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WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY ABOUT MY SEEDS

I have room for but a few only of the many unsolicited testimonials I have received

this year from my customers. I have on file hundreds of just as good expressions of satis- faction and praise from all over the great state of "Washington.

We like your Seeds best.—Ed. Callon, New Kamilche, Mason Co., Wash,

Your Seeds were the best I ever got to grow.John Reynolds. Valalta, Wash.

Your Seeds are highly recommended here.Aug. Palmquist, Ozette, Clallam Co Wash.

Your Onion Seed is the best I ever planted.Aug. E. Cribley, North Bend, King Co., Wash. I like your Cabbage Seed better than any other I can get.J. W. Mahlon, Wayne, Nebraska.

Your Seeds last year were perfection.M. W. Davtes. Marble Mount, Skagit Co., Wash.

Had your Cauliflower Seed last year, and had fine heads.Mary A. Leighton, Meridian

Wash.

I recommend your Seeds to all my neighbors.—Mrs. O. C. Pohlson, Lemars, Lincoln Co.,

Wash.

The Plants I bought of you last year gave the best of satisfaction.—C. B. Klaus, Snoqual-

mie. Wash.

I have used your Seeds and like them. I find they are the best.—James T. Camp. Clallam

Bay, Wash.

Your Seeds are the best I can get, as they never fail. Wm. McCain, Kingston, Kitsap

County. Wash.

I find that your Seeds merit you a splendid reputation as a seedsman.—Wm. Murray, Black

Diamond. Wash.

The Turnip Seed you sent me was the finest I ever grew.—Joseph Vaughan, Covington, King Co., Wash.

Your Seeds did splendidly. Your Cauliflower was extra good.—Mrs. Emma Parrish,

Hood River, Oregon.

your Califiower Seed three years, and every one headed.—Wm. Trott. Lynden,

I have tried

Whatcom Co., Wash.

The Strawberry Plants you sent me are excellent. All the Seeds have started nicely.— J. T.

Haynie, Everson, Wash.

I have used your Seeds and found them very satisfactory. Every seed grew.—A. F. J. Spen-

cer. Calispel, Stevens Co., Wash.

Your Seeds are the cleanest and best I ever saw, and sure to germinate.—Frank Walker, Port Ludlow. Jefferson Co Wash.

Received the Plants in good condition, and am well pleased with them ; especiallv the Toma-

to plants.— F. Smith, Bothell, Wash.

I have used your Seeds for three years, and find them far superior to eastern seeds.W. H.

Hartly. Denning, Whatcom Co Wash.

I have received Seed from you the

chack. Getchell. Snohomish Co., Wash.

last 10 years. It was always first class.— G. Tkits-

1 never had as good a garden as I had

last vear, and I think it is all owing to your Seeds.—

W. Sefton. Nooksack. Whatcom Co., Wash.

I like your Flower Seeds very much. They were the finest that were ever seen in this coun-

ty.—A. E. Koehlen, Orondo, Douglas Co., Wash.

We have bought your Seeds for five

Sheldon C. Tracy, Birch Bay. Whatcom Co., Wash.

years and

have always found them as represented.—Mrs.

We think your seed excellent. We won't have

any other. Your Squash Seed cannot be im-

had a dozen seeds to miss coming

proved.—Geo. P. Brown, Winlock. Lewis Co., Wash. We have used your Seeds for four years and have never

when planted.— C. Armstrong, East Sound, San Juan Co., Wash.

The Strawberry Plants arrived in first class condition. All

perfectly satisfied with your dealings. G. Scheule, Spokane, Wash.

your Seeds came up good.

I am

I have used your Seed for eight years, and it always gave good satisfaction. Have tried Seed

other houses also, but none proved equal to yours yet.—P. Summersett, Alpha, Lewis Co.,

from

Wash.

I have tried them five years and know they are just what they are represented. Last year I

was obliged to

Lewis Co., Wash.

use store seeds, and had no garden as a consequence.—Mrs. Etta Bridges, Ferry,

C^eit&logi^te Seeds

1894

A. G. TILLINGHAST'S

Puget Sound Seed Gardens

La Conner, Skagit Co., Wash., Jan. 1, 1894.

To all my Friends and Customers :

Once more I am permitted to send you my New Year greeting, with this

Ninth Annual Catalogue and Price List. Again I sincerely thank you

for the esteemed favors received, by your continued valued orders, your many

encouraging- words, and kind recommendations to neighbors and friends, result-

ing in an increased business with each succeeding year. I shall try to merit

your confidence by keeping my seeds fully up to their recognized high standard, and, if possible, make them better than ever. Knowing that my old friends will

stand by me, and bring a host of new ones with them, I have prepared for the

usual yearly increase in number of orders. I shall continue to present my cus-

tomers with "Free for Trial" packages of "New and Desirable"

Vegetable and Flower Seeds, as usual.

See page 16 for Special Offer, and Discounts. Don't buy store seeds when you can so easily get mine. If you have never used my Seeds, please give me a

Trial Order.

How to Get My Seeds,

I send them Post Paid by Mail, and guarantee safe delivery to you. Look

over this Catalogue carefully, and mark with a pencil all that you want; then

make out on the order sheet a list of all the kinds and quantities that you have

selected.

Write your Name and Address plainly, and send the order to me

with the money enclosed.

How to Send Money.

Send by Bank Check, Express Order, by Postoffice Money

Order on La Conner, or by Registered Letter, at my risk and expense,

if the amount is One Dollar or upwards (deducting the cost of the order, or

the register fee). If less than One Dollar, you may send Postal Note or

Postage Stamps, in a common letter, securely sealed and plainly addressed.

Do not Delay, but make out your order now, while you think of it, and have the seeds on hand when planting time comes.

Yours very truly,

A. G. TILLINGHAST,

La Conner, Skagit Co., Wash.

Descriptive Price List

For 1894

Puget Sound Seed Gardens, Choice Selection for Washington

S3T*Prices Include Postage^

When sent by Freight or Express, or delivered at our Seed Store. 10 cents per pound may he deducted from these prices.

£

ASPARAGUS

h Conover's Colossal—The stand-

Oz. 10 cts;

pkg. 5 cts.

EJ

ard variety. Large and good.

ARTICHOKE

Oz. 25 cts;

pkg. 10 cts.

Green Globe The largest and best for eating. See cut above.

Jerusalem Artichoke

Tubers, 25 cts per lb by mail; 15 cts

per lb by express.

Asparagus Roots Two year

old.

5 cts each; 50 cts per doz; $4 per

100.

By Freight or Express, $3 per 100.

BEANS, BUSH

Lb. 25 cts;

J lb 10 cts; pkg 5 cts.

Challenge Dwarf Black Wax—

A new kind just introduced, which

proves to be the earliest of all the wax

It is vigorous and prolific, and

beans.

of best quality for snap beans.

Improved Golden Wax An

improvement of the old Golden Wax

which has been so popular for years

past. Possesses all the good qualities

and is larger in pod and more prolific.

New Golden Eyed Wax—One

its pods or leaves never

of the best;

rust or spot like some others, and it is

blight proof.

Entirely stringless, flesh

tender and of excellent quality and.

flavor.

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Lb.

BEANS, POLE

30 cts.;

I

lb.

10 cts.;

pkt. 5 cts.

Dutch Case Knife—One of the

It

earliest and most prolific varieties.

has large, green flat pods, and is good

as "snap" or shelled green.

Old Homestead—Early as any,

and enormously productive. The pods

though large cook tender and melting,

and we can recommend it as the best

It is well suited to

green pole bean. this climate.

The Golden Champion— The

best early wax pole bean. Very large yellow pods, stringless and cook tender.

Every garden should have this and the "Homestead." BEETS

Lb. 75 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; pkt. 5 cts.

Early Egyptian—Best early table

beet. Turnip-shaped and smooth.

Eclipse Later, but gets larger than the above.

Improved Arlington—We offer

this beautiful beet for the first time,

but have grown it for two years.

It is

good size, of dark, rich, blood red col- or. It does not become tough or stringy

when old, as is the case with many

other varieties, but is sweet and tender

at all times.

It is a grand table beet,

and nearly as early as any.

Edmund's Blood Turnip Is

handsomely shaped, not too large or

coarse, but of good marketable size.

Long Smooth Blood—The best

late winter sort.

GOLDEN TANKARD.

LANE'S SUGAR.

MANGEL WURZEL BEETS

Lb. 50 c. ; i lb. 20 c. ; oz. 10 c. ; pkg. 5c.

Golden Yellow Tankard—

superior strain of yellow mangel. Very

sweet, firm flesh. Produces enormous crops, as from its peculiar shape it can

grow closer in the row than the ordi-

nary mangel. Will yield 75 tons to the

acre.

Lane's Imperial Sugar—Hard-

ier and contains more sugar than the other kinds. It is a white sugar beet

selected for feeding stock.

''^mimljlJIK

Norbitan's Giant Largest red;

easiest to pull; excellent for stock.

Yellow Globe—Better than other kinds for sandy or shallow soil. Globu- lar in shape, productive and keeps well.

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BORECOLE, or KALE

Oz. 25 cts.: pkg. 5 cts.

Green Curled Bright green,

spreading and beautifully curled.

BROCCOLI

Oz. 90 cts. 1

pkg. 5 cts.

Early Purple Cape—Early, com-

pact heads of good flavor.

Autumn White Cape— Later,

large white heads; splendid fall variety.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Oz. 25 cts.; pkg. 5 cts.

Tall French Produce compact

sprouts of good quality.

CABBAGE

Lb. $2; i lb. 50 cts. ; oz. 20 cts. ; pkg. 5 cts.

JS^T make a specialty of cabbage seed, and

greatest care is taken to keep it pure and true

te name. I use only lars-e solid beads to grow

seed. There is no better cabbage seed to be found anywhere in tbe world, if you want to

grow large solid sure-heading cabbage, use my

seed.

Early Jersey Wakefield—This

is the very best for early use,

or for

early market. Solid pointed heads.

Henderson's Early Summer—

A little later and larger than the Wake- field. Heads flat and stand longer with-

out bursting.

Early Winnigstadt—A very solid

pointed head, medium in size and earli- ness. If planted late, makes a good winter cabbage. Heads well on land too poor to head other kinds.

Fottler's Brunswick A very

large, sure-heading second early drum-

head.

planted late.

Excellent winter cabbage if

Red Drumhead—A large, very

solid, late red cabbage, much used in

pickling. Good keeper and a favorite

with the ladies.

Premium Flat Dutch—Best for

winter use: round or slightly flattened

head.

Stands freezing well; a good

keeper and of excellent quality.

Mammoth Marblehead The

largest and latest of all the cabbages.

Grows to enormous size, but requires

rich soil, good culture and the whole

season to head solid.

CARROTS for table use.

Lb. $1; i lb. 30 cts.: oz. 10 cts.; pkg. 5c.

Early HornBest for early mark-

et or table use.

CARROTS for field and stock.

Lb. 75 cts.: J lb= 25c; oz. 10c; pkg. 5c.

Oxhert, or Guerande Short

and thick, intermediate between the

half -long and the early horn varieties,

three or four inches in diameter at the

neck. Of most beautiful color and shape.

4?

Danvers Half-Long Shorter

and easier to pull. Great favorite. Very

productive and of extra fine quality.

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Long Orange—Best late for field

and stock.

Yields well, keeps well.

Large White Belgian—Largest

and most productive stock carrot.

CAULIFLOWER

Lb. $20;

oz. $1.50;

pkg. 15 cts.

j^=My cauliflower seeds are grown on Puget

Sound,

est

Wash., from selected beads of the choic-

strains, and proves to he much better than

seed from any

and money

you can

other source. Don't waste time

on inferior cauliflower seed when

get this which is sure to make nice

large heads, if you give it proper care.

Early Pad ilia—A new kind that

originated with us. It is earlier, larg-

er and better than Henderson's Snow-

ball, which it resembles, and is an im-

provement on that well known kind.

Henderson's Early Snowball

One of the best and choicest. My seed

is grown directly from Henderson's

stock and will be found to be even bet-

ter than Henderson's sealed packages.

Extra Early Dwarf Erfurt

very choice early, small-leaved, large

sure-heading variety. Planted late, it

is the best kind for autumn use.

Veitch's Autumn GiantLarge

late white. Compact heads well pro- tected by foliage. Oz. 50c; pkg, 10c.

CELERY

Oz. 30 cts.; pkg. 5 cts.

Crawford's Half DwarfVig-

orous of growth, solid, good flavor.

Kalamazoo—The most solid, crisp

eating and delicately flavored variety.

Very large, short and stocky, and of

quick growth. Keeps well. Good for family use or for market.

Dwarf Golden Heart—A very

popular new variety. Beautiful showy

sort; solid, excellent flavor and keeps

well during the winter.

White Plume—A new variety with

white stalks and leaves. Very orna-

mental.

Does

not require so much

banking up for bleaching as the other

kinds.

CORN

Lb. 25 cts.;

J lb. 10

cts.;

pkg. 5 cts.

The CoryThis is a selected strain

of the old and well known Early Mar-

blehead, and is a standard among Mar-

ket Gardeners for first early market.

Early Minnesota—The standard

Early Sweet Corn ; ripens a little earlier

than Crosby's. Eight rowed ears of good size, sweet and well-flavored.

Stalks grow about five feet high.

Stowell's Evergreen—This va-

riety is more largely planted than any

other, being the general favorite with canners and market gardeners, for late

use.

CUCUMBERS

Oz. 10 cts.; pkg. 5 cts.

Early Russian—Very early and

prolific.

Early White Spine—Medium in

earliness. Fine for table use.

Long GreenLate. The best for

pickles.

2^ All Seeds carefully tested, so weQknow they will grow,

s A. G. TILLINGHAST'S SEED CATALOGUE.

ENDIVE

Lb. $1.50; oz. 15c; pkg. 5c.

Green Curled— Not only much

used as a Salad, but is highly ornamen-

tal from its delicately cut and colored leaves. Much used for garnishing.

KOHL RABI

Oz. 15c; pkg. 5 cts.

Large Early Purple—Fine and

tender.

Large

Early White Same as

above except color.

LETTUCE

Oz. 15c;

pkg. 5c.

Black Seeded Simpson—Large

early. Very nice and desirable; slow to run to seed; tender a long time.

Hanson One of the very best-

Large heads, sweet and crisp.

MUSK MELON

Oz. 10c; pkg. 5c.

Montreal Market Nutmeg-

Largest of all the nutmeg melons. Quality good. Valuable for market or

for use. Jenny LindThe earliest netted. Small but delicious.

WATER MELON

Oz. 10c; pkg. 5c.

The BossHandsomest and best

for shipping or eating.

Johnson's Christmas Very

solid and of delicious flavor. Excellent

keeper.

Phinney's Early—Very early and

productive; good and easy to grow.

YELLOW DANVERS.

RED WETHERSFIELD

ONION

Lb. $1.50; Jib. 50c; oz. 15c; pkg. 5c

{^"Those who tried my onion seed last year

found that it came up good; all grew, and made nice large onions. The same will be found this

year, and onion growers can place the utmost

confidence in this seed. For many years only the best shaped, solid, soundest onions have been used for seed: thus by long selection they

have become the best keepers in this climate of any kir.d. No better onion seed is to be found

anywhere.

Oregon Yellow Danvers

great favorite. Large, round, yields

heavy. Early to ripen up, and a good keeper. Best for Puget Sound. All the old onion growers use it.

Large Red Wethersf ield A

pleasant flavor; grows large; keeps

well.

SILVER SKIN.

EARLY RED.

White Portugal, or American

SilverskinA large, white, flat on-

ion of mild flavor.

Fine for early use

and for pickling. Keeps as well as any

of the white onions. By OUNCE and PACKET only.

Extra Early RedA light colored

onion. Good keeper. Earliest of all.

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FIRST OF ALL

AMERICAN WONDER

PEAS

Lb. 25c; £ lb. 10c; pkg. 5c

First Of A!!— Best of

the hard,

be

planted very early as they are not so

smooth round

peas, which

can

liable to

rot in

the

ground as the

wrinkled peas. They are very prolific

and do not need bushing.

American Wonder Earliest of

the wrinkled peas.

need bushing-.

Large peas and pods Quality extra good. Do

not plant it while the ground is cold

Dwarf, does not

and prolific

and wet. It is indeed a wonder.

Dwarf PeaThe dwarfest of all.

Early, hard, smooth, round.

The HeroineA new kind just

introduced. By all odds the best mar-

But 2i feet high, it is

loaded with ENORMOUS pods, tilled with

8 to 10 large peas of most excellent

quality. Every gardener should have

ket late pea.

this pea.

To see it is to want it.

Veitch's Perfection—The best

late pea for family use. Very product-

ive, large, sweet and good.

deed perfection, so far as QUALriYis

concerned.

Dwarf Champion—The old, well

known Champion of England, changed

to a dwarf so it will not need bushing.

First class quality.

FIELD PEAS

Price, $2 per bushel;

It

is

in-

$3 per 100 lbs.

Blue China and Black-Eyed Marrowfat Two good field peas,

much used in field cultivation to sow

broadcast for hogs, etc.

grow them. PARSNIP

It pays to

Lb. 75c. ;

I lb. 25c. ;

oz. 10c. ;

pkg. 5c.

Long White Large, smooth,

sweet. The standard kind. Grown from specially selected smooth roots.

JggHParsnip seed one year old will not grow.

There

Don't be fooled on old parsnip seed.

should be parsnips in every garden to use at

any time through ~the winter. They also make

excellent hog feed. Swine are very fond of them and fatten rapidly on them.

PARSLEY

Oz. 15c; pkg. 5c.

Fern LeavedA beautiful mossy

sort. Useful for garnishing or flavoring.

PEPPERS

Oz. 30c; pkg. 5c.

Golden Dawn—Large, sweet, yel-

low, productive.

Has no fiery flavor,

and is excellent for mangoes.

Large Sweet Mountain—Red,

mild, much used for mangoes.

Red

Cayenne Small, prolific,

hot, used in pickling.

PUMPKIN

Oz. 10c; pkg. 5c. Sweet or Sugar Fine grained;

excellent for pies.

SALSIFY

Oz. 15c;

A white, carrot

pkg. 5c. shaped root that

makes delicious soup resembling oys-

ters in flavor. Easy to grow.

Good all

winter and late in spring. Can be left

in the ground all winter.

SPINACH

Lb. 50c; oz. 10c; pkg. 5c.

Large ViroflayA new variety

superior to the old round leaf kinds.

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SQUASH

Lb. SI; oz. 10c; pkt. oc.

Early White Bush—The earliest

summer squash. Very pretty scallop- ed and very productive.

Hubbard The standard winter

squash, old and reliable.

Marblehead—Valuable; like the

Hubbard, except it is of a pale green

color.

Large Summer Crookneck—

An excellent new kind for family use

or for market.

Fine buttery flavor.

Prolific and large.

Long Island White Bush—An

improvement over the old White Bush

Squash, being smoother, thicker flesh

and of much better quality.

We have

found by trial in our garden that this

is the best Summer Squash we ever grew. Price10c. per pkt. ; 20c per oz.

SUNFLOWER

Oz. 10c; pkg. oc.

Mammoth Russian Flowers

and seeds very large. Seeds rich with

oil, and valuable to feed poultry.

TOMATOES

r Oz. 30c; pkg. oc.

The Ruby—The earliest large To-

mato. Grows with less vine and leaves so the sun can get at the fruit better than other kinds. After further trial this new tomato proves to be the best

Our vines were

All

loaded with ripe fruit this year.

who have trouble in ripening tomatoes

should try this excellent kind.

See

cut above.

kind to grow

here.

Livingston's Beauty Hand-

somest, solid early.

Livingston's Perfection Is

large, early, smooth, prolific, good.

Yellow Plum Small, plumshaped

and early. Nice for preserves.

Lb. $1;

RADISH

oz. 10c;

pkg. oc.

French Breakfast—Small, oval

form, quick growing, mild and tender.

Color, scarlet, tipped with white.

Chartier Beautiful long scarlet

white tip, crisp and sweet.

See cut.

China Rose Winter Best for

winter use. Long, solid and tender.

RHUBARB

Lb. $1.75;

oz. 20c; pkg

Victoria— Is very large,

oc.

standard

kind.

Roots1 year old, 10c. each; $1

per doz.; $5 per 100.

TURNIPS

Lb. 50c; Jib. 20c; oz. 10c; pkg. 5c

White EggLarge, early, sweet, good, smooth, egg-shaped.

EXTE A E AK LY^MIL AN.

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Purple-Top Strap-Leaf The

old standard flat fall turnip.

Lb. 60c. ;

RUTABAGA

1 lb. 20c. ;

oz. 10c. ;

pkg\ 5c.

White French A large white

market variety, sweet, smooth and

solid. Good winter keeper.

American YellowA large yel-

low sweet Swede. Excellent for table

or for stock.

Skirving's Purple-Top Best

for field culture and cattle feeditg, and

good for market.

TOBACCO

Oz. 30c; pkg. 5c.

Connecticut Seed Leaf—Har-

dy; the best for this latitude.

lent kind for smoking.

HERB SEED

5c. per pkg.

Excel-

Extra Eariy Milan—Earliest of

Anise

Lavender

turnips. Quite flat, small leaves and

Caraway

Marjoram (sweet)

small tap-root, with bulb 3 or 4 inches

Coriander

Sage

in diameter, of bright red and purple

Dill

Summer Savory

above ground and clean white below,

Horehound

Thyme

making- it very attractive in market.

Rosemary

Wormwood

Popular Flower Seeds

Prices Pkg. jC. ; six for 2$c. ; fifteen for 4Jc. ; the whole collection of 20 kinds, joc.

Accrociinium—The most beautiful of tbe

everlastings. Red and white mixed.

Ammobium—Pure white. Fine for bou-

quets if gathered before fully bloomed.

AstersThe finest varieties mixed. will find them choice.

Alyssum Sweet Very fragrant white

flowers. In bloom a long time.

BalsamCamelia flowered: double mixed

colors.

Chrysanthemum - Fine double mixed

colors.

CarnationFinest mixed. Most magnifi- cent of the pinks.

Dahlia—All colors mixed. Sow early in house.

Helichrysum— Very strong, large, rich-

colored double flowers. Easily grown. Ever-

lasting.

M arigold African, double, mixed, very

showy; easily grown.

You

Marguerite—Beautiful daisy-like flowers,

very showy and fashionable.

PetuniaMixed colors, profuse blooming, hardy.

Pansies Choicest mixed, large -flowering, beautiful.

Phlox Drummondi—A beautiful showy

annual. All colors mixed. Popples Pasony flowered, mixed colors,

large, brilliant.

Portulaca Double and single mixed.

Creeper, with bright colored flowers.

Rodanthe—Delicate, silky, pendant flow-

ers. The most delicate of all the everlastings.

Stocks—New German. Mixed colors. Long

time in bloom. Very pretty.

Sweet Peas—Mixed colors. Very fash-

ionable, brilliant, fragrant flowers. Extra fine. Twenty new kinds. Be sure and try them.

Verbena— Choicest mixed. Blooms freely.

Fine for bedding.

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