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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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17 to 18 ft. in circumference. Thebrownish-violet flower-panicles have atfirst erect branches, but as the flowersopen, these branches curve over gracefully,and resemble a Prince of Wales Feather.Each of the numerous flowers has at itsbase a tuft of long silky hairs, whichcontribute greatly to the feathery lightnessof the whole. For isolated positions onlawns it is excellent ; or it might be usedin groups, or on the margin of theshrubbery. Even more valuable than thetype are the two variegated forms, varie- 572 EUONVMUS. THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. KUONYMUS. gata, with leaves longitudinally stripedwith white and green ; and zcdruui,with distinct cross bars of yellow onthe green, which render it singularlyattractive. These ariegated forms,particularly zcbrina, are not quite so vegetable matter, and, as a rule, theyprefer open sunny situations, particularlythe evergreen sorts, and all thrive nearthe sea. The following are among themost distinct of the kinds at present incultivation :—

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type, hardy aJapan. EUONYMUS (spindle Tree).—Lowtrees with little beauty ot flower, butthis defect is compensated for by theirfoliage, habit, and the bright fruit whichsome of the sorts bear. They growwell in almost every variety of soil, butare most luxuriant in such as are rich in E. europseus {Common Spindle Tree).— This is a native of England, and is abushy tree, from lo to 25 ft. high ; theleaves are of a warm green colour,changing as they decay to a reddish tint.Its small greenish-white flowers expand inMay, and are followed almost always byan abundant crop of fruit, in bright pinkcapsules, which, opening up in the EUONYMUS. THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. EUPHORBIA. 573 autumn, reveal the orange-coloured sacwhich envelops the seeds, pioducing abeautiful effect. Of several varieties, themost interesting are the white fruitedkind, which differs from the species inproducing white instead of pink cap-sules ; the variety with scarlet leaves ;and nanus or pumilus, a neat little plant,

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

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