Gardening magazine about San Diego, Balboa Park, and California. Published by San Diego Floral Association. Vol. 1, No. 1, July-August 1909. 28 pages.
The California Garden makes its bow to the good folks of San Diego, with this, its first issue. It desires to be confidential, and frankly state how it comes to be published, and what it hopes to accomplish. In the first place, it is the official organ of the San Diego Floral Association, the objects of which are all to wards a more beautiful city, a city of gardens — taking advantage of its wonderful climatic conditions and realising some part of its possibilities floriculturally. In addition to faithfully recording the doings of the association, it proposes to give practical and timely information with regard to the flower garden and the vege table patch. It will tell each month how to take care of that which is already growing, and what to plant beside. And the information will be furnished by local authorities from their own experience. Indigenous plants of merit will be dealt with in special illustrated articles, and the latest introductions in the floral world, worthy of a trial in this locality, will be brought to the attention of its read ers. Though the publications devoted to gardening in the United States are most numerous and meritorious, they utterly fail as guides in San Diego. No rain in summer, no snow or frost in winter, a green and growing land at Christ mastide, entirely upset their calculations. Florally San Diego is a law unto itself, and this magazine hopes to emphasize the workings of that law. The California Garden has already secured the support of most of the local authorities upon sub jects within its province. It has in preparation articles of great interest relating to local plants, shrubs and flowers, and it intends to open a query box for the many newcomers, and almost as numerous old residents, who just want to know.
- Publication date 1909
- Topics gardening, San Diego, California, Horticulture
- Publisher San Diego Floral Association
- Collection californiagarden; additional_collections
- Digitizing sponsor Balboa Park Online Collaborative
- Contributor San Diego Floral Association
- Language English
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