Flower Gardening

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byHenry Sherman Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XVIII THE MOST DEPENDABLE FLOWERS Any true amateur would find the growing of flowers only along lines of least resistance intolerably tame sport. To him no small part of the charm of the pastime lies in the overcoming of difficulties. Whatever is not easy to do, even the seemingly impossible, renews his zeal and spurs him to fresh endeavor. But true amateurs are not the greater contingent of those who grow flowers for pleasure; they are relatively few. Most have not the time, or, lacking the necessary enthusiasm, do not care to take it. The really dependable flowers are good enough for them. This is a very sensible attitude--above all for the beginner, who has ahead years enough in which to graduate into the amateur class if the light of greater experience shall make such a change desirable. Better have prime poppies than consumptive calichorti. Dependable flowers are flowers that can be depended upon to thrive in ordinary garden conditions and with ordinary care. With this distinction, ordinary is not to be taken to mean precisely uniform conditions and care. That would be absurd. A great many of the most dependable flowers, it is true, will thrive in common circumstances; but the sweet pea and lily-of-the-valley, though both are perfectly dependable, differ decidedly in their requirements. The following lists are made up of some of the most dependable flowers, including a few plants that are grown for the foliage and fruit rather than the blossoms. Only hardy plants that it is believed are reliably so a little above the latitude of Boston are mentioned. The arrangement, for greater convenience, is according to use as well as season--which necessitates occasional repetitions. Among shrubs are listed some slow-growing trees used in the same way....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter XVIII THE MOST DEPENDABLE FLOWERS Any true amateur would find the growing of flowers only along lines of least resis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217212301

ISBN - 13:9780217212304

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