THE
PRACTICAL GARDEN-BOOK

CONTAINING THE SIMPLEST DIRECTIONS
FOR THE GROWING OF THE COMMONEST
THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE AND GARDEN

BY
C. E. HUNN
AND
L. H. BAILEY

THIRD EDITION

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., Ltd.

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I would emphasize the home garden, made by the members of the family. I would preach the beauty of the common plants and the familiar[vi] places. These things are never old. Many times I have noted how intently an audience of plant-lovers will listen to the most commonplace details respecting the cultivation of plants with which they have been always familiar. There was nothing new in what they heard; but they liked to have the old story told over again, and every detail called up a memory.

The same questions are asked every year, and they always will be asked,—the questions about the simplest garden operations. Upon this desire for commonplace advice the horticultural journals live. A journal which publishes only things that are new would find little support. Some of these common questions I have tried to answer in this little book. I wish them answered in the simple and direct phrase of the gardener. Therefore I asked my friend C. E. Hunn, gardener to the Horticultural Department of Cornell University, who lives with plants, to write advice for one who would make a garden; and this he did in a summer vacation. These notes, edited and amplified, now make this book...............

 

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