Dazzling Dahlias – 33 in a series – Yellow Dahlia via Kristen Fletcher on Flickr

Dazzling Dahlias – 33 in a series – Yellow Dahlia via Kristen Fletcher on Flickr

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Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden




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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 7 in a series

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 7 in a series

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 7 in a series

 

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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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 1 in a series

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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 1 in a series

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 37

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 37

DON’T, when you call at
a new house on a wind-
swept hill, where flowers re-
fuse to grow, forget to admire
the view.

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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Historical Garden Books – 85 in a series – The florist and pomologist (1879)

Historical Garden Books – 85 in a series – The florist and pomologist (1879)

Historical Garden Books - 84 in a series - The florist and pomologist (1879)

Historical Garden Books - 84 in a series - The florist and pomologist (1879)

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The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 42 in a series – A Variety of Succulents via TheHappyPlant on TikTok [Video]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 42 in a series – A Variety of Succulents via TheHappyPlant on TikTok [Video]

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Tomatoes Coming On via Instagram

Tomatoes Coming On

Tomatoes Coming On via Instagram

The first signs of fruit on our tomato plants.

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 41 in a series – Observation of the month: Fish-Hook Cactus via Mission Times Courier

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 41 in a series – Observation of the month: Fish-Hook Cactus via Mission Times Courier

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents - 41 in a series - Observation of the month: Fish-Hook Cactus

By PATRICIA SIMPSON

Cute and cuddly! Not really what one thinks of when meeting a cactus. But our observation of the month by christybeck (visit bit.ly/3g6bwFu) isn’t just any prickly plant, it’s the Fish-Hook Cactus (Mammilliaria dioica). Cute for its small size and tight cluster. Cuddly for its softer-than-most appearance. But let’s not fool ourselves, it’s never a good idea to cuddle with a cactus, especially one that bears the name “fish-hook,” a tool meant to capture and not let go of its prey.

Have you ever noticed that a cactus has clusters of spines all around? These are called areoles. In the Fish Hook Cactus, straight short spines shoot out of the areole in a circle formation, except for one long spine at the very center which grows quite a bit longer than the others and is curved at the end, like (you guessed it) a fish hook!

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Interesting Plant: Protea

Interesting Plant: Protea

Interesting Plant: Protea

By Marco Schmidt [1]Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link

Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas

Protea /ˈproʊtiːə/[1] is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos). In local tradition, the protea flower represents change and hope.

The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus, who could change his form at will, because they have such a wide variety of forms. Linnaeus’s genus was formed by merging a number of genera previously published by Herman Boerhaave, although precisely which of Boerhaave’s genera were included in Linnaeus’s Protea varied with each of Linnaeus’s publications.— Wikipedia

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Backyard Wildlife Habitat: 30+ Projects and Ideas via Garden Therapy

If you want a thriving organic garden, you will need wildlife. I’m not talking deer, mice, and bears here, I’m talking bees, butterflies, ladybugs, birds, and other gardening pals, some that aren’t even wild! To attract them, you will need backyard wildlife habitat. A backyard habitat provides food, water, safe shelter, and nesting spaces for wildlife. Essentially, you need to ensure your garden meets all their basic needs!
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In the garden…Green Onion Seeds via Tiktok [Video]

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