Archive.org 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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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
Planting In masses All these bulbs present a fine show of their flowers when planted over consid- erable spaces, or in masses, as it is termed, and either with each color by itself or in mixture. For those who wish to have beds of Tulips and Hyacinths in colors we offer at most reasonable prices the bulbs assorted in colors, and with these one can make a fine show at little expense. Collections of Tulips and Hyacinths are so offered. No more brilliant and effective display of Tulips can be made than by the use of the single early varieties in mixed colors. We cannot too strongly urge their use in this manner.
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