The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals (Google eBook)

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W. Smith, 1811 - Floriculture - 272 pages
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Page 172 - The eternal regions : lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amaranth and gold ; Immortal amaranth, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom ; but soon for man's offence To Heaven removed, where first it grew, there grows, And flowers, aloft, shading the fount of life...
Page 173 - In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom ; but soon for man's offence To Heaven removed, where first it grew, there grows, And flowers aloft shading the fount of life, And where the river of bliss through midst of Heaven Bolls o'er1 Elysian flowers her amber stream; With these, that never fade, the spirits elect Bind their resplendent locks enwreathed with beams...
Page 20 - I have seen in this place who had wry necks and contracted fingers, but still they cannot abandon the custom. They are miserable till the hour arrives for taking their daily dose.
Page 20 - The debility, both moral and physical, attendant on its excitement, is terrible ; the appetite is soon destroyed, every fibre in the body trembles, the nerves of the neck become affected, and the muscles get rigid : several of...
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Page 38 - Petals 4, cruciate, parallel ; the two outer either one or both saccate at the base ; the two ioner callous and coloured at the apex, where they cohere and enclose the anthers and stigma. Stamens 6, in...
Page 203 - Here's flowers for you ; Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram ; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping : these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age.
Page ii - ... the most interesting features in the green-house, annual plants have great claims to our attention, and should be very extensively cultivated in every pleasure-garden. But the vast number and variety of sorts that are now known in our collections, the whole of which it is almost impossible to introduce into even the most extensive gardens, renders necessary a judicious selection of the best kinds, in order to compensate for any deficiency in number or variety, by the superior beauty of those...
Page 130 - ... are the purple, which has a standard of deep reddish purple, the wings pinkish, and the keel nearly white, and is a native of Sicily; the New Painted Lady, which has the standard deep rose colour, the wings pale rose, and the keel pure white, and is a native of Ceylon; the white sweet pea, which has flowers a pure white; the Old Painted Lady, which has the wings and keel white and the standard flesh-coloured ; the blue, which has the wings and keel a pale blue and the standard dark bluish purple;...
Page ii - ... several years in succession. The seeds of annual flowers, on the other hand, cost a mere trifle ; and the expense of stirring the soil, sowing them, and thinning them when they come up, is also very little ; while the effect produced is as great or greater than that of many bulbs or tubers, and most perennials. The flower of a choice hyacinth, the bulb of which will cost five or six shillings before planting, is not much more beautiful than that of a double rocket larkspur, which may be reared...

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