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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hs will come up year after year in flowerbeds, and throwing away the roots after once blooming is a mistake. Other Lilies.—Apart from the true Lilies there are certainplants to which the name is also given betimes, such as the TorchLily (Kniphofia), the Day Lily (Hemerocallis), the Peruvian Lily(Alstroemeria), the African Lily (Agapanthus), the Belladonna Lily(Amaryllis), the Cape Lily (Crinum), the Plantain Lily (Punkia), theWood Lily (Trillium), the Mariposa Lily (Calochortus), besides otherLilies that do not come under our present heading, or which do notask for thought as regards their effective use. The Torch Lilies are brilliant in colour, and have been addedto of recent years, but severe winters have thinned them, and theywill always be best in dry soils and in sunny positions, protectedin winter. They are best kept apart from flowers more refined incolour, such as the Tea Rose. The Day Lilies are a really hardyrace, and most of them will grow anywhere. With their fine leaves
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Tulip garden at the Castle, Dingwall. io6 THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. and showy, well-formed flowers, they may be used with good effectin various ways. The Peruvian Lily is valuable, but far morebeautiful on warm soils. If on cool soils—and in cool districts itfails—we must prepare beds for it, but the best way in gardeningis always to grow the flowers that thrive without great labour in thesoil we have. The Belladonna Lily can, be grown in no more effectiveway than the old one of planting it under south walls. The CapeLilies have increased of late years from hybrids and otherwise,and are worth attention in deep soil in warm corners near wallsthat protect them from the north. The African Lily is most importantfor its unrivalled blue, but, save in the warmest parts of the south,where it may live in the open air protected, it is essential to giveit greenhouse or like protection in winter. It is one of the plantsfor which the expense of tubs or large pots is worth indulging in, andthe
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