Old-Fashioned Garden Flowers:
THE MOST DESIRABLE PLANTS FOR
ROCKERIES, AND SHRUBBERIES,
FOLIAGE AS WELL AS FLOWERING
By JOHN WOOD.
LONDON: L. UPCOTT GILL, 170,
STRAND, W. C.
LONDON: PRINTED BY A.
BRADLEY, 170, STRAND, W. C.
present time there is a growing desire to patronise
perennial plants, more especially the many and beautiful
varieties known as "old-fashioned flowers." Not only do
they deserve to be cultivated on their individual
merits, but for other very important reasons; they
afford great variety of form, foliage, and flower, and
compared with annual and tender plants, they are found
to give much less trouble. If a right selection is made
and properly planted, the plants may be relied upon to
appear with perennial vigour and produce flowers more or
less throughout the year. I would not say bouquets may
be gathered in the depth of winter, but what will be
equally cheering may be had in blow, such as the Bluet,
Violet, Primrose, Christmas Rose, Crocus, Hepatica,
Squills, Snowdrops, and other less known winter
bloomers. It does not seem to be generally understood
that warm nooks and corners, under trees or walls, serve
to produce in winter flowers which usually appear in
spring when otherwise