Customers browsing the 1922 catalog distributed by Farmer Seed & Nursery were in for a treat as they opened the front cover. A rare color page inside the catalog presents a show-stopping image of flowers complete with busy butterfly. This collection of Scabiosa, Mignonette, and Salpiglossis seed packets was for sale for the bargain price of 25 cents. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888: a collection of their catalogs is hosted by the Andersen Horticultural…
"Stand behind the government and plant 'Farmer Brand Seeds' " is the admonishment on the 1918 cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog. In light of WWI, the company explains further on page one that "the American farmer and gardener is looked upon as the backbone of the country in surviving the present crisis." A collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs can be found at the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Catalog Information Company Name: John Lewis Childs Catalog Title: Childs 1898 Rare Flowers Vegetables and Fruits Publication Information: Floral Park, NY United States Category(ies) of Cover Art: Flowers Fruit Roses Vegetables
Spectacular purple clematis blossoms adorn the cover of the 1911 L. Copies of many catalogs from L., a renowned grower of hardy northern seeds, are located in the University of MN Andersen Horticultural Library.