Goldand-bronze. Crocus Suaveolens. Violetand-fawn. Crocus Vitellinus. Yellow, sweetly scented. Hepaticas (Anemone hepatica). Blue or rose ; double or single. Begin in February. Semi - shade desirable. Plant in October.
There are also snowdrops, double and single, yellow winter aconite, and the blue chionodoxa is one of the earliest flowers in spring, good to associate with the old-fashioned double daisies in red and white.
Trim "clipped evergreen shrubs maintain a pretty appearance throughout winter, as we all know, but few gardeners realize the value of evergreen plants such as mossy saxifrages, wallflowers, London pride, pinks, etc., in winter gardens. It is by setting little shrubs in trim designs, with evergreen plants among them, and filling the spaces with tulips, crocuses, etc. etc., all of a height, that the Dutch, or formal, style of garden is gained.
Bed Spaced out Permanently by Mossy Saxifrage.
As the vases indoors are of great consequence during the dull months, the town gardener should try to cultivate some of the perennials that give flowers, etc., for drying.