== Rose Garden
A rose garden has a charm so rare that there is nothing comparable to it. Unfortunately it will always be for the few. On anything like a large and comprehensive scale it is a costly as well as difficult undertaking. Then again, excepting on a place of considerable size, it is a wasteful use of space as its glory is transient. To be thoroughly successful the hybrid perpetuals that bloom in June
must be supplemented by enough hybrid teas to keep up a show of color until autumn, and the longest possible succession must be arranged in planting the climbers
. Even then, pansies, verbenas or some of the creeping perennials
, as ground covers, and lilies
or other tall flowers will have to be relied on to piece out the season. The ground covers can stand for several years if the soil
is very heavily and deeply fertilized at the start. Or there are the numerous so-called roses
which properly enough might go in. Lavender, where it proves hardy, is very beautiful planted with China roses.
Better for the most a garden with roses, or else a little place apart too unpretentious to be designated a rose garden. A great many of the
choicest roses are not particularly decorative and may just as well be grown in rows on the edge of the kitchen garden where they can be cut with long stems and in no fear of color robbery.
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