10 Easy Pieces: Seed-Saving Envelopes via Gardenista

What seeds are you saving –and sharing — this year? Share your ideas in the comments!

I have been known to filch a few seeds from neighborhood gardens as I am out on my walks. I even sent out a request for prickly pear paddles to propagate and a neighbor was more than happy to oblige. — Douglas

10 Easy Pieces: Seed-Saving Envelopes via Gardenista

Whether you’re saving them for yourself or giving them away as gifts, here are ten envelopes to help store your seeds this fall.

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Flowering Now: Shining Morning Rose via Instagram

Shining Morning Rose

Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

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Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour.

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Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Garden Decor: Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

Copper Gutter and Rain Chain Planter, Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

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Spotted this on the recent Sherman Oaks Drought Tolerant Garden Tour. I love copper in the garden it always seems to meld so well with the plants and other decor. 

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Historical Garden Books: House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens by Richardson Little Wright (1921) – 21 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of 

Historical Garden Books: House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens by Richardson Little Wright (1921) – 21 in a Series

House & Garden’s Book Of Gardens; Containing Over Four Hundred Illustrations Of Special Flower Types, Plans And Suggestions For Landscape Work, A Complete Gardener’s Calendar Of The Year’s Activities, Planting And Spraying Tables, And A Portfolio Of Beautiful Gardens In Varied Sections Of The United States And Foreign Countries

A Question — Is anyone interested in reading one of these historical books and then having an online discussion about it? Sort of like a book circle but with old books instead of new! What say ye, fellow gardeners? Let me know in the comments!

Historical Garden Books: House & Garden's Book Of Gardens by  Richardson Little Wright (1921) - 21 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: House & Garden's Book Of Gardens by  Richardson Little Wright (1921) - 21 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: House & Garden's Book Of Gardens by  Richardson Little Wright (1921) - 21 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: House & Garden's Book Of Gardens by  Richardson Little Wright (1921) - 21 in a Series

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THE ROAD TO ARCADY

Any garden path is a road to Arcady. Set foot upon it. and inevitably the way leads out of this complex world into a lovelier kingdom where for towering structures you have the trees, for canyon streets the green hedge, for city noises the soothing of gentle winds and the music of birds and trickling water, for the city stench, the perfume of blossoms. Double blest is the man whose road to Arcady lies down a garden path where flowers crop up between the flagstones, where sweet alyssum and petunias spill over the roadway and giant asters salute him as he passes. So it is in the garden of L. H. Lapham at New Canaan, Conn. William B. Tubby was the architect

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Publication date 1921
Publisher New York, C. Nast & Company
Collection smithsonian
Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian Libraries
Language English

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Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

Local Waterwise Garden, Sherman Oaks, California

One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 

10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley. 

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Sage shining in the sun via Instagram

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Sherman Oaks Garden Tour 2018

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93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Scenes from the 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour

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Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council

1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour

October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM

  • Receive complimentary DWP lawn rebate information and materials
  • Learn various ways to conserve water and save money
  • Discuss ideas and resources on how to make your landscape “water wise“
  • Tour participants will be available to answer your questions

Meet at 13843 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks to begin the tour and receive a list of participating homes and water wise Gardens

Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas

Historical Seed Catalogs: Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) – 10 in a series

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Historical Seed Catalogs:  Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) - 10 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs:  Catalog: Stokes seeds (1919) - 10 in a series

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FOR THE LIBERTY OF THE WORLD

CITIZENS ! Victory is here — triumphant vidory. The vanquished enemy lays down his arms. Blood ceases to flow. Let Paris emerge from her ordered reserve. Let us give free course to our joy and enthusiasm and hold back our tears. Let us testify to our infinite gratitude to our grand soldiers and their incomparable chiefs by festooning our houses in the colors of France and our allies. Our dead can sleep in peace. The sublime sacrifice they have made for the future of their race and the salvation of their country will not be in vain. The day of glory has come. Long live the Republic. Long live immortal France.

Posted the iith of November, 1918, by the Municipal Council of Paris. A message for the world.

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Publication date 1919
Publisher Moorestown, N.J. : Stokes Seed Farms
Digitizing sponsor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Contributor U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Language English
Volume 1919
 
 
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Historical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller – 20 in a Series

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Historical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller – 20 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller - 20 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller - 20 in a Series

Historical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller - 20 in a SeriesHistorical Garden Books: The gardeners dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard (1735) by Philip Miller - 20 in a Series

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Publication date 1735
Publisher London, Printed for the Author
Digitizing sponsor UMass Amherst Libraries
Contributor UMass Amherst Libraries
Language English
Volume v.1
 

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Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener

Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener
 

When you think about living in the Arctic Circle you often imagine a modern structure with modern facilities. Truth be told, architecture has a long history of keeping a good idea over the years. That is why this cob house under a geodesic dome is all you need in order to have a good life even in difficult circumstances. The house is hand-built by the Hjertefølgers family. The geodesic dome over it is glass-paned and provides a comfortable life as well as a good environment to grow their own food. Located on the island of Sandhornøya, in Norway, the 5 bedroom-home spans over 3 levels and is solar powered! Take a virtual tour of every room to get a glimpse into what it means to live this way. Watch the incredible story of the `Nature House`, how it was raised and how it is living in it now.

Hjertefølgerne / The Heart Followers from Deadline Media on Vimeo.

 
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