Making a Garden of
W. C. EGAN
McBRIDE, NAST & COMPANY
successful garden has a permanent basis. There must be
some flowers that appear year after year, whose position
is fixed and whose appearance can be counted on. The
group classed as perennials occupies this position and
about flowers of this class is arranged all the various
array of annuals and bulbs. These last act as
reinforcements in rounding out the garden scheme.
are plants that live on year after year if the
conditions surrounding them are congenial.
shrubs are perennials, of course; in these the stems are
woody, but we are considering only those known as
herbaceous perennials, having stems of a more or less
soft texture that, with the exception of a few evergreen
species, die back each fall, new ones appearing the
number of them are too tender to be generally grown as
hardy perennials, but those that bloom freely the first
year—like the snapdragon—are treated as annuals,
discarding them when the season is.................