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Property tax incentives for urban agriculture via City Farmer

Some states and cities have created tax incentives, like reductions in property taxes or tax rebates, to help encourage urban agriculture. Usually the state legislature passes an enabling statute allowing localities to choose to enact an incentive and giving the locality the authority to establish eligibility criteria, determine the process for granting and maintaining the […]

Historical Seed Catalogs – 71 in a series – Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891)

Historical Seed Catalogs – 71 in a series – Wilson’s 15th annual price list and catalogue of fresh and reliable garden, field, and flower seeds (1891) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, Torrent from Archive.org SEE MORE: Publication date 1891 Topics Nursery stock Pennsylvania Catalogs ,  Vegetables Seeds Catalogs ,  Flowers Seeds Catalogs Publisher Mechanicsville, Bucks […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 35 in a series – Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias via Three Acre Farm

Dazzling Dahlias – 35 in a series – Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias via Three Acre Farm It’s hard for me to believe how much dahlias have changed our lives in the last few years… You can read more about it here, but long story short, my husband came home from work one day and […]

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 9 in a series

From the book, Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle (1914). Works Illustrated By Charles Robinson . There are many lovely pieces of art in this book and I will be sharing them over the next several weeks. You can download the entire book from the Internet Archive. Read/Download Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 39

DON’T have evergreens in your garden because they are evergreens ; a melan- choly shrub is not less ugly because it does not shed its leaves in winter! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 44 in a series – Conophytum Bilobum

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 44 in a series – Conophytum Bilobum Conophytum bilobum is a small, stemless (or with a short stem with time) succulent, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, with paired leaves up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide. The surface is slightly harsh to the touch, chalky-green and dotted […]

Historical Garden Books – 87 in a series – The florist :containing sixty plates of the most beautiful flowers… (1760)

Historical Garden Books – 87 in a series – The florist :containing sixty plates of the most beautiful flowers regularly disposed in their succession of blowing. To which is added an accurate description of their colours with instructions for drawing and painting according to nature : being a new work intended for the use & […]

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant)

Interesting Plant: Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant) By Okkisafire – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link By Hrushikesh – Own work, Link Discovered this via the article 13 unique and interesting plants to grow in your garden on the Greener Living Blog. There are quite a few plants I will highlight here in future posts. — Douglas […]

10 Helpful Gardening Tips That Actually Helped This Former Plant Killer via Urban Organic Gardener

If you’ve ever failed at something, we know it can be hard to want to try again. Don’t give up! Even the best of the best have killed a plant or two in their days. Read on to learn from this one gardener’s mistakes! “One of my go-to fantasies when life is tough is that […]

Edibles you can start in July via Frau Zinnie

Succession sowing is a way to make use of available, open space in the garden throughout the season. As one crop finishes producing, you can plant another crop in its place. A great example of this in July is garlic. Once the lower leaves on the garlic stalk begin to brown, you can dig up […]