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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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few forkfuls ofmanure, and if this be taken from a warmmanure-bed, so much the better. Plantand water them with soft rain water, andmulch the surface with manure. Duringhot weather manure-w ater will be of use. The best varieties are sanguineus,borboniensis, Gibsoni (a very fine darkvariety), giganteus, Belot Desfougeres (avery tall and branching kind), viridis (ofa uniform lively green), insignis, africanus,africanus albidus, minor, hybridus, micro-carpus, macrophyllus, atro-purpureus,and sanguinolentus, all of which are forms THE ENGLISH FLOWER garden. 809 of A, commtmis, a native of the EastIndies. ROBINIA (False ^tv^tvV?).—Beautifulflowering trees for lawn or shrubbery.The common Acacia or Locust Tree (A.psciidoacacia) is of quick growth, hardy,and thrives almost anywhere. The ordi-nary form, with its white Pea-shapedblossom in full beauty about the end ofJuly, is the most familiar. Of the numer-ous varieties the following are the best :Decaisneatia, with delicate pink flowers ;

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11 –(^^ Robinia pseudoacacia. semperjlorens, flowering throughout thesummer, and having white blossoms andbright green foliage ; and Bessoniana^ thethornless branches of which form a denseglobular head of deep green foliage, whichis retained until very late in autumn, henceits great value as a town or a street tree ;niiinoscefolia, with finely-divided leaves ;fastigiata, of upright growth ; crispa, withcurled foliage ; monopJiyUa, with leavesentire instead of pinnate ; imibracie/ifera,with a spreading head ; macrophylla., withlarge leaves ; sophorcrfoHa^ with leaveslike the Japanese Sophora ; and inermis,with a small head of spineless branches. R. viscosa {Clauuny Locust) is smallerthan the ordinary False Acacia, but iselegant in foliage and beautiful in flower.The flowers resemble those of Decaisnesvariety of the common Acacia, being ofa pale pink colour, but the clusters areshorter and denser. It is a beautiful lawntree, flowering while the tree is still small :fully grown it is of

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

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