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, white; two to three feet; July and August.
Calendula (Pot Marigold), all shades of yellow; mid-July until killed by frost.
Calliopsis (Coreopsis), yellow with red or brown center; two feet; mid-July, until killed by frost.
Candytuft, red, white, purple, Empress variety white the best, fine for edging; six inches; blooms continually if not allowed to go to seed.
Centaurea (Cornflower), all shades of blue; three feet; blooms three months if kept cut.
Cockscomb, crimson and scarlet; two to three feet; August and September.
Cosmos, white, pink, crimson; three to five feet; from the fifteenth of July until killed by frost.
Eschscholtzia, yellow Poppies; one foot; blooms all summer.
Godetia, pink, crimson, white; one foot; blooms all summer.
Marigold, all shades of yellow; one to two and one-half feet; mid-July until killed by frost.
Mignonette, average height one foot; blooms all summer if kept from seeding.
Nasturtiums, all shades of yellow and red; dwarf, nine inches; climbing, five feet; bloom all summer until killed by frost.
Pansy, many colours; six inches; from early spring until November, if kept well cut.
Petunia, double giant - flowered the only kind to raise; white, crimson and pink; one and one-half feet; bloom all summer.
Phlox Drummondii, many colours; one foot; blooms July, August and September if not allowed to seed.
Poppy, all shades of pink and red, also white; one to three feet. If several varieties are planted can be had in bloom from three to four weeks; end of June and July.
Snapdragon, scarlet and white, white and yellow, pure white; one and one-half feet; July and August.
Stocks (German Ten-Weeks), white, pink, red, purple; one and one-half feet; middle of July until middle of September.
Sunflower, yellow, dwarf and tall varieties, single and double; three to six feet; all summer.
Sweet Peas, all colours; three feet; grown on bush or trellis; end of June until October if kept well cut and moist.
Sweet Sultan, purple, white, yellow; one and one-half feet; June, July and August.
Zinnia, many colours; one and one-half to two feet; July, August and September.
I have always preferred to plant deciduous trees in the Spring, and have had extraordinary success. The hole to receive the trees must be deeper and larger than the roots, and in the bottom should be placed a quantity of well-rotted manure, which must be covered with about four inches of good earth free from lumps and stones. Then set the tree, which one man should hold upright, while another, after spreading out the roots carefully, shovels in the earth, which should be top soil, well pulverized. When the hole is about half filled in, turn on the water and thoroughly wet the ground below and all about the roots. The rest of the earth can then be filled in and pounded down, and the ground around the tree covered with a mulch of coarse manure. If the weather is dry, the tree must be well watered twice a week and the earth soaked to the roots; the tree will then be quite sure to live.
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