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Gardening and Horticulture Books

Everything you wanted to know about Gardening. Learn how to grow your own food.

Part I: Landscaping

-Design In Landscape Gardening | by Ralph Rodney Root, Charles Fabens Kelley
This book is based largely upon lectures offered in the department of landscape gardening at the University of Illinois. The subject of plant color and the theory of color planting is given to the public with some reluctance. In spite of much time and study it still seems inadequate. The subject is, however, presented from a new standpoint and it is hoped that other workers in the same field may make much further progress along the way here pointed out.
-Practical Landscape Gardening | by Robert B. Cridland
The importance of careful planning - Locating the house - Arrangement of walks and drives - Construction of walks and drives - Lawns and terraces - How to plant a property - Laying out a flower garden - Architectural features of the garden - Rose gardens and hardy borders - Wild gardens and rock gardens - Planting plans and planting lists
-Landscape Gardening | by Frank A. Waugh
A taste for rural improvements of every description is advancing silently, but with great rapidity in this country. While yet in the far west the pioneer constructs his rude hut of logs for a dwelling, and sweeps away with his axe the lofty forest trees that encumber the ground, in the older portions of the Union, bordering the Atlantic, we are surrounded by all the luxuries and refinements that belong to an old and long cultivated country. Within the last ten years, especially, the evidences of the growing wealth and prosperity of our citizens have become apparent in the great increase of elegant cottage and villa residences on the banks of our noble rivers, along our rich valleys, and wherever nature seems to invite us by her rich and varied charms.

Part II: Fruit and Vegetables

-The Fruit Cultivator's Manual | by Thomas Bridgeman
For the cultivation of the most important fruits including the cranberry, the fig, and grape, with descriptive lists of the most admired varieties. And a calendar, showing the work necessary to be done in the orchard and fruit garden every month of the year. The whole adapted to the climate of the united states.
-Manual Of Tropical And Subtropical Fruits | by Wilson Popenoe
My intention in preparing the present work has been to bring together, for the guidance of those who live in the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, the available information concerning the principal fruits cultivated, or which may be cultivated, in those regions.
-Manual Of Fruit Diseases | by Lex R. Hesler
It is the common opinion of authorities that fruit-growers lose millions of dollars annually on account of diseases of their crops. It has been estimated that 75 per cent of this loss may be prevented by spraying - the chief method of fruit - disease control...
-Pictorial Practical Fruit Growing | by Walter P. Wright
The Journal of Horticulture described "Pictorial Practical Gardening" as a "marvel of logical arrangement and concentrated knowledge." I have used my best endeavours to make "Pictorial Practical Fruit Growing" not wholly unworthy of the same high and generous praise. No verbose, prolix, and turgid chapters of instructions will be found in it, but each set of illustrations will be found to be a chapter in itself, at once as simple, concise, and clear as I could make it.
-The Fruit Manual; Containing The Descriptions and synonymes of the fruits and fruit trees commonly met with in the gardens & orchards of Great Britain, with selected lists of those most worthy of cultivation
This volume's objective was to prepare a convenient manual of reference for amateur fruit-growers, nurserymen, and professional gardeners, and to condense in a space as small as possible all useful information respecting the varieties of fruits mentioned.
-The Fruit Manual: Containing The Descriptions And Synonyms Of The Fruits And Fruit Trees Of Great Britain | by Robert Hogg
It is twenty-four years since this work was first published, and during the first fifteen of that period it passed through three large editions. The fourth appeared nine years ago, and that has long since been out of print. I have now finished the Fifth Edition, in which will be found a great deal of new matter, enlarging the work to upwards of 150 pages more than there were in the last.
-Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals | by Thomas Joseph Dwyer
The author has been constantly associated in every conceivable way with the hardy fruits and ornamentals for over thirty years. He has thought, talked and written about them daily during that period; moreover, he has lived in their midst all this time, has handled and cared for them from the bud and scion to the fruit and flower. For some time past he has longed for an opportunity to tell the story that follows.
-The Planting, Cultivation And Expression Of Coconuts, Kernels, Cacao And Edible Vegetable Oils And Seeds Of Commerce | by H. Osman Newland
Few people realise how important to us and to the world at large are the products of the oil-yielding trees and plants contained within the Empire. The Germans, although they had wisely accumulated large reserves of the vegetable fats and oils- mostly from our own and their lost African empire- have recently suffered through lack of these precious stuffs, while the British official statement during the war that glycerine was no longer to be supplied to chemists, showed clearly how want of foresight added to the difficulties of the war on our part.
-Vegetable Gardening | by Ralph L. Watts
In the preparation of this volume the author has had a twofold purpose, first, to meet the demands of instructors desiring a textbook on vegetable gardening and, second, to present in an organized form data of value to all classes of vegetable growers.

Part III: Flowers

-The Florists' Manual | by William Scott
A Reference Book for Commercial Florists
-Pansies, Violas And Violets | by William Cuthbertson, J.P.
One of the first flowers children learn to love is the Pansy, and the love thus early acquired is preserved to the end of life. To what shall the preference be attributed? Is it to the modest habit of the flower, its sweet fragrance, its rich velvety texture, or its easy culture and adaptability?
-Pictorial Practical Rose Growing | by Walter P. Wright
"Pictorial Practical Rose Growing" simply applies to the most popular flower of the garden a method of cultural elucidation which has won success when brought to bear on the orchard, the greenhouse, and the kitchen garden. With information on planting, pruning and much more about roses.
-Pictorial Practical Vegetable Growing | by Walter P. Wright
In a fairly wide experience of the world in general, and of horticulture in particular, I can truthfully say that I have encountered only one class of people who are thoroughly contented with the world - contented with what they do in it, contented with what they make out of it, and, above all, contented beyond all ordinary contentment with themselves. These are the vegetable growers. How better could perfect happiness be expressed than in what is here said?
-Sweet Peas And Antirrhinums (Snapdragons) | by William Cuthbertson, V.M.H
I have associated with Sweet Peas in the present volume, Antirrhinums (Snapdragons), because I believe there is a rapidly growing interest in these flowers, and because I know of no work which has been published dealing with them.
-Bulb Gardening | by By Mary Hampden
Life has its crystal days, its rare hours of a stainless beauty and a joy so pure that we may dare to call the flowers to rejoice with us, and the language of the little birds ceases to be an unknown tongue.
-The Florist And Garden Miscellany
Lovers of flowers and gardens, come one, come all; take a part in our labour, and we promise that you shall partake of the reward. Let us have a work that, as our organ, shall speak better things than acrimony, jealousy, and selfishness, - that shall proclaim the existence amongst us of that spirit of charity so beautifully described in Holy Writ: "Charity en-vieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth."* We wish this spirit to pervade our periodical; and earnestly invoking the aid we require, we enter upon the second year of our labours with no proprietary to hamper us, our motto being, "Open to all, fettered by none".
-How To Make A Flower Garden | by Wilhelm Miller
A manual of practical information and suggestions illustrated.

Part IV: Pests and Disease

-The Balance Of Nature And Modern Conditions Of Cultivation | by George Abbey
A practical manual of animal foes and friends for the country gentleman, the farmer, the forester, the gardener, and the sportsman
-Disease In Plants | by H. Marshall Ward
It has often been represented to me that the cultivators of plants, among whom are to be included planters and foresters, as well as agriculturists and gardeners of every kind, are more particularly concerned with, and interested in, the maladies themselves of the plants they grow, than in the life-history of the fungi, insects or other organisms to which they are due, or in the physiological processes which are involved; and although it is impossible to really understand any disease unless we also understand the processes by which it is brought about, there is room for sympathy with the point of view of the cultivator. He says, in effect, "I do not want to know all about the biology of the fungus of wheat-rust, or of the phylloxera, nor do I want to learn what experts can tell me about the action of bacteria in soil, or the process of starch-formation in the leaves: I have neither the time nor the means to master these details. What I want is guidance as to what is wrong with my tomatoes, apple trees, chrysanthemums, fir trees, turnips, etc., and what I am to do to set things right."

Part V: Gardening

-Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants | by W. Botting Hemsley
The growing love of horticulture, both in England and America, is continually demanding new hand-books of botanical knowledge. Although a most attractive science, the study of botany has, until within a very few years, received but little attention; there have been few scholars and few teachers. - The garden in which grow the fairest of the children of nature has been surrounded by an almost impenetrable hedge of technicalities, of uninteresting de-tail, and seemingly unmeaning nomenclature; so that few have had the courage to attempt to break through so formidable a barrier.
-A Woman's Hardy Garden | by Helena Rutherfurd Ely
This little book is only meant to tell briefly of a few shrubs, hardy perennials, biennials and annuals of simple culture. I send it forth, hoping that my readers may find within its pages some help to plant and make their gardens grow.
-Another Hardy Garden Book | by Helena Rutherfurd Ely
In writing this little book, I have given only the result of my own experiences in raising vegetables, fruits and flowers, during a period of many years. It is not intended to be a treatise upon any of the subjects referred to, or in any way to take the place of the many admirable books upon gardening. It is a brief statement of simple methods of conducting gardening operations, particularly in the small home garden. If it gives any help, however little, to its readers, and serves to interest those who are already cultivating their own gardens, or causes others to make a beginning in the fascinating art, its object will have been accomplished.
-An Illustrated Encyclopaedia Of Gardening | by Walter Page Wright
Gardening as a healthful and agreeable recreation, as well as a source of income, has made a notable advance in recent years. Thousands follow it as a pleasant pastime, many others as a means of livelihood. Readers find a happy association in plants and books. Poets gain inspiration from flowers. Artists learn that the making of gardens is an aid to painting beautiful pictures. The present volume provides plant growers generally, including amateur gardeners, with a guide to the culture of popular plants and to garden practice. Its scope embraces all the flowers, fruits, vegetables, ferns, palms, trees, and shrubs in general cultivation.<
-The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2 | by L. H. Bailey
A discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturists.
-Commercial Gardening Vol1| by John Weathers (the Editor)
General Aspects Of Commercial Gardening. The Science Of Plant Growing. Methods Of Propagation. The Science Of The Soil. Manures And Manuring. Insect Pests. Garden Friends. Fungoid Diseases. Fungicides And Insecticides. Glasshouse Building. Heating Apparatus. Potato Plant.
-Commercial Gardening Vol2| by John Weathers (the Editor)
Hardy And Half-Hardy Herbaceous Plants, Bulbs, And Flowers. Stove And Greenhouse Plants And Flowers. Abutilon. Ferns.
-Commercial Gardening Vol3| by John Weathers (the Editor)
Commercial Fruit Growing. Diseases Of Fruit Caused By Fungi. Grading And Packing Fruit. Pip Fruits: Apples, Pears, Quinces, Medlars. Apples. Stone Fruits: Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots. Plums. Figs. Grapes. Nuts. Melons. Garden Surveying, Levelling, And Mensuration. Market-Garden Accounts.
-Commercial Gardening Vol4| by John Weathers (the Editor)
Trees, Shrubs, And Woody Climbers. Conifers And Taxads. Vegetable Growing For Market. Sweet Herbs And Small Salads. French Gardening Or Intensive Cultivation.
-American Horticultural Manual Vol1 | by J. L. Budd
The meaning of Horticulture as given by Noah Webster is the "cultivation of a garden, or the art of cultivating gardens." But modern advancement has given the word a much broader signification. It now includes such important divisions as pomology, or fruit-growing, ornamental and shade trees and shrubs, flowers and their culture, modes and methods of propagation, landscape gardening, spraying for insects and fungi, garden and orchard irrigation, systematic pomology, or plant description and classification, and still other divisions and subdivisions in varied climes and on different soils...
-American Horticultural Manual Vol2 | by J. L. Budd
The word Pomology is practically synonymous with fruit-grow ing in its broad sense as given in Part I. But Systematic Pomology, as now used, is confined to the classification and description of fruits, and by usage it also includes the nuts. In the past hundreds of varieties have been described which are not at this time known to our nursery lists or to those recommended by the widely distributed State and District Horticultural Societies. Charles Downing said in 1869: "If it were only necessary for me to present for the acceptance of my readers a choice garland of fruits comprising the few sorts that I esteem of the most priceless value, the space and time occupied would be very brief."...
-Common Sense Gardens, How To Plan And Plant Them | by Cornelius V. V. Sewell
The following chapters were designed to point out to the owners of small and unostentatious places a way to plant their grounds and make their gardens with small expense; to use the best known indigenous trees and the shrubs and plants that have been identified for so long with American gardens that they have become American by adoption; and, to obtain with these, good and lasting effects that will be the means of ever-increasing enjoyment.
-Gardening In California: Landscape And Flower | by John McLaren
This handbook is respectfully submitted to gardeners in California, amateur and professional, as supplementary to, and a modification of those excellent treatises and encyclopedias on Landscape and Flower Gardening which have become the authorities and text-books on the subject, but which were written for the conditions of climate and season in European countries and the Eastern States of our own land.
-Gardening For Pleasure | by Peter Henderson
A guide to the amateur in the fruit, vegetable, and flower garden, with full directions for the greenhouse, conservatory, and window-garden.
-The Garden, You, And I | by Barbara
This book is for those who in treading the garden path have no thought of material gain; rather must they give, - from the pocket as they may, - from the brain much, - and from the heart all, - if they would drink in full measure this pure joy of living.
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18 | by Thomas Meehan
In the North, with the great body of vegetation still shrouded in snow and the usual habiliments of winter, little can be done in this department; but in the Southern States gardening operations will be about commencing actively. Pruning should be completed as soon as possible. Some judgment is required in pruning flowering shrubs, roses, etc., although it is usual to act as if it were one of the most common-place operations. One of the most clumsy of the hands is commonly set with a shears, and he "goes through" the whole place, clipping off everything indiscriminately. Distinction should be made between those flowering shrubs that make a vigorous growth, and those which grow weakly; and between those which flower on the old wood of last year, and those which flower on the new growth of next season, as the effect of pruning is to force a strong and vigorous growth...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20 | by Thomas Meehan
An American garden is not particularly attractive in Winter time, but there is no reason why it should not be so; and when the time comes, which we look forward to, when there shall be a distinctively American style of gardening, much more attention will be given to it than there is now. In our text books of landscape gardening the great anxiety is to bring out the lights and shadows as cast by the umbrageous foliage of masses of trees or of fine specimens. The contrasts of brown and grey of the ground with sunny leaves of the trees, the due proportion of earth, or sky, or water, the periods of blooming of trees and flowers, or the tints of color in which Nature clothes herself all about us - these are the chief concern of the landscape gardener of the books.
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21 | by Thomas Meehan
We have often stated that one of the grievous errors of American gardening is that they are too large. American fortunes are not so steady. We have a succession of years of prosperity, and among other luxuries, form a good garden; hut it is hardly put in fair order before we find that its necessary expenses are too large for our income, and the establishment runs down. We see these places everywhere. Here are gardens which ought to have half a dozen men to keep them properly, cut down perhaps to one laborer, besides the gardener; and the gardeners engaged are of the cheapest kind, and for all grudgingly paid. It should never be forgotten that it costs something to keep up a garden as well as to maintain horses and carriages...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22 | by Thomas Meehan
In Philadelphia and many other parts of the eastern section, the month between the middle of November and middle of December was a very mild period for an American winter, and the garden in many respects was very agreeable. Coniferous trees, with their great variety of tints and habits were particularly beautiful, and since the introduction of colored-leaved evergreens, suggested possibilities that could not have been thought of years ago. There are now Golden Retinosporas, Arbor Vitses and other things, - bronzes, greys and purples, - which would make excellent combinations...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23 | by Thomas Meehan
It is considered one of the reproaches of English gardening that it is limited to few materials. In some specialties they have great variety. In coniferous trees for instance, English people ransack the globe, and give long Latin names to trifling varieties, to swell the importance of every little form. So in Rhododendrons, and those fibrous rooting plants which thrive only in porous soil, and to which they give distinctively the names of "American plants," of which they have many forms under culture. But in deciduous trees, shrubs and hardy border plants, one sees the same dozen or so of things over and over again...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24 | by Thomas Meehan
In starting on our New Year's journey, it may be well to remind the reader that gardening is to be followed chiefly for the pleasure we derive from it. Pretty flowers and handsome trees, beautiful lawns and artistically designed grounds, are the essential elements of gardening. As in other rational enjoyments, the more intelligence and mental culture we throw into the work, the greater enjoyment does gardening afford. At the present time there is something of a revival in true gardening taste. Works on art in gardening, publishers tell us, are in more than usual request, and fine books like "Scott's Suburban Home Grounds," have a more than usual sale...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V25 | by Thomas Meehan
Asking a friend, who had a beautiful rural residence, why she did not plant vines, or creepers as the English would say, over the walls, she replied by referring to a mutual acquaintance who had done so with the result of making the walls so damp that the vines had to be cut away. It so happened that we knew all about the affair. The vines were allowed to cover the eaves, over the gutters and push their way in under the shingles of the roof. Thus obstructed, the water made its way down into the wall, from the top under the roof, and of course the wall was wet. Vines should always be kept cut down below the roof...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26 | by Thomas Meehan
When is the best time to prune my overgrown bushes? asks a correspondent. The worst time to prune is just after the new growth has pushed for the season. It has been said, prune whenever the knife is sharp, but even this generally true remark does not hold good when a tree is covered with a mass of immature foliage. Nothing weakens a plant more than to be shorn at that time. In some parts of the country, vegetation will have pushed by the time this has reached our readers, but if pruning has been neglected, a thinning out of the branches, to induce a good shape, may be resorted to, if indeed such trimming may not be called a form of pruning...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V27 | by Thomas Meehan
One of our nurserymen recently complained to the writer, of those people who continually wrote to his firm for advice. " Please send me -, and at the same time tell me how to treat them," is a sample of numerous requests. The profit on the whole transaction might be but a dollar or two. Only for the request, the order would be turned over to the proper clerk, and the proprietor could turn his attention to profitable work...
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V28 | by Thomas Meehan
The dotting style of planting trees is cold as well as meager; nevertheless it has its uses; it shows what individual plants can become under difficulties. It also brings individual specimens and species into the sharpest contrast. It has also enabled cultivators to grow the largest number of species and varieties within a given area. Useful as a school in which something may be learned about trees, it is worse than useless as a means of improving landscape effects; nay, more, the dotting plan mars every landscape on which it is practiced. What play of light, or shadow, or repose, could be obtained by a series of dots, even though they consisted of trees faultless in form and symmetry?
-The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V29 | by Thomas Meehan
Our column of Seasonable Hints differs from other portions of the magazine in this, that it deals only with that which is known and admitted as good practice, - while the whole of the other departments is devoted to progress. We endeavor to find out there that which is new. There we seek to prove all things and to hold fast to that which is good. There we desire to give to every reader something that will make him a more intelligent being, and the more intelligently to deal with that of which he already knows. Seasonable Hints is rather the friend at the elbow;
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #1 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Rhododendrons To Stoves
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #2 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Strawberries To Vases
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #3 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Vegetables To Zonal Pelargoniums
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #4 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Abies To Yellow Corn
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #5 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Books To Construction
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #6 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Correspondance To Downing
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #7 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Drainage To Fountains
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #8 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Fruit To Grass
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #9 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Greenhouses To Improvement
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #10 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Abelia To Blue Glass
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #11 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Inarching To May-Apple
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #12 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Memoir To Orange-Culture
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #13 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Orchards To Portable Poultry House
-The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste #14 | by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams
Pot-Culture To Reviews
-The Garden Week By Week Throughout The Year | by Walter P. Wright
A practical handbook to gardening. Operations for every week in the year and to the culture of all important plants with numerous coloured plates and half-tone engravings and one hundred practical illustrations
-Manual Of Gardening | by L. H. Bailey
A practical guide to the making of home grounds and the growing of flowers, fruits, and vegetables for home use
-A Dictionary Of Modern Gardening | by George William Johnson, David Landreth
Utility, more than either originality of contents or elegance of phraseology, has been the author's principal object in the following pages. He has endeavoured to gather together in one volume, attainable at a moderate price, an arranged, easily consulted, record of Gardening, as it is. To effect this object, he has obtained aid from the best living authorities, as well as from their published works; but he has not neglected those of other periods, where he has found in them directions upon which the moderns have suggested no improvements. Of all the authorities consulted, none has afforded such abundant information as the Gardeners' Chronicle, of which it is not too much to say that, as it is the best of modern journals devoted to promoting the cultivation of the soil, so, whoever is fortunate enough to possess a complete copy of its five published volumes, has a work of reference from which he will rarely turn away unsatisfied if seeking for information relative to its peculiar subjects.
-The Book Of Town & Window Gardening | by F. A. Bardswell
Courage is wanted to write a book about Town-gardening. Is there such a thing? Some would say "No; cats, fogs, and smuts forbid." Yet how inseparable from London is the thought of flowers! Can we picture the West End on a summer's day without them? The dust-laid, freshly sprinkled squares and streets, where behind half-drawn blinds there is the fragrance of many blossoms; the bright harness of horses jangling as they champ the bit, a knot of flowers at every bridle; flower-sellers with baskets at all convenient corners, and along the roadway carts of Palms and growing plants bending and waving in the wind every man one meets has got his button-hole, and every maiden wears her posy; even the butcher-boy holds a bud between his thumb and finger, twirling it and smelling at it as he goes.
-The American Garden | by L. H. Bailey
An illustrated journal of horticulture. Combining the horticulturist, gardener's monthly, and floral cabinet
-The Gardener V1 | by William Thomson
Tips and Articles on Gardening. Articles A-H.
-The Gardener V2 | by William Thomson
Tips and Articles on Gardening. Articles I-R.
-The Gardener V3 | by William Thomson
Tips and Articles on Gardening. Articles S-Z.
-The Villa Gardener | by J. C. Loudon
Comprising the choice of a suburban villa residence; the laying out, planting, and culure of the garden and grounds; and the managementof the villa form including the dairy and poultry-yard. Adapted, in extent, for grounds from one perch to fifty acres and upwards. and intended for the instruction of those who know little of gardening and rural affairs, and more particularly for the use of ladies.
-The Rescue Of An Old Place | by Mary Caroline Robbins
These chapters, which originally appeared in Garden and Forest, were written partly to acknowledge a debt for many practical suggestions derived from its pages, which helped us in our efforts to bring harmony and beauty out of neglect and desolation in one of the "abandoned farms" of Massachusetts; and at the same time to show the pleasure and interest we found in endeavoring to create a garden and forest of our own. The experiments that I relate are by no means completed, and the mistakes made will call for sympathy, as the sue-cesses will claim congratulations; but to those who will kindly go with me along the way we have come, at all events the story ought to show what can be done with moderate expense, by the aid of such excellent publications as are now within reach of every one, and bow, by loving labor, the old may be made to add charm and dignity to the new, while the new lends purpose and meaning to the old. What has given so much delight in doing, must, it seems to me, give pleasure when told, and it is in this hope that I venture to detail our very simple experience.
-Laboratory Manual Of Horticulture | by Ginn And Company
This manual contains the exercises that have been given in connection with the work in General Horticulture at the Ohio State University, Michigan Agricultural College, and University of Nebraska.
-Amateur Gardencraft | by Eben E. Rexford
A Book For The Home-Maker And Garden Lover
-A Practical Handbook Of Trees, Shrubs, Vines And Herbaceous Perennials | by John Kirkegaard
In the preparation of this volume, the purpose continually in the mind of the author has been to afford a simple and convenient reference book of the ornamental trees and plants hardy in this climate; simple, yet concise, a guide valuable not only to the amateur, but to the busy architect, gardener or plantsman as well. Its form has been suggested by the needs encountered during a long period of private and commercial association with plants, when the material here set forth would at times have been most useful.
-Town Planting And The Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous And Other Plants That Are Best Adapted For Resisting Smoke | by Angus D. Webster
Having charge of the grounds of many public buildings in several of the worst smoke-infested parts of London, exceptional opportunities have been afforded me of getting together a list of the most suitable trees, shrubs, and other plants for withstanding the impurities of a town atmosphere and also of studying the conditions under which they may be most successfully cultivated. The need of such a work will be understood when it is stated that in the County of London alone there are 116 square miles of houses and streets.
-Kitchen Gardening Made Easy | by George M. F. Glenny
Gardening, to a certain extent, must necessarily differ in different climates, some of which are favourable to the growth of fruits, some to flowers, and others to vegetables; for the rearing of the latter, low, moist climates are the most suitable, and in this respect, England may perhaps be considered to equal, if not surpass, every other country in Europe. The first thing we have to look to, then, is the formation of the kitchen gardena subject embracing a variety of considerations, among which the following are of paramount importance Situation. This should be as near the dwelling-house and offices as is consistent with convenience and other arrangements. It should be on a gentle declivity, towards the south, and either in the rear or on the flank of the house, but never in front; as, independently of its appearance, the necessary traffic with the garden would always be offensive.
-Ornamental Gardening In Florida | by Charles Torrey Simpson
Florida, especially the southern part of it, is really so new that we know but little as to what we can or can not do in the matter of growing ornamental plants, or making and decorating homes within its borders. The writer has had over thirteen years of experience in cultivating plants in Dade County and four in Manatee County and yet he feels that he is not competent to teach. Many things that he once supposed he had learned he has later been compelled to unlearn, and every day new problems are coming up which must be solved, problems for which the books on gardening give no help whatever.
-The Complete Garden
The author has for some time felt that there was needed in the landscape field, especially by the amateur gardener, a book of this type. He has believed that such a book would be of value to everyone who is interested in the important work of landscape plantings, not only to the amateur but to the expert gardener and to the property owner who has made an exhaustive study of plant uses and plant adaptations.
-The Wild Garden | by W. Robinson
Or our Groves and Gardens made beautiful by the Naturalisation of Hardy Exotic Plants ; being one way onwards from the Dark Ages of Flower Gardening, with suggestions for the Regeneration of the Bare Borders of the London Parks.
-The Chronicles Of A Garden: Its Pets And Its Pleasures | by Miss Henrietta Wilson
Much has been written of late on small farms, and the profits thereof. Reading such works is pleasant and tempting, and sometimes one is inclined to wonder whether any profit could be made out of a shrubbery and garden of two acres. Thus cogitating one day, it came into my head to endeavour to record the pleasures of which these two acres have been the source; and surely in this world of care, and toil, and anxiety, what is a daily source of enjoyment may be counted profitable also...
-Farm And Garden Rule-Book | by L. H. Bailey
A manual of ready rules and reference with recipes, precepts, formulas, and tabular information for the use of general farmers, ... and others in the United States and Canada
-Beautiful Gardens - How To Make Them And Maintain Them | by Walter P. Wright
In this work I have endeavoured to give expression to the principles which I have practised for the past few years in a Kentish garden, with results that my visitors have said to be satisfactory. At the cost of a few pounds in trenching soil and manuring, large areas of waste have grown into beautiful gardens as though by magic, with a moderate outlay on plants.
-Garden Trees and Shrubs Illustrated in Colour | by Walter P. Wright
In modern gardens, informed as they are with the spirit of natural beauty and informality, the cultivation of good hardy plants under conditions which give them scope for showing their true characters, such as among stones and in spacious borders, must necessarily engage the earnest attention of true flower-lovers. But shrubs and trees have an importance at least as great as that of Alpine and herbaceous plants.
-Plants And Their Uses - An Introduction To Botany | by Frederick Leroy Sargent
The main purpose of the book is to show some of the educational possibilities offered by plants of every day use, and at the same time to guide beginners to such general ideas about plants as should form part of a liberal education.

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