- Title Pages
IThe Garden in the Mind
IIThe Growing of the Plants
- The Symbolism of Flowers
- Extrinsic and Intrinsic Views of Nature
- The Flower-Growing Should Be Part of the Design
- Annuals: The Best Kinds and How to Grow Them
IVFruits & Vegetables
VSpring to Winter
Appendix IThe Garden Fence
Appendix IIBooks by Liberty Hyde Bailey
- (p.95) Blossoms
- The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion
- John A. Stempien, John Linstrom
- Cornell University Press
This essay celebrates the joy of flowers, which are described as part of the "background" of the common day. The sense appeal of blossoms represents more than profit, botany, or gardening. It is the "fragile intimate brotherhood with the earth."
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