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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
Historical Garden Books: Gardening illustrated: A weekly journal for amateurs and gardeners by W. (William) Robinson (1879) – 37 in a Series
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A Weekly Journal for Amateurs and Gardeners.
FOUNDED BY W. ROBINSON, ;
Author of “ The English Flower Garden “ The Wild Garden “ Hardy Flowers “Alpine Flowers efrc. Founder of “ The Garden ” “Farm and Home.”
“ You See, Sweet Maid, We Marry A Gentle Scion To The Wildest Stock And Make Conceive A Bark Of Baser. Kind By Bi D Of Nobler. Race : Change It Rather ; But The Art Itself Is Nature.” — Shakespeare.
“Call The Vales And Bid Them Hither Cast Their Bells And Flowerets Of A Thousand Hues.” — Milton.
YOL. XIV., FEBRUARY 25, 1893.
OFFICE 37, SOUTHAMPTON STREET, COVENT GARDEN, W.C.
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