Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (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 Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs.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 Garden Books: American medicinal plants; : an illustrated and descriptive guide to the American plants used as homopathic remedies : their history, preparation, chemistry, and physiological effects. (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh – 41 in a series

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a series

Historical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a seriesHistorical Garden Books: American medicinal plants (1887) by Charles Frederick Millspaugh - 41 in a series

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PROSPECTUS.

The American plants now proven and incorporated in the Homceopathic Materia Medica, have become not only numerous, but of great promise as therapeutic agents ; and the fact that the greater part of them are not officinal in the United States Pharmacopeia, has led the author to place them before his profession, in such a manner that their distinguishing characteristics may become known to all who wish to thoroughly understand the agents they use in the cure of diseased conditions.

Most of these plants grow within the daily ride of country practitioners and should be well known to them, in order that they may make fresh tinctures for their own use, when necessary to avoid delay.

The author has in every case drawn and colored the plants represented in this work, by his ozvn hand, from the specimens as they stood in the soil ; making mathematically accurate drawings, and avoiding the misrepresentations of wilted individuals, or too highly colored fancy pictures.

The work contains one hundred and eighty colored illustrations, and complete text, of all the proven plants indigenous and naturalized in the United States; arranged generically according to the numerical order of the plates.

A glossary of botanical terms, and complete index, together with a carefully arranged bibliography, are given in the appendix.



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Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 in a series

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

Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) – 28 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: The Conard & Jones Co. roses (1920) - 28 in a series

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First Come Best Served, and Why!

Because Roses are scarce — more scarce than we have ever known them to be. We estimate that there are, on the average, three purchasers for every Rose that will be offered for American gardens this coming spring, and even Mexico is coming back to us for large quantities of Roses, as in pre-war times.

But it is not the increase in demand so much as the short supply that prompts us to warn our patrons of exact conditions — Roses are scarce for many reasons:

1st. The Federal Horticultural Board have erected, in Quarantine 37, an embargo barrier which shuts out from America all foreign-grown Roses, except Novelties. These imports in the past amounted to over 3,000,000 Roses a year, according to census reports.

2d. The supply of American-grown Roses is far below normal, due to wartime and post-wartime conditions, viz.: Government 50 per cent restriction on coal; deflection of labor in the North to strictly war work, and in the South to growing high-priced cotton, left growers the alternative of paying prohibitive prices for labor or reducing their output, and the output was reduced. Today Roses are scarce, there is no doubt of that. Fortunately, for us, we expect to have our full quota of stock; we foresaw the situation and supplemented our own supply early. We believe we shall be prepared to fill all orders as usual, but we are thus forewarning our patrons to place their orders early so that stock can be reserved and sent at right planting-time.

Another point, which all know, is the “reduced purchasing power of the dollar.” We know we could get more money for Roses than we ask; our business needs it, and at the present cost of living, our workers need it. On the other hand, we know that our workers cannot benefit (and everyone of us here are workers) unless we first benefit our patrons. Every solid business is founded on that law, but what means quite as much to us is to attain our ambition and cherished desire — that C. 6° /. patrons shall get the best that their money will buy in any market, that is why our prices are not higher.

Nursery agents, as a rule, where found today, are offering Roses for sale at $1.50 each. The Roses listed below are as large or finer, and you can order easily by mail for only $i each, or at less than $1 if you order ten or more at one time. If you would get the best, don’t delay, order today and get Star Brand Roses.

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Golden Poppy Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Historical Garden Books: Paxton’s magazine of botany, and register of flowering plants (1834) – 41 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (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 Garden Books: Paxton’s magazine of botany, and register of flowering plants (1834) – 41 in a Series

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Bring Spring Back With These Sakura Floor Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Bring Spring Back With These Sakura Floor Pillows and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography

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Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona

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Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona

Japanese Garden 5, Cal Poly Pomona

The Japanese Garden is a pleasant, oasis in the middle of the@calpolypomona campus. After photographing the nearby rose garden, I turned my attention to these beautiful scenes. 


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Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers

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Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers

Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers

We were out in Ojai last Friday recording a Mentoris Project Podcast at Thomas Aquinas College. This typical landscape plant in downtown Ojai shown out more than usual in the bright afternoon sun. Sometimes even the most mundane plants can look quite amazing. 


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Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) – 27 in a series

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

Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) – 27 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) - 27 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) - 27 in a series

Historical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) - 27 in a seriesHistorical Seed Catalogs: The orchard, the garden, the landscape : catalog of The John S. Kerr Nursery Company (1918) - 27 in a series

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INTRODUCTORY

The HOME BEAUTIFUL PLANNED RIGHT; and Good Trees and Flowers adapted to our conditions, GROWN RIGHT, DUG RIGHT, PACKED RIGHT, AND PLANTED RIGHT.

These are what we aim at, and want to demonstrate to yon.

Our long experience (over forty years), and ardent devotion, are given ab- solutely to Landscape Architecture and to supplying such a line of Trees, Flowers and Fruits as will prove of highest efficiency to our customers.

We are well aware that satisfied customers are among the best assets we can possess.

We will endeavor to make you a satisfied customer if given the opportunity. To solve the problems of transforming our treeless, flowerless, fruitless, sunglared, windswept homes into places of comfortable, healthful, attractive places of abode by the proper laying out of the grounds and the planting of trees and flowers, appears to us an inspiration and a work, worthy our best life long purpo.se and effort.

There is no home or landscape but may be successfully so treated. It Is a question of proper laying out, proper selection and proper planting and care. LET US SERVE YOU.

 
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New York City Street Tree Map via kottke.org

Maybe we would pay more attention to our trees if they had a name — and an email address. — Douglas
 
 

The NYC Parks department maintains an online map of the city’s street trees — currently 678,674 mapped trees from 422 different species.

Our tree map includes every street tree in New York City as mapped by our TreesCount! 2015 volunteers, and is updated daily by our Forestry team. On the map, trees are represented by circles. The size of the circle represents the diameter of the tree, and the color of the circle reflects its species. You are welcome to browse our entire inventory of trees, or to select an individual tree for more information.

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