Excerpt from Popular Garden Flowers: Anemones, Asters, Begonias, Carnations, Crocuses, Daffodils, Dahlias, Geraniums, Gladioli, Hollyhocks, Hyacinths, Irises, Lilies, Pansies, Phloxes, Primulas, Sweet Peas, Stocks, Tulips, Roses
Systems of gardening are not of much use unless supported by good plants, of which the best varieties are selected for thorough cultivation.
Many amateurs grow too many kinds of plants. They crowd their beds, borders, and rockeries with a heterogeneous assembly of genera, many of which are of no special value. They would find gardening equally interesting, and far more effective, if they selected a few Of the great ﬂowers which have been developed by ﬂorists, studied the habit and requirements of the plants, and made themselves acquainted with the best varieties.
By making good use of such great bulbous ﬂowers as Daffodils, Tulips, and Hyacinths for spring; Begonias, Roses, Sweet Peas, Zonal Geraniums, Asters, Carna tions, Hollyhocks, Irises, Lilies, Paeonies, and Pansies for, summer; and Dahlias, Chrysanthemums, Phloxes, Michaelmas Daisies, Japanese Anemones, and Gladioli for late summer and autumn, it is possible to have a garden full of beauty and interest for the greater part Of the year.
In The Perfect Garden I dealt with systems of gardening and plans of gardens. In a second work.
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