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. 1922 Excerpt: ...that the ordered bulbs arrive in early July, as they should--plant some at once, others at intervals of a few days, until the middle of ...
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. 1922 Excerpt: ...that the ordered bulbs arrive in early July, as they should--plant some at once, others at intervals of a few days, until the middle of September. If you like, try retarding some bulbs, by putting them away in a tin box, tightly closed, in a cold dry cellar, not to be planted till the second or third weeks in November, then in frames, to make a bid for Christmas flowers. Put bulbs anywhere moist, fairly rich, and rather shady, placing them 3 inches deep, and 3 inches apart. They ought to bloom in six to eight weeks, but any that take longer will be worth waiting for. How the bees love them! What a revelation they are to countless flower-lovers, if planted in roadside gardens! Leaves do not come until after the flowers, then make a pretty carpet. Meadow Saffrons are absolutely hardy, ready to grow from seeds sown out of doors in September, but seedlings do not blossom for four years. Colchicums are also good as pot-or window-box plants. Let me include Hardy Spiderworts, or Tradescantias in this book, although they are herbaceous perennials. There is ' such a bulby look about them, ' as a young friend of mine put it, and they can be increased rapidly by divisions of the roots. Plant them any time from October to April, in semi-shade or fullest sun, leave them alone, except to give water in droughty seasons, and tL.'re will soon be masses of vivid green coollooking grassy foliage, ij to 2 feet high, and stems set with quaint, vivid sky-blue, royal-blue, violet, rosy purple, or shining white flowers. They are the loveliest companions for Montbretias, helping them make a tropically gay sort of field. Hardy Tradescantias are well worth pot cultivation. I mean to try to force them gently for the greenhouse and for dinner-table centre-pieces. We come now to some ear...
West, Maud A. Good. No Jacket. Bulb Gardening by Mary Hampden, has 4 color plates by Maud A. West plus line drawings by the author, published by Scribners-one of the Home Garden Books-only date given is 1922. Hardback 221 page book has bumped corners, has a name, etc. and a personal library stampingt inside front cover, and shows foxing, minor soiling, and some separation near center of book. Overall is in good condition. No dust jacket. NOT AN EX-LIB!
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