Annals of Horticulture in North America for the Years 1889-1893 Volume 2

Annals of Horticulture in North America for the Years 1889-1893 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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...bare of each surburban building site, the uprooting of every vine and creeper and shrub from picnic woods and tenting grounds, that to hope for a ready welcome for so 'disturbing' an institution as the A. W. F. C. would have suggested itself as unreasonable. "But the apparent indifference which they had noted so regretfully, veiled a dormant interest which needed only a word to awaken to sympathetic activity. From the outset the project was everywhere received with eager enthusiasm. Responses poured in from all quarters, suggestions, queries, offers of help and counsel, scraps of experience from those who in their own modest way were seeking to foster the flora of their respective localities. So far as seemed requisite for a beginning, the nature of the club's work and the methods of local organization had been outlined. By the help of these hints, clubs were formed in sections the nearest and the most remote; in Maine, in Illinois, in Pennsylvania, in Tennessee, in Nebraska, in Florida. Before a month's time and almost without effort on the part of its originators, the project of preserving our American wild flowers has passed from the realm of possibilities into that of established facts. "In the interval which has since elapsed the ground first cursorily surveyed has been gone over more in detail; suggestions have been offered as to the choice of flowers to be perpetuated, the cautions to be observed in their cultivation, the limits and regulations of floral exchange, the formation of plants, nurseries, etc. etc., the whole accompanied by illustrated articles descriptive of the best types of our American flora. "So long, then, as the official organ of the association, The Home Journal, could be supplied them, enquirers...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883101
  • 9781236883100