Garden Leaves: Magnolia grandiflora via Instagram

Garden Leaves: Magnolia grandiflora

Garden Leaves: Magnolia grandiflora via Instagram

Spotted in a neighbor’s yard during our evening walk. Even the leaves of this tree are large and dramatic, just like its flowers.

Often we focus on the flowers of our garden plants while ignoring the leaves that provide then background and structure for those blooms to shine. Let’s give the leaves their due in the next few photos.

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Historical Seed Catalogs – 78 in a series – Compliments of Miss Emma V. White (1918)

Historical Seed Catalogs – 78 in a series – Compliments of Miss Emma V. White (1918)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 78 in a series - Compliments of Miss Emma V. White (1918)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 78 in a series - Compliments of Miss Emma V. White (1918)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 78 in a series - Compliments of Miss Emma V. White (1918)

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Publication date 1918
Topics Flowers Seeds CatalogsSeeds CatalogsVegetables Seeds Catalogs
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. : E.V. White
Collection usda-nurseryandseedcatalogusdanationalagriculturallibraryfedlinkamericanabiodiversity
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1918

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Dazzling Dahlias – 42 in a series – Dahlia simplex from Choix des plus belles fleurs :et des plus beaux fruits (1833)

Dazzling Dahlias – 42 in a series – Dahlia simplex from Choix des plus belles fleurs :et des plus beaux fruits (1833)

Dazzling Dahlias - 42 in a series -  Dahlia simplex from Choix des plus belles fleurs :et des plus beaux fruits (1833)

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Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden




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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 16 in a series

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 16 in a series

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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

Vintage Botanical Prints – 11 in a series – Apple Blossoms from Flower pictures (1914) by Maude Angell

Vintage Botanical Prints – 11 in a series – Apple Blossoms from Flower pictures (1914) by Maude Angell

Vintage Botanical Prints - 11 in a series - Apple Blossoms from Flower pictures (1914) by Maude Angell

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Vintage Botanical Prints - 1 in a series - Bouquet from Flower pictures (1914) by Maude Angell


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Historical Garden Books – 94 in a series – Instruction book for transplanting and managing fruits and ornamental trees, shrubs, vines and flowers from National Nurseries (1923)

Historical Garden Books – 94 in a series – Instruction book for transplanting and managing fruits and ornamental trees, shrubs, vines and flowers from National Nurseries (1923)

Historical Garden Books - 94 in a series - Instruction book for transplanting and managing fruits and ornamental trees, shrubs, vines and flowers from National Nurseries (1923)

Historical Garden Books - 94 in a series - Instruction book for transplanting and managing fruits and ornamental trees, shrubs, vines and flowers from National Nurseries (1923)

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The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 51 in a series – Sedum Japonicum – Tokyo Sun⁠ via Succulent City on Instagram

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 51 in a series – Sedum Japonicum – Tokyo Sun⁠ via Succulent City on Instagram

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents - 51 in a series - Sedum Japonicum - Tokyo Sun⁠ via Succulent City on Instagram

It’s an attractive succulent forming ground foliage, usually yellow when grown in full sun and lime green when grown in shade.⁠
Grow it in sandy, well-draining soils and be careful not to injure the leaves when watering as it’s a fragile succulent.⁠


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Geranium in the Garden via Instagram

Geranium in the Garden

Geranium in the Garden via Instagram

A constant bloomer in the garden.

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Vintage Botanical Prints – 10 in a series – Shewy Fig-Marigold Botanical Print (1797) from The botanical magazine, or, Flower-garden displayed … / by William Curtis. Volume 11, 1797

Vintage Botanical Prints – 10 in a series – Shewy Fig-Marigold Botanical Print (1797) from The botanical magazine, or, Flower-garden displayed … / by William Curtis. Volume 11, 1797

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