The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 3

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Luther Tucker, 1849 - Gardening
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Page 154 - Such as what, pray? Trav. Public enjoyments, open to all classes of people, provided at public cost, maintained at public expense, and enjoyed daily and hourly, by all classes of persons. Ed. Picture galleries, libraries, and the like, I suppose you allude to? Trav. Yes; but more especially at the present moment, I am thinking of PUBLIC PARKS and GARDENS — those salubrious and wholesome breathing places, provided in the midst of, or upon the suburbs of so many towns on the...
Page 145 - To compare opinions respecting the value of the numerous varieties already in cultivation, and to endeavor to abridge, by general consent, the long catalogue of indifferent or worthless sorts at the present time propagated by nurserymen and fruit growers. To elicit and disseminate pomological information, and to maintain a cordial spirit of intercourse among horticulturists.
Page 316 - ... for grass or trees, are different. It is not denied that manure exercises an influence upon the development of plants; but it may be affirmed with positive certainty, that it neither serves for the production of the carbon, nor has any influence upon it, because we find that the quantity of carbon produced by manured lands is not greater than that yielded by lands which are not manured. The discussion...
Page 183 - ... pain! Even though the seats are as comfortable as can be made, young children cannot and should not be kept still upon them long at a time, and never without something innocent or useful to do, and under no circumstances, longer than twenty-five or thirty minutes in one position, nor so long at one study, and that with frequent and free exercise in the open air. To accomplish this, great and radical changes in the views and practice of teachers, parents and the community must take place. No where,...
Page 175 - CULTURE. torn, the leaves broad and bright, the flowers well displayed at the end of each branch, come in abundant quantity, and be well supported by the stems. 2. The flower should be round, double, high in the crown, perfect in the centre, without disk or confusion, and of the form of half a ball. 3. The individual petals should be thick, smooth, broad, circular at the ends, according with the circle of the flower, the indei.tations where they meet hardly perceptible.
Page 340 - ... their licentious passions. They have been precocious in badness, and unreproved." On this noble mission M. Demetz and Viscount de Courteilles entered, to make a demonstration to the government and benevolent men of France, of a practicable scheme of rescuing unfortunate, vagabond, and depraved boys from destruction, and give them the power of obtaining an honest living. Their plan involved extensive grounds and buildings, which should not present the aspect of prison-yards and walls, but the...
Page 25 - ... the half that were unimpregnated withered away, without having augmented beyond the size to which they had attained before the blossoms expanded. The seeds of the other half were augmented and matured as in the ordinary process of impregnation ; and exhibited no perceptible difference from those of other plants of the same variety, perhaps, because the external covering of the seed was furnished entirely by the female. But when they were made to vegetate in the succeeding spring, the effect of...
Page 10 - Beautiful as well as the useful" by making land on the periphery of cities suitable for metropolitan homes. "Hundreds and thousands," he wrote, "formerly obliged to live in the crowded streets of cities, now find themselves able to enjoy a country cottage, several miles distant, — the old notions of time and space being half annihilated.
Page 145 - In localities where any well known old varieties flourish particularly well, specimens are desired, accompanied with memoranda respecting the soil upon which they grew, and their culture. Every contributor is respectfully requested to make a list of his specimens and present the same with his fruits, in order that a report of all the varieties entered may be submitted to the convention as soon as possible after its organization.
Page 155 - There they all meet, sip their tea and coffee, ices, or other refreshments, from tables in the open air, talk, walk about, and listen to bands of admirable music, stationed here and there throughout the park. In short, these great public grounds are the pleasant drawing-rooms of the whole population ; where they gain health, good spirits, social enjoyment, and a frank and cordial bearing towards their neighbors, that is totally unknown either in England or America.

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