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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books.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
THE rock garden offers peculiar attractions to the amateur. It can be made in limited space, and the owner of quite a small garden obtains an immense amount of pleasure from its flowers. Once the rockery is made, it entails less strenuous labour than most other forms of gardening. Rock gardening, after the initial outlay, which need not be great, is also inexpensive, and does not call for heavy annual expenditure, unless the owner is an enthusiast who is resolved to go in for novelties whatever the – cost. Many of the oldest and cheapest flowers are still among the best, and by their aid a rockery may be made a perpetual source of delight.
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