FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS.
Author of "Practical Forestry,"
"Hardy Coniferous Trees," "British Orchids," &c., &c.
SECOND AND CHEAP EDITION.
"GARDENING WORLD" OFFICE,
1, Clement's Inn, Strand, W.C.
Printed by Hicks, Wilkinson & Sears,
4, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, London, E.C.
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION
This book has been
written and is published with the distinct object in
view of bringing home to the minds of planters of Hardy
Trees and Shrubs, the fact that the monotonous
repetition, in at least nine-tenths of our Parks and
Gardens, of such Trees as the Elm, the Lime, and the
Oak, and such Shrubs as the Cherry Laurel and the
Privet, is neither necessary nor desirable. There is
quite a host of choice and beautiful flowering species,
which, though at present not generally known are yet
perfectly hardy, of the simplest culture, and equally
well adapted for the ornamentation of our Public and
Private Parks and Gardens.
Of late years, with the
marked decline in the cultivation of Coniferous Trees,
many of which are ill adapted for the climate of this
country, the interest in our lovely flowering Trees and
Shrubs has been greatly revived. This fact has been well
exemplified in the numerous enquiries after these
subjects, and the space devoted to their description and
modes of cultivation in the Horticultural