Title: Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Subjects: Botany Gardening Forests and forestry
Publisher: New York : The Garden and forest publishing co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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m in Europe.If we planted as shallow here the plants would be above thesoil in fall, owing to the much greater heat here at that period. As already mentioned, our planting is intended to be a perma-nent one. And in summer, plants of annual duration will beplanted between the rows, such as Mignonette, Asters andother kinds for cutting, and in fall, when the first sharp frostshave killed these, the beds can be cleaned and a good topdressing of well-decayed manure spread on them. The 140 Garden and Forest. [Number 161. heavy fall rains will wash this down to the roots and nourishthem when they are most in need of help. It will be foundnecessary every third year to lift, separate and replant the bulbs,owing to the rapidity with which they multiply. In heavy for permanent planting, either for naturalization or for thedecoration of flower-beds and borders. With a proper selec-tion of varieties they can be had in the open ground fromEaster onward for six weeks. The earliest kinds might be so
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Fig. 26.—The Silver Maple.—See page 133. soils the bulbs would soon become so cramped in the soil asto render them flowerless owing to imperfect development,but in lighter soils this would not be so likely to occur. Thereshould be no excuse for a scarcity of Narcissus-flowers in gar-dens, when it is well understood how perfectly they are adapted planted that the protection of a frame could be given, and inthis way Easter flowers might be assured even in late seasons,but last year there were plenty in the open ground from newlyplanted bulbs without the least protection. South Lancaster, Mass. O. Orpet. March 25, 1891.] Garden and Forest. 141 Spring Flowers. MARCH is a month of anxiety in the hardy-plant garden.The losses usually noted at that time may be the resultof hard conditions earlier in the year rather than the constantchanges incidental to the month, but at this time we mayusually first take note of the losses. With all the continuedcold of the past winter the destruction a
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