What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 1 in a series

This new series is an ongoing collection of quotes from the books I am currently reading. — Douglas


What I'm Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) - 1 in a series

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”For the citybred man a half-hour of vigorous exercise in the garden in the morning will be better for health than dumb-bells, and the charm of the early day, the song of the birds, the delight in watching the growing things, will furnish a power to meet [3] the business world, more natural and free, more sustaining than the philosophies of any new thought.”

The Garden Book of California
Belle Sumner Angler



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Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 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: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) – 29 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) - 29 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) - 29 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) - 29 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Seed annual by Adolphus Wysong (1907) - 29 in a series

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Contains one full size packet each of Sweet Alyssum, Mignonette mixed, MorningGlory, Pansy mixed, Sweet Peas mixed, five packets with culture directions on each packet.

Contains twelve full-sized packets of choice flower seeds, handsomely illustrated in colors, with reliable cultural directions upon each packet, as follows: Aster, choice mixed; Balsam, mixed; Pinks, Chinese mixed; Four O’clocks, fine mixed; Petunia, choice mixed; Phlox, mixed; Poppy, finest mixed; Sweet Peas, large flowering mixed; Verbena, splendid mixed; Sweet Alyssum, Marigold, mixed

Contains twenty-five packets of choice flower seeds as follows: Pansy, large flowering mixed; Carnations, Pinks, mixed; ForgetMe-Not, Phlox, mixed; Sweet Alyssum, Verbena, choice mixed; Ageratum, fine mixed; Aster, mixed; Balsam, mixed; Calliopsis, mixed colors; Cosmos, choice mixed; Canterbury Bells, Cj’press Vine, mixed; Candytuft, fine mixed; Mignonette, Nasturtium, dwarf mixed; Petunia, choice mixed; Poppy, finest double mixed; Portulaco, mixed; Sweet Peas, mixed; Nasturtium, tall mixed; Zinnia, mixed; Four O’clocks, mixed; Stocks, mixed; Morning Glory, Mixed.

Forty packets of your own selection of Sweet Peas and Flower Seeds from this Catalogue by mail, postpaid, $1.30.


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Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and wandered by this garden outside city hall.  

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Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 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 catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants; : an illustrated and descriptive guide to the American plants used as homopathic remedies : their history, preparation, chemistry, and physiological effects. (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 in a series

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a series

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a series

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PROSPECTUS.

The American plants now proven and incorporated in the Homceopathic Materia Medica, have become not only numerous, but of great promise as therapeutic agents ; and the fact that the greater part of them are not officinal in the United States Pharmacopeia, has led the author to place them before his profession, in such a manner that their distinguishing characteristics may become known to all who wish to thoroughly understand the agents they use in the cure of diseased conditions.

Most of these plants grow within the daily ride of country practitioners and should be well known to them, in order that they may make fresh tinctures for their own use, when necessary to avoid delay.

The author has in every case drawn and colored the plants represented in this work, by his ozvn hand, from the specimens as they stood in the soil ; making mathematically accurate drawings, and avoiding the misrepresentations of wilted individuals, or too highly colored fancy pictures.

The work contains one hundred and eighty colored illustrations, and complete text, of all the proven plants indigenous and naturalized in the United States; arranged generically according to the numerical order of the plates.

A glossary of botanical terms, and complete index, together with a carefully arranged bibliography, are given in the appendix.



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Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 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: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a series

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First Come Best Served, and Why!

Because Roses are scarce — more scarce than we have ever known them to be. We estimate that there are, on the average, three purchasers for every Rose that will be offered for American gardens this coming spring, and even Mexico is coming back to us for large quantities of Roses, as in pre-war times.

But it is not the increase in demand so much as the short supply that prompts us to warn our patrons of exact conditions — Roses are scarce for many reasons:

1st. The Federal Horticultural Board have erected, in Quarantine 37, an embargo barrier which shuts out from America all foreign-grown Roses, except Novelties. These imports in the past amounted to over 3,000,000 Roses a year, according to census reports.

2d. The supply of American-grown Roses is far below normal, due to wartime and post-wartime conditions, viz.: Government 50 per cent restriction on coal; deflection of labor in the North to strictly war work, and in the South to growing high-priced cotton, left growers the alternative of paying prohibitive prices for labor or reducing their output, and the output was reduced. Today Roses are scarce, there is no doubt of that. Fortunately, for us, we expect to have our full quota of stock; we foresaw the situation and supplemented our own supply early. We believe we shall be prepared to fill all orders as usual, but we are thus forewarning our patrons to place their orders early so that stock can be reserved and sent at right planting-time.

Another point, which all know, is the “reduced purchasing power of the dollar.” We know we could get more money for Roses than we ask; our business needs it, and at the present cost of living, our workers need it. On the other hand, we know that our workers cannot benefit (and everyone of us here are workers) unless we first benefit our patrons. Every solid business is founded on that law, but what means quite as much to us is to attain our ambition and cherished desire — that C. 6° /. patrons shall get the best that their money will buy in any market, that is why our prices are not higher.

Nursery agents, as a rule, where found today, are offering Roses for sale at $1.50 each. The Roses listed below are as large or finer, and you can order easily by mail for only $i each, or at less than $1 if you order ten or more at one time. If you would get the best, don’t delay, order today and get Star Brand Roses.


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Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Historical Garden Books: Paxton’s magazine of botany, and register of flowering plants (1834) – 41 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 catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

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