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Spring Means Garden Catalog Time

It's that time of year again. Garden catalogs arrive in the mail on a regular basis. Even historian Jill Lepore has a new article in The New Yorker called "What We Learn from Leafing through Seed Catalogues." She presents her…

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Letters from a Tree Pedler in 1894

When I was in my home town Milwaukee a while back, I discovered a nursery called Hawks Landscape. The company, located in the city called Wauwatosa, right outside Milwaukee, has a long history. It was founded in 1875 by Charles…

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Ella Grant Campbell, Nineteenth Century Florist

I just came across an online horticultural journal called simply Journal of Floriculture and Landscaping. It is a peer-reviewed journal that covers two of my favorite topics, horticulture and history. Recently the journal featured an article by James M. DelPrince…

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