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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dersi hybrids, being hardier, give better results, but generally ourclimate is against the older Gladioli, and disease very often comeswith any large attempt to grow them. THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN. Hardy Bulbs for Cut Flowers.—The special or reserve gar-den includes beds for hardy bulbs—a very good way of growing them,and for supplying flowers for the house. A curious habit of theflowers of bulbs is that, cut from the plants when just opening andput into water, they get larger than they would if left on the plantsout of doors, and this should lead us to encourage many lovely flowersamong hardy bulbs that are among the best for our rooms. Hithertothe horror of the gardener has been cutting flowers for the house ; butif cutting prolongs his bloom, strengthens his plants, and gives allwho care for his flowers a fuller enjoyment of them, we may securehis powerful aid. Consider what one may escape in storms, frosts,and other dangers if a flower, cut just on arriving at maturity, lasts
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longer indoors than out, and actually, as in the case of the Narcissus,gets larger! Narcissi, through their hardiness and drooping heads,endure our climate better than any other flowers, and yet severestorms will beat them about and destroy flowers that might have livedfor days in the house. Large showy flowers like Tulips, sufler withevery heavy shower. Anything which makes it easier to have flowersin the house is a real gain ; their exquisite forms are best seen, and telltheir story best when brought near to the eye. A flower of our yellowwood Tulip opening and closing, and showing its changing form in aroom, gives ideas of beauty which cannot be gleaned by glancing ata bed of bulbs. A variety of hardy bulbs should therefore be grownfor their value as cut flowers, apart from their use in the garden.Hardy Bulbs among Choice Shrubs.—One of the most HARDY BULBOUS AND TUBEROUS FLOWERS. 109 marked improvements is the planting of handsome bulbs in masses ofRhododendrons and like bushes.
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