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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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)

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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

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

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Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series


Historical Garden Books: The lure of the garden by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1911) – 49 in a series

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THE LURE OF THE GARDEN

INTRODUCTION

IN spite of its material of green leaf and fragrant flower, a garden is the work of man. It requires human care, human companionship, human love; and yields a return that is peculiarly mingled of nature and art, bestowing upon any who enter its exquisite precincts something of the sanity, wholesomeness, and simplicity of the world of out-of-doors, together with the better portion of the grace, interest, and social charm of the world within the house. Its fountains murmur a lilt not too distant from the laughter or the tears of those who carved the stone basins into which the water drips. In bower and green way a compre- hending solitude lies waiting for whoever comes to seek its quiet pleasures, and there is hardly a mood known to man for which the garden has neither solace nor inspiration. While any gathering of friends or comrades becomes more intimate there, where even the shyest takes heart of grace, where the most self-con- scious forgets to pose, where words come readily to the silent, and where silence is never irksome.



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Brighten Your Days With These Rudbeckia Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Brighten Your Days With These Rudbeckia Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Historical Seed Catalogs: The John A. Doyle Company (1899) – 38 in a series

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Hardy Variegated Rose,

ROGER LAMBELIN.

One of the most remarkable Roses yet offered. The petals are irregular on the edges like a double Petunia; the color is glowing crimson throughout, except the edges of the petals,which are all distinctly marked with a white band, forming a sharp contrast and the most unique combination of colors known in Roses. The growth is free and vigorous and the fragrance is delightful, equal to the finest hardy Roses. This is a “novelty” of the most striking order.



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