The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals

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William Smith, 1842 - 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 - 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 Rolls o'er * Elysian flowers her amber stream ; With these, that never fade, the spirits elect Bind their resplendent locks, enwreathed with beams : Now in loose garlands thick thrown off, the bright Pavement, that like a sea of * jasper shone, Impurpled with celestial roses, smiled.
Page 18 - 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...
Page 18 - Their gestures were frightful ; those who were completely under the influence of the opium talked incoherently ; their features were flushed, their eyes had an unnatural brilliancy, and the general expression of their countenances was horribly wild.
Page 114 - Liuneus first observed the Tropaeolum Majus to emit sparks or flashes in the mornings before sun-rise, during the months of June or July, and also during the twilight in the evening, but not after total darkness came on ; 4hesc singular scintillations were shown to her father and other philosophers ; and Mr.
Page 36 - Petals 4, cruciate, parallel ; the 2 outer, either one or both, saccate at the base ; the two inner callous and coloured at the apex, where they cohere and enclose the anthers and stigma. Stamens 6, in two parcels, opposite the outer petals.
Page 98 - It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and was introduced in 1795; it flowers from March to May, and must be but sparingly watered after the bloom is over.
Page 123 - Blanda is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, where it was gathered by Sir Joseph Banks; was sent to Miller in 1754 by Van Royen from Holland, and flowered in the Chelsea Garden.
Page 49 - Its peculiar habit arises from each of the axillary buds of the main stem, which usually produce a single flower, being developed into a short branch, that * See fol.
Page xvi - ... 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...

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