By Edward Augustus Bowles
E. A. Bowles's trilogy displays his knowing of the vegetation in his mythical backyard at Myddelton condominium. all the volumes features a new preface via Charles Elliott.
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There is no lack of show, indeed, as we wander past blazing old clump after clump of glorious Tulips that no one else can make survive two seasons, or wonder at the glowing rows of Primulas that no one else can flower, here gorgeous in their patches as on the ridge of the Frate di Breguzzo itself. Indeed, the most passionate admirer of Aubrietia will have to confess that his eye is no less completely filled here, and filled with more satisfaction and less monotony than in the most expensive show-garden, filled with plants at so much per thousand.
A. A. London: T. C. & E. C. C. BOWLES WHO HAS SO KINDLY AND PATIENTLY ALLOWED ME TO EXPERIMENT WITH HIS CARDEN FOR THE LAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS Page vii Preface It is a pleasure and a privilege to be asked to write about a real garden. There are nowadays so many gardeners that gardens are growing every year more rare. Every one must have their "rock-work," and the very rich are out to purchase the glories of the Alps at so much a yardwith all the more contentment if the price be heavy, so that their munificence may be the more admired.
Half a dozen good plants of each ought to provide buds for picking in constant succession through November, December, and in open weather in January. It is curious that the white form should flower with the pale lilac ones, as in appearance it is evidently an albino of the type, having leaves of medium width and flowers rather diminished in size, as is so often the case with an albino form. I once heard of a larger, white form, but diligent inquiry and an ever-open eye have failed to discover it.