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Volume 1 (1905.06484:1-126)
Volume 2 (1905.06485:1-81)
2 Fan Leaf Palm Trees. "Very old Fan Palms -- quite rare. The Fan Palm is much used for decoration. Generally the lower leaves are trimmed off as they die, leaving the trunk jagged -- as in the first picture [i.e. 6485:1.]. But occasionally they are allowed to stay & droop as in this picture. After the tree reaches a certain age, a smooth section appears & grows taller, carrying the plume of leaves higher as in this picture.” B 14.
3 Date Palm. "Date Palm -- in the garden of the San Gabriel Mission. One of the oldest palms in the country -- planted by the early fathers. No single tree ever gave me such a thrill as this solitary palm standing erect & graceful, like a strange being in an atmosphere of its own — a goddess with the serenity, grace & dignity of the Venus de Milo. About a hundred years old or more.” 202.
4 "Date Palms. Larger than those generally found in gardens because they are of such slow growth. Used frequently for decoration, but not so commonly as the Fan Palm. Sage Palms are also seen; & Yucca Palms. Dragon Palms are occasionally seen, & a few others are cultivated; but not many although the Encyclopedia says there are over 1000 species in the group of [Palmacaie?].”
7 Floral Scene at Residence of C.B. Adams, Alhambra, Cal. “Yucca Palm with double stem, not so common as the single stem. Also Fan Palms, Century Plant Cactus etc.” 45.
10 Yucca or Spanish Bayonet. W.H. J [Jackson] & Co. "Yucca Cactus -- or `Spanish Bayonet'. Seen in great numbers on the hill slopes -- & not very high. There are hundreds of Cacti, although only a few are cultivated, & it is the thing to have Cactus Gardens at the hotels. I counted ten varieties at the Del Coronado, & there are many at the Del Monte.” 445.
15 Cactus Bed, San Gabriel, Cal. "The `Prickly Pear' Cactus, planted by the fathers of San Gabriel as a [hedge?] around their garden, & said to have been cultivated at San Diego for ...[text lost]... from the fruit. Most formidable monsters 12 to 15 feet high. Has ...[(text lost)...llow] blossom. Grows wild [in?] the Arroyo Seco, as does the Yucca & another [ca...(text lost)].” 156.
19 Oleander in Bloom. "Early in February Mr. Jason Brown gave a pink rose from his upland garden, of which the petals were 2 3/4 & 3 inches long. He also had a fine deep red rose very like a `Jack' which he said was a native California rose he had transplanted from `up on the mountains'.” B 78.
22 Orange Tree with Fruit and Flowers. "Not an unusual sight in January & February. But there should be the color -- the white flowers, the green foliage, the golden balls of fruit against the intense blue sky. The first orange trees in America are said to have been planted in the San Gabriel Mission garden about 1820, & the originals of the famous `Mission Oranges'. Here also stood the Date Palm whose only rival in age is at SanDiego.” B 1.
28 Old Vineyard of Rose's Ranche. "The vineyards are a strange sight. Instead of training the vines upon poles or trellises, they are cut down every winter leaving only stumps such as these which show by their size that they are old. The new shoots bear all the fruit, & the sun is so hot that the leaves do not shelter them too much. The stumps look like uncanny imps in grotesque postures. San Gabriel Mission is the source of the grape culture of Southern California. Its vineyard is called the `Mother Vineyard,' & `Mission Grapes' originated there. Next to the orange, the olive is most important in Southern California. The first olive trees in the state were planted at the San Diego Mission, & all others said to have been propagated from them. Those of which there are still about 300, are the only ones old enough to resemble the olives of Italy. I could not find any good picture of olive trees.” 75.
29 Live Oak, Orange Grove Ave. & Cal. St. "It is unusual to see live Oaks in city streets, but they are common on the lower hillsides, & in canons. They are the most picturesque tree in the region. Unfortunately the large ones were cut down years ago by the Mexicans for firewood.” 29.