cover symphony of color

A Symphomy of Color describes how to keep interest and color in the homeowner's landscape throughout the year. The book's title is a poem that describes, in a year-long metaphor, the progression of flowers' bloom periods from early Spring to Jack Frost. Below is a sampling of the plants described in the book.
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allium photo

Another spring bulb that is fun to grow and can be treated like a perennial is a giant flowering allium.
Given adequate sun, fertile soil, and space, plenty of space, alliums are a very satisfactory spring bulb to plant.
Look in the bulb catalogue for flowering alliums. Everyone likes “allium giganteum,” as its blooms are large and intricate, but there are several other varieties available and a shorter one might be preferable for your flower bed.
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Daylilies photo

Daylilies are particularly easy to grow, requiring only pure, unadulterated sunshine, fair- to good-soil fertility and yes, adequate space.
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Iris photo

German Iris are easy to grow. Iris resent shade of any sort. They let you know by not blooming.
They also resent nearby traffic and overcrowding. Iris leaves look like blades of grass on steroids, which is why they are best placed at the next to a border’s edge.
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Roses photo

Roses are the soloists of the flower garden or landscape.Most homeowners avoid roses because they think they are high maintenance. They are, however, no more maintenance than most shrubs, i.e., they could use a little pruning now and then. Even certain varieties of “Tea” roses, like Peace and Double-Delight, don’t require a lot of maintenance.
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