Leslie's Volume 94

Leslie's Volume 94

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...which are raised in the greenhouses in this vicinity. Gicat quantities of the Bermuda lilies are shipped in here for the trade at this time. They are grown out of doors and are cut and packed for shipment _while they are still in the bud. When they arrive in New York, in quantities of hundreds of thousands, they are shipped out to Western and Southern cities. They find little market here, for the color of the flower is rather yellow, while those which are cultivated undcr glass in this vicinity are pure white and very fragrant. All other flowers for the Easter time are forced under glass and are made accustomed to the cold air gradually by ventilation. Most of the product sold in New York City is grown within a radius of fifty miles. A remarkable thing is the increase in the traflic in flowers in New York City. Ten years ago there were about a dozen florists here, and their total sales did not amount to more than one million dollars a year. T he business of raising and selling flowers has grown with the growth of the city. It is an indication of the wealth and prosperity of the people; it shows that, having money, they arc willing to spend it; and it points to an innate love of the beautiful and natural. People will not buy flowers unless they have more inoncy than they need for the actual necessities of life. And because flowers are a luxury and not a necessity a flower trust has never been formed. What Easter Means to the Egg PERHAPS YOU doi1't know that the egg, which is such an important part of the interest in Easter Day, the egg which is stained blue or scarlet or yello_w or which is decorated with the face of a Chinainan or sonicthing of that sort, has gone through a long and tedious course of inspection before it...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794680
  • 9781236794680