Gardening for Money; How It Was Done, in Flowers, Strawberries, Vegetables

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Gardening - 168 pages
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1869 Original Publisher: Loring Subjects: Floriculture Strawberries Vegetable gardening Gardening / General Gardening / Flowers / General Gardening / Garden Design Gardening / Regional / General Gardening / Techniques Gardening / Vegetables Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II. NEW FRIENDS AND NEW FLOWERS. - The next day opened fine and warm. In the morning we went to church. My husband had fortunately paid for pew-rent in advance; so I resolved to occupy it as long as I could. I did not intend to take a back seat until obliged to. In the afternoon the heat was so oppressive that I stayed at home and read aloud to the children. In the midst of our reading I heard a low rumble as of distant thunder. Not thinking anything about it I continued reading. Again the thunder pealed, and louder than before. A shower was evidently approaching. Then I remembered the garden, and wondered what effect the rain would have upon my flowers. I must go out and have a look at it. Calling the children to see the coming storm, we went out to the yard. On going outside the front gate, I looked up the village street and saw dark masses of clouds piling up the northwestern sky. Calling their attention to the sight, I tried to explain to them that, threatening and terrible as it seemed, yet the rain would wash away the dust and revive the grass and the flowers. "Yes, mother," said Johnny; "but won't it spoil all your flowers ? " " Why, yes. That is a bright idea, Johnny ! Now what shall we do ? If we leave them where they are, we shall not have very nice-looking flowers to take to the store in the morning." Just then the village clock struck thre...

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