Garden Collectibles: Wildflower Cigarette Cards

If you like to collect gardening paraphernalia then I have something fun to show you. My friend Lisa, whose wonderful antiques and collectibles have been displayed here before, has shared with me, another wonderful garden-related collection. This is a complete set of wildflower trading cards produced in the 1930s from the Wills Cigarette Co. That’s right, cigarettes…. [Read More]

Queen Anne’s Lace: A Beautiful Wildflower

I seems like everywhere I go lately I notice Queen Anne’s Lace. This delicate wildflower is growing everywhere in Pennsylvania, and I was surprised to see in all along our route to Virginia Beach, through West Virginia and Maryland too.  I’ve always thought of it as a native but apparently it originated in Europe. Queen… [Read More]