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Flowers And Gardens In India - A Manual For Beginners


Flowers And Gardens In India - A Manual For Beginners

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    Mrs. R. Temple Wright
FLOWERS AND GARDENS IN INDIA A MANUAL FOR BEGINNERS, BY MRS. R. TEMPLE-WRIGHT. Sir vos nan 7vf i-. CALCUTTA TH ACKER, SPINK CO. 1902. rights resen-td, CALCUTTA lilNTED UY THACKKK, SLINK CO. PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION. IN preparing this fourth edition for the press, I wish to thank thcje whose enthusiastic reception of the pre ceding editions has led to the speedy m. v sHity for a fourth-Even in its present form which has grown consider ably since the first edition it does not pivsume to be more than a manual for beginners, but tho importance of a good beginning lies in the fact of its being the best assurance of a successful ending, so once ii ain I have great pleasure in encouraging everyone-to begin to garden, xif ter that, industry, taste and imagination will open to you the gates of an earthly paradise. B. T.-W. THE DIAL OF FLOWERS. TWAS H lovely thought to mark the hours. As they floated in light away, By the opening and the folding flowers, TLit laugh to the summers day. Thus had eaeh moment its own rieh hue, And its graceful cup and bell, In whose coloured vase might sleep the dew, Like a pearl in an ocean shell. To such sweet signs might the time have flowed Tn a golden current on, Ere from the garden, mans lirst abode. The glorious guests were gone. 0 mioht the days have been brightly told Those days of song and dreams When shepherds gathered their flocks of old By the blue Arcadian streams. So, in those isles of delight, that rest Far oil 1 in a breezeless main, Which many a bark with a weary guest Has sought, but still in vain. Yet is not life, in its real flight, Marked thus even thus on earth, By the closing of one hopes delight And anothers gentle birth Oh let us live so that, flower by flower, Shutting in turn, may leave A lingerer still for the sunset hour A charm for the shaded eve. HEMANS FLOWERS AN. D GARDENS, Pleasures of Gardening Gardening has been the inclination oi kings, the choice of philosophers, the common favourite of public and private men a pleasure of the greatest, and the care of the meanest and indeed, an employment and a possession for which no man is too high or too low. SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE. A little talk about Gardening. IF you were to receive a letter, the envelope of which was dirty, torn and disreputable, would you not feel disgusted And would your disgust disappear en tirely if, inside that dirty envelope, you found a letter written on dainty, scented paper At least, you could not get over the incongruity be tween the covering and its contents. In the same way, only to a much greater degree, does one feel the differ ence of attention bestowed on the outside and on the inside of many of the bungalows in which we live in India. Then let us try to make the exterior of our houses a little more in keeping with the interior, let the beauty of the garden harmonise with the dainty taste of the drawing-room. The general excuse all over India is Oh 1 but we may be here such a short time, so what is the use of bothering Yes, we are all moved about more or less, but, if on Virgils principle Sow you, not for yourselves each of us improved the look of the ground outside o-ur doors, and did even a little garden ing, we should leave behind for our successors in one station only what they would have got ready for us in 10 FLOWERS AND GARDENS. the other to which we are transferred, so, ycu see, we should give no mo-re than we mean to take Well, now that we are agreed, the outside of our dwellings shall not illustrate the well-known lines f passed by his garden and saw the wild brier. The thorns and the thistles grow broader and higher. let us set to work and make a beginning. Decide how much of your ground you can afford to cultivate as a flower garden, then enclose this with a hedge which will be ornamental as well as useful-See Catnphire, Dodonea and Jnga dnlcis, all extremely nice for the pur pose...   show more
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