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 cul">
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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ers. The shrubs and climbers, too, help—Bramble, WildRoses, Water Elder (Viburnum), Common Barberry, with its gracefulrain of red berries ; Vines in many forms ; hardy flowers, too, help withAcanthus, Alexandrian Laurel, Solomons Seal, Iris, Plantain Lily,Rock plants are rich in good leaves : Cyclamen, Heuchera, Christmasand Lenten Roses, the large Indian Rockfoils and the Barrenworts; and Y 2 324 THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. then there are the hardy ferns of our own country and Europe, andalso those of North America as hardy as our own. A great help in a house is ready access to a handy water supplyin a little room, near the flower garden or usual entrance for flowers,where vessels may be stored and flowers quickly arranged, usedwater and flowers got rid of and so planned that the mistress ofthe house, or whoever arranges the flowers, may use it at all timeswithout other aid. This greatly helps in every way, and makesthe arrangement of flowers for the house more than ever a pleasure.
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The Chimney Campanula, Staunton Court. CHAPTER XXIX. EVERGREEN TREES AND SHRUBS. Oh the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree,They flourish at home in my own country.—Old Ballad. The above lines might be worth thinking of by those bent onplanting evergreens for any of these uses, as if it were borne inmind that the evergreens we plant have to face winters in an Oakand Ash land, we should have less of the frightful waste owing tothe planting of rampant but not hardy evergreens which perish innumbers after hard winters. There are no background hues prettier than afforded by someevergreens like the Yew, Box, and Ilex; but their use requirescare ; we may have too many of them, and they should not takethe place of flowering shrubs and flowers of many kinds. Itis outside the flower garden that evergreens are most useful gene-rally, and in a cold country like ours, especially on the easterncoasts and in wind-swept districts. Holly banks and hedges of otherhardy evergreens are often a nece
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