FOR LITTLE GIRLS
DUFFIELD & COMPANY
Junior and Allan,
Two of the dearest children that ever showed
love for the soil.
To select your flowers
intelligently, though, you must know something about
their nature, habits, and tendencies, and certain words
always found in seed catalogues and garden books may be
puzzling to a beginner.
a. Annuals, for
example, are the plants that live but a year or a single
however, continue for two years before they perish,
making roots and leaves the first year and usually
flowering the second.
c. Perennials are
the kind that continue for more than two years.
d. Deciduous refers
to the shrubs and trees that lose their leaves in the
e. Evergreens are
those that keep their verdure the whole year round.
plants may be annual, biennial or perennial, but they
have a stem that does not become woody, and that dies
down after flowering.
g. Hybrids are
plants produced by "crossing," or mixing two distinct