Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 23 in a series – Echeveria from Succulents Box

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 23 in a series – Echeveria from Succulents Box

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 23 in a series - Echeveria from Succulents Box

Echeveria is a family of rose-shaped succulents native to the semi-desert regions of Central America. Echeverias are one of the most popular succulents thanks to its charming rosettes with gorgeous water-storing leaves. Echeveria succulents come in a variety of beautiful colors and usually produce stunning flowers. They are super easy to care for, grow quickly, and can tolerate drought. 

Echeveria succulents would make a great addition to any decor. Not only do succulents add a bit of tropical greenery to their surroundings, they are also quite sustainable and easy to keep alive. You can freshen up your living room decor with Echeverias, or use them as luscious additions to your wedding decor! 

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Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster’s mammoth packet & bulk seeds (1900) – 54 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster’s mammoth packet & bulk seeds (1900) – 54 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster's mammoth packet & bulk seedse (1900) - 54 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Webster's mammoth packet & bulk seeds (1900) - 54 in a series

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TO THE TRADE:

I am glad of this opportunity to present you with my “Wholesale List of High Grade Seeds* I realize fully that QUALITY COUNTS FOR MORE in this than in any other line of merchandise, and I do not need to tell you that cheap seed, grown by irresponsible growers in a careless and haphazard manner, with but the one object in view of reducing the cost of production regardless of quality, are never cheap seed to buy, no matter at what price they can be, procured* Such seed are sure to be a sore disappointment to the one who uses them and an injury to the trade of the dealer who sells them. The prosperity of the country, the advance in wages and better prices for produce has had its effect in a general way upon the value of seeds, and no one should expect to get their seed at as low a price as in the last few years of depression, light trade and overproduction* Prices of seed are firm and advancing* Not in years have all the conditions of the seed trade been as healthy as at present* Competition is brisk among seedsmen, but we do not find it necessary to put the price below the cost of production in order to effect sales* There is no surplus stock in sight and of very many things there will not be enough to go around* We want to congratulate all who placed their orders for bulk seed with us early, as they have profited by so doing, and I would suggest that any who have not ordered attend to the matter as soon as possible, as there are many items on which the supply will be exhausted before the season is over.

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The Breeze In The Trees – A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener’s Notebook [Video]

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The Breeze In The Trees - A Minute In The Garden for A Gardener's Notebook [Video]

In this episode:

Blustery (and somewhat destructive) winds toss the pine trees in the garden.


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Dazzling Dahlias – 20 in a series – Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Dazzling Dahlias – 20 in a series – Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
 
Dazzling Dahlias - 20 in a series - Dahlia Garden At The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Dahlia Garden

Typical bloom time: June through October – Peak in August and September

Dahlias were one of the first flowers that Gardens’ founder Ernest Schoefer planted. At the time they were located in what is now the Perennial Garden. In the early 1980s, they were eventually moved to their current location on the South trail just past the Vegetable Garden.

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New gardens at the L.A. Zoo show us how we can help birds at home via The Los Angeles Times

New gardens at the L.A. Zoo show us how we can help birds at home via The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Zoo bird curator Mike Maxcy believes small changes can have a huge effect — in the garden and in wildlife.

“Habitat loss is the worst, but you can mitigate it,” he said. “During this time of year we have a mass migration of birds from the Pacific Flyway. It’s important to remember that there are small things we can do to help them.”

Prompted by 2018’s designation as the Year of the Bird, the zoo planted six bird-friendly demonstration gardens earlier this year in an effort to create a template for visitors to use in their yard, patio or porch at home.

The small, inconspicuous gardens are planted in underused pockets throughout the zoo. Each is marked with a sign representing California, Baja California, South America, Australasia, North America or Africa as well as plant identification and pictures of birds you might spot in the garden.

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 16

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 16

DON’T ‘buck’ about
the size of your daffo-
dils ; Nature and a bit of earth
did it all !

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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Historical Garden Books – 66 in a series – Henderson’s garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)

Historical Garden Books – 66 in a series – Henderson’s garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)

Historical Garden Books - 66 in a series - Henderson's garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)Historical Garden Books - 66 in a series - Henderson's garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)

Historical Garden Books - 66 in a series - Henderson's garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)Historical Garden Books - 66 in a series - Henderson's garden guide by Peter Henderson & Co (1913)

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INTRODUCTION

This is an age of the high cost of living. The fundamental cause being the increase of twenty per cent, in our population every decade, which far outstrips the increase in acres tilled. Therefore it behooves all who control any ground capable of being gardened to develop their resources, grow their own vegetables, small fruits, etc., supply their tables during summer with fresher and better products than are usually sold in markets and stores, and can or otherwise preserve some for winter use. There is no more healthful, interesting and profitable diversion than this when modern gardening methods are practiced and then those who garden are at least partially independent when “things are too high’priced.” ^To aid the impetus being given to the present “back to the land” movement, we have issued this “pocket edition Garden Guide” for inexperienced gardeners.

In this booklet of convenient pocket form — so that it may be taken right out in the garden — we have endeavored to give as concisely as possible correct cultural directions for the leading vegetables and flowers from seeds and answer in simple language many of the hundred and one questions that sometimes perplex the amateur gardener. The various topics while not exhaustive are treated in an up’tO’date manner and may be quickly found by referring to the index, on pages 2 and 3.

 



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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 22 in a series – Go plant something!🌵💚 via partlysunnyprojects on TikTok

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 22 in a series – Go plant something!🌵💚 via partlysunnyprojects on TikTok

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Go plant something!🌵💚#partlysunnyprojects #cactus #gardening #repotting #crazyplantlady

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Oriental Poppies (Papaver) via Instagram

Oriental Poppies (Papaver)

Oriental Poppies (Papaver) via Intagram

I found these dancing in the sunny breeze at the local nursery this weekend.


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Historical Seed Catalogs: Murphy’s Seed Store (1920) – 53 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Murphy’s Seed Store (1920) – 53 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Murphy's Seed Store (1920) - 53 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Murphy's Seed Store (1920) - 53 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Murphy's Seed Store (1920) - 53 in a series

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Murphy’s

SEED STORE

ALBANY is the natural center of a Fertile Garden which stretches away to the mountains on the East, to the Sea on the West and for a score of miles both to the North and to the South.

By reason of our being located in Albany, we feel that we are in a position to serve the many families, living in this Great Garden, more promptly, more effectively and more cheaply than can other firms not so favorably situated.

We like to think of this as OUR territory and are striving to serve the families in this territory so efficiently that we can consistently claim them as our customers.

We KNOW this territory, know the soil and its needs, and have selected our stock of Seeds, Fertilizers, Etc., with a view of always furnishing the variety and kind which is best adapted to our soil and climate. By doing this, we feel sure that we are rendering a real service to our customers.

We realize that we make mistakes — they seem unavoidable — but we are endeavoring to overcome them, and wish to assure our customers that we will promptly and gladly correct any error when our attention is called to it.

We invite your criticism as well as your praise — be friendly and when in Albany come in and see us; make our store your headquarters, and feel assured that we appreciate your patronage.

Sincerely yours,
MURPHY’S SEED STORE.


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