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Image from page 662 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 662 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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e than three flowers oneach stem, appearing nearly a monthearlier. L. vernum {Spring SnowJlake).—Abeautiful early flower about 6 in. high.The fragrant drooping flower resembles alarge Snowdrop, the tips of the petalsbeing marked with a greenish spot. It isexcellent for the rock-garden or borders,and thrives in a light, rich soil. Importedbulbs make little show for the first year ortwo, but when established theyflowerfreely. L. carpaticum is considered a variety,bearing two flowers on the stem, floweringa month later. Other cultivated Snow-flakes are L. hyemale and L. roseum ; butthese are very rare, and somewhat difficultto cultivate. LEUCOTHOE. — Beautiful evergreenshrubs of the Heath family, most of them-ery old garden plants, and common incollections of American plants. There isa family likenessamong the kinds,the best-knownbeing L. acumin-ata, IJ to 2h ft.high, with slen-der archingstems, in earlysummer wreath-ed with white bell-shaped prettyflowers. L. axil-laris is similar,

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Leucothoe acuminata. Catesba^i and L.racemosa, all ofwhich are known under the name Andro-meda. They are natives of N. America,hardy, thriving in light soil, preferring peat,and are suitable for the margins of groupsof American shrubs and for low parts ofrock-gardens. A newer and very beautifulspecies is L. Davisias, introduced a fewyears since from California, and not sohardy as the others. It makes a neatlittle evergreen bush 2 or 3 ft. high, andhas small leaves on slender stems, in Maybearing clusters of small white flowers.It is one of the choicest of evergreenhardy shrubs, and thrives with Rhodo-dendrons and Azaleas in peat soil. LEWISIA {Spatlum).— remarkableand beautiful Rocky Mountain plant, alliedto Portulaca, L. redivi7>a being very dwarfI in. or so high, with a small tuft of narrowleaes, from the centre of which the flower-stalks arise. The blossoms are large forthe size of the plant, being from i to 2|- in.across, and vary from deep rose to white.The roots are succu

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

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