The benefits of bedding plants
The Victorians were mad for them, the French still are, and they are the backbone of many a public park summer flower show.
The Victorians were mad for them, the French still are, and they are the backbone of many a public park summer flower show. I’m referring, of course, to bedding plants. These are species grown for floral rather than foliage value, and transplanted while at the leafy stage to provide a display for a limited period.
Most are half hardy annuals raised from seed under glass (begonia, lobelia, petunia, salvia and tagetes), plus hardy...
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