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Identifier: gardenbluebook00holl
Title: The garden bluebook;
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Holland, Leicester Bodine, 1882- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Perennials. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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as it will develop through the summer and on to thecoming of frost; but if we reverse this course and consider our gardenfirst in fall and last in spring, we will arrive much more easily at our finalplan. For a glance at the charts will show that flowers over four feet highare extremely rare before July, while almost everything that blooms inMay or earlier is less than a foot and a half in height. Consequently if INTRODUCTORY 9 we are to locate the tall plants first we must start with the fall and workforward. Another good reason for this method is that while many plantsbecome unsightly after their season is past, all of them are presentableup to their time of bloom. So we can be assured that every late-bloomingplant we place will present a spot of green throughout the season. To begin then with October. The splendor of the late fall garden lies,as every one knows, in the Asters and the Chrysanthemums, so we willstart with a sufficient quantity of these to form a good October composi-

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October- Ran and Elevation. r— J? y% ?4m /77-1, % fz&z %) M t, 70S* fyw? h Wri J M6ti fJ>&. 7/MA w P y/zzt W/& tj Jti %m ■A fat %v m~A – tion. The Delphinium may be blooming sparsely then, as it often does,so we wilkchoose the blue-violet New England Aster (No. 20) to go withit, and out Chrysanthemums shall be yellow and bronze. The tall Astersare rather thin and scrawny in their lower stems, so we will tuck them inbehind Peony A which will partially screen them. One patch of Chrys-anthemums we will place where their handsome foliage will hide theDelphinium when it is cut down after its first bloom, and another willserve to shield the lower leaves of the Althaea, often brown and withered IO THE garden BLUEBOOK from fungus disease. This gives us the composition in blue, violet, andgold, indicated by the sketch for October, and few gardens can show abetter display at a time when frost is in the air. Next for S

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