The villa and cottage florists' directory

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Whittaker, 1830 - 304 pagina's
 

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Pagina 53 - The flower should be large, and composed of six petals : these should proceed a little horizontally at first, and then turn upwards, forming almost a perfect cup, with a round bottom, rather wider at the top. The three exterior petals should be rather larger than the three interior ones, and broader at their base : all the petals should have perfectly entire...
Pagina 165 - ... the broadest part of the lamina, or broad end of the petals, should be perfectly white and distinct from the eye, unless it be a laced Pink, that is...
Pagina 54 - ... three interior ones, and broader at their base: all the petals should have perfectly entire edges, free from notch or serrature: the top of each should be broad and well rounded; the ground colour of the flower at the bottom of the cup, should be clear white, or yellow...
Pagina 154 - Each petal should have a due proportion of white, ie, one-half, or nearly so, which should be perfectly clear and free from spots. Bizarres, or such as contain two colours upon a white ground, are esteemed rather preferable to Flakes, which have but one, especially when their colours are remarkably rich, and very regularly distributed. Scarlet, purple, and pink, are the three colours most...
Pagina 154 - Carnation ; the two first are seldom to be met with in the same flower, but the two last very frequently. When the scarlet predominates, and is united with a paler colour, or, as it sometimes happens, with a very deep purple upon a white ground, it constitutes a Scarlet Bizarre, of which there are many shades and varieties, some richer, and others paler in their colours, as is the case with all the rest. Pink Bizarres are so called when the pink abounds, Purple Bizarres when the purple abounds :...
Pagina 97 - The stem should be strong, straight, and from eight to ten inches high, supporting a large, well-formed blossom at least two inches in diameter, consisting of numerous petals, the largest at the outside, and gradually diminishing in size as they approach the centre of the flower, which should be well filled up with them. The blossom should be of a hemispherical form ; its component petals imbricated, neither too closely nor too much separated, and having rather a perpendicular than a horizontal direction.
Pagina 165 - ... tinge or spot : the eye should consist of a bright or dark rich crimson, or purple, resembling velvet ; but the nearer it approaches to black, the more it is esteemed : its proportion should be about equal to that of the white, that it may neither appear too large nor too small.
Pagina 93 - ... as to form a broad shallow cup, the interior part of which should contain a great number of long small petals, imbricating each other, and rather reverting from the centre of the blossom.
Pagina 164 - Carnation, as well as the formation of the flower, which should not be less than two inches and a half in diameter ; the petals should be large, broad, and substantial, and have very fine fringed or serrated edges, free from large, coarse, deep notches or indentures : in short, they approach nearest to perfection when the fringe...
Pagina 92 - The stem should be strong, elastic, and erect, not less than nine inches high ; the blossom or corolla should be at least two inches and a half in diameter, consisting of an exterior row of large...

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