A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink and Other Flowers

A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink and Other Flowers

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord Nelson Tumer's Regent Princess Char-lotte Townshend's Trafalgar Wollard's King George IV. Wiltshire's Seedling Wales's Beauty Webb and Smith's Wellington Willmer's Quiz ' SCOTCH Buchanan's Caledonia Dickson's Pomona Finlayson's Bonny Lass Henderson's Duchess of Athol Johnson's Ossian Martin's Isabella Miln's Flora THE Primula Auricula is a flower of great beauty, and in general estimation: it is not less remarkable for the great variety of its colours, than for their peculiar brightness. Its smooth broad leaf, of an oblong shape and glossy green, with an indented edge, sets off its polyanthus, or many-petaled blossom, to great advantage; each petal or floret of which is supported by a small foot-stalk, rising from the top of the main stalk, the whole forming a magnificent bunch or trusg and exhibiting an appearance of grandeur but little suited to the size of the plant, or indeed expected from' it; it flowers early in spring, and is, indeed, one of its greatest ornaments. Having but few rivals to contend with at that early period, it attracts our admiration the more, and seems to engross, in fact, our undivided attention. The scent which it diffuses is not powerful, but, like that of the Wild Primrose, is yet sweet and agreeable. It is called an alpine or mountainous plant, because it is not only a native of the mountains, but because it grows and thrives best in airy and elevated situations. In low places, surrounded with damps and fogs, it is diflicult to keep it in any tolerable health long together, or to get from it any very fine bloom; whoever, therefore, attempts to grow Auriculas, living in such a situation, should keep them during the winter in frames, raised...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867327
  • 9781236867322