American Flower-Garden Directory; Containing Practical Directions for the Culture of Plants, in the Flower-Garden, Hot-House, Green-House, Rooms, or Parlour Windows, for Every Month in the Year. with a Description of the Plants Volume 2

American Flower-Garden Directory; Containing Practical Directions for the Culture of Plants, in the Flower-Garden, Hot-House, Green-House, Rooms, or Parlour Windows, for Every Month in the Year. with a Description of the Plants Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...plant closely connected to Musa, from which it differs in habit by the large leaves being more erect: to grow it luxuriantly, give it plenty of heat, water, and pot-room. (Soil No. 12.) Vinca rosea or Madagascar Periwinkle, makes a charming winter flowering plant for the hot-house, there are three varieties pure white, white with rose eye, and the purple, all of the easiest culture in any soil; they require full exposure to the sun and to be frequently repotted. Zamia, a genus of plants in the natural order of Cycadece. Several specios of ttum are admired. Z. mtdia, 2. furfurdtea, Z. lenuis, Z. inlegi!fblia, are. the most showy that belong to the hot-house. The whole genus is frequently kept in this department. They are all plants of a slow growth, and the beauty is entirely in the pinnated fronds, with from ten to forty pairs of leaflets. The-pots must be well drained. (Soil No. 11.) Those genera of plants which we have enumerated under the head of repotting in this or next month, are composed of the finest hot-house plants that have come under our observation. There are perhaps a few of 'hem that are not to be found in the United States, or even on our continent; but the great object in a choice collection of plants, is to have the finest from all parts of the known world. There are many plants whose nature does not require much support from soil, which is frequently observed in those that are mentioned. And there are many hundreds of plants desirable for beauty, ornament, and curiosity, which would take volumes to specify and describe. In fact, every year brings many new things, and frequently both new and splendid, either in flower, fruit, or foliage. We have previously observed, that plants ought not to be flooded with water when...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919556
  • 9781236919557