The Garden - an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches (1876) (14787944793)
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Title: The Garden : an illustrated weekly journal of gardening in all its branches
Year: 1871 (1870s)
Subjects: Gardening Horticulture
Publisher: London : (s.n.
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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and Carnations were laden withflowers of great beauty, but my attention was specially drawnto the abundance of Roses ; few of course at this early seasonare of show quality, such sorts as Safrano, Souvenir dun Ami,Souvenir do David, and Lamarque, being, with the Red Bour-bons I mentioned before, the freest winter-bloomers ; but onenew kind, evidently a seedling from Souvenir dun Ami, butdwarfer in habit, deeper in colour, and more open in shape,seemed to mo of great excellence and size. Comtesse deNadaillac is pronounced here to be the most beautiful andsweetest apricot-like scented Rose of recent introduction, but,like Cloth of Gold and many other favourites, it is reservingitself for Easter apparently, having bloomed so abundantly inNovember and December as to require a rest. To obtain thisabundance of winter beauty, all the flowers in summerare pulled off, and no more water given them than is re-quisite to sustain life, when in September the life-giving Mak. 18, 1878 ) THE GARDEN.
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264 THE GARDEN. (Mae. 18, 1876. .autumn rains fall, they are severely piuned (exceptingCloth of Gold), and thus produce in November and December—and, indeed, all through the winter—a profusion of flowers,while, after the March rains the blooms are again mostbeautiful. In the market the masses of Violets, both doubleand single, Anemones of all sorts and colours. Narcissus,Myrtle, sweet-scented Geranium, Wild Hyacinths (H. orien-tali»), to say nothing of what are called garden flowers, makeone long for a time when distance can be sufficiently annihi-lated for us in England to see something of their freshnessand beauty. In spite of the continued drought, deep-rootedtiees, such as Planes, are bursting their buds, and WeepingWillows and Almonds are in their loveliest green, but a heavyrain for a day or two falling on the earth, heated by the bakingsun of the last fortnight, would make everything grow as ifby magic, and fill the Pea-pods that seem to flag in the heatof the last week. S