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Best Seeds in Town

At the turn of the nineteenth century the Shakers in America pioneered the paper seed packet as a way to sell their seeds. It worked. To this day we still buy seeds in colorful packets. The nineteenth century seed companies,…

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Reissue of a Garden Classic: The Wild Garden

Do books help you understand gardening? Who is your favorite author? Nineteenth century England produced horticulturalists, landscape designers, and garden writers who contributed to the long tradition of the preeminence of the English garden style.  William Robinson (1838-1935) was among…

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