By E. A. Bowles
The ultimate quantity in Bowles's three-volume survey of his backyard in the course of the 12 months. dealing with the "unwelcome" creation of wintry weather, Bowles notes the decline of many valuable vegetation we've got come to grasp within the prior volumes.
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At the East Coast, so the tale is going, newbies are requested the place they come from; at the West Coast they're requested what they do for a dwelling; in Iowa humans ask them, “How's your backyard doing? ” probably this isn't a real tale, however it does epitomize the significance of gardening for Iowans, blessed as they're with the wealthy glacial soil so hospitable to corn and soybeans.
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So there is always plenty to be done in Autumn, more in fact than the days allow fort and no time to waste on sad regrets. Another joy of Autumn that I do not fail to take advantage of is the knowledge that one can cut sprays of Page 7 Roses without regard for the immature buds. Tea-roses with long sprays of purple-red foliage and many young buds, that do so much to complete the beauty of form and balance when placed in a vase, are luxuries I never dare allow myself early in the season, but in late autumn days it is often kinder to flowers to cut them and bring them into the house than to leave them outside to run the risk of nipping frosts.
This is chiefly due to the inner segments, which are generally freely veined with a true ultramarine shade of blue on a pale lilac ground colour; but individual plants vary considerably in this character of the veining. Dean Herbert endeavoured to distinguish three distinct varietal forms, but seedling plants have refused to be tied and bound by his narrowing distinctions, and they freely combine all his points of difference with a bewildering freedom of conscience. There are, however, some really good varieties of modern introduction.
C. cancellatus is white in its western homes, but becomes more and more tinged with lilac and striped with purple as it ranges eastward, till it becomes altogether lilac richly suffused with purple. It is small wonder then that it has had many names applied to it. It seems right and best to regard them all as forms of cancellatus, and to expect a handsome early-flowering plant, leafless at flowering time, and of every shade from white to purple in endless gradations; and you may buy them as damascenus, pylarum, Schimperi, Spruneri, Dianthi, idealis, Mazziaricus, palaestinus, Kotschyanus, or cilicicus.