Entry in progress—B.P.
Delphinium, the Book of the American Delphinium Society
In sowing seed I have remembered the old saying that “it is better to plant a ten-cent plant in a dollar hole than a dollar plant in a ten-cent hole,” so I make a special effort to have the seedbed as well prepared as I know how.
“A 25-cent plant in a dollar hole,” was one of her sayings. Miss Session’s own garden was really more of a botanic collection, an example of the ideal planting for a semi-arid region.
Daylilies and How to Grow Them
By Ben Arthur Davis
Atlanta, GA: Tupper & Love
The time-worn advice about digging a five-dollar hole for a fifty-cent plant holds good with daylilies as well as with other horticultural items.
By Roy Elmer Shepherd
New York, NY: Rinehart & Company, Inc.
The time-worn saying that “it is better to place a ten cent plant in a dollar hole than a dollar plant in a ten cent hole” is still good advice, as a rose, properly planted, will more than justify the additional time and effort required.
A Bounty of Tips from America’s Best Gardeners
By Shelley Goldbloom
Chester, CT: Globe Pequot Press
Instead, if a fifty-cent plant goes in a five-dollar hole, we’ll have a five-dollar plant shortly. “A ‘five-dollar hole’ means the total planting environment,” Ralph elaborates