My garden in spring by Edward Augustus Bowles

By Edward Augustus Bowles

E. A. Bowles's trilogy displays his knowing of the crops in his mythical backyard at Myddelton condo. all the volumes includes a new preface via Charles Elliott.

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Page 3 their hungry mouths, and not only those growing among thorny plants. " Meteorologists give us a more exact and practical conception in dating the beginning of Spring when the average daily temperature reaches 48° F. Bordeaux, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa. W. Ireland, Land's End, Paris. W. Edinburgh, Moscow, N. Alps. N. Scotland, St. W. Norway. S. N. Cape. It is, however, from the gardener's point of view we must regard the question, and the wise one will follow Bacon, and be content with nothing less than ver perpetuum in his garden.

Auricula, which are accustomed to form their flower buds or crowns Page 5 in the early autumn and then to go to rest until the Spring under a covering of snow. These evidently miss Jack Frost's annual visit to their bedsides, to tuck them up with his icy fingers, and to bid them good-night till the sunshine of next May shall pull off their snow duvets layer by layer. A November frost may close their eyes for a few days, and then a sou'wester in December with its warm rain will trick them into the belief that winter is over, and they lose their heads actually as well as figuratively, for the poor little blooms they produce all in a hurry are mere caricatures, and generally fall a prey to a roving slug.

Etruscus, or of a neutral grey shade, as in C. Tomasinianus, while others are striped or freckled with browns and purples in a manner that renders them very hard to see among their own leaves or grass in the case of stripes, or against bare ground on a dull day or when closed for the night if suffused externally. A spell of sunshine changes this in a few minutes, and the glowing interior of the flower shows up from afar, and is ready for fertilisation by any insect visitor which may be rendered active and hungry by the same bright spell.

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