The Flower Garden: A Handbook of Practical Garden Lore

Ida Dandridge BENNETT (1860 - 1925)

This book is a good reference on the perennial flower gardening and landscaping. It contains information on growing the plants from seed and explains how to grow and care for the traditional garden flowering plants, bulbs, trees, and shrubs. There are sections covering all aspects of ornamental gardens including water gardens and caring for house plants in the winter. The author has lots of unexpected but good advice in her chapter of Don’ts, for example: “ Don’t supply with cut flowers, plants and the like, people who spend more money for unnecessary luxuries than you do for your whole garden, and then tell you how foolish you are to spend so much time and money, and work so hard for your flowers.” As this shows, the author is at times as colorful as the flowers in this informative book (Summary by A.L. Gramour)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Location and Arrangement of the Garden Mark Mickelson
00:21:40
Play 02 Soils Esther
00:09:51
Play 03 Fertilizers Garth Burton
00:10:02
Play 04 The Hotbed, Cold-Frame and Sand-Box Garth Burton
00:17:09
Play 05 Purchasing of Seeds Esther
00:18:31
Play 06 Starting Seeds in Flats Esther
00:07:11
Play 07 Transplanting and Repotting Mark Mickelson
00:14:17
Play 08 House-Plants from Seeds Amy Gramour
00:37:40
Play 09 Outside Window-Boxes Esther
00:13:37
Play 10 Various Annuals from Seed Amy Gramour
00:45:28
Play 11 Vines Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:24:04
Play 12 Ornamental Foliage Plants from Seed Elizabeth Hartwig
00:06:57
Play 13 Bulbous and Tuberous - Rooted Plants Janet
00:29:49
Play 14 Aquatics Garth Burton
00:11:22
Play 15 The Care of the Summer Rose-Bed Mark Mickelson
00:08:40
Play 16 The Hardy Lily-Bed Janet
00:09:47
Play 17 The Care of Cannas, Caladiums, Dahlias, and Other Bulbs During Winter Janet
00:16:52
Play 18 Hardy Shrubs and Plants for Fall Planting Mark Mickelson
00:11:22
Play 19 Winter Protection Garth Burton
00:06:50
Play 20 The Care of House-Plants in Winter Esther
00:13:04
Play 21 Common and English Names of Flowers Amy Gramour
00:21:52
Play 22 Blooming Season of Various Trees, Shrubs, and Plants Amy Gramour
00:10:00
Play 23 A Chapter of Odds and Ends E.Lee
00:11:07
Play 24 A Chapter of Don'ts Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:08:59