Report of the Iowa State Horticultural Society; Containing the Proceedings of the ... Annual Session, ... Also Transactions of the Southeastern, Northeasten, Northwestern and Southwestern Horticultural Societies Volume 7
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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...being justly in great request for planting in cemeteries, and being perfectly hardy. The wild variety, A. Uanande1'ais, is very beautiful, and should be in every collection. In Great Britain and Europe, they consider the Aguilegia Oberulea, the grandest hardy herbaceous plant introduced for years It is a native of the Rocky Mountains, and was prominently brought into notice by our botonical friend and fellow member, Dr.C. C. Parr_v.who collected and sent the seed to England, where it created a great sensation among the lovers of hardy plants. It is propagated by seeds, sown as soon as ripe, and by division in autumn. Another popular plant is the Dyletria Spectablis, or Bleeding Heart, one of the best of hardy plants; a native of Siberia, and is first on the list for its beauty and hardy qualities. It is propagated by cuttings and by divisions of the root in the fall. After blooming in the spring, if cut back, will soon bloom again. if any of our lady friendswish for a beautiful winter-blooming plant, permit me to recommend to them a D3/letria, as one of the best. It should be taken up out of the open ground in October or November, and potted in rich earth, and placed in a cool place, about four to six weeks, then brought into a warm room and given the same attention as for other house plants. It will soon bloom and be the pride of its possessor. The wild variety, Dyletria Ewirea, commonly called Dutchman's Breeches, is well worthy of cultivation by lovers of the beautiful. We must not forget the beautiful Larkspurs, or Del?/zinum, the variety called Formosa, with its bright blue spikes of flowers, blossoming in J une and July. The beautiful blue flowers of Delphinum (J/tinensis, will dry and keep their natural color, and are a great...
- Paperback | 60 pages
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white