The Florist and Pomologist; A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits, and General Horticulture Volume 1-2

The Florist and Pomologist; A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits, and General Horticulture Volume 1-2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...plant that can rival it for magnificent foliage and finely-scented flowers. The plant here has only been planted out three years in a rather confined border of a warm conservatory; but the soil is very rich, and during the different flowering periods plenty of liquid manure made from deer-dung was given it. The plant covers a largo space on the roof, and on two or three occasions during the past summer the number of flowers opening every day could be counted by thousands, and their beauty, combined with their delicious fragrance, made the house one of the most enjoyable to be imagined. When fruit is required in any quantity, the flowers must be artificially impregnated--an operation which is easily performed in all the Passion-flowers. The fine foliage of this plant keeps remarkably free from any kind of insect, which is another groat merit, and most favourable to its extended cultivation. Welbeck. William Tillery. POINSETTIA PULCHERRIMA. EW plants aro more useful for decorative purposes during the winter months than the Poinsettia pulchenima, and few more easily grown when there are the proper appliances. Probably the very best mode of propagation is the same as that universally in use for the Grape Vine. Eyes from ripened wood of the previous year's growth should bo planted in April in rich light earth, and placed in a brisk bottom-heat; water should be applied very sparingly until they begin to grow and root freely, when they should be potted singly. They may be shifted as necessaiy, and finally 1869. NEGBO LARGO FIG. 5 placed in 6-in. pots, keeping them in heat until about the middle of June, when they should bo transferred to the greenhouse, gradually hardened off, and finally fully exposed to the air, under which circumstances they should...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659018X
  • 9781236590183