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Garden Flowers | by an unknown author



Flowers, in whatever point of view we regard them, are replete with interest, and form a source of gratification and attraction to all classes of mankind. We believe that there is no human heart, unless it be debased below the ordinary level of humanity, that does not, in one way or another, feel the sweet influence of flowers, at least in some degree.

TitleGarden Flowers
AuthorUnknown
PublisherT. Nelson And Sons
Year1857
Copyright1857, T. Nelson And Sons
AmazonGarden Flowers (1857 )
Garden Flowers

" Blessed be God for flowers! For the bright, gentle, holy thoughts, that breathe From out their odorous beauty, like a wreath Of sunshine on life's hours!

" Prize them, that through all hours Thou hold'st sweet commune with their beauty here; And, rich in this, through many a future year, Bless thou our God for flowers !"

-Introduction
Flowers, in whatever point of view we regard them, are replete with interest, and form a source of gratification and attraction to all classes of mankind. We believe that there is no human heart, unle...
-The Daisy
It is not, perhaps, too much to affirm that there does not grow a floweret in the floral universe more interesting or more consonant with the tender feelings of human nature than th Daisy that'wee ...
-The Tulip
Gat, gaudy, obtrusive, the Tulip cannot lay claim to grace or modesty; neither does it compensate for the absence of these by sweet perfume. Nevertheless, the tulip fills its appropriate place in natu...
-The Snowdrop
First ana purest of the flowers of spring, the snowdrop conies at a time when the heart of man pants after, and longs for, the soft influences of summer; when the snows of winter still lie upon the gr...
-The Naecissus
Of this flower there are two kinds, the one called the Poet's, the other the False Narcissus. The latter is a native of our own fields, but it is cultivated with great care in Holland, and sent back t...
-The Rose
Queen of flowers and emblem of beauty! poets have exhausted their powers of language and imagination in singing thy praise. Nations have vied with each other in doing thee honour. Victors have found...
-The Primrose
Fkom the paleness of its hue, and its growing in groves and in shady situations, the primrose is generally, in poetry, invested with a mournful character. We are inclined, however, to think this somew...
-The Lily Of The Valley
No flower amid the garden fairer grows, Than the sweet lily of the lowly vale. Few flowers are so emblematic ot united modesty and sweetness as the lily of the valley, and none are more worthy o...
-The Hyacinth
This sweet flower is emblematical of games and play. From its tapering bulb long green leaves shoot up, in the centre of which is a stalk on which the bloom, in the form of bells, grows all round, c...
-The Violet
The violet is a common indigenous plant, which grows not only m most parts of England, but in every other country in Europe; and travellers assert that it is also found in many parts of the East. It i...
-The Jasmine
Here jasmine spreads the silver flower, To deck the wall, or weave the bower. Our common white jasmine is said, by Linnaeus to be a native of India, and also of Switzerland; but, in regard to th...
-The Iris
Plutarch tells us that the meaning of the word Iris is the eye of heaven. In ancient mythology Iris was the messenger of Juno, and the goddess of the rainbow, on the arch of which she was wont to desc...
-The Tiger Lily
This flower is a native of China, and its gorgeous colouring partakes not little of the warm richness of the sunny clime whence it comes. It was brought to this country in 1804, and since then, has be...
-The Carnation
This delicate and cherished favourite of the green-house, and the parterre, belongs to the Pink family, and on account of its rich fragrance, closely resembling that of the clove of commerce, it is ca...
-The Geranium
Who does not know the Geranium ? Who does not love and admire That floweret bathed in hues of light! Methinks it is the brightest gem That blazes in the gorgeous front Of Flora's matchless diadem ...
-Forget-Me-Not
This beautiful little flower is the emblem of affection among the Germans. Its bud is of a fine pink colour, which, when expanded, changes to a lovely blue that reminds us of the tint of the turquoise...







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