Horticulture Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 3 (December 17, 1904)


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      At its inception, Horticulture was a weekly magazine for greenhouse growers, florists, professional gardeners and nursery owners. This, the third issue of volume 1, was published on December 17, 1904. It offers us a glimpse of gardening life in the early 20th century through its:

      • Critique (mostly unfavorable) of the landscaping at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (better known as the St. Louis World’s Fair), which had just ended
      • Discussion of the era’s most popular roses, carnations, orchids, begonias and other flowering plants
      • Vintage advertisements showing the prices of plants, seeds, tools and more
      • Black and white photographs depicting gardens, plants and notable people
      • Notes from garden clubs, correspondents and plant collectors across the United States, touching on topics such as the need to care for urban trees and the spread of invasive Lymantria dispar moths through the Northeast—challenges the horticulture community still wrestles with today
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