Flower Garden solitaire rules (1 deck of cards)<< Florentine | Fly >>
Goal: Move out the aces when you can and build them up to king in the same suit.
16 cards are set aside face-up as the 'bouquet', with every individual card available for play.
The 6 piles of the layout form the 'garden'. Build piles down regardless of suit. Empty piles can be filled with any card.
You can only move one card at a time. Each empty pile doubles the number of cards you can move, since multiple moves would allow it.
Also known as: Bouquet, Parterre, The Garden
Variations: Brigade, Stonewall, Wildflower
Move cards out of the bouquet only when necessary. They can't go back, so the number of available cards decreases. Empty spaces can be invaluable.
Miss Jones initially states that only top cards in the layout can be moved, but with an exception. The exception, as later explained, is that sequences can be moved. Mrs. E. D. Cheney, Tom King, Basil Dalton, D. B. Pritchard, and Peter Arnold do the same, but other descriptions only allow top cards to be moved, which is the rule used in modern implementations.
Rules source: Games of Patience - 2nd Series, Miss Whitmore Jones ~ Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience, Adelaide Cadogan ~ Patience Games with Examples Played Through, Cavendish (The Bouquet) ~ Dick's Games of Patience, Dick and Fitzgerald (The Garden) ~ Patience, Mrs. E. D. Cheney ~ Games of Patience, Tarbart ~ Thirty-One Patience Games, Tom King ~ Games of Solitaire, George A. Bonaventure ~ 100 Games of Solitaire, Helen L. Coops ~ The Complete Patience Book, Basil Dalton ~ The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ Enjoying Card Games for One, George F. Hervey ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett (Bouquet) ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry ~ Patience Games, D. B. Pritchard ~ Card Games for One, Peter Arnold
This is one of 5 layouts for Flower Garden in Solitaire Forever II.
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