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All Flowers per Month 12

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All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

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...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

 

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

 

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

 

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

 

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

 

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

 

Hanging Basket

 

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

 

Pollution Barrier

 

Pond

 

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

 

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

 

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

 

Tree for Small Garden

1

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

 

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

 

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

 

Filtering noise

 

Flower Arrange-ments

 

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

 

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

 

Moist and swampy Sites

 

Nitrogen fixing plants

 

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

 

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

 

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

 

Autumn Foliage

 

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

 

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

 

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

 

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
 

1

1 Petal

 

2 Petals

 

3 Petals
 

1

4 Petals
 

1

5 Petals
 

1

Above 5
 

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
 

1

Bowls
 

 

Cups and Saucers
 

1

Globes
 

 

Goblets and Chalices
 

 

Trumpets
 

1

Funnels
 

1

Bells
 

1

Thimbles
 

 

Urns
 

 

Salverform

 

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
 

 

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
 

 

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
 

 

Standards, Wings and Keels
 

 

Discs and Florets
 

 

Pin-Cushions
 

 

Tufts
 

 

Cushion
 

 

Umbel
 

1

Buttons
 

 

Pompoms
 

 

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
 

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
 

 

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
 

1

Plumes and Tails
 

 

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

 

Spheres, Domes and Plates
 

 

 

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
 

1

Oval
 

1

Rounded or Spherical
 

 

Flattened Spherical
 

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
 

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
 

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped
 

 

Broad Ovoid
 

 

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
 

 

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
 

 

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
 

 

Narrow Weeping
 

 

Broad Weeping
 

 

Palm

 

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

 

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

 

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

 

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

INFILL3 PLANTS INDEX GALLERY PAGES

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Other Flower Colours

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Bulb and
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Odds and Sods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose

 

 





 









Soft Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pest Control by Companion Planting

The following 2 books (written by Louise Riotte 1909-1998 who was one of North America's most beloved gardeners) provide a wealth of extra information telling you what plants to put together for what purpose and how it does it (The only wasted information on each page is the page number!!!):-

Carrots love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte Second Edition (Storey Publishing 1998) ISBN-13: 978-1-58017-027-7

Roses love Garlic: Companion Planting and other Secrets of Flowers by Loiuse Riotte Second Edition (Storey Publishing 1998)
ISBN 1-58017-028-5

 

Click on text in cells below to jump to that page detailing those Infill2 Plants of that plant type for that Cultivation requirement.

Plant Type
 

 

Alpines for Rock Garden (See Rock Garden Plant Flowers)

Alpine Shrubs and Conifers

The Alpine Meadow
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

The Alpine Border

Alpine Plants for a Purpose

The Alpines that Dislike Lime

Alpines and Walls
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

Alpines and Paving

Sink and Trough gardens

Aquatic
(Water Plants) for

Anti-erosion Riverbank

Marginal Plants (Bog Garden Plants)

Oxy-genating Weeds

Water Lilies

Floating Plants

Waterside Plants
and Plants for Dry Margins next to a Pond

Wildlife Pond Plants

Annual for

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Plants for Cut Flowers in
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Exposed Sites

Sheltered Sites with Green-house Annuals from 1916

Extra Poor Soil with Half-Hardy Annuals from 1916

Very Rich Soil with Biennials from 1916

Gap-filling in Mixed Borders with Hardy Annuals from 1916

Patio Containers

Cut Flowers Page 1
Page 2 Everlasting Flowers with Red Flowers from 1916

Attracting beneficial insects

Scent / Fragrance with Annuals for Cool or Shady Places from 1916

Low-allergen Gardens for Hay Fever Sufferers

Annual Plant Pairing Ideas

Low-Growing Annuals

Medium-Growing Annuals

Tall-Growing Annuals with White Flowers from 1916

Black or Brown Flowers

Blue to Purple Flowers

Green Flowers with Annuals and Biennials from 1916

Red to Pink Flowers
Page 1
Page 2

White Flowers

Yellow or Orange Flowers

Decorative Foliage

Moist Soil

Shade

House-plants with Yellow Flowers from 1916

Edging Beds

Hanging Baskets

Vining Annuals

 

Bedding for

Spring Bedding

Summer Bedding

Autumn/ Winter Bedding

Bedding for Light Sandy Soil

Bedding for Acid Soil

Bedding for Chalky Soil

Bedding for Clay Soil

Black Flowers

Blue Flowers

Orange Flowers

Pink Flowers

Long Flowering

Coloured Leaves

Attractive to Wildlife including Bees, Butterflies and Moths

Purple Flowers

Red Flowers

White Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Multi-Coloured Flowers

Aromatic Foliage or Scented Flowers

Bedding Plant Use

Flowers with 2 Petals

Flowers with 3 Petals

Flowers with
4 Petals

Flowers with 5 Petals

Flowers with 6 Petals

Flowers with more than 6 Petals

Use in Hanging Baskets

Flower Simple Shape

Shape of
Stars

Shape of
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

Shape of
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

Shape of
Trumpets and Funnels

Shape of
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

Use in Pots and Troughs

Flower Elaborated Shape

Shape of
Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Shape of
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Shape of
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

 

Use in
Screening

Use in
Window Boxes

Shape of
Standards, Wings and Keels

Shape of
Discs and Florets

Shape of
Pin-Cushions and Tufts

Shape of
Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

Cut Flowers

Use in Bedding Out

Use in
Filling In

Biennial for

Cottage and Other Gardens

Cut Flower with Biennials for Rock Work from 1916

Patio Containers with Biennials for Pots in Greenhouse / Conservatory

Beneficial to Wildlife with Purple and Blue Flowers from 1916

Scent with Biennials for Sunny Banks or Borders from 1916

 

 

Bulb for
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Explanation Intro to Bulbs
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725 Blue, White, Yellow, Unusual Colour, or Red-Purple-Pink flowering Bulbs in each month they flower.

Indoor Bulbs for
December
January
February

Indoor Bulbs for
March
April
May

Indoor
Bulbs for
June
July
August

Indoor Bulbs for September
October
November

Bulbs in Window-boxes

Bulbs in the Border

Bulbs naturalised in Grass

Plant Bloom Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Plant Bloom
Apr-May
Jun-Aug

Plant Bloom
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

Plant Bloom Smallest of Gardens

Bulbs for the Bulb Frame

Bulbs in the Woodland Garden

Bulbs in the Rock Garden

Bulbs in Green-house or Stove

Achimenes, Alocasias, Amorpho-phalluses, Arisaemas, Arums, Begonias, Bomareas, Caladiums

Clivias,
Colocasias, Crinums, Cyclamens, Cyrt-anthuses, Eucharises, Urceocharis, Eurycles

Freesias, Gloxinias, Hae-manthus, Hipp-eastrums

Lachenalias, Nerines, Lycorises, Pen-cratiums, Hymen-ocallises, Richardias, Sprekelias, Tuberoses, Vallotas, Watsonias, Zephy-ranthes

Bulbs in Bowls

Bulbs in the Alpine House

Hardy Bulbs

Aconitum, Allium, Alstroe-meria, Anemone

Amaryllis, Antheri-cum, Antholy-zas, Apios, Arisaema, Arum, Aspho-deline,

Aspho-delus, Belam-canda, Bloomeria, Brodiae, Bulbo-codium

Calochorti, Cyclo-bothras, Camassia, Colchicum, Con-vallaria,
Forcing Lily of the Valley, Corydalis, Crinum, Crosmia, Montbretia , Crocus

Cyclamen, Dicentra, Dierama, Eranthis, Eremurus, Erythrnium, Eucomis

Fritillaria, Funkia, Galanthus, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Hemero-callis

Hyacinth, Hyacinths in Pots,
Scilla, Puschkinia, Chionodoxa, Chionoscilla, Muscari

Iris,
Kniphofia, Lapeyrousia, Leucojum

Lilium,

Lilium in Pots, Malvastrum, Merendera, Milla, Narcissus, Narcissi in Pots

Orni-thogalum, Oxalis, Paeonia, Ran-unculus, Romulea, Sanguin-aria,
Stern-bergia,
Schi-zostylis, Teco-philaea, Trillium

Tulip,
Zephy-ranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs

Acidanthera, Albuca, Alstroemeri, Andro-stephium, Bassers, Boussing-aultias, Bravoas, Cypellas, Dahlias, Galaxis,
Geis-sorhizas, Hesper-anthas

Gladioli, Ixias,
Sparaxises, Babianas, Morphixias, Tritonias

Ixiolirions, Moraeas, Orni-thogalums, Oxalises, Phaedra-nassas,
Pan-cratiums, Tigridias, Zephyr-anthes, Cooperias

Bulbs for Bedding

Plant Bedding Spring
Summer

Climber
3 sector Vertical Plant System with flowers in
Jan,
Feb,
Mar,
Apr,
May 1,2
Jun,
Jul,
Aug,
Sep,
Oct,
Nov,
Dec

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Choosing the right Shrub or Climber

1a.
The Base -
Base of Wall Plants

1b.
Annuals

1c.
Herbs and Vegetables

1d.
Cut flowers, Cut Foliage

1e.
Scented flower or foliage

1f.
Foliage use only

 

2a. 1,2,3,4
The Prime - Wall Shrubs

2b.
Fruit trees

3a.
The Higher Reaches -
House-wall Ramblers

3b. 1,2
Non-House-Wall - Climbing Twiners

3c.
Non-House-Wall - Self-clinging Climbers

Raised Bed for Wheelchair Users

Plants for Wildlife-Use as well

Fastest Covering

Least protruding growth when fan-trained

1, 2
Evergreen

Use as
Hedge

Exposed Positions

Use as Groundcover

1, 2
Ornam-
ental Fruit

Scented Flowers

1, 2
Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Bark

Winter and Early Spring Flowers

Summer Colour or Shape of Foliage

Edible Fruit

Needs Conservatory or Greenhouse

Large Pots and Containers

Cut Flowers

Attractive to Bees

Climber - Simple Flower Shape

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Stars

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Bowls, Cups and Saucers

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Globes, Goblets and Chalices

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Trumpets and Funnels

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Salverform

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Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elaborated Flower Shape

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Tubes, Lips and Straps

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Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

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Hats, Hoods and Helmets

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Standards, Wings and Keels

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Disks and Florets

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Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

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Umbels, Buttons and Pompoms


Indoor Bulb Growing by Edward Pearson. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in Window-boxes.

Colour All The Year In My Garden: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.

The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to Bulbs by Patrick M. Synge. ISBN 0 00 214016-0 First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Ivydene Gardens Infill3 Plants Index Gallery:
Indoor Bulbs flowering in September

Botanical Plant Name

with link to
UK or
European Union
mail-order supplier for you to contact to buy this plant

Flower Colour
and Background Colour nearest to main petal colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Sun Aspect:- Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to external website for photo/data

Flowering Months in UK

with link to
USA or
Canada
mail-order supplier

Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch =
2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour
and Background Colour nearest to middle-aged leaf colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Soil Moisture:-
Dry,
Moist,
Wet

with link to Australia or New Zealand mail-order supplier

Plant Type is:-

A for Aquatic
Ann for Annual / Biennial
Ba for Bamboo
Bu for Bulb
Cl for Climber
Co for Conifer
F for Fern
G for Grass
H for Herb
P for Perennial
Rh for Rhodo-dendron, Azalea, Camellia
Ro for Rose
Sh for Shrub
So for Soft Fruit
To for Top Fruit
Tr for Tree
V for Vegetable
W for Wildflower

followed by:-
E for Evergreen,
D for Deciduous,
H for Herbaceous,
Alpine for being an Alpine as well as being 1 of above Plant Type /

 
Acid for Acidic,
Alk for Alkaline,
Any for AnySoil
 

with link to
ALL PLANTS Index Gallery page

Cultivation Details

Varieties

Plant Photos

It is sad to reflect that in England so few gardens open to the public label their plants or label them so that the label is visible when that plant is in flower, so that visitors can identify; and then later locate and purchase that plant.

Few mail-order nurseries provide the detail as shown in my rose or heather galleries.

If you want to sell a product, it is best to display it. When I sold my Transit van, I removed its signage, cleaned it and took photos of the inside and outside before putting them onto an advert in Autotrader amongst more than 2000 other Transit vans - it was sold in 20 minutes.

If mail-order nurseries could put photos to the same complexity from start of the year to its end with the different foliage colours and stages of flowering on Wikimedia Commons, then the world could view the plant before buying it, and idiots like me would have valid material to work with.

I have been in the trade (until ill health forced my Sole Trader retirement in 2013) working in designing, constructing and maintaining private gardens for decades and since 2005 when this site was started, I have asked any nursery in the world to supply photos. R.V. Roger in Yorkshire allowed me to use his photos from his website in 2007 and when I got a camera to spend 5 days in July 2014 at my expense taking photos of his roses growing in his nursery field, whilst his staff was propagating them. I gave him a copy of those photos.

Achimenes

 

 

 

 

 

A tuberous-rooted plant for summer flowering. The hybrids mentioned alongside are exquisite and will amply repay the little trouble needed to grow them.

Pot, from January-March, 6 tubers into a 6-inch (15 cms) pan, using a compost similar to that proscribed for Begonias. Plant at 1 inch (2.5 cms) depth.

Water. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, at all times until flowering is over. Water must then be reduced. When the leaves are dead, keep the tubers quite dry.

Fertilisers. Water in, from time to time, a complete fertiliser as soon as there is a good root development.

Temperature. 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius)

Position. South Window or where there is ample light. Shade from bright sunshine.

Resting. When dry, the tubers can either remain in the pans or be lifted and stored in dry sand. In either case they should not be stored where excessive cold or frost is likely to harm them.

General. Achimenes tend to soft growth and need early support. The stems are very slender. They can be useful and decorative in hanging pots.

Grandiflora
The stems are sturdier than most. Leaves velvet-textured with brown on the inner side. Flowers, resembling those of the Gloxina (to which Achimenes are related), are tubular and crimson red. 18 inches (45 cms) high. Flowers in October.

Brilliant (hybrid)
Leaves olive green, flowers bright red. July-October

Charm (hybrid)
Flowers large, shell pink and profuse. A dwarf compact variety. 12 inches (30 cms). October.

Magnificent (hybrid)
Very robust. Leaves are copper-coloured, the flowers large with rich purple colour. 14 inches (35 cms). October.

Little Beauty (hybrid)
Very sturdy, stiif stems. Flowers large and vivid pink. 14 inch (35 cms). June-October.

Purple King (hybrid)
The flowers are very large, dark purple and appear early. Foliage bronze. Short, compact and vigorous. 12 inches (30 cms). July-September.

Longiflora Major
Very large flowers of bright blue. 12 inches (30 cms). June-October.

patens
Reasonably dwarf with violet flowers in July. 12 inches (30 cms)
 

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Achimenes patens 'Major', a cultivar selected from a species of rhizomatous, herbaceous, tender perennial plant. By SiGarb via Wikimedia Commons.

Autumn Crocuses

 

 

 

 

 

Pot, in October and November, 10 bulbs in a 5 inch (12.5 cms) or 4 in in a 3 inch (7.5 cms) vessel. Use specially prepared bulb fibre or John Innes compost and treat as for Hyacinths.

Water. Do not water freely until growth starts, and, when the leaves start to die down restrict water again.

Fertilisers. None are needed when special compost is used.

Temperature. Once growth has started and the corms are well rooted they will do best if grown at from 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius) to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).

Position. South or west window with adequate light.

Flowering. Through December, January and February, depending on the variety. Use corms of a size not less than 7-8 cms.

Resting. After flowering, and when the leaves have died down and the bulbs have ripened, they can be planted in the garden. It is not advisable to use them for house work in 2 successive seasons.

Autumn-flowering Species
If potted in August and September, the following will flower from September to december. It is most important that they are grown under cool conditions.

Longiflorus
Striped purple; vermilion stigmata. Very sweetly scented. November-December.

Sativus (Saffron Crocus)
White, lilac and purple; stigma yellow. September-October.

Speciosus
Ranges from white to deep violet. Large flowers. September-October.

Zonatus
Rose-lilac and bright orange. September-October.

There are other Crocuses in the Colchicum and Crocus Gallery.

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Crocus longiflorus. By Meneerke bloem via Wikimedia Commons.

Lilium speciosum

Cats are extremely sensitive to lilly toxicity and ingenstion is often fatal; households and gardens which are visited by cats are strongly advised against keeping this plant or placing dried flowers where a cat may brush against them and become dusted with pollen which they then consume while cleaning.

 

 

 

 

 

The preferred months for potting are October and November, if it is possible to get the bulbs during those months. When Lily bulbs are received they may be soft and limp. If they are, they should, as long as they have a reasonable root system, be buried in moist sand for approximately a fortnight (14 days) in order to plump them, in which state they can be planted properly. A mixture of equal parts of loam, leaf-mould, decayed manure and coarse sand is suitable, or John Innes potting compost. The varieties suggested in the next column are stem-rooting, so that the method of potting is applicable only to such varieties.

Pot 1 bulb into a 5-inch (12.5 cms) or 6-inch (15 cms) pot, or 3 into an 8 inch or 10 inch (20 or 25 cms) pot. It is most necessary to give adequate drainage. Put about 2 inch (5 cms) of compost in the pot and then plant the bulbs, afterwards adding only sufficient compost compost to cover them. Planting must be very firm. After planting, the final level of the soil should not be over 0.75 of the depth of the pot, so that further dressings of compost can be given when the stems are about 6-inches (15 cms) high and the stem roots are forming. After potting, the Lilies can be started in a cool place. There is no need to keep them in the dark. Normally, Lily bulbs will have rooted within a fortnight of potting. When the shoots are about 3 inches (7.5 cms - it is absolutely imperative that not an extra micron is allowed in growth before the concluding part of this sentence is executed! or the original author might turn in his grave - we dot know whether he was interred or cremated. No doubt the reader of this bit of drivel might do the research and put us out of our misery... etc, etc, etc) the Lilies can be brought into more light, but direct sunlight should be avoided (sounds as though when these plants are outside in the ground, that only sunshades should be provided but that moonshades are not required since the heat in the the sun's rays has been absorbed by the moon and only the light passed on for the romantic earthmen - they're coming to take me away).

Water. After potting, the soil should be kept moist. When in full growth water liberally. After flowering, decrease, and finally withold water during the resting time.

Feriliser. A complete fertiliser should be watered in every fortnight after the flower buds have formed. Soot-water can be used instead.

Temperature. 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit (10-18.3 degrees Celsius).

Repot. When ripened, the Lilies recommended for indoor flowering, alongside, should be repotted.

Auratum
Yellow. 48-60 inches (120-150 cms). August.

Longiflorum (Trumpet Tree Lily, Easter Lily, Japanese: テッポウユリ, Teppōyuri)
White trumpet. Normally June, but it can be flowered in March up to June, depending upon potting time and methods of treatment. This is the easiest Lily to grow indoors.

Philippinense Formosanum
White trumpet. Fragrant. 36-48 inches (90-120 cms). July.

Rubellum
Pink. 12-24 inches (30-60 cms). May.

Speciosum
Pink and white. September.

Speciosum album kractzeri
Pure white. 48 inches (120 cms). August.

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Longi lily (Lilium longiflorum) also known as the Easter Lily as that was the time of year it was traditionally in bloom. Modern cultivars are available in bloom for much of the year and are popular as cut flowers. By ‪Solipsist~commonswiki via Wikimedia Commons.

Liriope Muscari (Big blue lily turf)

 

 

 

 

 

Although this hardy plant was introduced to England in the early years of the nineteenth century, there are few signs of it as a general bulb now. Because Liriope Muscari has those qualities which are necessary for a plant to be widely grown under many conditions, it is difficult to understand why it is so little used, either in the garden or in the house.

Pot 3 bulbs into a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot with John Innes compost in March and April, planting them 1 inch (2.5 cms) below the surface.

Water. Thoroughly moisten at planting, and therafter restrict water so as to keep the soil barely moist.

Temperature. Immediately after planting, the bulbs should be kept in a cool place with a temperature that does not rise regularly above 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). As soon as the bulbs are established they can be moved to average room conditions, providing that these do not get too hot.

Position. In full light and sun, if not exposed to the suns's full heat immediately against the window.

Muscari
Shining pale-green leaves in clumps. Evergreen. The flowers are of lavender-claret colour, carried on a sturdy upright stem, 12 inches (30 cms) high. The form of the flowers is much like the Muscari (See next row), but is daintier. August-September.

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Liriope muscari, Aizu area, Fukushima pref., Japan

日本語: ヤブラン 福島県会津地方(植栽). By Qwert1234 via Wikimedia Commons.

Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot from August to November, 18-20 small bulbs or 3-5 larger 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep, and 1 inch apart, in a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot, using John Innes No. 2, or a mixture of 2 parts sandy loam, 1 part leaf-mould, 1 part sand. After potting they should be plunged until growth has started, when they can be brought to a cool, well-lighted window.

Warer moderately until after flowering and then dry off the bulbs.

Fertilisers. Occasional dose of complete fertiliser, up to flowering.

Temperature. 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).

Armeniacum
Deep cobalt blue, large spikes. 7 inches (17.5 cms).

Botryoides
Deep blue. April. 6 inches (15 cms)

Botryoides Album
Pure white. April. 6 inches (15 cms).

Comosum (Leopoldia comosa, Tassel Hyacinth)
Purplish blue. April. 8 inches (20 cms).

Conicum (Heavenly Blue)
Intense blue.8 inches (20 cms). April.

Moschatum Flavum (Musk) (Muscari macrocarpum)
Yellow and violet. Musk-scented. 8 inches (20 cms). May.

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Muscari armeniacum. By Kurt Stüber via Wikimedia Commons.

Nerine bowdeni (Guernsey Lily, Bowden Lily)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot either 1 bulb in a 4.5-inch (11.25 cms) pot or 3 in a 6-inch (15 cms) pot during August until November. Plant to a depth so that from a third to a quarter of the bulb remains above soil level. Use either John Innes compost or a mixture of 2 parts sandy loam, 1 part decayed cow-dung and 1 part coarse sand.

Water. Iits natural state the Nerine succeeds under completely arid conditions for one half of the year and follows this with a very high water-requirements for the second half. Under house conditions, therefore, it is best to give water in moderate quantities at the first signs of the flower spikes, but during the resting time, from May till September, it should be kept quite dry.

Fertilisers. These, in the form of the normal feeding to other bulbs, can be applied with the waterings.

Temperature. 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit (7-10 degrees Celsius).

Position. When grown in pots, the Nerine is very suitable for porch or conservatory decoration. In the living-room, it should be placed in full light by a south or west window.

Flowering. Dependent upon the variety and planting time, it will flower from July to October. But only 1 variety is recommended for general use.

Repot. The bulbs may remain in the pots for 3 years before needing repotting.

Bowdeni Fenwick's Var.
Self rose-pink. This variety is quite hardy and does not lose its leaves after flowering. 24 inches (60 cms). September-October.

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Nerine bowdenii. By Kurt Stüber via Wikimedia Commons.

Oxalis (wood Sorrel)

 

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These bulbous plants are very suitable for hanging pots, owing to their rather soft and falling growth.

Pot winter-flowering kinds in September; spring-flowering kinds in January; summer-flowering kinds in March and April; and autumn-flowering kinds in August. Plat 1 in a 3-inch (7.5 cms) or 6 in 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot at from 0.5 to 0.75 inches (1.25-1-8.75 cms) deep. Their essential needs are good drainage and adequate lime with the potting mixture, which can otherwise be any good friable soil.

Water sparingly until growth is about 0.25 inches (6mm) above the soil; thereafter water freely. Relax watering when the flowers begin to fade and keep them quite dry until growth starts again.

Fertiliser. Water-in a complete fertiliser as soon as the flower buds begin to form.

Temperature. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15.5 degrees Celsius).

Position. A south window in full light and with maximum sunlight.

Resting. When the flowers are over, the bulbs should be allowed to become quite dry and to remain in this state until growth starts again. The general rest period lasts from about 8 to 10 weeks.

Winter: cernua(is actually Oxalis pes-caprae, Bermuda Buttercup)
Clover-shaped leaves, yellow flowers. 6 inches (15 cms).

Spring: rosea (Pink Wood Sorrel)
Pale-green leaves, pink flowers. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

 

Summer:
Adenophylla (Silver Shamrock )
Grey foliage with rose-pink flowers. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

hirta (tropical woodsorrel)
Clear pink flowers on trailing stems. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

Deppei (Iron Cross)
Large leaves banded with purple. Flowers bright terra-cotta. 6 inches (15 cms)

 

Autumn:
carnosa
Deep-green leaves. Flowers pale yellow. 6 inches (15 cms).

variabilis
Flowers red, white and purple. 3 inches (7.5 cms).

Boweina
Large-leafed, with rich, yellow-centred flowers. Long-flowering perion. 9 inches (22.5 cms).

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Oxalis bowiei Location: Botanical Gardens Berlin. By BotBln via Wikimedia Commons.

Sternbergia lutea (Winter Daffodil)

 

 

 

 

 

October-flowering. The blooms, which are Crocus-shaped, are shining yellow on sturdy stems. 6-8 inches (15-20 cms). Prefers dry conditions and maximum sun. Cultivations are as those for Amaryllis:-

Pot. The bulbs should be potted in August, 1 in a 5 inch (12.5 cms) pot, and planted so that only 0.33 of the bulb shows above the soil-level. Until the flower stem appears they are best left outside (if possible, in a frame or else in a dark cupboard); at that time they can be brought into the house and a cool room. The leaves grow during the winter months and the flower stems appear when the leaves have died down.

Water moderately until leaves turn yellow, when water should be withheld. Freely when flower-buds appear. After flowering, water regularly.

Temperature. 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15.5 degrees Celsius) from the time that the flower stem shows.

Repot every 3 years.

Angustifolia
A vigorous form with narrow leaves is grown in gardens under the name S. lutea var. angustifolia.

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Sternbergia lutea, 18 septembre 2004, cultivé. By Jean-Jacques MILAN via Wikimedia Commons.

Zephyranthes candida (Flower of the West Wind)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot 1 bulb 2 inches (5 cms) deep in a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot in August or September. Compost of 2 parts sandy loam with 1 part of equal proportions of leaf-mould and well-rotted manure.

Water generously until after flowering, when water must gradually be reduced. During the dormant time the mixture should not be allowed to become too dry.

Temperature. Moderate.

Position. Full light in south window.

Repot. The bulb can remain in the same pot for approximately 2 years.

candida
Leaves narrow, strap-like, and dark green. Profuse, delicate, Crocus-like flowers of pure white. 8 inches (20 cms). September.

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Scientific name: Zephyranthes candida Place:Osaka-fu Japan

• 日本語: タマスダレ. By • タマスダレ

• 利用者:KENPEI/画像集/植物 via Wikimedia Commons.

Sauromatum guttatum (Arum cornutum, The Voodoo Lily, Typhonium, Monarch of the East)

 

 

 

 

 

This plant is noted last because it has only 1 claim to inclusion, which is that it needs neither water nor soil in order to produce stem and flower. It is an easily grown curiosity rather than a beautiful plant and is a tuberous-rooted half-hardy perennial with spathes resembling the Arum. The colours are purple, yellow and green.

In Setember or October tubers should be put in a saucer and kept at average room heat without water for from 4 to 5 weeks, when the flower spathe will appear.The height is about 18 inches (45 cms). After flowering the tuber should be planted in a shady, moist spot, where it will come into leaf. The following August it can be lifted, dried off thoroughly, and again brought to flower. This process can be continued indefinitely.

If the reader is sufficiently interested to grow 1 or 2 tubers he may some difficulty in obtaining them in 1953, because they are not listed by the usual bulb merchants. They will be found in the catalogues of specialist bulb-growers.

 

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1882.) THE AMERICAN GARDEN. 119 THE ARUM. This genus comprises some of the most cu- rious and interesting- representatives of the vegetable kingdom. Most species are inhab- itants of tropical countries. The roots of many, which, although in the fresli state contain an acrid, milky fluid, are when dried perfectly harmless, and consti- tute important articles of food. Other spe- cies from more northern regions are entirely hardy in our climate, and are easily grown as border plants, requiring not more care than the Gladiolus. Arum Dracunculus.— The Dragon Arum is the best known and most striking of the hardy spe- cies. It is very showy when in bloom, grows several feet high, with a large, blackish-purple flower, and graceful, palm-like leaves. It may also be potted in autumn, in a sandy loam with a portion of peat, and will bloom in spring. Arum ItaUcum is a smaller growing species, with greenish - yellow flowers, and large, lance- shaped leaves, spotted yellow. Arum triphyllum is our native Indian Turnip, or "Jack in the Pulpit." The plant is curious and ornamental, both in flower and berry. It thrives well in deep soil in a shady situation, and often grows very large. Arum cornutum and A. maculatum are also well-known species. consider my pleasure when I saw leaves and flowers from my two lost Aponogeton plants floating on the water in the pond. I made no effort to secure them, but left them there, and they have come up each succeeding year stronger than before. This is the fourth season of their growth in the pond, and now the largest plant had this year thirty-three blossoms amid a clump of some ninety-seven leaves. THE CAPE POND WEED. This most unhappy name is that given to one of the sweetest and best of water plants whose botanical name is Aponogeton distachyon. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and, strange though it may seem, it is hardy in Massachusetts also, though it should be the reverse; it is one of the most uncommon plants cultivated in America. For many years I have known it to be pretty hardy, but I should never have trusted it to the mercy of a Boston winter but for the result of an accident. We grow a good many tender water plants, which we stand out in summer on a temporary stage set in a little pond where the water is three to four feet deep. In this pond are many gold-fishes, also several bull-frogs. In 1878, I set out three pots containing Aponogeton, but in the fall I could only find one, fishes or frogs had upset the other two. Next spring, however,
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Our pond is lined with brick clay; there is no soil in it, unless it be a small accumulation of muddy sediment; the water is surface I water only. But, although the Aponogeton lias proved so hardy with us, I would not say j it should be hardy if the frost should reach ; its roots. As a house or greenhouse plant the Apon- ogeton is essentially a winter bloomer, be- ginning to grow and blossom in the fall and continuing till spring, when it may show signs of wanting to rest; then you can lay it aside in your cellar for the sum- mer, as you would an ordinary Water Lily for the winter. In the house you can grow it in a milk plate, a pudding-pan, a flower-pot with the hole stopped up, a pail, or other vessel. Fill the vessel half full with turfy loam, plant the root in the middle and about an inch in depth, and over all, to suppress muddi- ness in the water, place a thin layer of coarse sand or fine gravel, then till up with water and keep it full. Just keep it from freezing, warmth is unnecessary ; that is all the care it wants. The root is a little bulb or eorm about as big as a marble. Wm. Falconer. ARUM DRACUNCULUS. The blossoms are pure white, speckled with little clusters of brown anthers, and are produced as a forked spike about three to four inches across; they are as fragrant as Heliotrope. And so early do they appear, that leaves come up and blossoms open in the water underneath the ice, and as the ice leaves the pond, they increase in strength and numbers. During summer they bloom more sparingly than in spring, and they con- tinue to blossom a little throughout the fall. BLUETS. (Hountonia ceerulea.) This elegant indigen- ous plant, which is found wild throughout our Northern and West- ern States, and is well adapted for cultivation, has, like many other native beauties, to go abroad to find recogni- tion. Among the flowers in season in England it is described as: "This gem among diminutive plants, known as Bluets, is flowering well on the rock-work in the Cambridge Botanic Gar- den. Its position is not that which would usually be accorded to it. In- stead of being in a moist corner,where, generally, it is understood to flour- ish best and to be most under natural conditions, it is here, by acci- dent, in the driest and most exposed spot that could be found. It is flourishing, how- ever, and forms a tuft of great neatness and beauty." Lilies are much benefited by mulching during dry, hot weather. Most of our culti- vated species are natives of cool climates and grow naturally in damp localities, where the soil is covered with leaves or grass.
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