has a host of old seed catalogs (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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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 Seed Catalogs: Annual catalogue of seeds and plants by Schlegel & Fottler – 23 in a series

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NOVELTIES AND SPECIALTIES. The Hersey Strawberry. LATEST FIRST PRIZE VARIETY. This strawberry originated at Hingham, Mass., some five years ago, it being a seedling, grown by Mr. Samuel Hersey of that town. It attracted so- much local attention that its ori- ginator soon learned that it had unusual value as a new and dis- tinct variety ; and after securing several first prizes at local ex- hibitions, it was also awarded first prize at the Strawberry Ex- hibition of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society last season.

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