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A Woman's Hardy Garden | by Helena Rutherfurd Ely



This little book is only meant to tell briefly of a few shrubs, hardy perennials, biennials and annuals of simple culture. I send it forth, hoping that my readers may find within its pages some help to plant and make their gardens grow.

TitleA Woman's Hardy Garden
AuthorHelena Rutherfurd Ely
PublisherThe Macmillan Company
Year1904
Copyright1903, The Macmillan Company
AmazonA Woman's Hardy Garden

With Illustrations From Photographs Taken In The Author's Garden by Professor C. F. Chandler

-Chapter I. Introduction
LOVE of flowers and all things green and growing is with many men and women a passion so strong that it often seems to be a sort of primal instinct, coming down through generation after generation, fr...
-Chapter II. Hardy Gardening And The Preparation Of The Soil
IT has not been all success. I have had to learn the soil and the location best suited to each plant; to know when each bloomed and which lived best together. Mine is a garden of bulbs, annuals, bienn...
-Chapter III. Laying Out A Garden And Borders Around The House
PERPLEXITIES assail a would-be gar-dener on every side, from the day it is decided to start a garden. The most attractive books on the subject are English; and yet, beyond the suggestions for planting...
-Columbines
If these Rhododendrons do not grow in your vicinity, they can be ordered from a florist. In the hills, about five miles from us, acres of them grow wild, and twice a year I send my men with wagons to ...
-Chapter IV. How To Plant A Small Plot
I AM frequently surprised to hear people say, Oh, a flower garden is very nice, but such a trouble! I have heard this expression several times from friends who employ a number of men and have large ...
-How To Plant A Small Plot. Continued
It will be seen, from the following list, that such borders can easily be made and planted at a cost of less than thirty dollars. This can be reduced by omitting the Hyacinths. Directions for planting...
-Chapter V. The Seed-Bed
THE possessor of a garden,large or small, should have a seed-bed, where seeds of perennials and some of the annuals can be sown and grown until large enough to be permanently placed. Not only will thi...
-Chapter VI. Planting
I CAN NOT impress too strongly upon my readers the importance of ordering their plants and seeds of well-known firms. The best are always the cheapest in the end. Inquiry among friends will generally ...
-Chapter VII. Annuals
THERE are so many annuals that I will write only about the few which are easiest to grow and are most desirable. For me a flower must have merits for decorating the house as well as for making the gar...
-Cosmos
The early-summer flowering variety of Cosmos will begin to bloom in July, and, if not allowed to go to seed, will be a mass of flowers until killed by frost. In favorable soil Cosmos grows luxuriantly...
-Zinnias
Lately I have grown only two varieties, a vivid scarlet and a salmon-pink. They are not only lovely when growing, but make a beautiful house decoration, as the stems are long and stiff. Poppies growi...
-List Of Annuals, With Height, Colour And Period Of Blooming
Asters, all colours; one to two feet; August to October. Alyssum, white, dwarf for borders; six inches; blooms all summer if not allowed to go to seed. Balsam, Camellia-flowered, pale pink, dark red...
-Chapter VIII. Perennials
SOME of the perennials to be sown yearly in the seed-bed from about April first to tenth, are the following: Columbines of all varieties, yellow, white, shading from pink to red and from pale blue to...
-Coreopsis (Grandiflora)
Every one knows the Coreopsis, which, by continual cutting, will give abundant bloom for three months. The variety with velvety maroon centers is particularly fine. Hibiscus is very easy to raise, an...
-Peonies
For beauty and usefulness Peonies rank with Phloxes. Large plants will frequently bear twenty great blossoms. By raising both early and late varieties, their period of bloom can be continued for a mon...
-Phlox
There is no flower in the garden more beautiful, more easily cultivated, or giving so much bloom as the Phlox. I could certainly never have a garden without it. Bed of Peonies on edge of lawn. June ...
-Lychnis (London Pride)
I cannot now recall any perennial except the Cardinal Flower, which has blossoms of so brilliant a scarlet as Lychnis, or London Pride, growing tall and erect, with its bright colour. It is most effec...
-List Of Hardy Perennials, With Height, Colour And Time And Period of Blooming, Arranged Alphabetically
Aqvilegia, or Columbine, all colours; one to two and one-half feet; tenth of May to first week in June. Chrysanthemums, all colours but blue; three feet; end of September until very cold weather. De...
-Chapter IX. Biennials And A Few Bedding-Out Plants
THERE are but few hardy biennials. The important ones, which no garden should be without, are: Digitalis (Foxgloves) and Campanula medium, (Canterbury Bells.) Foxgloves and Canterbury Bells bloom in...
-Canterbury Bells
Let any one who has been at Oxford in June and July recall the Canterbury Bells in those loveliest of all gardens, New College and St. Johns, and she will not rest until they have a place in her gard...
-The Bedding-Out Plants
And now a little about the only three bedding-out plants that I grow - Dahlias, Carinas and Gladioli. I should, have said four, for there is always a large bed of about four dozen Scarlet Salvia (the ...
-Chapter X. Roses
THE Rose asserts her right to the title of the queen of flowers through her very exclusiveness. She insists upon being grown apart from other plants; otherwise she sulks and is coy, refusing to yiel...
-Chapter XI. Lilies
LILIES, too, should have a book for them-selves. My knowledge of them is slight. Lilium auratum (Auratum Lily), the grandest of all Lilies, disappears after a few years. If large-sized bulbs are bough...
-Chapter XII. Spring-Flowering Bulbs. Snowdrops
BULBS can be planted at any time in the autumn before the ground freezes; the first week in November is as good a time as any. The cost of Tulips, Narcissi and Daffodils is not great. They multiply an...
-Chapter XIII. Shrubs
OF the hundreds of shrubs, comparatively few survive the severe winter climate of interior New York, or grow very luxuriantly. Lilacs of all varieties, white and purple, single and double; Deutzias, w...
-Chapter XIV. Water, Walks, Lawns, Box-Edging, Sun-Dial And Pergola
IT is not advisable to arrange for a garden of any size without considering the question of water. Within the limits of a town supply there is only the comparatively simple matter of laying the pipes....
-Walks
Unquestionably, walks near the house should be graveled; they naturally have too hard usage to keep turf in good condition. Graveled walks should be dug out a foot or more in depth, filled in with bro...
-Box-Edging
Box edging should be set out in the spring, that it may be thoroughly rooted before winter. Great care must be taken in setting out the Box, that the row be absolutely straight and even. The garden c...
-Pergola
Across the end of this garden is a rustic pergola seventy feet long, made of cedar posts cut from the woods on the farm, ten posts on a side, each post being set four feet deep. A string-piece of heav...
-Chapter XV. Insecticides - Tool-Room
THE enemies of growing things have certainly increased alarmingly of late years, I cannot recall that formerly any insect was to be found in either vegetable or flower garden, other than the potato bu...
-Autumn Work In The Flower Garden
I have found that Bordeaux mixture prevents the leaves of Monkshood from turning black and falling off, if the plants are well sprayed with it about the middle of June and the first of July. Phloxes ...
-Tool-Room
It is of the greatest importance to have a tool-room or closet according to the size of the place, and to require all implements to be kept there when not in actual use. There should be shelves across...
-Chapter XVI. Professional Gardeners. Conclusion
THE character of professional gardeners seems to be changing. They have become more perfunctory, more stubborn, more opinionated, until now it is a really serious question with them of the danger of ...
-Old-Time Gardens
A BOOK OF THE SWEET O' THE TEAS By ALICE MORSE EARLE Author of Home Life in Colonial Days, etc. Cloth. Crown 8vo. $9.50, net. Profusely Illustrated. A treatise which will be welcomed by all lov...
-Flowers And Ferns In Their Haunts
By MABEL OSGOOD WRIGHT With illustrations from photographs by the author and J. HORACE McFARLAND Cloth. 12mo. $9.50, net. The reader of Mrs. Wright's handsome volume will wend his way into a fairy...
-Sun-Dials And Roses Of Yesterday
GARDEN DELIGHTS WHICH ARE HERE DISPLAYED IN VERY TRUTH AND ARE MOREOVER REGARDED AS EMBLEMS By ALICE MORSE EARLE Author of Old Time Gardens, etc. Cloth. Crown 8vo. $9.50, net. Profusely Illustr...
-Spring
Where the climate is like that of New York, perennials can be planted safely about the 15th of April, and the earlier it is done, the less chance there is that they will receive a setback. Success in ...
-A Woman's Hardy Garden
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN THE AUTHOR'S GARDEN BY PROFESSOR C. F. CHANDLER Cloth. 12mo. $1.75 net. A BOOK TO BE WELCOMED WITH ENTHUSIASM BY THE WILLING NOVICE IN GARDENING . . . R...
-Our Mountain Garden
By MRS. THEODORE THOMAS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS Cloth, 12mo. $1.50 net. Our Mountain Garden.' by Mrs Theodore Thomas, is one of the latest, freshest and most enticing calls to t...









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