This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Seeing some communications on the culture of our native plants reminds me that I used to. do something of that myself. I have found one of the prettiest very easy. O. spectabilis, blossomed in March with no special care. Set in the garden it blossomed several years in succession. C. pubescens, 0. parviflorum and C. specta-bile all blossomed in a sandy loam, and the two first increased largely. I have no doubt that O. acaule could be made to bloom in a bed of decayed pine wood, as that is almost always its location. I have seen a long row of them perched like birds on a soft, moss-grown log, that let one's feet sink in like snow. I have grown Gentiana Andrewsi much handsomer chan they' were at first, finer in color, and with more flowers. Uvularia grandiflora and uper-foliata grow much handsomer in a few years with care. Our common Aquilegia Canadensis becomes a perpetual bloomer if not permitted to ripen seeds. Have seen a mass of roots nearly a foot through that had to be divided with an axe, having become woody and solid.