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Image from page 437 of "The English flower garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their cul

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Title: The English flower garden and home grounds : design and arrangement shown by existing examples of gardens in Great Britain and Ireland, followed by a description of the plants, shrubs and trees for the open-air garden and their culture

Year: 1906 (1900s)

Authors: Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935

Subjects: Flower gardening Plants, Ornamental Cottage gardening Gardens

Publisher: London : J. Murray

Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden

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thanthe oldest k\nd,A. f/texieania/i. They strikebest when placed on a gentle bottom-heat,and will winter in any position where thereis plenty of light, and the temperaturedoes not go below 40°. Cuttings.—\\. W. AGEOSTEMMA (J^ose Campioji).—A.corojiaria is a beautiful old flower, of thePink family, hardy and free, most at homein chalky and dry soils. It is a woollyplant, 2 ft. to 3 ft. high, bearing manyrosy-crimson flowers, in summer andautumn, easily raised from seed, excellentfor borders, beds, and naturalisation on drybanks. It is biennial or often perishes on THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN. AJUGA. 423 some soils. There is a white variety anda double red one ; the last is a goodplant. The name is sometimes given tothe annual Viscarias. A. Githago is alarge annual, occasionally grown inbotanic gardens. A. JfW/f-trz is a hybridbetween A. coronaria and A. Flos-Jovis,very compact, free flowering, and rich incolour. AGROSTIS (Cloud Grass).—A largefamily of Grasses, the best of which

 

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down annually, taking care to prevent itfrom breaking into an irregular head.Vigorous young plants and suckers ingood soil will produce handsome archingleaves 5 ft. or more long, not surpassedby those of any stove plant. Cuttings ofthe roots. AIRA {Hair Grass).—Graceful grasses,of which one of the prettiest is A.pulchella,with many hair-like stems, growing in lighttufts 6in.high. Itisuseful forforminggrace-ful edgings, amongst plants in borders, orfor pots for rooms. Its delicate paniclesgive a charm to the finest bouquets. Seedmay be sown either in September or inApril. This comes from South Europe,and the British A. ccespitosa is handsome.A. c. vivipara, with its innumerablepanicles of graceful viviparous awns, re-sembles a miniature Pampas Grass. A.flextiosa (the Waved Hair grass) is apretty and graceful perennial. Of easyculture in ordinary garden soil. AJUGrA (Bugle).—A small family ofdwarf herbs of the sage order, floweringin spring and early summer, and havingpurplish flowe

 

 

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