The Subtropical Garden; Or Beauty of Form in the Flower Garden

The Subtropical Garden; Or Beauty of Form in the Flower Garden

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...I am aware, fruited in our climate. Cyathea. dea.lbata..--This very handsome fern, known in N. Zealand as the Silver Tree-fern, has a slender, branched, almost black stem, 4 ft. to '8 ft. high, ending in a fine crown of broadly-oblong twice-divided fronds of a dark green colour above and milk-white below; the rachis and midribs when young are covered with brown scales, and afterwards with pale deciduous down. This plant may be placed in the open air, in the southern and milder districts, during the summer months from the end of May till the end of September. Cycas revo1uta.--A graceful and well-known plant, with a very stout stem, sometimes, though rarely, reaching a height of from 6 ft. to 1o ft., from the top of which issues a beautiful crown of dark green pinnate Stove S C YC/, AS (vmy large and old specimen). ection: suitable for placing in the open air, in warm and sheltered parts of the country, after a strong growth h b as een made and matured indoors. leaves, from 2 ft. to 6 ft. long. It is one of the most valuable of the greenhouse plants that may be placed in the open air in summer from the end of May till October, and is particularly graceful in the centre of a bed of flowering plants, or isolated with the pot or tub plunged to the rim in the turf, always in a warm and sheltered position. Increased by seeds, or by separation of the suckers which are occasionally thrown up. Cynara Scolymus (Franc/z Artic/z0ke).--This plant, although chiefly grown for culinary purposes, possesses suflicient merit as a foliage-plant to entitle it to a place amongst ornamental subjects. Its long, deeply-divided leaves, white and downy beneath, its height (4 ft. to 5 ft.), its purplish flower-heads, and distinct habit render it very suitable for planting on..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236514424
  • 9781236514424