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Image from page 573 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 573 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

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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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oken of insome of the Belgian periodicals. E. umbellata is a beautiful bush. The THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. embothrium. 559 leaves are deep green and glabrous onthe upper surface ; in a young state earlierin the season they are silvery-gray, andsilvery-white beneath. The creamy-whiteflowers are produced in the greatest pro-fusion in June. In some localities theplant is practically evergreen ; in theneighbourhood of London, however, itis—at any rate during such winters asthe two last—to all intents and purposesdeciduous. It is probably perfectly hardy if the flowers were removed. It is frequenton our shores, but more abundant in thenorth than in the south. E. condensatus(Bunch Grass) is a vigorous perennialGrass from British Columbia, forming adense, compact, column-like growth, andmore than 8 ft. high. It is covered fromthe base almost to the top with longarching leaves, and in the flowering seasonis crowned with erect rigid spikes 65 in.long, so that it resembles an elongated ear

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Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius). throughout Britain, as it withstands themuch severer winters of Northern Ger-many without protection. In a wildstate it occurs from the Himalayas toChina and Japan. Elasagnus parvifoliais a name under which this species occursin some gardens.—G. N. ELYMUS {Lyme Grass).—E. arettariusis a wild British Grass, vigorous and dis-tinct, which if planted in deep soil nearthe margin of a shrubbery, or on a Ijankon the Grass, makes an effective plant,growing 4 ft. high, and as we should culti-vate it for the leaves, there would be no loss of wheat. It is very ornamental, and maybegrown in the same way as the Lyme Grass.Other kinds might be mentioned, butone or two give us the best effect of therace. EMBOTHRIUM {Fire Bush).^E.coc-cineiiin is a very beautiful S. Americanevergreen shrub of the Protea family, hardyin warm parts of Britain, even withoutthe protection of a wall. At CoombeRoyal, in South Devon, it grows quite20 ft. high, and is a spectacle of won-dro

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

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