Originally featured in Points West magazine in Spring 2019
Photograph: Making a garden in North Platte, Nebraska, 1909
For these folks, spring undoubtedly meant consulting the Old Farmer’s Almanac and poring over seed catalogues.
Today, however, gardeners—both experienced and wannabes—have a multitude of resources, especially on the Internet. Launching a search returns sites like the National Gardening Association, Masters of Horticulture, Mother Nature Network, Garden Learning Library, and, of course, YouTube.
One wonders what these 1909 gardeners would have thought of twenty-first-century gardening resources. Is that a “Pshaw!” we hear?
Making a garden, 1909. Individuals unidentified. North Platte, Nebraska. MS 006 William F. Cody Collection. P.6.647.04a