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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
“GARDEN PLANNING AND PLANTING” is a subject that, sooner or later, interests most of us. The work of planning is quite one of the most fascinating the gardener can undertake : unfortunately for the inexperienced, it is a simple matter to plan wrongly, and costly to put matters right again. The work of initial planting is scarcely less important.
“Garden Planning and Planting” is published for the direction of the uninitiated : some of the hints contained in these pages may, it is hoped, prove helpful also to experienced workers. A feature of the book is found in the designs for all sorts and sizes of gardens, flower beds and flower borders, with, in many cases, alternative schemes of planting. Most of the designs have been prepared from sketches made by Miss Dunham, who has also contributed many of the notes on planting. Acknowledgments are due to Mr. George Garner, who has helped with diagrams and references.
H. H. T.
More information on this book:
Publication date 1910
Publisher London ; New York : Cassell and company, ltd.
Collection cdl; americana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Contributor University of California Libraries
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