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Image from page 524 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 524 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 524 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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act from its value, for it is a gracefulflower and worthy of special care. Rais-ing a batch of seedlings once a year iseasily done. The seed may be sown atany time in spring, and strong plants beready to put out into their floweringquarters in autumn. Its handsomeflowers are borne on strong stems 12to 18 in. in length. In the garden theflowers are brilliant and long-lasting, andthev are also valuable for cutting.—A. H. CORIARIA.—Evergreen shrubs, na-tives of India and America ; they seemto do well in southern parts of the country,and are even hardy in London, thrivingin ordinary conditions, and best fitted fora place among shrubs of medium size.Tvvo or three species are in cultivation,the most usual being myriifolia (a nativeof S. Europe.) corns {Monipelier C.)—C. monspelien-sis is a pretty dwarf plant of the Primroseorder, about 6 in. high, usually biennial inour gardens, thriving on dry sunny partsof the rock-garden, in sandy soil, andamong dwarf plants. .South of Erance.Seed.

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Cornus alba. CORNUS {Dogwood: C<7r;z^/).—Mostof the Dogwoods known in cultivation areshrubs or small trees. Some are prettyshrubs, useful in the park and pleasure-garden, or along watercourses, the shootsof some giving fine colour in winter ; andthere are two very dwarf species for thebog-garden. C. alba, the white-fruited Dogwood, is anative of Asia, growing to a height of from5 to 10 ft., with slender branches clothedwith bright-red bark, giving a charmingeffect all throughthe year, eitherin a mass or as aspecimen planton a lawn or inthe shrubbery.The flowers,white or cream-coloured, are incrowded cymes,followed bywhitefruits. Thevariety Spa/hi isone of the finest—in our climate,at any rate—ofshrubs with col-oured leaves. In spring the leaves are bronzy, in summerdeeply and irregularly margined with gold.The habit of the plant is vigorous, thevariegation constant, and the foliage doesnot scorch in bright sunlight, as is the casein not a few plants with golden variegatedleav

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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:524 , bookcollection:biodiversity , bookcollection:NY_Botanical_Garden , bookcollection:americana , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium

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