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The Strawberry: History, Breeding and Physiology
Old Rose History and Synopsis, by Brent C. Dickerson
Heirloom plants and organizations
Rosebank Letter, Harry McGee, well-known Canadian rose expert
Tobi Marlan, “The Rise, Fall, and Almost Rise of the Caviar of Cantaloupe,” Buzzfeed (January 3, 2016)
Relf, Diane. “Human Issues in Horticulture.” HortTechnology. Vol. 2, no. 2 (April/June 1992).
Jules Janick, The Origins of Horticultural Technology and Science, pdf, 2007.
D.R. Hershey, “Notable Women in the History of Horticulture,” HortTechnology (Apr./June 1992), pdf.
Kitchen garden, Louisburg, Nova Scotia
David Dendy and Kathleen M. Kyle, “A Fruitful Century: The British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association 1889 – 1989,” British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association
“Grown in the Garden of Canada: The History of the Fruit Industry in Grimsby, Ontario”
Blossoms and borders: Cultivating apples and a modern countryside in the Pacific Northwest, 1890-2001, by Jason Patrick Bennett. Ph.D. thesis. Victoria: University of Victoria, 2008.
Market Gardening, Chinese-Canadian Stories
Veseys Seeds, history, Prince Edward Island
The Alumni Association of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, history
Chinese garden design, history and Buddha, video, part four
Hortus Veitchii: A history of the rise and progress of the nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and sons, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable of their introductions by Veitch, James Herbert. London: J. Veitch & Sons, 1906.
The Rose Garden, in two divisions: Division I. Embracing the history of the poetry of the rose, the formation of the rosarium, and a detailed account of the various practices adopted in the successful cultivation of this popular flower: Division II. Containing an arrangement, in natural groups, of the most esteemed varieties of roses recognized and cultivated in the various rose gardens, English and foreign; with full description and remarks on their origin and mode of culture, by Paul, William. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1903.
Ferns: British & foreign: The history, organography, classification, and enumeration of the species of garden ferns with a treatise on their cultivation, etc., by Smith, John. London: D. Bogue, 1879.
Unearthing the lost history of market gardens, by Robert Cumber, London
Market gardens: the ‘ugly sisters’ of horticultural history, by Gillian Riley
The oldest horticultural society in the world – the Ancient Society of York Florists, video
The Australasian fruit culturist, containing full and complete information as to the history, traditions, uses, propagation and culture of such fruits as are suitable to Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, by Crichton, David Alexander. Melbourne: A. M’Kinley, 1893.
Market gardening and farming, Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia
Chinese Market Gardens, video
Sydney Living Museums, Chinese Market Garden
French market-gardening: including practical details of “intensive cultivation” for English growers, by John Weathers. London: John Murray, 1909.
The Floating Gardens in Mexico Xochimilco, World Heritage Risk Site, Saul Alcantara Onofre
History of market gardening, Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The History of the Establishment and Development of the Nursery. I. V. Michurin: Selected Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1949.
Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin Reference Archive. [Russian hybridist]
Victory Horticultural Library – collection of seed catalogues and other horticultural publications
The Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Tomato Culture: A practical treatise on the tomato, its history, characteristics, planting, fertilization, cultivation in field, garden, and green house, harvesting, packing, storing, marketing, insect enemies and diseases, with methods of control and remedies, etc., by Tracy, William Warner. New York: O. Judd Company, 1907.
History of community gardening in Philadelphia
Governor’s Mansion Vegetable Garden, Pulaski, Arkansas
Hall, Charles V., History of the Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University
Vegetables and Fruits: A Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship. Volume 3. Historical Supplement. National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nosal, Steven J., “A Study of the Historical Development and Horticultural Practices of a Public Garden.” (2013). Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research in Agronomy and Horticulture. Paper 67. [Lincoln, Nebraska]
The new American orchardist; or, An account of the most valuable varieties of fruit, of all climates, adapted to cultivation in the United States; with their history, modes of culture, management, uses, & c. With an appendix on vegetables, ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers, the agricultural resources of America, and on silk, etc., by Kenrick, William. Boston: Otis, Broaders and Company, 1842.
Peas and Pea Culture: A practical and scientific discussion of peas, relating to the history, varieties, cultural methods, insects and fungous pests, with special chapters on the canned pea industry, peas as forage and soiling crops, garden peas, sweet peas, seed breeding, etc., by Sevey, Glenn Cyrus. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1911.
Elliott’s Fruit Book; or, the American fruit-grower’s guide in orchard and garden. Being a compendium of the history, modes of propagation, culture, &c., of fruit trees and shrubs, with descriptions of nearly all the varieties of fruits cultivated in this country; notes of their adaptation to localities and soils, and also a complete list of fruits worthy of cultivation, by Elliott, Franklin Reuben. New York: C.M. Saxton, 1854.
The Illustrated Strawberry Culturist: Containing the history, sexuality, field and garden culture of strawberries, forcing or pot culture, how to grow from seed, hybridizing, and all other information necessary to enable everybody to raise their own strawberries, by Fuller, Andrew Samuel. New York: Orange Judd, 1887.
Bulbs and Tuberous-rooted Plants: Their history, description, methods of propagation and complete directions for their successful culture in the garden, dwelling and greenhouse, by Allen, Charles Linnaeus. New York: Orange Judd Company [c1893] 1909.
The History of Irrigation and the Orchard Industry in the Bitter Root Valley, by Dorothy J. Zeisler. M.A. thesis. University of Montana, 1982.
Manual of American Grape-growing, by U.P. Hedrick