The garden that we made . lose, ever-green wall. We put various kinds of perennial flowers in little bedshere and there on the grassy slope—some in mixed groups,some by themselves. Even in our first year we had manykinds of flowers in bloom, such as the hardy scarlet fuchsia,montbretia, lychnis (that spreads so well), foxgloves, lilies,hypericum, the Oriental poppy with huge red blossoms,and others. The Matterof Grouping. By degrees, however, we came to the conclusion that the flowers appeared to much greater advantage when not mixed too much. We also found that it was best to have not more th

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The garden that we made . lose, ever-green wall. We put various kinds of perennial flowers in little bedshere and there on the grassy slope—some in mixed groups,some by themselves. Even in our first year we had manykinds of flowers in bloom, such as the hardy scarlet fuchsia,montbretia, lychnis (that spreads so well), foxgloves, lilies,hypericum, the Oriental poppy with huge red blossoms,and others. The Matterof Grouping. By degrees, however, we came to the conclusion that the flowers appeared to much greater advantage when not mixed too much. We also found that it was best to have not more th
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The garden that we made . lose, ever-green wall. We put various kinds of perennial flowers in little bedshere and there on the grassy slope—some in mixed groups,some by themselves. Even in our first year we had manykinds of flowers in bloom, such as the hardy scarlet fuchsia,montbretia, lychnis (that spreads so well), foxgloves, lilies,hypericum, the Oriental poppy with huge red blossoms,and others. The Matterof Grouping. By degrees, however, we came to the conclusion that the flowers appeared to much greater advantage when not mixed too much. We also found that it was best to have not more than two colours in the same group, and that the tall Yew^Hidge pure white lilies, white chrysanthemums of different kinds, and some red flowers such asfuchsia, montbretia, Oriental poppy,and sweet bergamot, looked exceed-ingly well together. One mustneeds find ones way by degrees inmatters of arrangement. In the immediate vicinity ofthe castle there had not beenanything at all in the way offlowers, and we very soon found. One of theshowing theHedge. terraces,low Yew Digitized by IVIicrosoft® The Gardenthat We Made that this had to be rearranged. Personally, I think thatany building planted directly on sandy ground looksunfinished, not to say downright ugly. We now made a border, about half a yard in depth,along the wall, and here we planted a number of perennialflowers. Very soon we found, however, that they looked aconfused muddle. The space was not large enough toaccommodate so many, and the effect was unsatisfactory.The best way to arrange a bed of perennials is to have afew well-chosen kinds, and plenty of each kind. Then theeffect is good, as the masses assert themselves. Also putthe plants close together ; that aids in producing a richnessof effect. Our Hospitalfor Flowers. Our next experiment was with monthly roses. But thegales were too much for them towards the autumn, and inthe summer the sun was too strong. The poor wee roseswere dying away ! Whenwe found this out