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August 2020

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 46 in a series – Aztekium

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 46 in a series – Aztekium By Michael Wolf – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link The genus Aztekium contains two species of small globular cactus. Discovered in 1929 by F. Ritter, in Rayones, Nuevo León, Mexico, this genus was thought to be monotypic (with Aztekium ritteri) until a second species (Aztekium hintonii) was discovered by George S. Hinton, in Galeana, […]

7 apps to keep your plants alive and well via Mashable!

Yellowing leaves, brown tips, dry fronds. Whenever a plant displays its first signs of sickness, I immediately start to think what I might have done wrong.  Did I give my plant root rot by overwatering it? No, I’m probably under-watering it. Wait, maybe it’s just due for a re-pot, or does it just need a […]

If You’re New To Gardening, Start By Planting These 10 Plants via BuzzFeed

Tomatoes top The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s list of the best vegetables to grow for beginning gardeners. You can also grow tomatoes in hanging baskets if you live somewhere where outdoor growing space is in short supply. Just make sure that, wherever you plant them, they’ll get six hours of sunlight a day. You can see The Old Farmer’s Almanac guide […]

Historical Seed Catalogs – 72 in a series – Baker Bros. Spring 1894 : roses, trees, plants, vegetable seeds, etc.

Historical Seed Catalogs – 72 in a series – Baker Bros. Spring 1894 : roses, trees, plants, vegetable seeds, etc. Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, Torrent from Archive.org SEE MORE: Publication date  1894 Topics  Flowers Catalogs , Vegetables Seeds Catalogs , Commercial catalogs Texas Fort Worth Publisher Fort Worth, T.X. : Baker Bros. […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 36 in a series – How to Plant Dahlias via Longfield Gardens on YouTube

Dazzling Dahlias – 36 in a series – How to Plant Dahlias via Longfield Gardens on YouTube Simple how to steps to successfully plant dahlia bulbs An interesting link found among my daily reading Read more on this topic: Dazzling Dahlias – 15 in a series – Growing and Caring for Dahlias via The Spruce […]

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 10 in a series

From the book, Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle (1914). Works Illustrated By Charles Robinson . There are many lovely pieces of art in this book and I will be sharing them over the next several weeks. You can download the entire book from the Internet Archive. Read/Download Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle […]

The Surprising Backstory of Victory Gardens via JSTOR Daily

Cultivating the earth as a response to moments of crisis dates back over a century, but not just as a relaxing activity. During World War I, writes Rose Hayden-Smith, a major Victory Garden movement promoted the idea of gardening as a civic duty. The goal was to increase food production on the home front, under the […]

From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 40

DON’T buy a ready-made rustic Summer House, (stained and varnished and lined — crowning abomination — with pitch-pine), and set it down in an old-world garden am ong clipped yew hedges — it has been done! Read and Download the entire book from Archive.org * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our […]

Historical Garden Books – 88 in a series – The gardeners dictionary (1768)

Historical Garden Books – 88 in a series – The gardeners dictionary: containing the best and newest methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden, and nursery, as also for performing the practical parts of agriculture : including the management of vineyards, with the methods of making and preserving wine, according to the […]

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 45 in a series – Echeveria ‘Black Prince via Succulent City on Instagram

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 45 in a series – Echeveria ‘Black Prince via Succulent City on Instagram Obsessed with this Variegated Black Prince 🖤👑⁠This low-maintenance succulent thrives in arid conditions therefore water it sparingly – even once a month during winter.⁠Keep the leaves/rosette dry as it is susceptible to rot and fungal diseases.⁠ […]