Dazzling Dahlias – 19 in a series – New Flowers For Your 2020 Garden via Longfield Gardens

Dazzling Dahlias – 19 in a series – New Flowers For Your 2020 Garden via Longfield Gardens
 
Dazzling Dahlias - 19 in a series - New Flowers For Your 2020 Garden via Longfield Gardens
January is dangerously early to start thinking about spring. But this is the perfect time to be ordering new plants. So take a break from the darkness and cold, and tiptoe through some of our 40 new offerings for your summer garden.
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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 15

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 15

DON’T brag about your
gardening exploits — it is
so dull for listeners, who don’t
want to hear about (even if
they believe in them) the
‘masses and masses’ of flowers
in your garden, or the enor-
mous height to which your
sweet-peas grow!

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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California Daffodils in the Garden 2 via Instagram

California Daffodils in the Garden 2

California Daffodils in the Garden 2 via Instagram

Shining brightly in the afternoon sun, this is just one clump of daffodils in the garden today.


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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 21 in a series – Echeveria in my own garden

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 21 in a series – Echeveria in my own garden

 

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 21 in a series - Echeveria in my own garden

 

This echeveria was looking quite well today despite being almost entirely ignored. One of the great things about succulents. They don’t mind when you are a little distracted.

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California Daffodils in the Garden via Instagram

California Daffodils in the Garden

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Historical Garden Books – 65 in a series – The American gardener’s calendar; adapted to the climate and seasons of the United States (1857) by Bernard M’Mahon

Historical Garden Books – 65 in a series – The American gardener’s calendar; adapted to the climate and seasons of the United States (1857) by Bernard M’Mahon

Historical Garden Books - 65 in a series - The American gardener's calendar; adapted to the climate and seasons of the United States (1857) by Bernard M'Mahon

Historical Garden Books - 65 in a series - The American gardener's calendar; adapted to the climate and seasons of the United States (1857) by Bernard M'Mahon

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PREFACE TO THE ELEVENTH EDITION.

M’MAHON’S GARDENING is by far the most comprehensive, complete, and best work that has been written for America. The advantages of minute detail will be found to consist in teaching how to perform many important operations, which those having gardens should understand the rationale of, whether they practise them all or not. Improved machinery and apparatus have not superseded knowledge, and there are thousands of small gardens where many of these detailed operations may still be practised with economy and advantage.

The work has undergone great improvements in this edition, having been carefully read by one of our best practical gardeners, and in important particulars brought up to the knowledge of the day. The newer vegetables are carefully noted, and a very few passages that are not now relevant have been expunged, such as the long description of the mode of cultivation of madder, and substances that time has exploded in American gardens.

Wood-cuts have been inserted to add interest to the work, and altogether the publishers present the volume with confidence to the amateur and the practical gardener, as one which will bear careful study. They have also procured a brief memoir of the author, that so valuable a man’s name ” may not perish from among the people.”



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100 Most Creative Gardening Design Ideas [2020] via Planted Well

 
If you’re looking for the best gardening design then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered different varieties of garden styles to help you in designing your garden. With the most suitable plants and accessories, you can easily obtain a relaxing atmosphere. Gardening adventure can be fun! You can choose to do it by yourself or hire a landscape architect to do it for you. Water fountains, small trees, pathways, colorful flowers are just some of the elements that are truly a bliss. After having a long day at work, you can easily relax in your green haven. No matter what your personal taste and lifestyle are, there is always a gardening design made just for you.
 
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Historical Seed Catalogs: Richard Diener Company Incorporated: originators and growers of the largest and finest gladioli in the world. (1919) – 52 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Richard Diener Company Incorporated: originators and growers of the largest and finest gladioli in the world. (1919) – 52 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Richard Diener Company Incorporated: originators and growers of the largest and finest gladioli in the world. (1919) - 52 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: Richard Diener Company Incorporated: originators and growers of the largest and finest gladioli in the world. (1919) - 52 in a series

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Dazzling Dahlias – 18 in a series – Growing Dahlias at Home By Roger Davis Via Longwood Gardens

Dazzling Dahlias - 18 in a series - Growing Dahlias at Home By Roger Davis Via Longwood Gardens

Why Dahlias?

If you’re looking to augment your garden with late season blooms at a time when most perennials begin to fade (usually blooming right up until the first frost), consider dahlias. Dahlias come in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and because of their variety, can be incorporated into many garden landscapes. Dahlias are also beautiful in the home, as they make excellent cut flowers.

A member of the aster family, the dahlia is related to the chrysanthemum and sunflower and features eight sets of chromosomes, which allows for their varied flower forms—21 forms, to be exact. The American Dahlia Society recognizes dahlias in three groups according to purpose: garden-type dahlias, exhibition dahlias, and border or container dahlias.

The American Dahlia Society recognizes 15 different colors or color combinations, 21 flower forms, and six sizes of dahlias. Dahlia plants range in height from 15 inches to more than 6 feet tall; and while some dahlia flowers are less than 2 inches wide, others can grow to more than 10 inches in diameter. The dahlias with the largest flowers are often referred to as dinner plate or giant dahlias.

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 14

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 14

DON’T, when you see a
border of flowers over
which many hours of patient
toil have been expended, fix
your attention exclusively on
a sun-dial in the middle of a
brick path and ask your hostess
if she is sure that it is set
correctly!

From Gardening Don'ts by M.C. 01

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