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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Poets Narcissus in the grass at Belmont, Ireland, prom a photograph sent by Mr. J. H. Thomas. CHAPTER XII. THE WILD GARDEN. O universal Mother, who dost keepFrom everlasting thy foundations deep,Eldest of things, Great Earth, I sing of thee. In a rational system of flower-gardening one of the first things todo is to get a clear idea of the aim of the Wild Garden. WhenI began to plead the cause of the innumerable hardy flowers againstthe few tender ones put out in a formal way, the answer sometimeswas, We cannot go back to the mixed border—that is to say,to the old way of arranging flowers in borders. Thinking, then,much of the vast world of plant beauty shut out of our gardensby the s)-stem then in vogue, I was led to consider the ways inwhich it might be brought into them, and of the Wild Garden as ahome for numbers of beautiful hardy plants from other countries whichmight be naturalised, with very little trouble, in our gardens, fields, andwoods—a world of delightful plant beaut
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