Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower

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A. M. Robertson, 1908 - Gardening - 399 pages

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Page 313 - ... improved races would be very much circumscribed; and the art of horticulture, in this respect, would be one of the greatest uncertainty. The usual mode of increasing plants, that mode which has been more especially provided by Nature, is by seeds; but, while seeds increase the species without error, the peculiarities of varieties can rarely be perpetuated in the same manner. In order to secure the multiplication of a variety, with all its qualities unaltered, it is necessary that portions should...
Page 208 - First place one piece of broken potsherd over the hole in the bottom of the pot, then fill...
Page 239 - The seeds should be shaded until they germinate, and, when the seedlings are large enough to be handled, they should be transplanted to three inches apart, and placed where they are to bloom, early in October.
Page 265 - As soon as the seedlings are large enough to be handled, they should be pricked off into boxes and grown on in frames until large enough to be [263] planted in the open air.
Page 260 - Chiccory are long and tapering, it should be cultivated in rich, mellow soil, thoroughly stirred, either by the plough or spade, to the depth of ten or twelve inches. The seed should be sown in April or May, in drills fifteen inches apart, and three-fourths of an inch deep. When the young plants are two or three inches high, thin them to eight inches apart in the rows ; and, during the summer, cultivate frequently, to keep the soil light, and the growing crop free from weeds.
Page 50 - It must be carefully kept in view, when planting, that the roots should be placed as nearly as possible in the same position as they were before they were removed from their previous location.
Page 137 - They prefer light friable soil, and in this description of ground they should be covered to the depth of a quarter of an inch.
Page 158 - Spring, by seeds sown one-quarter of an inch deep in boxes placed in a cold frame; prick off the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to be handled...
Page 65 - The full effect of the beauty of this most interesting tree is had when it is planted on a rising ground, against a background of pine or other dark foliage, in the full sunlight in which it seems to delight.

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