Hardy Plants for Cottage Gardens

9780217001656: Hardy Plants for Cottage Gardens

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... RED FLOWERS APRIL RED SHRUBS--None APRIL RED PERENNIALS Aubretia, see False Watercress. False Watercress (Aubretia dcltoidcs, var. Leichtlinii). 6-12 in. A hardy evergreen trailer bearing few-flowered racemes of rosy carmine flowers. Plants make a dense growth and can be layered, covering branches with sand and leaf mold, and will establish themselves by spring. After flowering the plant may be divided. Transplant in autumn. Propagate also by seeds and cuttings; give a deep rich soil. MAY RED SHRUBS Peach. Japanese (Prunus Persica, var. sanguinea plena). 3-8 ft. One of our most beautiful introductions from Japan, bearing blood red double flowers of great delicacy and beauty. Also a pink and a white variety. For description and culture see Peach. Japanese, Pink Shrubs, May. Quince. Japan (Cydonia Japonica). Also known as Pyrus Japantea. 4-6 ft. A beautiful and well-known shrub with bright scarlet flowers produced for a long season. It can either be treated as a bush on the open lawn, or can be trained against a wall, or grown as a hedge. Also it can be pruned to a single standard with long upper branches. It can be grafted on a Pear, Hawthorn or common Quince. Layers are obtained by cutting down the old stock and when the young growth is firm enough can be bent down; or the old stock can be cut down and covered with soil, which will cause the old growth to rot and the young shoots to spring up at the base which can be detached by the autumn of the following year. It can also be increased by suckers and cuttings. The Pear grafted on a Quince increases its productiveness. Give a deep rich soil and any situation not too exposed. It is subject to San Jose' scale. Redbud, Judas Tree (Cercis Canadensis). 10-40 ft. Handsome leaves that open at the same time that the bri...

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