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PRINC, GARDEN BOOK I9i6 




HHBERGER S' COMPANY 



NEW YORK 

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(greetings for Spring 1916 



O UR MANY FRIENDS, who have favored us in the past, and those who we hope 
will give us at least a trial , are earnestly requested to read 'the following carefully. 
We again issue only a modest catalogue, without much gaudy color work, and too 
profuse illustrations. Color work is very costly, and the cost has to come out somewhere, 
either in much higher prices or cheaper goods. W e apply the extra cost of color work to 
the purchase of superior seeds, bulbs, plants, in fact everything we carry we aim to have 
as good as it is possible to furnish. Our business motto is 

NA Square Deal to Everybody 

and we believe we have carried this through the 39 years since this firm was first started 
in San Francisco by Mr. H. H. Berger. The proof of this lies in the fact that we have 
many customers today who first bought from our firm in the long years back. 



v SPECIAL NOTICE 

You can write us freely on any subject pertaining to horticultural matters. We will 
gladly give the best advice. Correspondence in English, French, German and Italian. 

Points Not to be Overlooked 



HOW TO ORDER. — We would especially ask our friends 
that the following list of seeds, bulbs, and plants be ordered 
as early as possible, the stock being imported has to be 
ordered by ourselves long beforehand to allow for transit, 
etc., and after importation is exhausted, late orders cannot be 
filled same season. 

Japan Iris Kaempferi. 

Japan Herbaceous and Tree Paeonias. 

All Japan Lily Bulbs. 

Japan Flower and Vegetable Seeds. 

Also novelties in flowers and vegetable seed from Europe. 

You benefit yourself most by early orders, as you surely 
know, “First come first served.” 

In writing out order, kindly use the order sheet which 
accompanies every catalogue sent out. Write address clearly, 
giving county, as at times there being several cities of the 
same name, it creates confusion by not mentioning the county. 

REMITTANCES. — Remittances are best made by Post 
Office Order, Express Order, or Bank Check. If cash is sent, 
it is best to register the letter. We accept clean postage 
stamps in payment for small orders. 



DELIVERY. — We deliver absolutely free all seeds and 
bulbs listed in this catalogue, except where noted. We do 
not prepay on plants, fertilizers, insecticides, bamboo. 

COMPLAINTS. — Any error or omission in execution of 
orders will be satisfactorily adjusted provided we are notified 
immediately on receipt of goods. 

DISCOUNT.— 5% Special Cash-discount on all Orders 
amounting to one dollar or over — where Cash accompanies 
Order. 

C. O. D. — We do not send goods C. O. D. to unknown 
customers, unless cne-fourth of purchase money accom- 
panies the order. 

CREDITS AND ACCOUNTS.— We send no goods to 
any, to us, unknown parties, but gladly open an account on 
receipt of satisfactory references. 

GUARANTEE OF ARRIVAL. — We guarantee safe arri- 
val if sent by express. Should any delay occur in transit by 
freight or express, or any of the goods be injured, kindly 
notify us at once and we vail trace the goods and replace 
them without delay. 



We shall be very glad to procure for our customers any 
seeds or other goods that seedsmen fist which are not in our 
catalogue, and include them with your shipment. Such seeds 
or articles will be sent out in their original packages, and 
will be charged to you at exactly what they would cost you 
if purchased direct. No extra charge for the accommodation. 



H. H. Berger & Company endeavor to send out only 
the very best quality of Seeds, Bulbs, and Plants, but 
cannot guarantee- results or crops. If customers do not 
accept our goods on the above conditions, they can be re- 
turned to us within ten days if in original packages free of 
expense to us. 



Special Notice for this Spring, 1916 

Owing to complications arising out of the European war we cannot guarantee the prices on some products listed. 
Amongst these we name grass and cloverseeds. Prices may also vary on peas and beans. Some of the seeds which come 
from .Europe we may be unable to secure. But we assure our friends that we make every possible endeavor to safeguard 
their interests and supply best goods at the most moderate prices. 

H. H. BERGER & CO., Inc. 

Telephone, 5930 Barclay 70 W arren St., New York 



Copyright, iqi 6, by H. H. Berger <5r Company 



H. H. BERGER & CO., Inc. 

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CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 

NOVELTIES FOR 1916 



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NEW HYBRID COSMOS 

This favorite popular and beautiful flower has been hybridized 
and improved till we are able to offer for the first time seeds of New 
Giant Hybrids. The individual flowers grow to an enormous size, 
measuring 4 to 5 inches in diameter, bloom in greatest profusion 
from early summer until frost cuts down the bushes. i In sheltered 
positions the bloom continues up to hard frosts. The tints are the 
most brilliant, running the whole scale of color from pure white 
through all shades of blush, light rose, deep rose to glowing red. The 
hardiness and easy cultivation of the Cosmos is known to every 
Flower Lover. The seed germinates rapidly and the young plants 
attain their flowering maturity in a short time. For decorative 
effect in the garden, and for cutting few flowers equal the Cosmos. 
Try this Novelty. You will be enchanted. 

Trial pkt., 5 cts.; per pkt, 15 cts. 

SEMI-DOUBLE and DOUBLE COSMOS 

At last it has been possible to establish the semi-double and double 
flowering Cosmos. While the single form is the greater favored by 
many, the semi-double and double is so charming that it is well worth 
growing. The flowers of this (one of the Greatest Novelties 
for 1916) are large, the Petals numerous, and the whole flower giv- 
ing the effect of a semi-double or double Dahlia. The plants are 
as hardy and grow as rapidly as the single Cosmos. This form was 
awarded first prize at many flower-shows. We have succeeded in 
Securing the seed (as yet very scarce) in separate colors. 

Pure white, per 10 seeds, 25 cts.; 3 seeds, 10 cts. 



IPOMOEA CARDINALIS 



THE CARDINAL CLIMBER 



The Most Beautiful and Brilliant 
Annual Climber Known. 

It is a strong and rapid grower, 
attaining a height of 30 feet or more, 
with beautiful, fern-like, laciniated 
foliage and literally covered with a 
blaze of circular fiery cardinal red flow- 
ers from mid-summer till frost. The 
flowers are about 1| inches in diam- 
eter, and are borne in clusters of 5 to 
7 blossoms each, and wherever it has 
been grown has attracted more atten- 
tion and favorable comment than any 
other plant in the garden. Like other 
ipomoeas, it delights in a warm, sunny 
situation and good soil. The seed 
may be started indoors in March or 
April in a temperature of not less than 
70 degrees and the plants set out when 
the weather gets warm, but it is just 
as well to wait until the weather gets 
warm and settled and then sow out of 
doors. In either case germination will 
be hastened and also made more cer- 
tain by filing or cutting a small notch 
in each seed. They are likely to germ- 
inate poorly unless this precaution is 
taken. If sown in cold, wet ground 
the seed is liable to rot. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; per pkt., 25 cts. 



Ipomoea Cardinalis 
The Cardinal Climber 



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ARGEMONE PLATYCERAS 

This is the true Argemone platyceras, not to be confused with the Arge- 
mone Mexicana grandiflora. This variety we offer is a magnificent plant, 
excelling all other Argemones by the largeness and beauty of its flowers, and 
the elegantly pinnated foliage which is of a bluish hue extremely attractive. 
The glorious snow white silky shining flowers remind one of the Romneya 
Coulteri, but are not as flat as these, standing out boldly from the foliage. The 
dark purple filaments with golden yellow anthers form a most brilliant and 
enchanting contrast to the white purity of the petals. Sown Early the 
Argemone Platycera blooms the first season beginning end of June and remain- 
ing in flower for a long time. A sandy soil is preferred and a sunny position 
suits it best. Ht. 3 feet and more. It is a perennial and only in very cold and 
exposed positions does it need winter protection. Cover with dry leaves or 
litter. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; larger pkt., 25 cts. 



NEW MARSHMALLOW 

A wonderfully improved form of our greatly admired native Marshmallow 
or Rosemallow, in which flowers of enormous size, frequently ten to twelve 
inches in diameter, have been developed. The colorings have iso been greatly 
intensified, comprising rich dark red, soft mallow-pink and pure white; the 
plants grow from five to eight feet high and are very floriferous, blooming from 
early in July until late in autumn; can be recommended for plantings of all 
kinds, and are perfectly hardy. Sown early will flower first year. 

Pkt., 25 cts.; Trial pkt., 10 cts. 



NEW ORIENTAL POPPY 

As picture shows, enormous flowers pure satiny white with a bold crimson 
blotch at the base of each petal, unquestionably the most important addition 
to the list of hardy perennial seeds for the season of 1916. 

Like most hybrids the seedlings are liable to vary somewhat in color, but 
a good percentage can confidently be expected to come true. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; per pkt., 25 cts. 




New Marshmallow Hibiscus 




New Oriental Poppy 




CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



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Delicious 

Succulent 

Varieties 

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Vegetables 



Group of Vegetables 

Grown from Berger’s Choice Seeds 



ARTICHOKES Artichaux 



D F A TVT C KrupBohnen 
D JG1./A.I V tj Haricots verts 



One ounce will produce 500 plants 



One quart will plant 100 feet of drill 



Artichokes are a delicious vegetable that are gaining every season in 
popularity. The heads are boiled, eaten with drawn butter, the base and 
the lower ends of the scales being the edible part. A famous salad con- 
sidered a great delicacy is prepared from the fleshy base of the head. 

Culture. Artichokes need a deeply dug, well drained, rich, and light soil. 
Where heads are wanted the first season, sow the seed early in the house, 
keep seedlings growing vigorously, set out after danger of frosts is past. 
Set the plants 2 to 3 feet apart, cultivating through summer. Cut down the 
stems in fall, before heavy frosts begin, cover with dry litter or mulch over 
winter till March or April. Where the seed is sown out of doors in April, 
May the plants will flower the second season. 

LARGE GLOBE or PARIS ARTICHOKE— Pkt., 10 cts.; oz„ 30 cts.; 
i/ 4 lb., $1.00. 

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE (Helianthus Tuberosus). This is propa- 
gated by tubers not by seed. The tubers when boiled and served with 
butter sauce are of fine flavor. Qt., 25 cts.; by mail, 40 cts.; pt., 
15 cts., by mail, 25 cts.; pk., $1.25. 



ASPARAGUS Esparrago 

One ounce will sow row of 50 ft. 



NOTE. Packets of all sorts of beans at “TEN]CENTS, POSTPAID” 



Where larger quantities are wanted add 8 cents per 
pint and 15 cents per quart, extra for postage. 



Culture. Beans succeed best in a deep, rich, and friable soil. Never 
plant beans in cold and wet ground, they will only rot. Middle of May is 
about the right time, except in the South where beans are planted early in 
the year. Plant in rows 2 to 3 feet apart and drop the seed 4 to 5 inches 
apart in them, covering with 2\ inches depth of soil. Hill the soil slightly to 
insure best drainage. Beans should be picked when about four ipches long 
to insure tenderness. Frequent pickings will prolong the bearing season. 
Do not jerk the vines violently when picking, as this tends to disturb the 
roots and injures growth. Do not pick after rain while the bushes are wet. 
It will cause blight or rust. Plant four successive crops every two weeks 
till August. 

DWARF or BUSHBEANS g~. 



Where quick results are desired plant the Mammoth roots which will 
give stalks first season. Dig a trench 2 feet deep and 18 inches wide, fill 
with very old, well rotted manure, one foot. Place on this six inches of 
good garden soil, and lay the roots 18 inches apart, fill up, leaving the 
crown 4 inches below the surface. In placing the plants have good care 
that the fibrous roots are well disposed in all directions, thus providing all 
around feeders. Have each row 3 to 4 feet apart to allow of easy cultiva- 
tion. Clear away stalks in late fall and give a topdressing of manure 
which must be forked under as soon as ground can be worked in spring, 
and beds carefully raked over. 

Seed can be sown in rows 15 inches apart, and the seedlings thinned 
out to 4-inch space. The seedlings must be watered carefully throughout 
summer, and cultivated. One year old roots can then be obtained for 
next spring planting. 

CONOVER’S COLOSSAL. A Mammoth green sort of the largest size 
and fine quality. A standard favorite. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 10 cts. ; V 4 lb., 
15 cts. 

EARLY GIANT ARGENTEUIL. A most desirable variety. Earlier, 
more regular and more prolific than Colossal. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 
cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts. 



ASPARAGUS ROOTS 

These can be supplied from November first to May first. 

CONOVER’S COLOSSAL, 2 years Per 100 $ .75 1000 $ 6 00 



EARLY BOUNTIFUL. Pods are stringless, flat, very tender, and are 
produced very early in the season, the bushes continuing bearing for a 
long time. It might justly be called a stringless, early, six weeks. Pt., 
20 cts.; quart, 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; peck or 8 qts., $2.00. 

BLACK VALENTINE. Planted extensively in the South, owing to its 
heat resisting qualities. Pods round, very fleshy, slightly stringed. Im- 
mense yielder. Pick when young when they are delicious. Pt., 20 cts.; 
qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts.. $1.25; peck, $2.00. 

EXTRA EARLY RED VALENTINE. Bush grows very compact, 15 tea 
18 inches high, a most prolific yielder. Pods are round, four inches; 
long, straight, very fleshy ,jwith slight strings which come off easily when; 
preparing for the table. The flavor is very fine. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 30- 
cts. ; 4 qts., $1.10; peck, $2.00. 



STRINGLESS GREEN POD. 

one most to be recommended for the home garden. The pods are the: 
finest in quality, round and straight, rich green color, broad and very- 
fleshy, brittle and of delicious flavor. Entirely stringless. By repeated 
planting pickings can be made from spring until cut off by heavy frosts 
in autumn. A most valuable sort. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts.,. 
$1.15; peck, $1.75. 



IMPROVED REFUGEE OR 1000 TO ONE. One of the latest beans-. 
Pods are light green roundish, 5 inches long, tapering to a point. Very 
fleshy, brittle, mild flavor, slightly stringed. Good yielder. Pt., 20 cts.; 
qt., 30 cts.; 4 qts., $1.00; peck, $1.75. 



PALMETTO, 2 years 

ARGENTEUIL, 2 years 

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EARLY MOHAWK. Extremely hardy, may be planted very early, and 
will produce large plants, which grow in an erect form and bear the long 
pods in great abundance. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 30 cts.; 4 qts., $1.00; 
peck, $1.75. 




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FORDHOOK FAVORITE BUSHBEAN. Is an improvement on even 
the favorite Stringless Green Pod. Bushes 18 to 20 inches high, very 
vigorous growers, and immense yielders. Pods are 5 to 6 inches long, so 
full and fleshy as to be almost perfectly round. They are absolutely 
stringless at any stage of growth, juicy, fibreless, and delicious. The 
beans are white and can be used for dried beans in winter. Pkt., 10 cts. ; 
pt., 25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; peck, $2.00. 



DWARF string or SHELL BEANS 

For growing in Northern states where lima beans will not succeed. Fine 
for table use in summer and for dry beans during winter. 

DWARF HORTICULTURAL. The very best of this class. Long pods 
splashed with crimson. Excellent for table when young and the very 
best baking bean for winter use. Pt., 25 cts.; qt., 45 cts.; 4 qts., $1.50; 
pk., $2.50. 

IMPROVED GODDARD. A long flat podded sort. Fine as Snapbean 
in summer and as shell bean when fully grown. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 
cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.00. 



WAXPODDED BUSH BEANS 



Wax Beans 



YELLOW or GOLDEN PODDED SORTS 



PROLIFIC BLACK WAX. Perfectly round pods. Very early and a 
great yielder. One of the very best sorts. Pt., 25 cts.; qt., 45 cts.; 
4 qts., $1.50; pk., $2.25. 

NEW KIDNEY WAX. Plants are of erect bushy habit, attaining a 
height of 20 inches. Entirely free from rust and blight. The pods 
are flat, 6 to 7 inches long and very fleshy; the color is a rich citron 
vellow. Immense yielder. Very brittle, snappy and of delicious 
flavor. Unsurpassed in beans. Pt., 30 cts.; qt., 45 cts.; 4 qts., 
$1.10; pk., $2.00. 

DAVIS’ KIDNEY WAX. A very hardy'and most prolific variety. Mid- 
season. Vines are vigorous, pods are lemon yellow, 6 to 7 inches long, 
straight, very crisp, and tender. Seed medium large, kidney shaped, 
clear white, and if allowed to ripen excellent for baking. Pt., 20 cts.; 
qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.00. 

CURRIE’S RUSTPROOF GOLDEN WAX. A very vigorous rust 
proof sort. Great favorite. Pods long, flat, and straight. Beautiful- 
golden color. Suitable for early and late sowing. Pt., 30 cts.; qt., 45 
cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 



BRITTLE WAX. Earliest of all waxbeans. Bushes are extra hardy 
and of immense productiveness. The pods are long, very fleshy, and 
absolutely stringless. Might well be called the most desirable of all 
"Waxbeans. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

PENCIL POD BLACK WAX. A great favorite for the Home Garden. 
Pods slender, round, of clear yellow color. Flesh brittle and of a very 
agreeable sweet flavor. Dry beans are black. Pt.,20cts.; qt.,35cts.; 
4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

NEW HODSON WAX. A distinct type of superior quality. Plants 
are vigorous, coming to bear about two weeks later than the very early 
sorts. Pods measure 7 to 8 inches in length, are immune to rust and 
spot. Flesh tender, brittle, and sweetly flavored. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 
cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 



POLE or RUNNING BEANS 

One Quart will plant 100 kills 

NOTE. All Packets contain % pint, postpaid, at 15 cts. 



IMPROVED KENTUCKY WONDER (OLD HOMESTEAD). Pods 

are of a silvery green color hanging in great clusters from top to bottom 
of the poles. They are entirely stringless and considered one of the 
best Pole beans. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

LAZY WIFE. The best l^te green podded Pole Bean. Pods are of 
dark green color, thick, very fleshy and entirely stringless. A fine 
variety. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk.. $2.00. 

GOLDEN CLUSTER WAX. This is certain to be the leading early 
Pole Waxbean. It is fully two weeks earlier than the Early Bush Wax 
beans. Pods are long, bright yellow, very juicy, and tender. Dry beans 
white, nearly round. Pt., 25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., 
$2.25. 

SCARLET RUNNER. Old favorite sort both for ornament as well as 
for utility. Long tender green pods, very productive. Pt., 25 cts.; 
- qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.00. 



WHITESEEDED SEMI-TALL CLIMBING FRENCH BEAN 



A new and most valuable bean. It can be grown on sprigs or branches 
commonly used for peas. This bean is entirely free from disease, very’ 
prolific, producing broad stringless pods, 6 to 7 inches long, flat, very 
brittle, and of finest flavor. Seeds are round, white, and can be used dry 
as an excellent baking bean. We would strongly recommend our friends 
to give this bean a trial for the Home Garden. Pt., 40 cts. ; qt., 65 cts. 



All packets of these sorts 10 cts. postpaid. Where 
larger quantities are wanted add 8 cts. per pint 
and 15 cts. per qt. extra for postage. 







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NOVELTY POLE BEAN 
MASTERPIECE 



Not enough can be said in praise of this new Bean. It unites the three 
best points: (1) Long thick fleshy pods. (2) Enormous bearing quality. 
(3) Entire freedom from strings. The growth is extraordinarily vigorous. 
Pods appear in large clusters each pod containing from nine to ten beans. 
We can faithfully describe it as being unsurpassed by any other variety 
of Pole Bean. V 2 pt., 30 cts. ; pkt., 10 cts. 

We have hundreds of letters from customers which space forbids to cite. 
Mr. Frank E. Doyle, Mattapan, Mass., writes us: 



I have tried the Masterpiece Bean which you 
sent me last spring. I find them healthy, pro- 
lific, deliciously tender, taking less time to cook 
than beans of Bush varieties. I shall grow them 
largely next year. 



LIMA BEANS 



One quart will plant 100 hills 

Culture. Do not plant until the least danger of frost is over, and 
warm settled weather is on. Plant five to six seeds in nice warm loam 
in hills 3 to 4 feet apart each way, placing the beans edgewise with the eye 
downward, covering the seed 2 inches deep. The Lima Pole varieties 
require poles 7 feet high. Pinching back when vines have reached the top 
as this will increase bearing capacity. Where very early crop is desired, 
plant the seeds in boxes in the house, setting the young plants outdoors 
when danger of frost is over. 

Surplus stock of beans can be dried for winter use. 

Lima Beans very scarce. Prices may rise. 



POLE LIMA BEANS 



EARLY LEVIATHAN. This is the very earliest of the Pole Limas. 
Very strong grower, clinging closely to the poles and yields enormously 
throughout the season. Pods are long and straight, each pod con- 
taining from four to five large beans. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; qt., 
40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

LARGE WHITE LIMA. This is a favorite Standard sort. Large 
greenish white beans of very delicious and mellow flavor when used 
green. Very superior as dried bean for winter. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 
cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

KING OF THE GARDEN. Vigorous grower. Pods contain five to six 
large fleshy beans. Very easily shelled. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 cts. ; 
qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 



HI ANT POnnFH I IMA The largest podded, largest seeded, 
umill rVJUUIuU umil. and most desirable of all Pole Lima 

Beans. Beans melt in the mouth. Very prolific. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 
25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.50. 



DWARF or BUSH LIMA BEANS 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill 

Culture. Plant in light warm soil in rows 2 feet apart. Drop seeds 
1 foot apart in the row and cover 2 inches. 

NEW IMPROVED BUSH LIMA. Very vigorous growth, plants stand 
uniformly upright. Extra large pods filled with very fleshy, juicy beans. 
The blossom-bearing stalks are thrown well out from the foliage and 
pods appear in clusters from five to eight. Beans are thin skinned and 
easily shelled. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; qt., 50 cts.; 4 qts., $1.80. 

FORDHOOK BUSH LIMA. The only stiffly erect Bush Lima. Both 
pods and beans are twice the size of Kumerle or Dreer’s Bush Lima. 
Leaves large, smooth, and dark green. Pots are borne in clusters of 
five to eight. Each pod contains four to five enormous luscious beans. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 30 cts.; qt., 55 cts.; 4 qts., $2.00. 

IMPROVED HENDERSON’S BUSH LIMA. Early and very pro- 
ductive. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 30 cts. ; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., 
$ 2 . 00 . 

Japanese Beans , See Page 24. 




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FordJaook Lima Bean 



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FOR TABLE USE 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 5 to 6 lbs. to the acre 

Culture. Beets like a rich, deep, sandy loam. Sow as soon as the 
■ground is free from frost and dry, in drills 1 foot apart and 1 inch deep. 
When a few inches high thin out to 5 or 6 inches apart, leaving the strong- 
est seedlings stand. For late crop plant up to end of July. 

EARLY MODEL RED GLOBE. Very early, of perfect globe shape and 
finest quality. Exa'eroely desirable for the home garden. Skin is 
smooth, flesh very sweet, solid and a bright red. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

CROSBY’S EARLY EGYPTIAN. One of the best extra early varieties. 
Ideal for growing in coldframe or greenhouse. Symmetrical, with 
small taproot. Flesh bright vermilion red, finely grained and unsur- 
passed in quality. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 14 lb., 40 cts.; lb., 
$1.25. 

CRIMSON GLOBE. Handsome variety of medium size. Form round, 
regular, skin smooth, never stringy; tender and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts., 
oz.,|15 cts.; 14 lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 



BEETS — Continued 

IMPROVED BLOOD TURNIP. Very regular in shape, dark 
color and of highest quality. An excellent keeper. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 14 lb., 40 cts.; lb. x $1.25. 

LONG SMOOTH BLOODRED. A very popular table beet for 
winter and autumn use. Has long, tapering roots growing 
even with the surface. Color bright red, flesh juicy, sweetly 
flavored. Very desirable. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 14 lb., 
40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 



SPINACH BEET 



or SWISS CHARD 

One ounce will sow about 100 f l. of drill 



This most valuable vegetable should surely find a place in your 
home garden if you have as yet overlooked it. Not only can 
the thick fleshy midribs be boiled and used at table the same as 
asparagus but the greens or leaves can be cooked the same as spin- 
ach and are delicious so prepared. Sow only the superior grades 
of this new vegetable. Coarse rank growths will not please you. 
We fist two of the most delicious sorts. 

Culture. Sow about April in a rich deep soil in rows 1 foot 
apart and thin out to 6 to 8 inches in the row. During dry 
weather a liberal supply of water must be given. An occasional 
dressing with weak liquid manure is most desirable. Leaves 
should be picked young. 



SILVER LYONS SWISS CHARD. Finest white ribbed Swiss 
Chard. Stems measure 2 to 3 inches across. Very tender and 

juicy. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 



fllANT LUCULLUS Plants grow to a height of 2 to 2V 2 

LUUULLUJ. feet. Stalks are thick and broad like 
those of rhubarb, heavily ribbed U/z inches broad, and 12 inches 
long below the leaf. These ribs or stalks when cooked like 
asparagus are delicious and tender. The leafy portion of this 
vegetable is cooked the same as spinach. The leaves of this new 
variety are especially tender and succulent, crimpled .and 
curled like Savoy Cabbage, but much more delicate in taste 
than this. Do not fail to give this new vegetable a trial. 
You can have two distinct vegetables on your table from the 
same plant. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., 
$1.25. 



Kale 



onDurn? 17 Krauskohi 

nl /l\r,l A Jl iT. Chou vert frise 

or KALE 

One ounce of seeds produces about 3,000 plants 




BASSANO. Early flat variety. Flesh ringed white and rose. Sweet, 
juicy, and delicate. Sown late, they can be kept very well for winter 
use. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. ; lb., $1.10. 

EARLY ECLIPSE. Of astonishing rapid growth. Tops small, which 
admits of close planting. Crisp and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

DETROIT DARK TURNIP. Highly recommended for either early 
or late sowing. A splendid keeper. Flesh exceedingly tender, fine 
grained and sweet. Has small, upright growing tops. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 



Highly esteemed for winter greens. They are extremely hardy and are 
much improved by frosts. 

Culture. For fall use sow early in May in prepared beds; transplant 
in June, treating the plants same as Cabbage. 

DWARF GREEN CURLED. Leaves bright green, closely curled. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

WINTER OR GERMAN GREENS (Sprouts). Sow end of August 
and treat same as spinach. Excellent as Spring Greens. Pkt-, 5 cts. j 
oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 




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Beets, Crosby’s Early Egyptian 

BEET 

CROSBY’S EARLY EGYPTIAN 



See page 4 



One ounce will produce about 2,000 plants 
Culture. Start your early crop in hotbed in middle 
of February. Cover seed about one half inch. Trans- 
plant to cold frames soon as plants are large enough, 3 to 
4 inches each way. Remove glass part of each day 
to harden plants and plant out in open about middle of April. For 
general crop sow in open ground late May in hills 3 feet apart. Insects 
are quite troublesome to plants grown in the open ground. Therefore, 
after sowing sprinkle a small quantity of tobacco dust over the seed and 
keep the young plants free from bugs. (See Insecticides page in back of 
Catalog.) 

Seed can also be started in the house in boxes during February where 
hotbeds are not available. Treat as described above. Cabbage requires 
good, rich soil and thorough cultivation. 



CABBAGE Chou 



Brussels Sprouts 



BROCCOLI Broccoli 



FIRST AND BEST. A selected strain, maturing extra early. Heads 
form conically with a rounded point. Leaves close and compact, re- 
markably sweet and tender in flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 
$ 1 , 00 . 



Culture. Sow the first week in May, in drills 3 to 4 inches apart, 
covering the seeds lightly. When the leaves are about 3 inches broad, 
transplant to prepared beds, 2 feet apart each way. 

EARLY WHITE CAPE. A hardy and vigorous variety; heads large 
and firm. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; V4 lb., 75 cts. 

EARLY PURPLE CAPE. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts., Vi lb., 75 cts. 



EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD. One of the best and favorably known 
for early crop. Heads are uniform in size, conical, very solid. It is 
the favorite all around Cabbage for amateurs and for the home garden. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

EARLY SPRING. A flat heading sort and one of the earliest. Heads 
are solid and shapely even when small and have few outside leaves. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 



BRUSSELS SPROUTS Chou de Bruxelles 

One ounce produces about 2,500 plants 

Culture. The seed must be planted under glass or in the house, trans- 
planting the seedlings in the open during May. Cultivation same as 
Cauliflower or Cabbage. 

LONG ISLAND IMPROVED. A very fine variety. Vigorous growth 
producing a quantity of solid round sprouts of best quality. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00; lb., $3.00. 

PERFECTION. A superior new strain of the most excellent quality. 
Stalks thickly covered with the most delicate firm round heads. This 
sprouts surpasses in delicacy of flavor all other sorts. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
V 2 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 



ALL SEASONS. A very superior sure heading long keeping sort, unsur- 
passed by any other. The heads are large, nearly round, somewhat 
flattened, very solid, of best quality all around. Good as name indi- 
cated for All Seasons. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00. 

DANISH BALLHEAD. This winter variety is especially desirable on 
account of its great solidity and keeping qualities. The heads are crisp, 
tender and sweet and it is the sort that is unsurpassed for boiling, for 
slaw, sauerkraut, etc. It grows well on all soils and under most con- 
ditions, withstanding hot, dry weather, and does not rot in wet seasons. 
Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 85 cts. 

SUCCESSION. In every respect a model variety. It may be planted 
at all seasons, but will give the best results when used as second early 
or intermediate sort. A sure bearer of medium size and finest quality. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 85 cts. 



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CABBAGE — Continued 

EARLY WINNINGSTADT. A distinct early sort and one of the best 
for general cultivation. Being very hardy, it is less subject to wet or 
drouth, insects or disease. The heads are of uniform size, conical in 
shape and very solid. It is valuable for early use on account of its 
solidity, and short, thick leaves, it makes also a most satisfactory winter 
cabbage. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 



SAVOY or CURLY CABBAGE 



If you believe that this Cabbage is coarse in flavor and texture, it is 
that you have never tried this delicious sort. Savoy Cabbage is without 
doubt the one sort for the amateur to grow as it is adapted to grow at any 
time, fall, summer, or winter. It is unsurpassed in delicacy of flavor. 
The best sort for our climates to grow is 

SAVOY GLOBE CURLED. Leaves are wrinkled dark green, improved 
by frosts. Excellent and a sure header. Culture same as other cab- 
bages. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

PERFECTION DRUMHEAD SAVOY. A beautifully crimped leaved 
sort, color a deep glossy green on outside shading to golden yellow to the 
heart. Sweet, tender, and toothsome. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 
Vi lb., 75 cts. Savoy or Curly Cabbage is prepared same as the other 
Cabbage. Try it, you will never be without it. 



raw like celery. The midribs may be cooked like asparagus. The leaves 
are used for all above described. 

It is a dish fit for a king. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 30 cts.; oz., 50 cts. 

Sow the seed in early spring in rows 15 inches apart; when the seedlings 
are strong enough, thin out the young plants to 6 inches apart in the row. 
Keep free from weeds. 



RED CABBAGE 



LARGE RED DRUMHEAD. A very good variety. The heads are 
round, solid dark red color, very sweet flavor and excellent for cooking 
and pickling. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

MAMMOTH ROCK RED. Heads large, round, and solid. Average 
weight from 8 to 10 lbs. each. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 25 cts. ; Vi lb., 75 cts. 



CABBAGE PLANTS 

EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD. Ready April and May. Per dozen, 
20 cts.; 100, $1.00; 1000, $7.00. (Delivery not included in price). 

SAVOY, DANISH BALLHEAD. All seasons; ready June and July, 
for winter crops. Per 100, 75 cts.; 1000, $5.00. (Delivery not in- 
cluded) . 

Korean and Chinese Cabbage, see page 23. 




THE NEW CELERY CABBAGE 



The accompanying picture taken from a photo from nature shows this 
new delicious vegetable, which combines the rich celery flavor with that 
of the cabbage. 



THE BEST THING OUT 

No other cabbage compares with this for cold slaw. Makes as good 
salad as the finest head lettuce. Excellent when boiled with meat or for 
vegetable soup. Good in oyster stews, better than the oysters. Eaten 




Savoy Curly Cabbage 




Cabbage —Jersey Wakefield 




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CHANTENAY. An ideal me- 
dium early stump rooted 
Carrot, smooth and uniform 
in shape, averaging 5 inches 
in length, with thick heavy 
shoulders, rather heavy tops, 
color a deep orange. It is 
an excellent variety for both 
early and late sowing of 
excellent quality. Ideal for 
the home garden. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 
40 cts. 

GUERANDE or OXHEART- 

Roots are broad at the top 
terminating abruptly in a 
small taproot. On account 
of this shape they are very 
easy to dig up. Flesh is a 
bright orange finely grained 
and very sweet. Grows es- 
pecially well in soils which 
are too hard for the longer 
growing sorts. Length 5 to 
6 inches, 3 to 4 inches in dia- 
meter. Most . desirable for 
home use. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

PARISIAN FORCING. Ex- 
tremely early, of small size, 
very sweet and a beautiful 
reddish orange color 
Known as “ French carrot.” 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
Vi lb., 45 cts. 



Carrot Early Half Long Scarlet Nantes 



CARROTS Moekren 

One Ounce will sow about 100 feet of drill 

Culture. Carrots to grow to perfection require a rich, deep soil, pre- 
ferably sandy loam, well pulverized and thoroughly cultivated. For 
earliest crop sow in May and June in drills about 1 foot apart, thinning 
out to 4 inches in the row. Sow the main crop during June and July. 

IMPROVED DANVERS. An excellent carrot for all soils. Roots 
smooth and handsome. Flesh of a rich dark orange color, sweet and 
delicate. Entirely free from core. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 
75 cts. 



EARLY SCARLET HORN. 

One of the most popular 
varieties grown, color deep 
orange, of a most agreeable flavor, tops small, root short and stumpy. 
Grows well in shallow soil, one of the very best for early outdoor plant- 
ing stock. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz.,20cts.; V 2 lb-, 50 cts. 

EARLY HALF LONG SCARLET NANTES. This sort can hardly be 
surpassed for its many good qualities. The skin is smooth, flesh red, of 
the finest quality, shape perfect in symmetry. It is excellent for forcing 
and for early planting. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

LONG ORANGE IMPROVED. A favorite sort. Very productive. Late 
maturing sort. A good winter keeper with sweet tender flesh. Good for the 
table as well as for feeding stock. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

DANVERS HALF LONG. A delicious sort. Unexcelled for home 
garden. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15ct's.; Vi lb- > 40 cts. 





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CAULIFLOWER Choufleur 

One ounce will produce about 2,000 plants 

Culture. Good rich soil is a necessity to succeed with Cauliflowers. 
They do best during cool, moist seasons. Culture is the same as for 
cabbage. Water liberally in dry spells. When the heads begin to form 
it is best to tie the leaves over the young heads to prevent their bleaching 
from sun and rain. 

DANISH DRY WEATHER. Especially adapted for sections subject 
to long dry seasons, as it will grow well and produce fine heads in spite 
of lack of moisture which is required by other sorts. The heads grow 
to a large size, are very solid, pure white and of the most delicious flavor. 

Pkt., 20 cts.;V4 oz., $1.00. 

EARLY SNOWBALL. Its dwarf habit and short outside leaves allow 
close planting. An extremely early sort, with magnificent white heads 
of the most superior quality. Pkt., 15cts.; % oz., $1.00. 

EARLY DWARF ERFURT. Extra choice strain. Very dwarf heads. 
Creamy white, tender and toothsome. Pkt., 15cts.; Vi oz., $1.00. 

VEITCH AUTUMN GIANT. A most desirable variety for late use and 
especially adapted for planting in the Southern States. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 60 cts. 

FXPRESS Distinct, very' early, comes quickly to maturity, produc- 
LlA1 ing close white head, globular, firm, delicious flavor. Pkt., 

25 cts.; trial pkt., 10 cts. 



CAULIFLOWER PLANTS 

Delivery May to July. 

EARLY SNOWBALL or EARLY DWARF ERFURT. Doz., 25 cts.; 
100, $1.50; 1000, $12.00. Delivery not included in price. (Order 
early.) 




Golden Self-blanching Celery 




Celeriac 



CELERIAC 



or STUMP ROOTED CELERY 

Grown for its Roots for delicious salads, soup, stews. Sow the seed 
same as celery, transplant into rows 2 feet apart, 6 to 8 inches in the row. 
No earthing is required for this celery, as it is the Roots which are the 
edible portion of the vegetable. A delicious way to prepare these roots: 
Do not peel, but wash very clean with a stiff vegetable brush. Boil until 
tender. Take out of water, peel while hot and dress with oil, vinegar, 
salt, and pepper for salad. When cool this is one of the most delicious 
salads known. 

LARGE SMOOTH PRAGUE. Very large and fine. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

CELERY SEED for flavoring. Oz., 5 cts.; Vi lb., 15 cts.; lb., 35 cts. 



T? T CD V Celerie 

LLLLK I Selleri 

One ounce will produce about 4,000 plants 

Culture. Sow in open border as soon in spring as the ground can be 
worked. Transplant 4 inches apart when the plants are 4 to 5 inches 
high, into temporary beds of soft rich soil, where they will soon acquire 
sufficient strength for planting out in permanent beds. Plant in rows 
3 feet apart and set 6 inches apart in the rows. About the middle of 
August earthing up is necessary for blanching and whitening those wanted 
for early use. 

GOLDEN SELF BLANCHING. A splendid celery for home use. It 

forms a solid stalk, tender and crisp, of a delicate creamy yellow color, 
the flavor is rich, delicate and nutty. This is the earliest variety 
grown. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz -» 40 cts.; Vi oz., 65 cts.; oz., $1.00. 

WHITE PLUME CELERY. A valuable sort for early use. Easily 
grown by amateurs as its stalks are naturally a pure white. By tying 
up the stalks and drawing up the soil with the hoe, the work of blanch- 





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CELERY — Continued 

Ing is complete. The flavor is delicate, very crisp. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
J4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 

PINK PLUME CELERY. Stems very solid and crisp. Early and a long 
keepers. Requires only a slight earthing up. Pkt., 10 cts. ; Vi oz., 15 cts. ; 
oz., 30 cts. 

PERFECTION HEARTWELL. Most excellent sort of tall growth with 
a golden yellow heart. Delicious flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 
Vi lb., 75 cts. 

GIANT PASCAL. A fine late keeping variety. Stalks are thick, brittle, 
of a superb flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts. ; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

CELERY PLANTS 



UPLAND CRESS. Hardy perennial. Ready for use a week ahead of 
any other kind. The spicy, tender leaves form a delicate spring salad 
and are unique for savory sandwiches. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 
Vi lb., $1.00. 



WATERCRESS 



This delightful wholesome salad and garnishing plant may be grown to 
perfection in any moist and rich soil whether naturally or artificially 
kept wet. 

Culture. Sow the seed in rows a foot apart, and thin out to 7 inches 
apart in the rows. Keep the soil moist and well cultivated. From time 
to time pick the strongest plants for use. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz.. 35 cts.; 
Vi lb., $1.25. 



Transplanted. Delivery June and July. 

Boston Market, Golden Self Blanching, White Plume, Giant Pas- 
cal. Per doz., 20 cts.; 100, $1.00; 1000, $7.50. (Delivery not 
included in price.) 

CHERVIL ( Gartenkerbel) 

The young leaves are used for seasoning soups and salads. Pkt., 10 

cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts. 



CHIVES Schnitllauck 

A very delicious seasoning is given to soups and vegetables by using 
the tops, the flavor being that of very delicate, mild onions. Pkt., 15 
cts. ; 2 for 25 cts. 



CHICORY 

WITLOOF, or FRENCH ENDIVE 

Used in quantities in France and Belgium where, according to medical 
reports it is considered a sovereign remedy and preventive for kidney 
trouble. Fine as a winter salad, and it is most delicious served with 
French dressing and eaten like Cos lettuce. Boiled and dressed with butter 
or with butter sauce, it is one of the most delicious vegetables known. 

Culture. The seed should be sown in the open ground not later than 
June, in drills 12 to 18 inches apart, thinning out the plants so that they 
will not stand closer than 3 inches. The plant forms long, parsnip-shaped 
roots, which should be lifted in the fall, cutting off the leaves about 11 
inches from the neck and shortening the roots by cutting off the bottoms 
to within 8 inches of the neck. The roots should then be planted in a 
trench 16 to 18 inches deep in a dark, warm cellar or under a greenhouse 
bench, and placed upright about 11 to 2 inches apart, which will allow 
the neck of the root to come within 9 inches of the level of the trench. 
The trench should be filled with a light soil, and if a quicker growth is 
desired, this can be accomplished by a mulch of fresh manure about 2 
feet deep. It requires about one month to force the roots, and the heads 
are cut off with a small portion of the neck of the root attached. Pkt., 
10 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

COMMON, or WILD (Barbe de Capucin). This is the variety from 
which is obtained the French salad, Barbe de Capucin. The roots 
should be transplanted into sand in a warm cellar. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts.; V4 lb., 50 cts.; lb., $2.00._ 

LARGE ROOTED MAGDEBURG. Cultivated for the roots. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

For French Chicory, or Endive, see page 11. 



CORN SALAD 

or LAMB’S LETTUCE 

One ounce will sow a row of 150 feet 

Grows very rapidly and is entirely hardy. Furnishes an excellent sub- 
stitute for lettuce during winter. Makes a delicious salad. Decorated 
and eaten, with hard boiled eggs, sliced, it is a treat. 

Culture. Sow the seed late August to early September, till late Octo- 
ber for succession. Sow thinly in drills a foot apart and cultivate till 
frosts set in. Protect the plants with a light mulch when ground freezes. 

LARGE ROUND LEAVED. Large seeded variety, the most popular 
sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 35 cts.; lb., $1.00. 



Z''* D CCC Cresson 
LKLJJ Kresse 

or PEPPER GRASS 

One ounce will sow sixteen square feet 



CORN, SWEET 

or SUGAR 



Vi Pints are postpaid. 
Add 5 cts. per pint, and 10 
cts. per quart, if wanted 
by mail. 



Culture. Use deep, rich soil. 
Plant for succession of crop every 
three weeks when the ground be- 
comes warm and mellow, usually 
early in May. Plant in hills 3 feet 
apart each way. Six seeds to each 
hill. Cover half an inch when you 
thin out to 3 plants. 



EARLY VARIETIES 



A typical New 

.* England com 

having originated in the vicinity 
of Newport, and is supplied to the 
summer cottagers at that point. 
It is extra early and extremely 
sweet and luscious. 20 cts. per 
pt.; per qt., 35 cts.; $1.10 for 
4 qts. ; pk., $1.75. 



ARISTOCRAT 



EARLY MAMMOTH. 

and fodder both attain gigantic 
proportions. The former besides 
being large, is handsome in ap- 
pearance and exceedingly sweet. 
Mature just after the extra early 
types. 15 cts. per pt.; per qt., 
25 cts. ; 90 cts. for 4 qts. ; per 
pk., $1.40. 



FIRST OF ALL. 

days to a week earlier than the 
Cory. The small ears are well 
filled with quite large grains, fre- 
quently having from ten to twelve 
rows. The plant is so dwarf that 
we recommend sowing seed thinly 
in drills. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 
cts. ; qt. , 25 cts. ; Vi pkt. , 80 cts. ; 
pk. $1.50. 



IDEAL The g rower of this 

ipiiULi. variety has been care- 
fully selecting it for the past 
fifteen years. Exceedingly early 
and large yielder. It is not quite 
as sweet as some other varieties, 
it is though, nevertheless, well 
flavored and its extra early fea- 
ture outweighs all other points 
against it. It comes in sooner 
than other white-kernel varieties. 
15 cts. per pt. ; per qt., 30 cts.; 
$1 .00 for 4 qts. ; per pk., $1.75. 




• I/- 



Crosby’s Early Sugar 



Culture. Sow early in the spring, quite thickly in shallow drills. Sow 
every ten days as it soon turns to seeding. This can be sown in shallow 
boxes in winter in the house placed in a warm sunny window. 

EXTRA CURLED. Fine for garnishing. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
'Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 



MAI AKOFF The earliest sweet corn — compared to Early Cory, it is 

vl l fully a week in advance. Planted May 22, ears are 

ready by July 4. The kernels vary from white to pale amber. The 
stalks grow 3 feet high and usually bear two or more small ears; very 

sweet. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts., Vi pk., $1.25; pk., $2. 



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Corn. Country Gentleman 



EARLY VARIETIES OF CORN 

CONTINUED 



V 2 pints are postpaid. Add 5 cts. per pint, 
and 10 cts. per quart, if wanted by mail. 



GOLDEN BANTAM. One of the sweetest and hardiest corns grown, 
can be planted at least a week earlier. It is a rapid grower and when 
cooked is delicious. Of the richest, sweetest flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
pt., 15 cts.; qt., 30 cts.; pk., $1.75. 

MAMMOTH WHITE CORY. Succeeds well where the seasons are short. 
Extra large with pure white kernels. Very sweet. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 
15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.50. 

PEEP OF DAY. Very early and immensely productive. Small stalks, 
medium size ear. with a pure, pearly white kernel. Tender and juicy. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.50. 

METROPOLITAN. A fine vigorous growing sort. Large handsome ears 
of a most excellent quality. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; 
pk., $1.50. 



CORN — Continued 



V 2 pints are postpaid. Add 5 cts. to pint, 
and 10 cts. to quart, if wanted by mail. 



HOWLING MOB. Ready for use three to five days later than the 
extra early Cory’s both being planted at the same time, but the ears 
are much larger in size, the kernels whiter and sweeter. Pkt., 10 cts.; 

pt., 25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 4 qt., $1.25. 



MEDIUM EARLY VARIETIES 

POTTER’S EXCELSIOR (Squantum). One of the choicest flavored 
medium early white corns. The ears are of good size, well filled to the 
tip, with long slender pure white kernels. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; 
qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.75. 

STOWELL'S EVERGREEN. Popular sort. One of the best known 
and widely grown. Ears large with deep kernels of a rich, sugary flavor. 
Valued for its keeping qualities. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 
cts.; pk., $1.25. 

EARLY SUGAR (Crosby’s). A fine standard sort. Kernels very closely 
set, sweet and deliciously flavored. Excellent for canning. Pkt., 10 
cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.25. 

EARLY CHAMPION. Very large ears, considering its earliness. Pt.* 
15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.25. 



LATE VARIETIES 



COUNTRY GENTLEMAN. Unsurpassed for family use and the home 
garden. The cob is small with deep pearly milk white kernels, full of 
sweetness. Ears are produced in great abundance, sometimes 4 to 6 
to one stalk. Sure to please. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 30 cts.; 
pk., $1.60. 

BLACK MEXICAN. Exceedingly sweet flavored. Grains black when 
dry. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., $1.60. 

MAMMOTH SWEET. Immense ears. Valuable on account of its 
great yield for fodder. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; pk., 
$1.50. 

CUCUMBERS ass'" 

One ounce will plant fifty hills. 2 lbs., to the acre 

Culture. Sow in the open ground as soon as weather is warm and 
settled. Sow seed one half inch deep in the hills. The hills should be 
4 to 6 feet apart and each hill enriched with well-rotted manure. 

For pickles sow from middle of June to 1st week of July; when plants 
are well up thin out. Striped bugs readily attack the young plants. Use 
infusion of Hellebore powder to kill them. See Insecticides page in back of 
catalog. 

SELECTED EARLY WHITE SPINE. A superior strain for either home 
garden or forcing. Flesh exceedingly brittle, crisp and deliciously 
flavored. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., 90 cts. 

DAVIS PERFECT FORCING CUCUMBER. Good for either forcing 
or open ground culture. Fruit handsome, long, cylindrical. Delight- 
fully flavored. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts.; lb., $2.00. 

COOL AND CRISP. Esteemed highly when small as a pickling sort. 
One of the most delicious for salads. Flesh pure white, crisp. Pkts., 

5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

CUMBERLAND. Rapid, vigorous grower, very prolific. Skin dark 
green, with many small white spines. One of the best pickling sorts. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

IMPROVED LONG GREEN. Very long, most excellent quality. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

EARLY GREEN CLUSTER. Very early short pickling variety. Con- 
tains very few seeds. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. 

EARLY RUSSIAN. Earliest and hardiest small -cucumber, being only 
3 to 4 inches in length. Thick oval in shape, produced in pairs. Pkt., 

5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

WEST INDIAN GHERKIN. Used only for pickling. Fruits oval- 
shaped about 2 inches long, prickly and very tender. Seed germinate 
slowly. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

ENGLISH FORCING VARIETIES 

Grown exclusively under glass. 

LOCKIE'S PERFECTION. Smooth, dark green, medium length. De- 
licious for winter when Cucumbers are a rarity. Pkt., 25 cts. 

IMPROVED TELEGRAPH. A most prolific sort. Quick in growth 
and very handsome. The best of all imported sorts. Try growing 
some during winter. Pkt., 25 cts. 





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Cucumber. White Spine Early Selected 




Novelty Ridge Cucumber 



PERFECTION RIDGE CUCUMBER 

This, as will be seen by the accompanying illustration, is a greatly im- 
proved ridge variety. It has been obtained by crossing Japanese Climbing 
with Telegraph, and inherits the best qualities of both its parents. It is 
very vigorous in growth, free in setting, with the delicious flavor of the 
Telegraph. The fruits are a fine green, moderately spiked, very handsome 
in shape. They vary in length from 12 to 15 inches. They bear with 
great freedom and abundance. The plants are very hardy and robust, and 
can be grown on ridges, on wires or on poles. No matter how grown, they 
will please the most exacting grower. 

Per pkt., 20 cts.; trial pkt., 10 cts. 

Japan Cucumbers, see page 23. 

DANDELION Loetvenzahn 

The blanched leaves of this plant make a most delicious and wholesome 
salad. 

Culture. Seed should be sown in May and June in drills J-inch deep 
and 15 inches apart. Thin out to 6 inches apart, cultivate and water 
carefully, ihey commence to yield in autumn but the larger crop comes 
the following spring. Prefer heavy, moist soil. 

FINEST IMPROVED LARGE LEAVED. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; 

i / 4 lb., $1.50. 



EGGPLANT Eierpflanze 

One ounce produces about 1,500 plants 

Culture. Can be sown in March in a hotbed or in the house in warm 
sunny window. The hotbed must be kept warm, and carefully covered 
as long as cold weather lasts. Transplant seedlings when large enough 
to stand three inches apart each way. They can also be planted in small 
paper pots until weather is sufficiently warm to stand planting in open 
ground. About end of May. Plants must be set in rich soil 2 feet apart 
each way. Hoe and cultivate frequently keeping soil light and loose. 

BLACK BEAUTY. A new Eggplant of remarkable merit. Matures 
very early. Fruits are thick, fleshy, very attractive, being of a rich 
glossy, purplish black. Pkt., 10 cts.; V 2 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; 
Vi lb., $1.25. 

NEW YORK IMPROVED PURPLE. This is the easiest growing 
variety and one of the finest and largest. Plants are spineless, very 
productive and early. The flavor rich and delicious. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
V2 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Vi lb., $1.25. 

Japan Eggplant. See page 23. 



PLANTS of EGGPLANTS 

Ready in June. 

BLACK BEAUTY and N. Y. IMPROVED PURPLE. Doz., 75 cts.; 
100, $5.00. 



17 M rv T \ 717 Chicoree Endive, 
H.rNL/1 V H, Endivien Salad 

One ounce of seed for 75 feet of drill 

One of our best salad plants, especially valuable for winter use. 
Culture. For a first crop sow about middle of April. For succession 
sow small amounts every month up to August. Set the plants 1 foot 
apart in rows 3 feet apart and when well grown blanch by folding the outer 
leaves around the heart, and tying them together in cone form. Do this 
only when weather is perfectly dry. 

MOSS CURLED SILVER HEART. Distinct new variety with finely 
laciniated, moss-curled leaves of a light yellow color, turning almost 
to white. Stalk and ribs are nearly white. Strongly recommended. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 

LETTUCE LEAVED (Green). A large-leaved plant of grayish green 
color, growing to a very large size, attaining easily 16 inches across. 
The leaves are spoon-shaped and form a well-filled, very tender rosette. 
A very productive variety, well suited for garden purposes and less liable 
to rot than any other Batavian Endive. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; 

1/4 lb., $ 1 . 00 . 

GREEN MOSS CURLED. Leaves beautifully curled and laciniated. 
Blanches readily to a creamy white. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 
40 cts. 

WHITE CURLED. Leaves of the tenderest, palest green. Blanches 

quickly. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts. 




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LEEK — Continued 

AMERICAN FLAG. Thick, pure white 
stems of mild, most agreeable flavor. 
Pkt. t 5 cts. ; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 



KOHLRABI Chou-rave 

or TURNIP-ROOTED CABBAGE 



One of the most useful vegetables for the 
autumn. It combines the good qualities of 
the turnip and cabbage. Gather when young 
and tender. Cook the turnip-shaped heads 
and the foliage separate. Boil both until 
very tender. Slice the heads and simmer 
with the foliage which has been chopped fine 
in some butter, adding a little onion or leek, 
if that flavor is liked. Add butter and a 
little flour if wished, salt and pepper to taste. 
The result is a Gastronomic delicacy. 




Kohlrabi Culture. Sow thinly in early May and 

June in rows a foot apart. Plant the seed- 
lings 15 inches apart in very rich soil, keep well cultivated. An occasional 
application of liquid weak manure improves the plants. 

EARLY WHITE VIENNA. Delicate. Much prized for forcing. Pkt., ' 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

EARLY PURPLE VIENNA. Similar to above except in color. Both 
good for forcing and open ground. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 
75 cts. 

LETTUCE kSr 

One ounce of seed produces about 4,000 plants 

Culture. Lettuce prefers a light, very rich rather moist soil. For 
very early crop sow in gentle heat or in the house in February and trans- 
plant 10 inches apart. When weather permits sow in shallow drills 18 
inches apart and thin out, leaving a foot between plants. Seed can be 
sown from April till end of August. 



CABBAGE HEADED VARIETIES 



ALL SEASONS. Color light green, the inside leaves a clear yellow, pro- 
duces remarkably large, firm heads. Absolutely withstands heat and 
drought better than any other variety. Excellent for Home Garden. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

BIG BOSTON. This splendid lettuce has become one of the most popular 
for early spring and fall sowing. The large, solid heads are light green 
in color, slightly tinged brown. Very fine grained and buttery. Stands 
heat and drought remarkably well. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 
50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

CRISP AS ICE. The heads are large and solid. When cut open they 
have a rich creamy heart and are so tender and brittle as to melt in the 
mouth. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

CALIFORNIA CREAM BUTTER. A splendid Summer variety. Forms 
round, crisp, solid heads of a golden yellow. Delicious melting flavor. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON. Plants form a mass of long loose leaves 
exceedingly tender and crisp. Stands heat well. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

MAY KING. An unequaled variety for early spring planting in open 
ground. It is extremely hardy and very quick growing. The plants 
grow 6 to 7 inches in diameter with the outer leaves folded closely, form- 
ing a solid head. The outer leaves are light green slightly tinged brown, 
the inner leaves a bright yellow and of a delicious buttery flavor. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

HANSON. Succeeds in any soil and is a capital table variety. Large 
heads of a tender green color. Flavor fine. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

DENVER MARKET. The heads of this favorite sort, are large, solid, 
light green, beautifully curled like a Savoy Cabbage; very crisp and 
tender. The heads are somewhat after the style of Hanson, but more 
oblong. Delicate, tender, and most superior. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 
cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 



Leek— American Flag 



¥ 17 17 V Poireau 
LLLfk Lauch 

One ounce will plant about 100 feel of drill 

Culture. Sow same as onions in spring. Thin out to 6 inches apart 
in the row, having the rows 2 feet ap^rt. Keep free from weeds, and in 
early fall draw up the earth about the stems same as for celery. A thick 
stem is produced which when earthed up can be left standing until follow- 
ing spring. Very young plants can be used where no heavy stems are 
desired. They are eaten raw or used for seasoning soups, etc. 



ICEBERG. Leaves beautifully curled at the edges. Crisp and brittle, 
bright green. Very solid; well blanched. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.: 
Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

TENNISBALL, white seeded. Forms very rapidly heads of the crispest 
tenderest quality. Seed is selected from the most perfect heads. Pkt, 
10 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; Vi lb., $1.50. 

TENNISBALL black seeded. Selected. A greatly improved strain. 
Very fine heads, very delicate and toothsome. One of the best for the 
Home Garden. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Vi lb., $1.25. 

WAYAHEAD. This is even earlier than May King. The heads are 
larger, tightly folded. Outer leaves light green, inner leaves a rich 
buttery yellow. It stands a long time before running to seed. All 
around most desirable. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; Vi lb., $1.50. 



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GOLDEN QUEEN. A very early sort for either outdoor or 
forcing; the leaves are light green while the heart is almost 
a golden yellow and very compact, while the head is small, 
when prepared it makes more edible lettuce than any other 
variety of the same size. Pkt., 5 and 10 cts. ; oz., 
20 cts. ; Vi lb. , 50 cts. 

EARLY CABBAGE OR WHITE BUTTER. A wonderful 
producer of the largest sized heads; while an older variety, 
it still is in the lead. Excellent to sow in hotbeds for early 
spring use, while it may be used continuously until autumn. 
Color a light green with a rich delicate interior, very hardy. 
Pkt., 5 and 10 cts. : oz., 15 cts. ; Vi lb., 45 cts. ; lb., $1.50. 

HANSON IMPROVED. Tremendous solid heads; the outer 
leaves are curled; the interior is almost white and very 
tender; stands the heat well, therefore excellent for sum- 
mer use; this produces probably the heaviest head of lettuce 
of any variety. Pkt., 5 and 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 
50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

MAMMOUTH SALAMANDER. One of the best of the mid- 
summer varieties, resisting heat and drought wonderfully 
and remains in heading condition longer than many others. 
The heads are enormous, of a fresh green color: the loose 
leaves can all be used, as they are extremely brittle and 
tender. This strain is an improvement on the usual form. 
Pkt., 5 cts., (per large pkt., 10 cts.) ; oz., 20 cts. ; Vi lb., 
50 cts.; lb., $1.75. 

WONDERFUL. Of the cabbage-headed sorts this is a 
leader; the color is dark green, with white interior; the 
heads are large, having curled outer leaves, a popular kind 
for summer. Pkt., 5 and 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 50 
cts.; lb., $1.75. 



CURLED LEAVED LETTUCE 

EARLY CURLED SIMPSON. Finest for Home Gardens. 

Leaves very delicate, curled at the edges. Very crisp. Pkt., 

10 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 35 cts.; 

GRAND RAPIDS FORCING. Very early crisp, and 
melting in the mouth. Will keep from wilting after cutting 
longer than any other sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi 

lb., 75 cts. Paris White Cos-Romaine Lettuce 





ROM AIN E or COS VARIETIES 



PARIS WHITE COS. One of the very best for summer use. It is self 
folding with a beautiful creamy white heart. Butter flavor. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

TRIANON SELF-CLOSING COS. Leaves, long, narrow, forming close 
upright heads. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts.; lb., $1.75. 



Lettuce, “May King” 



MARTYNIA £&» 



The green pods are delicious for soups. Sow during 
May in drills 3 feet apart and thin out later to 10 in- 
ches in the row. 

WHITE VELVET. Pods round, smooth, white, and 
tender. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; 
lb., 65 cts.; 

MAMMOTH LONG POD. Wonderfully productive. 
Immense green pods, slim and retaining their tender- 
ness longer than most sorts. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 
cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; lb., 65 cts. 



Very ornamental in growth, with bold massive stems, bearing spikes of 
Gloxinia-like flowers, crimson purple in color, and very fragrant. The 
flowers are followed by hairy seed-pods of a most unique shape growing 
out at the ends in thin long curved form. Must be gathered while quite 
young and pickled in vinegar. Sow seed when weather 

— _. is warm in rows 3 feet apart and 1 foot apart in the 

rows. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; Vi lb., $1.25. 



MUSHROOMS Champignons 



PURE CULTURE MUSHROOM SPAWN. The 
best on the market, produces mushrooms in 4 to 5 
weeks, superior in quality and size. Per brick, 35 
cts.; by mail, 45 cts.; 5 bricks (not postpaid), 
$1.75; 10 bricks, $3.25; 25 bricks, $6.50; 100 
bricks., $20.00. 

“HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS.’’ The best 
book on Mushroom Culture, by Wm. Falconer, $1.00, 
Postpaid. 



MUSTARD %r* 

One ounce will sow 40 feet of drill 

Culture. Sow in shallow drills one foot apart. 
Several sowings can be made for succession. 

WHITE LONDON. The very best sort for salads, or 
seasoning for pickles. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi 
lb., 20 cts.; lb., 60 cts. 

CHINESE and JAPAN MUSTARD. See page 23. 



OKRA or GUMBO 




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Musk Melon “Jenny Lind” 

MELONS 



MUSKMELONS 

One ounce of seed to fifty hills 

Culture. Do not plant until all danger of frost is past. Sow in hills 
6 feet apart each way. Put 10 to 12 seeds in each hill, and when well up 
thin out to 2 or 3 plants. Melons must have light, well worked, moder- 
ately rich soil. Use Slugshot to kill the bugs which will infest the vines. 
(See Insecticides page in back of book.) 

Pinch the ends of main stems which will strengthen the vine and induce 
earlier and heavier fruiting. 

EXTRA EARLY HACKENSACK. Very early, ot superior quality. 
Flesh light green, thick and excellent flavor. Pkt., 5cts.; oz., lOcts.; 
l/ 4 lb., 30 cts. ; lb., $1.00. 

BURREL’S GEM. Grows uniform in size and weight. Skin a deep 
green, rind thin. Flesh translucent green of the most aromatic and 
spicy flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

EMERALD GEM. Improved sort. Medium size; fruits globular in 
form, flattened at blossom end. Skin smooth, slightly ribbed, flesh 
very thick, salmon color, deliciously flavored. Must be picked as soon 
as it will separate from the stem and stored in a cool place for a few 
days. If too long on the vine, the skin turns yellow, the flesh soft and 
tasteless. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

IRONDEQUOIT. Beautiful dark orange skin, finely netted yellow when 
ripe, giving the fruit a most attractive appearance when on the table. 
The fruit is large, nearly round, flavor sweet, rich, and spicy. Superior 
to any other sort grown. Wherever grown on whatever soil this melon 
will hold its own. Pkt., 10 cts.; V2 oz., 30 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; Vi lb., 
$ 2 . 00 . 

JENNY LIND. One of the oldest and best sorts. Fruit small, round, 
deeply lobed, finely netted. Flesh green, luscious. First to ripen. 
Grand for home gardens. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; 
lb., $1.25. 

MONTREAL NUTMEG. The largest muskmelon, often attaining a 
weight of 15 to 20 lbs. Nearly round, flattened at the ends, deeply 
ribbed, flesh thick, clear to the rind, of a most melting and delicious 
flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. ; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

PROLIFIC NUTMEG. Extra hardy and vigorous vines. Fruit medium 
round, slightly flattened at both ends, ribbed with distinct netting all 
over. Flesh thick, solid, of delicious, spicy flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; 1/4 lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

ROCKY FORD. One of the most popular sorts. Oval in shape, me- 
dium sized, slightly ribbed. Covered with coarse netting. Flesh thick, 
green in color, very sweet and juicy, melts in the mouth. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. ; lb., $1.00. 

JAPAN MUSKMELON. See page 24. 



WATERMELONS 

One ounce will plant thirty hills 



Culture. Same as for Muskmelons, but plant the hills 8 to 10 feet 

apart. 

EARLY FORDHOOK. Extra early, of large size, flesh bright red, crisp, 
and of luscious flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; % lb., 75 cts. 

FLORIDA FAVORITE. A superb strain; fruit large, oblong, dark 
green; skin striped with a deeper green; flesh deep red, excellent. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 65 cts. 

ICE CREAM. Delicious as the name implies. Flesh bright scarlet. 
Rind thin, mottled green. Solid to the centre, sweet as honey. Best 
of all medium early. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; lb., 
65 cts. 

KENTUCKY WONDER. A totally distinct melon. Shape oblong, 
attaining a good size, flesh bright red, crisp, rich sugary; always firm 
and solid. One of the very best home sorts. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 10 cts. ; 
Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

KLECKLEY’S SWEET. Finest of all medium early Watermelons. 
Fruit oblong, rind very thin and brittle, color of rind rich, dark green, 
flesh glowing scarlet, solid, of a flavor that melts in the mouth. Should 
be in every home garden. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; 
lb., $1.00. 

SWEETHEART. Fruits early, large, flesh very solid, bright red, juicy, 
and sweet. An old favorite. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; 
lb., 65 cts. 

TOM WATSON. A large, oblong melon, skin dark green with a thick 
netting over the entire surface. It averages 18 to 24 inches in length, 
10 to 12 inches in diameter and weighs from 50 to 60 lbs. The rind is 
thin, but tough; the flesh bright red, crisp, sweet, and delicious. The 
heart is large with no core. One of the very finest Watermelons grown. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 45 cts.; lb., $1.50. 



CITRON, FOR PRESERVES 

THE CITRON-MELON is most valuable in Jelly making. Various 
fruits that have heretofore refused to jell without the addition of tartaric 
acid, will jell perfectly if the pulp of the Citron Melon is added to 
them. If you wish to profit by this discovery be sure to plant some of 
the seeds this spring. Flesh is white and solid. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 
cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

JAPAN MELONS. See page 24. 




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Watermelon Tom Watson 




Onion Yellow Globe Danvers 



ONIONS Zwiebel 

One ounce sows 100 feet of drill 

Culture. A rich, loamy soil, preferably one that has been liberally 
manured the previous season, is best suited to growing Onions. Sow the 
seed as soon as the ground can be worked in spring, i-inch deep in drills 
1 foot apart. Thin out ( when large enough to 4 inches apart in the row. 
Hoe frequently and keep free from weeds. Our seed is raised from selected 
stock, sure to give satisfaction. 

SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE. Handsome, globular onion. Mild 
flavor and splendid keeper. Has a beautiful white, silvery skin. Is a 
favorite with all. Pkt., 5cts.; oz.,30cts.; Vi lb., 80 cts. ; lb., $3.00. 

SOUTHPORT YELLOW GLOBE. Globular form, almost round rich 
yellow color. Matures about the same time as Southport Red Globe, 
and has flesh of the same high quality. Excellent keeper. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., S1.P0. 



ONIONS — Continued 



SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE. Matures late. Globe shaped, short 
necked, dark red in color. Flesh tender, crisp, of excellent quality. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.75. 



LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD. The favorite amongst red-skinned 
Onions. Flesh reddish white, fine flavored and a grand keeper. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.75. 

WHITE BERMUDA ONION. Beautiful silvery white, large onion of 
the sweetest and mildest flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; V4 lb., 
75 cts.; lb., $3.00. 

ADRIATIC BARLETTA. The prettiest button-like, small onion known. 
Small, flat, and silver skinned of so mild a flavor that it can be eaten 
raw like a stalk of celery when young, while for pickling it has no equal. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts.; Ib., $2.00. 



AUSTRALIAN BROWN. Medium sized, smooth, round. The color 
of skin is a clear amber brown. Will keep almost indefinitely. Ripens 
extremely early. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

MAMMOTH SILVER KING. The largest of all white Onions. A grand 
sort for the home garden. Flat shaped, mild, and tender; silvery white 
flesh. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts.; lb., $2.00. 



YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS. The most popular sort. Shape nearly 
round, with light, yellow skin and solid white flesh. Noted for its great 
productiveness and good keeping qualities. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 



AILSA CRAIG. English stock. An ideal onion. Skin pale yellow; 
flesh snow white, and most delicious flavor. Sweet and aromatic. Uni- 
form in size and weight. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; 
1/4 lb., $ 1 . 00 . Once tried it is ever after wanted. 




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Parsnips 



PARSNIPS Pastinak 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill 

Culture. Requires rich and well-manured soil. Sow the seed early 
in spring in drills 18 inches apart covering with fine soil to the depth of 
half an inch. Thin out the young plants to 5 inches apart and cultivate 
well, keeping free from weeds. 

AMERICAN HOLLOW CROWN. Large, smooth, milky white roots 
flesh soft and melting. The best grown. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
l/ 4 lb., 25 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

EARLY ROUND. Adapted to shallow soils. Roots smooth, round; 
flesh fine grained very sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 30 
cts. ; lb., 85 cts. 

PARSLEY Peursilie 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill 

Culture. Requires a rich, mellow, rather deep soil. Sow early in 
spring in drills a foot apart and half an inch deep. Soak the seed previously 
to sowing in warm, not hot, water, which will facilitate germination. Leave 
soaking for about six hours. Thin out the young plants when large enough. 

CHAMPION MOSS CURLED. A most prettily curled sort. .Rather 
dwarf, of a shiny rich green color. Very ornamental for garnishing. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. 

DOUBLE CURLED. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., 
$ 1 . 00 . 

PLAIN. The ordinary form. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; 
lb., 80 cts. 

FERN LEAVED. Finest garnishing sort. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
Vi lb., 30 cts. 

HAMBURG or ROOTED. This is extensively grown for its white and 
tender roots. One of the very best ingredients for soups and stews. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. 



D 17 D D 17 D Pitnent 
rH.rrll.lv Pfeffer 

One ounce of seed will produce about 200 plants 

Indispensable for seasoning soups, sauces, salads, etc. For this purpose 
the larger varieties are useful; the milder sorts like Ruby King, being 
used as a vegetable for salads, the small fruited ones for pickling and flavor- 
ing. 

Culture. Sow the seed J-inch deep in hotbed or in the house in March 
and transplant to open when all danger of frost is past. Plant the young 
plants 2 feet apart each way. Seed can be sown in open ground in a warm, 
sheltered spot during May. 

CHINESE GIANT IMPROVED. Fruit of great size, 12 to 15 inches in 
circumference. It is early, very productive and as sweet as an apple. 
Flesh is thick, tender, unexcelled for salad or stuffed in Mangoes. As a 
salad served with tomatoes it is a feast. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts.; 
oz., 40 cts.; Vi lb., $1.15. 



ONION SETS 



ONIONS — Continued 

IRON HEAD ONION. Novelty of 1912 

Its large size, most tender and firm flesh, early ripening and great keeping 
qualities, make this new sort one of the most desirable. Color is a clear, 
dark yellow. Flesh lighter. Try a packet this spring. It will surely 
please you. Pkt., 10 cts. 



White Prince Pepper 



Whilst all other Capsicums or Pepper-pods known are green in the 
edible stage and become rapidly yellow or red when ripening, this new 
sort is distinguished by the shining creamy white color of its young 
fruits, which are three to four inches long, with a circumference of 8Ji 
to 10 inches. They remain white until they have attained their full 
size. When they begin to ripen the color changes to yellow and finally 
to a brilliant orange. They have all of the best qualities of the best 
known sorts of Peppers. Pkt., 20 cts.; trial pkt., 10 cts. 



PEPPER — Continued 

GOLDEN DAWN. Bright golden yellow color. Very productive, mild, 
and sweet. Pkt., 5 cts.; V 2 ° z -, 20 cts. ; oz.,35cts. ; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

LARGE BULL or BULL NOSE. Early sort of good flavor. Flesh 
thick, hard, and mild. Often 3 to 4 inches long. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
20 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

LONG RED CAYENNE. Pods are small, cone shaped, bright scarlet, 
very pungent. Used for pickling in green or ripe state. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

RED CHERRY. Small, round fruits, deep glossy scarlet color, very 
productive: fine for pickles. Pkt., 5 cts.; l /z oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; 
Vi lb., $1.00. 

SELECTED RUBY KING. Fruit ruby red. The flavor is as mild as 
Cucumbers or Tomatoes. Sliced with these and eaten as salad it is 
delicious. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00. 



PEPPER PLANTS 



Delivery May and June. 

BULL NOSE and SWEET MOUNTAIN. Doz., 25 cts.; 100, $1.50. 

(Not delivered). 

JAPAN PEPPER. Extra fine, see page 23. 



By planting onion sets, onions may be had much earlier than by sowing 
seed. To obtain large onions, sets should be planted three to four feet 
apart in rows one foot apart as soon as frost is out of the ground. 

White sets, qt., 25 cts.; 4 qts, 90 cts. 

Red sets, qt.,25cts.; 4 qts., 90 cts. 

Yellow sets, qt., 20 cts.; 4 qts., 75 cts. 



If quarts are wanted by mail, add 10 cts. to price. 





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Pea, “Little Marvel” 



GARDEN PEAS E rbsen 

Omfyuarl will plant 100 feet of drill 



Each Packet contains } pint. Postpaid. 

Where pints and quarts are wanted by mail, add 5 
cts. per pint and. 10 cts. per quart for extra postage. 



EXTRA EARLY VARIETIES 



AMERICAN WONDER. Very dwarf growth, 10 inches high, nearly as 
early as Alaska. The pods while of small size are completely filled with 
luscious large wrinkled peas. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 
4qts., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

ALASKA or EARLIEST OF ALL. Vines 20 to 30 inches high. Wei 1 
filled pods, peas round, slightly pitted, a bluish colored sort. Espe- 
cially fine for canning. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 30 cts.; 4 
qts., $1.00; pk., $1.75. 

LITTLE MARVEL. Vines. of very even growth average 15 inches in 
height. Are heavily set with numerous pods often appearing in pairs. 
Averaging 2\ inches in length, the pods are well filled with 6 or 7 large 
dark green peas. If you desire an extra fine early crop be sure to 
plant “Little Marvel.’’ Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 
qts., $1.25; pk., $2.50. 

GRADUS or PROSPERITY. This is a truly wonderful variety. Vines 
grow 3 feet high with light, large leaves. The pods are inches in 
length and are nearly round, filled to bursting with large peas of the 
most delicate and sweet flavor. The pods are mostly of uniform size. 
One of the most desirable peas for the Home Garden. Pkt., 15 cts.; 
pt., 30 cts.; qt., 45 cts.; 4 qts., $1.50; pk., $2.50. 

NOTT’S EXCELSIOR. Compact fine growth. Pods average 3 inches 
in length and are well filled with round wrinkled peas of excellent flavor. 

Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 

THOMAS LAXTON. Growth is similar to "Gradus,” but the pods are 
a deeper green and square at the end. Very prolific and pods filled 
with large peas of exquisite flavor. Pkt., 15 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; qt., 45 
cts.; 4 qts., $1.50; pk., $2.25. 

EARLY MORN. This grand introduction maintains its position as one 
of the best early marrowfat Peas ever raised. Although so early, the 
seed should not be sown until the soil is in a fit shape to receive it in 
April, as it is a rapid grower. The pods are very large and well filled, 
and are often ready to pick several days after Gradus. Height about 
3 feet. Vi pt., 15 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; pk., $2.50. 

BOUNTIFUL. A bluish round pea of large size. The pods are very large 
and well filled; it is very early, a good cropper, suited to the first and 
last planting, grows 24 to 30 inches high. Pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 
4qt., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

EUREKA. A great producer and extremely early, smooth seeded; height 
24 inches. Pt., 15 cts.; qt.,30cts.; 4 qts., $1.10; pk., $2.00. 



SECOND EARLY and MAIN CROP 
VARIETIES 



ALDERMAN. One of the very finest of the large podded summer varieties. 
Vines are very vigorous averaging 18 to 20 pods each, containing 7 to 10 
large peas of the most delicious flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; qt., 
40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25. 

CHAMPION OF ENGLAND. A very handsome and popular variety. 
One of the richest and best flavored peas. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 15 cts.; 
qt.,30cts.; pk., $1.75. 

IMPROVED TELEPHONE. Height, 1| feet. Stocky, vigorous; an 
ideal wrinkled pea. Pods are long and well filled. One of the best 
sorts for home use; cannot be too highly recommended. Vi pt., 15 cts.; 
pt., 20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; pk., $2.00. 

MCLEAN’S ADVANCER. Noted for its enormous productiveness, 
handsome pods and delicious, melting flavor. Vines grow 2i feet high, 
and produce constantly large, broad, well filled pods. Delicious. Pt., 
20 cts.; qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

BRITISH WONDER. A sure cropper. Vines grow from 15 to 18 
inches high bearing an abundance of pods uniformly filled with very 
large, dark green peas of melting flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; 
qt., 40 cts.; 4 qts., $1.50; pk., $2.25. 

SENATOR. Vines immensely productive, grow to a height of 2 feet. 
The large number of pods are filled with luscious peas, of the most melt- 
ing and delicious flavor. Both quantity and quality of crop are un- 
excelled. Pkt., 15 cts.; pt., 30 cts.; qt., 45 cts.; 4 qts., $1.50; 
pk., $2.50. 

MELTING SUGAR PEAS. Edible podded. The pods are cooked like 
Snap Beans and are very sweet and tender. Pkt., 10 cts.; pt., 20 cts.; 
qt., 35 cts.; 4 qts., $1.25. 

YORKSHIRE HERO. The best pea for late crop. Is entirely free from 
mildew. The vines bear abundantly pods filled with delicious large 
peas. Pkt., 10 cts. ; pt., 20 cts. ; qt., 30 cts. ; 4 qts., $1.25; pk., $2.25. 

BUTTERCUP. Just as Alderman and Boston Unrivaled are at their 
best Buttercup is ready for picking. Is a handsome, light green pea, 
with curved pods frequently borne in pairs, which makes picking very 
easy. On an average the vines bear six or seven pods containing seven 
or eight fine, large peas. Height 2 feet. Vi pt., 15 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; 
qt., 40 cts.; pk., $2.75. 

QUITE CONTENT. One of the largest-podded peas in existence and in 
season similar to Alderman. This variety is preferred by many growers 
to Alderman on account of its large pods. Vi pt., 15 cts.; pt., 25 cts.; 
qt., 40 cts.; pk., $3.00. 



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BLACK EYE MARROWFAT. Excellent where a large 
crop is desired. It is one of those mealy sorts usually 
cooked with smoked or salt meats; height, 4 feet. Pt., 
15 cts.; qt., 25 cts.; 4 qts., 90 cts. ; pk., $1.50; bu., 
$ 6 . 00 . 

WHITE MARROWFAT. Another mealy variety used 
for cooking with meats; height, 3 feet. Pt., 15 cts.; qt., 
25 cts.; 4 qts., 90 cts.; pk., $1.50; bu., $6.00. 

JAPANESE PEAS. See page 24. 



Do not fail to study our Lists of 
Japanese Vegetables 

One of our customers writes us from Fredericton, New 
Brunswick, regarding his experience with Japanese Peas: 

“The Japan Peas began bearing as soon as Bliss’s Ever- 
bearing, and continued to blossom and produce seed until 
killed by frost. I have never seen anything more prolific. 
Am sure some of the vines would have stood 8 or 9 feet 
high had they something to climb on.” 

A. C. LaDue, 

Fredericton, N. B. 



PUMPKIN Kuerbis 

One ounce will plant 50 hills 



Culture. Pumpkins are usually raised amongst corn. When the com is about 11- feet 
high, or after it receives its last cultivation, the seed is sown, dropping 3 seeds in every 
third hill. Or the seed may be sown in May after the 15th in hills 8 feet apart, placing 
6 seeds in every hill and later thinning out to 4 plants. 

CORNFIELD. Immensely productive, large orange colored field pumpkin. Excellent 
for feeding stock. Fine for pies. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. 

JUMBO. The largest pumpkin grown. Often weighs 150 to 175 pounds. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 65 cts. 

LARGE CHEESE OR KENTUCKY FIELD. Large, round, flattened fruit, very 
hardy and productive. Fine keeper. The very best for fam ly use. Pkt. 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 85 cts. 

SUGAR OR PIE PUMPKIN. Small, round flesh finely grained, sweet and of v y best 
quality. Good keeper. The greatest pie maker. Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 
cts.; lb., $1.00. 

JAPANESE PUMPKIN. Delicious, see page 23. 



SALSIFY Hafcrwurzet 

or OYSTER PLANT 

One ounce of seed will sow 60 feet of drill 
Culture same as for Parsnips. 

WHITE FRENCH. The old favorite variety. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. ; Vi lb., 40 cts.; 
lb., $1.50. 

MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND. The largest and most succulent salsify. Pkt. 

5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.75 

BLACK SALSIFY, or SCORZONERA. A black variety. Flesh tender and white. 
Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.57. 



SORREL 



One ounce of seed will sow 150 feet of drill 



Culture. Seed sown in April in drills 1 foot apart and j-inch deep will be ready for 
cutting during July. For early spring use the seed should be sown during August. The 
roots are entirely hardy and if not disturbed will remain for several years. 

LARGE-LEAVED FRENCH. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 35 cts.; lb., $1.00. 




New Giant Rhubarb Cyclops 



RHUBARB 



or 

PIEPLANT 



Culture. Sow the seed in cold frame 
in spring and as soon as the plants are 
large enough transplant into rows 1 foot 
apart each way and cultivate. The follow- 
ing spring plant out in rows 4 feet apart 
each way and .work into the soil a liberal 
supply of well decomposed manure. 

LINNEAUS. The earliest and best for 
garden use. Very finely grained Pkt., 5 

cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

VICTORIA. One of the best sorts. Yields 
immense crops. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 
cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

NEW GIANT RHUBARB CYCLOPS. 

Stems of succulent flesh. Weight 1J 
to 2 lbs. each. The flesh is so tender 
and so finely grained that every inch ■ of 
it can be used. Flavor unexcelled. Sow 
in rich soil. Pkt., 15 cts. 





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RADISH 



Petite Rave 
Radieschen Rettige 



One ounce o f seed will sow 100 feet of drill 



Culture. The secret in growing good radishes consists chiefly in the observance 
of three points. 1. Grow them on light, quick soil. 2. Give plenty of water, and 3d, 
and last. Get the right kind of seed. Radishes grow very rapidly and if not given 
sufficient moisture will turn pithy. Sow the seed j-inch deep in early spring in rows 
1 foot apart, and remember that the more fertile the soil the faster they will grow. For 
succession sow every ten days throughout the season and keep the soil free from weeds. 



EARLY SCARLET GLOBE. This deserves to be at the head of the list for a forcing 
Radish, being the best in shape, brightest scarlet and most uniform. Very tender 
and crisp. Great for forcing and out doors. Never disappoints the grower. Pkt., 
5 cts. ; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

SPARKLER. A new variety of entirely distinct type. The shape is globular, the top 
very short. Excellent both for forcing and for outdoors. Color is a Rose Carmine 
with a long white tip. Sparkler will keep longer in good condition than any other 
variety and can be grown the year round. Successive sowings should be made all 
through summer. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; V* lb., 2!> cts.; lb., 85 cts. 

EARLY WHITE TURNIP. Medium sized, round variety, grown largely for summer 
use. Has a small top, pure white skin, very tender, mild and crisp flesh. Takes a 
month to mature. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 65 cts. 



FRENCH BREAKFAST. The most popular and best known sort grown. It is ex- 
ceedingly pretty, olive shaped, scarlet with white tip. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 
y 4 lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 



CRIMSON GIANT. Rapid grower of medium size, firm, crisp, and solid. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 



EARLY SCARLET TURNIP. One of the best standard 
are turnip shaped of finest quality. Dark red color. 
Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 



sorts for general use. Roots 

Pkt. 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; 



NON PLUS ULTRA. Especially desirable for summer use owing to its rapid growth 
being ready for the table m three weeks from time of sowing ShaDe round short 
top rarely pithy. Fl f h white, crisp tender. Best for summer home use pE 

5 cts.; oz. t 10 cts.; % lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 



EARLY WHITE STUTTGART. Very rapid grower. Produces in 6 to 8 weeks after 
sowing, good sized roots, the skin and flesh a pure white. Solid fine aualitv It 
resists heat and drought. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

ICICLE. The finest of pure white, early sorts. Planted in spring, this variety is 
ready for pulling in about 3 weeks from sowing. They are long, slender and purest 
white, making them very attractive on the table, mixed with the bright scarlet These 
radishes are crisp and tender, both when young and later, making them fine for use a 
considerable time. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; Ib., $1.00. 

SCARLET OLIVE. Oval tender and excellent. Length, H inches. Color bright 
scarlet. Matures in 4 weeks. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 10 cts. ; Vi lb., 25 cts. ; lb., 75 cts. 

LONG WHITE VIENNA (Ladies’ Finger). Skin and flesh are white and of excellent 
quality. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 85 cts. excellent 



LONG BRIGHT SCARLET or CINCINNATI MARKET. The brightest and hand- 
somest scarlet radish grown. Can be pulled in 25 days from sowing Remains in 
good condition till fully grown. Tops small, flesh crisp, mild, and sweet. Pkt. 5 
cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 




• Radish Icicle 



WINTER 

VARIETIES 

CALIFORNIA WHITE 
MAMMOTH. Grows to 
a large size; flesh is white, 
firm and of delicious 
flavor. Pkt., 5 cts. ; oz., 
10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; 
lb., 75 cts. 

LONG BLACK SPANISH. 

Very large size, firm tex- 
ture. Should be stored in 
sand for Winter use. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz., 10 cts. Vi lb** 
25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 
ROUND BLACK SPAN- 
ISH. Similar to the long, 
but round shape. Pkt., 
5 cts. ; oz., 10 cts. ; Vi lb., 
25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 
ROSE COLORED CHINA. 
Rose colored sort, of very 
fine quality. Very smooth 
and fine flavor. Pkt., 5 
cts.; oz., lOcts.; Vi lb., 
25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 

These radishes can be 
kept for winter, but are also 
highly useful and delicious 
for summer use. Store in 
diy sand in a cool place for 
winter use where frost does 
not penetrate. 

JAPANESE EXTRA FINE 
RADISHES. See page 23 




1. Early Scarlet Globe 

2. Sparkler 

3. Early White Turnip 

4. French Breakfast 





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SQUASH Speise Kuerbis 

Small seeded sorts one ounce to 50 hills. Large seeded sorts one ounce to 15 hills. 

Culture. Before planting Squash in the open the weather must be 
settled, the soil light and highly fertilized. Summer sorts should be planted 
from 4 to 6 feet apart each way in hills, pressing the seed down 1 inch deep. 
Late varieties require planting 8 feet apart, covering the seed If inches 
deep. Slug shot or plaster will keep off the destructive bugs. 



EARLIEST VARIETIES 

EXTRA EARLY JERSEY WHITE BUSH. This is an improved strain 
of the old White Bush Squash, the result of selections which have been 
made for a number of years by a prominent nearby market gardener. 
It grows in the bush form, and is enormously productive. The Squashes 
mature fully ten days earlier than the old sort, and are of good size. 
They show less ridge or scallop, being better filled out, and contain a 
larger amount of flesh than the parent variety. The Squashes cook well 
and the flavor is delicious. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; 
lb., $1.00. 

GOLDEN CUSTARD BUSH. Similar in shape to the White Bush 
variety, but skin is a rich golden-yellow and flesh pale yellow. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

GIANT SUMMER CROOKNECK. Fruits much larger than the com- 
mon Crookneck. Plants are of compact growth, fruits deep golden 
yellow heavily warted. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; 
Ib., $1.00. 

VEGETABLE MARROW. A favorite English squash. Flesh white, 
soft, and of delicious flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts.; 
k lh._. $2-25. 



The English Vegetable Marrow, when better 
known, will be universally grown. 

To prepare for table, quarter lengthwise, take 
out seeds, boil, and serve with drawn butter. 



SQUASH 



AUTUMN and WINTER VARIETIES 

BOSTON MARROW. A great favorite for fall and winter use. Skin 
reddish yellow. Good keeper and of excellent flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 50 cts.; lb., $1.50. 

BAY STATE. Of excellent quality. Very heavy. Shell is green, the 
meat golden yellow. One of the best for pies. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts.; Vi lb., 35 cts.; lb., $1.00. 

IMPROVED HUBBARD. The most popular winter squash. Flesh 
rich, fine grained, and dry. The best keeper. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 

FORDHOOK. Squashes are small, cream color, dry, sweet and of de- 
licious flavor. Keeps throughout winter. Highly recommended. 
Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 40 cts. 

PROLIFIC or ORANGE MARROW. For an early fall squash there is 
nothing that can compare with this in earliness and productiveness. 
Brilliant orange red in color and of finest flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts.; lb., $1.00 

DELICIOUS. For table use no other sort can compare with this. Of 
richest sweet flavor and good keeper. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 
40 cts.; lb., $1.25. 



Miniature Squash 

SPANISH CROOKNECK MINIATURE 




A 1912 novelty. A miniature form of the squash Giant of Naples, 
which owing to its smaller volume and early ripening is especially adapted 
for our climate. It attains a length of 12 inches, is a fine keeper and of 
excellent flavor, similar to the sweetest carrots. The small cylindrical 
part of the fruit is filled up with sweet aromatic orange colored flesh, the 
seed cavity being on the large end of the fruit. Highly to be recommended. 
Pkt., 15 cts.; Trial pkt., 5 cts. 



SPINACH fjsr" 



Culture. For a succession sow the seed in early April and again late 
in May in drills 1 foot apart and 1 inch deep, thinning out when plants are 
about 4 inches high. For the principal crop sow from 1st to middle of 
September, protecting the crop with a light covering of straw or leaves. 



BLOOMSDALE or SAVOY HEADED. Large curled and wrinkled 
leaves of tender and finest flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 
15 cts. ; lb., 40 cts. 

LETTUCE-LEAVED. Popular French sort. Very delicate. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 

NEW ZEALAND SUMMER. This plant is really not a spinach, but is 
used as such. It grows If feet high and is very prolific. Grows well 
during hot summer weather when the ordinary spinach cannot be had. 
The seed must be soaked in hot water for 12 hours before sowing. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 30 cts. ; lb., $1.00. 

LONG SEASON. Leaves a dark green color, very broad, thick, and 
fleshy. Resists summer heat remarkably well and remains a longer 
time in condition before going to seed than other sorts. Very de- 
sirable. Oz., 5 cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; lb., 50 cts. 



PRICKLY WINTER. A very hardy variety, withstanding severe weather 
better than any other sort. Largely used for fall sowing. Pkt., 5 cts. ; 

oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 15 cts.; lb., 50 cts. 

ROUND THICK LEAVED. A very rapid growing sort, forming clusters 
of large, thick, slightly wrinkled leaves. A favorite for home gardens. 
Flavor of the best. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; Ib., 60 
cts. 

LONG STANDING. Succeeds well at all seasons, and though some- 
what slow in growth forms a very fine large dark green leaved spinach. 
Oz., 5 cts.; Vi Ib., 10 cts.; lb., 35 cts. 




Turnips 





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TURNIP S teckruebe 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill 

Culture. For early use sow in hotbed during March, selecting either 
Of the Milan varieties. As soon as the ground can be worked turnips 
may be sown outdoors in drills 12 inches apart, thinning out later to 5 
inches apart in the row. For succession sow at intervals of two weeks 
till well up into August from which time until the middle of September 
sowing should be made for the later crops. 

EARLY WHITE SNOWBALL or SIX WEEKS. A perfect globe shaped, 
white skinned turnip of medium size and sweet flavor. For earjy 
sowing this is one of the best, being crisp and tender, and maturing in 
6 weeks from seed. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 
75 cts. 

EXTRA EARLY WHITE MILAN. Fine for earliest crops. The clean 
white roots are smooth, flat, symmetrical, handsome n appearance. The 
flesh is white, tender, and of a very sweet flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

PURPLE TOP WHITE MILAN. Almost identical in size and shape 
with the preceding but with a purple crown. The flesh is white, fine 
and very sweet in flavor. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts. 

PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE. One of the best and most productive 
of the winter turnips. The roots are attractive in color, globe shaped, 
extra large, and very solid. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 20 cts.; 
lb., 65 cts. 

WHITE EGG. Flesh white. Oval or eggshaped. Very fine grained 
and sweet flavor. Good for later crops. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts.; 
Vi lb., 40 cts.; lb., $1.00. 




Tomato Ponderosa 



RUTA BAGA or SWEDISH TURNIP 

WHITE SWEDE. Very sweet, excellent flavor, and good keeper. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 

AMERICAN PURPLE TOP. Roots grow to a very large size, with 
short neck and small tops. Fine flavor and excellent for keeping. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts. 

JAPANESE TURNIPS. See page 24. 



TOMATOES lZTa,m 

One ounce of seed will produce about 1500 plants 

Culture. Good plants can be grown where a frame is not available 
from early February on in the house in pots or boxes. Where a hotbed 
is handy sow the seed, giving good bottom heat in February to March, 
and when the plants are 3 inches high transplant into other frames about 
4 to 5 inches apart each way, or plant into boxes which can be placed in 
the frames. Do not set the young plants in open before all danger of 
frosts is over, which is generally end of May to first week in June. Being 
very tender they will not bear the least frost. Choose a light sandy or 
gravelly loam in a sheltered situation, and if possible with southern ex- 
posure if early fruit is desired. The plants may be set four feet apart 
each way, using a large shovel full of well rotted manure in each hill. On 
rich soil, little, if any, manure is required, and the plants need to be set 
6 feet apart each way. 



LIVINGSTON’S CORELESS. The most perfectly shaped canning 
variety. No waste. It is immensely productive, producing clusters of 
from 4 to 7 fruits, all of generous size. Free from any green core, ripens 
all over and through right up to the stem all at once. A grand slicing 
variety on account of the bright red, solid, meaty, and delicious flesh. 
Good keeper. Pkt., 10cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00. 

PONDEROSA. The largest fruited tomato, of finest quality for slicing. 
Vines are very vigorous, fruits oblong, deep through and slightly ridged, 
deep purple in color. The flesh is solid, with very small seed cells. Flavor 
the finest. Planted in generous soil the fruits often attain a weight of 
onepound. Pkt., 10cts.; oz., 40cts.; Vi lb., $1.25. 

SPARK’S EARLIANA. A perfect early tomato, large in size, beautiful 
in color, which is a bright vermilion red; nearly seedless and very solid, 
a vigorous grower and prodigious bearer, yielding its splendid fruits till 
frosts cut down the vine. One of the highest to be recommended sorts 
for home use. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., $1.00. 

STONE. A fine sort. Fruit perfectly smooth, bright scarlet, delicious 
sub-acid flavor. Pkt., 5 eta.; oz., 30 cts. ; Vi lb., 65 cts. 



ENGLISH-GROWN SEED 



EARLY DAWN. English seed, fine for cultivation under glass or for 
open ground. Fruits are large, smooth, bright red, very prolific, and of 
exquisite flavor. Few seeds. Sown early in March and transplanted 
a good crop may be expected by late July, continuing to bear until frosts 
set in. Pkt., 10 cts.; 2 pkts., 25 cts.; Vs oz., 50 cts.; Vi oz., $1.50. 



ACME. Early, of medium size, very solid and productive. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 20 cts.; Vi lb., 60 cts.; lb., $2.00. 

CRIMSON CUSHION. A most symmetrically shaped fruit. Color a 
brilliant scarlet, crimson flesh, firm, and meaty, of superb quality. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; Vi lb., $1.10; lb., $4.00. 

DWARF STONE. Largest fruited of Dwarf Tomatoes. Fruits are pro- 
duced in clusters of 3 to 5, each plant producing a large number. Toma- 
toes average 4 inches in diameter and 3 inches in depth. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
Vioz.,20 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., $1.10. 

DWARF CHAMPION. Dwarf and very compact. Sold by some as 
“Tree Tomato.” Stands up well even if loaded with fruits, having a 
very stiff, bushy stem. Can be planted closely together and therefore 
is most desirable for small gardens. The skin is smooth, flesh solid, and 
deliciously flavored, almost coreless. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 30 cts.; Vi lb., 
$ 1 . 00 . 

FAVORITE (Livingston’s). Large, smooth, blood red sort, very 
early, ripens all through at once. Very few seeds and no bad core. 

Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 

IDEAL EARLY. The strong and vigorous plants are literally laden with 
fruits of uniform smoothness and roundness, firm and large. Average 
5 fruits to the pound. The color is a glossy scarlet, flavor melting and 
delicious. Can be highly recommended. Pkt., 10 cts. ; Vi oz., 30 cts. ; 
oz., 50 cts. 

LIVINGSTON’S NEW GLOBE is a beautiful globe-shaped fruit which 
permits of a greater number of slices being taken than with flat fruited 
sorts. One of the very earliest to ripen, of a large size, very smooth, 
firm fleshed, few seeds, ripening evenly. Color a beautiful rose, tinged 
purplish. Flavor very delicate and agreeable; splendid slicing variety. 
The fruit is borne on short, jointed branching plants in great abundance. 
The very best for early crops in greenhouse or outdoors on stakes or 
trellis. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 30 cts.; oz., 50 cts. 



STIRLING CASTLE. A superior variety for forcing and outdoors. 
Very heavy cropper, of medium size, smooth, round, color clear red. 
Remarkable for its rich, sweet, and acid flavor. English grown seed. 
Pkt., 15 cts.; Vi oz., 75 cts.; oz., $2.00. 

ENGLISH WINTER BEAUTY. This sort has a particularly strong 
constitution and bears with great freedom. Of exceptional quality for 
table use. Rich red color, smooth, round, few seeds. English grown 
seed. Pkt., 15 cts.; Vi oz., 75 cts.; oz., $2.00. 



SMALL FRUITING TOMATOES 

YELLOW or YELLOW PLUM. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

RED CHERRY or RED PEACH. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 
STRAWBERRY. Fine for preserves. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 



TOMATO PLANTS, Transplanted 



Deliver May and June. 

DWARF CHAMPION .. 

DWARF STONE 

STIRLING CASTLE . . . 
EARLIANA 



12 


100 


$ 50 


$4.00 


50 


4.00 


50 


4.00 


50 


4.00 



Delivery not included 



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POT, SWEET and MEDICINAL HERBS 



These are indispensable for every home garden. For flayoring soups, 
meats, etc., for medicinal use (especially where there are children), some 
good herbs will be found most useful. 

Culture. All herbs thrive best in rich, mellow soil. Sow the seed 
early in spring in shallow drills one foot apart; when the young plants 
are up to 2 to 3 inches thin out or transplant. Cut on a dry day, before 
coming into full blossom, tie in bunches and hang where they dry rapidly . 

ANGELICA. Fine for flavoring wine and cakes. Pkt., 10 cts. ; oz., 25 cts. 

ANISE SEED. Very aromatic. Fine for flavoring cakes, etc. Pkt., 
5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

BALM. For Culinary purposes. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 

BORAGE. Grand as a salad mixed with lettuce. Flowers are excellent 
for bee pasture. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

BASIL, SWEET. For flavoring soups, pickles, etc. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
15 cts. 

CARAWAY. Good in soups, bread, liquors, etc. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
10 cts. 

CATNIP. Have you a pussy? She will need this herb to keep in good 
health. Also fine for medicinal tea. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts. 

CHAMOMILE. One of the best teas for nervousness and for young 
children. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts. 

CORIANDER. Fine for flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 10 cts. 

DILL. For flavoring pickles, vinegar, etc.; Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 15 cts. 



FENNEL. Sweet, for flavoring sauces. Very aromatic. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 10 cts. 

HOREHOUND. Great cough remedy. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 25 cts. 

LAVENDER. Sweet Lavender, for perfumes, oils, and toilet waters. 
Delightful placed between linen. Pkt. 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

MARJORAM. One of the best known herbs for seasoning. Pkt., 5 cts.; 
oz., 15 cts. 

MINT, PEPPERMINT. Who does not know lamb with mint sauce, 
or mint julep? Get yours fresh instead of stale in the markets. Pkt., 

25 cts. 

PENNYROYAL. Useful for medicinal purposes. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 
75 cts. 

ROSEMARY. Yields a very aromatic water and oil. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
oz., 30 cts. 

SAGE (Common). For flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 20 cts. 

SAVORY. Summer, used in kitchen for flavoring. Pkt., 5 cts.; oz., 
25 cts. 

TANSY. Medicinal. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

THYME. Broad English. Indispensable for seasoning. Pkt., 5 cts. 
oz., 25 cts. 

WOODRUFF (Asperula odorata). A delightful aromatic herb used 
largely to flavor wine, punches, etc. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 50 cts. 



COLLECTIONS OF BEST VEGETABLE SEEDS 
FOR HOME GARDENS 



We present herewith small collections of all vegetable seeds used in the Home Garden. 
This may help those who are sometimes in doubt what to order for the seasons’ needs. 



Collections for 


$3.00 


$5.00 


$10.00 


BEANS 

Stringless Green Pod 

Refugee Wax 

Lima, Pole . .* 

Lima, Bush 


Vz Pt. 

Vz pt. 


1 pt. 
1 pt. 

Vz pt- 
Vz Pt- 


1 pt. 
1 pt. 
1 pt. 
1 pt. 


BEETS— 

Crosby’s Egyptian 

Early Model, red 




Vz oz. 
Vz OZ. 


1 oz. 
1 oz. 


BRUSSELS SPROUTS— 

Improved 




1 pkt. 


Vi oz. 


CABBAGE— 

Early Jersey Wakefield 

Earliest, spring 

Savoy, curled 

Red Cabbage 




2 pkts. 
2 pkts. 
2 pkts. 
2 pkts. 


Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 


CARROTS— 

Early Scarlet Horn 

Chantenay 




Vz OZ. 
Vz OZ. 


1 oz. 
1 oz. 


CAULIFLOWER— 

Extra Early Snowball 




1 pkt. 


2 pkts. 


CELERY— 

Giant White Plume 

Golden Plume 




2 pkts. 
2 pkts. 


Vs oz. 
Vs oz. 


CORN— 

Country Gentleman 

Early Cory 

Golden Bantam 


Vz pt. 


1 pt. 

1 pt. 

1 pt. E 


1 qt. 
1 qt. 
1 qt. 


CUCUMBERS— 

Early White Spine 

Japan Climbing 

Eggplant, Improved N. Y 




2 pkts. 
1 pkt. 

1 pkt. 


Vz oz. 

1 pkt. 

2 pkts. 


ENDIVE, Mosscurled 




2 pkts. 


Vi oz. 


KOHLRABI— 

Improved Vienna 




2 pkts. 


Vs oz. 


LEEK— 

American Flag 




2 pkts. 


Vs oz. 


LETTUCE— 

Crisp as Ice 

May King 

Big Boston 

Cos or Romaine 




Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 


Vz oz. 
Vz OZ. 
Vz OZ. 
Vz OZ. 



Collections for . . . 

MELON, MUSK— 



$3.00 



$5.00 



Jenny Lind 

Emerald Gem 

MELON, WATER— 

Early Fordhook 

OKRA— 

White Velvet 

ONION— 

Southport Yellow 

Mammoth Silver King 

Iron Head 

PARSLEY— 

Moss Curled 

PARSN IP- 

Improved Hollow Crown . . . 
PEAS— 

Alderman . . . . .’ 

Gradus 

Improved Telephone 

PEPPER— 

Chinese Giant 

Bull Nose 

RADISH— 

French Breakfast 

Crimson Giant 

Icicle 

Black Spanish 

SALSIFY— 

Mammoth Sandwich Island 



. 1 pkt. 
.1 pkt. 

.1 pkt. 

.1 pkt. 

.1 pkt. 

Vi oz. 

. 1 pkt. 

.1 pkt. 

.1 pkt. 

pt. 
pt. 
pt. 

1 pkt. 
1 pkt. 

1 pkt. 
1 pkt. 
1 pkt. 
1 pkt. 

1 pkt. 



■ Vz 

Y 2 



SPINACH— 

New Zealand Summer 1 pkt. 

Long Standing 1 pkt. 

SQUASH— 

Extra Early White, Bush 1 pkt. 

Improved Hubbard 1 pkt. 

English Vegetable Marrow 1 pkt. 

TOMATO— 

Dwarf Stone 1 pkt. 

Livingstone Globe 1 pkt. 

Ponderosa 1 pkt. 

TURNIP— 

Early Snow Ball Vi oz. 

Purple Top Vi oz. 

HERBS, Thyme, Lavender, Fennell, 
Marjoram, Sage, only • • one pkt. 



Vi OZ. 
Vi oz. 

Vi oz. 

Vi oz. 



Vi oz. 
Vz oz. 

1 pkt. 

Vs oz. 
Vi oz. 



3 A pt. 
3 A pt. 
3 A pt. 



Vs oz. 
Vs oz. 



Vt oz. 
Vz oz. 
Vz oz. 
1/2 oz. 



Vz OZ. 



Wz oz. 
IV2 OZ. 



Vs oz. 
Vi OZ. 
Vi OZ. 

Vs oz. 
Vs OZ. 
Vs OZ. 

Vz oz. 
Vz oz. 



$10.00 



Vz OZ. 
Vz oz. 



Vz oz. 



Vz OZ. 



M oz. 
1 oz. 

1 pkt. 



Vi oz. 



Vz oz. 



IV 2 Pt- 
IV2 pt. 
Wz pt. 



Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 



1 oz. 

1 oz. 

1 oz. 
Vz oz. 



1 oz. 

3 ozs. 
3 ozs. 



Vi oz. 
Vz oz. 
Vz OZ. 



Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 
Vi oz. 



1 oz. 
1 oz. 



Collections are Postpaid 



CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 

JAPANESE VEGETABLES 



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The Japanese as a nation are almost entirely vegetarians. Very little meat is used by the general public, their food consisting of fish and vegetables. 
They are also known as most expert gardeners and their vegetables attain a perfection of growth and flavor which must be tasted to be appreciated. 

We give herewith a list of the best, all having been tested by the Department of Agriculture and recommended by that body as being highly 
suited to the divers climates of the United States. 



CHINESE WHITE CABBAGE 

Of all vegetables grown by the Chinese, their Cabbage is acknowledged 
as being the best. The feature in which they excel as compared with other 
sorts is their ready growth. 

Experiments conducted by the Department of Agriculture have shown 
the Chinese Cabbage adapted to almost any section of the U. S. Warm 
days and cold nights are the most favorable to their production. The 
Chinese Cabbage is attractive in appearance, excellent in flavor, easy to 
digest and free from all offensive odor when cooking. They are splendid 
in soups or boiled like cauliflower, but should not be cooked as long as our 
common cabbage. If boiled too long the Chinese cabbages become unduly 
soft, whereas if cooked a little underdone they retain their form intact. 
Used for a salad or slaw, they have none of the pungent taste character- 
istic of the common cabbage. Germans who have resided in China have 
converted them into their favorite Kraut and declare it fully equal to that 
produced in their own country. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 30 cts.; oz., 
60 cts.; i / 4 lb., $1.75. 



KOREAN CABBAGE 

Native of Korea. In all particulars similar to the Chinese, but will 
grow in latitudes where the Chinese will not succeed as well. Is extremely 
hardy and remarkably free from insects. Has a most delicious sweet 

flavor. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; V 2 oz., 30 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; Vi lb., $1.75. 



JAPANESE CARROT (New) 

Grows to a length of 2 feet. Mild, sweet flavor. Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 
25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 



JAPANESE CLIMBING CUCUMBER 

Is so well known it hardly needs any description. Introduced some 
years ago, it is now a standard variety of the Cucumber class. The fruits 
are thick, oblong, the flesh pure white, the skin dark green, turning brown 
and netted when ripe. While all Cucumbers are creeping vines, this 
variety attains nearly twice the length of ordinary sorts and can be grown 
on trellises, fences, or poles. Bears abundantly throughout season and is 
unsurpassed for slicing or pickling. Pkt., 5 cts; oz., 15 cts.; Vi lb., 
50 cts. 



JAPANESE CUCUMBER (Konomon) 

A most delicious, fine flavored Cucumber. Vigorous vines. The fruits 
are long, thick, flesh white, outer skin bright green, turning darker when 
ripe. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 



JAPANESE EGGPLANT 

The Japanese Eggplants are in point of flavor superior to any of the 
larger and coarser varieties. Small in growth, the delicacy of their flesh 
will entice any one giving them a trial to consider them a necessity for the 
vegetable garden. One trial will convince you. 

ROUND or OBLONG. Rich, shiny purple. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 
20 cts.; oz., 60 cts. 



JAPANESE LEEK (Nebuka) 

The most delicate and tender deliciously flavored leek grown. De- 
lightful in its young state as a salad or eaten raw, having none of that 
offensive, strong taste so undesirable in young onions or leeks. The 
flavor is smooth, sweet, and appetizing. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 30 
cts; oz., 50 cts.; Vi lb., $1.75. 



JAPANESE MUSTARD 

Leaves are twice the size of the ordinary sort. Color a deep green, flavor 
pleasant, sweet, and pungent, fine for seasoning roasts. Pkt., 5 cts. 5 
oz., 15 cts. ; Vi lb., 40 cts. 



JAPANESE PUMPKIN (Chirimen) 

Unsurpassed in flavor. A mine of sweetness for pie filling. Just 
try it once and you will want to grow a field of them next season. Fruits 
are large, round, and “oh, so tender!” The fruits have only few seeds. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts. ; oz.,30cts.; Vi lb., 90 cts. 




Radish — Sakurajima 



JAPANESE PEPPER 

Very piquant and prolific. Longish slim fruits, of sweet flavor. De- 
lightful in green state for seasoning, unexcelled in dry state. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
V 2 ox., 25 cts.; oz., 40 cts. 



JAPANESE RADISH (Sakurajima) 

A Japanese Radish which grows to immense proportions. Picture 
to yourself a pure white radish the size of a base ball and even larger, 
firm and solid. Cut it, and you find that it has the consistency of 
a Baldwin apple, firm and fine of grain; taste it and it proves to be 
ahead of the best spring radish that ever passed your lips. It will thrive 
at any season during the growing year. May be transplanted or left to 
itself, cultivated or uncultivated; it is as good to eat when in bloom as in 
its younger days, and one radish will provide bulk enough for three or four 
people. Need more be said? This Radish forms its fruits later than other 
radishes. If sown in fall the fruit will be best in early summer, but if sown 
in spring it will not be ready until late fall. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 
20ct8.; oz., 30 cts.; V^ lb., $1.00. 



JAPANESE RADISH (Mikado) 

This surpasses in sweetness of flesh, even the well known Sakurajima. 
“Mikado” grows to a length of 12 by 3 to 4 inches in circumference. 
The flesh is pure white, and of an indescribable sweet and delicate flavor. 
Once grown always grown. It never grows pithy. Finer than Icicle 
or Lady Finger. Try it. Pkt., 10 cts.; Vi ox., 20 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; 
Vi lb., $1.00. 



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Japan Turnip 



JAPANESE MUSKMELON (Kinimakuwa) 



Melts in your mouth. In growth and appearance slightly resembling 
the Nutmeg Melon. The flesh is golden yellow, aromatic, fragrant, sweet, 
and delicious. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; *4 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 40 cts. 



JAPANESE ONION 



A very delicate smooth, white skinned sort. The flavor is particularly 
sweet, without any rankness, much used in Japan in its young state, when 
it can be eaten raw. It attains the size of a large peach, is a good keeper 
and in every way most desirable. Pkt., 10 cts.; y 2 oz., 3Q cts.; oz., 50 
cts. 1 ’ 



CHAIN GEM. Large flat bean, 
light brown, resembling Kidney 
beans, Pkt., 10 cts. 

HIRA - MAME. Equal to the 
choicest Black Wax bean. A 
great cropper. 

MIDSURA INGEN. Large speckled 
bean, similar to our Cranberry. 

MITO. A very sweet, small, white 
bean. Unsurpassed in green and 
dry state. 

SORA-MAME. A large, flat, light 
brown bean, when cooked like the 
most delicious Lima Bean. 

TWANAI. A fine speckled sort. 

WHITE INGEN. A remarkably 
productive, tender, white bean. 
Price of any bean on this list, per 
pkt., 10 cts.; per V 2 pt., 30 cts.; 
per pt., 55 cts., including delivery. 



JAPANESE RUNNER 
BEAN (Pole Bean) 



This has been acknowledged by 
customers who gave it a trial as a 
most delicious and desirable sort. 

The single pods attain a length of 
nearly three feet, and are deliciously 
sweet and crisp, entirely stringless. 

The delicious Long Runner Beans 
are no trouble to grow. As these 
beans have no dense foliage, the pods 
do not rot in wet weather. The 
vines need a support the same as 
Pole beans. They succeed in any 
soil, though preferring a moist, 
rich, sandy loam, with a clay 
sub-soil. Plant them in rows 3 
feet apart with the hills 2 feet 
apart, 2 to 4 plants to a hill. 

Seed should not be sown until all 
danger of frost is over, about 
early April. Cultivate frequently 
during the early stage of growth, 
but do not cultivate too deep, 

and never when the soil or the plants are wet. The Long Runner Beans 
continue to produce pods until frost, if not allowed to produce seed, and 
cultivation is kept up. For the table the young pods are broken into 
pieces and cooked like snap Beans, making a delicious vegetable dish. 

The flowers of these beans are light rose color, resembling Sweet Peas, 
being almost as large. The foliage is dark green, separated in 3 leaflets 
(See illustration). Pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts.; 14 lb., $1.25. The seeds 
are th£ size of a large Lupine Seed, many going to one ounce. 




JAPANESE MAMMOTH TURNIP (Shogoin) 

Compare in size with the hen’s egg shown in foreground of picture. 
Like the Sakurajima Radish, this Turnip attains large proportions without 
impairing the sweetness of its flavor and the delicacy of grain and taste. 
Ripens early and is a splendid keeper. A great acquisition to the home 
garden and of immense value to the farm. Trial pkt., 10 cts. ; V 2 oz. 
20 cts.; oz., 30 cts. 

JAPANESE BEANS 

Japanese Beans, listed below, are all of the bush variety, and acknowl- 
edged by many of our customers, who have grown them now for some years, 
to be in every respect equal, in some superior, to any other varieties known. 
They are mellow, of a most sweet flavor, highly productive and hardy. 
Require same treatment as other beans. Give them at least a trial. 



JAPANESE PEAS 

These are gaining steadily in favor. Orders have grown from season to sea- 
son, these sorts having been found especially productive, extremely hardy 
and of a superior melting sweet flavor. We list only the very best sorts. 
AO-DAIDSU. Bears a heavy crop of broad, dark green pods, filled with 
remarkably fine wrinkled peas, extra early, producing a multitude of 
large, closely filled pods of delicious flavor. One of the best. 

YENDO. Two weeks later than Ao-Daidsu. A delicious wrinkled sort, 
very robust, prolific, bearing an abundance of large well-filled pods, the 
peas melting in your mouth. 

BAKA-SHIRA. A grand dwarf Pea bearing an abundance of pods, well 
filled with even-sized round Peas. Fine flavor. 

AO-SHIRA-DAIDSU. A grand Pea. Sturdy plants, bearing a large 
crop of handsome lightly curved pods, filled with 7 to 8 large, round, 
green peas. Rich flavor. One of the best round seeded varieties. 

Any of the four sorts listed per pkt., 10 cts. ; x /z pt., 30 cts. ; pt., 55 cts. 
Prices include delivery. 



A Talk with Beginners 

(The Veterans in Garden Lore can pass this) 

RAISING FLOWERS FROM SEED 



The most fascinating way, and the one which will give the best results, 
it being Nature’s own mode of reproduction, is to raise plants from seed. 
To do this successfully, it is necessary that certain essential points be well 
cared for. 

1, and foremost. Be sure to secure good, true, highly germinative 
seed. 

2. Have good care that your soil is well prepared, well drained, before 
sowing the seed. 

Prepare your soil by digging it up to a depth of at least a foot; incor- 



porate into it some old, well rotted manure, and if the soil is very heavy and 
clayey add a portion of sharp sand and leaf mold. This will help to make 
it porous and the young rootlets will be able to find food. Break the surface 
evenly before sowing. If the weather is dry, give a gentle watering several 
hours before sowing the seed. Take care that the water penetrates the soil 
to the depth of a few inches, but do not soak the soil. 

Sow the seed in drills or scatter it thinly, gently pressing the seed into the 
earth, then cover lightly with finely sifted soil. 

A good general rule for the depth as to which seed should be planted, is 



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to cover the seed with a layer about four times the size of the seed. Keep 
the soil moist but not sodden until the young seedlings appear. For 
delicate seeds, especially during warm weather, we recommend a light 
shading. Use for this branches of evergreens or cheesecloth stretched on 
small stakes. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, which is 
generally after they have made their second leaves, thin out freely, leaving 
plenty of space for each individual plant to develop. If allowed to grow 
up en masse the plants grow weak, spindly, and often refuse to bloom. 
Attend to the thinning during dull, moist weather or after sunset. As a 
rule for thinning out plants, it is good to allow half the space for the natural 
height of the full grown plant. Thus you will allow six inches space for 
plants attaining one foot when full grown. 

Many hardy annuals may be sown as late as August and September 
for early spring flowering the following season. These require protection 
during the winter. 

Sweet Peas, for instance, can be sown in autumn. Half Hardy An- 
nuals and Tender Annuals should be sown from February to April in the 
house or in frame. Shallow seed pans, boxes or pots can be used for this. 



ANNUAL FLOWERS 



Are one summer season’s gay floating banners. Can be sown early in 
the house to obtain very early bloom, or right outdoors where they will 
bud, bloom, and die when frosts appear. They are like butterflies gaily 
swinging in the sunshine and disappearing with the cold winds. They 
ripen their seeds before dying, leaving a memory and a promise for the 
coming year. Many are self sowing and wherever they blossomed one 
season, reappear the following. 

Half Hardy Annuals are more tender than the hardy sorts. The half 
hardy sorts, to secure early bloom, must be sown in either a hotbed or in 
boxes in the house early in season, January to March. We designate in 
the following list only the Half Hardy Annuals, all others being Hardy 
Annuals. 

We recommend sowing of Annuals especially where one season’s flowers 
are desired, for instance: in rented homes, near the seaside, or wherever 
seasons are short. 

Per pkt. 

ABRONIA Umbellatum grandiflora. Sand Verbena. A most 
charming succulent plant, verbena-like flowers in umbels, very 
fragrant, color bright rose with white centre. Thrives in the poor- 
est soil, loves sunshine, needs but little moisture. Ht., 4 inches 

Oz., 30 cts. .$0.10 



AGERATUM 

Annual 

A very popular bedding plant, covered throughout the season with 
delicate feathery blooms, in umbels, completely hiding the foliage. Must 
be sown indoors for early bloom. Sown out-of-doors the plants would 
not come into flower till late summer. The dwarf sorts are especially 
desirable for edging or carpet bedding, the tall sorts are unequalled for 
bouquets, etc. 

Pkt. 

Ageratum Mexicanum, Tall blue. Ht., 1| feet. .Vi oz., 20 cts. .05 

Tall white. Ht., ljfeet V 4 oz., 20 cts.. . .05 

Mauve Beauty. Very free flowering, compact, large mauve flowers. 

Ht., 9 inches Vi oz *> 25 cts... .10 

Swanley. Blue, dwarf, very fine. Ht. 9 inches . . Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Dwarf white. Ht. 9 .inches Vi oz., 20 cts. .10 

Little Blue Star. Miniature plant, completely hiding foliage 
with a mass of small mauve flowers. Beautiful for edging, rock- 
work, etc. Ht. 5 inches Trial packet 10 cts... .25 




Ageratum, Dwarf, Little Blue Star 



The soil should consist of good garden loam mixed with a small quantity 
of sand and leaf mold. Good drainage is most essential and the soil must 
be well sifted. 

The seed after sowing must be pressed down gently and covered with 
finely sifted soil, after which it should be watered with a fine hose or sprayer 
to prevent the washing away of soil. Cover each receptacle with a pane 
of glass, thus preserving moisture and warmth to start the seed. Where 
glass is not available, blotting paper that has been well dampened will 
answer. The glass and the paper must be removed as soon as the seedlings 
show up. Very fine seeds such as Begonias, Lobelia, Calceolaria, etc., 
need barely any covering beyond the glass or paper. 

As soon as the seedlings are well grown and strong enough to handle, 
pick out and transplant to pots, boxes or in the open ground, weather per- 
mitting, wherever sowing in the house is not convenient. 

Hardy Perennials flower a little the first year from seed and increase 
from year to year. They attain their full growth the second year. Where 
flowers are desired the first season, sow the seed in the fall of preceding 
year as described above. 



Pkt. 

ADONIS AESTIVALIS (Flos Adonis) . Foliage finely cut, brilliant 
scarlet flowers. Does well in partial shade and can be sown success- 
fully in any corner of the garden. Ht. 1 ft Oz. 50 cts.. . .10 

AMBERBOA MURICATA ROSEA. A beautiful Hardy Annual. 

On stems two feet long, the light rosy pink cornflower-like blos- 
soms are produced in great numbers throughout the season. Fine 
for cutting, last a long time kept in water. . .Trial packet 10 cts. . . .25 



ALYSSUM 



One of the very best and most useful annuals. Invaluable for cutting; 
extensively used as border plant, for rockwork, bedding, etc. Flowers 
incessantly from early summer till latest fall. 

Benthami (Sweet Alyssum). Flowers honey sweet-scented, pure 

white. 10 inches Oz., 30 cts.; V* lb., $1.00 05 

Little Gem. Dwarf, white. 4 inches Oz., 75 cts... .05 




Sweet Alyssum Little Dorritt 



Little Dorritt. This new sort forms a perfect little bush with 
masses of purest white flowers. A gem for edging. 4 to 5 inches. 

Oz., 75 cts... .10 

Carpet of Snow. Very dwarf, attaining 3 to 4 inches. Profuse 
bloomer, deliciously fragrant Oz., 65 cts... .10 

AMARANTHUS 

Annual 



Very showy annuals. The brilliant foliage is most effective in borders, 
and in subtropical gardens. Fine for decorations. 

Per pkt. 

Caudatus (Love Lies Bleeding). Drooping crimson flowers in long 

racemes. 3 feet Oz., 25 cts. ..$ .05 

Cruentus (Prince’s Feather). Dark red Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Melancholus ruber. Rich bright red. 1J feet...Oz., 50 cts... .05 
Salicifolius (Fountain Plant). Graceful long undulating foliage 
marked carmine, orange and bronze. 4 to 6 feet. Most beau- 
tiful Oz., 40 cts... .05 

Tricolor (Joseph’s Coat). A grand ornamental foliage plant. The 
leaves are beautifully marked orange, scarlet, crimson, bronze, 

and golden. 2 feet Oz., 25 cts... .05 

All sorts mixed Oz., 25 cts... .05 

ANCHUSA CAPENSIS (Cape Forget-me-not). A charming annual 
with azure blue flowers. 1$ feet. May be likened to a Giant 
Forget-me-not Vi oz., 25 cts... .05 

BOCCONIA JAPONICA (Plume Poppy). Ht. 6 to 8 feet. Tall 
flower stems, with terminal panicles of creamy white flowers. 

Large glaucous leaves. Very useful for background in large 
borders or beds Oz., 40 cts... .05 





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MU 



ARTEMISIA SACCORUM VIRIDIS 



Summer Fir „ 

Per pkt. 

An invaluable foliage plant introduced from China. Is an annual, 
but owing to its phenomenal rapid growth, reaches its full size in one 
season, forming grand pyramidal bushes 4 to 5 feet high. Standing by 
itself it resembles a very nicely grown Christmas tree. It also makes 
a most attractive pot plant. It looks superb when grown in groups 
or along walks and borders similar to Kochia Tricophylla the Summer 
Cypress. The color of the finely pinnated foliage is dark green. It is 
absolutely insensible to heat and drought. Several degrees of frost 
do not harm it. The plant grows anywhere and is of the easiest 
culture $ 0.10 

Here is a letter written us by a customer in Chicago: 



Aster — Mauve Queen 

NEWEST AND CHOICEST SORTS OF 
RECENT INTRODUCTION 



Per pkt. 

Cactus Aster Celestine. Early flowering, with narrow petals nearly 
2 inches long, twisted at the end, resembling the Cactus Dahlias. 

Color the softest, purest lilac. Plant of pyramidal habit, branching 
a few inches above the ground, throwing out 15 to 20 strong side 
shoots covered with bloom. A grand acquisition . . 3 pkts. , 40 cts. .$0.15 



January 12, 1914. 

I ordered in 1913 some seed of your A rtemisia sacc. viridis. It turned 
out to be one of the prettiest things I ever saw. A shrublike herbaceous 
plant with beautiful fine foliage, something like Kochia, but not so 
bushy and vastly more beautiful. It has a fine Lemon Verbena-like 
odor, that is really exquisite. Dr. W. W. S. 

ARCTOTIS GRANDIS (Half Hardy Annual). 2 feet. A uniquely 
beautiful specie? from southwest Africa, whose charm is as yet 
not sufficiently known. The plant is of branching habit, with 
very pretty grayish foliage, the flowers are daisy-like, large, on 
long stiff stems rising well above the plant. The individual 
blooms are white petalled, the centre showing a narrow yellow 
ring, surrounded with a bright lavender blue disc. So distinct that 
folk never pass it by. Grows anywhere. It is very showy and 
invaluable for cutting, lasting long in water V4 oz., 35 cts.. . .10 

ASTERS 

One of the most beautiful flowers for midsummer and fall. Wherever 
they bloom they are glorious. Diverse in form and color it is almost 
impossible to do them full justice in limited space. We have made a 
selection of the very best, the most beautiful and the hardiest sorts. To 
give satisfaction Asters must be sown early for early bloom while for 
later flowers the seed can be sown in open ground Good culture is essen- 
tial to enjoy fine flowers, and the seed should be sown at intervals to enjoy 
a succession of flowers. Insects are likely to annoy the young plants. 
Look out for them in time to prevent their spreading too much Use any 
of the insecticides recommended in our list for insects, especially Aphine 
or, which is most effective, pick off the beetles in the early morning as 
they feed on the plants at that time As fertilizer use in preference to 
any other, pulverized sheep manure, or bone meal can be equally recom- 
mended. Allow your plants plenty of room, the rows should be three feet 
apart and the plants fully fifteen inches. This may be modified according 
to size of varieties. 

EARLY ASTERS 

Queen of the Market. This is the earliest flowering sort. 
Flowers are large, on long stems, petals rather flat and straight. 

Last a very long time after cutting. We offer the most carefully 
selected strain in following colors: White, Bright Rose, Shell 
Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Reddish, Lilac, Bright Scarlet. 

% oz., 75 cts.; Ys oz., 50 cts... $0.10 



Hercules. Brilliant rose. Flowers perfectly curled and waved, 

5 to 6 inches across. Flowers borne on thick, strong stems, ht., 

16 to 20 inches. This is one of the most perfect Asters grown. 

. 3 pkts., 40 cts... .15 

Noble Aster. Pure white, indescribably beautiful, curled and 
twisted like a Cactus Dahlia, very long stems, large flower. 

Vs oz., $1.00.. .15 

Lavender Gem. Blooms in midseason. Flowers a soft charming 

shade of lavender, resembles a beautiful Chrysanthemum. Be- 
longs to the Ostrich Plume type Vfeoz., $1.00. . .10 

Miss Roosevelt. A beautiful new Victoria Aster. Flowers are a 
clear primrose tint changing to a delightful flesh color. A splendid 
flower for decorating, showing brilliantly under artificial light. 

Vs oz., 75 cts. . . .10 

Triumph of Paris. Flowers 4| to 6 inches across, with long, pure 
white outer petals, in centre of which the quilled disk florets form 
a bright golden wreath .• oz., $1.00... .10 

MAMMOTH MAUVE QUEEN. The unique color of this variety is 
best described as a rich pearl gray, or the color of Sweet Pea Coun- 
tess of Radnor. The flowers, as picture shows, Eire of perfect form, 
very double, on long, firm stems Vs oz., 75 cts.. . .15 

White Mikado. Large, shaggy, white flowers formed of petals 
twisted and curled like the most beautiful Chrysanthemum. The 
plants are of spreading habit similar to branching sorts. One of 
the earliest midseason Asters Vs oz., 75 cts.. . .10 

Pink Mikado. The most enchanting shade of true shell pink. 

Petals are long, narrow, reflexed, curling across each other; in fact, 
the fluffiest Aster we know. Growth very vigorous, remarkably 
free from disease Vs oz., 75 cts.. . .10 

Toison d’or (Golden fleece). In this grand novelty has been found 
the color so long wanted amongst Asters. It is the most striking 
brilliant yellow color, perfect in form and habit. Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .15 

Violet King. The peer of the grandest Chrysanthemum. Petals 
large and broad, completely covering the crown. Bloom is round, 
full and large; color is the most soft violet lilac. . . . Vs oz., $1-00. . 



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CREGO ASTERS 

This class of Asters is so unique that we feel it should have a section 
all to itself. Of free, sturdy growth, attaining a height of 2 to 2\ feet. 
The foliage a glossy green, the branches bearing literally in masses the 
most graceful fluffy flowers rarely less than 4 inches across, as beautiful 
as the most exquisite Chrysanthemum, keeping in good condition longer 
than any other Aster of this type. Blooms August to late frosts. 



ASTER ELEGANCE 



MIDSUMMER VARIETIES OF ASTERS 

Per pkt. 

Truffeaut’s Paeonia-flowered. Exceptionally large blooms, freely 
produced on stems 18 to 20 inches long. Branching habit. Blooms 
in August. This sort produces the finest incurved bloom, globular 
form 3 to 3§ inches in diameter. One of the finest Asters. We 
furnish this sort in following separate colors: White, Light Blue, 

Dark Blue, Rose, Shell Pink, Crimson, Fiery Scarlet. 

Vi oz., $1.00; Vg oz., 60 cts... .10 
Mixed Shades oz., $3.00; Vi oz., $1.00; Vi oz., 50 cts. . . .10 

Hohenzollern or Ostrich Plume. A beautiful variety with long 
wavy petals of greacful form. Invaluable for cutting, of a par- 
ticularly pleasing character. We offer in following assortment of 
separate colors. Pure White, Shell Pink, Light Yellow, Rose, 
Mauve, Dark Blue, Salmon Pink, Terra Cotta. 

Vi oz., $1.25; Vs oz., 80 cts.;.. .10 

New Giant Comet. Most beautiful elegant flowers with long wavy 
and twisted petals like Japanese Chrysanthemums. They are 
magnificent used for table decoration when cut. They are long ) 
stemmed, of perfect habit. We offer in following, separate colors: j 
White, Flesh Color, White passing to Light Blue, Rosy Lilac, 
Azure, Blue, Dark Blue, Peach Blossom. Crimson, Deep Rose, 



Rare Light Yellow Vi oz., $1.00; Vi oz., 60 cts.. . .10 

Mixed colors Vi oz., 85 cts; Vi oz '>50 cts... .10 



Victoria Improved. Enormous flowers very double, beautifully 
recurved petals. A truly Queenly Aster. 2 feet high. We offer 
the following separate colors: White, Light Blue, Dark Blue, 
Apple Blossom, Salmon Pink, Peach Blossom, Royal Purple, 



Fiery Scarlet Vi oz., $1.00; Vi oz., 50 cts.. . .10 

Mixed Shades Vi oz., 85 cts.; Vi °z., 45 cts. 



We also can furnish Dwarf Victoria Asters in all shades of the Victoria 
at same price. These attain a height of 10 inches. 



SINGLE ASTER — JAPAN STAR 



Large, star-shaped single flowers. A rival to the beautiful 
single flowering Japan Chrysanthemums. The small central yel- 
low disk is surrounded by a wreath of long, quilled ray petals 
or florets, lending the flower an uncommonly bizarre and graceful 
effect. The plants are very hardy, of branching habit, throwing 
a quantity of strong side stalks right up from the main stem. 
For cut flowers these blooms are unique, lasting for many days in water. 
They flower early, lasting all through summer and far into fall until late 
frosts kill them. Ht., 2 ft. One of the greatest Novelties of 1914. 
Pure white or rose, each Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 20 cts. 



Per pkt* 

Crego Giant. Pure glistening white Vi oz., $1.00. .$0. 10 

Crego Giant. Lavender Vi oz., $1.00. . .10 

Crego Giant. Rose-pink. Of the most charming shell-pink. These 
three shades planted and blooming together on one bed offer a 

picture and color effect of entrancing beauty Vi oz., $1.00. . . .10 

Crego Giant. Mixed Vi oz., 75 cts. . . ,10 



The most beautiful strain of single Asters ever introduced. Un- PkG 
surpassed as a bedding variety of striking, showy appearance; 
preferred by many to the showiest double Aster on account of 
their chaste beauty, and their great value as cut flowers. Plants 
are tall, 2 feet, ana more, very vigorous, free from disease, the 
foliage is long, elegantly waved and the single flowers borne on 
long, erect stems. Petals are beautifully twisted. Pure White, 

Soft Lavender, Deep Rose. Separate colors Va oz., 50 cts 



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LATEST SORTS OF ASTERS 

Per pkt. 

American or Semple’s Branching. (Late.) These are the latest 
flowering Asters. Flowers are immense, borne on long branching 
stems. 2\ feet high. We offer following separate colors: White, 

Shell Pink, Rose, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Crimson, Scarlet. 

l/i oz., 75 cts.; Vs oz., 40 cts... .10 

The True Chinese Single Aster. This forms branching bushes 
from 2 feet high producing a profusion of handsome, showy flowers, 

3 to 4 inches across. The colors vary from white through all 
shades of rose, lavender, to deep purple. All have golden hearts 
or centres. Very hardy. They bloom at a time when mostly all 
other flowers are gone. They can stand a good deal of light frost. 

They last a long time when cut and nothing excels them for decora- 
tion. Used with autumn leaves, bowers of floral beauty can be 
formed. They may be well called Autumn’s Diadem. You 
cannot plant too many of them for your garden’s Autumn Glory. 
Lavender, Violet, Rose, Pure White, Deep Apple Blossom. 

V\ oz., 30 cts.; oz., $1.00. . ,J0 

Mixed. The collection of 5 sorts for 40 cts. 





BRACHYCOME 

Annual 

Per pkt- 

Swan’s River Daisy. Charming dwarf plant, 6 to 9 inches, fine for 

bedding, edging, and for rockwork • $0.10 

Little Blue Star. Flowers are a beautiful, brightest blue, covering 
almost to exclusion of foliage the compact little bushes. Each 

flower is perfect and starshaped 10 

Little White Star (Novelty) . Pure white, very cha rmin g grown to- 
gether with the blue sort. Trial pkt., 10 cts 25 



BROWALLIA 

Annual 



Speciosa Major. A very beautiful, profusely flowering sort with 
bright violet blue flowers of large size. Very useful for summer bed- 
ding. If sown in summer the plants will flower in the house during 



winter. Ht., 1? feet y 4 oz., 35 cts.. . .10 

Elata caerulea grandiflora. Bright blue, very good for cutting. 

Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

Elata alba. White variety V4 oz., 35 cts.. . .10 

Mixed. All shades Vi oz., 30 cts. . . .10 



BEGONIA SEMPERFLORENS CALENDULA (Pot Marigold} 



Bedding varieties. More valuable than the much used and popular 
Geranium. More floriferous, more showy, more effective. The 
habit of these Begonias is more graceful and pleasing than any other 
richly flowering bedding plant. The plants grow to a height of 7 to 10 
inches, are very compact, the fine waxy, bright green or bronze foliage 
is smothered in a real avalanche of riotous brilliant bloom. These 
plants have another most desirable advantage. They succeed equally 
well in sunshine and in shade. Allow about 7 inches space for each 
plant. 

Begonia Vernon. Bronze foliage with deep scarlet bloom. 

Vernon rosea. Bloom is a bright rose. 

Vernon alba. Pure white bloom. 

Begonia Semperflorens. 

Gracilis rosea, deep green foliage, bright rose flowers. 

Gracilis Luminosa. Reddish-brown foliage. Fiery scarlet bloom. 
Gracilis Salmon Queen (Novelty). The buds when closed are 
a deep salmon color, opening, they gradually assume a lighter 
shade of beautiful salmon pink. Pkt. 

Trial packets of any on this list of Begonias, 10 cts. . . . Large pkt. ,$0.25 
Seeds of all above sorts sown in winter in the house will flower 
early in same summer. If sown during summer will flower in 
the house in winter. 



BALSAM 



Half Hardy 
Annual 



LADY SLIPPER 



One of the oldest known and favorite garden flowers. Anybody can 
grow it, it is of such easy culture. Succeeds best in rich soil. 
Bears in the axils of the leaves gorgeously colored flowers, single 
or double. Can be sown outdoors in May. Blooms two months 
from sowing, continuing a long time in bloom. Lovely for pots or 
bedding. Height 1 to 2 feet. White, Peach Blossom, Lavender, 
Crimson, Yellow, Scarlet, Deep Rose, Spotted Varieties. 



Collection of seven pkts., 60 cts 10 

Mixed Oz., 30 cts.. . .10 



Exceedingly attractive and showy, especially adapted for the wild 
garden. Blooming all summer, closing somewhat with approach of night, 
opening slightly on cloudy days, but flaunting its bright blossoms ta the 
sunshine wide open. The plants reach a height of two feet and the color 
of flowers is very showy, not surpassed by anything in flower land. 



Per pkt. 

Lemon Queen. Clear lemon yellow Oz., 25 cts. ..$0.05 

Meteor. Orange, striped primrose Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Pongeii. Double white Oz., 30 cts... .05 

Prince of Orange. Deep orange Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Mixed Sorts, all double Oz., 25 cts... .05 



CALLIOPSIS or COREOPSIS 

One of our very best hardy and satisfactory Annuals. Grows lux- 
uriantly in any location, making a very showy effect and color spot in bed 
or border, supplying masses of most brilliant flowers for cutting and decora- 
tions. Water freely, especially when in bloom. 

Per pkt. 

Bicolor tinctoria. Deep, golden with maroon, reddish centre. 



2 to 2J feet Oz., 30 cts... $0.05 

Atrosanguinea. Dark velvety scarlet maroon . Oz., 30 cts 05 



Drummondi Golden Wave. Golden yellow with brown centre. 

Oz., 30 cts 05 

Radiata Tigerstar. A rich continuous blooming variety with very 
showy singular flowers. Each leaflet is twisted like those of a 
Cactus Dahlia. Towards the centre the flowers show a vivid red- 
dish brown, the other part being brilliant golden yellow, tigered like 
the Odontoglossum Orchids. Plants reach a height of 18 inches, 
forming round, compact bushes covered throughout summer with 
these gorgeous blossoms. Modest as to soil; very easy to grow. 

1,4 oz., 50 cts.. . .ID 

Finest mixed, annual tall sorts Oz., 30 cts... .OS 

DWARF SORTS 

Tom Thumb Beauty. 8 in. high, flowers golden yellow with crim- 
son centre, very compact. A gem for bed or border. Vi oz., 30 cts.. . .ID 

All sorts, mixed 05 





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CELOSIA 



Half Hardy 
Annual 



COCKSCOMB 

Celosia Cristata. Flowers pro- 
duced in large cock’s comb- 
like heads of gorgeous colors. 
Highly ornamental for border 
and bedding, also beautiful for 
potplants. Delights in warm 
sunny positions. 



Per pkt. 

Glasgow Prize Crimson $0. 10 
Rose Empress, beautiful 



rose tint 15 

Sulphur Yellow 15 

Finest Mixed 10 



OSTRICH PLUME 
COXCOMB 



For ornamental purposes this 
class is of the most striking 
beauty. The entire plant is cov- 
ered with rich plumes of most 
brilliant colors. Very useful for 
decorating. Used in bedding and 
borders. 

Scarlet, 2 feet. Per pkt. 

Vi oz., 60 c{s. . . $0.10 

Crimson Vi oz., 60 cts.. . .10 

Yellow Vi oz., 60 cts.. . .10 

Mixed.. Vi oz., 50 cts. . . .10 




Calliopsis Tiger Star 

CANDYTUFT 

A most valuable annual bedding plant. Seeds can be sown at once 
where the plants are to flower. The flowers are similar to Sweet Alyssum, 
but much stronger and larger, the plants taller. All are sweet scented. 

Pkt. 

Hyacinth flowered. Large pure white spiral spikes. Oz., 40 cts. $0.10 



Empress. One foot. Pure white pyramidal. .. .Oz., 50 cts... .10 
White Rocket. Large trusses Oz., 30 cts... .10 



Umbellata carnea. One foot. Flesh colored . .Oz., 40 cts... .05 

“ carminea. One foot. Bright carmine Oz., 40 cts... .05 

“ Queen of Italy. Light lilac; very free flowering 

Oz., 50 cts. . . .10 

“ Rose Cardinal. Very rich striking color; quite 



• distinct, deep rosy cardinal Oz., $1.25 15 

Large flowered Hybrids. Mixed Oz., 25 cts... .05 




Centaurea Imperialis 



Indispensable as cutting material. Elegant effects for decorations. 
We furnish the following separate colors. 



Celosia Ostrich Plume 

Per pkt. 

Pure White, Mauve, Pale Rose, Deep Rose, Dark Purple, Rose with 
White Centre, White Shaded Rose. Separate colors, V4 oz., 30gcts. .10 
Mixed, Vi oz., 25 cts 05 



FRAGRANT CENTAUREAS Sultan) 



Per pkt. 

Margarita, pure white, very fragrant, 2 feet Oz., 50 cts... .10 

Suaveolens, bright yellow Oz., 50 cts... .10 

Chameleon, soft yellow and rose Oz., 50 cts. ...10 

All shades mixed Oz., 40 cts... .10 



CENTAUREA, CORNFLOWER Button) 

One of the very hardiest easiest growing annuals. In fact they grow 
like weeds. In Europe where this flower grows wild it is found in great 
quantities amongst the cornfields, hence the name “Cornflower.” They 
resow themselves year after year. Invaluable for the wild garden. 

Centaurea Cyanus Per pkt. 

Emperor Wm, deep blue Vi lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts. . .$0.05 

Bright rose Vi H>*> $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

Pure white Vi lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

All shades mixed. Single Vi lb., $1.00; oz., 25 cts... .05 

All shades mixed. Double Vi oz -> 35 cts... .10 



CENTAUREA 

WHITE-LEAVED BEDDING VARIETIES. Dusty Miller 

These are grown especially for edging, or foliage beds. Height, 12 
inches. The foliage is deeply cut or laciniated, of soft velvety texture, 
silvery white. Leaves thick, with the appearance of having been carved 
out of ivory, and in conjunction with lively colors such as Blue Lobelias, 
scarlet begonias, etc., make very effective displays. Start indoors or sow 
in open after frost is over. Per P kt * 

Candidissima, broad silvery foliage Oz., 30 cts. ..$0.10 

Gymnocarpa, narrow foliage Oz., 35 cts... .10 



CHRYSANTHEMUMS 



SINGLE ANNUAL SORTS 

Carinatum (Summer Marguerites). These are all of great beauty and 
most valuable for cutting, producing sheaves of bloom, white, primrose 
yellow on long wiry stems. 



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GRAND NOVELTY SINGLE FLOWERING 
CHRYSANTHEMUMS 




This is the grandest new race of Hybrids. Seed sown in February and 
March in the house, the young plants transplanted as soon as weather 
permits will flower early July. Their varied colors, abundant and profuse 
flowering until heavy frosts cut them down, will make these plants a ne- 
cessity for every garden, large or small. Sown in the open ground as soon 
as frosts are out of the soil, they will flower by middle to end of August. 
For a gorgeous, royal display of colors and beauty nothing excells the single 
Hybrid Chrysanthemums. They require very little care planted in good 
soil and given water and sunshine. We have received delighted letters 
from our customers who planted the seed last season. 

One lady writes from Seattle, Wash.: “The single Chrysanthemums, 
seed of which I purchased from you in March, are in full bloom, and such 
a display of beauty I have rarely seen.” p er j tt 

All colors mixed Vs oz., 75 cts. . $0.10 

Morning Star. Creamywhite petals, shading to yellow, large 

golden centre. Ht., 1 Vi feet Oz., 40 cts.. . .10 

Evening Star. Large flow- 
ers of golden yellow. Ht. 

Vi ft. Oz., 50 cts.; pkt., 

10 cts. 

Northern Star. Very 

showy and beautiful. 

Flowers measure 3Vi ins. 
across, pure white petals 
' shading to sulphur yellow 
toward centre, which has 
a blackish maroon disk. 

Ht., nearly 2 feet. Oz., 

50 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

Atrococcineum. Dark 

velvety scarlet with inner 
golden ring and maroon 
centre disk. V ery showy. 

Oz., 75 cts.; pkt.* 10 cts. 

Carinatum. Single, all 
shades mixed. Oz., 30 
cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 



DOUBLE 

CHRYSANTHE- 

MUMS 



ilnodorum (Bridal Robe). 
Beautiful, double, pure 
white. 



Vi oz., 40 cts.; pkt., 

10 cts. Bridal Robe 



Per pkt. 

Golden Gem. Dwarf. 15 inches, covered with beautiful well- 
formed flowers of bright golden tint Vi oz., 40 cts.. .$0.10 

Primrose Queen. Dwarf and compact. Fine double, of good 
form and clear primrose color Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 

Mixed. Double annual Chrysanthemums 

Oz., 75 cts.; V 4 oz., 25 cts. .. .10 




CLARKIA 

This superb hardy annual should be grown anywhere where the most 
exquisite flowers are wanted. Not sufficiently known in this country, 
it forms in Europe, especially in England, one of the most popular garden 
annuals. The foliage is a very bright green, the stems are slender and need 
a support or staking when growing up. The flowers are rosette-like re- 
sembling Ranunculus and of the richest tints. Like stocks single, semi- 
double, and double. Ht., 18 to 20 inches. Very beautiful for table 
decorations. 

Clarkia Brilliant. Very bright orange, very double. Per pkt. 

1/g oz., 25 cts. ,.$0.05 

Carmine Queen. Light rose carmine Vs oz., 25 cts... .05 

Chamois Queen. Delicate pale chamois. Vs oz., 25 cts... .05 

Alba. Pure white, very double.. Vs oz., 25 cts... ,05 

Purple Prince. Brilliant light purple..... Vs oz., 25 cts... .05 

Vesuvius. Intense orange scarlet Vs oz., 25 cts... .05 

Mixed Vs oz-. 25 cts.. . .05 



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Group of Cosmos 

COSMOS 



DIMORPHOTHECA 

AURANTIACA 



(The Orange Daisy.) One of the most 
beautiful and satisfactory introductions 
from South Africa. It is an annual of 
easiest culture, needing little care, thriving 
in any good soil. The flowers, which cover 
the compact bushes in greatest profusion 
all through summer till late fall, are fully 
3 inches in diameter, of rich satin texture 
and a glorious orange color, made the more 
dazzling on account of the dark colored 
disk surrounded by a black zone. Grand 
for groups and borders. Sow the seed 
thickly in a warm sunny spot, thin out to 
1 foot apart, or sow in drills 1 5 inches apart. 
A bed of them presents a magnificent color 
picture. Ht., 18 inches. Pkt., 10 cts.; 
large pkt., 25 cts.; 1-16 oz., 50 cts. 

DIANTHUS 

HARDY GARDEN PINKS (Annuals) 

We list only the best varieties for 
garden use. 

SINGLE HEDDEWIGI 

Per pkt. 

Crimson Belle. Large, beautiful 

bloodred Vi oz., 50 cts.. $0.10 

Salmon Queen. Most beautiful 
colors, ranging from salmon rose 
to rich red. Elegantly fringed. 

Vi oz., 50 cts... .10 
Mephisto. A striking novelty; 




Dimorphotheca Aurantiaca 



flowers are fringed salmon yellow or crimson ground flaked and striped maroon or scarlet. Per pkt. 

each petal having a white margin 10 

Vesuvius. A magnificent Novelty. Large single,, fringed flowers ranging in color from rosy 

scarlet to glowing orange. Ht., 10 inches Vi oz., 25 cts.. . 

Queen of Holland. Very large flowers, solid white petals. Splen- 
did for cutting Vi oz., 50 cts... 

Superb mixture. Single Giant strain Vi oz., 50 cts... 



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Grace and brilliancy are the characteristics of this beautiful flower 

They resemble single Dahlias with their broad petals surrounding a golden 

heart, borne on long, graceful stems, rising from a cloud of feathery foliage. 

Need a light, not too rich soil, and an abundance of moisture. 

Per pkt. 

Early Flowering. These, if sown out-of-doors in May, will flower 
end of July. They grow 4 feet high and over, do not require staking 
like the late flowering sorts. Flowers are large and when cut last 
for a couple of weeks in water. White and rose, either color. 

Oz., $1.00.. $0.10 

Early Dawn. A magnificent sort, in tender rose, the tint of the 
sky before the sun appears. Delicate, yet brilliant. Vi oz., 30 cts. . . .10 

Mixed Oz., $1.00.. .10 

Eiate Flowering Mammoth Cosmos. Immense blooms which do 
not appear until October when most other flowers have gone to 
their rest. Mammoth white. Mammoth Rose, Mammoth Crim- 
son. All colors mixed Oz., $1.00.. .10 



COSMOS LADY LENOX 

A magnificent very large, brilliant rose sort Vi oz., 50 cts... .15 

Vhite Lady Lenox. A new variety which we offer this season for 

the first time. 2 pkts., 25 cts 15 

Xlondyke.” Golden-yellow, flowers borne on long stems and meas- 
ure from 2 \ to 3} inches across. To get this variety in bloom be- 
fore frost in the States north of Virginia it should be grown in pots 
or boxes, so that the roots are confined, thus throwing it into flower .10 



ESCHSCHOLTZIA 

(California Poppy) . One of the most popular and widely known garden 
annuals. Has large poppy-like flowers of the widest range of brilliant 
Colors. Stands considerable cold and still blooms after first frosts. If 



well protected plants will live through the winter. Per pkt. 

CalifoTnica. Bright golden yellow Oz., 30 cts.. .$0.05 

Alba. Pure white Oz., 30 cts. . 05 

Carmine King. Beautiful rose carmine Oz., 60 cts... .15 

Golden West (Maritima). Orange yellow Oz., 30 cts... .05 

Mandarin. Bright scarlet and gold Oz., 30 cts.. . .05 



Mikado. New lustrous orange crimson, giant bloom Oz.. 5G cts. ...15 

Dainty Queen. Delicate blush or pale coral rose deepening toward 
the edges with a ground work of pale cream color the same inside 
and outside of petals. An enchanting, beautiful blossom. 

Oz.. $1.00,. .10 

Oz., 30 cts. , . .05 




DOUBLE HEDDEWIGI 

Mourning Cloak. Flowers very double, velvety crimson, each 

petal having a white margin. 1 foot Vi oz., 50 cts... 

Snowdrift. A grand new, very large clove scented double fringed 

flower, magnificent for cutting Vi oz., 60 cts... 

Fireball. New brilliant scarlet, double flower. . . .Vi oz., 75 cts.. . 
Double. Finest mixed Vi oz., 50 cts... 



All shades of Eschscholtzia, mixed. 



Eschscholtzia— Dainty Queen 




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GAILLARDIA GRAND1FLORA SYBILLA 

Per pkt. 

(Novelty, 1912.) This splendid, large flowering species has been 
created after years of careful hybridizing of several sorts. The 
flowers are a bright carmine red, germinating into white to light 
yellow points, contrasting beautifully with the dark centre. Noth- 
ing can look more rich and dazzling in effect than a group of 
these plants when in flower. Splendid for herbaceous border or 
as a single plant. Wherever seen it attracts admiration. Grows 
and does well anywhere. The flowers if cut last for weeks. The 

colors under artificial light are marvelously effective 10 

Choice Mixed annual sorts Oz., 40 cts. .. .10 

GODETIAS 

Magnificent hardy annuals which compete with the Clarkias for beauty 
and usefulness. Easily grown, satisfied with any fairly good soil, they 
flower with striking effect. The immense quantity of bloom produced 
is almost incredible. Every twig is smothered with flowers of most bril- 
liant hue. 

Crimson Glow. Ht. 10 inches. Forms a compact little bush 
smothered with flowers of the most dazzling intense crimson. A 
bed of this sort produces an effect so vivid and intense, that it is 

impossible to describe it Ys oz., 20 cts. . .$0.10 

Duchess of Albany. Large, pure white, same habit as the Crimson 

Glow Yg oz., 25 cts... .10 

Mandarin. A most beautiful sulphur yellow sort .. Yg oz., 20 cts... .10 

Lady Satin Rose. The most brilliant rose Yg oz., 30 cts... .10 

All shades mixed Ya oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Do not fail to grow a bed of Godetias. It will surprise and delight 
you. Also extremely beautiful for window T boxes and pot plants. Thou- 
sands are sold in European markets grown in pots. 

GYPSOPHYLLA 



For border decorations and for cutting this hardy annual is simply 
priceless. Exquisitely graceful and feathery in appearance, it is most 
useful in combination with other heavier flowers, and forms the most 
delightful addition to decorations, bouquets, etc. Sow it in open ground 
amongst petunias. The effect is charming. 

Elegans. Pure white, compact. Ht. 18 inches. Per pkt. 

Ya oz., 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts. .10 

Elegans, Rosea. Pink Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Muralis. Deep rose; exceedingly fine for rockwork. Ht. 9 inches. . . 10 

Elegans, mixed shades Ya oz *> 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts.. . .05 



HELIANTHUS 



Gaillardia Sybilla 



GAILLARDIA 

Annuals 



BLANKETFLOWER 

Seeds sown in May will flower late July and continue until frosts. Plants 
grow 18 to 20 inches high and produce an abundance of flowers especially 
valuable for cutting. The various color effects are all flame-like and very 
showy, including every rich shade of crimson and bright golden yellow. 



ANNUAL SORTS Per pkt. 

The Bride. A new and still rare sort. The flowers are cream white 
very double, borne on extra long stems making it especially valuable 
for cutting Trial pkt. 10 cts 25 



Amblyodon sanguinea. Richest blood-red very striking. 1 foot. 

Oz., 40 cts. . . 

Lorenziana. Large, handsome flowers, quilled petals; in rich 

shades of red and yellow. 2 feet Oz., 50 cts. . . 

Sulphurea. Pale yellow Oz., 50 cts... 



.05 



.05 

.05 




Godetia Crimson Glow 



GILIA 

Exceedingly graceful early 
flowering plants for border 
and for cutting. Produces a 
mass of bloom long before 
other annuals are out of the 
ground. Very valuable for 
bees. Ht., 10 inches. Charm- 
ing colors, lilac, to red and 
scarlet. 

Mixed. .Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 



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age our business with such 
care that our establishment 
will become known wherever 
this Catalogue reaches, as 
one of high integrity, where 
you may send with utmost 
reliance for anything needed 
in our line, with the assur- 
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with painstaking care and 
that every dollar spent will 
bring you full value in re- 
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SUNFLOWERS 

Plants of majestic growth and immense showy flowers. Most suitable 
for shrubberies, as screens for fences or unsightly walls, for wild gardens, 
and subtropical planting. 

Argophyllus. Exquisite silvery foliage, flowers medium sized, 
golden yellow with dark centre. A grand plant for the shrubbery, 
mixed border, and wild garden. Ht. 5 feet Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 




Sunflower— Starlight 





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CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



Per Pkt. 

Golden Nigger. Early blooming sort, of branching habit, deep green 
foliage, dark stems, and an abundance of golden yellow flowers 

almost black centre. Ht. 6 feet Oz., 30 cts... .05 

California Sunflower. Large, deep yellow flowers of perfect 

form. Ht. 5 feet Oz., 20 cts... .05 

Primrose Gem. Large single flowers of delicate primrose tint. 

Ht. 6 feet. One of the most beautiful sorts Oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Giant Russian. Ht. 8 to 10 feet. Very large, single, yellow flow- 
ers Oz.. 10 cts.: Vi lb., 25 cts.. . .05 

Annual single Sunflower, mixed. Tall sorts. Oz., 25 cts 05 

Annual double Sunflower, mixed. Oz., 25 cts 05 

Sunflower Starlight. The flowers are large, of the most graceful 
appearance, with beautiful twisted petals like the finest form of 
Cactus Dahlia. Color is a bright canary yellow; the single 
flowers borne on long, stiff stems are unexcelled for cutting. Trial 
packet, 10 cts Vi oz., 75 cts.. . .20 



DWARF OR MINIATURE ANNUAL 
SUNFLOWERS 



Cucumerifolius. Ht. 3 feet to 4 feet. Single flowers of golden 
yellow with black centre, produced in enormous quantities on 
branching stems. Blooms during July till frost cuts it down. Very 

ornamental V 2 oz., 50 cts... .05 

Golden Star. Starshaped double form of Miniature Sunflowers, 
petals twisted like a Cactus Dahlia. One of the finest, newest 

sorts. Ht. 3 feet V 2 oz., 40 cts... .10 

Perkeo, a charming Miniature sort. Ht. 1 foot. Forms compact 
bushes one foot and more in diameter, covered through summer 
till frosts with a profusion of bright yellow flowers. Black cen- 
tred , Oz., 40 cts... .10 

Miniature Sunflowers mixed Oz., 30 cts... .05 



GLAUCIUM 

(HORNED POPPY) 

Grows in the poorest and sandiest soil. The foliage is bluish gray 
and highly ornamental. Flowers are large, deep orange scarlet with 
large black spots at the base of petals, and very showy. Ht., 18 
inches. Sow in heat in spring qnd plant out when weather is warm. 

Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

HIBISCUS 

MARSHMALLOW 

Africanus. Rich yellow flowers with deep purple centres. Ht. 

2 feet Oz., 25 cts... .05 



ICEPLANT 

Annual 



MESEMBRYANTHEMUM 



Very exquisite foliage, thick and succulent, covered with ice-like or 
crystal-like transparent globules, making them appear as if frosted over 
with diamants. Especially adapted for dry, sunny spots. Invaluable 



for rockwork, borders, etc. 

Chrystallinum. White flowered. Ht. 10 inches 10 

Cordifolium variegatum. Green and white variegated foliage, 
rosy purple flowers. Splendid for carpet bedding. Trial pkt., 

10 cts 25 



INOPSIDIUM 

DIAMOND FLOWER 

A delightful and lovely flower. You can see it grow. A pleasure 
for children to grow as a potplant or in their little gardens, as the 
seed starts in a few days and the delicate pale lilac or blue flowers 
appear in a short time, fairly smothering the dense green foliage. 
Lovely for carpeting under bulbs or other plants. Does best in 
partial shade. Loves moisture. Ht. 2 to 3 inches. A very pretty 
plant for pots J/ 8 oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

KOCHIA TRICHOPHYLLA 

SUMMER CYPRESS (BURNING BUSH) 

Beautiful, showy Annual, 3 feet. Sow thinly in spring, plants 
soon form fine pyramidal specimens or if sown in rows form a hedge 
of perfect symmetry in late summer; when the weather turns cold 
the whole plant turns a fiery red. A splendid plant to divide flower 
and kitchen gardens or wherever a low hedge and quick growth is 
desired Vi oz., 25 cts... .05 



LAVATERA 

ANNUAL MALLOW 

This is one of the very best and most valuable plants for relieving the 
flatness of a bed or border. It shoots up a graceful stem like a willow and 
the flowers stand out like bells on wiry stems. Ht. 3 feet. The flowers 
are very useful for table decorations, where the beautiful deep green foliage 
in contrast with the rosy and white flowers is of brilliant effect. Sow the 
seeds where the plant is to flower, as it will not stand transplanting. The 
Lavateras bloom from July to late September. 



Splendens white >/ 4 oz., 25 cts. oz., 75 cts. . . .10 

Splendens rosea Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 



Sunset (New.) Habit of plant compact, the large flowers are of 
the most brilliant satiny rose. Trial pkt., 10 cts .25 




Larkspur Emperor 

LYCHNIS COELI ROSA 



Per Pkt. 

Coelirosa fimbriata flowers light rose, shaded white toward the 
centre; the petals are prettily fringed. Very light, graceful, bushy 
habit. Ht. 10 inches 10 



LARKSPUR 

DELPHINIUMS 

Larkspur lifting turquoise spires 
Bluer than the sorcerer s fires. 

Magnificent hardy annuals growing 2 to 3 feet tall, with immense 
spikes of richly colored flowers. The foliage is finely cut, fernlike. Very 
valuable for summer bedding. Excellent for cutting. Sow seeds as 
early in spring as possible in the place where they are to flower. They 
bloom in from 6 to 8 weeks from time of sowing. As the flowering season 
of each plant lasts only about a month sowings should be made at intervals 
if continuous bloom is desired. 

Prize strain of Stock Flowered Larkspur in separate colors, 
white, rose, flesh colored, deep rose, steel blue, dark blue, three 

colored V 2 oz., 25 cts... .10 

All colors mixed */2 oz., 20 cts... .05 

Novelty of Stock-flowered Larkspur “Rosy Scarlet’’ 

Vi oz., 25 cts. . . .10 

Larkspur Emperor. Mixed. Long, very showy spikes 

V 2 oz., 20 cts... .05 

Blue Butterfly. New annual Delphinium. An exquisite Salvia 
blue. Dwarf sort 12 to 15 inches high forming a free flowering 
bush. Most attractive for bedding or as a potplant . . Vi oz., 35 cts. .10 



LOBELIA 



Is profusely used for bedding, carpet effects, vases, window boxes, 
hanging baskets. Wherever used it is distinctive, gracious, and charm- 
ing. To secure early bloom for the garden, where no greenhouse room 
is available, the seeds should be started early either in house or hotbed. 

We distinguish two types of this charming flower, the bushform and 
the trailing. 

BUSHFORM LOBELIAS 

Crystal Palace Compacta. Compact growth. Ht. H foot. 

Flowers an intense blue, foliage bronze colored ... Vi oz., 75 cts... .10 
Emperor William. A very fine light shade of blue, foliage bright 
green. Ht. 6 inches Vi oz., 60 cts... .10 




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Lobelia Sapphire 

LINARIA 



Compacta Golden Queen. 

A golden foliaged sort, the 
flowers are a deeD dark blue. 
Very showy. Vs 02 ., 50 cts. ; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

Snowbird. Pure white, large 
flowers, green foliage . Vi 02 ., 
75 cts. ; pkt., 10 cts. 
Kermesina occulata. An ex- 
quisite sort. The large flowers 
are a beautiful red shade with 
white eye. y 8 oz., 60 cts. ; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

TRAILING LOBELIA 

Trailing Lobelias are in great 
demand for decoration of win- 
dow boxes, balconies, verandas, 
hanging baskets. The new 
Lobelia which is named “Sap- 
phire ” on account of its wonder- 
ful brilliant blue shade, the color 
of that precious stone, is a gem 
for any named purpose. The 
flowers are unusually large, with 
a large white eye, makin g it 
most effective The blossoms 
are thickly set on the long 
graceful sprays of foliage which 
frequently attain a length of two 
feet. A plant of this new Lo- 
belia covered with its bright 
blue flowers is a splendid sight, 
attracting every eye. 

By sowing in the house in 
January-February, the plant 
will bloom end of May, con- 
tinuing till late fall. If sown in 
September extra strong plants 
will commence flowering in April 
Lobelia Hybrida Sapphire. 
Trial pkts., 10 cts.; pkt., 
25 cts. 

Hamburgia. Bright sky blue, 
with pure white eye. Its chief 
merit lies in its phenomenal 
rapid growth, throwing out 
shoots 12 to 15 inches long in 
incredibly short time, covered 
with flowers, the branches 
hanging gracefully over pots 
or baskets. Pkt., 10 cts. 




LUPINUS 



' TOADFLAX 

Beautiful, very free flowering, hardy annuals which thrive best in open 
sunny situations. Flowers resemble in shape the Snapdragons. 

White Pearl. Beautiful large white flowers with golden blotch at P^t. 



mouth 10 

Queen of Roses, rich rosy carmine. Ht. 1 foot. 10 

Maroccana. “Excelsior.” Flowers running in all shades from 
light blue to dark violet, pink, crimson and yellow, all with a 

blotched lip. Very showy 15 

Mixed, all colors 05 



LINUM 

FLAX 

Grandiflorum Blue. Charming azure blue flowers. Ht. 1 foot. 

Splendid bedder. Very graceful oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Grandiflorum Coccineum. A marvelously brilliant colored sum- 
mer annual. Flowers are a glowing crimson rose and by making 
successive sowings can be had in bloom from May till October. 

Ht. 1 foot oz., 30 cts... .05 



MARIGOLD 

Annual 



TAGETES 



Midsummer-flowering, showy, decorative plants, which are at their 
best when the early summer bloom is drawing to its close. They have 
one great advantage, that they thrive almost anywhere where flowers 
can be grown at all and need a minimum of care. Anybody succeeds 
with these plants. They are one of the joys of the amateur. 

TALL MARIGOLDS Per pkt . 

Tall African. Double Lemon . . . ,y 4 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts.. . .10 

Tall African. Double Orange. ...14 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 

Tall Mixed *4 oz., 20 cts.; oz., 65 cts... .10 

DWARF FRENCH MARIGOLDS 

These grow only 12 to 15 inches in height. The flowers are rather flat 
with a satiny or velvety sheen. They are exceedingly fine as a bedding or 
border plant. 

Legion d’Honneur. Single, specially selected strain, flowers 
bright yellow, with clear, vivid, dark red or crimson velvety 
blotches. A very unique bedder. Ht. 9 inches. Vi oz., 15 cts... .05 

French dwarf gold striped, double. Ht. 12 in. Vi oz., 15 cts... .05 



Extra dwarf gold striped. Ht. 12 inches. V 4 oz., 15 cts. .. .05 

Dwarf Marigolds mixed V4 oz., 15 cts.. . .05 



These must be reckoned amongst the most useful as well as beautiful 
of our Garden Annuals. Of astonishingly rapid growth, the flowers 
appear six to seven weeks after the seed is sown, and are best sown where 
they are intended to bloom, as they bear transplanting poorly. A dry, very 
sunny exposure suits them best. Where continued bloom is wanted sow 
seed at intervals. Annual Lupins will flower about one month and then 
begin to form seed pods. Especially fine in borders and grand for cutting. 
Hartwegi Albus. Pure white. Ht. 2 feet. 

Coelestinus. Bright blue. Ht. 2 feet. 

Roseus. Ht. 2 feet. 

Sulphureum or Primrose. Ht. 2 feet. pkt. 

Sulphureum Superbus, rosy purple and white, very showy. Ht. 2 feet. 

Any of these colors V 2 oz., 15 cts.,; oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Mixed colors Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts., 05 

Mixed annual sorts for wild gardens. 

oz., 25 cts., V4 lb., $1.00; per lb., $4.00 . . .05 




Dwarf French Marigold 




CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



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Mignonette 

MIGNONETTE 



Is there any flower lover who does not know this essentially 
■weet blossom? While not remarkable for beauty the heavenly 
fragrance the tiny blossoms emit has endeared it to every one. 
They are fine as pot plants, and thrive in almost any good garden 
soil. Sow seeds out of doors where you wish the plants to bloom. 
Look out for green worms on Resedas, Spray with insecticide 
preferably Aphine. The worms can be caught by hand early morn- 
ings. Laying fresh cabbage leaves amongst the plants will do away 
with many of them, as they will leave the Mignonette to feed on 
cabbage. Per pkt . 

Bismark. Heavy spikes of deliciously scented flowers. One 
of the best. Very suitable for pot culture. Vi oz., 30 cts. ..$0.10 
Goliath. This variety is claimed by many as being the sort 
par excellence. Plants are of compact habit, rich green 
foliage, the gigantic trusses of flowers borne on erect strong 
stems, surpassing all others in brilliancy of coloring, which 

is a clear red Vi oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

Mammoth Fragrant. A strain unsurpassed for cutting, 
either in the greenhouse or out-of-doors. Mammoth spikes 
of the most fragrant flowers, borne on plants remarkable 
for their robust and vigorous growth. 2 feet. 

Vi oz., 50 cts.; trial pkt., 25 cts.. . .15 

White Pearl. A new beautiful white Mignonette, compact habit. 



very sweet scented. Carefully selected seed. . . .Vi oz., 50 cts., . 
Orange Queen. A highly improved sort with monstrous spikes, 

beautifully colored, orange and pale yellow Oz.,50cts. .. 

All sorts mixed Oz.,30cts. . . 



MATRICARIA (Feverfew) 

Snowwhite. Very double pure white flowers borne in greatest pro- 
fusion on a compact bush 30 inches high. The bright green foliage is 
finely cut like fennel. Fine for cutting. Lasts a long time. 

oz., 25 cts. . . 

MARVEL OF PERU (4 o’clock) 

One of the oldest Grandmothers’ garden plants. It grows 2 to 3 
feet tall, in bush form, covering a space fully 18 inches wide. The 
whole plant is covered with bright flowers which close toward even- 
ing, opening only to the bright morning light. Especially fine on 
•unny days. Colors range in white, rose pink, violet, sulphur to 
red. Sow seeds where you wish plant to bloom Oz., 25 cts. . . 



MATHIOLA BICORNIS 

EVENING SCENTED STOCK 



This is a specially delightful plant. The flowers emit in the morn- 
ing, and evening, especially after a slight rain, the most delicious 
perfume, which is perceptible for quite a distance from the plant. 
Scatter the seed freely in any available spot especially in wild garden. 
Wherever growing it is a gem % oz., 25 cts. , . 



NEMOPHYLLA 

CALIFORNIA BLUE BELL— BABY EYES 

A lovely, hardy annual, especially useful for ribbon borders, small beds, wild 
gardens. Charming for rockwork, should be grown everywhere. Strikingly clear 
azure, wonderfully soft and fresh, blue with white eye. Ht. 10 inches. Oz., 25 
cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 




Nasturtiums 



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.10 

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NASTURTIUMS 



05 



05 



TALL OR CLIMBING 6 to 10 feet 
Elegant and luxuriant climbers for verandas, trellises, etc. May be 
used to cover unsightly railings and to trail over rough ground with fine 
effect. The seed pods can be gathered while green and tender for pickling. 

The varieties we list should not be confounded with the common tall 
Nasturtiums, as they surpass them by far in the remarkable brilliancy of 
the flowers. 

For ease of culture, duration of bloom, brilliancy of coloring and general 
excellence nothing excels Nasturtiums. All they need is a moderately 
good soil in a well-drained, sunny position, and within a few weeks from 
the time they are sown until hard frost comes there is an endless pro- 
fusion of their gorgeous blossoms. The maximum of bloom is produced 
in light or sandy soils and seldom diminishes through the hot weather. 

Vi lb “ 

Brilliant. Bright scarlet $0 60 

Chameleon. Various richly colored flowers, one stem 
Chocolate. Very odd shade of bright golden brown . 

Hemisphericum. Straw color, rosy blotched 

Moonlight. Beautiful creamy white 

King Theodore. Deep maroon, dark foliage .... 

Regelianum. Rich velvety violet, crimson 

Sunlight. Pure rich orange 

Rose. Bright rose with blue sheen 60 

Scarlet and gold. Flowers brilliant scarlet, foliage 

golden 60 

Vesuvius. Rare glowing salmon pink 60 

Mixed Tall or Climbing 40 



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LOBB’S NASTURTIUMS 







TALL OR RUNNING SORTS. 6 to 


10 


feet 




Vi lb. 


Oz. 


Pkt. 


Asa Gray. Creamy primrose color 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Atropurpureum, Dark purple 


.60 


,15 


.05 


Aureum. Golden Queen (new) 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Crown Prince of Prussia. Deep blood red 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Giant of Battles. Sulphur yellow 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Due de Vincennes. Pale sulphur yellow 


60 


.15 


.05 


Ivy Leaved. Bright crimson scarlet, with dark 
metallic colored foliage most useful for vases. 


hanging baskets, or window boxes and vases 


,60 


.15 


.05 


Queen Helena. Terracotta, very effective and 


showy 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Roi des Noirs (King of Blacks). Rich deep garnet . . 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Spitfire. Dazzling scarlet 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Mixed Lobbianum Nasturtiums , . 


.40 


.10 


.05 



DWARF VARIETIES OF NASTURTIUMS 



Aurora. Primrose, veined carmine. Ht. lfoot. . 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 


.60 


15 


.05 


Bronze. Burnished bronze color 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Chameleon. Various shades of yellow and red 
on one branch . 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Empress of India. Brilliant dark crimson flowers, 
foliage bronze green 


.60 


15 


.05 


Golden Midnight. Rich violet crimson flowers 
nestling in bright golden leaves 


60 


,15 


.05 


King of Tom Thumbs. Compact growth, vivid 
scarlet, dark foliage 


.60 


,15 


.05 


King Theodore. Velvety maroon 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Pearl. Creamy white 


60 


.15 


.05 


Ruby King. Fine deep ruby rose . . 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Vesuvius. Glowing apricot color 


,60 


.15 


.05 


Golden Rose. Beautiful pink 


.60 


.15 


.05 


Queen of Tom Thumbs. Rosy scarlet blossoms, 
amidst silvery variegated foliage 


.40 


.10 


05 


Mixed Dwarf Nasturtiums Vi lb., 40 cts.; 


oz., 10 


cts. . . 


.05 



NASTURTIUMS LILLIPUT 




Nasturtium — Fire King 



Pkt. 

Nasturtium Tom Thumb Fire King. A new and distinct variety. 
Flowers a deep orange-scarlet, showing well above the small dark 
green foliage, and very free-flowering and compact. A grand ad- 
vance in dwarf-bedding Nasturtiums. We can strongly recom- 
mend this variety, being in our opinion the finest that has yet been 
introduced. V 2 oz., 20 cts. . . 10 



These are very exquisite dwarf species of Nasturtiums. Ht. 5 to 6 
inches. They are specially fine for vases, window boxes, edging, and 
bedding. Flower continually and profusely. 

Snowqueen. Pure white ....$0.75 $0.20 $0.10 



Lady Cherry. Deep ruby red 


.75 


.20 


.10 


Baby Rose. Cream white and pink spotted. Splen- 
did (new) 


75 


.20 


.10 


Mixed Lilliput Nasturtiums 


60 


.15 


,05 



NICOTIANA 

Grows to a height of 3 feet bearing on branching stems in great abun- 
dance single, pure white, tubular flowers, fully 3 inches in diameter. These 
flowers remain closed through the day, opening only mornings and evenings 
when they exhale a most delicious perfume. The foliage is long and 
bright green. The plant is very attractive. 

Per pkt. 

Nicotiana affinis. Pure white Vi oz., 25 cts.. .$0.05 




Nemesla Strumosa 



NICOTIANA 

SANDER1 



These Hybrids are in every 
respect like the Affinis sorts, 
but are not fragrant. The colors 
range through rose, carmine 
crimson to violet. The plants 
grow 3 feet tall forming a large 
bush. Very ornamental. Vi 
oz., 35 cts.; Pkt., 10 cts. 



NEMESIA 



Half hardy annuals of great 
beauty. The colors are as 
gorgeously beautiful as a sun- 
set, and as varied. 

Strumosa Suttoni. Rich sun- 
set shades. Ht. 15 inches. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 
cts. 

Strumosa Grandiflora Tig- 
rina. Striped and marbled. 
Unsurpassed in glowing effect 
of coloring. Trial pkt., 10 
cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 

Novelty Nemesia Blue Gem. 

An exquisite plant for mass- 
ing or edging. Ht. 10 inches 
covered with azure true 
blue flowers. A gem of the 
garden. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 




Nicotiana Affini r- 



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Nigella — Miss Jekyll 

nigella 

Fine border annuals. The flowers nestle amongst beautiful 
green foliage which is finely cut like fennel. Most attractive 
for table decorations and effective anywhere. 

Per pkt. 

Single azure blue Oz., 20 cts...$0.05 

Single pure white Oz. 20 cts. . . .05 

Miss Jekyl. The finest of all. Intense Gentian 
blue, a color rarely seen in flowers. Vi oz., 20 cts.. . .10 

Mixed Nigellas Oz., 30 cts... .05 

GIANT PANSIES 

FINEST BEDDING VARIETIES 



Adonis. Blue-white, star in center. 

Azure Blue. 

Atropurpurea. Violet and purple. 
Faust. Deep velvety maroon. 




GIANT STRAINS OF SUPERB PANSIES 



Striped and Spotted. 

Cardinal. Most brilliant red. 

Coquette de Poissy. Pale rosy mauve, very striking. 

Emperor William. Bright blue. 

Emperor Frederick. Dark red, bordered orange scarlet. 

Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals crimson. 

Gypsy Queen. Terracotta and bronze. 

Fairy Queen. Azure blue, white edge. 

King of the Blacks. Deep dark almost black. 

Snow King. Pure white. 

Canary Bird. Pure yellow. 

Golden Yellow. Large deep yellow with black eye. 

Lord Beaconsfield. Rich plum blue and lilac. 

Meteor. Bright terracotta. 

Madame Perret. All ruby red and crimson shades. 

Giant Trimardeaus. Yellow shades with blotches. 

Wall flower shades. Dark brownish red and gold. 

Peacock. Reddish steel blue with red and white edge; most beautiful. 
Victoria. Claret red. 

White with dark eye. 



Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Immense flowers of finest shades with 
deeper blotches on each petal. 

Cassier's Golden Yellow. Superb blotched. 

Masterpiece (Germania). Richest shades curly petals, dark blotches. 

Matchless. Most exquisite shades ranging from sulphur yellow to an 
exquisite rich claret and reddish bronze. All are beautifully edged 
and blotched, the surface of petal of the richest velvety sheen. The 
blooms are of immense size with grand substance, free from any coarse- 
ness or flimsiness. The plants are of exceptionally strong sturdy habit 
with large green foliage. It is in every way the ideal pansy for exhibi- 
tion or in the garden. 

Curled. A magnificent new type, flowers large, finely curled and fim- 
briated, so much so as to appear a double flower. This flower comes true 
to type from seed and cannot be too highly recommended. 

Psyche. Flowers curled and undulated; rosy violet, surmounted by 
a broad white edge, dark blotches. 

Orchid Flowered Mammoth. New Type. Light cream shades, with 
beautiful dark blotches. 

Empress strain. Saved from prize flowers containing a truly remarkable 
variety of the largest flowers and richest strains of colors. 



Any one of above, oz., $1.50; Vi oz., 50 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

One packet each of twenty-four sorts, twenty-four packets. $2.00. 
Berger's Grandest Mixture. Vi oz., 30 cts., oz., $1.00; pkt., 5 cts. 



Any packet of the above listed sorts for trial. 10 cts. Large pkt., 25 cts. 
One packet of each of the sorts, eight trial packets, 70 cts. 

Above sor.s mixed, pkt., 10 cts.; Va oz.., SI. 00 




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Ruffled Single Petunia 




Petunia — Rosy Mom 




SINGLE PETUNIAS 

Per pkt. 

Ruffled Giants. The edges are deeply ruffled and fluted, of great 
substance with deep, wide throats, varying in color from pure white 
to deep purple violet. Many of them are beautifully striped and 

veined Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . $0.25 

Giants of California. Enormous flowers in delightful shades. 
Giant Yellow Throated. The flowers are immense, of the richest J 
shades with veins radiating from the yellow throats. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 
Single, mixed Oz., 25 cts. .05 

DOUBLE PETUNIAS 

Superb Double, fringed Trial pkt., 25 cts... .50 

Giant Double, plain edge. Magnificent colors. 

Trial pkt., 25 cts... .50 

BEDDING PETUNIAS 

Norma. Deep blue with white star. Ht. 1 ft. Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Rosy Morn. Brilliant rose with white throat, very beautiful. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Mixed Dwarf Bedding Petunias, very bushy, producing a most 
lovely effect for bedding and borders. .. .Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

PHLOX DRUMMONDI, GRANDIFLORA 

This is the finest type, having the largest heads of bloom, as well as the 
largest individual flowers; of strong, sturdy growth. Ht. 15 inches. 

It will grow and thrive in any kind of soil if given a sunny position, but 
prefers a light, rich loam. Seed may be sown in the open ground any time 
after danger from frost is past, and in a few weeks they are a sheet of 
bloom, remaining so until frost. 



Snow White 


Vi 


oz.. 


40 


cts.. . 


.10 


Shell Pink 


Vi 


oz., 


40 


cts.. . 


.10 


Deep Rose 


Vi 


oz.. 


40 


cts. . . 


.10 


Bright Scarlet 


Vi 


oz., 


40 


cts.. . 


.10 


Primrose 


Vi 


oz., 


40 


cts.. . 


10 


Mixed 


Vi 


oz., 


30 


cts.. . 


05 



PORTULACA 



Veritable jewels in the garden where they bloom in an incredibly short 
time after being sown. They literally cover the ground with a carpet of 
dazzling colors. For very dry, sun exposed places, for rockwork, and 
especially on the seashore for bedding, nothing equals them. Portu- 
lacas attain only a height of 6 inches, are of a creeping nature, and the 
foliage is of a succulent bright green, mostly covered by the large shining 
flowers. Plant them largely. Nothing could be finer. 

All shades mixed Vi oz., 20 cts. Per pkt .05 

DOUBLE FLOWERING PORTULACA 

The flowers are like Ranunculus, very double. 

Brilliant shades mixed 



Yg oz., 75 cts... .10 




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CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 




Poppy — Admiral 



POPPIES 

“All silk and flame, a scarlet cup seen amongst 
the wild grass far away, like a burning coal fallen 
from heavens afar. You cannot have a more com- 
plete, a more stainless type of flower, absolute 
inside and outside — all flower." — (Ruskin.) 

One of the grandest Garden Annuals and Perennials. 
So easy to grow, the mere throwing of seed on the ground 
will bring forth their gay flaunting colors; the silky 
petals waving in the passing breezes. Masses of beauti- 
ful Hybrids have been evolved vieing with each other in 
glorious beauty. The seed of all may be sown in early 
spring and in intervals as late as July, where continuous 
display is desired. Let us talk to you about some of the 
very beautiful varieties. We cannot list them all. 

Poppies are especially adapted to cultivate on the 
seashore where they thrive wonderfully well. Poppies 
will not bear transplanting but must be sown where they 
are to flower (This refers to annual sorts). Do not 
sow poppy seed too deep as this will keep them from 
sprouting freely. Scatter over well prepared, smooth 
soil and sift a very thin layer of soil over the seed just 
covering it. Spray only with a fine rose. 




Poppy— Dainty Lady 



SINGLE FLOWERING POPPIES 

Per pkt. 

The Bride. Immense single white oz., 25 cts... $0 05 

English Field or Scarlet Poppy. Large fiery scarlet. 

*4 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 65 cts... .05 

Poppy Admiral. The flowers are large, round, smooth edged, of the 
purest white, with a broad band of brilliant scarlat around the top 
occupying a full quarter of the corolla. These two colors form a 
startling contrast similar to those seen in variety Danebrog. Planted 
in group® this new Poppy produces a magnificent effect. 

V 4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Danebrog, or Danish Cross. Very showy variety, producing large 
single flowers of brilliant scarlet, with a silvery-white spot on each 
petal, thus forming a white cross. . l / 4 oz., 10 cts.; oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Poppy “Dainty Lady." We can recommend this Poppy for the 
particularly beautiful color of its single flowers, a most charming 
shade of rosy mauve, not yet represented among Poppies and one 
of those modem hues now so much sought for. The effect is further 
heightened by the shining dark metallic blotch which occupies the 
base to the middle of each petal. The Dainty Lady Poppy grows 
about 2 feet high, is clothed with broad laciniated glaucous foliage 
and bears flowers from 4 to 5 inches across. It is of the easiest 
culture, excellent for bedding and cutting, and comes true from seed. 

*4 oz., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts... .05 

Virginian Poppy. This new large flowering Single Poppy is an 
annual, producing immense white flowers, with a deeply fringed 
rose pink edge. It produces a charming effect in the garden, and is 
unique as a cut flower for decorations, especially if cut when the 
buds show color. It will last many days in water. 

14 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Tulip Poppy (Papaver glaucum). Like a scarlet Van Thol Tulip. 

A fascinating sort, 15 inches high, glowing fiery scarlet, cup and 
saucer form 14 oz., 25 cts.; oz., 60 cts... .10 

Mixed Annual Poppies. Representing the best in single poppies. 

14 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; 14 lb., 75 cts... .05 



DOUBLE FLOWERING POPPIES 

Carnation flowered. Large double flowers, finely fringed of many 
brilliant tints. Ht. 2J feet 14 oz., 15 cts. .05 

Paeonia flowered. Immense globular flowers excellent for border 
amongst shrubbery, etc. Very showy. Ht. 2J feet. 

14 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

Japanese Pompon. Size of Pompon Dahlias. Very fine free 
flowering, double. Ht. 2 feet. . . . Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

The Cardinal. Large double, bright scarlet finely fringed flower. 

Very fine *4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts... .05 

French Ranunculus Poppies. Mixed colors, most brilliant. 

Ht. 2 feet 14 oz., 10 cts.; oz., 35 cts... .05 




NOVELTY IN RANUNCULUS FLOWERED 
POPPIES (See page 40) 

Salmon rose to orange shades. One of the greatest acquisitions to 
the Poppy class. Through the whole gamut of tints lying between 
pale salmon rose to deep orange, these exquisite Poppies are now a 
fixed sort. They are of the easiest culture, growing with almost no 
care, and giving an abundance of their beautiful blooms. The gor- 
geous flowers cut just before opening will expand in water and last 
several days. Planted amongst shrubbery or in the open border, in 
groups or in beds, the rich colors of the flowers form a point of at- 
traction and beauty Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

All sorts double flowering Poppies mixed oz.. 30 cts... .05 



Shirley Poppies 

SHIRLEY POPPIES 

The most exquisite single Poppies in existence. Silky, shining petals 
varying in all colors of the rainbow, the effect created by these lovely 
flowers is hard to describe and must be seen to be fully appreciated. In 

separate colors. 

Rose Apricot 

White Scarlet 

Carmine Pink with frilled edge Per pkt. 

oz., 50 cts.; *4 lb., $1.50 $0.10 

Collection of the six sorts listed, 50 cts. 

Mixed Shirley Poppies oz., 40 cts.;V4 lb., $1.25 10 




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Poppy — Hansa 



POPPY HANSA 

As picture shows, a valuable addition to the Poppy Garden. The 
flowers have a pure white ground color, passing toward the finely 
laciniated edge to a deep rich crimson. A most brilliant and fascinat- 
ing flower. Raised with the greatest ease. Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .$0.25 




RICINUS ca Il!St oil 

Remarkable for their immense tropical looking foliage of various tints, 
and the bright colored fruits following the blossoms in fall. They are 
much used for centres in beds or amongst shrubbery in the border. Where- 
ever grown they have a majestic and striking effect. They grow rapidly 
from seed. Per pkt . 

Gibsoni, handsome bronze colored stem and foliage. As the leaves 
mature they assume a rich bronzy blue white, the veins run through 
them like rivulets of crimson flame. The underside is a dull rich 

crimson. Ht., 5 feet Oz., 25 cts. $0.05 

Borbonensis arboreus. Ht. 15 feet. Very tall sort with purplish 

leaves Oz., 15 cts... .05 

Zanzibarensis, mixed. Leaves of enormous size varying from light 

green to purplish red Oz., 10 cts.; 14 lb., 60 cts. . .05 

Sanguineus. Very fine sort with red stems and reddish purple 

leaves. Ht. 10 feet Oz., 10 cts.; 14 lb., 25 cts... .05 

Choice mixed Oz., 10 cts.; Vi lb., 25 cts.; lb., 75 cts.. . .05 



Salpiglossis 



RUDBECKIA SUPERBA HYBRIDA. New hybrids of the multi- 
color, splendid, annual Rudbeckia. The forms of the flowers are 
manifold; some have broad, others twisted petals, some are single 
flowering, some semi-double and others quite double. Also the 
colors, respectively the designs vary, so that these new hybrids are 
very useful and give good effect both for borders and for groups. 

Pkt. Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 



SCABIOSA 



Velvety Pincushion Flower (Egyptian Rose, etc.). One of the most 
magnificent hardy annuals, whose free blooming qualities, large showy 
flower heads, and easy cultivation have placed it in the forerank of favorite 
plants. Very decorative in borders and beds, the beautiful flowers are 
most useful for cutting and decorations, lasting for many days in water. 
The range of colors is wonderfully large. Where early bloom is wanted, 
start in the house early in season, February-March. Sown in the open the 
plants bloom late July till frost. They must not be kept too wet. 



TALL LARGE FLOWERING DOUBLE 

The Bride. Pure white Fire King. Rich, rosy crimson 

Cherry Red Flesh Color 

White and Lilac Rosy Carmine 

Deep Violet Pale Mauve 

Pompadour. Claret purple, edged Golden Yellow 
white 

Any of the ten colors separate Vi oz., 20 cts. . . .10 

The collection of ten colors, ten packets, 85 cts. 

All colors mixed, Scabiosa Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 75 cts... .10 

Novelty. Azure Fairy Scabiosa. A delightful rich light blue 
shade, very large double flower. A gem in the collection. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .20 



SALPIGLOSSIS 

ADDER’S TONGUE 



For gorgeous coloring few flowers can match this lovely species. The 
vivid shades are marked with contrasting veins and pencilled, attract 
the eye and give a marvellously rich effect. 

In separate colors: 



Giant Brilliant Scarlet 
Giant Brown with Gold 
Giant Light Blue with Gold 
Giant Sulphur Yellow 
Giant Blood Crimson 



Golden 

Chamois Rose 
Velvety Violet 
Rose 

White and Gold 

oz., 25 cts... .10 
5 pkts., 40 cts. 



Collection of ten sorts. 10 pkts., 75 cts.; 

All colors mixed. 14 oz., 20 cts.; Pkt., 5 cts. 




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Salvia Canary Bird 



SCARLET SAGE 

Might well be called 
Flaming Bush, as the fiery 
colors are marvelous and 
can be seen for long dis- 
tances. They are very easily 
raised from seeds in the hot- 
house or in boxes in the 
house, early in February and 
March, when the young 
plants will bloom in July. 
Later sow in open when they 
will bloom in August all 
through season till frosts 
appear. 

Splendens. A very tall 
growing sort with immense 
flower trusses of fiery scarlet 
Ht. 3 feet. Vs oz., 40 cts.; 
pkt., 10 cts. 

Splendens Bonfire. A 

magnificent sort with very 
full flowerspikes of brilliant 
scarlet. Ht., 2 feet. Vs oz., 
75 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 
Zuerich. Free flowering 
Dwarf sort with erect spikes 
covered thickly with bright 
scarlet flowers. Ht. 12 to 
15 inches. These plants be- 
gin to bloom very early and 
continue throughout season. 
Vs oz., 75 cts. ; pkt., 10 cts. 
Fireball. Really the finest 
of all early and free bloom- 
ing Salvias. It produces 
profusely long spikes of 
flowers thrown well above 
the foliage, a thousand times 
more vividly scarlet than 
any Geranium, being one of 
the most decorative and 
showy bedding plants. Ht. 
li feet. Vs oz., 75 cts.; 
pkt. , 10 cts. 

Triumph (New). Extra 

early velvety scarlet, very 
large flowers. A gem for 
border and bedding. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 25 cts. 
Splendens Carminea. A 
new tint in this lovely flower 
Rosy carmine. Ht. 1 % feet. 
Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt., 
25 cts. 




Scabiosa 



Novelty Salvia Canarybird. Unique canary yellow flowers, velvety dark 
green foliage. Striking and beautiful. Trial pkt., 10 cts. ; pkt., 25 cts. 



STOCKS 



G I LLI FLOWERS. LEVKOYEN 

Who does not know this magnificent plant whose fragrance perfumes 
a whole garden and whose delightful blooms enrich our winter gardens? 
Sow for early bloom in the house February to March. For later summer 
sow where the plants are to bloom. Thin out when seedlings are 2 to 3 
inches high. The seeds we offer are all specially selected, and will produce 
a large percentage of double rosetted flowers. 

IMPROVED CUT AND COME AGAIN 



These splendid stocks will bloom throughout the whole summer if sown 
in succession and started early in season. Ht. 18 inches. 

Princess Alice. White Mammoth. Blood red 

Chamois. Rose Bluebird. Light blue 

Canarybird. Canary yellow Violet. Dark blue 

Apple Blossom Rosy Peachblossom 



Per pkt. 

In separate colors Vs °z., $ 1.00 10 

Collection of eight colors, eight pkts., 75 cts. 

All colors mixed Vs oz., $1.00... .10 



PERFECTION STOCKS 



WINTERFLOWERING STOCKS 



These sorts are called Winterflowering as they are the very best variety 
for that time although they bloom equally well from spring till fall in the 
open. They are by far the very handsomest and showiest. If sown early 
in the season they will flower all through summer till heavy frosts cut them 
down. They are of robust branching habit with immense spikes of fragrant 
flowers, richly scented, and are found in the most delicate and beautiful 
tints. 



Beauty of Nice. Delicate shade Almond Blossom. White, shaded 
of the tenderest flesh pink, or rose carmine, 
daybreak color. , 



Queen Alexandra. Delicate Crimson King. Brilliant deep car- 
rosy lilac, very showy mine rose 

Per pkt. 

Empress Augusta Victoria. A beautiful tint of silvery lilac, large 

flowers. In separate colors Trial pkt., 10 cts. $0 25 

The collection of five packets, $1 00. 



NOVELTY STOCK. GIANT ABUNDANCE 

This is equally valuable for summer or winter flowering. The cen- 
tral stem divides into 12 to 15 lateral branches which each produce 
from 15 to 20 side shoots forming a veritable pyramid of large fragrant 
blossoms. The color is an exquisite shade of carmine rose, and the 
whole plant presents a picture of floral perfection. Ht., 18 to 20 

inches 25 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. 



For summer and autumn flowering. Ht. 18 inches. A very sturdy, 
■obust sort, of branching habit. The flowers are large, very decorative 
asting a long time. Invaluable for cutting and decorations. Bloom 
hroughoat summer till frosts 
'ireball. Dazzling scarlet Rose 

„ight Blue Dark Blue 

)eep Purple Snow White 

Mauve Queen Violet 

£ach color separate Vs ° z *> 75 cts. . .10 

^flection of eight sorts, eight packets, 75 cts. 

Mixed colors Vs oz., 75 cts. .10 



SILENE 

CATCHFLY 

Armeria. Early flowering, showy, hardy annual, bearing in pro- 
fusion, heads of rose-pink flowers. Ht. 1 foot 05 

Pendula. Massed in beds on rockwork, or for borders these pretty 

flowers are extremely effective. Ht., 9 inches .05 

Pendula alba. Pure white, or rose Vs oz., 15 cts... .05 

Mixed, all shades V* oz., 10 cts. . .05 



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TORENIA 

Annual 



Very beautiful for pots, beds, or hanging 
baskets. Flower is like a small Petunia and 
puts one in mind of a musk plant with violet 
and white flowers. Exceedingly omamentaL 
Ht. 10 inches. Needs a warm sunny place. 

Bailloni. Golden yellow with deep red throat. 

Very charming. Per pkt., 25 cts. 
Fournieri grandiflora. Sky blue with violet 
yellow throat. Per pkt., 25 cts. 
Coelestini. Delicate pale azure. Per pkt., 
5 cts. 

White Wings. Pure white, rose throat, ex- 
quisite. Per pkt., 5 cts. 

Trial packet, 10 cts. 



SANTIVALIA. Charming annual of spread- 
ing habit, especially suited for small beds, 
edgings, rockwork, and hanging baskets or 
window boxes, etc- Bears double and semi- 
double, ranunculus like flowers of golden 
yellow tint. Blooms from July until frost. 
Succeeds best in light sandy soil. Ht- 6 
inches. Vi oz., 30 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 



WALLFLOWERS 

These can be treated as annuals, and if 
wanted for earliest bloom in the garden should 
be sown in the house early in season. Sown 
out-of-doors later they bloom from July to 
frosts. They are one of our most delightful 
winter-flowering plants for the house. All are 
exquisitely fragrant and when cut last a long 
time in water. They love a warm, sunny spot 
in the garden. 

SINGLE ANNUAL 

Early Parisian. Brilliant golden, shaded 
orange red. 

Primrose. Soft primrose tint. 

Bloodred. 

Mixed 

Vi oz., 50 cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 



WHITLAVIA 

Very showy annuals, with bellshaped 
flowers, borne in profusion on compact plants. 
Ht. 12 inches. 

Grandiflora. Blue. Oz.,25cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 
Grandiflora. Blue with white throat. Oz., 
25 cts.; pkt., 5 cts. 



VERBENAS 

MAMMOTH STRAINS 

These are very easily! raised from seed. 
They produce large trusses of brilliantly 
colored flowers, especially fine for beds. 
Much used for early pot plants. 



SHIZANTHUS 

BUTTERFLY FLOWER 

These form one of the most charming flowers for the garden in summer 
and for the house in winter. Sow for early bloom in the house about 
February. Sown outdoors they bloom all through July up to early frosts. 
All Shizanthus have beautiful laciniated blossoms with contrasting colored 
lips. The wealth of tints represented in them is astonishing. They are 
of easiest culture preferring light soil and a sunny exposure. Ht. 2 
to 2§ feet. 

Grahami. Deep rose with orange lip speckled brown. Per pkt. 

Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 50 cts. . .$0.05 

Retusus albus. White and gold Vi oz., 20 cts.. . .10 

Retusus. Red and yellow Vi oz., 20 cts. , . .10 

Wisetonensis. Enormous range of charming colors, cream white 
with yellow centre to carmine rose with brown centre. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 
Mixed 10 

NOVELTY SHIZANTHUS 

Bridal Veil. Pure white (Rare) Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

STEVIA 

Serrata. Free-blooming plants, bearing a multitude of fragrant 
pure white flowers; suitable for summer or winter blooming; 
largely used for cutting 10 



Verbena Giant Pure White Scarlet Defiance 

Striped Sorts Blue 

Auricula Eyed Rose Per pkt. 

Vi oz., 40 cts.. . .10 

All colors mixed Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

VINCA (Madigascar Periwinkle, or Old Maid) 

Ornamental free-blooming plants and one of the most satisfactory 
flowering bedding plants we have. It is best to start the seed early in- 
doors, but they begin blooming in August from seed sown out of doors in 
May, or as soon as the ground is warm, continuing until frost; fine cut 
flower, every bud opening when placed in water. 2 feet. 

Per Pkt. 

Rosea. Rose, dark eye $0.10 

Alba. White, crimson eye 10 

Alba Pura. Pure white 10 

Mixed. All the colors Vi oz., 30 cts... .05 

VIRGINIAN STOCKS 

One of the prettiest, most useful annuals to grow. The bright and 
brilliant colors make a great display between spring and summer flow- 
ers, producing a singularly happy effect wherever grown. Ht. 6 
inches. If the seed is simply scattered on the ground, in the crevices 
of stones, rocks, or old walls the darling flowers appear with in- 
credible swiftness. Colors are mauve, rosy purple, crimson, and 
white. All shades, mixed Vi oz., 15 cts... .05 



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Verbena 



Zinnia— Haageana Stellata 



ZINNIAS 

An invaluable plant for the garden. One of the most grateful showy 
garden annuals. Have you ever seen a row of them standing like a regi- 
ment of soldiers in bright uniforms, white, sulphur, scarlet crimson, all 
the colors of the rainbow. If not, you have missed one of the most bril- 
liant displays. There are so many colors and sizes of them quite be- 
wildering, but all are magnificent in bloom. And they are so modest, 
requiring literally no care above a fairly good soil and a good supply of 
water especially at blooming time. Sown in succession they keep up a 
continuous display of beauty throughout summer. The tones of colors 
are as pure and elegant as seen in Begonias. 



NEW ZINNIA HAAGEANA STELLATA 
HYBRID 

Per pkt. 

A splendid novelty in this favorite flower. The petals are as 
picture shows, star formed, twisted downward. The single blossoms 
are large and the colors range through primrose, golden yellow, orange, 
light red, dark blood-red, yellow with red points, red with yellow 
points, in short, the richest tints, making a group of these flowers a 
brilliant sight and ornament to any garden. Ht. 10 to 12 inches. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. .. .25 



ZINNIAS ELEGANS 

SINGLE FLOWERING 

White Rose 

Red Orange 

Yellow flesh Color 

Any color. Vi oz., 15 cts.; pkts., 5 cts. 
Mixed. Vi oz., 15 cts.; pkts., 5 cts. 




Double Zinnias 



ZINNIA HAAGEANA SULPHUREA DOUBLE 
FLOWERED 

A new variety of the dwarf spreading Zinnia of Mexico. Ht. 15 to 
18 inches. The double flowers range in shades from sulphur to gol- 
den orange. Very showy in beds or borders Vi oz., 40 cts.. . .10 

ZINNIA DOUBLE TALL Ht. 2 feet 



Rose White Crimson 

Golden yellow Scarlet Sulphur 

Lilac Striped Flesh color 

Any color separate Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 60 cts... .05 

Mixed strain .Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 60 cts... .05 



ZINNIA ELEGANS, DOUBLE DWARF 

Very double flowers of intense brilliancy. Ht. 1 } feet 

Rose Crimson Flesh pink 

Salmon pink Orange or gold Sulphur 

White 

Any color separate or mixed Vi oz., 20 cts.; oz., 65 cts. .05 

ZINNIAS L1LLIPUT OR TOM THUMB 

A charming Dwarf sort, forming compact bushes one foot high literally 
smothered in the brilliant flower heads. 

Scarlet Gem Golden Gem Lilac Gem 

White Gem Orange Gem 

Each separate or mixed Vi oz., 50 cts... .10 

ZINNIA CURLED AND CRESTED 

Large double flowers curiously twisted and curled like Cactus 
Dahlias, many colors mixed 1C 




44 



H. H. BERGER & CO,, NEW YORK 




Sweet Peas 



selection, many preferring distinct color schemes in planting Sweet Peas. 
Order early and sow early. The best time is as soon as all danger of 
frost is past. 

Sweet pea seed is very scarce for the spring of 1916. Send early 
orders to avoid disappointment. 

Packets contain 40 to 50 seeds. 



SPENCER TYPES OF SWEET PEAS 



Apple Blossom Spencer. Beautiful white 
and rose tints, petals and wings very large, 
fluted 


1/4 lb. 
.85 


Oz. 

.30 


Pkt. 

.10 


Asta Ohn Spencer. Each stem bears four 
to five flowers of the most beautiful softest 

lavender. A gem of sweet peas 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


Aurora Spencer. Cream white ground, 
mottled with rich orange salmon 


.83 


.30 


10 


Beatrice Spencer. A beautiful shade cf 
rose with wide expanded wavy standards 
and wings 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


Blanche Ferry Spencer. Standards bright 
rose, -wings bluish white, often flushed pink. 


1.00 


.30 


10 


Clara Curtis Spencer. A magnificent 
primrose tint 


1.50 


.40 


.15 


Countess Spencer (True typel. Softest 
rose pink, to deeper rose. Flowers very 
large, borne three and four cn long, stiff 
stems 


.85 


.30 


.10 


Dainty Spencer. Pure white with rose 
pink margin. Very fine 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


Etta Dyke Spencer. The most magnificent 
largest pure white Spencer 


1.50 


.40 


15 


Flora Norton Spencer. The richest purest 
lavender tint imaginable 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


Florence Morse Spencer. Delicate blush 
with rose pink margin. Very large wide 
open flowers with long stems, generally 
four flowers to the stem. Magnificent .... 


.85 


.30 


.10 


George Herbert Spencer. A magnificent 
light rose carmine 


.85 


.30 


.10 


Helen Lewis Spencer. Intense rich orange 
salmon. Very large flowers, beautifully 
waved 


.85 


.30 


.10 


King Edward Spencer. Truly gigantic 
blossoms of richest dazzling crimson 
scarlet 


.85 


.30 


.10 


Irish Belle or Dream. Color a lovely gray- 
ish lilac flushed with rose. A magnificent 
new sort 




2.00 


.10 


Margaret Atlee Spencer (New). Rosy 
salmon, shaded buff. A very glorious tint. 
V 2 oz., 25 cents 




2.00 


.15 


Marie Corelli Spencer. Wings pure rich 
rosy crimson; standards a cerise red. Like 
a huge butterfly of brilliant coloring 


1 25 


.50 


.10 


Mary Garden Spencer (New). A most 
beautiful rich creamy pink, inclined to 
duplex. Bold large flowers, immense 
fluted standards and wings 




50 


.10 


Martha Washington Spencer. Pure w T hite, 
edged with deep pure rose 


.85 


30 


.10 


Mrs. Routzhahn Spencer. A very showy 
sort, apricot pink and primrose. Enormous 
flowers. One of the best 


1.25 


.40 


.10 


Othello Spencer a beautifully large deeply 
waved flower of deep maroon 


.85 


.30 


.10 


Pearl Gray Spencer. The fascinating color 
is light dove or pearl gray, contrasting ex- 
quisitely with the deep scarlet rose and blue 
tones. y 2 oz., 25 cents 




.45 


.15 


Primrose Spencer. Clear primrose 


.85 


.30 


.10 


Senator Spencer. On light heliotrope 
ground appear flakes of deep claret and 
chocolate. Immense flowers, prolific 

bloomer 


.85 


.30 


.10 


White Spencer (Snowclad). Profusion 

of large richly fluted and waved flowers 
three and four to the stem 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


The Finest Mixture of Spencer type Sweet 
Peas. All sorts, all colors represented. Lb. 2.50 


.75 


25 


.10 



Truly the poor man’s orchid. They grow so easy and repay so grandly. 
No garden is a Garden that does not contain a row of these heavenly 
blossoms. The list we submit is carefully selected from out a bewildering 
array of all sorts and tints offered. Often the mere form of a petal is enough 
to create out of it a “new variety.” The slightest variation in tint will 
become a new named sort. We give the colors separate to facilitate 



Spencer Type Sweet Peas 



CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



45 



SWEET PEAS — Continued 



PURE WHITE 



Blanch'? Burpee. 
Emily Henderson. 



Profuse flowering, very 



Mont Blanc, or Florence Denzer. The 

earliest white. A pure paper white 

Nora Unwin. Very large, beautifully 
waved flowers, generally three borne on one 
stem. Very bold wavy standards 



BLUSHROSE 



Gladys Unwin. One of the finest of the 
Unwin type with striking upright crinkled 
and waved standards, broad wings. The 

most exquisite pale rose 

Lovely. Soft shell pink. Very refined 

flower 

Prima Donna. Large flowers of very soft 

light rose 

Queen of Spain. Peach blossom pink. 



Bolton's Pink. A very brilliant rose .... 
Janet Scott. A deep very rich rose. Very 



Lb. 
$1 00 


1/4 lb. 

$0 30 


Oz. 

$0.10 


Pkt. 
$0 05 


1 00 


.30 


.10 


05 


1.50 


.40 


.15 


.10 


1.50 


.40 


.15 


.10 



Prince of Wales. Deep clear rose pink a 
unique shade splendid in artificial light ... 

Rose du Barri. This is a marvelously beau- 
tiful type. Flowers are a deep rose color 
overlaid with a lovely shade of terra cotta. 
Unsurpassed for decorations and artificial 
light 



Blanche Ferry. Extra early. The very 
finest rose and white variety. Very early 

flowering 

Aurora. Very large flowers creamy white 
petals, beautifully flaked with orange sal- 
mon. Extremely showy 

America. White ground striped crimson 

red. Fine 

Dainty. Large beautifully formed flowers, 
pure white with rose pink margin. A 

charming contrast 

Hester. White ground with deep blue 
stripes giving a unique mottled appearance. 

Very rich flowering 

Jessie Cuthbertson. Primrose yellow to 
light cream with rich dark rose flakes over- 
laying petals 

Prince Olaf. Immense bold flowers, often 
four to a stem, striped and mottled brilliant 



1 75 


.50 


.15 


.10 


1 50 


.40 


15 


.10 


1 00 


.35 


.10 


.05 


1 25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


2 00 


.60 


.20 


.10 


[INE 


ROSE 






2 00 


.50 


.20 


.10 


2 25 


.65 


.20 


.10 


1.27 


.40 


.15 


.05 


2 00 


.60 


.20 


.10 


\RGINED 






1.25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


.05 


1 00 


.30 


.10 


.05 


1.00 


.30 


.10 


.05 


1 25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1 25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1.50 


.50 


.20 


.05 



CRIMSON AND SCARLET 



King Edward VII (Firefly). The most 

brilliant self-colored bright scarlet : 

Millie Maslin. Crimson red, one of the 



Queen Alexandra. 

intense coloring. 



Brilliant rosy scarlet of 
A very large bold flower. 



Salopian. A magnificent showy clear scar- 



Evelyn Byatt. 

large flower. 
Golden Rose. 

yellow. Uniq 
Mrs. Eckford 



Rich orange salmon. 

Magnificent 

Very exquisite light 



Very 



(Golden Gleam). Light 



Early Sunbeams. Rich primrose tint. 

Very early, free flowering 

Hon. Mrs. Ke nyion. Bold, very large 

flower, of clear primrose tint 

Miss Wilmott. Orange pink, graceful 
flower, magnificent for artificial light . . . 

Wm. Sim. A magnificent pure salmon 
tint 

CLARET AND MAROON 

Black Knight. Dark claret and brownish 

purple. Showy 

Berger's Choicest Excelsior Mixture . . . 

CERISE 

Chrissy Unwin. Large wavy petals. 

Flowers a rich deep cherry 

Coccinea. A magnificent self color of most 




Brilliant Blue. The richest most showy 

blue of clear tint 

Captain of the Blues. Clear fine purple. 
Countess of Cadogan. Reddish mauve 
standards, wings bluish violet. A brilliant 

tint 

Countess of Radnor. Lovely clear lav- 
ender, one of the best 

Frank Dolby (Unwin type). Bold wavy 
standards and wide spreading wings, the 

whole beautifully waved and fluted 

Flora Norton. Beautiful clear light blue . . . 
Duke of Clarence Westminster. Rosy 

claret and violet. Very beautiful 

Navy Blue. Large flowers of deepest violet 

purple 

Lady Grisel Hamilton. Very dainty 
graceful flower. Standards 
light lavender, wings azure 
blue 



Lb. 


>/« lb. 


Oz. 


Pkt. 


$1 00 


$0 30 


$0.15 


$0.05 


2 00 


60 


.20 


05 


1 25 


.40 


.15 


05 


1 25 


40 


.15 


05 


' PRIMROSE 






1 50 


50 


20 


.05 


2 00 


60 


.20 


05 


1 75 


.60 


20 


.10 


2 00 


.50 


.20 


.05 


1 50 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1 25 


40 


.15 


05 


1 25 


40 


.15 


.10 


Z 

o 

o 








1 25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


75 


.25 


.10 


05 


2.00 


.60 


.20 


.10 


2 00 


.60 


.20 


.10 


ID PURPLE 






1 00 


.30 


.15 


.10 


1 00 


25 


.15 


.05 


1.00 


30 


.15 


.05 


1.25 


40 


.15 


05 


3 50 


1 00 


35 


.10 


1 25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1.25 


.40 


.15 


.05 


1.25 


.40 


.15 


05 


1.50 


.50 


.25 


.05 



PERENNIAL FLOWER 
SEEDS 



While annual flowers are beautiful while they are with 
us. Perennials continue to be a joy for many seasons, the 
older plants being susceptible of division and replanting. 
It is really easy to raise Perennials successfully, and only 
requires a little experience and following of directions where 
no previous knowledge has been gained. Sow the seeds 
in spring to midsummer. Begin end of May when all 
Hardy Perennial seeds can be sown with success up till 
early August. The best success is attained by sowing in a 
frame, keeping it well shaded from the hottest sun. Fresh 
air is necessary which can be given by raising the sash 
slightly every day from early morning till late afternoon. 
The ground must be well prepared before sowing seed and 
kept uniformly moist but not wet. 

The seedlings must be transplanted after having at- 
tained a height of three to four inches. Thinning is 
necessary the same as in annuals. During September 
till early October the young plants must be trans- 
planted to their permanent positions unless it is preferable 
to leave them in the frames. Plants thus raised will 
flower the next summer. 

We send special directions whenever desired “How to 
grow Perennials Successfully From Seed.” 



46 



H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 




Achillea “The Pearl” 



ACHILLEA. (MILLFOIL OR YARROW) 

Per Pkt. 

Ptarmica, flore pleno. The Pearl — Improved sort, bearing masses 

of double white flowers, splendid for cutting. Ht. 2 feet 10 

ACANTHUS LATIFOLIUS (Bear’s Breech) . _ Stately, hardy 
plants with handsome foliage, producing spikes 5 feet high of deli- 
cate rose and white flowers. Excellent for specimens on lawn or in 
border. Flowers July and August Oz., 50 cts. ..$0.10 

ACONITUM, MONKSHOOD 

Napellus. Dark blue 10 

Napellum album. Pure white flowers. Ht. 5 feet 10 

Aureum (Novelty)/ Giant yellow Monkshood, soft yellow flow- 
ers in July and August Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

ADENOPHORA POTANINI (Giant Bellflower). Beautiful 
hardy perennial with numerous large bell-like flowers, drooping 
habit. Color a delicate azure. Ht. 18 inches. July to September . 10 
ADONIS VERNALIS. Adonis’s flower of spring. The huge butter- 
cup like flowers appear when the snow is barely off the ground. 

One of the finest spring flowering perennials. Ht. 9 inches. 

Vi oz., 25 cts. . . .10 

AGATHEA COELESTIS (Blue Marguerite) . Flowers a rich blue 

with golden centre. Ht. 18 inches Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 

ALSTROEMERIA (Peruvian Lily). Beautiful lily -like flowers in 
great clusters on slender stems. Colors range from primrose yellow 
to deep gold and orange red. Splendid for cutting. Will only 
germinate in cool, damp weather. Sow 18 inches apart. Blooms 
June to August. Ht. 3 feet. Mixed colors . . .Vi oz., 50 cts.. . .10 

ALYSSUM 

Saxatile compactum (Gold Dust). Produces billory masses of 
bright yellow flowers, throughout the whole season. Spreading 



habit. Ht. 6 inches Oz., 75 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Saxatile Silver Queen. The flowers are a lovely primrose tint. 

Ht. 9 inches Trial pkt. 10 cts 15 



ANCHUSA BARRELIERI. Freeblooming, forget-me-not-like 

flowers. Ht. 18 inches. July and August. . . -Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Anchusa Italica Dropmore. Handsome bushes covered with bril- 
liant Gentian blue flowers, during June to August. Ht. 4 to 5 
feet Vi oz., 75 cts... .15 



Per Pkt] 

ANEMONE SYLVESTRIS (Windflower). Large cup shaped white 

flowers especially fine for naturalizing. Ht. 1 foot .10 

ANTHERICUM LILIAGO. St. Bernard’s Lily. A magnificent 
perennial bearing spikes of pure white lily-like flowers, during 
May and June. Excellent for cutting and very fragrant. Ht. 

2 feet y 2 oz., 50 cts... .10 

Liliastrum (St. Bruno’s Lily). A truly charming plant with long 
narrow grass-like foliage and white lily-like flowers with a green 
blotch on each petal. Ht. 2 feet Vs oz., 50 cts 10 

ANTIRRHINUM 



SNAPDRAGON 

These beautiful flowers are coming into their own, as they were bound to 
do, sooner or later. There are no other flowers which give such a lavish 
return for so little trouble. Any one can grow them, you need no green- 
house, unless it be, to raise a few plants for very early flowering. Seed can 
be sown at once in the open ground. 

Buy only the very best strain of seed. It were time and trouble 
thrown away to buy any seed but the very best. To give the very best 
color effect, buy and grow the plants in separate colors. Mixed colors are 
kaleidoscopic and please some, but you cannot produce color harmony, 
real floral music, unless you have the pure color tones to play with. 



ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS 



These comprise the tallest growing varieties. Plants attain a height 
of 2 to 21/2 feet, branching habit, giant flowers, very floriferous. 

Brilliant. Scarlet yellow and white. 

Fairy Queen. Golden orange with white throat. 

Galathea. Crimson, white throat. 

Luteum. Sulphur yellow. 

Striped sorts. 

Delicata. Bright ro6e. 

Firefly. Orange scarlet with white throat. New very striking. 

Coral Red. New color, delicate light scarlet with white throat. 
Nigrescens. Dark purple. 

Queen Victoria. Pure white. 

Any of the above listed sorts . . . .Oz., $1.00; Vi oz., .30; pkt. .10 
The ten sorts in a collection of ten pkts. 75 cts. 

Mixed Oz., .60; Vi oz., .20; pkt. .05 



ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS NANUM 




These attain a height of 18 inches the flowers are immense and the whole 

is of dazzling beauty. 
Very effective if planted 
in ' the foreground of 
taller sorts. 

Buff Queen. Salmon 
buff with yellow cen- 
tre. 

Golden Queen. Giant 
flowering golden yel. 
low. 

Montblanc. The 
largest flowering 
white. 

Prince Chamois 

(New). Gold cha- 
mois. 

Daphne. Beautiful 
deep rose with k white 
throat and lip. 

Mauve Queen. New 

art shade of rosy hel- 
iotrope. 

Daybreak (Aurora) . 
Magnificent vermil- 
ion deep scarlet with 
white throat. 

The Bride. White, 
turning into rose. 
Most beautiful. 

Black Prince. Black 
red with white throat. 
New, very striking. 

Striatum. Striped. 

Mixed. Vi oz., 30 cts.; 
pkt., 5 cts. 

Any of above 

sorts listed Vi oz., 50 
cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

The ten listed sorts 
in collection of ten 

Antirr hin um (Snapdragon) packets 75 cts. 







CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



47 



DWARF BEDDING GIANT FLOWERING 
ANTIRRHINUMS 



These attain only a height of 8 to 9 inches. Unsurpassed in beauty 
for beds, borders, ribbon effects and for rockwork. 

Snowflake. Purest white. per pkt. 

Scarlet Slipper. Dazzling. 

Sanguineum. Bloodred. 

All colors mixed. 

Antique rose. A charming shade. 

Golden Shoe. Very rich golden yellow. 

Striatum. Striped. 

Mixed colors 

Any on list Vi oz., 75 cts... .10 

The six colors in collection of six packets 50 cts. 

AQUILEGIA 

COLUMBINE 

If you do not know this splendid and lovely flower the picture will convey 
to you much less than it would did you have just a passing acquaintance 
with it. Nothing can excel in tender beauty and charm these plants when 
in flower, whether as single plants or in beds, in masses or groups. The 
richness and wealth of coloring is so stunning the eye can hardly take them 
all in. We list the very best sorts all selected with special care. 
Chrysantha. Long spurred, pale yellow, clear tint. Ht. 3 feet. 

Vi oz., $1.25. . $0.10 

California Hybrida. Orange red and yellow, long spurred hy- 
brids; extremely showy Vi oz., $1.00 .10 

Rose Queen. Long spurred flowers of the loveliest rose shade with 

white centre and long golden anthers Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Cserulea (Rocky Mountain Blue). Clear blue with snowy white 

Corolla. A magnificent sort Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Alba. White .10 

Skinneri. Green and gold, long spurs .... Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 
One of each of the six colors, 6 packets 85 cts. 

Mixed shades. Single flowered Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 

Double flowering Aquilegias, mixed Vi oz. f $1.00.. .10 



Arabis Alpina 



ARABIS ALPINA (Rock Cress). A charming plant for bedding and 
rockwork. Bears masses of white bloom in early spring. Ht. 

10 inches. Plant with golden Alyssum Saxatile and blue Au- 
bretih Oz., $1.00 . .10 

ASTER MICHAELMAS DAISIES 

These grand Perennials are very easily raised from seed, and if sown 
very early in spring bloom as a rule the first season. Colors vary in the 
most beautiful tints. 

White Queen. Free flowering, pure white 

Novae Anglica. New rose and pink Hybrids 

Novae Belgii ranging from lavender to blue and purple. 

Separate colors V 4 oz., 75 cts... .10 

All shades mixed Vi oz., 50 cts... .10 

ARMERIA MARITIMA (Thrift or Seapink). Thrives anywhere. 

Fine for cutting. Pretty edging plant with deep rose colored flow- 
ers. Ht. 1 foot 10 




ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA. Compact umbels of brilliant orange red 
flowers during July and August. Invaluable for border and 
shrubbery groups. Ht. 2 feet Vi oz., 30 cts... .10 

AUBRIETIA 

FALSE WALL CRESS 

These absolutely first class dwarf perennials will do well anywhere. 
They are veritable streams of color in their season, mantling the ground 
and draping rocks with vivid fire of purple, lilac, and lavender, rose and 



rer ptci. 

Graeco. Lavender to purple $0 10 

Leichtlini. Rosy carmine to blush 10 

Moerheimi. Glowing rose 10 

All shades mixed 10 




Hardy Auricula 



AURICULA (Har &nt order 



Few people seem to realize what a beautiful flower this is. It seems as 
yet almost a stranger here. The seed germinates best sown in spring in 
boxes and kept well shaded from the sun. 

Mixed in most beautiful shades of fawn, amber, bronze yellow, beauti- 
ful assortment Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS (False Indigo). Very sturdy, strong grow- 
ing plant producing in June and July spikes of pea-shaped bright 
blue flowers. The spikes are 6 inches long, the plant 2 \ feet high. 

Vi oz., 25 cts... .05 



CAMPANULAS-BELLFLOWER 



Carpatica. Blooms all summer. The flowers are clear China blue, 
large, cupshaped, beautiful for permanent beds or massing on 



rocks; fine border plant. Ht. 1 foot Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Carpatica alba. White form Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 



Glomerata. Clustered Bellflower. Deep violet blue flowers in 

dense clusters. July and August. Ht. 18 inches 15 

Persicifolia (Peachleaved). The Pcachleaved Bellflowers are as 
hard as nails, never fail to do well everywhere, sending up year 
after year bigger and better sheaves of bloom. Last a long time 
when cut. One of the most satisfactory sorts. Spikes of large 
flowers. Excellent for cutting. Ht. 2 feet. 



Blue Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

White Trial pkt., 10 cts... .05 



Moerheimi a very beautiful form of large, wide open, semi- 
double flowers borne on long erect stems.. .Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

Pyramidalis (Chimney Bellflowers). Noble plants 4 to 5 feet high 
covered with large handsome salvershaped flowers. 

Blue flowered Vi oz., 25 cts... $0.10 

White flowered Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 

Mixed Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Rotund ifolia (Blue English Harebell). A lovely plant. Azure 

to violet blue flowers, borne on slender stems. Ht. 1 foot. 

Vi oz., 35 cts. . . .10 

Medium (Canterbury Bells). Gracefully erect, leafy stems, bear 
huge panicles of flowers, which continue to open for a long period of 

time. Ht. 2V4 feet 10 

Single: Azure, Mauve, Rose, White Oz., 40 cts. 10 

Double: Lavender, Violet, Rose, White Oz., 40 cts. 10 

Single, mixed colors Oz., 30 cts. 10 

Double, mixed colors Oz., 30 cts. . .19 

Calycanthema (Cup and Saucer) (Canterbury Bells). Calyx very 
large, same color as flowers. Superb and showy. Gorgeous 
decorative plants in beds or as single specimens in pots. Ht. 

2 Vi feet to 3 feet. 

Separate or mixed Lavender, Purple. Rose 10 




48 



H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 




CARNATIONS (MARGUERITE) 



Most fascinating for amateurs to raise these divine flowers from seed. 
Frequently the most beautiful Novelties are found amongst seedlings. 
Seeds sown in January to March in the house bloom by first of July. In 
winter the plants must be protected with coarse straw or evergreen branches 
the same as roses. If wanted for winter bloom, pot the plants in late 
fall and bring in the house. The seed we offer will be found to bring 
75 to 80 per cent, of doubles. 

Giant Imperial Marguerite Improved. Immense double flowers pkt. 
of greatest range and brilliancy of colors. The best carnation in 
existence and easiest to raise. Ht. 18 inches. Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .$0.25 
Chabaud’s Early Flowering. Will bloom six months from seed. 

Ht. 18 inches, beautiful delicate tints Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Grenadin. Very showy, very double flowers. Color a bright 

scarlet red. Ht., 15 inches Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Perpetual or Tree Carnation. Long wiry stems crowded with 
very large, double flowers of glowing colors. . . Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 

Riviera Marguerites or Giants of Nice. A grand new strain 
originated in the south of France near Nice. Flowers of enormous 
size, and glorious colors. Bloom in seven months from seed. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Yellow and yellow ground sorts Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

All sorts of Carnations mixed Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



HARDY PERENNIAL DAISIES 

Most grateful and comforting flowers. When the Mignonette fails 
and parsley even refuses to grow, one can always turn with pleasant antici- 
pation to these hardy flower friends. They are so easy to grow. Just 
drop the seeds in any tolerably good soil, accessible to some sunshine and 
moisture, then wait and see what they will do. Do not coddle them and 
they will surely surprise you. 



SHASTA DAISY 

Does this need any description? Surely you all know its beauty of 
immense white petals, like rays around a dark or deep yellow disk. 

The large bushes of this magnificent garden plant are beautiful and 
useful wherever planted ..*4 oz., $1.25; % oz., 75 cts... .10 



HALF DOUBLE SHASTA DAISIES 

This new race has been finally established coming true from seed. pkt. 
The flowers are all very large, with a very small yellow disk, very long 
snowy white florets. Many are double, others half double with 4 to 
6 rows of ray florets or petals. The stems are very long, wiry, not 
hollow. For richness of bloom and lasting qualities, no flower sur- 
passes this. It is very hardy and forms large bushes like its pro- 
totype and parent, the single Shasta Daisy. Seed can be sown in open 
ground in April or May, or indoors, when seedlings can be transplanted 
when frosts are over Trial pkt., 10 cts 25 

DAISIES B ELLIS PERENNIS 

If you have no daisies flowering in your garden you miss one of the 
greatest delights of spring. If you have never raised double daisies from 
seed you have never experienced the gardener’s delights and disappoint- 
ments. Every seed may not prove a swan, but oh, what a joy when some 
of them blossom forth into true giants of brilliant tints and beauty. 

Giant Snowball Yg oz., $1.00.. $0.10 

Giant Rose % oz., $1.00.. .10 

Giant Rubrum. Red Yg oz., $1.00.. .10 

Mixed Giant Daisies Yg oz., $1.00.. .10 

CALLIOPSIS OR COREOPSIS 

Grandiflora Lanceolata. One of the finest and hardiest. Really 
indispensable where bright flowers are required. Golden yellow 
laciniated flowers. For cutting it is unrivalled. 

Mixed perennial Coreopsis Y\ oz., 25 cts... .05 

HARDY CANDYTUFT 

SEMPERVIRENS 

Excellent border and rock plant, thriving in sunshine and shade 
equally well. The flowers are produced in such abundance that 
when in bloom the whole plant resembles a drift of snow. Needs 
very little or no care. Pure white flowers 10 

Gibraltarica, beautiful delicate mauve Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

DAHLIAS 

Can be treated as an annual. Sow seeds early in the house to obtain 
bloom in fall. Few flowers have such a grand decorative effect as the 
dahlia. 

Single. Extra choice Giant flowering mixed *4 oz., 20 cts. . .$0.10 

Double. Representing the very best sorts. .. Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 
Cactus Dahlias. Very choicest kinds Trial pkt.. 10 cts... .25 






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MAMMOTH DAHLIA— NOVELTY 

No Dahlia enthusiast can miss this grand flower in his col- 
lection. It leans most towara the type of the gorgeous 
new Paeonia Dahlias, as picture shows, although there 
will be found flowers with twisted and curled petals 
showing the strain of the Cactus variety. The dimen- 
sions of the flowers which are borne on very long stiff 
stems, are from 7 to 8 inches across, and range in colors 
through a bewildering variety from pure white through 
all lilac and mauve tints. From delicate blush through 
rose, crimson to deep red and maroon. Yellow, prim- 
rose, orange, bronze, all are found. A group of these 
Dahlias are a glory to any garden. Bloom first year, but 
attain full glorious perfection and masses of bloom the 
second year. Do not fail to give this a trial if interested 
in Dahlias. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; pkt. f 25 cts. 

Dahlia Coronata. This magnificent Dahlia bears on 
long graceful stems which stand well out from main 
stem, large, single flowers of a brilliant flaming scarlet 
color, which exhale a delicious honey sweet fragrance. 
It is the only sweet scented Dahlia so far found. The 
petals are slightly incurved. The plants attain a height 
of 4 to 5 feet. The blossoms close up at night, having 
the appearance of a crown. It is of gorgeous effect in 
the garden and for cut flowers unsurpassed, lasting for 
days in water. The seed germinates freely, flowering 
from 3 to 4 months after sowing. Pkt., 10 cts. 

DELPHINIUMS 

PERENNIAL LARKSPURS 

Blue Butterfly. Can be treated as an annual although 
the roots are perennial. Deep gentian blue. Ht. 18 
inches. Pkt., 10 cts. 

Bella Donna. A magnificent plant of branching habit, 
producing masses of the most exquisite turquoise blue 
flowers. Ht. 4 feet. Vs oz., $1.00; Trial pkt., 10 
cts., pkt., 25 cts. 

Formosum. Single rich deep blue satiny flowers with 



Delphinium — Bella-Donna 



a pure white eye- 
Very showy and 
effective. Ht. 2 ft. 

Oz., $1.00; pkt., 
10 cts. 

Cardinale. Tall 
branching plant 
with masses of ver- 
milion red, very 
showy flowers. 
Brilliant and effec- 
tive. Ht. 3 feet. 
Pkt., 10 cts. 

Nudicaule. Same as 
preceding, but the 
flowers are of 
orange scarlet tint. 
Pkt., 10 cts. 

Zalil. A plant of 
most graceful form, 
and habit. The 
flowers are pale sul- 
phur, a most rare 
and lovely shade. 
Ht. 3 to 3} feet. 
Loves shady posi- 
tion. Trial pkt., 10 
cts.;pkt., 25 cts. 

DIANTHUS (Per- 
ennial Rock Pink). 

Cheddar Pink. A 
lovely dwarf plant, 
Ht. 4 inches, ele- 
gant for edging or 
rockwork. Bright 
rose flowers. Pkt., 
10 cts. 

Deltoides rosea. 

Another lovely 
pale rose flowering 
sort. Pkt., 10 cts. 

DICTAMNUS (Gas- 

g lant or burning 
ush Fraxinella). 
A favorite in old- 
fashioned gardens. 
Fragrant spikes of 
rosy flowers. 
Beautiful in border. 
Ht. 2 feet. Oz., 
40cts. pkt., 10 cts. 
Albus. White flow- 
ered. 50cts., 

pkt., 10 cts. 



Dahlia Coronata 



Dahlia — Mammoth 






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Group of Digitalis — Foxgloves 



ERIGERON SPECIOSUS SUPERBUS HYBRIDUS 

Per pkt. 

These are a m ongst the most enchanting summer flowering plants. The golden disks 
are surrounded by ray petals of a most delicate lavender and mauve tint, like silken 
fringe. The bushes, 2\ feet high, are smothered in these lovely blossoms. The habit 
of plant is compact, the flowers large and last for the longest time when cut. 

i/ 8 oz., 40 cts. .. .10 



DIGITALIS 

FOXGLOVE 

A more lovely plant or one easier to grow would be difficult to find. Seeds spring up 
readily wherever sown, in fact it is selfseedmg and soon forms dense tufts of blooming plants. 

It is especially effective in borders, for naturalizing in wild gardens, woodlands, which 

is its natural habitat, 
amongst shrubbery the 
tall flower spikes lend 
great beauty. Loves 
moisture and partial 
shade. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. 

Per pkt. 

Gloxinoides. Large 
flowers, beautifully 

spotted. Erigeron Speciosus 

Oz., 60 cts. . .$0.05 

Purpurea. Bright rose to lilac rose and purple Oz., 

Purpurea alba. Large white flower Oz., 

Ambigua. Monstrous flowers of primrose to soft yellow. A 

color Vi oz,.. 

Ail shades mixed Oz., 



75 cts. . 
60 cts. . . 
beautiful 
25 cts. . . 
50 cts. . . 



Per pkt. 



EDELWEISS, SIBERIAN 



GAILLARDIAS 



(Perennial 

Sorts) 



.05 

.05 



.10 

.05 



Have you ever visited the Swiss Alps and seen a mass of these exquisitely 
chaste flowers blooming in their home? The recollection of their beauty will 
linger forever. To those who have not had the good fortune to see this 
delicate flower on its native soil; it is easy to grow it in their own home garden, 
and the velvety pure snowy flower will bring a sweet memory or a new delight 
to grower. The poetic beauty of these blossoms cannot be extolled suffi- 
ciently. It is easily grown, perfectly hardy and will stand severe winters. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... 



Bloom the first year if sown early. These perennial Gaillardias are amongst 
our finest garden and border plants. The flaming colors showing all the tints 
of sunset make them most effective and showy Vi oz., 35 cts.. . .10 



GENTIAN A (Blue Gentian) 

Acaulis. A dwarf hardy perennial; deep blue flowers; suited to moist, 
shady situations Vi oz., 20 cts... 



GEUM 

Hardy border plants flowering continuously from spring till late autumn. 
Splendid for cutting, last a long time. 

Mrs. Bradshaw. The flowers of this new sort are twice the size of the 
older sorts. Petals are wonderfully curly and frilled, wavy and very double. 

Color a rich dazzling scarlet. A most showy table and room decoration. 

Ht. 2 feet Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



Siberian Edelweiss 



Heidreichi. Has all the good qualities of Mrs. Bradshaw, the color, however, 
is a rich orange red. Ht., 1 foot Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 






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Gerbera Jamesoni— Transvaal Daisy 



GERBERA 

JAMESONI 

HYBRIDS 

TRANSVAAL 

DAISY 

A gorgeous 
hardy Peren- 
nial. Flowering 
both summer 
and winter. The 
flower stems rise 
from the very 
crown of the 
plant to the sur- 
face to a height 
of 2 feet and are 
most graceful, 
bearing large 
daisy-like blos- 
soms 3 to 4 in- 
ches in dia- 
meter, with a 
velvety texture 
making them 
particularly 
beautiful. The 
range of color is 
of the widest, 
from pure white 
through all 
shades of sul- 
p h u r yellow, 
orange, to dazzl- 
ing scarlet, rose, 
and blood red. 
Magnificent in 
open ground for 
summer and un- 
rivalled as a pot 
plant in winter 
Trial pkt., 10 
cts. ; pkt., 25 
cts. 




Gypsophylla Paniculata 

GYPSOPHYLLA PAN1CULATA 

Per pkt. 

One of the loveliest plants. It is smothered during summer in 
a mass of pearly white flowers on slender stems, invaluable for cutting 
and for bouquets. Combined with other flowers the effect is superb. 

Try deep blue Delphiniums in a vase with Gypsophylla and you will 
agree with us >4 oz., 15 eta.. . .10 

HELENIUM AUTUMNALIS (Sneeze wort). Very showy. Most 
useful in border. The broad heads of golden daisy-like flowers 
crown the stately plants in greatest profusion. Ht. 4 to 5 feet. 

% oz., 65 cts.; Trial pkt., 10 cts... .20 

HELENIUM BIGELOWI. Flowers in June. Golden yellow 
daisy-like flower with black disk. Each flower is produced on a 
single stem. Ht. 2) to 3 feet Trial pkt., 10 cts... .20 




Red Sunflower 

HELIANTHUS— NEW PERENNIAL RED 
SUNFLOWER 

Per pkt. 

In this we have at last secured the true red perennial Sunflower. 

This is not the purplish red resembling the purple cone flower, but a 
brilliant rosy red, and perennial at that. The flowers are large, 
measuring 5 to 8 inches across, borne on stiff stems. The plants 
attain a height of 6 x 8 ft., and are very hardy, blooming more 
abundantly the second year than the first. Sow the seed early, in 

open ground Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

Mixed Perennial Sunflowers 

HELIOTROPUM. Highly prized for its delicious fragrance. 

Many people are unaware that this delightful flower if sown in 
spring will bloom the same summer, and if potted at the approach 
of cold weather will blossom in the house through the winter in 
a sunny warm place. Heliotropes are charming if treated as 
annuals and planted in beds with Gypsophylla or Giant Candy- 
tuft. Ht. 1$ to 2 feet. 

Giant Mauve 

Giant Dark Purple 

Giant Pure White 

New Climbing Heliotrope. Ht. 6x8 ft. Flowers are a beautiful 
mauve tint Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

HEUCHERA (Alum root). Very artistic and graceful plant. The 
foliage grows in cloudlike masses in form of a rosette near the ground 
being of a deep green color prettily laciniated. The wiry, slender stems 
are thrown up in great profusion all during the summer, each stem 
bearing numerous bell-like flowers of the brightest coral tint. Heucheras 
are ideal plants growing in the border, in rockeries or used as edgings. 
They lend themselves especially for unique decorations. Ht. 12 to 
18 inches. 

Sanguines (The type. Coral bells). Many coral red blossoms. 

Ht. 15 to 18 inches Trial pkt., 10 ct*. $0 15 

Briziodes. A charming Hybrid. Rose pink shading to red 15 



.25 

.10 



.10 

.10 

.10 

.25 



HESPERIS MATRONALIS (Sweet Rocket). Stout bushy plants, 

3 to 4 feet high bearing in June and July showy spikes of violet 
to purple flowers. Very fragrant. .V4 oz., 15 cts.; oz., 40 cts... .05 

HONESTY (Lunara). Rich purple flowers followed by round, flat 
moon-like silvery seed vessels highly prized for decorations and 
winter bouquets. Ht. 2 feet Oz., 25 cts... .05 



Convallaria. This new race differs from all other varieties of the 
Alum root tribe. The H. Convallaria develop freely branched 
flower stands of about 15 inches in length and 10 to 12 inches in 
width on strong stalks of some 18 inches in height. The individual 
flowers attain the size of Lily of the Valley bells. Most suitable for 
cutting and far more valuable than any other variety. W hite 
and rose mixed Trial pkt., 10 ct»... 





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Heuchera Convallaria (See page 51) 




Hunnemania Fumaraefolia 



Single 

Holly- 

hocks 

are 

especially 

fine 

planted 

in 

groups 

or 

alongside 
walks 
to hide 
unsightly 
fences 
etc. 



Single Hollyhock 

HOLLYHOCKS 

For stately beauty and gorgeous effects few equal this old favorite 
Garden plant. Unrivalled as a background in borders, along walks, and 
roadways, or in groups of glowing colors. Planted near gateways the 
effect is particularly artistic. Hollyhocks are very gross feeders and love 
rich soil and a sunny situation, where they unfold their satiny petals to 
perfection. They are subject to rust but this can be fought off by spraying 
the plants when young with bordeaux mixture. After bloom is over cut 
the stalks and cover lightly during winter, with litter. The double 
hollyhocks as in Stocks or Gillieflowers do not always come true to seed, 
and amongst them, single flowering will be found. 

DOUBLE HOLLYHOCKS 

Pure White Rose Pink Rich Maroon 

Clear Yellow Glowing Crimson Salmon Per pkt. 

V£ oz., $1.00; Vi oz., 60 cts... .10 

1 




SINGLE HOLLYHOCKS 

Many folk love the single sorts of Hollyhocks, which show the same 
beautiful colors as the double and are exceedingly ornamental. Ht. of 
both single and double, 6 to 8 feet. 

Single Pure White Clear Yellow Blush Rose 

Deep Rose Bright Red Maroon 

Vi oz., 50 cts.; Vi ox.., 35 cts... .10 

Mixed double Hollyhock .... Vi ox., 85 cts.; Vi ox., 45 cts... .10 

Mixed single Hollyhock ....Vi ox., 40 cts.; Vi ox., 25 cts... .10 

Allegheny Hollyhock. Semidouble fringed 

Oz., $1.50; Vi oz., 40 cts... .10 
All shades and tints are represented in the Allegheny Hollyhocks which 
have beautiful satiny crinkled petals. 

HUNNEMANIA FUMARAEFOLIA (Giant Yellow Tulip Poppy). 

A striking and most beautiful border plant. The foliage is grayish 
green, finely cut like Eschscholtzia. Bears on stout stems large, 
showy golden flowers in great profusion, appearing end of August 
continuing right up to frosts. Sow in open ground in May. The 

flowers cut when half open last several days in water 10 

IBERIS (Perennial Candytuft) . Splendid for covering rockwork, for 
bordering, or for edging. Thrives anywhere in shade or sun. 

Large flat flowerheads of pure white cover the ground like sheets of 
driven snow. Foliage is evergreen. Wherever established it 



multiplies rapidly. Ht. 9 inches Vi oz., $1 . 00. . . .10 

Gibraltarica. Large fragrant heads of flowers the colors running 
from pale lilac to blush rose. Ht. 1 foot Vi oz., $1.00. . .10 



LANTANA (Half hardy Perennial). Of shrubby growth the plants 
bear verbena-like heads showing the richest shades of white, blush 
rose, yellow, and orange. Of especially beautiful effect in bed- 
ding and ideal for pot culture. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. .Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Dwarf Lantanas. More beautiful than any Verbena growing. The 
richest sunset tints are shown in the flowers. Ht. 1 foot. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... 




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Lathyrus White Pearl 



LUPINS 



There are no more strikingly 
beautiful border plants than the 
Perennial Lupins whose pro- 
fusion of bloom during May 
and June is simply marvelous. 
Grand shrubby perennials they 
form large bushes 3 to 4 feet 
high, the foliage is five-finger 
like, bright green the stout 
spikes rise from the ground, be- 
ing closely sheathed in a wealth 
of bloom of honey-sweet frag- 
rance. 



TREE LUPINS 



Per pkt. 

Snow Queen. Pure white 

Vi 02 ., 40 cts. ..$0.10 
Golden Queen. Bright 
yellow. Vioz., 30 cts. . . .10 

Polyphyllus. Stately 
spikes bearing blue, rose 
or white flowers. Separ- 
ate colors. Oz.,30cts. . .05 

All colors mixed. 

Oz., 25 cts. . . .05 

Moerheimi. Handsome 
variety producing tall 
spikes of pink and white 
variegated flowers. 

Most exquisitely beauti- 
ful for table decorations. 

Triad pkt., 10 cts. . . .25 



LATHYRUS LAT1FOL1US 

(Perennial Peas) 

Resemble in every respect the sweet peas — the large flowers growing 
in rich clusters on single stems. They flower in greatest profusion through- 
out the summer. Are very decorative but are not fragrant. p er pk t. 
White Pearl. White, large clusters . Oz., 65 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts., .$0.10 
Pink Beauty. Bright rose, clusters of flowers like rosy butterflies 

perched on slender stems Oz., 65 cts.; Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

Splendens. Rosy carmine Oz., 65 cts.; V 4 oz., 20 cts... .10 

All colors mixed Oz., 50 cts.; Vi oz., 15 cts... .10 



All sorts 
Perennial 
Lupins 
mixed. Oz., 
30 cts.; 
pkt., 10 
cts. 



LYCHNIS 




Lupinus Polyphyllus 



OENOTHERA 

(Evening Primrose) 



Chalcedonia (Jerusalem cross) . Showy and effective Border Perennial. 

Flat heads of brilliant geranium red flowers. Ht. 2V6 to 3 feet. 

Sow in open ground in spring. Fine for cutting. V 2 ° z -> 25 cts. . 

Haageana. From the tuft of bright green leaves rises a single stem 
bearing one large orange red flower formed like a Maltese cross. 

Fine for flower border and rock work Vs oz., 25 cts.. . 

LOBELIAS 

Cardinalis. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. Bronze green foliage from which rise 
rise the single stout stems bearing flowers of intense fiery scarlet 
on both sides. Blooms August to October. The plants thrive 
best in a rather moist soil and a sunny place. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; Vs oz., $1.25.. .20 

Lobelia Tupa (Devil’s Tobacco). A magnificent novelty. Re- 
sembles a gigantic Lobelia Cardinalis. 6 to 8 feet high. Bears 
in abundance, curiously peaked flowers, fiery scarlet, 2 Vi inches 
long. Foliage is a beautiful bright green . Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



There are flowers for all times of the day, these are for the evening. 
They open wide their beautiful poppy-like blossoms of golden shades 
10 a °d exhale their sweet fragrance at a time when it is most appreciated. 
It is a most refreshing scent, and the flowers shine like little moons in the 
twilight. Per pkt . 

.10 Fraseri. Bushy plants covered with golden yellow flowers with 

reddish stems. Ht. 1V6 feet Vi oz., 30 cts. ..$0.10 

Lamarkiana. Giant Evening Primrose. Tall erect spikes of 
immense bright yellow blooms. Unexcelled for naturalizing. 

Ht. 3 feet Vi oz -» ^0 cts... .05 

Miss Perkins. Throughout summer on long trailing stems, amidst 
soft silky foliage shine masses of rich yellow blossoms. The 
foliage turns a brilliant red in fall. Loves warm sunny spots. 

Very useful for banks, rockeries or borders Vi oz., 30 cts.. . .10 

Acaulis (Taraxifolia). Trailing habit. Large creamy white flow- 
ers, blooming profusely throughout summer. Charming for 

banks, borders, rockwork Vi oz., 35 cts... .10 

Mixed CEnothera Vi oz., 30 cts... .10 



MALVA (MALLOW) 

Belong to the Hollyhock family. A very showy perennial, blooming 
continually from June to October. Loves moisture and a sunny situation. 
Fine for cutting. Ht. 2 feet. 

Moschata rosea (Musk Mallow). Produces in great abundance 

large deep rose flowers % oz., 30 cts... .10 

Alba. A pure white form Vs oz., 30 cts... .10 

MIMULUS 

(Monkey flower) 

Very interesting showy flowers ranging in all colors from primrose to 
yellow orange and flame color to golden brown. Spotted and mottled 
and blotched some with hieroglyphic designs on the petals. The flowers 
resemble in shape the Snapdragons. Thrive best in warm and moist 
places near watercourses where they soon establish themselves and form 



patches of brilliant coloring. Ht. 1 foot. 

Cardinalis Grandiflorus. Large scarlet flowers. Ht. 1 foot 10 

Tigrinus Grandiflorus. Flowers large, and of various shades of 
yellow, elegantly spotted and marked with crimson and maroon. 

Ht. 1 foot 10 

Mixed Mimulus 10 



HARDY POLYANTHUS PRIMULA 
ELATIOR 

With the Crocuses and the Daffodils bloom these sweet spring flow- 
ers. They should be cultivated by all and every flower lover for their 
great charm and beauty. The seed we offer has been saved with 
special care by an expert. It embraces all shades and tints, white, 
rose, sulphur yellow, ruby red, gold laced, blue, crimson. These 
primulas delight in half shady noeaes, naturalize superbly in the wild 
garden along woodland paths, amongst rocks, etc. Planted along 
the border they charm with their glorious colors. Protect in winter 

with litter, leaves, etc Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Primula veris (Common English Primrose). Large heads of 

bright yellow, sweet scented Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Cowslip. Large flowered, mixed colors Vi oz., 15 ct». . . .10 



Dp not fail to give our 1916 Flower Novel- 
ties a trial. They are sure to please you. 



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MYOSOTIS 



Myosotis Alpestris Stricta Grandiflora 



Do you know of any sweeter 
flower than our Forget-me-not, 
one closer associated with 
dreams and fancies? Wherever 
seen it greets us as an old friend. 
So easily grown, so enchanting. 
Grown along wood-lands, along 
paths, in the border, in pots, it 
lends itself to any situation. 
Dissitiflora. A very hand- Pkt. 
some early sort bloom- 
ing so profusely and of 
such compact growth it 
has the appearance of a 
sheet of blue when 
grown in mass. Ht. 10 
inches. Vs oz. > 35 cts. . .$0.10 
Palustris semperflorens. 

The true water Forget- 
me-not. Loves a partly 
shady and damp situ- 
ation. Flowers bright 
blue with yellow eye. 
Flowers all summer. Ht. 

9 inches. Vs oz. , 35 cts. . .10 

Alpestris Victoria. Large 
skyblue flowers growing 
in long sprays. Ht. 9 
inches. Vi oz., 65 cts. . . .10 

Alpestris stricta grandi- 
flora (Pillar shaped 
Forget-me-not) (See 
picture) . This charm- 
ing sort flowers 
in three colors. 

Azure blue, pure 
white, and bright 
rose. Separate 

colors, each 10 

packets, one 
of each color. . . .25 

Triumph. Avery 
early flowering 
sort blooming 
eightweeks after 
sowing. Very 
robust growth 
each stem bear- 
ing a rich cluster 
of bright sky blue 
flowers. Trial 
pkt., 10 cts. . . 25 



MYOSOTIS RUTH FISHER 

The best novelty to date. Forms compact bushes 12 inches in 
diameter, smothered with sprays of heavenly blue flowers. Each 
individual spray is composed of from 8 to 10 gigantic blossoms. For 
edging, for bedding, for pot plants, this is certainly the most beauti- 
ful variety known. It is absolutely hardy and with little protection 
survives severe winters. If taken up late in fall and brought in the 
house this sort will make charming pot plants for the winter garden. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

All sorts of Myosotis mixed Vs oz., 25 cts.. . .10 



PHLOX DECUSSATA 



(Hardy perennial Phlox) 

These beautiful plants embrace an incredible range of colors and tints. 
From pure white to rose, lilac, purple, all shades of scarlet, red, maroon 
through yellow, cream, salmon, to coral red, their large flower heads 
decorate a garden as nothing else will. Given a fairly good soil they 
thrive anywhere. Give an abundance of water especially dining the 
flowering period. The old plants should be divided every third season 
as they otherwise get worn out. Ht. 3 to 3§ feet. 

The seed is not quick to germinate. Takes from 2 to 3 months. The 
seed does not always come true to exact shade. We recommend the 
purchase of plants where certain shades are wanted. 

Mixed Phlox Decussata Vi oz., 60 cts... .10 

PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA (False Dragon head). Very 
beautiful border plant. Produces from July to September many 
long straight spikes completely smothered in delicate tubular 
rose blossoms. Valuable for cutting. Ht. 3 feet. .Vs oz., 40 cts. .10 



PI ATYCODON (Balloon Flower, or 
rtA1 1 Japanese Bellflower) 



One of the best hardy perennials, producing very showy flowers during 
the whole season. They form large clumps and are excellent for planting 
in permanent borders or among the shrubbery; easily raised from seed, 
which begins blooming in August if sown outdoors in April. 

Grandiflorum. Large steel-blue flowers Vi oz. - , 25 cts... .05 

Mariesi. Large, open, bell-shaped flowers of a rich violet-blue; plant 
dwarf and compact Vi oz., 25 cts... .05 




Double Perennial Princess P inks 

Per pkt. 

These fragrant pinks are the old-fashioned gardener’s delight. Semi- 
double and double in all colors, white, rose, crimson, carmine, many 
having a crimson centre; broad petals. Deliciously fragrant. Ht. 

12 to 15 inches. Mixed Vs oz., 35 cts... $0.05 

Cyclops. Large single flower in rose and crimson shades, with 
darker^ centre. Unexcelled for cutting, lasting a very long time. 

Ht. 15 inches Vs oz., 35 cts... .05 

Mrs. Simkins. This seed is difficult to obtain. The flowers are 
very large, double, pure white, a truly royal flower. Of spicy clove 
scented fragrance. Ht. 12 to 15 inches. .Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



PENTSTEMON 



A great favorite for the perennial border. The large Gloxinia-like 
flowers in their brilliant shades attract much admiration. 

Digitalis. Large white flowers with violet spotted throat. Ht. 



2 to 2J feet 10 

Spectabilis. Blue and red shades very showy. Ht. 2 feet 10 

Finest mixed sorts 10 

(See Novelty Page 00) 



PERENNIAL POPPIES 

Poppy Orientale. Flashing their magnificent giant blooms above 
the elegant grayish green foliage they may be well called kings of the 
garden. They rival in gorgeous beauty the Royal Darwin Tulips 
and are one of the showiest, most effective flowers grown. The stout 
stems rise to a height of 3 and 4 feet. Carpet the ground with Iberis 
sempervirens (Perennial Candytuft) and the sight is worthy of a painter's 
brush when the flowers bloom. For decorations Poppy Onentale is 
matchless. Note that the flowers last longer and retain their marvel- 
ous satiny appearance much longer if cut early in the day before the 
chalixes open. This applies to all sorts of Poppies. 

Poppy Orientale The Type (Queen of the Orient). Immense 

flowers of orange scarlet Vi ° z -> 20 cts... .10 

Beauty of Livermore. Crimson with black blotch, enormous 

flowers Vs ° z -> 20 cts... .10 

Queen Alexandra. Bright rosy salmon with conspicuous crimson 

blotch. Very distinct Vs ° z -> 20 cts... .10 

Salmon Queen. A golden salmon yellow. Magnificent. 

yg oz., 20 cts... .10 

Rembrandt. A gorgeous flower. Immense orange scarlet blos- 
soms Vs oz., 20 cts... .10 

Novelty. Mixture of Rose, Lilac, and Mauve shades. The beauty 

of these flowers is indescribable Trial pkt. 9 10 cts... .25 

Excelsior. A very fine mixture ranging in tints from delicate sal- 
mon to deep crimson " 



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Poppy Orientale 



Note. Do not transplant Oriental Poppies except in late fall 
when they are entirely dormant, having a long taproot; removal 
while in full growth often causes the plant to die. 



ICELAND POPPIES 

(Papaver Nudicaule) 

Per pkt. 

For cutting for table decorations these flowers are unexcelled. 

The colors appear fairy-like under artificial light, coming out in all 
their richness and purity. The slender leafless stems rise from a tuft 
of delicate green laciniated foliage bearing aloft cup-shaped flowers 
in shades of white, rose, salmon, coral pink, and citron yellow. Plant 
for best effect amongst border shrubbery, in large masses, and in 
rockeries. Iceland Poppies love sunshine. Ht. 12 to 15 inches. 

All shades mixed Vi oz. f 40 cts. $0.10 

ALPINE POPPIES 



Delicious Miniature or Fairy Poppies. Petals which seemingly 
a mere breath would destroy so fragile, so delicate are they. Their 
looks belie them as the dainty flowers keep their own, lasting for 
days. The foliage is femlike, silvery. For border or rockwork 
the flowers are unique. Ht. 9 inches 10 

POTENTILLA. Flowers profusely all through summer. Double 
flowers are borne in bunches. Ht. 18 inches. Shades range 
from rose to red and scarlet. 

Mixed Finest Hybrids 10 

PYRETHRUM 



Very decorative border or bedding plant. The single leafless 
stems rise from a tuft of finely cut foliage 20 to 24 inches high. Mix- 
ture of White, Blush Rose. Crimson. Ht. 2 feet... *4 oz., 35 cts... .10 

Comet Flowered. These varieties are remarkable and varied in 
form of petals. Some are rolled into quills, others are twisted like 
Cactus Dahlias, some entangled like Comet Asters. The individual 
flowers are 2 to 3 inches across, the colors all delicate and brilliant. 

For cutting and keeping qualities. Comet-flowered Pyrethrums are 
unsurpassed % oz., 50 cts. • 10 



RUDBECK1A 

Per pkt. 

Produces in fall rich orange yellow flowers with chocolate maroon 
disk. A fine border plant. Good for cutting. Ht. 3 feet. 

Newmanni. Magnificent large yellow flowers with dark centre. 

Blooms July to October $0.10 

Echinacea purpurea (Purple Cone flower). Large reddish crim- 
son flowers. Ht. 3 feet Trial pkt., 5 cts... .15 

SALVIA PATENS (Perennial). Large beautiful gentian blue 
flowers on tall spikes. Blossoms the same season from seed sown 
early in spring in the house. Or in the open in May. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .25 

SAXIFRAGA. The gardener's delight for use in rockwork. for 
edging, and for borders. The fleshy stout stems rise from a mass 
of broad round glossy green foliage which is in itself ornamental, 
and bear fascinating bell-like flowers in varied tints of white, rose 
crimson, purple. Ht. 9 to 12 inches Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

SCABIOSA S‘we u r 8hion 



PERENNIAL SORTS 

Caucasia. A beautiful sort. Flowers a lovely delicate lavender. 

Ht. 2 feet % oz., 25 cts. . .10 

Caucasia alba. Same form as the lavender, but flowers a pure 
white Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .20 

NEW HARDY SCABIOSA CAUCASIA 

Diamond. A wonderful coloring of shiny blue black: strong and 
rapid growth, and immense productiveness. . . . Large pkt.. 25 cts. . . .10 

Perfecta and Fimbriata, mixed. Magnificent large blue flowers 
with wavy fringed petals borne in masses on strong, tall stems. 
Bloom from July up to heavy frosts. Unsurpassed for cutting. 

Large pkt., 25 cts 10 

SEDUM (Stone Crop). A gem wherever carpeting effects are de- 
sired, quickly covering rocks and stones with a mosslike effect; con- 
tent with the shallowest soil. When in bloom it resembles sheets 
of delicate colors. Ht. 4 inches. All colors mixed. Trial pkt., 5 cts. . . .15 



STOKESIA CYANEA 

(Cornflower Aster). Bears from July to October, masses of large, 
light blue flowers, resembling beautiful semi-double Asters. Ht. 

2 feet Vi oz., 25 cts.. . .10 

Alba. In every respect like the blue flowered sort. The flowers 
are a pure white. Ht. 2 feet Vs oz., 35 cts. . .10 




Stokesia Cyanea 



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ROMNEYA COULTERI 



VIOLA ODORATA 

You surely need no description of Sweet Violet. 
It is the lover’s gift to his lady, and worn by the fair 
ones in preference even to showy Orchids. 

Note. Only single varieties come true from seed. 

The Czar. Very large flower, dark blue Per pkt. 

Ys oz., 30 cts. ..$0.10 
White Czar. Pure white flowers 

Yg oz., 30 cts... .10 
Mixed Colors Ys oz., 25 cts... .10 



VIOLA CORNUTA 

(BABY FACES) 

Do you know of anything sweeter than a group of 
these dear flowers uplifting their pretty faces in 
dense masses and delightful colors to you? Wherever 
grown they form a spot of alluring brightness and 
beauty. Do not forget to plant them. We offer 
distinct colors which admits of planting certain 
color schemes. 

Champion White. Pure white 
Lutea Grandiflora Splendens. Bright yellow 
Mauve Queen. Lavender 
Purple Queen 

Any color listed Ys oz., 15 cts... .05 

SCOTCH STRAIN OF VIOLA CORNUTA 

This marvelously beautiful Hybridized strain is to 
the older sorts like water unto wine. The listed 
sorts are the cream of this perfect flower. Ht. of 
Viola comuta is from 9 to 10 inches. 

Cheshire Cream. Cream color 
Mars. White with yellow eye 
Lady Marjorie. Soft bluish mauve 
Anderson’s Seedling. Rich maroon on light 
maroon ground 

Mrs. Chichester. Marbled purple on white 
ground 

Kingcup. Deep rayless yellow 
Any of the six sorts listed. Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .25 

One each of the six sorts, six packets, 50 cts. 
Choicest mixed strain of Giant flowering 
Scotch Hybrids representing the very best 
in Viola Cornuta. . . .Trial pkt., 10 cts.,.. .20 



Group of Viola Comuta — Baby Faces 



(MATILLJA POPPY. DREAM OF THE DESERT) 

A flower looking as if made of the finest white silk crepe, wrinkled and fluted petals surrounding 
a bright golden disk of stamens, rising on tall stems from out a cloud of soft grayish green foliage, 
all femlike and beautiful. This tree poppy of California is unique in its chaste beauty, a dream 
of the desert, blooming in the most barren places. The bushes grow to a height of 7 to 8 feet, 
the white flowers glistening in the sunlight. A miracle of floral beauty. In cold climates the 
Romneya attains a height of only 4 to 5 feet. Needs protection in winter same as roses. 

To succeed with the seed. Soak in a weak solution of lye for 12 hours. Use very sandy soil 
and expose the box or flat in which the seed is planted to the hottest sunshine. The seed to 
sprout needs great warmth, and it germinates slowly. Do not get discouraged if you have to 
wait awhile. The glorious plant will reward you. When the seedlings are 2 to 3 inches high 
transplant in small pots and place in their permanent position when the roots are well crowded in 
these pots. Seed Ys oz., 50 cts. per pkt., 10 cts. 



SWEET WILLIAM 

barbatus) 

Matchless border and bedding plant bearing large heads of multi-colored flowers. In spite of the 
mass of new flowers appearing, this old and well known favorite is gaining in favor every season. 

SINGLE SORTS Per 

Pure White Vi oz., 20 cts... 

Pink Beauty. Bright rose pink Ys oz., 30 cts... .10 

Scarlet King. Fiery scarlet Trial pkt.,.. .25 

Auricula Flowered Ys oz., 20 cts... s 05 

Newport. Pink, very large flowers Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

All shades mixed, choice single Hybrids ~.h . . - Vi oz., 35 cts.. . .10 

Double Sweet William. Choicest mixed 77. ...... -Ys oz -» 20 cts... .10 

Double Rose (new) 10 



Those who do not want to watch and wait we advise to buy the plants of this 
exquisite flower which you will find described on page 79 amongst perennial plants. 



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57 



SEEDS OF TENDER PLANTS 

These require careful raising in pots, flats, or under glass 



ABUTILON (Lantern flower). Perpetual flowering tree-like shrub. 
The bell-like flowers of the most exquisite colors hang from the branches 
The whole aspect of the plant in bloom is highly ornamental, tropical 
and effective. Can be used for bedding in the open during summer and 
brought in the house for winter decoration. Seeds sown in March 
flower same season. Ht. 3 to 4 feet. 

Choice Hybrids. All shades from white to yellow, orange, rose, Per pkt. 

crimson, bronze, gold laced, etc Trial pkt., 10 cts... $0.25 

ACACIA. A highly decorative tender shrub with fine fem-like 
foliage and racemes of deliciously fragrant flowers. 

Golden yellow. Ht. 5 to 6 feet 15 

Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena). Perfumes a whole room. 

The flowers are borne in panicles; color lavender. The leaves are 

exhaling a delicate lemon scent 10 

AMARYLLIS. It is one of the most exciting experiences to raise these 
gorgeous flowers from seed. All Amaryllis are raised from seed, and 
it is amongst these seedlings that are found the rare gems which are 
put out every season. Why not try it and perhaps you will strike the 
lucky seed. 5 seeds 10 cts.; 20 seeds, 35 cts. 

CALCEOLARIA 

(Hybrida grandiflora). A marvelously beautiful garden and pot plant. 
The flowers are very large and in the shape of lady's slippers or pouches. 
The colors range from pure self yellow to orange and ruby color verging 
on maroon. The flowers are either self color or spotted, tigered, and 
mottled. All are exceedingly ornamental and beautiful. Calceolaria 
seed can be sown from June to September for winter flowering and early 
in the season for summer flowering. Treatment of seed same as other 
very fine seeds. Have your soil very finely pulverized and smoothed. 
Sow the seed carefully over surface and sift just a trifle of fine soil over this, 
just to very lightly cover it. Place a pane of glass over the seed and when 
watering use the very finest rose on watering pot. When young seedlings 
appear and are about 2 inches high, thin out and prick out the strongest, 
transplanting these when 4 inches high. Calceolaria love warmth and 
sunshine. 



Covent Garden Strain. The very choicest mixed, all colors. Per pkt. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... $0.25 

Golden Glory (New Hardy Calceolaria). Pure yellow with spotted 

throat Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Alba (Novelty). In habit like Golden Glory but milk white spotted 

throat Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Calceolaria Rugosa. Shrubby Calceolaria. Very beautiful for 
bedding and border. Form shrubs I Yi to 2 feet high. The flowers 
are smaller than the bush form of Calceolaria and are borne in 
clusters. Very showy and ornamental. 

Choicest Hybrids mixed Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

CYCLAMEN PERSICUM GIGANTEUM 

Universally admired for their rich coloring, beautiful foliage and pro- 
fusion of bloom. The new strains are better than any ever produced 
through hybridization. 

Giant Strain. Very large flowers borne on long stems, high above the 
mottled velvety leaves. 

Blush Rose 
Syringa Blue 

Deep Rose Per ^ 

10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts. ..$0.25 

.25 



Pure White 
Glowing Crimson 
Salmon King 

Trial pkt. 

Mixed colors Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts... 

Papilio Butterfly Cyclamen. Exquisitely frilled and frayed edges. 
Self color with contrasting edge. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt. 50 cts... 
Salmon Queen. A beautiful golden salmon color with frilled 
petals. A beauty.. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts.... 

CYPERUS ALTERNIFOLIUS. Known as umbrella plant. 
Very fine plant for veranda or house decoration. Well adapted 
for Aquariums, being semi-aquatic. When growing in pots, they 
need a saucer filled with water under the pots to thrive. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... 



.25 

25 



.25 



COLEUS 



Ornamental foliage plants of the most varied colorings, resembling the 
rainbow in gorgeousness. p er p k t 

Finest Mixed $0.05 

PARROT. One of the finest sorts ever introduced. The leaves, 
often a foot long, are waved, spotted, striped, splashed, mar- 
bled with the choicest colors. Ht. 15 in .10 

CINERARIA HYBRIDA 

A highly ornamental and effective plant. Easy to grow and early to 
flower. Sow seed in early summer for winter flowering. (June is none 
too early.) Per pkt. 

Prize Exhibition Strain. All colors from white to deep maroon, 
pale rose to deep violet and purple. In separate colors, or mixed. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... $0.25 




Cineraria “Stella” 

Per pkt. 

Cineraria Stellata (Star Cineraria). This is an entirely distinct 
form of the Cinerarias. Unlike the Cineraria Hybrids which at- 
tain a height of 12 to l5 inches and less, this form grows tall, 2 feet 
and over, of branching habit covered with a multitude of the star- 
like flowers in all tints of white, lilac rose, crimson, purple, mauve. 

Very ornamental for veranda, or in summer in the garden. For 

winter in house Trial pkt., 10 cts... $0.25 

Novelty (Cineraria Grandiflora Stella). Twisted or fluted petals 
like a Cactus Dahlia, 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Very brilliant, 
showy colors Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

FREESIA HYBRIDA 

Freesias can be raised from seed with greatest ease and will flower the 
same season. Many beautiful new shades are obtained from seedlings. 

Freesia refracta alba. White to cream color 10 

Freesia Thunbergei. Shades of rose, mauve crimson. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts.; .25 

EUCALYPTUS 

Globulus. (Australian Blue Gum Tree). This half-hardy tree is 
used with us as a pot plant, its bluish foliage contrasting beauti- 
fully with palms and other decorative plants. % oz., 35 cts... .10 



FUCHSIA 

These very beautiful plants should be better known. It is to be re- 
gretted that they are as yet almost outside the knowledge of flower lovers. 
The drooping blossoms of brightest tints are an ornament to any place 
whether in the garden in summer, on the veranda, in bedding, or in the 
house in winter. The seed is easy to raise. Seedlings bloom the first 
year. 

Single Sorts Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Beautiful Double Varieties Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 



GERANIUM 



Apple Scented Geranium. Very fragrant foliage, small light lavender 
flowers. 50 seeds, 10 cts. 

Zonale. Giant flowered Hybrids exceptionally fine both in size 
and color Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

Ivy Leaved. Fine glossy green foliage. Immense trusses of 
brightly colored rosy flowers. Of the brightest effect in garden 
vases, window boxes, in pots, etc .Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . 

Pelargonium Geranium (Lady Washington). Fancy sorts of the 
finest French collection. 10 seeds, 10 cts.; 25 seeds, 20 cts. 

GLOXINIA. These fine flowers can be easily raised from seed. 

Choice Giant Flowering Sorts. Mixed .. .Trial pkt., 10 cts... 

GREVILLEA ROBUSTA (Australian Silk Oak). A very dainty 
plant with femlike glossy foliage. Especially useful for centre- 
pieces in garden vases, and as centre in beds of low growing flowers 
such as Verbenas and annual Phloxes. Most ornamental in the 
house for window garden Trial pkt., 5 cts... 



.25 



.25 



.25 



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IMPAT1ENS SULTANI 

Per pkt. 

A very bright continuous and profuse bloomer. The flowers re- 
semble single Balsams. Colors are bright rose to deep carmine. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... $0.25 

MIMULUS 

Moschatus Musk) . The well-known scented variety of Mimulus; 
useful for hanging or veranda pots. Flowers yellow. Scents a 
whole room deliciously. Ht. 6 inches 10 



PRIMULA 




Per pkt. 

Sow seed from June all through July and August for fall and winter 
bloom. 

Primula Sinensis (Chinese Primula). Well known for its large flowers, 
bright foliage, and decorative quality. 

Giant Pure White Giant Caerulea (Sky blue) 

Giant Rose Queen Giant Salmon King 

Giant Ruby King Giant Mixed 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 40 cts... $0 25 
Collection of 5 colors, $1.00, 

Primula Kewensis (Giant Buttercup Primula). A very robust 
grower with bright graceful and numerous erect flowerscapes, 

12 to 18 inches high, producing flowers in whorls at intervals along 
the whole length of stem. Flowers are a clear buttercup yellow, 
slender, tubular, 1-inch in diameter, very attractive and unique! 

Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

Primula Malacoides (Giant Baby Primrose) . Flowers measure 
Vt to M of an inch across; delicate lavender color; grow in whorls 
around branching stems which are very strong and graceful. Bloom 
in four months from seed. Sowing in August furnishes a rich dis- 
play all through winter. 

Trial pkt., 10 cts.; large pkt., 50 cts... .25 
Primula Malacoides Alba. A new white form of the above. Very 

chaste and most beautiful Large pkt., 50 cts... 25 

Primula Obconica Gigantea. Charming species, very floriferous 
— in separate colors white, rose, blood red, lilac rose. 

Large pkt., 25 cts... ,1( 

PULCHERIMA CALS ARINA. The glorious Poinciana of Barba- 
does. One of the grandest Christmas and winter decoration 
plants for house. Flowers an immense fiery vermilion to scarlet. 

Star bedded on bright green leaves. Sow seeds early in season to 

have in full flower during winter,. Trial pkt., 10 cts.. . .25 

This plant can be grown outdoors until frost, when it should be takei 
in the house. 

SMILAX. A beautiful climber, well adapted for the window garden, 
for decorations of table, and house. Easy to raise from seed 11 



SOLANUM 



Primula Sinensis 



Capsicastrum. Very dainty ornamental plant with masses of 
coral red berries borne in greatest profusion at Christmas time. 

One of the brightest winter-garden plants. Sow seed early in 
year to have the plant in full bearing in winter 10 

Begonia Rex Varieties Mixed rOmamental-leaved). Large, hand- 
some leaves, dark green, variegated with red-bronze, red and silver- 
white. Ht. 1 foot 25 



EVERLASTING OR STRAW FLOWERS 



Highly ornamental in s umm er bedding and indispensable for bright 
winter decorations and bouquets. p er p [ it _ 

ACCROCLINIUM (Fairy Immortelle). Fine for border in summer 
and one of the best for winter use. Double white or double rose. 

Ht. 1 foot. Also mixed oz., 25 cts. . $0.05 

AMMOBIUM ALATUM. Very pretty annual with small white 
flowers. Ht. 2 feet Vi oz., 15 cts.. . 



.05 



GLOBE AMARANTH Gomphrena globosa). 
or edging. Ht. 12 to 15 inches. 



Purple 



White 



Very fine for beds 



Rose 



All colors mixed 




OZ., 


30 


cts. . . 


.05 


Orange (rare) 


Vi 


OZ.; 


, 30 


cts. . . 


.10 


HELYCHRISIUM. One of the very best 


: of Everlasting 


flowers. 




Fireball. Double crimson very showy- 


Ht. 15 inches. 










Vs 


oz., 


25 


cts. . . 


.10 


Pink Beauty. Bright salmon rose 


y 8 


oz., 


25 


cts. . . 


.10 


Mixed colors 


% 


oz.. 


20 


cts. . . 


.10 


HONESTY (See Page 51). 












RHODANTE MANGLESI. Double soft 


rose. Ht. 


1 foot. 








Vi 


oz.. 


30 


cts. . . 


.10 


Single soft blush pink 


Vs 


oz.. 


65 


cts. . . 


.15 


Single bright rose 


% 


oz.. 


20 


cts. . . 


.05 


Maculata alba, white 


% 


oz., 


25 


cts. . . 


.05 



Note. Always cut the flowers which are to be dried before they 
are fully expanded, and hang heads down in an airy and cool place. 



SEA HOLLIES p w 

P ©r pkt* 

ERYNGIUM. Thistle-like heads of a steel blue color, very fine 
for winter use. Bloom from July to late fall. Ht. 2 to 3 feet. 

Very effective in border, on lawn, or in wild garden. Delight in 

deep sandy soil and very sunny exposure Trial pkt., 10 cts. . .$0.25 

Gigantea (Ivory Thistle). Foliage and stems glittering silver 

white with large flower heads shimmery white 10 

Maritima (True Sea Holly). Handsome spreading plant with 
silvery white foliage Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

STATICE— SEA LAVENDER 



MIXED EVERLASTING FLOWERS 



SINUATA. One of the best. The colors last a long time. 

Lavender to deep violet Vi oz.., 20 cts... 

SUWOROWI. The very finest of all Statices. Tall spikes covered 
with the exquisite rosy flowers. Ht. 16 to 20 inches 

Vi oz., 25 cts. . . 

Alba (New annual sort) . Habit dwarf and very compact. Flowers 
borne in long graceful sprays. Pure white. . .Trial pkt., 10 cts. . . 

Latifolia, the broad leaved Sea Lavender. Elegant habit, deep 
lavender blue flowers. Hardy perennial Vi oz., 25 cts.. . 

Vi oz., 15 cts; per pkt., 5 cts. 



.05 



.10 



.25 



ORNAMENTAL GRASSES (Annuals) 



Per pkt. 

AGROSTIS. Hardy annual, fight and graceful, especially for 
bouquets and decorations. 

Nebulosa (Cloudgrass) . The most elegant dainty grass known. 

Ht. 15 inches $0.05 

AVENA STERILIS i' Ornamental Oats). Fine in large bouquets or in 

borders. Ht. 18 inches 05 



Per pkt. 

BRIZA GRACILIS (Quaking grass). Ht. 1 foot. . . oz., 30 cts. $0.05 
BROMUS BRIZALFORMUS. Large drooping panicles. Very fine. 

Ht. 2 feet oz., 25 cts... .05 

COIX LACRIMAL (Job’s Tears). Ht. 18 inches. . . oz., 25 cts. 05 

ERAGROSTIS ELEGANS (Love grass). Very graceful. Ht. 

15 inches oz., 25 cts... .05 



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ANNUAL ORNAMENTAL GRASSES— Continued 

Per pkt. 

HORDEUM JUBEATUM. Squirrel-tail grass. Resembles fine 



heads of barley. Ht. 18 inches Oz., 20 cts. $0 05 

PENNISETUM LONGYSTYLUM. Graceful drooping heads of 
violet tint. Very beautiful. Ht. 2 feet Oz., 40 cts... .10 



ALL SORTS MIXED, ANNUAL ORNAMENTAL GRASSES. 

Oz., 30 cts... .05 

PERENNIAL ORNAMENTAL GRASSES 



SEEDS OF CLIMBING PLANTS 



Wherever a trellis is to be covered, a veranda screened, an unsightly 
object hidden, and made beautiful with a blaze of color or a dense screen 
of foliage, an arbor shaded, a cozy nook of greenery to be created “Look 
over this list.” You will surely find one or the other to strike your fancy. 
The list comprises all rapidly growing vines. Varieties marked with* 
are perennial, others are annuals. p er p k t 

♦ADLUMIA CYRRHOSA (Mountain Fringe). The foliage re- 
sembles Maidenhair Fern. Flowers delicate pink and white. Plant 
in cool rather moist place to attain greatest beauty of flowers and 

foliage. Ht. 15 feet $0 10 

♦AMPELOPSIS VEITCHII (Boston Ivy). Popular rapid growing 
hardy vine. Adheres firmly to stone or brick. The foliage turns a 
brilliant red and crimson in fall 10 

CARDINAL VINE 

(See list of Novelties, Page I) 

BALLOON VINE. Length 15 feet. Very rapid grower. White 



flowers. The seed pods are shaped like miniature balloons 05 

*COB(EA SCAN DENS (Cathedral bells). Climbs thirty feet in a 
season. Flowers are bell shaped. Plant the seed edgewise and 
cover lightly. 

Purple 10 

White 15 



CYPRESS VINE (Ipornea Quamoclit). Dark green feathery foliage, 
innumerable tubular shaped bright scarlet flowers, oz., 30 cts. 05 
DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Rapid growing climber. Bears 
clusters of white and purple flowers of a beautiful tint, even the 
stems being a rich purple. The flowers are followed by orna- 
mental pods 10 

CONVOLVULUS. Brilliant climbing plants which transform win- 
dow boxes, fences, etc., into mazes of color. Lovely anywhere a 
few plants soon cover a large area. Fine for beds, borders, or 
rocks. A few branches laid crosswise, the vines clambering over 
them, form beds of rainbow tinted glory. Bloom all summer 
until frosts cut them down. Love sunshine . Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Convolvulus Mauritanicus. Soft lavender tinted flowers. Charm- 
ing for hanging baskets, stony mounds, rockwork. Love bright 

sunshine % oz., 15 cts... .05 

ECHINOCYSTUS LOBATA (Wild Cucumber). One of the quickest 
growing vines in existence. It is the grandest thing for waste 
places, banks, stone walls. Grows 20 to 25 feet in incredibly short 
time. The seed pods are highly ornamental. Soak the seed 24 
hours in warm, not hot. water, before planting and plant it with 

the eye downward Oz., 30 cts... .05 

♦KUDZU VINE (Pueraria Thunbergi). This is the most remarkable 
rapid growing perennial vine in existence, and is unparalleled for 
ornament and shade. If planted in reasonably rich soil will pro- 
duce a multitude of graceful, hairy twining stems 40 to 50 feet long 



in a season. Ex- 
ceedingly valuable 
for covering loggias, 
arbors, verandas 
and pillars, or for 
any other position 
where a quick shade 
or ground cover is 
desired. The leaves 
are similar in shape 
to those of the Lima 
Bean, and are dark 
green in color and of 
a soft woolly tex- 
ture, and produced 
in great profusion. 
The beautiful pea- 
shaped flowers are 
borne in racemes 4 
to 6 inches long, and 
are suggestive of 
miniature racemes 
of Wistaria. *4 oz., 
25 cts. ; pkt., 10 
cts. 



*C 1 e m a t i s Coc- 
ci nea. The scarlet 
Clematis. Flowers 
are of a rarely 
beautiful pitcher- 
shape. Color a 
bright orange scar- 
let. Very showy 
and attractive. Del- 
icate perfume. 

Pkt., 10 cts. 



Butterfly Runner Bean 



Per pkt. 

BUTTERFLY RUNNERBEAN. The whole plant when in bloom 
gives the impression of a mass of gorgeously hued butterflies perched 
on slender branches, falling and rising in the breeze. Tbe flowers 
are very large, prettily waved, wings pure white, standards salmon 
rose, forming a very pretty contrast. Rivals some of the finest 

Sweet Peas Oz., 25 cts... $0.10 

♦CLEMATIS PANICULATA. An invaluable climbing plant. 
Grows in one season 20 to 25 feet. Rapidly covers any trellis wall 
or other object with a dense mass of small glossy green leaves, 
from out of which during July till September shine the pure white 
flowers like so many stars % oz. , 25 cts.. . .10 



Permlsetum Ruepellianum 



ANDROPOGON ARGENTEUM. Silvery foliage, fine for groups. 

Ht. 3 feet Oz., 50 cts... .10 

EULALIA JAPONICA. Hardy perennial grass. Long graceful 
leaves of a dark green, striped cream white. 

Vi oz., 25 cts... .10 

ZEBRINA. Ht. 5 feet. The deep green foliage is barred at'intervals 
with white and yellow stripes. Very ornamental. 

Vi oz., 25 cts. . . .10 

ERYANTHUS RAVENNA. Closely resembles the well known 
Pampas grass. Fine rushlike foliage and silvery plumes. Highly 
ornamental for lawn. Sown early will bloom first season 10 

PENNISETUM RUEPELLIANUM. Leaves are long, slender, deep 
green, gracefully recurved. Panicles appear late July. Silvery 
plumes tinted a violet purple and waving in the sunlight are of 
picturesque beauty. Ht. 3 to 4 feet Vi oz., 20 cts... .10 

STIPA LAGASCEA (Feathergrass). Long narrow, silvery white 
feathery plumes. Planted with, or when cut arranged with, Ice- 
land or Shirley poppies, the decorative effect is delightful. 

Oz., 40 cts. . . .10 

MIXED PERENNIAL ORNAMENTAL GRASSES. 

Oz., 25 cts.. . .05 




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Group of various Gourds 
Boy holding up Hercules’ Club 



HUMULUS JAPONICUS (Japan Hop). Splendid Pkt ' 
climber of rapid growth. Very ornamental. Ht. 

12 to 15 feet Oz., 50 cts. ..$0.10 

Variegata (Striped Japan Hop). Very ornamental, 
the dark green leaves exquisitely mottled with 
silvery or cream white 10 

IPOMOEA (Morning Glory). Sow seeds indoors early 
in season and transplant when weather is warm. . . 

Heavenly Blue. Deep azure blue, shading white 
toward centre y 4 oz., 30 cts... .10 

Bona Nox (Evening Glory). Large fragrant violet 
flowers, open toward evening. 15 feet Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 

Grandiflora alba (Moonflower) . Large heart shaped 
leaves, and very fragrant, pure white, large flowers. 

5 to 6 inches in diameter. Open during dull days 
and in the evening. 25 to 30 feet. Vi oz., 30 cts. . . .10 

Soak in warm water 24 hours before planting, 
germinates slowly. 

Grandiflora Rosea. Same as White Moonflower, 
but the flowers are a soft rose V 2 oz., 40 cts. . . .10 

*LINAR1A CYMBALINA (Kenilworth Ivy). Ex- 
cellent for hanging baskets, vases, pots, old stone 
walls. Throughout the summer the plant is covered 
with masses of dainty lilac and yellow flowers like 
miniature Antirrhinums. The foliage is very pretty, 
glossy green, and three-lobed. Ht. 4 inches 10 

*MAURANDIA (Half-hardy Perennial). Graceful 
plants with Gloxinia-like flowers ranging in color 
from pure white to lavender violet and rose purple. 

Fine for hanging baskets, window' boxes, pots, and 
vases. Flower in very short time from seed. Finest 
mixed Vi oz., 75 cts.. . .10 



THE GOURD FAMILY 



One of the favorite ornamental climbers. Many fantastic fruits are 
found amongst the gourds. They are all annuals, grow very rapidly 
and are of most interesting variety. p er p j £t 

Dipper or Calabash also called Chinese Bottle Gourd. The fruit is of 
slender neck-like form for two thirds of its length, widening at the 
apex in the form of a bowl. In tropical countries the shells are 
dried and used by the natives for drinking vessels . Oz., 40 cts.. .$0.05 
Dishcloth. Chinese Loofa or Sponge Gourd. Fruit large and 
elongated with a spongy network of tough fibre inside, which, when 
dried is used by the Orientals for the soles of their sandals. Used 

as a sponge in the bath Oz., 50 cts.. . .05 

Gooseberry. Small green fruit resembling gooseberries. 

V4 oz., 20 cts.. . .05 

Hercules Club. The boy in the picture holds it in his hand. The 

fruit is very long, white Oz., 30 cts.. . .05 

Nestegg Gourd. White, size of a hen’s egg. Much used for hen’s 

nests Oz., 40 cts... .05 

Orange. Small fruit. Highly prized for its fragrant aroma which 

will perfume a whole room Oz., 40 cts... .05 

Pearshaped Gourd. Very prettily striped cream yellow and green. 

Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 

Serpent Gourd. 3 to 5 feet long, slender and striped like a serpent. 



Oz., 30 cts. . . .05 

Sugartrough. Old-fashioned Sap bucket Oz., 30 cts... .05 

Turk’s Cap. Turban shaped. Very beautiful; striped white and 

red V4 oz., 25 cts.. . .05 

Mixed Gourds all kinds Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Collection of the 10 sorts listed, one of each packet, 40 cts. 




MOMORDICA BALSAM I N/£ (Balsam Apple). A remarkably fast 
growing annual vine, bright green foliage and golden waited fruits. 

When fully ripe the fruits break open displaying the bright crimson 
red interior. Ht. 10 feet. Seeds must be sown where the plants 
are to grow Oz., 50 cts... .10 

MOMORDICA CHARANTIA (Balsam Pear). Resembles the pre- 
ceding in every respect except that the fruit is pearshaped. 

Oz., 50 cts... .10 

PASSIFLORA CCERULEA (Passion Vine.) Very quick and pro- 
fuse grower. Vines will run 10 to 30 feet, and be covered with 
bloom. The foliage is a rich green, of a five-lobed shape. Color of 
bloom is a combination of sky-blue, red, white, and variegated; 
size 3 to 4 inches across. Superb for the window garden or con- 
servatory; nothing more beautiful for the garden. Roots do not 
die in winter. Grow stronger each year and are ready early in 
spring with their beautiful green shoots 10 

THUNBERGIA ALATA. Slender growing climbers. Ht. 4 feet. 
Rapidly covering vases, window boxes, hanging baskets, with a 
wealth of brilliant flowers ranging in color from creamy white to 
yellow and deep orange with black centres. Bloom profusely 
through all summer V4 oz., 40 cts... .05 

TROPAiOLUM CANARIENSIS (Canarybird vine). A very pretty 
annual climber. Delicately fem-like foliage and lovely fringed 
canary-yellow flowers, swinging on slender stems like large yellow 
butterflies posed for flight 05 

MIXED CLIMBING PLANTS Oz., 50 cts... .10 

THE CHILDREN’S FLOWER 
GARDEN 



The little ones want a garden all to themselves. They love to plant 
the seeds, watch their sprouting growth, and final flowering. Give them a 
bit of ground all their very own to have and to hold, to dig and to sow, 
to plant and to reap the beauty of blossoming things. 

We have carefully selected certain varieties of seeds which grow, so to 
speak, by themselves with the least care, all annuals, which sprout rapidly, 
the little folk being the most eager for results. A little seed, a bulb 
or two, a few pennies worth, and the child will know more real joy and 
pleasure than many a one with the largest estate tended by skilled gardeners. 

SEEDS THAT WILL GROW WITH LITTLE CARE 

Asters, early flowering Sweet Alyssum 

Calendula Candytuft 

Centaurea (Bachelors’ Button) Eschscholtzia 
Petunias Poppies 

Sweet Peas Ricinus 

Verbena Mignonette 

Zinnias Nasturtiums 

The 20 packets for 50 cts. 

10 packets, your choice, 30 cts. 

5 packets, your choice, 20 cts. 



Balsams 
Cosmos 
Marigold 
Portulaca 
Lupin us 
• Annual Phlox 



Moonflowers 




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JAPANESE FLOWER SEEDS 



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Nelumbium Speciosum — Japan Sacred Lotusflower 



ANEMONE JAPONICA. 

Largesilvery white (low- 
ers borne on long stilT 
stems (perennial). Vi 

oz., 30 cts. ; pkt., 10 
cts. 

DIANTHUS LACINI- 
ATUS MIRAB1LIS. 

The most beautiful 
varied flowers of Dian- 
thus fringed, single, 
semi-double in all tints 
and shades from white 
rose to deep maroon. 
Pkt., 10 cts. 

CHRYSANTHEMUM 
JAPONICUM. Giant 
flowers of this Queen of 
Autumn, all shades mix- 
ed. Trial pkt., 10 cts.; 
pkt., 25 cts. 

IRIS KAEMPFERI. The 

most interesting new 
Hybrids can be raised 
from the Iris seed. It 
takes a little patience as 
the plant will not flower 
before the second year, 
but the results justify 
the waiting. Oz., 50 
cts.; pkt., 10 cts. 

HIBISCUS MUTA- 
BILIS. Very fine var- 
iety, buff with crimson 
centre. Pkt., 10 cts. 

LOTUS (Nelumbium 
Speciosum). White or 
rose. Pkt., 10 cts. 




Japan Primula 



Lotus seed must be planted in very wet soil and before 
planting scrape the germ end slightly to facilitate germin- 
ation Give plenty of warmth and water. The plants 
flower the second year. 




A Wild Flower Nook 



Per pkt. 

LILIUM AURATUM. Try raising this from seed. It will flower in two years. 

From actual results we know that bulbs raised from seed give astonishing 
results as to size of flowers and hardiness Trial pkt., 10 cts.. $0.25 

MORNING GLORY IMPERIALIS. These magnificent sorts of Morning Glories 
are getting to be known and every season the demand increases. We offer 



the very best. 

Giant Variety. Flowers are five inches in diameter 10 

Single Fringed Oz., 25 cts... .05 

Single Yellow. Very Rare 10 



Best Double. Finest tints Trial pkt., 10 cts.; oz., 40 cts. . .25 

Tokio Beauties. Miniature Morning Glories of ethereal beauty. Exhibitions 
of these lovely flowers are held by the Japanese enthusiasts every season, 
vying with each other in the production of newer and still more beautiful 
varieties. We have secured seed from some of the Finest Prize exhibition 
blooms Trial pkt., a few seeds, 10 cts.. . .25 

PRIMULA JAPONICA. Lovely variety of Primula. Large heads of flowers in 
rose to mauve tints Trial pkt., 10 cts... .25 

PHYSALIS FRANCHETTI (Chinese Lantern plant). This lovely plant is very 
ornamental. The brilliant red flower is enclosed in a bright green outside set of 
petals giving the appearance of a light set inside a lantern. Of very easy grow th . 10 



OUR MIXTURE OF QUICK GROWING BEAUTIFUL ANNUALS 

Per pkt., 5 cts; Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz., 40 cts.; Vi lb., $1.50. 



MIXED CHOICE PERENNIALS 



Per pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz m 30 cts.; oz., 50 cts.; Vi !!>•» $1.75. 



MIXTURE BEST ADAPTED FOR SEASHORE 

Per pkt., 10 cts.; Vi oz., 25 cts.; oz.,40cts.; Vi lb., $1.25. 



WILDFLOWER MIXTURE 



Profusion of bloom from early summer until frost. Invaluable where a continuous 
display is desired. Pkt., 5 cts.; Vi oz., 15 cts.; oz., 25 cts.; Vi lb., 75 cts. 






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A Beautiful Lawn 



WATERING THE LAWN 

Water must be always applied in a manner that the moisture reaches 
the roots, mere surface sprinkling is of no use. In warm weather water 
only in the early morning or after sundown. A good thing is, to let lawn 
sprinklers run for awhile on one spot, until thoroughly saturated, then re- 
move to next one until the whole lawn has had a good soaking which will 
last better than a slight application of water several times. 

WEEDS 

One of the most frequent weeds in the lawn is the Dandelion. These 
have long taproots and must be taken out thoroughly to keep out. A 
good tool is an asparagus knife with a long blade, which reaches to bottom of 
root. Plantains also infest lawns. They can be easily drawn out with 
the hand. Wherever weeds leave an empty spot sprinkle a little fresh grass 
seed and press down hard. It will soon obliterate with fresh growth. No 
matter what tools are offered for the extirpation of weeds nothing takes the 
place of conscientious hand weeding. 

BERGER’S TIP TOP LAWN GRASS " 

(25 lbs. to the Bushel) 

Of highest purity and greatest vitality. All varieties carefully pro- 
portioned so as to maintain a bright rich green color from first appearance 
to late frosts. One pound will sow a plot 20 x 20 ft.; 80 pounds will sow 
an acre. 

One lb. ,40 cts. ; 5 lbs., $1.75; 10 lbs., $3.25; 25 lbs., $8.00; 100 lbs., 
$30.00. 

Price includes delivery. 

OUR VELVET SOD LAWN GRASS 

(22 lbs. to the Bushel) 

This is a very fine grade of Grass seed. Composed of finest recleaned 
grasses free from weeds, chaff, and foreign matter. In comparing prices 
always note the weight of the seed. Cheap Lawn grass seeds will weigh 
from 14 to 16 lbs. to the bushel, owing to the large mixture of coarse ma- 
terial. 

One lb., 35 cts., postpaid; 5 lbs., $1.00; 25 lbs., $7.50; 100 lbs., $28.00. 



SHADY PLACE LAWN GRASS SEEDS 

No grass will grow under Pine trees. 

If greenery is wanted under pine or conifer trees, small creeping plants 
must take the place of the grassy sod. Bare unsightly spots will, however, 
appear in places around evergreens, etc., where the sun does not penetrate. 
This can be remedied by using this seed, which is composed of varieties 
of grasses thriving in shady spots. 

One lb., 40 cts.; one bu., of 20 lbs., $7.00, including delivery. 



TERRACE SOD GRASS 

Special mixture of grasses which cannot be washed out by rains and 
which produce a fine velvety green surface. The roots of all these sorts 
are especially strong and deep. 

One lb., postpaid, 50 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $2.25; bu. of 20 lbs., 
not prepaid, $6.75. 



LAWNS 

The paramount question asked every 
spring by owner of Bungalow or Country 
estate alike is. 

How can I establish a beautiful perman- 
ent lawn? 

How can I restore a poor lawn? 

How can I keep a well established lawn in 
good condition? 

We say. First of all, buy only the very 
best seed obtainable, even if it costs a 
little more. You wish to raise Grass not 
weeds. Be sure that the soil for your lawn 
is rich, so as to furnish the grass roots an 
abundance of food. Dig up the soil to a 
depth of 8 inches, enrich it by adding well 
rotted Manure, or bone meal or pulverized 
Sheep manure. Rake the surface perfectly 
even leaving no hollows or unequalities in 
the soil, then sow the seed liberally. Four 
bushels and even more to one acre is none 
too much for a new lawn. For renovating 
old lawns 1J to 2 bushels to acre. For a new 
plot 15 x 25 ft. two quarts is sufficient. To 
renovate such a plot one quart will suffice. 
Never sow grass seed on a windy day. Sow 
the seed as early in the spring as possible to 
get the grass well started before the very 
hot weather arrives. It is a matter of 
opinion whether fall or spring is better to 
start a new lawn. We are in favor of spring 
sowing. 

If your established lawn has been 
fertilized in fall it will not need it in spring. 
If not, the best dressing for a lawn in spring is one of Bonemeal 
or Canadian hardwood ashes. Put on thick enough to give the grass a 
grayish appearance after the application. Nitrate of Soda applied 
cautiously is the best remedy to make the lawn appear especially thrifty and. 
a beautiful green color. For a small plot 25 x 25, place 1 lb. in 50 gallons 
of water and sprinkle the grass. The effect will show in a very short time. 

GRASS FOR THE SEASHORE 

Mixture of fine grasses thriving in sea air and heavy sea fogs. Sow as 
early as possible in the spring. Use 100 lbs. to the acre. One lb. for plots 
200 square feet. 

One lb., postpaid, 50 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $2.25; 20 lbs., not pre- 
paid, $7.00. 

LAWNGRASS FOR THE SOUTH 

A fine mixture of grasses best adapted to withstand great heat and 
drought. 

One lb., postpaid, 40 cts.; 5 lbs., postpaid, $1.75; 20 lbs., not 
prepaid, $5.00. 

CLOVERS 

WHITE CLOVER 

Mixed with other grasses is very desirable, on account of its creeping 
stems, for lawn purposes, a binder; and of considerable value for perma- 
nent pastures. Crop short. 

Extra fancy seed, 1 lb., 50 cts.; (by mail 58 cts.); 10 lbs., $4.75; 
bu. (60 lbs.), $27.50; 100 lbs., $45.00. 

Choice seed, clean, but not as bright as above, 1 lb., 45 cts.; (by 
mail, 53 cts.); 10 lbs., $4.25; bu. (60 lbs.); $24.50; 100 lbs., $40.00. 

CRIMSON CLOVER 

Annual crop much used in the East and South for soiling or pasture. It 
is being tried in the North. 

One lb., 20 cts. (by mail 28 cts.); 10 lbs., $1.80; bu. (60 lbs.J 
$10.00; 100 lbs., $15.00. 

FANCY MEDIUM RED CLOVER 

Clover seed this year is very high, and good qualities are scarce, due to 
the long rainy summer. Much seed is colored, weedy, and of poor germina- 
tion. Sow the cleanest, highest germination seed you can find. If unable 
to determine yourself what is good, send samples of what you are offered 
to your State Experiment Station, or the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Seed Laboratory, at Washington for analysis. Our seed is the 
purest and highest high testing seed we can buy and we are at all times 
willing to submit samples from identical lots of seed. Sow 8 to 10 pounds 
to the acre. 

One lb., 25 cts. (by mail, 35 cts.); 10 lbs., $2.25. Write for sam- 
ples. 

MAMMOTH RED CLOVER, FANCY SEED 

Grows larger than the medium, does well on light thin lands. Price 
January 20th, always subject to market changes. 

One lb., 35 cts. (by mail, 40 cts.); 10 lbs., $3.00. 



All grass and clover seed prices subject to change with 
market prices. 




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Prices on this list of Bulbs and Tubers (except where noted), 
include free delivery by mail, express or freight. Write for “Special 
Prices" where larger quantities are desired. 



AMARYLLIS 



More and ever more do these royal flowers gain favor with us. The 
demand has increased enormously in the last five years, and with those who 
have begun to cultivate these gorgeous flowers it has become a real craze. 
We are in a position to supply the very best in that line, marvels in size, 
coloring and profuseness of bloom. 

DIRECTIONS FOR PLANTING 

It is an accepted idea that Amaryllis are hard to grow, while in fact they 
are amongst the easiest flowers to bring to perfection. Plant as soon as 
bulbs are received, in a compost of two thirds good garden loam, adding 
one third of leaf mold and a small addition of sharp sand. Plant the bulb 
only one half below the surface, leaving the other end out of the soil. Give 
more water after the flower scape begins to develop. A little weak liquid 
manure will produce larger flowers and more vivid coloring. The flowering 
period is average three to four weeks. After flowering keep them in a warm 
place and water freely until end of August, when water must be gradually 
withheld and the bulbs allowed to go to rest. They are ready to repot 
into new soil any time after October first. Or they can be stored in dry' 
material such as sand. Cocofiber, etc., and kept over in a frost proof place 
until the following spring. 

We offer a list of truly magnificent species. 




NEW ROYAL AMARYLLIS 

This new race of Amaryllis produces a bulb of enormous size and strength, 
throwing up broad, healthy foliage and stout flower scapes, each producing 
blossoms of truly gigantic size. The flowers are often a foot or more across, 
larger than the Auratum Lily, and with colors which for purity and intensity 
are marvels. A well known specialist has spent years in hybridizing and 
perfecting this strain, during which time they have been seen by horticul- 
tural experts all over the world, and their great superiority over all known 
Amaryllis fully acknowledged. The colors vary from as near pure white 
as has ever been found, to the deepest maroon, taking in all intermediate 
shades and showing contrasting stripes of white, rose scarlet, blood red, etc. 
To have the best in Amaryllis give our Royal Strain a trial. 

Each bulb, $100; six for $5.00. 

Each bulb is really worth five times the amount, but we wish to dis- 
seminate these floral wonders. 

GENERAL LIST OF AMARYLLIS Each Doz . 
A. Bella Donna. Flowers midsummer and fall. Stems 
2} to 3 feet high cairying from 6 to 12 flowers in umbels. 

Color a most exquisite silvery rose. Incomparable for 

cutting and decorating. Lasts a long time in water $0 15 $1 65 

Extra strong bulbs _ 20 2.00 

Amaryllis Equestris (Barbadoes Spice Lily). Bright 
orange scarlet, with pure white star in throat and white 
line through part of petals. Free bloomer and very showy . .15 1 50 

Extra strong bulbs 20 2 00 




Amaryllis — Hallii 



A. Hallii. (Japan Amaryllis or Lycoris.) Produces in early 
spring attractive green foliage, which grows until July 
when it ripens off and disappears, and everyone not familiar 
with the growth of the bulb, would think it had died, when,- 
about a month later, as if by magic, the flower stalks 
spring up from the ground to a height of 2J to 3 feet, de- 
veloping umbels of large and beautiful lily like flowers, 

3 to 4 inches across, and from 8 to 12 in number. Color a 

most delicate rosy mauve, shaded with clear blue. A color Each doz. 



like the softest evening sky $.20 $2 00 

Extra strong bulbs 30 3 00 



Note. As this bulb, contrary to other Amaryllis is perfectly hardy, it 
can be planted either fall or spring. Cover the crown 3 to 4 inches. This 
Amaryllis is most beautiful in the herbaceous border among shrubbery or 
in groups. 

A. Formossifsima (St. Jacob’s Lily). Very showy flower, 
of deepest scarlet. Can be grown in pebbles and water 
like a Hyacinth, and will give beautiful bloom in winter 
garden. Planted outdoors in the spring it will flower in 

summer 

Extra large, strong bulbs 

A. Johnsoni. A grand Amaryllis. Immense flowers of 
great substance. The color is an intense deep crimson 
scarlet, with a broad white stripe through each petal. 

Bloom beautifully in the house in winter, or outdoors in 

summer. Large bulbs 

Monstrous bulbs 

A. Vallota Purpurea (Scarborough Lily). A most ex- 
quisite fall and winter flowering lily-like flower. Splendid 
for winter garden and pot culture. Produce strong, tall 
spikes of fiery scarlet flowers. Plant several bulbs in a 
receptacle 10 to 12 inches diameter, the gorgeous effect will 
amply repay you. Each spike carries to 5 to 8 flowers. The 

effect is that of living, glowing flame 

A. Nerine Sarniensis. A most beautiful species of Amaryllis 
like flowers. They succeed splendidly in the house, throw- 
ing up strong stems. 18 to 24 inches high, carrying umbels 

of richest glowing salmon-rose flowers 

A. Nerine Japonica. This beautiful Nerine flowers in late 
fall from November to January. The flowers are a deep 
scarlet crimson, the anthers a lighter shade and the whole 
flower makes the effect of being frosted with silver. It 
sparkles in the sun or in artificial light. Small bulbs com- 
mence to flower, and last in bloom a long time. 

Extra large bulbs Per 100 SI 0.00 



.15 1.50 

.20 2.00 

.35 3 00 

.40 4 00 

.25 2.50 

.25 2.75 

15 1 50 




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Agapanthus Umbellatus 

AGAPANTHUS UMBELLATUS 



(Blue African Lily.) One of the most showy and striking plants. 
The color is the most intense clear blue, so rare in flowers, the 
blossoms being carried on long stems in heavy umbels, as many as 
12 to 15 flowers to each stalk. Unexcelled for planting in large 
tubs or pots of several tubers to the tub. Make an ideal lawn, 
conservatory or veranda decoration. These tubers can be planted 
with great effect along running water. In very cold climates the 
tubers must be lifted in October and stored in a dry cellar or frost 
proof place in dry sand when they can be replanted in spring. Tu- 
bers in pots can be kept in pots or tubs in the cellar over winter 
or in any place where frost does not enter. Each 25 cts.; doz., 
$2.75. 

White form of Agapanthus Umbellatus. Beautiful white 
flowers slightly shaded blue. Each 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 



Ruffled Single Begonias 




ANEMONES 



Beautiful spring and summer flowering plants, bearing both single and 
double flowers, and of a richness of coloring that is almost indescribable. 



Coronaria, SingleJPoppy flowered. Large beautiful saucer- Doz. 

shaped flowers. Magnificent mixed colors 20 

Coronaria (Double Poppy flowering) . The flowers are very 
double, surrounded with large guard petals. The colors 
are of the greatest variety and gorgeousness. Several colors 
are usually blended in one flower like scarlet and purple, 

rose and lilac, white and red 30 

Fulgens. Single rich, dazzling scarlet flowers on graceful 
stems. Especially fine for cutting, lasting a long time 30 



Giant St. Brigid's. A new Irish race, bearing profusely 
magnificent flowers, single, semi-double, and double, 3 to 5 
inches across; of the richest tints, representing all known 
colors. You will see white, flesh color, rose, mauve, purple, 
bright scarlet, maroon, crimson, blue striped, zoned, 
flushed flowers, a floral rainbow. The flowers are borne 
on long graceful stems and the foliage is feathery bright 
green. Grow in the house or over winter in a coldframe 
to plant cut in spring or plant in the ground in sheltered 
spots well protected. They are a show of gorgeous colors 
wherever grown. Large bulbs 30 



100 

1.50 



2.00 

1.75 



2.50 



TUBEROUS BEGONIAS 

One of the most valuable bulbous plants for Lawns in beds, or borders. 
The only gay and brilliant colored flower, that will thrive and blossom 
in absolute shady places While they bloom fine in the sunshine they 
gain an additional lustre of tints in the shade. The gigangic waxy flowers 
are borne on long stout stems well above the beautiful foliage. Begonias 
are of the easiest culture, rarely attacked by either blight or insects. For 
very early bloom start the bulbs in the house in February to March in 
flats in a light soil composed of J good fine soil and f leafmold with a little 
admixture of sand. (We have started Begonias and Gloxinias with great 
success in our prepared Mossfibre) . Plant in flats 2 inches apart and take 
great care that in planting you place the depressed or germ end upward. 
The smooth round side produces the roots. The soil or Mossfiber must 
be kept slightly moist and the whole kept in a warm place near the light. 
As soon as warm weather is settled lift the young plants carefully and set 
in permanent beds. Or plant the bulbs directly in the open when no more 
danger of frosts threatens. 

Begonias prefer situations where no high winds strike them. If planted 
in full sun keep the ground moderately moist. 

SINGLE FLOWERING VARIETIES 

In separate colors. 

White, scarlet, crimson, blush rose, deep rose, yellow, orange. 

Large bulbs in any of these colors: 3, 20 cts.; doz., 60 cts.; 100, S5.00. 

Mixed colors: 3, 15 cts.; doz., 50 cts.; 100, $4.00. 



NEW SINGLE FRILLED BEGONIAS 

In this new and beautiful race the flowers are immense, borne on mas- 
sive stems, each flower charmingly ruffled and frilled. 

Each, 15 cts. ; three, 40 cts.; doz., $1.25; 100, $10.00. 

NEW SINGLE CRESTED BEGONIAS 

The flowers are ruffled and frilled like Giant Petunias or Orchids, and 
each petal crested or bearded as found in Bearded Iris. The colors are 
same as in single Begonias. 

Each, 12 cts.; three, 30 cts.; doz., $1.00; 100, $8.00. 




Anemone St. Brigid’s 





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DOUBLE FLOWERING BEGONIAS FANCY LEAVED CALADIUMS 



In separate colors: Rose, scarlet, white, yellow, orange, or mixed: 

Each, 12cts.; three, 30 cts.; doz., $1.00; 100, $8.00. 

Count Zeppelin. A double form of Hybrid Begonia. Do splendidly 
even in deepest shade. Flower continually throughout summer, the 
colcr is an intense scarlet, rivalling the most fiery Salvia splendens plant. 
These lovely plants reach a height 10 to 12 inches, are very sturdy, and 
send their numerous flower spikes well above the foliage till frost cuts 
them down. 

Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.50; 100, $10.00. 

Lafayette. Same in habit and growth, double flowers of rich, brilliant 
crimson, scarlet. 

Each, 12 cts.; doz. s $1.10; 100, $8.00. 



BESSERA ELEGANS 



The Mexican Coral Drop. As name implies, a charming coral red 
bell-like flower which drops from its many branches like a dainty bell. 
Height 12 to 15 inches, flowering profusely in summer, this pretty plant is 
pleasing to the eye wherever seen. The bulbs must be taken up in late 
fall, same as Begonias. Large bulbs sure to flower. 

Each, 10 cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; per doz., $1.00. 



CALADIUM ESCULENTUM 

One of the grandest ornamental leaf plants wherever tropical effects are 
desired or for showy centrepieces. Grows in any good garden soil, needs 
hardly any care. Unsurpassed for decorative effects. As centres for 
Canna beds invaluable. 

Each medium size, 15 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

Large size, 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Mammoth size, producing enormous plants each, 30 cts.; doz., 
$3.00. Delivery included. 



ACHIMENES 



Profuse blooming tender perennials for greenhouse or conservatory 
decoration during summer. The scaly tubers should be potted in the 
early spring in a compost of turfy loam, leaf mould, and sand. They should 
be grown in a moist, warm temperature, shaded from the sun until they 
begin to bloom, when they should be kept cooler to prolong the duration of 
the flowers. The colors comprise white, shades of lilac, mauve, and 
crimson. 

Mixed Varieties. All colors. Per doz., 75 cts. ; per 100, $5.00. 




Callas 



These truly magnificent tropical foliage plants are but too little known. 
Wherever they have been seen in all their gorgeous tinting they have found 
admirers. Unfortunately only the Brazilian sorts are worth the planting. 
The cheap and dull colored sorts grown in some places hardly deserve a 
place in the garden or in the Conservatory. We have discarded all the 
unsightly coarse varieties and made a selection of the very choicest 
varieties. 

1. Ella. White ground transparent, clouded yellowish green and moss- 
green. 

2. E. Haimer. Transparent white ground, with bright green veins. 

3. Eva M. Satiny rose, transparent mossgreen border. A gem. 




Fancy Caladium 



4. Jessie M. Thayer. Deep red with red velvety veins, interspersed 
with lighter color, turning later in season to white. 

5. Marian. A grand bright red with light green border. 

6. Melba. White with green veins and red spots. Magnificent. 

7. Piculy. Pure transparent bluish white with narrow green border. 

8. Susanna. Violet rose with deep violet red veins and ribs. One of the 
rarest novelties. 

9. Rio Janeiro. Deep watermelon pink veined and blotched green. 
A beauty. 

10. Escarlata. A shining deep red with golden yellow border. Plant 
a group of these gloriously tinted plants. The beauty will surprise you. 

Each bulb, 35 cts.; the ten, $3.00. 

CALLAS FOR SUMMER BLOOM 

These are grand bulbous plants alike beautiful in beds or pots. The 
colors are many and varied. Thrive anywhere, given good soil and a good 
supply of moisture. When in bud an application of weak liquid manure 
will give the flowers greater size and brilliancy of coloring. 

Aurata (Lemon Calla). New and fine, the flowers being a beautiful 
light yellow, with a jet black centre therefore very conspicuous and showy-. 
Its foliage is large and handsome, deep green, freely spotted white. Makes 
a most superb pot plant. Each 25 cts.; doz., $2.75. 

Calla Elliottiana. The finest yellow Calla. of a deep rich golden yellow 
color with large flowers, 4 to 5 inches across: foliage spotted with silvery- 
white. A free bloomer and easily forced in the house: exquisite. Each 
30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

Godfreyana. A superb novelty in Callas. Dwarfer in type with all the 
beauty of the taller growing species. It is exceedingly free blooming, 
the blossoms being of the purest glistening showy whiteness. Each, 
25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

Mrs. Roosevelt. Flowers light clear yellow, produced freely on long 
stems. Foliage, deep rich green, distinctly and freely blotched with 
white, making the plant very effective for banking and other forms of 
decorations, and more distinct and showy than Fancy Caladiums for 
many purposes. It does well planted outside, grows strong and flowers 
freely. Probably the best Calla for this purpose extant. Extra large 
bulbs, 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

Rhemanni (Pink). This magnificent new Calla has a large flower of 
a rich, deep shade of pink that is perfectly exquisite A strong, easy 
grower, and a free bloomer. Each, 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. 

Ricardia maculate. Spotted Leaved Calla. Dark glossy green foliage, 
spotted silvery white: flowers same as the C. Aethiopica; habit some- 
what smaller. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.00. 

One each of above six sorts of beautiful Callas which in bloom form a 
unique decoration, $1.50. Three of any kind at dozen rates. Delivery 
included in price. 




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H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 

CANNAS 



No other bedding plant will give the same uniform satisfaction in our 
varied and trying climate. They do well in any section of the country, 
and stand preeminently at the head of the list, succeeding in sunny positions 
in any kind of soil and responding quickly to liberal treatment by gorgeous- 
ness of bloom, size of foliage and height of stems. For best results the 
beds should be spaded two feet deep and a good amount of well decayed 
manure incorporated thoroughly with the soil. At all times give a liberal 



supply of water. For the very best effects plant in large masses of one color, 
setting the tubers two feet apart. 

Note. Where the earliest flowering is desired, start the Canna roots in 
February in shallow boxes filled with good garden soil, water thoroughly 
and set in a warm place. When five to six inches high the young plants 
can be either potted and kept until all danger of frost is over or the roots 
can be set out as soon as soil is warm. 



TALL GROWING CANNAS 

Alphonse Bouvier. Dark crimson flower, green foliage, 5 feet. 

Black Prince. Showy flowers of crimson scarlet overlaid deep maroon, 

5 feet. 

Chameleon. Flowers open a rich orange, striped with red, then turn 
to yellow' and rosepink, 5 feet. 

Jupiter. Furnished right down to the base with an abundance of deep 
purple foliage, some leaves 1 foot wide and 3 feet long, rich red flowers. 
A giant canna and extremely effective. Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

King Humbert. The flowers are immense, measuring 6 inches in 
diameter, produced in heavy trusses of gigantic size, color a brilliant 
orange scarlet with bright red markings while the foliage is broad and 
massive, of a rich coppery bronze, with brownish markings. Bold and 
effective as centrepiece or in border, as a showy bed on lawn surrounded 
with lower growing Cannas, the general effect is stunning. Height 5 to 

6 feet. Each 18 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

President Meyer. Handsome bronze and sepia foliage; flowers large 
in wide trusses, cherry carmine. Height 6 feet. 

Pennsylvania. Lustrous wavy petals of great size. The richest shades 
of orange and scarlet exquisitely blended. Height 6 feet. 

Rosea Gigantea. A rich rosepink flower of great size and a most pro- 
fuse bloomer. The flower heads are of wondrous size. It is really a 
magnificent Canna both in flower and foliage. Each 25 cts.; doz., 
$2.50. Height 4J to 5 feet. 

Wyoming. One of the most majestic Cannas. Blooms are orange 
yellow, true Orchid flowering with large rounded petals which flutter 
in the breezes like glittering flags. Height 7 feet. 



MEDIUM SIZED CANNAS 

Chas. Henderson. Bright crimson, green foliage, 3| feet. 

Crimson Bedder. Intense scarlet flowers, green foliage, 3 feet. 
Egandale. A very fine bronze leaved sort with cherry red flowers, 
3j- feet. 

Florence Vaughan. Rich golden yellow spotted scarlet, 2| feet- 
Gladiaflora. Flowers look exactly like a Gladioli. Color crimson, chang- 
ing to carmine rose with an irregular edge of gold, 3J feet. Each 15 cts. ; 
doz., $1.50. 

Mile. Berat. Flowers a soft rosy carmine pink, 3 feet. 

Madame Crozy. Vermilion with golden border. One of the most 
popular Cannas, 3j feet. 

R. Wallace. The finest yellow Canna grown. Enormous flowers, 

3? feet. 

Floral Park. A beautiful salmon. Orange bordered bright yellow, 

3 feet. 

Souvenir de Madame Nardy. A very unique flower. Bright yellow 
spotted with large black blotches. 31 feet. 

Mrs. Alfred F. Conard. One of the finest Novelties introduced. The 
exquisite salmon pink flowers are very large, borne in erect abundantly 
furnished heads so freely produced as to keep a superb showing for months 
above the light green foliage. Each 15 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

Price for all Cannas listed where not specially noted: Each 10 cts.; 
doz., $1.00. If wanted by mail add 10 cts. per dozen. 

Mixed Cannas. Tall or medium sized sorts per doz., $1.00; per 100 
$7.50, postpaid. 



CHILDANTHUS FRAGRANS 

The blooming of this new bulb with us last season was a revelation of 
beauty. It is much like an Amaryllis, with a strong bulb, which starts 
growth and blooms as soon as potted. The flowers are borne in clusters, 
4 to 6, and are in color the brightest golden yellow, and such fragrance. 
Strong and delicious without being in any way rank or offensive as is the 
case with many highly scented flowers. Two or three spikes of these 
exquisite large yellow blossoms are produced at each blooming period. 
Pot the bulbs at any time, winter or spring, and they will soon be in bloom. 
A truly magnificent thing. Strong bulbs. Each 10 cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; 
12 for 85 cts. 

CRINUM 

This grand new plant forms large, imposing clumps that are a mass of 
clustered heads of pure white, fragrant flowers. The flowers have a peculiar 
and striking beauty which must be seen to be appreciated. The flowers are 
borne in large clusters, are of a waxy whiteness, and unsurpassed fragrance. 
More beautiful than most of the high-priced Lilies. An extra choice garden 
flower which we cannot too strongly recommend. Also a fine pot plant. 
Fimbriatulum (Milk and Wine Lily). A strong grower, not particular 
as to soil. Flowers in umbels; very large and showy, striped white and 
crimson; 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Exceedingly choice and desirable 
as a pot plant or bedding out during summer in the North. The frag- 
rant flowers produce a sensation when seen. Each, 40 cts. ; 3 for $1.10. 
Kirki. This produces a large, round bulb, which grows to weigh as much 
as ten pounds. It is of the easiest culture, and sure to succeed with every- 
one. Its flowers are large, and like a most beautiful Lily, borne in im- 
mense clusters at the top of the stout scapes. Color, soft delicate blush, 
with a scarlet bar through the centre of each petal, and very sweet 
scented. Each 50 cts.; 3 for $1.35 postpaid. 

Omatum. Very rare and supremely beautiful. Flowers of immense 
size, almost as large as an Auratum Lily. Color pure white, with a deep 
band of brightest, richest crimson through centre of each petal. Orchids 
only can equal this flower in supreme beauty and contrast of coloring. 
Flowers very fragrant and borne in great clusters. Strong bulbs. Each 
75 cts., postpaid. 

Powelli. One of the most exquisite Crinums in existence. The clusters 
of large, rosy red flowers are borne on tall erect stems. 

Powelli Alba. A pure white type of this beautiful Crinum. Nothing 
more effective than a group of the rosy red, white, and the third of this 
royal type, the flowers of which are a rose blush tint. One each of 
these three magnificent Crinum bulbs, $1.00; each, 35 cts., 
postpaid. 



CYCLOBOTHRA FLAVA 

Narrow grassy foliage, and a constant bloomer. Flowers bell-shaped, 
bright yellow dotted brown. Very graceful and in every respect a perfect 
gem. In many ways it closely resembles the superb Calochortus of Cali- 
fornia. Like Milla and Bessera it is easily grown in the open ground, 
treated like a Gladiolus. Each 5 cts. ; 3 for 10 cts. ; 12 for 35 cts. 



DAHLIAS 

The Dahlia has come into its own. A wave of Dahlia enthusiasm 
has swept over the country. Societies have been started and many of 
these devoted admirers of Queen Dahlia vie with each other in the pro- 
duction of the finest flowers. We offer some of the acknowledged best 
sorts. 

WELL KNOWN SORTS OF CACTUS 
DAHLIAS 

1. Aschenbroedel. Orange pink with delicate yellow tips. 

2. Amos Perry. Brightest vermilion scarlet. 

3. Britannia. Soft salmon, suffused pink. 

4. Count Victor von Schaeffel. A beautifully shaped flower. Soft 
delicate pink, edged a deeper rose. 

5. Elsa. White suffused and edged pink. Very fine. 

6. Florence M. Stredwick. A very finely formed pure white Cactus 
Dahlia with long narrow petals; small florets at the base of each petal. 
It is really a double Cactus Collaret which gives it a most novel and 
distinct fringed appearance. 

7. Gabriel. Bright salmon tipped white. Incurved flowers. 

8. General Buller. Rich velvety maroon, tipped white. Known as 
“Frank Smith.” 

9. Harbor Light. Immense size. Long incurved petals deep yellow, 
margined red, very effective. 

10. Kriemhielde. Deep rosy pink with light centre. Keeps a long time 
after cutting. A favorite for decorations. 

11. Libelle. Beautifully formed dark purple, profuse bloomer. Full 
to the centre. 

12. Mabel Tullock. Immense size, deep rose pink, tinting lighter to- 
ward the centre. 

13. Mont Blanc. A magnificent pure white. Long stiff stems absolutely 
full to the centre. 

14. Mrs. Clinton. Rich salmon. 

15. Prince of Yellows. Soft golden yellow. Very profuse bloomer. 

16. Rising Sun. A glorious combination of sunrise tints. 

17. Mrs. Geo. Stevenson. The very best yellow Cactus. 

18. Standard Bearer. The brightest flaming scarlet. 

19. Thomas Perkins. Flower large, splendidly formed, color a bright 
terra cotta. Strong grower with long stiff stems. Invaluable for 
cutting. 

20. Titania. A beautiful satiny maroon. 

Any of the 20 CaGtus Dahlias listed, 20 cts.; doz., $2.25. 

Delivery is not included in price. The stock we send is large field- 
grown undivided roots, not rootlets which will not flower. 



We do not prepay on Roots, unless especially noted. 



CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



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Rev. A. Hall 

THE GEM OF ALL DAHLIAS “NEW AND 
RARE CACTUS” 

1 . C. E. Wilkins. Large yellow, overlaid clear salmon pink. 

2 Dorothy. Large soft silvery pink, long incurved petals. 

3. Mrs. Shoesmith. Best pure white Cactus Dahlia. 

4. Princess Yettive. Delicate rose, shading amber. 

5. Red Admiral. Rich fiery scarlet, profuse bloomer. 

Rev. A. Hall. Ruby crimson, largest size, with long narrow incurved 
petals. 

7. Etruria. A beautiful autumn shade variety. Golden, shading to 
’ reddish salmon. Very large long slender petals, on long slender stems. 

Height, 4 feet. 

8. Rheinkoenig. A splendid early and profuse blooming white sort 
which is sure to succeed where all others failed. 

9. Leuchtfeuer. Bright red, shaded darker. 

10. Ruth Forbes. Large deep rose pink. A strong grower with long 
, stems. 

Any sort here listed, each 35 cts.; per doz., $3.50. 

POMPON DAHLIAS 

This class is a miniature form of Show and Fancy Dahlias. The flowers 
are round, ball-like, but much smaller. The plants are smaller, of branch- 
ing habit, producing their flowers in endless profusion. They are very 
valuable for the garden where they form spots of beauty, and for cutting 
bouquets, etc. 

1. Allie Mouray. Light pink, tipped dark rose. 

2. Catherine. Clear canary yellow. 

3. Guiding Star. Pure white serrated petals 

4. Daybreak. Soft silvery pink. 

5. Raphael. Dark maroon. 

6. Sunshine. Richest vermilion scarlet. 

Each undivided root of this list, 15 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

CENTURY AND SINGLE DAHLIAS 

1. Blush Century. Very large, soft blush pink. Height 4} feet. 

2. White Century. Snow white of immense size produced in endless 
profusion on long graceful stems. 

3. Golden Century. Richest golden yellow, shaded amber, showing 
up gorgeously under artificial light. Best of all single yellows as a plant 
or cut flower. Height 4 feet. 

4. 20th Century. The original beautiful flower. Early in season 
the flowers are intense rosy crimson, shading to white at tips and base 
of petals. As the season advances the flowers open lighter until by 
October they are nearly white with a bright pink blotch in centre. 

5. Rose Pink Century. Largest and deepest pink, continuous bloomer. 
Height 5 feet. Flower stems 2\ to 3 feet long. 

6. Cardinal Century Very large rich cardinal red flower. Height 
5 feet 

7. Danish Cross. Single floweT. color scarlet with white band running 
through each petal, very distinct. 

Each, 20 cts.; per doz., $2.00. 




Jack Rose 

OLD FRIENDS, DECORATIVE DAHLIAS 

1. Blue Oban. Soft lavender blue, nearest to a blue color in Dahlias. 

2. Cuban Giant. Rich velvety purple shaded maroon. 

3. Catherine Duer. Bright iridescent crimson scarlet. 

4. Clifford W. Bruton. Very large clear canary yellow. 

5. Henry Patrick. Large snow white flowers of great substance. 

6. Jack Rose. The best crimson for garden and cutting. 

7. Kaiserin Augusta Victoria. Large snow white, very early and 
profuse bloomer. 

8. La France. Rich cerise. 

9. Mrs. Roosevelt. Very large soft pink. 

10. Mme. Van den Dael. Very large, silvery rose, shaded deeper rose. 

11. Nymphaea. One of the most delicately beautiful, white, suffused 
shrimp pink. 

12. Zulu. The black Dahlia. Velvety maroon shaded black. 

Each of the listed Decorative Dahlias, strong field-grown undivided 
roots, 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

10 SELECT SHOW AND FANCY DAHLIAS 

1. A. D. Livoni. Clear bright rose pink, quilled petals, the best pink 
Show Dahlia. 

2. Arabella. Soft primrose, shaded and tipped rose. 

3. May Lomas. White, suffused soft lavender, edged blue. 

4. Bird of Passage. White tipped crimson, very distinct. 

5. Queen of Yeliows. Clear canary yellow. ' v 

6. Red Hussar. Rich, dazzling cardinal red. Best red Show Dahlia. 

7. Ruby Queen. Ruby red, richly shaded. 

8. Storm King. The earliest pure white Show Dahlia. Perfect form 
and enormous bloomer. 

9. Mrs. Dexter. Rich salmon. 

10. Esmond. Exquisite shades of sulphur yellow through orange and 
amber. 

1. Frank Goodman. Crimson purple, tipped white. 

2. Keystone. Lilac pink, penciled crimson, very fine. 

3. Mrs. Saunders. Yellow, tipped white, large and fine. 

4. Olympia. Large deep pink, penciled and striped crimson. 

5. Penelope. White flaked rosy lake, beautiful and chaste. 

6. Striped Banner. Scarlet, with white band through centre of petal. 
Each strong undivided field-grown root. 20 cts. ; doz., $2.00. 

PAEONY FLOWERING DAHLIAS 

These are a new type originated in Europe, where they attracted a per- 
fect furore. This variety grows erect, on tall stems, the flowers are of 
immense size, fully 6 to 8 inches across and come in the richest colors. 
When cut they last a very long time. 

1. Big Chief. Enormous size. Rich crimson, margined maroon. 
Strong vigorous plant with fernlike foliage. 

2. Germania. Brilliant strawberry red. 

3. King Leopold. Creamy yellow, shading to deep primrose. 

4. Queen Emma. A charming shade of Hollyhock pink, the inner 
petals banded with gold. 

5. Queen Wilhelmina. Immense fluffy flowers of pure white with 
yellow centre. 

6. La Riante. Bright lilac, very large beautiful flowers. Strong plant. 

7. Sensation. Vermilion red, tipped snow white. Profuse bloomer. 

8. Souvenir de Franz Liszt. Very large. Crimson, richly shaded with 
white markings. 

9. Sunset. Large. Bright red with bright gold tip to each petal. 

10. Cleopatra. Rich oriental red, base of petals primrose yellow. 

Each sort listed in strong roots, 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. 





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H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 
CULTIVATION OF DAHLIAS 



Dahlias will grow and bloom in any kind of soil. More failures are 
caused by having the ground too rich than not rich enough. Spade and 
dig over your soil thoroughly to a depth of a foot or more. If the soil is 
rich use no fertilizer or manure. If the soil is poor incorporate into it some 
very old and well rotted manure or a slight admixture of pulverized sheep 
manure or bone meal. Never plant your Dahlia roots before the weather 
is well settled and until frost is no longer to be feared. June first is about 
the right time. Give at first thorough cultivation, but do not water 
much until the plants come into bud and flower. Do not fail to stir the 
soil after every rain which keeps the soil from crusting or baking on the 
surface. This also conserves moisture in the soil which avoids the nec- 
essity of watering. Nothing is more harmful to Dahlias than planting 
too early or watering too freely. June planted stock will flower in Au- 
gust and continue in full bloom until killed by frost. Plant the roots 4 to 6 
inches deep and 2 to 4 feet apart at least. Further apart will give even 
better results. Not less than 2 feet in beds. 



When you water do it thoroughly. Surface sprinkling will not reach 
nor will it nourish the roots. A thorough soaking once or twice a week 
during a drought with the soil stirred the day after will bring good results. 

Where extra large fine flowers are wanted the mass of buds must be 
thinned out. This will produce much larger flowers and keep more vitality 
in the plant. 

If you do not use your flowers while in bloom cut the faded bloom off as 
soon as possible. 

After the frosts have killed the upper portions of your Dahlias, dig 
carefully on a clear day and allow the roots to dry with as much soil 
around them as possible and put away in the cellar away from heat and 
safe from frost. Any dry place where the temperature does not go below 
45 degrees will answer. 

By leaving soil around the roots they do not break easily, also will net 
dry out too much. It is best to cover the roots with dry soil, coal ashes, 
sawdust, or any material which keeps the air from roots. 



GLADIOLI 

THE FLOWER OF THE FUTURE 

A wonderfully attractive and decorative flower in which the greatest improvements 
are made every year through new seedlings or cross fertilizing. The size of flowers and 
the wonderful brilliancy of the bloom attained show this from season to season. We list 
only those really worthy of being grown which give the very best satisfaction for richness of 
bloom, variety of coloring and vigorous habit. We eschew all those which do not come 
up to these standards. 

Culture. Gladioli prefer a sunny situation. They require perfect drainage, and 
this given, do equally well in light or heavy soil. Well rotted, thoroughly decayed manure 
serves as best fertilizer. To attain the very best results this should be spread in fall on 
place where Gladioli are to be planted the following season and dug thoroughly the spring 
after, before planting bulbs. Never plant before all danger of frosts is past. A con- 
tinuous flowering period can be kept by planting your bulbs two weeks apart till the 
end of June. Set 3 to 4 inches each way. Depth to plant is according to size of bulbs. 
The smaller, 3 to 4 inches, the larger 6 inches deep. About end of October to early No- 
vember (dependent on season), when the foliage has turned yellow, lift bulbs, cut off stems 
and store in an airy place where temperature keeps around 40 to 50. Always stake the 
heavy growing [sorts with light bamboo stakes. 

There are now many hundreds of various types of Gladiolii offered in this country as 
svell as in Europe. From out this bewildering mass we have selected with greatest care 
the very best and most varied in colors, size, and hardiness. 



GENERAL LIST OF GLADIOLI 



America. One of the greatest favorites and most popular Gladi- 
oli. Of most vigorous growth with luxuriant foliage. The spikes 
are 2 to 3 feet long producing a great mass of enormous wide 
expanded flowers, the color an exquisite shade of delicate flesh 
pink. One of the most valuable for cutting. Admirable under 
artificial light. 

Per 1000, $20.00 

Attraction. Dark rich crimson with large pure white centre or 

throat : 

Augusta. The flowers of this beautiful sort open all at one time. 

Bloom very early. Color pure white with blue anthers 

Baron Hulot. The finest blue Gladioli in existence. Rich deep 
indigo blue. Grow this sort with the canary yellow and study 



Brenchleyensis. Vermilion scarlet, very profuse bloomer. 

Showy and brilliant 

Canary Bird. Clear canary yellow. Very early. Best yellow 
Dawnray. Elegant rose with large pure white centre. Ex- 
ceedingly beautiful 

Eugene Scribe. Very large wide open. Flower a tender rose 

shade, blazed carmine rose 

Halley. Delicate salmon pink with roseate tinge, the lower petals 
showing a creamy white blotch with a stripe of bright red 
through the centre, the whole producing a delightful effect .... 

Irene. Delicate pink, freely flaked crimson 

Kunderdi Glory. Each petal is exquisitely ruffled and fluted. 
Stalks grow 4 to 5 feet tall, very robust and produce from 8 
to 12 massive wide expanded beautiful flowers. Color cream 
pink with a slender crimson stripe through the centre of each 

lower petal. A striking beauty 

Jane Dieulafoy. Flowers creamy white, lower petals stained 

maroon. An exceedingly fine sort 

La Luna. The large heavy buds open a pale creamy yellow, 

changing to almost white when fully expanded 

Little Violet. Compact spike of a very pleasing tender lavender 

color 

Madame Lemoine. White, tinted lemon, large crimson blotch 

in centre 

Madame Monneret. Delicate rose. One of the very best pink 

or rose Gladioli 

May. A lovely pure white, flaked rosy crimson. Very profuse 

bloomer 

Mephistopheles. Very large flowers. Outside dark salmon 
red, inside coppery scarlet, the whole tigered bronzy red. The 
coloring of this Gladioli is eminently original, showy and 

effective 

Mrs. F. King. Light scarlet, a pleasing shade 



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Each Doz. 100 

Niagara. In type this variety resembles 
our favorite “America.” The flowers 
are still larger measuring 44 inches 
across. The color is a delightful cream 
shade, the two lower inside petals 
blending to canary yellow. The throat 
is splashed with carmine and the lower 
ends of outside petals are flushed car- 
mine. The stamens are purple and the 

stigmas pale carmine $15 $1.50 $8 00 

Octoroon. Beautiful salmon pink, very 

distinct .15 1.50 8 00 

Panama. Resembles America of which 
it is a seedling. The color.however, is 
a richer, deeper pink. The flowers are 
larger, the spike taller, and the whole a 

Glorified America 30 3. 00 

Primulinus. Rare species from South 
Africa. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall. Very 
vigorous. The flowers are a clear 
primrose yellow to orange. Blooms 
late July. Grow them with blue and 
purple sorts if you want a simply 
gorgeous color effect 20 2 00 




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69 




Group of Gladioli 



OUR EXCELSIOR COLLECTION OF PRIZE 
GLADIOLI 



1. Alaska. A pure white wonderfully attractive sort. Each Doz. 

Very strong grower and bloomer $ 40 $4 00 

2. Blue Jay. A magnificent pure blue 75 7 50 

3. Chicago. White with lavender markings 25 2 50 

4. Florence. Very large flower, bright lilac, large white 

centre. Exquisite 40 4 00 

5. Geralda. Deep bright rose, with conspicuous white ribs 
and throat. Beautiful spike, beautiful flower, and superb 

color 40 4 00 

6. Glowing Coal. Fiery deep scarlet, with a rich velvety 

maroon throat. Rich and brilliant coloring 50 5 00 

7. Lavender Queen. A marvelous blending of lavender 

and mauve tints. Entirely new coloring 30 3 00 

8. Myrtle. The most tender delicate rose imaginable. As 

beautiful as the sky, roseate in the morning 50 5 00 

9. Prince of India. Color varies from light to deep smoky 
gray, many of the petals being zoned and banded with 
dark slaty blue and mottled with white. Of greatest oddity 
and beauty. Combine with deep blue violet and yellow 

or rose .- 50 5 00 

10. Salmon. A marvelously clear and bright salmon pink. 

Exceedingly charming tint 50 5 00 

11. Sunburst. Very Targe flowers of bright canary edged 

with flames of carmine rose 30 3 00 

12. Viola. An exquisite mauve blue gradually shading into 
deep violet at the edges, throat toned soft canary with 

purple garnet blotch, zoned yellow in lower petals 20 2 00 

One of each of the twelve rare novelties, $5.00 



GLOXINIAS 

The grandest of all summer-blooming bulbs for decoration of the window, 
veranda or conservatory in summer. Everyone is spellbound at their 
regal beauty. They are no trouble at all to grow, and bloom constantly 
until Autumn, when they should be allowed to die down, and the pots kept 
dry in some warm place until next spring, when the bulbs can be started into 
growth again. Our new Gloxinias are great improvements over the older 
sorts, with large luxuriant leaves that recurve in such a manner as to conceal 
the pot they grow in. and erect, large-throated, wide-lobed flowers borne 
above the foliage like a floral crown. These flowers are very large and 
satin-like and of the most exquisite coloring. 

Blanche de Vera. White, rose bordered. 

Defiance. Glittering crimson. 

Emperor William. Blue, white border. 

Etoile de Feu. Carmine red. 

King of Reds. Dark scarlet. 

Marquis de Peralta. White, red bordered. 

Mont Blanc. Pure white. 

Princess Albert. Deep purple. 

Prjncess Elizabeth. White, blue bordered. 

Princess Mathilde. White, rose bordered. 

Queen Wiihelmina. Dark rose. 

Spotted and Tigered. 

Each bulb on above list. 15 cts.; per doz., $1.50; per 100, $10.00. 
Mixed colors, each 10 cts.; per doz., $1.25; delivery included in price. 



Mrs. F. Pendleton. Flowers are large and well Each 
expanded, a lovely flushed salmon ;pink, with 
brilliant carmine, or deep red blotches in the 
throat presenting a vivid contrast of orchid-like 
beauty. When cut in bud and placed in water 
it will open every flower to perfection until all 

are faded $ 35 

Peace. Beautiful large flowers of purest white 
with pale lilac feathering on lower petals. Noth- 
ing finer than this sort 15 

Princeps. Rich crimson with deeper shadings in 
throat and magnificent large white blotches on 
lower petals. Flowers are extra large, as fine as 
an Amaryllis. Blooms for a long time. One of 

the very best sorts 08 

Reine Blanche. Very strong grower, one bulb 
often producing 2 to 3 stems. With exception of 
a very small violet streak at bottom of throat the 
flowers 'are a pure white color turning a fleshy 
white before fading. It is decidedly one of the 

best white Gladioli 

Shakespeare. White, slightly suffused with car- 
mine rose, large blotch of pink 

Wild Rose. Color very beautiful blushrose. Stand- 
ing alone in the delicate and fairylike beauty of 
its form of flowers and coloring. A gem 
Wm. Falconer. Spikes of great length and flow- 
ers of enormous size. Color a delicate rose 



Doz. 



$3 50 



1 50 



100 



.75 $5 00 



20 


2 00 




10 


1 00 


7 00 


12 


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8 00 


12 


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THE COLLECTION OF KING GLADIOLI 



Fire King. Immense Blooms open at the same time. Color Each Doz. 
an intense flaming scarlet. Perfectly stunning. Will surely 



become the leading cut flower of this tint $ 30 $3 00 

Ruby King. Tall graceful spike flower of great substance, 

intense dark ruby red glowing with peculiar richness.^ 25 2 50 

Salmon King. Glowing salmon pink , very showy. Throat 

flamed crimson and white 40 4 00 

Snow King. A magnificent pure white sort remaining white 

in all sorts of weather 50 5 00 

Sulphur King. The most valuable yellow sort ever intro- 
duced. Very long spike of the clearest sulphur yellow 

flowers yet found in’Gladioli 25 2 50 

One bulb each of the five Kings, $1 50. 

One dozen each, 60 bulbs, $13.00. 



GLADIOLI TO COLOR 



Pure white and light shades 

Rose and pink shades 

Red and scarlet shades 

Yellow and orange shades 

Striped and variegated 

Scarlet with white throat 

Blue and violet and mauve tints 

Hardy Lemoines 

Groff’s Golden Medal 

Berger's Superb mixture of all tints 
Good mixture to plant in masses 



Doz. 100 1000 

$0 50 $3 50 $25 

40 2 50 22 

35 2.00 18. 

.75 5.00 45. 

50 3.00 25 . 

.60 3.75 

1.00 • 6 00 

30 2.25 18. 

40 4 00 35 . 

30 2 00 15 50 

25 1 65 12 50 




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EREMURUS 

A majestic plant. A rare ornament for garden and lawn. The 
flowers are closely set around a stem 7 to 8 feet in height, delight- 
fully fragrant, and form a veritable giant fountain of bloom during 
June and July. Plant the tubers, 8 to 9 inches deep in a sunny, if 
possible somewhat sheltered, position. While the plant is hardy 
it is good to protect in winter, especially in very northern latitudes, 
with straw, hay, or leaves, 5 to 6 inches deep. We offer extra 
strong tubers which will flower first season. 




Dielytra Spectabilis 




The Great Ismene 

Each Doz. 

Robustus. Beautiful rose pink flowers $0.75 $7.50 

Himalaicus. White, faintly, flushed rose, exquisite 75 7.50 

Elwesianus. Soft pink with bands of a deeper color down the middle 

of segments 75 7.50 

Bungei. Beautiful golden yellow. One of the rarest and finest 

Eremurus 1.25 12.00 



THE GREAT ISMENE 

Measure shows diameter of flowers, 7 inches. 

Those who are familiar with the true Giant Ismene cannot say enough in praise of 
its beauty and purity. The flowers are of a very large size, like an Amaryllis, novel 
form of snowy whiteness, and exceedingly fragrant. It is really one of the most 
lovely of all the great Amaryllis tribe, having a peculiar grandeur which one can 
appreciate at sight, but cannot describe. Bulbs are large and strong and begin to 
flower in two or three weeks after planting, sending up tall flower stems, which bear 
several of its magnificent blossoms. As a garden bulb treated like a Gladiolus it is 
one of the choicest of all flowers. Do not fall to try it. It will more than please you, 
for it is superior to the Bermuda Easter Lily as a flowering bulb. Each 20 cts. ; 
3 for 50 cts.; 7 for $1.00. Delivery included. 

DIELYTRA SPECTABILIS 

(BLEEDING HEART) 

An old-fashioned and well known flower, but ever beautiful in the eyes of the 
garden friend. The rosy red drooping branches of flowers and the beautifully fem- 
like foliage are amongst our best beloved spring blossoms. If planted early in season 
in pots and grown quite cool these flowers can be had in bloom for Easter. Strong 
roots with large eyes. Price includes delivery. Each, 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 



HYACINTHUS CANDICANS 

A species of Hyacinth which blossoms during August and September, growing 3 to 
5 feet high, with spikes of pure white flowers 2 feet in length. The bulbs are large, 
round and solid, and throw up large flower stems which are gigantic spikes of 
thimble-shaped white blossoms. Planted in the spring they bloom in August, 
September, and October, strong bulbs producing two, three, and even four flower 
stems. A bed of a dozen or more bulbs produces a grand effect. A few planted in 
the centre of a bed of Verbenas, Petunias or other flowers make a beautiful display. 
They contrast elegantly with Gladiolus. Planted anywhere, singly or in clumps, 
they are magnificent. For a cemetery nothing can be more beautiful or appropriate 
and nothing thrives better in any situation. Strong bulbs, sure to bloom. Each 10 
cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; 12 for 75 cts. 





CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 

IRIS SECTION 



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THE FLOWER OF THE GODS 



Thousands of years ago this flower has been praised in poetry and song, 
its beauties extolled and to this our modern days it is recognized as one of 
the loveliest gems in the garden. It has been called the “Poor Man's 
Orchid” on account of its glowing and varied colorings which rival the 
Orchids in fascinating tints. Moreover to grow Iris is possible to every one. 
Their low cost, easy cultivation, and a variety of species which some of 
them adapting themselves to wet localities others to dry and sunny places 
afford a great choice. The Iris worshippers are many and once interested 
in this particularly beautiful flower, the enthusiast never loses his zeal 
and pleasure in trying new sorts or hybridizing, growing from seed to 
obtain new color combinations, new sorts of blossoms. The first to bloom 
in spring are the following: 

Iris Pumila. A lovely and dainty species especially fine grown in clumps 
or along the border. They attain only a height of 5 to 8 inches, the 
varicolored blossoms almost smothering the bright green foliage. 
Pumila Coerulea. Clear blue flowers. 

Pumila alba. Pure white flowers. 

Pumila Formosa. Dark violet. May to June. 

Pumila Florida. Lemon yellow with dark golden shadings. A brilliant 
effect grown with the white and blue. Each 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Iris Pseudoacorus (Yellow Flag). Very strong growing sort. 2 to 3 feet 
high with clusters of golden yellow flowers. While it will grow well in 
any ordinary garden soil it likes a good deal of moisture and will grow 
especially fine along brooks or water courses where it soon forms large 
clumps. It is not easily crowded out by grass or other flags. Very 
showy and effective. May to June. Each, strong rhyzomes, 20 cts.; 
doz., $2.00. 

Iris Cristata (Crested or bearded Iris). Height 6 inches. Very hand- 
some aureblue flowers with thick green foliage. One of the best dwarf 
sorts. Entirely hardy, it soon forms good sized clumps, and can be 
divided the third season. Give it plenty of room to spread. Flowers 
in May. 

Iris Sibirica. One of the grandest Iris. Perfectly hardy, it flowers 
May to June. Height 2 to 3 feet. 

Iris Sibirica. Blue. Light blue flowers. 

Snow Queen. A magnificent pure white sort. 

Orientalis. A deep violet blue. 

Iris Ochrocleuca Gigantea. Height 3 feet. Flowers in May. Large 
pale sulphur yellow flowers. Fine foliage. Very distinct and orna- 
mental. Each 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Iris versicolor. Loves moist places. Will grow well in garden soil. 
Height '2 feet. Flowers bright blue. Hardy. 

Each Iris on this list where not specially noted, 15 cts.; doz., 
$1.75. 



IRIS GERMANICA-GERMAN IRIS 

These are all deliciously fragrant, more or less mottled in the standards 
and striped and veined in the falls. In beauty they rival the finest orchids, 
in colors they range from clear white through yellow, rose, blue, purple, 
mauve, to maroon. 

They are one of the most popular forms of the divine flower. Iris, 
within the range of every purse, and like Topsy “They just grow" any- 
where and everywhere. They only ask for a sunny spot well drained, as 
they do not like to have their little feet in water. The soil needs only to be 
fairly rich. Plant shallow, barely covering the rhyzomes with the soil. 
Too deep planting is injurious to all Iris. 



LIST OF BEST SORTS OF GERMAN IRIS 

Admiral Togo. White, faintly tinted lavender, falls and standards lightly 
bordered purple. Height 2 feet and more. 

Atropurpurea Grandiflora. Large dark purple uprights, falls deep 
striped white at base. 

Brooklyn. Standards lavender yellow at base, falls pale blue, base 
veined brown on- white ground, edged yellow, splashed with dark blue, 
very beautiful. 

Candiamus. Light lavender standards, falls reddish purple. Very 
distinct. 

Canary Bird. Canary yellow standards, falls crimson purple. Very 
showy. 

Cordelia. Rosy lilac standards, falls dark velvety crimson, edged rose. 

A gem. 

Darius. Lemon yellow standards with falls of a lighter shade. 

Don Carlos. Standards yellow, falls rich crimson penciled on lower half 
with yellow, centre suffused bright blue. Height 15 inches. 

Flavescens. One of the very best, showiest and most conspicuous. 
When planted in a group the effect is striking. The color is a soft 
sulphur yellow. Plant together with pure white and dark purple and 
note the artistic color effect. 

Florentina (Orris Root). From these roots is gained the basis of all 
perfume powders, the orris powder. This is an excellent variety 
for cutting and one of the earliest flowering sort. 

F. Alba. White, faintly tinged lavender. Large flowers 
F. Blue. Tall and vigorous Clear dark blue. 

Honorable. Intense yellow standards, falls a clear beautiful bronze. 

l*’Africaine. Rosy purple standards, falls darker rose, veined white at 
base. A beauty. Height 15 inches. 



Lizzie. Pure yellow standards, falls dark bronzy crimson. 

Madame Chereau. A very fine sort. White standards and falls ele- 
gantly frilled aureblue margins. Height 2 feet and more. 

Mrs. H. Darwin. One of the finest silvery white sorts. 

Neglecta. One of the tallest and earliest of German Iris. Immense clear 
blue flowers. Striking and handsome. 

Mrs. Neubronner. A magnificent deep golden yellow sort. 

Parkmanni. Pure lemon yellow standards, falls white, veined blue. 

Pearl. One of the very best clear lavender sorts. 

Queen of the Gypsies. A very striking and handsome sort. Standards 
a dusky light bronze, falls velvety purplish red. 

Queen Victoria. Bright yellow standards, sometimes tinted brown. 
Falls crimson striped yellow with yellow edge. 

Rebecca. Golden yellow standards, falls yellow striped and splashed 
with golden brown. Very showy. 

Souvenir. Brilliant yellow standards, falls a network of yellow, buff, 
and purple. 

Viola. A very fine clear violet purple. 

Each, 15 cts.; doz., $1.75; per 100, $10.00. 

PALLIDA SECTION OF GERMAN IRIS 



These are specially strong and tall growing and wherever grown form a 
beautiful bit of landscape. 

Albert Victor. Soft blue standards, falls a clear beautiful lavender. 
Celeste. A transparent pale blue. A most enchanting species. 

Mandraliscoe. A deep rich lavender violet. Very early and one of the 
handsomest. 

Pallida Dalmatica. The very finest of the species. Of strong vigorous 
habit the plants attain in good soil a height of 4 feet, with immense 
deliciously fragrant flowers. Standards are clear lavender, falls lavender 
shaded a deeper tint. Exquisite in every way. In single specimens or 
groups. 

Queen of May. The only German Iris which is nearly rosy pink. Stand- 
ards and falls are a soft rose lilac. A very charming tint. 

All German Iris bloom from end of May through June. 

Any one of this list 20 cts.; doz., $2.00. 

Mixed German Iris. Each 12 cts.; doz., $1.50. 

We furnish strong fine rhyzomes which will flower first season. 

Six at dozen, 25 at 100 rates, including delivery, (of one sort. 




Iris Pallida Dalmatica foliis variegatis 



Pallida Dalmatica foliis variegatis. Beautifully cream, green and 
yellow variegated foliage. Large azure blue flowers. (Rare). Each 
50 cts.; 3 for $1.25; doz., $4.50. 



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H. H. BERGER & CO., NEW YORK 

IRIS KAEMPFERI 



The firm of H. H. Berger & Co. was the first to import these magestic 
flowers into the United States, in 1877, when Mr. H. H. Berger brought 
the first clumps to San Francisco, Cal. Since then, by slow degrees, these 
gorgeous plants have found their way into the gardens of flower lovers 
and, once seen, the desire to grow them is sure to induce the purchase of 
them. 

Quite a few inferior varieties have been allowed to come up amongst the 
original stock. We strive to offer the best and newest as every season 
more or less new hybrids are found amongst the stock and in the Iris fields. 
Others are raised from seed and the variety of colors is bewildering. Some 
of the hybrids revert after some time to the original tints and we have 
therefore, done our utmost to offer only fixed types. 




Japan Iris 



LIST OF 20 BEST AND CHOICEST IRIS 
~ KAEMPFERI 

1. Zama-No-Mori. White, slightly shaded with foggy blue, yellow 
blotches radiating into delicate feathers. Standards large, tipped light 
blue. Three enormous petals. 

2. Yeddo-Niman. Royal blue, very large petals, standards purple, 
petaloid stigmas dark violet; 3 petals. 

3. Wase-Banri. White, shaded with purple, yellow blotches radiating 
into purple veins, petaloid stigmas vinous purple; early bloomer; 3 
petals. 

4. Shokko-Nishiki. Lilac on white ground, flaked and speckled, yel- 
low blotches radiating into purple veins, inner small petals purple; 
3 petals. 

5. Tora Odori. Gray, overlaid with lavender blue, yellow blotches, 
petaloid stigmas violet and white; 6 petals. 



KINDLY NOTE 

Anyone being interested in Iris Kaempferi and wishing to see 
pictures of the twenty sorts we offer, painted in natural colors, 
true to nature, oblige by remitting us S5.00 as a deposit for the 
return of pictures in good condition. In case of an order being 
given no charge is made whatever, but if no order is given we 
return the amount, $5.00, received, less charges for sending the 
pictures. Time given for inspection is ten days. As these sets 
of pictures are always in great demand, we cannot allow a longer 
period of time. Return must be made by registered mail or 
express prepaid. Each picture is painted singly on rice paper, 
giving every line and contour. 



6. Koki-no-iro. Red purple, suffused with intense blue, orange blotches 
petaloid stigmas white, tipped purple; 6 petals. Superb. 

7. Sano-Watashi. Pure satiny white, yellow blotches, petaloid stigmas 
creamy white; enormous flower; 6 petals. 

8. Choseiden. Ruby crimson, white halo surrounds yellow blotches 
radiating into broad line, petaloid stigmas light violet; 6 petals. 

9. Aoigata. Light purple violet, dark purple halo surrounds the prim- 
rose blotches radiating into purple lines, petaloid stigmas dark purple; 
3 petals. 

10. Nishiki-no-shitone. Claret purple, speckled with lilac, the yellow- 
blotches surrounded with blue halo radiating into lilac lines, standards 
vinous purple, petaloid stigmas violet; 3 petals. 

11. Bandai-no-nami. Pure white with large radiating yellow blotches, 
standards cream white; 6 petals. A superb white. 

12. Kasugano. Smiling God. Delicate red lilac with lilac halo sur- 
rounding the yellow blotches radiating into feathers and pencillings, 
petaloid stigmas violet stained gray; 9 petal ed, a marvelously beautiful 
Iris. 

13. Oku Banri. Gray feathered and pencilled rich violet, yellow blotches;, 
standards dark purple, stigmas dark violet bordered gray; 3. petals. 

14. Hatsushimo. Flower in the wane cup. Pure white, yellow blotches, 
standards pure white, petaloid stigmas cream; 3 petals. Earliest white- 

15. Gosetsu-no-mai. Purple overlaid with ccerulean blue, yellow- 
blotches radiating into white veins, stigmas white bordered blue; 6 
petals. A gem. 

16. Kuma-funjin. Purple overlaid with navy blue, 2 standard petaloid 
stigmas purple and blue, very large yellow blotches; 6 petals. 

17. Datedogu. Rich claret red, with orange blotches, surrounded with 
a blue halo radiating out into elegant lines, standards light claret and 
white, petaloid stigmas white tipped and bordered pale red. Very 
large flower, magnificent sort. 

18. Sofu-no-koi. White splashed speckled and mottled sky blue, prim- 
rose blotches radiating into the petals, petaloid stigmas creamy white 
tipped and margined violet; 6 petals. 

19. Kuo-kumo. Deepest royal purple overlaid with dark blue, petaloid 
stigmas dark blue bordered gray; 6 petals. Beautiful contrast if 
planted with light sorts. 

20. Izumi-Gawa. Gray, yellow blotches radiate dark blue veins, petaloid 
stigmas dark blue bordered gray; 6 petals. 

The twenty sorts listed will be found the best of all Iris, selected with 

great care out of a known set of near one hundred varieties. 

Price, each, strong clump, 20 cts. ; doz., $2.25. The set of 20, $3.50. 

Delivery not included. 

If delivered, each 25 cts; doz. $2.50. The set of 20, $4.00. 

Immense clumps with 5 to 6 strong eyes, sure to flower first season 

Each 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. Set of 20, $6.50, delivered. 



LILIES 



“PLANT WHITE AND GOLDEN LILIES FOR BEAUTY. 
“YELLOW, SCARLET, AND ORANGE FOR SHOW” 



From the land of the rising sun come to us the greatest treasures in 
lilies. Amongst them all the “auratum” holds its own. Children too 
young to have studied Geography, people so old that they have about 
forgotten its importance, recognize to-day this lily as one of their dearest 
possessions, awaiting its return to bloom each season with impatience. 
This Lily makes a direct appeal to the affection. It stands so erect and so 
tall, while its fragrance catches the senses and the astounding size of its 
bloom, sometimes a foot in diameter, with the extraordinary beauty of the 
golden band through each petal give to it so alluring a personality that 
even the most unobservant of human beings is captivated. We give here 
an extract of a letter received amongst many' others. 



One letter out of many hundreds received from pleased customers. 



Peoria, 111. October 24, 1914. 

The Auratum received from you was the largest and finest ever 
grown in our City. One stalk had blooming at one time, seven 
blooms each measuring from 10 to 11 inches across. It was a wonder. 

B. Cowell. 




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AURATUM TYPES 

All bulbs will flower the first year. Small bulbs under the size of a 
good sized apple will not flower until a second or third season 

Each Doz. 100 

Large Bulbs $0.20 $2 00 $15 00 

Mammoth Bulbs, many flowers 30 3.00 20 00 

Jumbo Bulbs(scarce) measure 5 to 6 inches across . . .50 5.00 

RARE SORTS OF AURATUM TYPES 



Platyphyllum or Macranthum, leaves are long and broad. Height 
6 to 7 feet. Flowers clear white with golden yellow band through each 
petal. A royal bloom. Very hardy. 

Large-Bulbs $0.30 $3 00 $22 00 

Monster Bulbs, many flowers 40 4 00 30.00 

A. Wittei. A beautiful flower. Petals pure white 
with a wide yellow stripe through each petal, and 
white raised dots 60 6 00 



L. Virginale Alba. Enormous flower with golden 
band through centre, and raised creamy spots. 
Resembles A. Wittei. out has a much larger 
flower 



5 00 



A. Pictum. The petals of this sort are very large. Each Doz. 
overlapping each other. The ground is white, 
dotted richly with bright crimson spots; a band 
of red with golden halo through .centre of each 
petal. One of the very finest auratum sorts. 

Never fails $0.50 $5 00 

Auratum Rubrum Vittatum. This is the gem 
of all Auratum sorts. Imagine an immense 
flower with heavy large petals of clear white, 
through the centre of which passes a blood red 
band and with the petals spotted, flushed, and 
dotted wi'h brilliant crimson or blood-red. This 
lily is difficult to describe. It is so superlx 



Good flowering bulbs 50 5.00 

Extra sized bulbs (rare to secure) 65 7.00 




SPECIOSUM TYPES FROM JAPAN 



All bulbs belonging to type have in common a very sturdy and 
vigorous growth, tjll stiff stems from 3 to 5 feet high, very handsome 
deep green foliage and reflexed petals. They grow with greatest ease, 
hardly ever fail to bloom profusely and multiply from bulblets which are 
borne in the axils of the leaves. They can remain wherever planted for 
a number of years. 



Speciosum Album. This is the pure white form Each Doz. 
of Speciosums. The center of petals has a soft 
fringe which enhances its beauty. It is without 
doubt the finest pure white garden lily. Fine 

flowering bulbs 

Extra large bulbs 

Monster bulbs 

Speciosum Rubrum. The type with reflexed 
petals. On a white ground are a number of 
brilliant crimson spots, stripes and dots. Most 

beautiful form. Fine flowering bulbs 

Extra size 

Monsters 

Jumbo bulbs (scarce) 

Speciosum Magnificum. Resembles Rubrum 
but the spots and lines are much deeper and the 

whole flower is flushed a deep carmine red 

Extra size 

Monsters 



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LILIUM HENRY1, THE YELLOW 
SPECIOSUM 

A most beautiful variety found within the last ten years in northern 
China. Nothing compares with this lily in hardiness, profusion of bloom, 
and glorious beauty. In masses it is simply stunning. The tall stems 
rise 4 to 6 feet bearing an incredible mass of flowers, remaining in bloom 
for a long time. The color is a rich apricot yellow, lightly spotted with 
brown. It succeeds really anywhere, it is so hardy. 



Each Doz. 

Fine flowering bulbs $ .35 $4 00 

Very large monster bulbs .50 5.00 



.50 





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Lil. Hansoni 




Lil. Krameri and Rubellum Type 

LIL. KRAMERI AND RUBELLUM 

Gems of Lilies which can only be imported safely in spring 

Krameri. The type. Short trumpet, rosy hued. Each Doz. 100 
beautiful. Strong bulbs (which however never 

attain a large size) 30 3.00 18.00 

Rubellum. So to speak, a glorified Krameri. 

Blush to deep rose, a magnificently enchanting lily .30 3.00 18 00 



VARIOUS HARDY GARDEN T IMES 
FROM JAPAN AND EUROPE 



L. Batemannii, 3 to 4 feet high. A very hardy 
and robust lily succeeding anywhere. Color 
a glowing apncot; upright chalix, dark anthers. 

Very showy $0.20 

L. Brownii, 3 to 4 feet high. One of the finest 
lilies known. Immense trumpet-shaped flowers; 
inside pure white with chocolate colored anthers, 
outside of petals flushed reddish or purplish 
brown. Large bulbs 50 

L. Colchicum (Sovitzianum) , 3 to 4 feet high. A 
magnificent lily. Color a citron yellow (so rare 
in 1 lies), spotted with dark dots, almost black; 
brown anthers. One of the earliest varieties to 



Each Doz. 



100 



$2.00 $17.00 



5.00 



bloom 


.30 


3.00 18.00 


L. Croceum (Bulbiferum) . 4 to 5 feet high. Broad, 
funnel shaped flowers. A beautiful golden color, 
slightly flushed scarlet. Blooms in July 


.15 


1.50 10.00 


L. Excelsum (Isabellinum or Testaceum). 4 to 6 
feet high. A most beautiful and stately lily. 
Produces in June to July numerous delicate buff 
colored lilies. Wherever seen it attracts admira- 
tion. Fine flowering bulbs 


.35 


4.00 


Extra large bulbs bearing masses of flowers . . . 


.50 


5.00 



L. Elegans. All Elegans sorts have upright stand- 
ing flowers with wide open petals. Grow any- 
where on well diained scil and in a sunny spot. 
Multiply rapidly and are one of the most satis- 
factory cheap lilies to grow. Splendidly adapted 
for masses, where they form a picture of glowing 
tints. 



L. Elegans Red Flame, 2J to 3 feet high. Color 
a dazzling bright red 


.15 


1.50 


10.00 


L. Elegans Atropurpureum. One of the finest 
of the type. Co or airich velvety crimson shaded 
darker red, almost maroon 


.20 


2.00 


15.00 


L. Elegans Incomparabile. Red with gorgeous 
golden shadings. Very bright color 


.15 


1 50 


12.00 


L. Elegans citrinum. A delicate citron yellow. 
Most attractive 


.25 


2.75 


18.00 



L. Hansoni. A queen amongst lilies; 4 to 5 feet 
high. Flowers very early end of May to June. 
Waxy petals resembling a beautiful orchid . Color 
lemon yellow with rich purplish or orange spots. 
One of the eas est to cultivate and very sturdy and 
hardy 



50 5.00 



L. Marhan, 6 to 7 feet high. A lovely hybrid be- 
tween Martagon album and Yansoni. Habit and 
shape of L. Martagon and the thick waxy petals 
of Hansoni. Unique color, a clear buff shaded 
orange with brownish red spots and streaks. 

Very vigorous and free blooming 1.00 10.00 

L. Martagon. 2 to 3 feet high. Purplish red, 
dark spots. Prolific bloomer; very odd and 
beautiful; blooms midsummer 



.20 1.75 12.00 



L. Martagon White, 3 to 4 feet high. A rare 
species of this type. Unique and exquisite. Pure 
white form of Martagon. As many as 20 flowers 
of waxy whiteness to the stem. A gem amongst 
lilies 1.00 

L. Myriophyllum. A recent introduction from 
China; 2 to 3 feet high. The flowers are short 
trumpets, white' suffused pink, and a canary 
colored shading in centre extending part way up 
the trumpet. Blooms early. Very fragrant. 

Large bulbs, 3 for $4.25 1.50 

L. Sargentiae. Also a recent introduction from 
China; as yet rare; 4 to 5 feet high. Trumpet 
shaped, greenish white, shaded purple on outside; 
white with citron centre on inside. Blooms in 
August, 3 for $4.25 1.50 

L. Tigrinum, 3 to 5 feet high. The old well-known 
Tiger lily. Large pyramids of flowers, orange 
red with black spots 12 

L. Tigrinum flore pleno. The double flowering 
Tiger Lily, 4 to 6 feet high. Bears a large number 
of double orange red flowers with dark spots .... 

L. Tenuifolium. The Coral Lily of Siberia. A 
charming lily. 20 to 24 inches high. Has 
beautiful finely cut foliage and masses of nodding 
bright coral red flowers with reflexed petals. A 
group of them planted in the shrubbery or on the 
lawn forms a veritable mass of living flame. 
Dazzling in effect 12 

Extra strong bulbs 15 



10.00 



1.50 






.12 


1.10 


8.50 


.15 


1.50 


10.00 


.12 


1.10 


10.00 


.15 


1.50 


12.00 





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LILIES NATIVE OF THIS CONTINENT 



The United States of America boasts of many and varied magnificent 
lilies, a list of which is herewith given. All are ready in October. They 
are all hardy, of particularly strong growth, succeeding with little care; 
need no coddling 

L. Canadense. The dainty native Canadian lily. 

Bright yellow, copiously spotted red. Blooms in 

June to July. Strong bulbs 

L. Canadense Rubrum. Same type but a bright 

crimson with dark spots 

L. Canadense Flavum. The pure yellow type 

L. Wallacei. Dwarf species. Very showy. Pale 
red flowers. One of the best for ordinary garden 



L. Grayi. Dark 
spotted. An ex< 



red-brown petals, beautifully 



Each 


Doz. 


100 


\ 

$0 12 


$1 25 


$10 00 


.12 


1.25 


10.00 


.12 


1 25 


.10 00 


l 

.12 


1.25 


10 00 


.20 


2 00 





L. Pardalinum (Leopard Lily). A magnificent 
garden lily, 3 to 6 feet. Grows best in slightly 
gravelly soil, partial shade and a fair amount of 
moisture. Flowers are borne in abundance on 
stout leafy stems. Flowers, rich orange with red 
centre and crimson tips. They increase rapidly 
and give greatest satisfaction for hardiness and 

showy bloom 

L. Humboldtii, 5 to 7 feet high. A magnificent 
lily with a wealth of large orange colored flowers 
with bright purple spots, reflexed petals borne on 
very stout stems and lasting a long time. A group 
of these superb lilies is a grand sight. They grow 
with greatest ease and flower with marvelous pro- 
fusion; 30 to 40 flowers having been found on 
one stem. Are as hardy as rocks, and can remain 
undisturbed for years. In every way one of the 
most desirable garden lilies. Extra strong bulbs 
L. Philadelphicum, 2 to 3 feet high. A very 
dainty, pretty species. Orange red, freely spotted 

deep purple. Very floriferous 

iL. Superbum (Turk’s Cap Lily). Unsurpassed 
for effective planting, 5 to 6 feet high. Erect 
stout stem with clusters of orange red flowers, 
heavily spotted a light brown. A truly regal lily 
when in bloom and a sheet of flame when seen in 
the shrubbery or border. Extra strong bulbs. . 
Monster bulbs 



.20 2.00 15.00 



.30 


3.00 


25 00 


.12 


1.15 


10.00 


.15 

.20 


1.50 

2.00 


10 00 
15 00 




L1LIUM 

GLORIOSA 



This is the only climb- 
ing Lily in existence. 
The tubers of this rare 
Lily must be planted 
after all danger of frost 
is over as this Lily will 
not stand the slightest 
frost. The vines will 
begin to grow and need 
support as soon as they 
are a foot high. The 
beautiful flowers re- 
sembling the most gor- 
geous tropical birds 
appear in the axils of 
the leaves swaying on 
slender stems like birds 
poised for flight. The 
upper part of the flower 
is a dazzling brilliant 
scarlet, the lower ends 
being a striking golden 
yellow. (The picture 
represents form of 
flower.) 

When raised as a Pot 
plant the vines can be 
wound around a trellis 
which when in flower is 
a wonderful sight of 
Gloriosa Lily glowing color. The tub- 

ers must be taken up 
assoon as warm weather 

is over; can be kept in pots. The foliage will die off as soon as flowers 
are through blooming and the tubers can be taken in the house, stored in 
any dry material over winter, or potted up when they begin to grow again 
after a couple of months’ rest during which time they must not be watered. 
Extra strong tubers, will flower first season, each, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 



MILLA BIFLORA 



12 to 15 inches high. Pure waxy white flowers 
star-shaped, usually blooming in pairs on slender 
graceful stems. It is beautiful, especially for cut- 
ting. lasting a long time in water. A very lovely 
flower and fine for growing in house $0 05 



Doz. 100 



$ .50 $ 3 50 




Lilium Tenuifolium 



MONTBRETIAS 

These are amongst our finest and showiest summer flowering treasures. 
Bearing from 18 to 30 showy star-shaped flowers varying in every con- 
ceivable flame-color through yellow, orange, crimson, and vivid scailet. 
their beautiful blossoms create spots of glowing flame and light in the 
garden. Height 2 to 3 feet. Plant in spring and protect during winter 
with litter or leaves. Blooming time August and September. 

The Montbretias are one of the finest of our summer flowering bulbs. 
They produce many branching spikes covered with a profusion of flowers 
lasting many weeks in full beauty. They arc grand for cutting and decorat- 
ing. 

Crocosmiflorn. Deep clear orange. 

Etoile de Feu (Star of Fire). Bright vermilion golden centre. 

Rayon d'Or (Golden Gleam). Yellow and brown. 

Potsii. Bright vermilion. 

Any on this list, per doz., 40 cts.; per 100, $2.50; per 1,000, $10.00 

delivered. 



SOME EXTRA FINE NEW MONTBRETIAS 



Each 

Giant Flowering Germania, 3 to 4 feet high, with 



many branches, free flowering spikes, bearing 
masses of very large brilliant scarlet flowers $0 06 

Giant Montbretia Geo. Davidson. Orange and 
red. with reflexed petals, very showy 06 

Giant Montbretia Vesuvius. Immense blood 
red flowers 06 



Prometheus. The largest flowering Montbretias 
known. The stems grow 3 to 4 feet high, with 
numerous branches; the flowers are 3 to 4 inches 
across and are borne in greatest profusion, giving 
the plant the appearance of a burning bush. The 
color is a rich orange with a brilliant crimson 
spot at base of each petal .40 

One each of the four Novelties Montbretias, 50c. 



Doz. 100 

$0 50 $ 3 50 

.50 3 50 

.40 2 50 



4 00 



OXALIS SUMMER FLOWERING 

Very beautiful in groups for edging in hanging baskets, and window 
boxes. They produce a mass of bright green foliage almost hidden by the 
brilliant hued blossoms, which are saucer shaped. Height 5 to 8 inches. 
Plant in ordinary good garden soil in sunny spot. Bloom all through 
summer. 

Dieppi. Pure white, very fine. 

Lasandria. Rose pink, very finely cut foliage. 

Shamrock. Cloverlike foliage (the true Irish 12 100 1000 

sort), blossoms rosy pink. 

Any of the above listed $015 $075 $500 

Mixed sorts 10 60 4 00 




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Japan Tree Pseonias 



JAPAN TREE PAEONIAS 

This variety of Pseonia is so perfectly beautiful and so ornamental that 
were it better known, everybody would want it in their gardens. It grows, 
contrary to the Herbaceous sort, which dies down to the ground every 
season, into a shrub from 6 to 8 feet in height, crowned every season with 
the magnificent blooms. 

In Japan the exhibition of Tree Pseonias is a yearly event and festival 
to which thousands of persons come from far and near. The specimens 
are exhibited in pots, and the wealth of bloom is truly marvelous. 

These Pseonias are grafted on the stock of Pseonia mutabilis. The 
varieties we offer are chosen from a bewildering mass of sorts, but we have 
carefully picked out the greatest variety of color and the finest forms of 
flowers. The Tree Pseonia must be planted into rich soil, being a greedy 
feeder, much like the Chrysanthemums. 

LIST OF CHOICEST TREE PAEONIES 

1. Yoyo No-Homare. Fiery rich scarlet petals, with tasseled primrose 
anthers. Diameter, 10 inches. 

2. Yaso-Okina. White, tinted creamy yellow. Diameter, 12 inches. 

3. Iro-No-Seki. Delicate blush. Immense flower. Diameter, 13 
inches. 

4. Muhensai. Rich rosy pink, petals shaded delicate pink, tasseled 
golden anthers. Diameter, 10 inches. 

5. Shi-un-Ryu. Velvety rich violet. Magnificent, when planted as 
contrast to light sorts. The rarest tint imaginable. Diameter, 12 
inches. 

6. Mikasayama. Rich salmon rose, with tasseled yellow anthers. 
Diameter, 11 inches. 

7. Kokirin. A dazzling scarlet. Very showy. Diameter, 12 inches. 

8. Adzumagakami. Splendid glowing carmine. Diameter, 12 inches. 

9. Tokiwadzu. Rosy lilac petals of immense size, with tasseled golden 
anthers. Enormous size of 15 inches. 

10. Akashigata. Rosy red petals, fringed and undulated, with yellow 
tasseled anthers. Diameter, 14 inches. A gem. 

11. Seirin. Satiny white. One of the best. Diameter, 12 inches. 

12. Shokikagura. Satiny rose blush, rose margin. Very double and 
compact. Very beautiful. Diameter, 12 inches. 

Each of these 12 Tree Paeonias, $1.00. The dozen, $10.50, including 
delivery 

THE TYCOON 

Novelty. The most gorgeous grand flower ever produced in Japan 
with enormous rosy lilac petals, ragged and undulated; 16 to 17 inches 
in diameter. Each, $2.00. Rare. 

Order early to secure this beauty. 



PAEONIAS 

Amongst the many popular herbaceous plants it would be hard to find 
one that fits into any position in the garden or grounds like the Paeonia. 
The gorgeous display of flowers in their season (May and June) is most 
effective, while the dark green foliage is at all times attractive. What 
better frontage for shrubs or, in fact, for any small or large plantation than 
Paeonias? They are eminently suited for massing in beds by themselves, 
or used as borders, or as single specimens in the lawn. They are lovely 
anywhere. Give the place where the Paeonias are to be planted a thorough 
spading, yes, trench the ground, working in a liberal supply of thoroughly 
decomposed manure, and again top dress in fall as Paeonias are gross feeders, 
and will only produce very large and brilliantly colored flowers under 
Good feeding. Do not expect too much the first season. They are a 
little slow in their growth, but after a season or two if they are well cared 
for, you will enjoy an ever increasing abundance of beautiful bloom. 
Paeonias can be divided every third or fourth season using the offsets for 
new plants. Height is from 2 feet to 2 \. Herbaceous Paeonias die down 
every year in fall sprouting again in spring. 

Special Note. We furnish only strong roots or clumps with from 3 to 
6 eyes, which will mostly flower first season, not single divisions which, 
take two to three years to flower. 

FRENCH HERBACEOUS PAEONIAS 

1. Albatre. White, shaded ivory, a few carmine lines Each Doz, 
at the centre. Immense flowers. A gem $1.00 $10.00 



2 . Couronne d’Or. Immense flowers, rather flat, rose 
type, very full imbricated, snowy white with yellow- 
ish reflex, light carmine edges on a few centre petals. 

Grand new sort. Unexcelled for cutting. Blooms late 
midseason. Comes in when all other whites are done .50 5.00 

3. Duchesse de Nemours. Very fine. Cupshaped 
bloom, sulphur white with greenish reflex. Very 

sturdy and vigorous bloomer 50 5.00 

4. Festiva Maxima. Very large, full rose type. Petals 
very broad, color white with an occasional carmine 
spot. Very tall, strong stiff stems. Considered the 

best of all whites. Blooms early " 40 4.00 

5. Fragrans Andre Laurier. Brilliant rose, very double 

and free late bloomer 35 3.50 

6. Delicatissima. Very large, very double, fragrant 
flower. Pale rosy lilac. Very strong and vigorous. 

One of the best 50 5.00 

7. Gloire de Douai. A magnificent purplish scarlet 
crimson with black reflex. A striking contrast to 

lighter shades 50 5.00 

8. Lady Leonora Bramwell. Beautiful. Early. Rose .45 4.50 

9. La Tulipe. Very large globular flower, a delicate 
flesh pink, a few of the centre petals tipped crimson. 

Very fragrant, tall, strong stems. Vigorous grower. 

An extra fine sort 50 5. 00 

10. Madame Duce. Large, globular, extra full bloom of 
perfect shape. A glorious salmon pink with silvery 

sheen. Be sure to grow this 60 6.00 

11. Madame Lebon. Very large flowers in clusters, very 
full broad petals of a brilliant cherry pink, intermixed 
with narrow salmon petals. A very effective and 

showy flower 50 5.00 

12. Triomphe du Nord. Very even violaceous pink. 

Enormous flower. Grand Paeonia. Late ,40 4.00 



One each of the 12 sorts listed, 12 strong flowering clumps, $5.00. Where 
free delivery is desired add 10 cts to price of each clump. 

SIX CHOICEST SINGLE OR LOTUS 
FLOWERING SORTS 

JAPANESE HERBACEOUS P7EONIAS 

1. Fujiso megino. A magnificent rose tint like a pink lotus flower- 
Centre filled with golden stamens. 

2. Takaradama. Immense semi-double flower, centre and outer petal 
a satiny white. Very free bloomer. 

3. Tatsu-Gashira. Large pink flower, striped with pink, and red centre 
filled with golden stamens. 

4. Sumi-no-ichi. A truly magnificent flower. Velvety shade of royal 
purplish red with a corolla of yellow stamens. A gem. 

5. Reikaizan. The softest flesh pink filled with yellow stamens in centre. 
A great beauty. 

6. Kocho-no-mai. One of the showiest and best. An intense carmine 
red, the centre full of golden yellow stamens. Each, 50 cts. 

One each of the 6 single Japan beauties, $2.75. 

BEST SIX DOUBLE JAPAN HERBACEOUS 
PAEONIAS 

1. Kasane-jishi. Large globular bloom, centre petals tipped pale salmon,, 
outer petals paler rose. Very striking. 

2. Fuji-no-Mine. Large flower well opened, outer petals pure white; 
centre petals curled creamy white. Fine. 

3. Yamatosangai. Very full, tall flower, softest flesh color, interspersed 
by creamy white; narrow petals beautifully arranged in three layers. 

4. Yayoura. Very large double flower, white fringed petals, casmine- 
streaks at the tips. Beautiful. 

5. Someganoko. Brilliant carmine crimson flower, centre petals salmon, 
edged with gold. A glorious variety. 

6. Benisangai. A most rare and magnificent sort. Full, tall double- 
bloom of dazzling crimson, outer and centre petals interspersed with 
white narrow petals forming three layers. Must be seen to get an idea 
of the showy beauty of this flower. 

Each strong clump on this list, 60 cts. ; the six (one of each' $3.25. When 
delivery is desired add 10 cts. to each clump. Single or double. 



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77 





Trillium (Wood Lily-Wake Robin) 

TRILLIUM fWAKE ROBIN) WOODLILY 

Spring's harbinger in wood and glen. Earliest flowering plants. Large 
handsome green foliage, which continues for a long time. Plant early 



in spring. Height 1 foot to 15 inches. Each Doz. 100 

T. Erectum. Large purple flowers $0.12 $1 25 $ 8 00 

T. Snow Queen. Beautiful white flowers 15 1 50 10 00 



All Trilliums flower early in May. Are especially adapted to woodlands, 
wild gardens, or amongst shrubbery. 

TRITQMAS (RED HOT POKER) FLAME- 
FLOWER — TORCH LILY 

Pfitzeri. Everblooming Tritoma. The best and freest flowering of 
all. Orange-scarlet, shading to salmon rose at the edge. Other varieties 
are often sent out under this name, we have the true Pfitzeri which 
is by far the showiest of all Tritomas. Plants should be well protected 
in winter. Height 2 to 3 feet. Blooms August through September, 
and as long as weather remains ■warm. 

T. Uvaria. Grandiflora. Flowers rich ocher red, and yellow fading 
salmon. Each listed, 20 cts.; doz., $2.25. 

TUBEROSE — THE PEARL 

The one flower the rich man must have and the poor cannot do without. 
We all love its massive spikes, thick, waxen blooms of rich, creamy white- 
ness, and its deep, delicious fragrance. Plant about the middle of May. 
Give them rich soil, in full sun, and keep free from weeds, and they will 
bloom freely. 

Excelsior Pearl. First introduced years ago. It is the finest bloomer 
of all Tuberoses; habit dwarf, flower stalks short, spikes and blossoms 
enormous in size and very double and fragrant. The finest for pots 
as well as for the garden. Large select bulbs, each 6 cts.; 3 for 15 cts.; 
doz., 50 cts. 

Tall Double. The old popular variety. Splendid for the open ground. 

Each 5 cts.; 5 for 20 cts.; doz., 40 cts. 

WATSONIA- BUGLE LILY 

This is one of the finest bulbs from the Cape. The flowers appear on 
gladiolus-like spikes, and vary in all colorings. Can be planted outdoors 
where they bloom June to July. Treat same as Gladiolus. Finest colors 

m i ted . each 10 cts.; doz., $1.00; 100. $7.50. 

New White Watsonia. (Watsonia Ardensei Alba). The bulbs, some- 
thing like those of Gladiolus, send up branching stems. 3 to 1 feet high, 
each stem bearing a dozen or more flowers 2} to 3 inches long by 2 inches 
across. Its pure snow-white color and great substance render it ex- 
ceptionally beautiful as a cut flower. Plant in spring in the garden, 
like Gladioli. A strong plant will bear as many as 250 to 300 flowers in a 
summer. Strong bulbs, each 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 

ZEPHYRANTES 

The Zephyr Flowers, or Fairy Lilies, are gems of rare beauty, and when 
planted either in pots or the open ground they produce very beautiful 
lily-like flowers nearly all summer. When once grown they are always 
grown, for they are one of the prettiest and easiest grown flowers it is pos- 
sible to have. For pot culture plant three or four in 5- or 6-inch pot and 
they will bloom beautifully. For the garden, plant in spring and lift in 
the fall, like Gladiolus. 

Rosea. Beautiful clear rose; large and handsome. Each 10 cts. ; 3 
for 20 eta. 

Atamasco. Large pure white. Each 5 cts.; 5 for 20 cts. 

Sulphurea. Beautiful clear yellow. Large bulbs, each 10 cts.; doz., $1.00. 
The three sorts, one of each 25 cts.; doz., $2.50. 



TIGRIDA. SHELLFLOWER 



Tritoma Pfitzeri — Red Hot Poker 



Brilliant colors, mixed 



Each Three Doz. 
$0.06 $0.15 $0.50 





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TANGO FLOWER OR “FRAGRANCE OF THE SOUTH” 



This exquisite flower is found on the high table lands or Mesas of 
Central Mexico and Peru. Its pure and chaste sweetness, delightful and 
subtle fragrance, are indescribable. The senoritas twine these starry 
"blossoms in their dusky tresses, and adorn their corsage with them for the 
dance. The bulbs can be planted as soon as danger of frost is over, and 
will bloom in four to six weeks. The smallest bulb will bloom. Each 
bulb as it grows in the ground will form bulblets, each of which sends 
up a flower stalk, thus keeping up one mass of bloom from early summer 
till frost cuts them down. The flowers appear from ten to twenty to each 



stalk, are snowy white, star-like, petals thick, like wax, filling with the 
fragrance they exhale their surroundings. If cut when the first flowers 
open and placed in water they will continue to bloom for ten days to two 
weeks. The stems are tall and stiff, withstanding high winds and all sorts 
of weathtr, but must be lifted when frost sets in and stored the same as 
Gladioli, Dahlias or Amaryllis 

Each Three Doz. 100 

Fine-flowering Bulbs $0.10 $0.25 $1.00 $6 00 

Extra Large Bulbs 12 .35 1.10 8.00 




CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 

THE PERENNIAL GARDEN 



79 



A “Perennial Garden" is truly a joy forever. Season after season the 
flowers renew themselves, many self-seeding varieties having a younger 
generation growing up around them. With a modicum of care the per- 
ennial garden gives you every year an abundance of flowers, not only for 
spots of beauty in your grounds, but a wealth of bloom for cutting and 
house decoration. From May until frosts this garden blossoms in all the 
colors of a painters’ brush. 

We give a list of all plants we furnish. Please look for descriptions 
of these in section on "Perennial Flowerseeds”, page 45. Where only 
plants are furnished description is given. 

ACONITUM (Monkshood). 

ALYSSUM SAXAT1LE COM PACTA (Gold Dust). 

ACHILLEA (The Pearl). 

ACANTHUS LATIFOLIUS. 

ANEMONES (Windflowers). 

Snow King. Large cup-shaped white flowers 3 feet. 

Queen Charlotte. Large semi-double rose pink flowers, 2 feet. 
Whirlwind. Semi-double silverwhite. 2 to 3 feet. 

Nemorosa (Wood Anemone). Height 6 to 8 inches. Charming for 
woodsy places, lives where anything else fails. Delightful for wood- 
land gardens, shady spots. Flowers white to blush. 

ANTHEMIS TINCTORIA. Height 1 foot. Yellow daisy-like flowers. 

July to August. 

AQUILEGIAS in sorts. 

ASTERS (Michaelmas Daisies). 

ARAB1S ALPINA. 

ARMERIA MARITIMA (Seathrift). Excellent at seaside gardens. 

ASCLEPI A TUBEROSA. 

ASTERS HARDY. 

Novae Anglica. Stout hairy stems 4 to 6 feet high covered with im- 
mense heads of violet purple flowers. Late fall. 

BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS. 

BELLIS PERENNIS (English Daisies). 

BOLTONIA ASTEROIDES. 

BOCCONIA JAPONICA. 

CAMPANULAS in sorts. 

CENTAUREA RUTHENICA. A magnificent hardy plant. Femlike 
foliage; flowers beautiful sulphur yellow. 4 to 5 feet. 

SHASTA DAISIES. 

POMPON HARDY CHRYSANTHEMUMS in any color. 

BUTTON VARIETIES OF HARDY CHRYSANTHEMUMS in separate 
colors or mixed. 

COREOPSIS LANCEOLATA. 

DELPHINIUMS in various sorts. 

Formosum. 

Chinense. 

Belladonna 

English Hybrids of magnificent colors and size. 

DIGITALIS (Foxglove) in all sorts. 

FUNKIAS (.Plantains or Day Lily) 

These are excellent, ornamental plants, both as to flower and foliage. 
Invaluable for beds, for borders, edging, and for rockwork. Very hardy 
and multiply rapidly. Flower July and August. Height 1 foot. 

Funkia £>vata. Charming pale blue flowers. 

Variegata. This sort has crinkled bright green foliage with white 
variegations. Flowers purplish lilac. Very fine. 

Thomas Hogg. The green leaves are prettily margined white. 
GAILLARDIA (Blanket flower). 

GEUMS. 

GYPSOPHYLLA PANICULATA. 

HELIANTHUS (Perennial Sunflower). 

Maximilianus. Tall, 6 to 8 feet. Late blooming. 

Mollis Grandiflorus. Thick velvety foliage of silvery hue. Large 
yellow flowers, 5 feet. August to September. 

Orygalis (Graceful Sunflower). The stems are clothed with very long 
willowy foliage, drooping gracefully, the flowers are lemon yellow, 
with a dark centre. A most beautiful perennial. Height 8 to 10 feet. 
HEMEROCALL1S (Yellow Day Lily). Very showy lily like flowers. 
Fulva. 3 feet. July to August. Clear yellow, fragrant. 

Kwanso. Handsome orange double flowers. 

Mittendorfi. Deep golden flowers, very large. 

All Hemerocallis are 2 to 3 feet high blooming in midsummer. 
HESPERUS MATRON ALIS. 

HEUCHERA (Alum Root). 

HIBISCUS (Swamp Mallow). 

HOLLYHOCKS all sorts 

IBERIS SEMPERVIRENS (Hardy Candytuft). 

LAVANDULA (Sweet Lavender). 

LOBELIA CARDINALIS. 

LUPINUS in sorts. 

LYCHNIS CHALCEDONI A. 

MALVA MOSCHATA. 

MYOSOTIS ALPESTRIS (Forget-me-not). 

POPPIES. Nudicauie and Orientale in finest varieties. 

PENTSTEMON (Adder’s Tongue) 

Barbatus Torreyi. 4 feet. Brilliant scarlet flowers. 

Lnvigatua (Pentstemon Digitalis). White flowers. Fine. 

PHLOX DECUSSATA (Hardy Phlox). These we can furnish in any 
desired color. The plants have divers names but to color is eoually 
desirable. White. White with red eye. Scarlet, deep Rose. Lilac, 
Lilac with red eye. Crimson. Yellow, Salmon, or mixed colors. 
Subulata (Moss Pink). 3 to 6 inches. 

PYRETHRUMS. Rose. red. or purple. 

ROMNEYA COULTERI. Strong plants, each, $1.00; doz., $10.00. 
RUDBECKI A (Cone flower). 

SALVIA PATENS. 



Note. We wish to mention especially, that the plants we de- 
liver will all be of good flowering size, not mere rootlets which 
often perish with the first advent ol warm weather or if kept alive, 
will not flower the first year. 

We advocate planting not later than June, unless the season is 
very backward, in which case June planting is permissible. In 
early or average seasons April to middle or end of May is the 
proper time for planting Perennials. 



SEDUM (Stonecrop). 

Acre (Golden Moss). 2 to 3 inches. Bright yellow flowers. 

Album. Foliage green, flowers white. 2 to 3 inches. 

Pallidum roseum. 1 foot. Pretty rosy flowers. 

Spectabile (Stonecrop). Large rosy flowers. One of the best for foli- 
age and flower effect. Height 1 J feet. 

Spectabile var. atropurpureum. Same as preceding but large 
purple flowers. 

SEMPERVIVUM (Houseleek). Much used for edging and carpet 
bedding. Exceedingly varied in form and flowers, containing most 
interesting variations. 5 to 10 inches. We can furnish ten sorts. 
Or mixed. 

STATICE (Sea Lavender). See section W in ter Dry Flowers. Page 58. 

LATIFOLI A. 

STOKESI A CYANEA. 

THALICTRUM. (Meadowrue). 

VERONICA LONGIFOLI A. 

Repens. Trailing variety. One of the best substitutes for grass 
under coniferous trees. Will grow in deepest shade. Height 2 to 4 
inches. Glossy green foliage covered with blue flowers in May. 

Spicata. Height 18 inches in white, blue, or rose flowering sorts. 

VIOLA ODORATA (Sweet Violet). 

Cornuta. 



Note. The uniform price, except where especially noted for 
any of the perennial plants mentioned in this list is 20 cts. each. 
Strong specimen or $2.00 per doz. 




Yucca Filamentosa 



Among hardy plants there is nothing more effective and striking for 
isolated positions on the lawi or on dry banks where few other plants thrive. 
It is also indispensable for the rockery. Its broad, sword-like evergreen 
foliage, and immense branching spikes of drooping, fragrant creamy white 
flowers, rising to a height of 6 feet, render it a bold and handsome subject 
wherever placed. Should be planted in spring. The plant is hardy and 
vigorous, and will grow where many plants do not flourish. Will thrive 
in any soil but prefers sandy loam to all others. 

Strong olants, 25 ct*.; doz., $2.50. Extra large clumr*. SOctz.: doz., $5.00 



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HARDY VINES AND CLIMBERS 

These do much toward beautifying our homes, in covering banks and bare spots, and giving beautiful shade and fragrance to the pergola and 
veranda. There is a charming diversity of habit and variety, so that kinds may be selected to harmonize with every surrounding. By careful selection, 
a succession of bloom may be had. 

Some vines are best suited for shade, while others are distinctly of value for the embellishment they give to the house, porch or veranda, by reason 
of the large, beautiful flowers they bear. Among these might be specially mentioned the various large-flowering Clematis and the different forms of 
Wistaria. Most of them require some support, but the Ampelopsis, Hedeia, etc., climb by aerial rootlets and will cling to brick, stone or rough wood 
surfaces. These are very useful for softening the rough comers of the house, and are of decided benefit to a wall inclined to be damp. 

The vines should be firmly planted in a deep, rich soil, afterward watering thoroughly. An occasional topdressing of decayed manure will assist them 
in making strong growth. 



ACTINIDIA ARGUTA. Japanese climbing plant, of very vigorous 
growth. Glossy green foliage, white flowers with purple centres, fol- 
lowed by clusters of very agreeably tasting subacid fruits which can be 
eaten raw, pickled, or made into jelly. Large plants, 50 cts. each; 
$5.00 per doz. Pot-grown plants, 75 cts. each; $7.50 per doz. 

AKEBIA QUINATA. A wonderful rapid climber, bearing numerous 
clusters of violet brownish flowers, emitting a delicious fragrance. Does 
best in sunny places. Gives very dense shade. Strong Plants, 35 
cts. each; $3.50 per doz. Strong pot-grown plants, 75 cts. to $1.00. 

AMPELOPSIS QtJINQUEFOLIA (Virginia Creeper). Very large deep 
green foliage changing to brilliant scarlet in fall. Clings firmly to 
walls, etc. A great favorite. 25 cts. each; $2.50 per doz. 

A. VEITCHI (Boston Ivy). One of the very best vines for covering walls, 
tree stumps or-any surface to which it clings by means of aerial rootlets. 
Bears clusters of dark blue berries and in autumn the foliage assumes 
the most gorgeous russet tints. Perfectly hardy and rapid grower. 



Each Doz, 

2 year old $0.15 $ 1.50 

3 year old 25 2.50 

4 year old. Very strong .30 3.00 



ARISTOLOCHIA (Dutchman’s Pipe). A most excellent vine giving the 
densest shade. Large heartshaped foliage, and pipe shaped brownish 
flowers. The whole vine has a very fine tropical aspect. Strong 
plants, 50 cts.; $5.00 per doz. Pot-grown plants, 5 to 6 feet long, 
each 75 cts.; doz., $7.50. 

APIOS TUBEROSA (Tuberous-Rooted Wistaria). A valuable hardy 
tuberous rooted climber closely resembling the common Wistaria in vine 
and foliage and having clusters of rich, deep purple flowers, which have 
a strong, delicious violet fragrance. Plant the bulbs near a trellis, tree, 
fence, or any place where you may wish a climber. They grow to a 
great height, and bloom profusely. The bulbs are perfectly hardy, and 
should not be taken up over winter. It is sure to give great satisfaction. 
If possible, plant two or three bulbs near together, to produce a greater 
mass of vines and flowers. Each 10 cts.; 3 for 25 cts.; 7 for 50 cts. 
BIGNONIA (Trumpet Flower). A strong growing vine attaining 50 feet 
and more in one season. Beautiful showy orange red flowers with yel- 
low throat. Each strong plant, 50 cts.; doz., $5.00. 

CELASTRUS (Bittersweet). 

Scandens (False Bittersweet). 

A rampant climbing shrub, having luxuriant green foliage and in autumn 
covered with bright yellow fruits, which soon open and disclose the scarlet 
seeds within. This and the native variety C. Scandens are valuable for 
covering banks or rocky ground. Each 40 cts. ; doz., $4.00. 




CLEMATIS, LARGE FLOWERING HYBRIDS 

Clematis love a moist, loamy soil and sunshine, otherwise they can be said 
to grow almost without any care, coming up every spring once established. 
Duchesse of Edinburg. Double white, fragrant. 

Enchantress. Double white, shaded rose. 

Gem. Deep lavender blue. 

Henryii. Large single, creamy white, extra fine form. 

Jackmanni. One of the best. Very large, velvety purple flowers. 
Lady Carolina Neville. White with purple stripes ("new, very choice). 
Madame Baronne Vieillard. The finest satiny pink. 

Madame Van Houtte. White, faintly flushed blue. 

Standishi. Deep lavender. 

Ville de Lyon. Dark Carmine. 

Any strong plant on this list of Clematis, 50 cts.; $5.00 per doz. The 
plants are pot-grown, assuring immediate continuance of growth and early 
flowering. 

SMALL FLOWERING CLEMATIS 

Clematis Coccinea (Red Pitcher flower). Flowers in wonderful pro- 
fusion from June till frost. Flowers are bell or pitcher shaped, a bril- 
liant coral red. Broad glaucous leaves. The whole vine 'is charming 
and ornamental. Each 30 cts.; doz., $3.00. 

Clematis Paniculata (Japanese Virgin’s Bower). 

The most useful and beautiful of hardy vines; a luxuriant grower, pro- 
fuse bloomer and possessing fine foliage. Fine for covering verandas and 
pillars where a support can be provided. The white flowers are very pretty, 
fragrant, and resemble snow-flakes in late summer. Strong, field-grown 
plants, 25 cts. each; $2.50 per doz.; $15 per 100; pot-grown plants, 
35 cts. each; $3.50 per doz.; strong plants, 50 cts. each; $5.00 per doz. 
VITALBA (Traveler’s Joy). The most vigorous climber of the genus, 
ascending 20 to 30 feet. Flowers fragrant, with a faint odor of almonds; 
white. Blooms July to September. Very ornamental, feathery fruit. 
25 cts. each; $2.50 per doz. 

CINNAMON VINE. Tall climber, 10 to 30 feet, bearing small clusters 
of cinnamon scented white flowers and small tubers in the axils of the 
leaves. The tuberous roots are edible. Each 5 cts.; 50 cts., per doz. 
EUONYMUS RADICANS. Very hardy, dense-growing, trailing vine; 
dull green leaves, with whitish veins; grows rapidly; useful for covering 
old walls, etc., as ic is self-clinging. 25 cts. each; $2.50 per doz.; 
$15 per 100; pot-grown plants, 35 cts. each; $3.50 per doz. 
HEDERA HELIX (English Ivy) • This is the popular, small-leaved variety, 
and has proved perfectly hardy. Is now very extensively used in this 
country for covering brick and stone walls and dwellings. 25 cts. each; 
$2.50 per doz.; $18 per 100; one-year old plants, in 31-inch pots, 
$10 per 100; pot-grown 6- to 7-foot specimens, with many stems, $2.00 
each; $20 per doz. 

JASMINUM OFFICINALE (White Jasmine). A graceful, slender 
grower, with lustrous compound leaves and delicate, fragrant, white 
flowers. 35 cts. each; $3.50 per doz.; pot-grown plants, 50 cts. 
each; $5.00 per doz. 




Passiflora Coerulea — Passion Vine! 



PASSIFLORA COERULEA. Rapid growing vine. Fragrant flowers, 
singular and beautiful. Leaves are five lobed. Each 35 cts.; doz., $3.50. 

SCHIZOPHRAGMA (Climbing Hydrangea^ 

HYDRANGEOIDES. Introduced from Japan. Large white flower 
trusses resemble a Hydrangea and produce a remarkable display when 
in full bloom during July and August. It is adapted for clinging to any 
rough surface and particularly suited for twining about tree trunks. 
It is a vine that ought to be in every collection of climbers. Each, 75 
cts.; doz., $8.00. 



Clematis Jackmanni 



CHOICE SEEDS, BULBS, AND PLANTS 



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KUDZU VINE 

(Jack and the Bean 
Stalk). (Pueraria 
Thunbergiana, o r 
Dolichos Japonica). 

This is the most 
remarkable rapid- 
growing perennial 
vine in existence, 
and is unparalleled 
for ornament and 
shade. If planted in 
reasonably rich soil 
will produce a multi- 
tude of graceful, 
hairy twining stems 
40 to 50 feet long in 
a season. Exceed- 
ingly valuable for 
covering loggias, 
arbors, verandas and 
pillars, or for any 
other position where 
a quick shade or 
ground cover is de- 
sired. The leaves 
are similar to those 
of the Lima Bean, 
and are dark green 
in color and of a soft 
wooly texture, and 
produced in great 

E rofusion. The 
eautiful pea- 
shaped flowers are 
borne in racemes 4 
to 6 inches long, and 
are suggestive of 
miniature racemes 
Kudzu Vine of Wistaria. Fine, 

healthy plants. 

Each 50 cts.; doz., 

$5.00. Extra large 3-year-old, 50 cts. each; 3 for 
$1.25. delivered. Good plants, each 25 cts.; 5 for 
$1.00. delivered. 

WISTARIA CHINENSIS (Chinese Wistaria) . A very 
strong grower, it climbs high and twines tightly; has 
pie green foliage; blooms very profusely early in summer; flowers sky- 
blue. in long, pendulous clusters. 35 cts. each; $3.50 per doz.; 
pot-grown, 50 cts. each; $5.00 per doz.; strong plants, $1.00 to $2.50 
each; specimens, $4.00 to $5.00. each. 

Multi juga (Japanese Loose-clustered Wistaria). A rare species, with 
purplish or lilac -colored flowers, borne in immense clusters, sometimes 
2 feet in length. The individual flowers and leaflets are larger than in 
Chinensis. Very fine and conspicuous, growing rapidly and blooming 
profusely. $1.00 each; $10 per doz.; specimens in tubs, $2.50 to 
$7.50 each. 



Japan Vine — Vitis Coignetia 

VITIS COIGNETIA (Crimson Glory Vine). Beautiful and rare. It is 
a strong and free grower, bearing large, heart-shaped leaves, 10 inches 
long, deep, rich green above and soft buff-yellow beneath, assuming 
brilliant autumnal tints. Fruits black. Extra-strong plants, $1.00 
each; $10 per doz. 

Primulinum (New Hardy Yellow Jasmine). Flowers like Nudiflorum, 
but larger and semi-double, measuring 11 to 2 inches across, early in 
spring and covering the whole length of the arching branches. 50 cts. 
each; $5.00 per doz. ; pot-grown plants, 75 cts. each; $7.50 per doz. 



JAPAN BAMBOO STAKES 

Do not decay like Southern Cane stakes or wooden stakes, but last a long time. Invaluable for staking 

Gladioli, Lilies, Herbaceous plants. 

NATURAL COLOR 

25 50 100 1000 

6 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness $ .40 $ .75 $1.25 $10 00 

8 ft. long, heavy pencil thickness .75 1.25 2 25 17.50 

VERY HEAVY STAKES 

Natural color, suitable for Dahlias, Tomatoes: to support young trees, 
tall plants. Also for building Fancy Bridges. Kiosks, Screens in Japanese 
Gardens, or where Oriental effects are desired. 

12 

6 ft. long. } to I inch diameter $1.00 

6 ft. long, } to 1 inch diameter 1.50 

8 ft. long, i to 1 inch diameter 2.00 



50 100 

$3 50 $6 00 

6 00 10.00 

8 00 15 00 



GREEN DYED INVISIBLE BAMBOO 
STAKES 













25 


50 


100 


1000 


2 


ft. long. 


heavy 


pencil 


thickness . . . 


. $ 25 


$ 40 


$ .65 


$ 4 00 


3 


ft. long. 


heavy 


pencil 


thickness . . . 


.35 


.60 


1.15 


7.50 


4 


ft. long. 


heavy 


pencil 


thickness . . . 


.45 


.75 


1 25 


10 00 


5 


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heavy 


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thickness . . . 


.50 


.85 


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FERTILIZERS 

We do not prepay on Fertilizers 

Bone Meal. A finely pulverized form of ground bone specially pre- 
pared for flower culture, top-dressing of lawns, and for potted house plants, 
etc. Lb. 10 cts.; 10 lbs., 50 cts. ; 100 lbs., $3.50. 

Bowkers’ Ammoniated Food for Plants. Specially prepared for 
house plants: clean, free from all offensive odor and great for the splendid 
flowering and luxuriant growth of plants. Directions on each package. 
Small size, 15 cts.; large pkt., 25 cts. 

Clay’s Fertilizer (English imported). Highly recommended for the 
growing of flowers, fruits, vegetables. Excellent to mix with potting soil 
in growing seeds, or applied to flowering plants. Per lb., 20 cts.; 5 lbs., 
75 cts.; bag of 14 lbs., $1.25; 28 lbs., $2.25. 

Excelsior Plant Food. Is a complete and odorless fertilizer for house 
plants, lawns, vegetables, etc. Sold in powdered form and used by dissolv- 
ing in water. V^ lb., pkg., making 80 pts., only 35 cts. ; postpaid 1 lb., 
160 pts., 60 cts., postpaid. 

Nitrate of Soda. A grand fertilizer for all and any crop. Very rapid 
in action it hastens and matures crops fully two weeks earlier. Being 
quickly soluble it must not be applied until the plants are well above 
ground when 200 to 300 lbs. mixed with land plaster or wood ashes is suf- 
ficent for one acre. Nitrate of Soda does not exhaust the soil. 51b. pkgs., 
35 cts.; 10 lbs., 60 cts.; 25 lbs., $1.25; 50 lbs., $2.25; 100 lbs., $4.00. 
Applied as a liquid, use 5 lbs. to 80 gals, of water. 

Lime and Land Plaster, or Gypsum. Most valuable for soils re- 
quiring lime or sulphate. Inestimable to render sour soils sweet. Quan- 
tity required, 1 to 2 tons per acre. 100 lbs., $1.00; per ton, $16.00. 

To supply the increased demand of the small grower we are listing 
a complete concentrated fertilizer for house plants, bulbs, lawns, etc., in 
convenient form. A teaspoon to a 6-inch pot, produces immediate 
results. 1 lb. tin, 25 cts.; postpaid, 30 cts.; 10 lb. bag, 75 cts.; 25 
lbs., $1.50. 

Pure Pulverized Sheep Manure. The most natural nutritious manure. 
Immediate and lasting in its effects. Excellent for mixing with the soil in 
potting plants or sowing seeds. For vegetables, rapid steady growth and 
earlier maturity is gained. 

For field and garden crops, 1 to 2 tons per acre. Half the quantity 
before plowing, the balance before harrowing. Packages of 5 lbs. for 
small spaces, 30 cts.; 10 lbs., 50 cts. ; 25 lbs., $1.00; 100 lbs., $2.00. 



REMEDIES FOR INSECTS AND FUNGUS 



We do not prepay on Insecticides 

Aphine. Most effective against green, black or white fly, red spider, 
mealy bug, brown or white scale. Use as spray or wash as directed on 
every can. Vi pt., 40 cts.; 1 pt., 65 cts.; qt., $1.00. 

Arsenate of Lead. For spraying, is rapidly taking the place of Paris 
Green. Its great advantage being that it does not wash off easily by rain 
and does not destroy or bum the tender foliage. It is white in color and 
shows well where applied. 1 lb., 30 cts.; 2 lbs., 50 cts.; 5 lbs., 90 cts.; 
in 50-lb. lots, 15 cts. the lb. 

Bordeaux Mixture. One gallon makes 50 gallons of spraying material. 
Can be used by simply adding water. A most valuable wash or spray. 
Cures and prevents black rot, mildew, blight, rust, etc. Liquid, pt., 30 
cts.; qt., 50 cts.; 2 qts., $1.00; gal., $1.75. 

Firtree Oil. Death to mealy bugs, red spider, green fly, and other 
insect pests. Pt., $1.00; qt., $1.75; V 2 gal., $3.00. 

Fungine. Infallible remedy for mildew, rust, wilt, and other blights 
affecting plant life, fruits, vegetables, etc. Equally efficient under glass 
as out-of-doors. 1 gallon makes 50 gallons of spray. V 2 pt., 30 cts.; 
1 pt., 50 cts.; qt., 75 cts.; gal., $2.00. 

Hellebore Powder. One ounce to 5 gallons of water. For the de- 
struction of slugs, worms, caterpillars. Per lb. box., 25 cts.; 2 lbs., 
40 cts. 

Kerosene Emulsion. Can be used by simply adding water. One 
part emulsion to 25 or 90 parts of water. For scale on trees, cabbage 
worms, melon louse, rose bugs, green fly, and lice of all sorts, and sucking 
insects whether on plants or animals. Per pt., 25 cts.; qt., 40 cts.; 
gal., $1.00. 

Lemon Oil. Non-poisonous. Destructive to all insects and soft scale. 
Apply as spray or wash. It has a very agreeable odor. Vi pt., 25 cts.; 
1 pt., 40 cts.; qt., 75 cts.; Vi gal., $1.25. 

Nicoteen. Extract of Tobacco. A safe and economical remedy and 
perfectly safe in fumigating greenhouses and conservatories. A scant 
tablespoonful to one pint of water placed in a pan. Place a hot iron in 
the solution which will cause sufficient vapor to fumigate a floor space of 
500 square feet. Per pt. bottle, $1.50; 2 oz., bottle, 40 cts. 

Nico-Fume. Paper strongly saturated with Nicotine. Comes in 
strips which when suspended and lighted form a supreme remedy for the 
destruction of aphis, etc. Perfectly harmless to plants. One sheet is 
sufficient for a space of 2,500 cubic feet. In tins of 24 sheets. $1.00. 

Sulpho Tobacco Soap. A safe and effectual exterminator of all insect 
life on plants. 2 oz. cake, 10 cts.; 8 ozs., 20 cts. 





“NORCROSS” Cultivator-hoes and Weeders 



They fill practically every need in cultivating and weeding 



Like the human hand, these tools cultivate closer to plants without 
injuring them, than any other type of implement known. 

The sharp tapering shovels enter the ground easily and are so ar- 
ranged one with another, as to liter- 
ally tear up every inch of soil from i 
to 6 inches deep as required; leaving 
it level, loose and untrampled. 

Cost but a trifle more than the 
old-fashioned hoe, accomplish much 
more and better work, with decid- 
edly less labor. 

An Exclusive “NORCROSS” Feature 



The Norcross 5-prong, is the only Cultivator having a Detachable Ferrule (Pat’d) 
whereby same with wood handle may be detached and the head part attached to stand- 
ard makes of wheel plows if desired; using Norcross Universal Connection supplied extra 
for ioc. Detachable Steel Prongs, extra fine quality handles and 
beautifully finished throughout. Three Sizes, suited to both men 
and women for garden and flowers. 

5-Prong, 4ft. Handle, Wt. 3 lbs 75c 

3-Prong, 4“ “ “ 2 “ 50c 

Midget, 9 in. “ “ 12 oz (can be sent Parcel Post) 25c 

Prepaid Prices: 5-prong, $1.00; 3-prong, 75c.; Midget, (Parcel Post) 35e 





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INDEX 



Artichoke, 1. 
Asparagus, 1. 

Beans 1-3, 24. 
Beets, 4. 

Borecole, 4. 
Broccoli, 5. 

Brussels sprouts, 5. 
Cabbage, 5, 6, 23. 
Carrots, 7. 
Cauliflower, 7-8. 



Adonis, 25. 
Ageratum. 25. 
Alyssum, 25. 
Amaranthus, 25. 
Artemisia, 26. 
Asters, 26, 27, 28. 
Balsam, 28. 
Begonia, 28. 
Brachycome, 28. 
Browallia, 28. 
Calendula, 28. 
Calliopsis, 28. 
Candytuft, 29. 
Celosia, 29. 



Abutilon. 57. 
Acacia. 46. 
Acanthus, 46, 79. 
Achillea, 46. 79. 
Aconitum, 46, 79. 
Adenophora, 46. 
Adonis, 46. 
Alyssum, 46, 79. 
Amaryllis, 57. 
Anemone. 79. 
Anthemis, 79. 
Aquilegia, 47. 79. 
Arabis, 47, 79. 
Armeria, 57. 
Asclepias. 79. 
Asters, 47, 79. 
Aubrietia, 47. 
Auricula, 47. 
Baptisia, 79. 
Boitonia, 79. 



Agapanthus, 64. 
Amaryllis, 63 
Anemones, 64. 
Begonias, 64, 65. 
Bessera, 65. 
Caladium, 65. 



Actinidia, 80. 

Adlumia, 59. 

Akebia, 80. 

Ampelopsis, 80. 

Apios, 80. 

Aristolochia, 59, 80. 

Children’* Garden, 60. 



Celeriac, 8. 

Celery, 8, 9. 

Celery Cabbage, 6. 

Chervil, 9. 

Chives, 9. 

Chicory, 9. 

Cress, 9 
Com, 9-10. 

Cornsalad, 9. 
Cucumbei, 10, 11. 23. 



Collection 

22 . 

Dandelion, 11. 
Eggplant, 11, 23. 
Endive. 11. 
Kohlrabi, 12. 
Leek. 12, 23. 
Lettuce, 12-13. 
Martynia, 13. 
Mushroom, 13. 



Mustard. 13, 23. 
Melon. 14, 15. 24. 
Okra. 13. 

Onion. 15, 16. 24. 
Parsnip. 16. 
Parsley, 16. 
Pepper. 16, 23. 
Peas. 17, 24. 
Pumpkin, 18, 23. 



VEG ETABLES 

of Vegetables. 



Rhubarb, 18. 
Radish. 19. 23. 
Swiss Chard. 4. 
Salsify, 18. 
Spinach, 20. 
Sorrel, 18. 
Squash, 20. 
Turnip, 21, 24. 
Tomato, 21. 



ANNUAL FLOWERSEEDS 



Centaurea, 29. 
Chrysanthemums, 29, 30. 
Clarkia, 30. 

Cosmos, 31. 

Dianthus, 31. 
Dimorphotheca, 31. 
Escholtzia, 31. 

Gaillardia. 32. 

Cilia. 32. 

Glaucium, 33. 

Godetia, 32. 

Gypsophylla, 32. 
Helianthus, 32, 33. 
Hibiscus, 33. 

PERENNIAL 



Calceolaria, 57. 

Calliopsis. 48. 79. 
Campanula. 47, 79. 
Candytuft. 48. 

Carnation. 48. 

Centaurea Ruthenia, 79. 
Chrysanthemum, 61, 79. 
Cineraria. 57. 

Coleus, 57. 

Cyclamen, 57. 

Dahlia. 48, 49. 

Daisies, 48, 79. 
Delphinium, 49, 79. 
Dictamnus. 49. 

Digitalis, 50, 79. 

Erigeron, 50. 

Everlasting Flowers, 58. 

Freesia. 57. 

Ferns, 57. 

Funkia, 79. 



Iceplant, 33. 

Inopsidium 33. 

Kochia, 33. 

Larkspur, 33. 

Lavatera, 33. 

Linaria, 34. 

Linum, 34. 

Lobelia, 33. 

Lupinus, 34. 

Lychnis, 33. 

Marigold, 34. 

Matricaria, 35. 

Marvel of Peiu, 35. 
Mathiola, 35. 

FLOWERSEEDS 



Gaillardia, 50, 79. 
Geranium, 50, 57. 
Gerbera, 51. 

Geum, 50. 

Grevillea, 57. 

Gloxinia, 57. 
Gypsophylla, 51. 79. 
Helenium, 51. 79. 
Helianthus, 51. 
Hemerocallis, 79. 
Hesperis, 51, 79. 
Heuchera, 51, 79. 
Hibiscus, 61. 79. 
Hollyhock. 52, 79. 
Honesty. 51. 
Houseleek. 79. 
Hunnemania, 52. 
Iberis, 52. 

Impatiens Sultani, 58. 
Iris, 61. 



Mignonette, 35. 
Nasturtium 35, 36. 
Nemesia, 36. 

Nicotiana, 36. 

Nigella, 37. 

Novelties for 1915, I — 1 1 . 

Pansies, 37. 

Petunias, 38. 

Poppies, 39, 40. 

Phlox. 38. 

Portulaca, 38. 

Ricinus, 40. 

Salpiglossis, 40. 



AND PLANTS 



Lantana, 52. 

Lathyrus, 53. 

Lavandula, 79. 

Lawngrass, 62. 

Lil. Auratum, 61. 

Lobelia, 53, 79. 

Lotus, 61. 

Lupinus, 53, 79. 

Lychnis, 53, 79. 

Malva, 53, 79. 

Mimulus, 53. 

Myosotis, 54, 79. 
(Enothera, 53. 

Ornamental Grasses, 58. 
Pentstemon, 54, 79. 

Pinks, 54. 

Phlox. 54 , 79. 

Physalis, 61. 

Poppies, 54 , 55, 79. 
Primulas, 53, 58, 61 



Salvia, 41. 

Scabiosa, 40. 
Schizanthus, 42. 

Silene, 41. 

Stocks, 41. 

Stocks, Virginian, 42. 
Sweet Peas. 44, 45. 
Torenia, 42. 

Verbena, 42. 

Wallflower, 42. 
Whitlavia, 42. 

Wild Flower Seeds, 61. 
Zinnias, 43. 



Pyrcthrum, 55, 79, 
Romneya Coulteri, 56, 79. 
Rudbeckia, 55, 79. 

Salvia, 79. 

Scabiosa. 55. 

Sedum, 55. 79. 

Solanum, 58. 

Statice, 79. 

Stevia, 58. 

Stokesia. 55, 79. 

Sweet William. 56, 79. 
Thalictrum, 79. 

Thunbergia, 60. 

Tropaeolum. 60. 

Veronica, 79. 

Viola odorata, 56, 79. 

Viola cornuta, 56. 

Vinca. 42. 

Yucca, 79. 



Callas, 65. 
Canna, 66. 
Chlidanthus, 66. 
Crinumus, 66. 
Cyclopthra, 66 
Dahlias, 66, 67. 



Balloonvine, 59. 
Bignonia, 80. 
Butterfly Bean, 59. 
Celastrus, 80. 
Clematis, 59. 81. 
Cobea scandens, 59. 



BULBS AND ROOTS 

Dielytra, 70. Ismene, 70. 

Eremurus, 70. Lilies, 73, 74, 75. 

Gloxinia, 69. Milla biflora, 75. 

Gladiolus, 68, 69. Montbretia, 75. 

Hyacinth, Candicans, 70. Paeonias, 76. 

Iris, 71, 72. Tangoflower, 78. 



VINES AND CLIMBERS 



Convolvulus, 59. 
Cypressvine, 59. 
Dolichos, 59. 
Euonymus, 80. 
Gourds, 60. 
Humulus, 60. 



Ipomoea, 60. 

Ivy, 80 
Jasmine. 80. 
Kenilworth Ivy, 60. 
Kudzu vine, 61, 81. 
Maurandia, 60. 



Fertilizers. 83. 



Herbs. 22. 



Insecticides. 82. 



Tigrida, 77. 
Trillium, 77. 
Tritoma. 77. 
Tuberoses, 77. 
Watsonia, 77. 
Zephyrantes. 77. 



Momordica, 60. 
Momingglories, 61. 
Passiflora, 61, 80. 
Vitis Coignetia. 81. 
Wild Cucumber, 59. 
Wistaria. 61, 81. 




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HAVE YOU SEEN THE ROYAL COLOR FEAST THEY SPREAD, THE POPPIES GAY? 
THEIR SUMPTUOUS ROBES, THE GARDEN’S LORDS, THEY FLAUNT IN PROUD ARRAY.