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Image from page 521 of “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 cul

Image from page 521 of “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 cul

Image from page 521 of 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">

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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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. C. spittosa has itsspines round or awl-shaped, the whiteflowers, though small, are very numerousin summer. Under favourable conditionsit makes a formidable hedge in thesouthern counties, where it flourishes. COLLINSIA.—Pretty N. American an-nuals. If sown in autumn, they will, onsome soils, survive the winter, and flowermuch better than spring-sown plants, theflowers coming early. They are of theeasiest culture. Plants from seed sown inspring flower in twelve weeks. Thereare from nine to a dozen species orvarieties in cultivation and enumeratedin the catalogues, the only one requiringspecial treatment being C. verfia, whichmust be sown in autumn. The prettiest usefor these plants is for the spring-gardenin l)eds, or occasionally as abroad edging. COLLOMIA.—C. coccinea is a bright an-nual,! ft. to 18 in. high, flowering in summerand autumn. Sow it in April in openground ; or else in a frame in autumnand protect it during winter, if good THE ENGLISH FLOJVER garden. CONVALLARIA 507

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Colutea arborescens. plants are desired either for pots or plant-ing out. On warm soils it grows bestand sows itself every year, surviving thewinter, and growing much stronger. GOUJTR A,{B I adder Se mm).—T\&m!id-der Sennas cannot be called choice flower-ing shrubs, but theyare very useful for poorhungry soils, particularly for dry sunnybanks where few other plants can exist.Like the Gorse and a few other shrubs ofthe Pea family,they delight in adry sandy soil,andwhen in flower,which is duringseveral weeks inlate summer andin autumn, theyhave a pretty ap-pearance, theirfoliage being lightand elegant.They have num-erous names, butthere are only oneor two distinctkinds. The com-monest is C. ar-borescens, which, under favourable con-ditions, grows 6 or 8 ft. high, has largeflowers, varying in different varieties fromyellow to a deep reddish-yellow. C. crtcenta,C. halepica and C. media—all natives ofEurope—are smaller, and have brightyellow flowers ; but all have much thesame a

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Tagged: , bookid:englishflowergar00robi , bookyear:1906 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , bookauthor:Robinson__W___William___1838_1935 , booksubject:Flower_gardening , booksubject:Plants__Ornamental , booksubject:Cottage_gardening , booksubject:Gardens , bookpublisher:London___J__Murray , bookcontributor:The_LuEsther_T_Mertz_Library__the_New_York_Botanical_Garden , booksponsor:The_LuEsther_T_Mertz_Library__the_New_York_Botanical_Garden , bookleafnumber:521 , bookcollection:biodiversity , bookcollection:NY_Botanical_Garden , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium

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