Gardening Volume 2

Gardening Volume 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...orange and Messrs. Pike & Ellsworth, of Jessamine, Fla., whom I sold some plants, said this was a very good description of it, and while they did not consider it of any value for shipping, they believed it had a future in this section of the country when better known as a stock to work other varieties on it. While I do not know anything at all about orange culture in the south, I aminduced to believe that it probably may have the same effect on a graft or bud as the quince has on the pear, i. e. early bearing. Excuse me if I am dwelling rather lengthy on this subject, but as I have cultivated this orange quite extensively for some years, it has become quite a hobby with me, and as I have received so many complimentary letters expressing much satisfaction from private customers from various parts of the countrj-about this plant, I shou'd like to see it cultivated everywhere as I know it will please its cultivator. Tl e propagation of the Otaheite orange is very simple, about the same as you would give a batch of camellia or other hard wood cuttings will do for it nicely; a lively bottom heat after the cuttings are rooted and potted off will bring them along without any trouble, and will grow plants six to twelve inches high the first season. PLANTS IN TUBS. I grow varieties of hydrangea, agapanthus lily, oleander, etc., in pails and tubs for lawn and porches. They bloom freely. Do you think I could do the same with any variety of andromeda, Clethra alnifolia and Daphne Cneorum with as good results? We grow tea and other choice roses in the open ground and winter them in the cellar. If the former would not grow in tubs could they be taken up and wintered in a cellar? M. G. B. Wright Co., Iowa. Yes, Andromeda Aoribunda (if not hardy with you)...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544765
  • 9781236544766