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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! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion […]

California Daffodils in the Garden 2 via Instagram

California Daffodils in the Garden 2 Shining brightly in the afternoon sun, this is just one clump of daffodils in the garden today.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List See all my garden, flowers and nature related products at  DouglasEWelch.com/shop/ […]

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. Follow @agardenersnotebook on Instagram Like A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook […]

California Daffodils in the Garden via Instagram

California Daffodils in the Garden Shining brightly in the afternoon sun, this is just one clump of daffodils in the garden today.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List See all my garden, flowers and nature related products at  DouglasEWelch.com/shop/ Find […]

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 Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org PREFACE TO THE ELEVENTH EDITION. M’MAHON’S GARDENING is by far the most comprehensive, complete, and best work that has […]

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 Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from […]

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 […]

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! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A […]

Historical Garden Books – 64 in a series – Victory Garden: Leader’s Handbook by United States Department of Agriculture (1943)

Historical Garden Books – 64 in a series – Victory Garden: Leader’s Handbook by United States Department of Agriculture (1943) Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 20 in a series – Mammillaria

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents: 20 in a series – Mammillaria Photo: Douglas E. Welch Mammillaria is one of the largest genera in the cactus family (Cactaceae), with currently 200 known species and varieties recognized.[1] Most of the mammillarias are native to Mexico, but some come from the southwest United States, the Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras.[2] The common name “pincushion cactus” refers to this and the closely related […]