The Mary Frances Garden Book
or Adventures Among the Garden People
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The Mary Frances Garden Book or Adventures Among the Garden People

By Jane Eayre Fryer
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Table of Contents
  • The Mary Frances Garden Book
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • THE MARY FRANCES GARDENS
  • INSTRUCTIONS—
  • CHAPTER I Feather Flop, the Garden Boss
  • CHAPTER II Feather Flop Oversleeps
  • CHAPTER III Billy Plans the Garden
    • Garden Lesson No. 1 Planning a Garden
    • Lay-out of the Gardens
  • CHAPTER IV Feather Flop’s Argument
  • CHAPTER V Gardens for Little Folks
    • GARDEN LESSON No. 2 What to Plant
      • Garden for Little Folks
      • Garden for Little Folks—10x15 Feet
    • Garden for Little Folks
    • Garden for Little Folks—10x15 Feet
    • Explanation OF THE LITTLE FOLKS FLOWER GARDEN
      • Four Hardy Bulbs for Little Folks Garden
    • Four Hardy Bulbs for Little Folks Garden
    • Hardy Perennials
      • Twelve Hardy Perennials for Little Folks Garden
    • Twelve Hardy Perennials for Little Folks Garden
    • Annuals
      • Annuals for Little Folks Garden
      • Vegetables for Little Folks Garden
    • Annuals for Little Folks Garden
    • Vegetables for Little Folks Garden
  • CHAPTER VI Gardens for Big Boys and Girls
    • Garden Lists for Big Boys and Girls
    • NOTE ON THE GARDEN CUT-OUTS
    • A Letter About the Garden Cut-Outs
    • A Few Hints on Growing the Flowers Shown in the Garden Cut-Outs
  • CHAPTER VII Early Spring Garden
    • LIST No. 1 Five Bulbs* for Early Spring Hardy Garden
    • Seven Hardy Perennial Plants which Bloom in the Early Spring
  • CHAPTER VIII Early Summer Garden
    • LIST No. 2 Eleven Hardy Perennial Plants which Bloom in the Early Summer
    • MARY FRANCES GARDEN CUT-OUT No. 3
  • CHAPTER IX Mid-Summer Garden
    • LIST No. 3
  • CHAPTER X Autumn Garden
    • LIST No. 4 Thirteen Hardy Perennial Plants which Bloom in the Early and Late Fall
    • MARY FRANCES GARDEN CUT-OUT No. 4
  • CHAPTER XI Some Favorite Annuals
    • List of Fifteen Annuals
    • Everlasting Flowers
    • VEGETABLE GARDEN
  • CHAPTER XII Window Boxes
    • Suggestions for Planting of Window Boxes
      • Nine Excellent Free-Blooming Plants for Window Boxes
      • An Herb-Garden Window Box A Soup-and-Sauce Garden
    • Nine Excellent Free-Blooming Plants for Window Boxes
    • An Herb-Garden Window Box A Soup-and-Sauce Garden
  • CHAPTER XIII Billy Tests the Soil
    • GARDEN LESSON No. 3
      • Testing the Soil
      • Clayey Soil
      • Sandy Soil
      • Humus
      • What Humus Is
      • What Humus Does
      • To Make a Compost Heap
    • Testing the Soil
    • Clayey Soil
    • Sandy Soil
    • Humus
    • What Humus Is
    • What Humus Does
    • To Make a Compost Heap
  • CHAPTER XIV How to Plant
    • Garden Tools
      • To Dig up the Garden
      • To Prepare the Soil
      • To Plant Seeds in Boxes
      • Preparing the Soil
      • Sowing the Seed Boxes
      • Watering the Seed Boxes
    • To Dig up the Garden
    • To Prepare the Soil
    • To Plant Seeds in Boxes
    • Preparing the Soil
    • Sowing the Seed Boxes
    • Watering the Seed Boxes
  • CHAPTER XV The Outdoor Seed-Bed
    • GARDEN LESSON No. 4
      • The Outdoors Seed-Bed
      • To Make a Garden Line
      • To Use the Garden Line
      • Planting in Drills
      • Broadcasting
      • Covering the Seeds
      • To Mark the Beds
    • The Outdoors Seed-Bed
    • To Make a Garden Line
    • To Use the Garden Line
    • Planting in Drills
    • Broadcasting
    • Covering the Seeds
    • To Mark the Beds
  • CHAPTER XVI Seed Babies and Their Nurses
    • Seed Babies in Their Coats
    • Cotyledons
    • Thinning Out the Plants
    • To Cultivate
    • Watering
    • The Importance of Cultivating
  • CHAPTER XVII Names of Parts of Flowers
    • GARDEN LESSON No. 5 Names of Parts of Flowers
      • The Story of Little Buttercup
    • The Story of Little Buttercup
  • CHAPTER XVIII Good Mrs. Bee
  • CHAPTER XIX The Story of Fertilization
    • The Birth of Seed Babies. Formation of the Pistil
    • The Need of Pollen
    • How Can the Flowers Get Pollen
    • The Flowers Spread a Feast for Insects
    • Nectar
    • Honey Bee’s Honey-Churns
    • The Insects Carry Pollen
    • Bumble Bees Help
    • Animals Would Starve Without This Work of Insects
    • Moths and Butterflies Help, Too
  • CHAPTER XX The Story of the Honey Bee
    • The Bee City
    • The Queen Bee
    • Worker Bees
    • Drone Bees
    • Why the Workers Kill the Drones
    • The Wonderful Bodies of the Bees
    • The Body of the Worker Bee
    • The Antennæ
    • Legs, Wings, and Claws
    • Pollen Baskets
    • The Wings
    • The Industry of the Worker
    • Wax Pockets
    • The Honey-Sac
    • The Body of the Queen Bee
    • The Sting
    • The Body of the Drone
  • CHAPTER XXI How the Bees Work
    • The Ventilating Workers—The Fanners
    • The Comb Builders
    • The Queen’s Work
    • Worker Baby Bees
    • The Drone Baby Bee
    • The Queen Baby or Princess
    • Why Bees “Swarm”
    • How Bees Spend the Winter
  • CHAPTER XXII The Children’s Money-making Plans
  • CHAPTER XXIII Mr. Hop Toad Hops In
    • The Story of the Hop Toad
    • Tadpoles
    • Toads’ Enemies
    • How Toads Help the Garden
  • CHAPTER XXIV Mr. Cutworm, the Villain
    • Paper Collars to Protect Plants from Cutworms
  • CHAPTER XXV Birds as Plants’ Friends
    • A Robins’ Sleeping Porch
    • A Bungalow for Wrens
    • The Martens’ Hotel
    • The Blue Birds’ Cottage
  • CHAPTER XXVI Little Ladybird
    • Ladybirds or Ladybugs
  • CHAPTER XXVII Curly Dock
  • CHAPTER XXVIII The Stupid Honey Drops—Aphids
    • Aphids or Plant Lice
    • Aphis-lion
  • CHAPTER XXIX Some Sprays for Garden Pests
    • Garden Pests
    • Hellebore
  • CHAPTER XXX Early Vegetables
  • CHAPTER XXXI Feather Flop’s Temptation
  • CHAPTER XXXII Feather Flop Gets Angry
  • CHAPTER XXXIII Father and Mother’s Surprise
  • CHAPTER XXXIV Feather Flop Makes Up
  • CHAPTER XXXV Roses
    • Old-Fashioned Roses
    • How New Roses Came About
    • How Roses are Propagated
    • Cuttings
    • Growing Rose Cuttings Under Glass Jars
    • Budding
    • “Suckers”
  • CHAPTER XXXVI The Best Roses to Plant
    • Classes of Roses
    • The Homes of Certain Roses
    • About Hybrid Perpetual Roses
    • Tea Roses
    • About Hybrid Tea Roses
    • What Roses to Plant
    • Wichuraiana Roses (Evergreen or Memorial Roses)
    • Rugosa Roses
    • Tree Roses
  • CHAPTER XXXVII The Wicked Rose Bugs
    • How to Plant Roses
    • Where to Make Beds for Roses
    • How to Make Beds for Roses
    • How Deep to Plant Roses
    • The Best Time to Plant Roses
    • Caring for Roses
    • Fertilizers
    • Enemies of Roses
    • Pruning Roses
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII The Fairy Wood Nymphs
  • CHAPTER XXXIX Good and Bad Weeds
    • “Good and Bad Weeds”
  • CHAPTER XL Bouncing Bet and Her Friends
    • Plant Families
    • Rose Family
    • Night Shade Family
  • CHAPTER XLI Buttercup and Daisy Families
    • Buttercup Family
    • Sunflower Family (Composite Family)
  • CHAPTER XLII Water Babies
  • CHAPTER XLIII How Plants Grow
    • The Leaf-Mill
  • CHAPTER XLIV A Wicked Innkeeper
    • A Wicked Innkeeper
  • CHAPTER XLV Uninvited Guests
    • Dodder
    • Parasite Plants
  • CHAPTER XLVI How Seed Babies Travel
    • Why Plants Travel
    • How Plants Travel
      • Seed Pods with Burry Coats
      • Pods which Shoot Seeds
      • Tumble Weeds
      • Seed Babies with Wings
    • Seed Pods with Burry Coats
    • Pods which Shoot Seeds
    • Tumble Weeds
    • Seed Babies with Wings
  • CHAPTER XLVII Have a Seat on a Toad Stool
    • Plants without Flowers
    • Mushrooms or Toad Stools
    • Fungi,
    • Bracket Fungus
    • Molds
    • Bacteria
  • CHAPTER XLVIII Some Ways to Rid of Weeds
    • Weeds
    • Some Ways to Rid of Weeds
    • Poison Ivy
    • Virginia Creeper
    • Some Ways in Which Plants Protect Themselves
  • CHAPTER XLIX Queen’s Lace Trims Well
  • CHAPTER L The Wild Flower Garden
  • CHAPTER LI Growing Perennials from Seed
    • Cheese-cloth Shade Frame
    • Lattice Shade Frame
  • CHAPTER LII The Money the Children Made
  • CHAPTER LIII Mary Frances’ Garden Party
    • For Twelve Green Pepper Sandwiches
    • Spearmint Jumbles
  • CHAPTER LIV Feather Flop’s Conceit
  • CHAPTER LV Bob and Billy’s Vacation
    • The Planting of Bulbs
    • Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Autumn
    • How to Plant Bulbs
    • Depth to Plant
    • Where to Plant Bulbs
    • Bulbs in the Grass
  • CHAPTER LVI Daffodil and Other Bulbs
    • Bulbs to Plant in the Fall
      • Snowdrops
      • Squills (Scilla)
      • Grape Hyacinths (Muscari)
      • Narcissus or Daffodils
      • Hyacinths
      • Tulips
      • Lilies
      • Iris (Flags)
    • Snowdrops
    • Squills (Scilla)
    • Grape Hyacinths (Muscari)
    • Narcissus or Daffodils
    • Hyacinths
    • Tulips
    • Lilies
    • Iris (Flags)
    • Bulbs to Plant in Early Spring
      • Tuberoses
      • Gladiolus
    • Tuberoses
    • Gladiolus
    • Hardy Bulbs for a Small Garden
    • Growing Bulbs Indoors
  • CHAPTER LVII Billy Builds a Hotbed
    • Hotbed
    • Cold Frame
  • CHAPTER LVIII Some Hints on Growing Vegetables
    • The Earliest Vegetables to Plant
    • The Second Early Vegetables to Plant (About ten days after the first)
    • Fertilizers
    • Insecticides
  • CHAPTER LIX The City Garden
    • Hanging Gardens
    • A Soup and Sauce Garden
      • Okra or Gumbo
    • Okra or Gumbo
    • Indoor Garden
    • Watering House Plants
  • CHAPTER LX Garden Color-Pictures
  • CHAPTER LXI Patterns for Paper Flowers
    • To Make a Wild Rose
  • CHAPTER LXII The Mary Frances Garden Cut-Outs
    • Directions for Making THE MARY FRANCES GARDEN CUT-OUTS
  • CHAPTER LXIII Little Gardeners’ Calendar
    • The Little Gardeners’ Calendar
  • CHAPTER LXIV Budding and Grafting
  • CHAPTER LXV Prizes at the County Fair
    • FOOTNOTES:
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