Greenhouse Favourites (Ed. by the Ed. of 'The Floral World')

Greenhouse Favourites (Ed. by the Ed. of 'The Floral World')

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...are. It is seldom that the Bouvardia is met with excepting in some large establishments near the metropolis; indeed, people residing far away in the country appear to be ignorant altogether of the existence of the genus; and even in private establishments in the neighbourhood of London none of the varieties arc extensively grown, it being only the members of the trade who cultivate it in any quantity, for supplying Covent Garden market with the cut blooms, where they are in demand, and much appreciated for wedding and other hand bouquets. The Bouvardia is indigenous to Central America, and the genus is named after Dr. Charles Bouvard, who, many years ago, was the Superintendent of the Boyal Gardens at Paris. It is of a hard-wooded nature, but it associates best with soft-wooded plants, and can only be grown well in a house that is kept well heated during the winter. It is by some considered a troublesome plant to cultivate, but we think its fine luxuriant clusters of splendid trumpet-shaped TIIE BOUVARDIA. 147 flowers worth any amount of trouble; as it not only affords the lover of flowers an effective ornament for the greenhouse during winter and spring, but the genus embraces most desirable varieties for planting out in the flower-garden through the summer months, as a bed of mixed sorts of bushy plants of Bouvardia has a very charming effect in the garden, especially if a few plants of Plumbago capensis are mixed with them. In the treatment of the Bouvardia, the grower should determine the course proposed to be followed in the treatment of his plants, and the use to which he proposes to put them. Those intended solely for greenhouse decoration during the winter and spring months should, in our opinion, always be kept as pot plants; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785452
  • 9781236785459