Andorra Nurseries: Wm. Warner Harper, proprietor, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia (Google eBook)

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The Nurseries, 1903 - Nurseries (Horticulture) - 174 pages
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Page 112 - magnificent Cherry of the largest size; pale yellow, becoming amber in the shade, richly dotted and spotted with deep red, and with a bright red cheek ; flesh very firm, juicy and sweet.
Page 49 - spreading branches, and, though it never reaches the size of the chestnut, it is far more beautiful and
Page 124 - leaves or evergreen branches, not too thickly, but so as to permit considerable circulation of air and not to retain water ; nothing should be used that will fer-ment, heat or rot. The object of covering is to break the force of sudden and violent changes, particularly in March, when the plants should be protected from the
Page 78 - remarkable for their appearance late in autumn, just as the leaves are turning and about to fall.
Page 124 - The winter rains will carry the strength to the roots, and the remaining matter makes a nice mulch, which in many places is all the protection necessary. Where the winters are not very severe tender Roses may be covered with clean
Page 124 - in the plant slightly deeper than it was before, spread the roots out evenly in their natural position, and cover .them with fine earth, taking care to draw it closely around the stem, and pack firmly
Page 124 - and decayed branches and at least half the previous season's wood should be cut away early each spring, and a little cutting back after the first blooming will insure more late flowers. Climbing and Pillar Roses should not be cut back ; but the tips of the shoots only should be taken off, and any weak or unripe shoots cut out altogether. FALL AND WINTER TREATMENT
Page 49 - The Beech is a lordly tree, with its great, smooth trunk and
Page 124 - the ground is dry when planted, water thoroughly after planting, so as to soak the earth down below the roots, and, if hot or windy,
Page 157 - family of hardy perennials is perhaps the most widely known and popular of all the various plants which we have in our gardens, and each year finds the newer and showier varieties increasing through the hybridizer's skill. Certainly no perennial is more worthy of culture, more satisfactory in every situation, or more effective, either as individual plants or grouped in masses in

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