The American Flower Garden Directory: Containing Practical Directions for the Culture of Plants in the Flower Garden, Hot-house, Garden-house, Rooms, Or Parlour Windows, for Every Month in the Year ... Instructions for Erecting a Hot-house, Green-house, and Laying Out a Flower Garden. Also, Table of Soils Most Congenial to the Plants Contained in the Work. The Whole Adapted to Either Large Or Small Gardens, with Instructions for Preparing the Soil, Propagating, Planting, Pruning, Training, and Fruiting the Grape Vine. With Descriptions of the Best Sorts for Cultivating in the Open Air

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Carey and Hart, 1841 - 383 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 125 - ... two inches. Having a healthy shoot of the growth of this year provided of the kind that is desired, begin at the lower end of this shoot, cut away all the leaves, leaving the footstalk of each. Being fixed on a promising bud, insert the knife about half an inch above the eye, slanting it downwards, and about half through the shoot. Draw it out about an inch below the eye, so as to bring away the bud unimpaired with the bark, and part of the wood adhering to it; the wood now must be carefully...
Pàgina 173 - ... species, which should be repotted once in two years, and never be allowed to shrink for want of moisture. The operation of grafting is very simple, merely requiring an incision to be made, and fitting in it a fresh cutting of another kind, holding the cutting stationary in the incision half a minute, till the juices of the two adhere together, when it may be said the union is effected, and, in a few weeks, the new branches will grow freely. We have seen the Mammillaria tribe growing neatly upon...
Pàgina 341 - Others, as we have said, run lo the opposite extreme, and do not give sufficient to sustain life, and this is a more common practice than that of too much. The best plan is, always to allow the mould in the pot to have the appearance of dryness, but never sufficient to make the plant droop before a supply of water is given, which should then be copious and thoroughly going to the bottom of the pot ; but always empty it out of the saucer or pan in which the pot stands : the water used should always...
Pàgina 326 - In a few years the bulbs are curiously produced, the original bulb near the surface striking a radical fibre downright from its base, at the extremity of which is produced a new bulb for the next year's plant, the old one perishing.
Pàgina 98 - It is indispensable for a good ranunculus to have a stem about eight or twelve inches high, strong enough to support the flower, and quite upright. The form of the flower should be hemispherical, not less than two inches in diameter, consisting of numerous petals, gradually diminishing in size to the centre, lying over each other, so as neither to be too close nor too much separated, but having more of a perpendicular than a horizontal direction, in order to display the colours with better effect....
Pàgina 99 - The pips should be large, flat, and round, with ground colour equal on every side of the eye, which should be quite circular, as well as the edge. The tube a bright lemon yellow perfectly round, well filled with the...

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