One is the petunia, that charming flower which at present decorates all our gardens, whence the enemies of tobacco may one day banish it; so it is only with trembling that I here announce its relationship to the nicotiana; the other, which, like the petunia, grows in profusion in the islands as well as on the continent of Southern America, is the herb coca, improperly so called, for its precious leaves, which are to the natives of Peru and Chili, what the betel is for the Indians of Malabar, grow on an elegant shrub.
How sick I am!--not of the world, but of the Widow Shrub.
The flowers are individually small, but the whole head, which is creamy-white, is very effective, and contrasts strangely with the golden sheen of this beautiful shrub.
Little and light as he was, he could not fall straight to the ground in such a wind; so at first he was carried along with it, drifting down slowly and spasmodically, as a leaf falls from a tree.
Neither of the two spoke when they stood beneath that tree.
D. crenata, Pride of Rochester, is another form with double-white flowers, and a most distinct and beautiful shrub.
Ca Matsin assented, and climbed the tree.
In the garden ghostly shapes arose, phantoms of the dawn that gradually resolved into familiar forms of tree and shrub.
A woman who is not happy in her married life clings round any other feeling, if it be only friendship, as the ivy clings to the tree.
It contains goats which have long silky hair, and furnishes gum-lac, the produce of a particular kind of shrub.
At length, as undeceiv'd they went their way: And we approach the tree, who vows and tears Sue to in vain, the mighty tree.
It would be no harder than to pick apples off a tree.
It is a good hedge plant, and succeeds well as a town shrub.
* * * * * The FORESTER and his SON are felling a tree.
"Two of the children, brothers, about five and four years of age, coming one morning late into school, were to go to their seats without censure, if they could give an account of what they had been doing, which should be declared satisfactory by the whole school, who should decide; they stated separately that they had been contemplating the proceedings of a large caterpillar, and noticing the different positions of its body as it crossed their path, that it was now horizontal, and now perpendicular, and presently curved, and finally inclined, when it escaped into a tree.
The leaves are neat and of leathery texture, and being evergreen lend an additional charm to the shrub.
Light, warm soil and a sunny position are necessities in the cultivation of this shrub.
So Eric had the feeling that the room was really much too large to be inside of a tree.
* * * * * 45 plied won' drous ex cite' ment com mo' tion vig' or fo' li age mar' vel ous com pas' sion THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE.
The Friar, also, tucked his robes more about him, showing a great, stout arm on which the muscles stood out like humps of an aged tree.
Here was a pretty shrub.
And what ailed the chestnut-tree?
From Bonofacio we went about seven miles, across a rolling prairie dotted with trees and clumps of shrub.
She had slunk back a dozen feet and lay crouched under the thick cover of a balsam shrub.
It is hardy in the more favoured parts of the south and west of England, where it makes a reliable seaside shrub.
Zechariah's figure describes the prince as an offshoot of the same royal tree.
What a ridiculous little shrub!
"Brier, a prickly bush; Briery, rough, prickly, full of briers; Sweetbrier, a fragrant shrub.
An invaluable seaside shrub.
But instantly both forgot their words to listen to a familiar clucking sound from a near-by shrub.
And Christabel awoke and spied 370 The same who lay down by her side-- O rather say, the same whom she Raised up beneath the old oak tree!
Not a breeze stirred, as Smith, ahead of me--for I had slowed my pace--came up level with the first tree.
Before he could withdraw them, the eager jaws closed upon the balsamic shrub.
Jemshid proceeded in that direction, but the keepers of the garden would not allow him to pass, and therefore, fatigued and dispirited, he sat down by the garden-door under the shade of a tree.
Who planted the first tree?
To make ORANGE SHRUB.
He put his foot upon the stone and took hold of the close-clinging shrub.
Moose-birds, and jays, and wood-thrushes flitted about the camp, and the air was filled with the fragrant smells of new life bursting from earth, and tree, and shrub.
Where the pacific deep in silence laves The western shore, with slow and languid waves, There, lost Peruvia, rose thy cultur'd scene, The wave an emblem of thy joy serene: There nature ever in luxuriant showers 5 Pours from her treasures, the perennial flowers; In its dark foliage plum'd, the tow'ring pine Ascends the mountain, at her call divine; The palm's wide leaf its brighter verdure spreads, And the proud cedars bow their lofty heads; 10 The citron, and the glowing orange spring, And on the gale a thousand odours fling; The guava, and the soft ananas bloom, The balsam ever drops a rich perfume: The bark, reviving shrub!
P. japonica cardinalis is one of the best of the numerous forms of this beautiful shrub.
She spoke something of a black man, whom she had met about twilight hewing at the root of a tall tree.
I am sure I told you that they would not live here in the open air, but they do in China; and the ailanthus is a Chinese tree.
The flowers are pinky-white and produced in curving racemes and abundantly over the shrub.
How marvellous is the symmetry of form and colouring in the trunk and branches of a big ash tree!
Illustration: WILLIE CARRIED AGNES UP THE STAIR INTO THE GREAT BRANCHES OF THE ELM TREE.
An elephant up a tree.
For this reason I swung the beetle, and for this reason I let it fall from the tree.
The next day they went out again, and the same thing happened, the bully tied up the princess where the serpent could come at her fair and easy, and went up himself to hide in the ivy-tree.
When morning came there was no cavern door, there were no rocks, and no black and purple of tree and shrub.
The old squire's face grew tender as he told this legend of the forgotten dead, and Philip's young imagination summoned up the strange old-world scene of the crowd of rustics gathered in the snow and frost round this very tree.