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About Orchids

A Chat

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Author: Frederick Boyle
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,377 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.8
LoC Category: QK
Downloads: 7,290
Added to site: 2005.11.27 11774
Genres: Essays, Nature

horticulture. Among others which I recollect was an idea of growing bulbs the year round! No trouble with bulbs! you just plant them and they do their duty. A patient friend at Kew made me a list of genera and species which, if all went well, should flower in succession. But there was a woeful gap about midsummer--just the time when gardens ought to be brightest. Still, I resolved to carry out the scheme, so far as it went, and forwarded my list to Covent Garden for an estimate of the expense. It amounted to some hundreds of pounds. So that notion fell through.

But the patient friend suggested something for which I still cherish his memory. He pointed out that bulbs look very formal mostly, unless planted in great quantities, as may be done with the cheap sorts--tulips and such. An undergrowth of low brightly-coloured annuals would correct this disadvantage. I caught the hint, and I profit by it to this more enlightened day. Spring bulbs are still a _spécialité_ of my gardening. I buy them fresh every autu

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