Category Archives: Botany & Gardening


DescriptionEnglish: Illustration of man with flourishing patch of Polygonum sachalinensis. “It was first valued as a decorative plant,” says the accompanying article, “and is now highly endorsed by many eminent horticultural authorities for its economic possibilities. If the claims made for it should be sustained upon trial in our arid regions it will be one of the most valuable introductions of this or any age.”
SourceOut of Doors for Women (

We should note that Sachalin and its close cousin Japanese Knotweed have become two of the world’s most pernicious invasive species.

Gardens by Hayward Young

A Cottage Garden
A Dutch Garden of Flowering Bulbs
An Old English Garden
An Italian Garden
DescriptionEnglish: Colored illustrations from paintings by Hayward Young
SourceThe Girl’s Own Paper and Woman’s Magazine (
AuthorWalter Hayward-Young