Garden Flowers of Summer Volume 2

Garden Flowers of Summer Volume 2

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... type. The bulb is round, the stiff stems two to four feet high, the short-stemmed leaves widely scattered. The w idely reflexed flowers are flushed and spotted with crimson, and thickly covered with small lumps or papilla? near the centre. The blooming season extends into August and September. Ordinary garden soil is satisfactory, though the presence of leaf mould and peat improves it. Either sun or partial shade suits this species, which does best if given a slight protective mulch in winter. TIGER LILY (Lilium tigrinum) The Tiger Lily of the old-time garden is familiar to practically every one, even though found oftener to-day in abandoned than in carefully tended gardens. A native of China and Japan--where the round, perennial bulbs are eaten--it finds congenial conditions in all parts of this country, and.rapidly multiplies by self-seeding with bulblets that develop in the axils of the upper leaves. The pale whitish stems attain five feet or so and bear scattered, rich green leaves, becoming shorter toward the top of the stem. The flowers--in nodding clusters of from three to ten or more--are bright to orange red, thickly spotted with purple. The petals are generally more or less twisted. Though less fastidious as to soil than some other Lilies, the Tiger Lily prefers a loose, sandy loam well supplied with humus, where drought is not liable to occur and where shelter against high winds is afforded. Plant the bulbs seven inches deep. KENILWORTH IVY (Linaria Cymbalarid) Kenilworth Ivy, or Mother of Thousands, is a tender little plant which sows itself. It trails and roots at points, forming new plants. The leaves are lobed, having from five to seven roundish lobes. The flowers are solitary in the axils, a pretty bluish colour, sometimes more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524101
  • 9781236524102