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Image from page 807 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 807 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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n in this country.—N. RAMONDIA {Rosette Mulliejt).~R.pyrenaica is an interesting Pyrenean plant,with leaves in rosettes close to the ground,the flowers purple-violet colour, withorange-yellow centre, i to i^ in. across,on stems 2 to 6 in. long, in spring andearly summer. There has been a gooddeal of writing about its cultivation, but itis really not difficult except in soils muchcharged with lime ; growing in cool peatborders on the lower ledges of the rock-garden, or in moist yet well drainedchinks. It is found in the valleys of thePyrenees, on the face of steep and rathershady rocks. There is a rare whitevariety which does well in borders ofAmerican shrubs in peat soil, and a morerosy form has also appeared quite re-cently. Less known, but more easily grown, is R. serbica from the BalkanMountains, a rather taller plant, in whichthe leaves are covered with soft brownhair, and the flowers are pale blue ormauve coloured. A form of this from theCarpathian Mountains, Nathalicc, is per-

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Ramondia pyrenaica haps the best of all, though still scarce.Its flowers are darker, with bright orangeanthers, and come rather earlier andmore freely than in other kinds. Thistoo, however, is not happy where there ismuch lime in the soil. Seed and division.Gesneracece. RANUNCULUS {Crowfoot Buttercup).—Mountain, meadow, and marsh herbs,many of them weeds, while others areamong the choicest of alpine flowers andperennials for borders. They are for themost part of the simplest culture ; onlyR. asiaticus and its many varieties re-quire special treatment. R. aconitifolius.—A mountain pastureherb. The double-flowered variety whichis known as Fair Maids of France is apretty garden plant about 18 in. high,covered for several weeks in earlysummer with small rosette-like white blos-soms. It is a charming plant in deepmoist soils, especially the large-floweredform grandifiorus. The single wild plantis worth a place in collections. R. acris {Bachelors Buttons).—Thepretty double form of thi

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

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