By Bobby J. Ward
An pleasing survey of eighty plant genera, with a mess of references to, and extracts from, delusion and literature through the a while. This pleasant e-book will motivate you to examine your personal backyard in a brand new mild, in line with what William Blake or the traditional Romans stated approximately them.
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Page 37 The genus Anemone includes about 120 species of perennial herbaceous plants distributed worldwide in temperate regions, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. The early spring-blooming wood anemone of Europe is A. nemorosa, from which numerous cultivars have been selected. Anemone coronaria of southern Europe has solitary flowers of blue, pink, scarlet, or white. Anemone×hybrida, which probably includes in its parentage A. hupehensis from central China, provides flowers in late summer to autumn in a range of colors, from magenta through pink to white.
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Those who are not themselves versed in Latin will be warned that Myosotis palustris prefers damp sites, and trusting beginners fooled by finding forget-me-nots sold as annuals will discover that their perpetual plants are not miracles, but reliable perennials. The daring may be led to try to brew heather beer, as was done in Page 11 old Scotland, while the craft-minded may wish to make handsome little brooms with their callunas or carve burl pipes from the root knots of their arboreal ericas. The determinedly uncrafty (like myself) will be content simply to know that such matters might be attempted.