Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . a, Bengal,and Tea Roses, the surface unoccupiedto be covered with Blue Lobelia; X isthe trap door which leads out of theroof.iL--^ i -A- roof garden for Roses could beJ ^^^1 ^ planted every autumn with Bulbs, Snow-^ 3, drops. Crocuses, Hyacinths, and Tulips,|l all of which would blossom and die be-fore the foliage of the Roses would belarge enough to do any harm.-Kian o. Kose uaraen on tue uoor ot a Let, there be planted for instance, fourH8e. colors of Hyacinths in the b

Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . a, Bengal,and Tea Roses, the surface unoccupiedto be covered with Blue Lobelia; X isthe trap door which leads out of theroof.iL--^ i -A- roof garden for Roses could beJ ^^^1 ^ planted every autumn with Bulbs, Snow-^ 3, drops. Crocuses, Hyacinths, and Tulips,|l all of which would blossom and die be-fore the foliage of the Roses would belarge enough to do any harm.-Kian o. Kose uaraen on tue uoor ot a Let, there be planted for instance, fourH8e. colors of Hyacinths in the b Stock Photo
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Window gardening : devoted specially to the culture of flowers and ornamental plants for indoor use and parlor decoration . a, Bengal, and Tea Roses, the surface unoccupiedto be covered with Blue Lobelia; X isthe trap door which leads out of theroof.iL--^ i -A- roof garden for Roses could beJ ^^^1 ^ planted every autumn with Bulbs, Snow-^ 3, drops. Crocuses, Hyacinths, and Tulips, |l all of which would blossom and die be-fore the foliage of the Roses would belarge enough to do any harm.-Kian o. Kose uaraen on tue uoor ot a Let, there be planted for instance, fourH8e. colors of Hyacinths in the beds J, K, L, M; Crown Imperials and Tulips in 1, border all the beds with Snow-drops ; set Crocus in four colors inside of the Snowdrops; fill B, F, D, H withmixed Tulips, and put Daffodils, Jonquils, and Polyanthus in A, C, C, G. < The bed for roof gardens should be raised a few inches above the surface ofthe roof, the wood forming the bottom of the garden-box or crib, being perfo-rated ; the sides of the box should be two feet high. First lay over the floor afew inches of leaves, broken bones, or coarse manure.. WINDOW GAFDENING. ^*J This idea of roof gardens may be still farther carried out, and made morepermanently useful for winter as well as summer, by covering it all over withglass; then at any season of the year the flower-lover may repair here, andalways be sure of finding some green things to enliven the looks, while in sum-mer the glass may be opened to the admission of fresh air and rain. If the amateur does not wish to go to so elaborate and expensive a construc-tion, he may gratify his taste by the selection of large pots or boxes, fill themwith soil, and then place them upon the roof, filled with appropriate plants. Shrubs may be introduced here, such as the Dentzias, Spiraeas, or Weigelas;but usually annual plants—i. e., those grown from seed—will do the best, likeVerbenas, Salvias, and climbing plants. Fuchsias, Heliotropes, and Geraniumswill always be

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