page contents

Join our mailing list!

You are here:Home > Ephemera > Horticulture, Gardens
Sort By:
Page of 1
 3 Pamphlets- How to Treat Seed Corn,Seed Potatoes and Truck and Garden Crops with Bayer Dipdust and Disinfectants.
Three (3) different 2-fold promotional brochures for Bayer seed treatment products, each with illustrations of the product or products being treated.  They include How to treat Seed Potatoes with Dipdust, How to treat Truck and Garden Crops with Dipdust and How to treat Seed Corn with Seed Corn Disinfectant.  Each guaranteed to produce larger yields with cleaner and better crops.  The pamphlets includes images from photographs and illustrations along with narratives explaining usage and promoting the products. Each measures 6" x 3 1/2" when folded.  Surface wear.
Jennie Day HainesYe Gardeyne Boke: A Collection of Quotations Instructive and Sentimental Gathered and Arranged by Jennie Day HainesPaul Elder & Co.San Francisco1906
72 pp. Printed cloth cover, illustrated end pages, illustrated decorative borders in black and green. A collection of garden related writing, quotes, instructions, and poetry collected by author Haines. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
 The Greely Plum, printed in plum colored ink.. ..
A single fold 11" x 8 1/2" circular promoting The Greely Plum, presented by O.K. Gerrish. Large illustration of plums on front page accompanied by Gerrish's promotion.  Followed by an attestation that Gerrish is the agent for the Greely plum, with the remainder of the inside and back pages are testimonials by satisfied customers.. Light wear and letter folds
 Trade Catalogue for Beldt's Aquarium. Beldt's Aquarium.St. Louis, MO.1933
A trade catalogue for a store called Beldt's Aquarium, which sold various aquarium supplies, such as the fish, aquatic plants, other aquatic animals such as turtles, outdoor water plants and the equipment need to house the animals. The catalogue contains black and white  illustrated images of a variety of fish and other animals that they sell. There are printed photographs of the plants and equipment that they sell. Additionally, there are two color illustrations, one of several fishes they sell and one of several outdoor water plants. The catalogue includes prices for each item and two tear out order sheets. The covers of the catalogue have woodblock illustrations due in blue and green of fish swimming underwater with lilies on the water's surface. 32 pages. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 3/4".
Joseph E. Meyer Indiana Botanical Gardens Product Catalogue. Indiana Botanical Gardens.Hammond ID.[1925]
128 pp catalogue of herbal based products, creams, compounds, oils, liquids, plain bark, leaves, flowers and seeds. Narrative descriptions including uses ingredients and directions along with pricing information. A plethora of uses from disease, to shampoo and health maintenance. In-text illustrations throughout .  Measures 6 1/2" x 2 3/4".. The history of the Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc., begins in 1910 with the founding of the company by Joseph E. Meyer. Joseph desired to have a business of his own, preferably something in the printing industry. Giving consideration to his set of skills, Joseph realized that he knew a great deal about printing and even more about nature. A company that sold herbs through a catalog would be a profitable endeavor for Joseph Meyer thanks to his possession of an old printing press and vast knowledge of natural remedies. It was with the blending of these two passions that gave birth to Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc. The early bindery at Indiana Botanic Gardens, initially called the Indiana Herb Gardens, began in a small cottage in the rear of Joseph Meyer’s Hammond, Indiana home where he started growing and harvesting plants in a vacant lot. In the beginning, the business barely made living expenses for the family. Meyer’s children assisted him with activities like gathering herbs from nearby fields, packaging boxes, feeding the printing press, and binding catalogs with needle and thread.In 1918, the 400-page book, The Herbalist was printed and business expanded. Since the company was now able to sustain itself, it moved from Meyer’s cottage to a more formal and larger building off of Calumet Avenue in Hammond (pictured on the right). The same year that The Herbalist went into publication, Joseph purchased a wild tract of land on the Little Calumet River. The land held a profusion of medicinal plants and virgin forest. In 1926, a beautiful English gabled building was built. This became the home of the newly named Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
 The Baltimore Cactus Society with Cacti Bill of Fare. ..Jan. 20th, 1897
A 7" x 4 1/2" heavy stock menu card for the Annual Banquet of The Baltimore Cactus Society.  The first course includes Ostreum Virginica - Univalvea and Pulque - Extra Dry. Virtually all menu items either include flesh or extract from cactus or a tongue in cheek reference. It concludes with Mescal Button - for those who haven't all their buttons. Reverse is blank..
Edith Loring Fullerton Small Gardens for Small Folks . W. Atlee Burpee & Co.1912.
A 32 pp booklet on how to construct a garden with children.  Images from photographs throughout of children in their gardens, mostly with resulting produce.  Contents includes: The Garden The Vegetable Garden The Flower Garden The seed company recommend children grow  Oxheart Carrot, Hollow Crown Parsnip, Kleckley's Favorite Okra, Prolific Extra Early Peas, Prize-Taker Onions and Gold Coin Potatoes.  Charming image of child a top a giant pumpkin she had grown. Meaures 7 3/4" x 6"..
 Sweet Potato Slips!. A. J. Green & Bro. & Byers & Fain.Nashville, TN.[1876]
An 18" x 12" broadside promoting Sweet Potato Slips! and All Other Plants in Season.  Provides pricing information for a variety of Sweet Potato Slips, Cabbage, Tomato and Pepper Plants and prices for quantities of 100 and 1000 plants. Plant's include Brazil Yam, Pumpkin Red, Nancemont cabbages, Landreth's Large York Cabbage, Improved Fejee Purple Tomatoes and many more.  Prices start at $2.50 per 1000 for select yams and sweet potatoes. A partnership between Byers & Fain and A. J. Green & Bro., a practical gardener.   Includes original envelop with fancy cancel postmark..
 Journal of Flowers and Poetry, Reinterpretations of Old Tales. ..c1880
68 pg. journal filled with poetry and watercolors of flora. There are a total of 25 poems in the journal, as some cover multiple pages, however this is a watercolor piece on every page depicting various flowers. At times one can see the pencil the artist used to sketch the flowers before using paint. The poems are reinterpretations of old stories, for example "What the Old Man Does is Always Right" by Hans Christian Anderson. On the front inside cover, it album has been self -titled, "Monty, Getty, with the Author's Love." The artist has number each page themselves and created an index at the back of the book listing each poem and its corresponding page. Some of the poems included are "The Tame Seagull", "The End of Two Black Beetles", and "The Story of a Greedy Crow". 9" x 7 1/2".
Herbarium Journal with Watercolors. .England.c1900
A charming herbarium journal that can be read in two different directions. If you open the book one way, the reader finds a herbarium with 59 pressed specimens, mainly flowers, taped to the pages. When the reader flips the book and reads it in the opposite direction, instead of specimens, there are watercolors illustrating each entry. There are 43 entries in this section, however only 33 pages of watercolors, because in 10 instances the artist doubled- up on a single page. With each specimen/illustration the author lists the plants common name, scientific name, family genus, a brief description and where and when (month only) the author found the plant. The owner of the journal most likely lived in England, as several of the descriptions of the locations the flowers were found mention the River Exe which is near Devon, England on the Bristol Channel Coast. The water colors were done first on a sketch paper which was then pasted into the journal. Similarly the specimens were pressed and dried and then secured by several small pieces of tape on a separate sheet of paper before being pasted into the journal. Of the 59 specimens, 3 have been inserted loose into the blank pages between the two sides of the journal with no identifying information. Additionally, there is 1 specimen pasted in with no description and 2 descriptions of flowers with no corresponding specimen (the latter of which was not included in the  count). Some of the flora illustrated are: Primrose, Speedwell, Lady's Smock, and Hedge Wound Wort. Some of the specimens included are: Water Forget Me Not, Penny Royal, Long Stalked Crane's Bill, and Scarlet Pimpernel. Black covers, 137 leaves. Measures 7 3/4 x 6 1/2.