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

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

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...rock'ant. The Willow Herbs of our own tudes are very tall and vigorous, but on the dreary summits of the RockyMountains and the Californian Sierras one species has succeeded in contending against the elements by reason of its very dwarf stature; it has imitated the Phloxes and Pentstemons of the same region: though not more than 3 in. high, it has retained the size and beauty of flower of the finest species, the colour being rosycrimson. It is hardy, and thrives in ordinary sandy soil in the rock-garden. Some of the small New Zealand species, such as glabellum nummulariaefolium, and longipes, are very useful for draping stones on rock-gardens.--D. EPIMEDIUM Barren-wort).--Interestingand, when well grown, elegant plants of the Barberry Order, but not shrubby. E. pinnatum is a hardy dwarf perennial from Asia Minor, 8 in. to 2A ft. high, with handsome tufts, and bearing long clusters of yellow flowers. The old leaves remain fine until the new ones appear in the ensuing spring. It is not well to remove them, as they shelter the buds of the new leaves during the winter, and the plants flower better when they arc allowed to remain. Cool peaty soil and a slightly shaded position are most suitable. Other species are alpinum, macranthum, Musschianum, purpureum, rubrum, niveum, and violaceum, all loving half-shady spots in peat, or in moist sandy soil. None are so valuable for general culture as the first-mentioned. Known species.--E. alpinum, Europe, concinnum, Japan, datum, Himal. matrani'hum, Japan. Musschianum, do. Pcrralderianum, Algeria. pinnatum, Persia. pteroceras, Caueas. pubescens, China, pubigcrum, Caucas. rubrum, Japan, sagittatutn, do. EPIPACTIS Marsh E.)--E. fitdustris is a somewhat showy hardy Orchid, 1 to li ft. high, flowering late in...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504070
  • 9781236504074