First published in 1851, this volume contains a detailed guide to planting and maintaining a variety of hardy plants in a garden, including herbaceous perennials, annuals, shrub plants, and evergreen trees. Clear and concise, this handy little guide will prove invaluable to anyone wishing to introduce hardy ornamental plants into their gardens. Contents include: “Annuals, Cultivation of”, “Annuals, Sowing Seed of”, “Annuals, Biennials, Culture of”, “Biennials, Descriptive list of, “Bulbs, directions for flowering in glasses”, “Flowers, the importance of their cultivation”, “Flowers, Selecting for the flower-garden”, “Flowers, Old-Fashioned do”, “Flower-garden, laying out”, “Flowering Plants, selection of”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.