The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Belgian Azalea growing

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186.Many new varieties of Azalea have lately been raised by the Belgians, and all the best of them have been imported into England. The Belgians have also raised many beautiful varieties of Phlox, several new camellias, and many other new varieties or species of showy plants or shrubs, which soon find their way into other countries. Orange-trees, roses, and Robinia inermis, the two latter budded standard high, are common importations by the London nurserymen; as are also some other shrubs and bulbs, and various kinds of flower seeds.