Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 6

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...procession, but to me there was and is still in the yearly miracle of their re-awakening, in watching the tips piercing, r the soil, in their varied modes of unfolding thei first leaves with such a variety of colour too, from the tenderest green to deep crimson, an added pleasure not derived from ordinary bedding plants. I consider this a strong argument in favour of the cultivation of these hardy flowers that they afl'ord so much joy in watching their yearly appearance as soon as the icy grasp of winter is relaxed. While I do not say that hardy perennials will ever take the place of ordinary bedding plants for the decoration of public or private parks or grounds, or can be used so as to secure the striking colour rffects secured by the geranium or coleus and others, still I assert that any one possessed only of a small garden or whose acres are filled with beautiful flowers of the hardy sort, can have from early spring to autumn frosts, a continuous succession of bloom. We can have them 'suited to every situation, sunshine or shade, and to nearly F' every kind of soil. Not only so, but when 6 once established in our gardens they stay '4 with us forever if we are fairly good to them, increasing in bulk and btauty from year to-to year. We have th( m gay as the orienta1 poppy, and showy as the preonies; while many of them are excellent as cut flowers, as the single and double fioweringpyrel hrums, so many beautiful hybrids_of 'which I are being introduced. N 6((l I name the Iris family with its varied classes all exquisitely beautiful; the aquilegias in infinite variety. from our own native variety to the Rocky _.; Mountain one with its heavenly blue and I immaculate white, so blue and so white, as if it had been painted...
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922964
  • 9781236922960