The Book of Water Gardening; Giving in Full Detail All the Practical Information Necessary to the Selection, Grouping and Successful Cultivation of Aquatic and Other Plants Required in the Making of a Water Garden and Its Surroundings,

The Book of Water Gardening; Giving in Full Detail All the Practical Information Necessary to the Selection, Grouping and Successful Cultivation of Aquatic and Other Plants Required in the Making of a Water Garden and Its Surroundings,

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...(Flowering Rush) is a very pretty aquatic, with narrow LEAF AND FLOWER OF APONOGETON DISTACHYUM Cape Pond AVeed three-cornered leaves from two to three feet in length. The flowers, which are purplish pink, are borne at the end of a long round stem. This plant will grow in shallow water in the pond or planted in wet soil; it is also useful for the aquarium if planted in soil in a pot. Brasenia peltata (Water Shield) is a plant with oval, entire, floating leaves. The flowers are small and purple colored. It is an interesting plant for the pond or for the aquarium. Cabomba Caroliniana (Washington Fish Grass) is another useful plant for the aquarium, growing entirely submerged; it emits roots readily. The leaves are green, oblong-linear. The flowers are one-half inch wide, white with two yellow spots. The plant is hardy as far north as New Jersey. Cabomba rosaefolia is similar to the preceding except in the color of the leaves, which are tinged with pink on the under side; it is also more tender than Cabomba Caroliniana. WATER GARDENING The Cabombas are only desirable for aquaria or fish ponds. They should be planted in soil, in small pots, which can be hidden from view by placing stones around them on the bottom of the aquarium. Callitriche verna (Water Starwort) is a fine submerged plant, with dark green leaves, which grow close together at the ends of the stems, forming a mass WATER GARDENING of green star-like clusters on the surface of the water. It should be planted in soil and kept near the surface; if kept in deep water it will soon die. Callitriche autumnalis is similar to the former, but never rises above the surface of the water; therefore it can be planted at the bottom of the aquarium. Caltha palustris (The Marsh Marigold) grows to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554280
  • 9781236554284