Punch, or the London Charivari

Vol. 159, September 29th, 1920

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,227 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 300
Added to site: 2005.09.09
mnybks.net#: 11019
Genre: Periodical
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owers, Michaelmas daisies, gladioli and other autumn blossoms, adding brightness and gaiety to our flower-garden."

"Gaiety" seems to be rather a strong point with this author, for a little further on he says, "The garden should be gay throughout the month with the following plants," and then follows a list of about a hundred names which sound like complicated diseases of the internal organs. I cannot mention them all, but it seems that my garden should be gay throughout with _Lysimachia clethroides, Kniphofia nobilis_ and Pyrethrum uliginosum. It is not. How anything can be gay with Pyrethrum uliginosum I cannot imagine. An attitude of reverent sympathy is what I should have expected the garden to have. But that is what the man says.

Then there is the greenhouse. "From now onwards," he writes, "the greenhouse will meet with a more welcome appreciation than it has during the summer months. The chief plants in flower will be Lantanas, Campanula pyramidalis, Zonal Pe

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