American Homes and Gardens Volume 5

American Homes and Gardens Volume 5

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...plant is always renewing itself--always going ahead--and the result is roses in abundance up to the coming of cold weather. Of course, plants so treated never attain much size. But who cares for large bushes if he can have large flowers and plenty of them? The flowers from the teas, Bengals, and Bourbons are never as large as those of the June and hybrid perpetual classes, and, as a general thing, they are not as brilliant in coloring. La France is one. of the best I have ever grown. Duchesse de Brabant is an old variety, popular years and years ago, but all the better for that, for its continued popularity proves it the possessor of exceptional merit. It is of free growth, with flowers of a silvery pink. strong grower. Its color is a deep pink, with a silvery luster on the inner side of the petal. It is very double, and quite as lovely in the bud as in the expanded flower. Caprice is a peculiar sort, its thick, waxen petals of rosy carmine being heavily blotched and striped with dark red, shading to crimson. It is most beautiful when just beginning to expand. Hermosa is an old favorite. It is always in bloom, when well cared for, and its rich pink flowers are produced in prodigal profusion. Perle des Jardins is a beautiful rose, of as rich a color as bloomer of all. Its flowers are produced in clusters of ten to twenty. It is very double, of delicate pink, fading to almost pure white at the outside of the flower, deepening to rosy carmine, at the center. Best results are secured from this variety by removing at least half the buds from each cluster. If all are allowed to remain, the last flowers to open will be small and inferior in all respects. I would advise the purchase of two-year-old plants always. Younger plants will give a few...show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805518
  • 9781236805515