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Image from page 232 of “The perfect garden, how to keep it beautiful and fruitful, with practical hints on eonomical management and the culture of all the principal flowers, fruits, and vegetables;” (1908)

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Identifier: perfectgardenhow00wrig
Title: The perfect garden, how to keep it beautiful and fruitful, with practical hints on eonomical management and the culture of all the principal flowers, fruits, and vegetables;
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Wright, Walter Page, 1864- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Gardening. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott company [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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f itwill be well to use loam and leaf-mould, as for rhodo-dendrons. The Pearl Bush {exochorda graiidijlora) is also beauti-ful, and may be treated like the Snowdrop Tree, whichit will rival in beauty. Yellow Kerria.—We have no more cheerful springshrub than the yellow kerria Japotiica. The double form{Jlore pleno) is much superior to the single, growing withmore vigour, and having brighter flowers. It is a verygood plant for a fence or low wall, and will grow almostanywhere. The Kahnias, particularly the two species glauca andlatifolia, are handsome both in foliage and bloom. Thelatter is an evergreen, and is almost worth growing forits neat habit and dark green leaves alone, but in addi-tion it has pretty white, pink-tinted flowers. They likepeat and leaf-mould. The Snowball tree or Guelder Rose {viburnum opulussterile of botanists), and the still more valuable viburnumcalled plicatum, are two very valuable late spring shrubs.The latter is one of the finest flowering shrubs that we

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u TREE AND SHRUB BEAUTY 167 have, possessing neat, bushy habit in conjunction with agreat profusion of beautiful white flowers. It is quiteworth growing as an isolated specimen in a lawn-bed,if shelter can be given. The well-known laurustinus,one of the cheap stock evergreens, is also a viburnum{tinus), and a very useful plant it is. The above are some of the most valuable of thespring flowering trees and shrubs, but, after all, they areonly a small part of the material available, and some ofthe following may be added if there is room. A prettydwarf evergreen with pink flowers, and liking a peaty soil,% andronieda polifolia. Small golden globes, very uncom-mon and pretty, borne freely in late spring, form theprincipal attraction of buddleia globosa, which is a loamlover. A quaint brown flower, not particularly pretty,but highly perfumed, is the Allspice {calycanthus). We can hardly rely upon camellias out of doors,except in sheltered places, with a warm, well-drainedsoil of peat and

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