The Flower Garden by Ida B. Bennet, 1910
Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book, 1951
Together the books came to a mere $10; meanwhile Bennet's The Flower Garden contains such gems of horticultural writing as "Don't supply with cut flowers, plants, and the like, people who spend more money for unnecessary luxuries than you do for your whole garden, and then tell you how foolish you are to spend so much time and money, and work so hard for your flowers" (Bennet 255). Apart from these acquisitions of my own, when I got home from college I found three more antique garden books on my bedroom shelf, thanks to my utterly amazing and ever-supportive parents: The New Garden Encyclopedia from 1946, All About House Plants by Montague Free from 1948, and Favorite Flowers in Colors, published in 1949.
The New Garden Encyclopedia from 1946
All About House Plants from 1948
Spine of Favorite Flowers in Color from 1949
A page from Favorite Flowers in Color
Now I just need to find time to actually read...