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 cul">
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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ssed away theColchicum blooms begin to push up, and as some of my Colchicums are 5 inchesacross, of the richest rose colour, I do not exactly feel that this is a colourlesskind of gardening, and as I have a hundred different kinds of Daffodils, thislittle arrangement will not be without interest in spring. The Daffodils and Colchicums root deeply and grow mostly in winter,requiring water then, and not in summer, when the Campanula carpet is takingit all. There are some, however, which one must be careful about—the commonwhite Lily, for instance, which wants exposing to the sun in the autumn. I donot mind the exquisite French Poppies among these candidum Lilies, because thePoppies die about August, and then the Lilies get their baking and refuse to showthe bare earth, soon covering it all with their leaves. For the extreme front ofthe border hundreds of combinations will occur—Pansies over Daffodils, Portulacasover Central Asian bulbs, Christmas Roses and Hellebores over the taller
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Flower border in fruit garden at Dunrobin Castle, N.B. Daffodils, with Gladioli, Tritomas, and giant Daffodils, Hepaticas, and autumn-blooming and spring-blooming Cyclamens, with Scillas and Snowdrops. WhenAnemone japonica is low, up come the taller Tulips, sylvestris for instance, andhigher still out of the dark green leaves come the bejewelled Crown Imperials. As for the cultural advantages, I can imagine this system in the hands of askilful gardener to be the best of all In the first place, the plants suffer much lessfrom drought, because there is so much less surface exposed to sun and wind.Examine, not right under the root, but under the spreading part of a Mignonette,and see if, on a broiling hot day, the ground is not much cooler and moister thanon the bare ground. Irises are almost the only plants I know of that do requirethe soil bare about their rootstocks, but then Irises are a carpet of green always,and a few clumps of Tiger Lilies or Tiger Irises will not seriously injure
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