Title: The English flower garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their culture
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935
Subjects: Flower gardening Plants, Ornamental Cottage gardening Gardens
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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s which thrive in any soil. Theymay be grown in the ordinary border, inthe rock-garden, on walls, and on ruins,and indeed in any place where the rootsfind foothold. Like the Saxifrages, theydiffer in habit, some, like S. acre, beinghumble and creeping, while others, like.S. spcctabilt are stately plants for theborder. A great many are in cultivation, S. Alaxiinowiczi and S. Selskyanum aresimilar. S. Ewersi.—A neat hardy plant, about 6 in.high, with broad silvery leaves and clusters ofpurplish flowers. N. India and Asia. S. hispanicum.—A minute grey plant, form-ing spreading lufts of short stems denselyclothed with thick leaves and inconspicuousflowers. Other Sedums nearly allied to it areS. dasyphylliun, S. glanditUfenim, S. fart-nosum and S. brevifolium; but though hardyon walls and rocks, they have not the vigour ofmany Stonecrops. Syn. S. glauctun. S. Lydium.—A pretty little plant from AsiaMinor, scarcely an inch high, similar to S.hispninrii/ii, except that the tiny crowded
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The Japanese Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile). and we mention the best of the hardykinds. S. acre [IVall Pepper).—T\s little plant,with its small, thick, bright green leaves andits brillianl yellow flowers, grows abundantlyon walls, thatch, rocks, and sandy places. Itis beautiful in the winter garden ; its goldentips peep out in November, and only vanishwith the heat of May. The variegated variety(atireiiin) has .shoots with tips of a yellow huein early .spring, and the tufts or flakes lookquite showy. The silvery tones of the varietyelegans are less effective and the plant lessvigorous. .S. sexaiigulare is similar to .S.acre. 8. Aizoon is i ft. or more in height, witherect stems crowned by dense clusters of yellowflowers. It is an old garden plant for theborder or rock-garden, and requires openpositions and a light soil. .Siberia and Japan. leaves are greenish and tipped with red. Foredgings or slopes bordering footpaths it is oneof the best, and likes plenty of moisture. Itroots on
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