Shrubs, flowers and hedges: pruning, trimming, planting, design and arrangement
Construction and maintenance: deck, patio, stone walls and walkways, fences and planter
A mixed collection of illustrations from old family books, photos and garden tools
My aunt Maria, sometime in the 1950s.
My paternal great-great-grandfather, Meinrad Sattler, in ca. 1925, who was married to a French and worked the gardens of the Castle of Versailles.
My mother's family owned large plant nurseries in Potsdam and later in the south of Berlin, Germany. My mother became a master florist. Her grandfather was specialized in the cultivation of cyclames.
My paternal great-great grandfather was gardener at the Castle of Versailles in France (below left). My grandfather was a gardener for the city of Stuttgart and my father became an environmental scientist.
"Cyclamen" from the books series: The Practice of Gardening by my great grandfather Fritz Schneider. Berlin, 1937
"The Vocational School of Gardening"
Rose print from "The Great Illustrated Gardenbook", Berlin 1903
From the art of grafting fruit trees
spools of twine that my paternal grandfather used to draw straight lines for plantings
A "tree scraper"
"The Culture of Asparagus Species"
A "landscape where fruit-bearing trees thrive"
Casing for grindstone that was carried on a belt by my maternal great grandmother
Tying a tree with coconut twine
My mother's stepfather at the daily flower wholesale. (60s?)
Grape vines, vertically trained
poorly and well developed buds on grape vine
wrong and propper pruning of grape vine
Blueprint for a beer garden from 1903 - to be implemented by request!
Different types of saws
Pulley with open hook used by my paternal grandfather
The cultivation of trees within a vegetable yard
My mother's florist knife from her time as teenage apprentice in a flower shop in Berlin, 1956-'58 and later at "Broadway Florist" in Los Angeles, 1965-66,
A "Cordon post"
Pansy, "Viola tricolor maxima Trimardean"
Pepper, Procopps Riesen
Color illustration from the book "Various Beneficial Garden Insects" from 1917, published by the Royal Court Press, Trowizsch & Sohn