Title: Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for in door use and parlor decoration
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Williams, Henry T
Subjects: House plants Window gardening
Publisher: New York : Ladies’ Floral Cabinet Co.
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries
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are filled with China, Bengal,and Tea Roses, the surface unoccupiedto be covered with Blue Lobelia; X. isthe trap door which leads out of theroof. A roof garden for Roses could beplanted every autumn with Bulb«, Snowdrops, Crocuses, Hyacinths, and Tulips,all of which would blossom and die be-fore the foliage of the Roses would belarge enough to do any harm.Fig. 23.-pian of a Rose garden on the Roof of a ^et, there be planted for instance, foufHouae. colors of Hyacinths in the beds J, K, L, M; Crown Imperials and Tulips in I; border all the beds with Snow-drops ; set Crocus in four colors inside of the Snowdrops; fill B, F, D, H withmixed Tulips, and put Daffodils, Jonquils, and Polyanthus in ^, C, C, G. The bed for roof gardens should be raised a few inches above the surface ofthe roof, the wood forming the bottom of the garden-box or crib, being perfo-rated ; the sides of the box should be two feet high. First lay over the floor afew inches of leaves, broken bones, or coarse manure.
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WINDOW GARDENING. 137 This idea of roof gardens may be still farther carried out, and made morepermanently useful for winter as well as summer, by covering it all over withglass; then at any season of the year the flower-lover may repair here, andalways be sure of finding some green things to enliven the looks, while in summer the glass may be opened to the admission of fresh air and rain. If the amateur does not wish to go to so elaborate and expensive a construc-tion, he may gratify his taste by the selection of large pots or boxes, fill themwith soil, and then place them upon the roof, filled with appropriate plants. Shrubs may be introduced here, such as the Deutzias, Spiraeas, or Weigelasbut usually annual plants—i. e., those grown from seed—will do the best, likeVerbenas, Salvias, and climbing plants. Fuchsias, Heliotropes, and GeraniurMwill always be appropriate. No prettier ornament to a house-top can be devised than to erect at each cor-ner of the roof a pretty trellis. L
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Tagged: , bookid:windowgardeningd00will , bookyear:1884 , bookdecade:1880 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:Williams__Henry_T , booksubject:House_plants , booksubject:Window_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___Ladies__Floral_Cabinet_Co_ , bookcontributor:NCSU_Libraries , booksponsor:NCSU_Libraries , bookleafnumber:141 , bookcollection:americana