Title: Popular gardening and fruit growing; An illustrated periodical devoted to horticulture in all its branches
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Publisher: Buffalo, New York Popular gardening publishing company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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Hand Barrow fur Carrying Berry Crates. does not make it necessary for us, purely on thescore of work, to reduce our annuals to a veryselect list. 1 shall venture to suggest a few hintsto younger planters, who will be tempted by theshowy catalogues to try everything between thecovers. I make it a first rule, unless there be aspecial reason to ,make exception, to excludeflowers without perfume, for among these tinypets, the perfume is the greeting given to us atwe draw near them. On the same ground I ex-clude the coarser or stifler sorts, which havenothing in the way of grace or sweetness to 1891. POPULAR GARDENING. 89
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offer; nothing would tempt me again to giveroom to the graceless Zinnia. If you will allowme to select for you a short list, it shall include,first of all, the choicest strain of Sweet PeasEckfords Newest Hybrids. One never regretsthe time spent over these early, delicious andgraceful flowers. Plant the seed deep in goodgarden soil, and furnish a good trellis, and youwill And nothing more delightful in your gardenthroughout the whole summer. Next to these aliberal selection of Nasturtiums, an old-fash-ioned, but highly improved, wholesome favorite.It is hardly possible to exclude the jister,althoughit lacks in perfume. Its many shades, rich andbeautiful, make it deservedly popular. I wouldplace it third on list. The Balsam, although abeautiful flower in color, has a sickening odor,and finds no welcome with me; but the Alyssums,double and single, and with them the Candytufts,I highly prize; thelatter fiower nowpresents itself tous in many exquis-ite shades of color.A very neat andprofu
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