Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series


Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners’ chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) – 51 in a series

Annual, bound, editions of each newsletter throughout the year.

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners' chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) - 51 in a series

Historical Garden Books: The Gardeners' chronicle : a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects (1892) - 51 in a series

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Captivating Cactus: 6 in a series – Choosing Succulents For Zone 9 – California, Florida And Arizona via Succulents Box

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This is an amazing resource of cactus and succulent plants for Zone 9. The infographics lay out each selection with clear photos and names. I know I am going to keep this around for future succulent identification purposes. — Douglas

Captivating Cactus: 6 in a series - Choosing Succulents For Zone 9 - California, Florida And Arizona via Succulents Box

ZONE 9
Zone 9 is commonly known as a year-round planting zone. Summer time in zone 9 last around nine months with extreme high temperatures and dry weather. Summer heat presents a challenge to typical plants and vegetables. However, these kind of temperature hardly pose any threat to water-filled succulents.

Typical states include California, Florida and Arizona. 

WHAT TYPES OF SUCCULENT THRIVE IN ZONE 9?
Zone 9 is paradise to succulent-lovers. The hot and prolonged summer provide a favourable environment for many succulent genus to thrive. Such succulents can be Cactus, Echeveria, String of pearls, Sempervivum, Sedum, Cotyledon, Aloe and many others listed below.

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) – 40 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) – 40 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) - 40 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) - 40 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) - 40 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: Elm Valley Seed Gardens/Zack Davis Company (1919) - 40 in a series

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TO OUR FRIENDS

TO the old friends who have for years bought their seeds of us perhaps we can give no new message this year, except that we have added a number of improvements in the way of handling our goods, so that they will arrive better than ever. We take this page to thank them for the patronage that in more than twenty years has enabled us to build up a good sized business, founded, we are glad to think, upon the confidence of our neighbors and friends, including those known to us only by the letters that have passed between us. We are grateful for the patronage of the past years, and we are honestly and tirelessly striving to deserve more.

That we are succeeding is proved by the large number of new friends every year adds. Perhaps we need not tell our customers that Davis’ seeds are really superior seeds of quality. Because they are so, these old customers have remained with us for twenty years. But to the new friends we would say that back of our steady increase in business lies the determination to always give the best. What we offer is tested as to purity and vitality, and we are constantly extending our lines to take in the proven best, remarkable for highest yields and marketing qualities.

Our Garden and Flower Seeds are grown on contract especially for us by competent and reliable growers in various sections best suited for their production. We believe, from a practical experience in the seed business in all its branches for twenty-five years, we are as thoroughly posted and competent to handle the business as anyone in the trade.

We want every customer to be a friend. Our interest does not cease when you receive the seed sent you. If we, from our long experience, can help you in any way ; remember we want to serve you and write us freely.

May we urge upon you that you send in your orders early? Perhaps we will have enough of everything to last the whole season, but it may be we will be short before all orders reach us. As we fill all orders the day they reach us, usually, the late comers may be disappointed. So we urge you to send in your orders as early as possible.

Thanking all our old friends and assuring them and the new ones that we will try under all circumstances to please you, we remain as ever,

Very cordially yours,

ZACK DAVIS CO.



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Dazzling Dahlias – 7 in a series – Roses VS. Dahlias in The Autumn Home Garden via Creative Living with Bren Haas

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Dazzling Dahlias - 7 in a series - Roses VS. Dahlias in The Autumn Home Garden via Creative Living with Bren Haas

Dahlias are a beautiful companion plant for the rose shrub. In this post, we discuss roses vs. dahlias in the autumn home garden.

In The Autumn Home Garden
Chances are if you grew up in the Midwest like I did your grandmother grew dahlias with her roses in the home garden. Dahlias are a beautiful companion plant for the rose shrub. Both roses and dahlias obvious require a little maintenance. If you live and grow in the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-11 the dahlia grows as a perennial. My garden is in zone 5b and the dahlia tubers must be dug up for winter storage. The roses get a nice fresh layer of mulch, remove all the dead leaves and pruned back to about 2 feet tall by October 1. Removing all the dead foliage on the roses will help prevent fungus and bad bugs from moving in.

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Gardening: Tips for growing tropical and exotic fruit trees in Southern California via Orange County Register

The pleasure of hanging out with plant people is what you learn from them. Such people, and the plants they grow, are typically full of wonderful surprises.

Just the other day, I met Ash Jahanbin, whose mission in life is to grow and to care for exotic fruit trees. To this end, he runs a nursery at 10943 DeSoto Avenue in Chatsworth. He also has a busy crew of ten employees whose sole task to is plant and maintain fruit and nut orchards throughout the Valley and beyond, with dozens of customers in places like Woodland Hills, West Hills, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Santa Monica, and Malibu.

Before I met Ash, if someone had told me that not far south of Mulholland Drive, close to Sepulveda Boulevard, there was an orchard of more that 100 macadamia nut trees that were annually producing hundreds of pounds of nuts, I would have had serious doubts about that person’s sanity. While I had heard of macadamia nut trees in Malibu, I had no idea that they could thrive so close to home.

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Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) – 50 in a series


Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) – 50 in a series

Annual, bound, editions of each newsletter throughout the year.

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Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) - 50 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) - 50 in a series

Historical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) - 50 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: Horticulture: An Illustrated Magazine by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1904-1905) - 50 in a series

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FLOWERS IN HISTORY

In all ages and among all nations there has always been an especial reverence paid to flowers, and many legends and superstitions have attached themselve; to different members of the floral kingdom. In tracing the pages of history, also, one frequently finds flowers associated with important events. It is scarcely necessary to begin this sketch as far back as the garden of Eden, yet some old commentators start their floral records even at that happy era. St. Ambrose and St. Basil, for example, both state that the roses in Eden grew without thorns, and Milton says there bloomed in Paradise,

“Flowers of all hue, andwithout thorn the Rose.” Sir John Mandeville derives earthly roses from a later epoch. He tells of a virgin martyr, burned at the stake in Bethlehem. From the unkindled brands there grew white roses, while from the extinguished fire-brands there sprung red ones. The Mussulman has quite another story for the beginning of roses. He says that when Mahomet made his journey to heaven, the drops of perspiration which fell to earth from his forehead became white roses, but the perspiration of the animal he rode gave rise to yellow roses. The Mandeville story is the prettier one.

 



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Captivating Cactus: 5 in a series – Fuzzy Echeveria Setosa v. minor

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Captivating Cactus: 5 in a series – Fuzzy Echeveria Setosa v. minor

Captivating Cactus: 5 in a series - Fuzzy Echeveria Setosa v. minor

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: Henderson’s bulb-bargains (1907) – 39 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson’s bulb-bargains (1907) – 39 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson's bulb-bargains (1907) - 39 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Henderson's bulb-bargains (1907) - 39 in a series

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Dazzling Dahlias – 6 in a series – The Dahlia Flower Show via FreeToLaughNow on TikTok

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The colors were popping at The Dahlia Flower Show in Golden Gate Park.

Dazzling Dahlias - 6 in a series - The Dahlia Flower Show via FreeToLaughNow on TikTok



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Succulents in Watercolor via Instagram

Succulents in Watercolor

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