The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume . 30

The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume . 30

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...leading colours were secured. A weight of petal. Varieties of the Field Poppy (Papaver RhsBas). Engraved from a photograph for The Garden. mode of exhibiting them in the cut state, so as to make an effective display and at the same time to allow of each flower being individually criti Submitting, then, that single Dahlia blooms should not exceed 4 inches in diameter, the next, point to establish is perfection of fotm. The cised, was devised by the celebrated Slough firm, flower should approach as nearly as possible to and has since been generally adopted; and from a perfect circle composed of eight ray-florets, being at first exhibited in an apologetic sort of way which for convenience may be referred to as "not for competition," these single Dahlias in! petals, and which Burround the compact golden continually improved varieties and with ever-in-central disc. While flowers more or less starcreasing popularity are now found in classes speci-shaped, or having pointed petals, may be deally devoted to them, the subjects of the keenest Birable for some special colouring or to give variety, the handsomest flowen undoubtedly are those which hare broad ronnded petals lying perfectly fiat (is.., at right angles to the stem) or slightly rerurved. In any case the petals must overlap from the points of insertion to at least half their length, so that there be no interstices towards the centreof the flower between the petals, which, moreover, must be of good substance (not flimsyand not in the least cupped or quilled. For exhibition, siDgle Dahlias are generally arranged in bunches of ten blooms each, with buds and foliage, the latter, of course, has to be added, as Dahlias do not grow foliage on the flowerstems in the decorative way that...show more

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  • Paperback | 1126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,964g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526880
  • 9781236526885