This section is from the book "What England Can Teach Us About Gardening", by Wilhelm Miller. Also available from Amazon: What England Can Teach Us About Gardening.
Let us begin with the flowers that actually grozv in the Alps, not because they are any better than those of our own White Mountains but because they are more famous and easier to get. Doubtless you know most of these already, and think of them only as border plants, for they will grow in lowlands without rocks, and you can buy the plants from any one of a dozen American nurserymen. In rich soil they may grow two to four feet high, but in the rockery they will be smaller and correspondingly prettier. For even coarse weeds become refined and look like wild flowers when grown in thin, poor soil, and on rocks. However, you will see that there is nothing coarse in the following list:
St. Bernard's lily-
Pale yellow wolfsbane
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