Commercial Carnation Culture; A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Growing the American Carnation for Market Purposes

Commercial Carnation Culture; A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Growing the American Carnation for Market Purposes

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... is being paid. Coal from local mines costs from $4.50 to $6.00 per ton, but is of a very poor grade, while good bituminous coal is selling from $8.00 to $10.00 per ton. The leading varieties in red colors now grown are Victory and Herald, the former being closely followed by Champion. In white, White Enchantress and White Wonder have so far proved the best producers. Matchless is being tried out successfully by several growers. Mrs. C. W. Ward is today the most popular deep pink, while Gorgeous and Rosette have proved desirable for the fancy retail trade when grown with special care. Enchantress Supreme is rapidly replacing all other light pinks, and for returns is considered the best variety. In striped colors, Benora is the only one to be found and is only grown to supply a slight local demand. CARNATIONS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION The notes that follow deal with a region that includes an area about as large as ninety States the size of Massachusetts. Denver, the capital of Colorado, may be taken as the center of this region, other cities being Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ogden and Salt Lake City in Utah; Butte, Great Falls and Helena in Montana, and Cheyenne in Wyoming. Propagation is started early, as the young stock must have a long time in which to make plants of suitable size for the field. Owing to late frosts, planting outdoors cannot be done until about May 10; to plant earlier is to risk too much. The bright sunlight of this region causes a crisp growth in stem and foliage, and the cuttings root quickly, as they have not to struggle through weeks of cloudy weather, with snow on the roof perhaps for days at a time. They must be put promptly into the sand, else they are ruined, and once in they must be watered...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821025
  • 9781236821027