Studies in Gardening by Arthur Clutton-brockStudies in Gardening by Arthur Clutton-brock

Studies in Gardening

byArthur Clutton-brock

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... THE FIFTY BEST ROCK PLANTS IT is not quite so difficult to make a choice of the fifty best rock plants as of the fifty best hardy perennials; but no list is likely to please any one very much except the maker of it; and even he will probably see the faults of it soon after he has made it. One plant will seem the best of its kind to-day and another to-morrow. Besides, he is sure to forget some of his favourite plants. But still his list may contain some beautiful plants unknown to some of his readers, and it may confirm their liking for others. The list which follows does not pretend to be even the writer's final choice, but it will contain only plants which he has thoroughly tested, and which he knows can be made to flourish without any great amount of skill. Some of them are quite easy, others not quite so easy; but none are inexplicably capricious, and none demand conditions which the ordinary well-made rock garden in the country cannot supply. They are chosen first for their beauty, next for their perfect fitness for the rock garden, and last for their comparative ease of culture. None of the larger shrubs suitable for the rock garden are included among them, and no bulbs. Some are not rock plants in their native countries, but all will look better and probably do better in the rock garden than anywhere else. If the present writer were allowed to grow onlyone rock plant, he would without hesitation choose Lithospermum prostratum. It has only two faults--namely, that it will not endure lime in the soil and that it is not easy to propagate. Otherwise it is as perfect as a plant can be. It is a small shrub, quite prostrate in its growth, and for some months of spring and early summer covered with brilliant blue flowers, while it often bears again, though mo...
Title:Studies in GardeningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217562140

ISBN - 13:9780217562140