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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that it is a much more effectiveone than setting out the plants in tile or other patterns. The later HARDY BULBOUS AND TUBEROUS FLOWERS. 103 these wild tulips come into bloom the better, as it brings theirnobler colour in when the harsh changes of the spring are nearlyover, and in the north they will come in with the early summer days.These ideas of the more picturesque planting of the hardier Tulipsneed not take from the lover of the old florist kinds his Tulip garden,which was very charming with its long beds of good soil, and at itsbest in some sheltered—hedged in or walled—garden. Crocus.—If the Crocus has any fault it is courage in coming soearly that it has to face every trouble of the spring, and green wintersinduce it to open too early. Yet what promise it brings us of themany-blossomed spring in border and in lawn ; for, in addition to theold and good way in garden borders, the Crocus, at least all the formsand series and the hardy and vigorous European kinds, is easily
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Narcissus princeps at St. Nicholas House, Scarborough. naturalised in lawns or meadow turf, and others even under Beech treesas in Crowsley Park. As regards this question, it should be remem-bered that the Crocus is wild in rich meadow grass in various parts ofEngland, at Nottingham and in Essex. The autumnal kinds may benaturalised too, but they ask perhaps for a warmer soil than the vernalkinds. Recent years have brought us many new Crocuses. The effectof the old kinds is not surpassed, but their beauty may be more fullyshown than in lines and dots by scattering them in natural-lookinggroups in grassy places among trees or in the open turf. Snowdrop and Snowflake.—The old Snowdrop gives as goodan effect as any other, but the many new varieties give the Snowdropmore value. Whether these new forms are species or varieties matterslittle ; their value as garden plants is the only question that concerns I04 THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN. flower-gardeners. Who would have thought a few years
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