The Gladwyn by Divers

The Garden p.126, February 8, 1879

The Gladwyn v. Holly Berries. — The Holly being rather an uncertain fruiting plant, I would recommend all those who require berries for purpose of decoration at certain times of the year to plant the Gladwyn (Iris foetidissima). This, once established, will take care of itself, and never fail to produce beautiful pods filled with coral-like berries that are always acceptable. Although, like many other plants, it does best in a good situation, yet it will make, itself
at'home anywhere in shrubberies where it can get light and air. The seeds do not vegetate the first season; therefore it is best to sow them where they will not be disturbed and 'the plants will come up in abundance the next spring. In some localities it grows wild, and both plants and seeds are plentiful. When past its best for decorating purposes, I scatter the seeds in the shrubberies, where we get plants by the hundred. Rabbits will eat them in their young state, but not after they have become well established. — W. Divers, Wierton.

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