Alpine Flowers for Gardens; Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants, and Mountain Shrubs

Alpine Flowers for Gardens; Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants, and Mountain Shrubs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...enjoy warm nooks, partial shade from mid-day sun, and shelter from the efl'ects of drying, cutting winds. An eastern or south-eastern a, siect is best, screened from cutting winds, but a northern one will do well, and they love an open yet sheltered spot. Cyclamens are best propagated by seed sowu as soon as it is ripe, in well drained pots of light soil. I generally cover the surface of the soil after sowing with a little moss, to ensure uniform dampness, and place them in a sheltered spot out of doors. As soon as the plants begin to appear, which may be in a month or six weeks, the moss should be gradually removed. As soon as the first leaf is half developed, they should be transplanted about an inch apart in seed pans of rich light earth, and encouraged to grow as long as possible, being sheltered in a cold frame, with abundance of air at all times. When the leaves have perished the following summer, the tubers may be planted out or potted, according to their strength. From the earliest times there appears to have been great difficulty felt by our best botanists in clearly defining the species of Cyclamen, from the great variation in shape and colouring of the leaves both above and below. Too much dependence on these characters has been the cause of much confusion and an undue multiplication of species. Some of the varieties of this genus become so fixed, and reproduce themselves so truly from seed, as to be regarded as species by some cultivators. The following are some of the more important synonyms--atstivum (europamm); anemonoides (europoeutn); autuinnale(hedcrwfolium); Uluxii (europiamm); hyemale (mum); 1 Morale (europwum); neapolilanum (hederaifolium); rejandum (vernum); vermnn of Sweet (coum, var. zonule). Anumwioides, Clusii, more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236490320
  • 9781236490322