The Ladybird Book of Garden Flowers (1960), by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald, illustrator: John Leigh-Pemberton (Series 536, Wills & Hepworth).
The Book of Vegetables (1907), by Allen French.
“Liquid manure” as spoken of in this book, can be conveniently made by immersing a bag of fresh horse manure in a tub of water. The product is strong in nitrogen, and is excellent as an application to plants which are expected to make a good stalk and leaf growth. The liquid manure should be applied dilute, and in small quantities; it should be put upon the ground, and never upon the plant itself.
It’s much easier today, to apply liquid manure to flowers and vegetables. Here’s a source for Cow Manure Tea from Authentic Haven Brand, for the modern urban farmer.
Notes on Lilies and Their Culture 2nd Edition (1879), Book Cover: Alexander Wallace.
How to Make a Bulb Garden, The Countryside Press (1915).
The Pilgrim Shore (1900), Edmund H. Garrett
W I N T E R by Jac P. Thijsse.
Opposite of Summer Solstice.
20th Century binding, the Ratdolt edition of 1482 of Johannes de Sacrobosco’s treatise on the sphere, Tractatus de Sphaera.
Book cover renderings of Medieval bee keepers.
The Cloister and the Hearth, A Tale of the Middle Ages, by Charles Reade (1894), Art Nouveau Tulip design.