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The Victorian Garden

It's no secret that Victorians loved their gardens! Actually, that hasn't changed - even today, Brits manage to fit amazing gardens into the tiniest of spaces. Gardening might be considered one of the truly democratic activities of Victorian England; anyone might aspire to some bit of a garden, even if it is simply in a pot.


TYPES OF VICTORIAN GARDENS

The Framley Parsonage Rockery, by Gordon Stables (GOP 1885)
How to construct a rockery.
A Girl's Flower Garden, and What She Can Do With It (GOP 1901)
A four-part, seasonal series (winter, spring, summer, fall).
Japanese Home-Gardening, by Douglas Sladen (GOP 1902)
My London Conservatory (GOP 1895)
Old-Fashioned Gardens, by Fred Miller (GOP 1889)
Town Gardens, by Dora Hope (GOP 1886)
Tub-Gardening: How to Add to the Size of a Small Garden (GOP 1900)
A Wall Garden: A Novelty for Small Town Gardens (GOP 1892)
Window Gardening, by Cotsford Dick (GOP 1881)
Window Gardening, by Gordon Stables (GOP 1883)

GARDENING TIPS & TECHNIQUES

The Garden in Early Spring, by A. Yates (GOP 1897)
Gardening for Girls: A Spring Eulogy, by Gordon Stables (GOP 1902)
Gardening in November, by Cotsford Dick (GOP 1882)
Growing Vines in Pots, by Mrs. Eliza Brightwen (GOP 1898)
A Raised Flowerbed, by Mrs. Eliza Brightwen (GOP 1899)
Some Talks About Gardening, by Cotsford Dick (GOP 1881)
Amateur Gardening for Town Girls, by Constance Jacob (GOP 1893)
A monthly series on how to manage a garden in town.
On Watering Flowers (GOP 1880)

PLANTS & FLOWERS

A Chapter on Annuals, by Cotsford Dick (GOP 1882)
Cactuses (GOP 1897)
Cactuses Mamillaria (GOP 1896)
Calvary Clover (GOP 1894)
All About Chrysanthemums, by John Allen (GOP 1897)
Another beautifully illustrated piece.
About the Datura (GOP 1901)
Creepers and Climbing Plants, by Gordon Stables (GOP 1883)
Our Lily Garden; Practical Aids to the Culture of Lilies, by Charles Peters (GOP 1899)
Lengthy series with lots of illustrations and one final, gorgeous full-color print.
Rival Queens: The Tale of the Lilies, by John Allen (GOP 1895)
A beautifully illustrated article on lilies.
Roses, by Cotsford Dick (GOP 1882)
The Roses of June, by John Allen (GOP 1897)
Loads of gorgeous illustrations!
How to Start a Rose Garden, by W. Colin Romaine (GOP 1902)

VEGETABLE GARDENING

Gardening for Profit (GOP 1897)
Subtitled "Aunt Amy's Letters to Her Niece in the Country"
Health in the Kitchen Garden, by Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N. ("Medicus") (GOP 1887)
How to Grow Apples and Pears, by B. Wells (GOP 1900)
Lengthy, very detailed series.
A New Industry for Gentlewomen (GOP 1891)
"Miss Grace Harriman's scheme of market gardening as an employment for gentlewomen."
The Tomato: Its Origin, Cultivation and Varieties, by John Allen (GOP 1895)

MISCELLANEOUS GARDEN IDEAS

About Pergolas, and Miss Jekyll's "Wood and Garden", by Douglas Sladen (GOP 1899)
Miss Jekyll's "Wood and Garden" is a book, and this article draws from that title to explain how to construct a pergola.
A Convenient Garden Seat (GOP 1896)
Invalid Amusements: Sofa Gardening (GOP 1891)
How to create a miniature garden or landscape in a basket or tea-tray.
Stray Thoughts on Gardening for Girls, by Lady Georgina Vernon (GOP 1902)
A look at a number of topics, including some horticultural schools.

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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