The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste

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Luthur Tucker, 1867 - Country life

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Page 160 - Thomas; containing directions for the propagation and culture of Fruit Trees, in the Nursery, Orchard, and Garden; with descriptions of the principal American and Foreign varieties cultivated in the United States: with 300 accurate illustrations.
Page 306 - In general, roots have no buds, and are therefore incapable of multiplying the plant to which they belong. But it constantly happens, in some species, that they have the power of forming what are called adventitious buds; and in such cases they may be employed for purposes of propagation. There is no rule by which the power of a plant to generate such buds by its roots can be judged of. Experiment is therefore necessary, in all cases, to determine the point" He then gives an instance (Anemone Japónica),...
Page 159 - Each contributor is requested to come prepared with a complete list of his collection, and to present the same with his fruits, that a report of all the varieties entered may be submitted to the meeting as soon as practicable.
Page 376 - American climates and wants ; with examples showing how to alter and remodel old buildings. In a series of one hundred original designs.
Page 159 - ... what new varieties give promise of being worthy of dissemination ; and especially, what varieties are generally inferior or worthless, in all parts of the Union. In order to facilitate these objects, and to collect and diffuse a knowledge of researches and discoveries in the science of Pomology, Members and Delegates are requested to contribute specimens of the Fruits of their respective districts; also papers descriptive of their art of cultivation ; of diseases and insects injurious to vegetation;...
Page 175 - Beauties' (I am speaking of pears), and my lips kiss their cheeks, and their juices flow along my tongue, to gladden the sense, then I hold to that view, and I bless God " Now wait, Rowley, wait, I said; for I was afraid he would say something foolish. So he sat in my porch, and, with his cigar (which I condemn mildly), disputed the fragrance of the honeysuckles, and listened to the wisdom of age. Whoever, I continued, whoever prizes simply his existence — who thinks highly of his presence, values...
Page 176 - Eobinson, he," because they are, in themselves, as perfect and complete as is a Hamlet, or a House of Seven Gables. It is, therefore, desirable that men and women should do that well which they can do, and find out as soon as possible what they can do best, and not waste too much time in tears or complaints, because they cannot do something else. The man who raises good potatoes is eminently worthy, as is he who makes good verses, busts, or coaches, and either of them may be a complete man (and so...
Page 159 - Agricultural, and other kindred associations in the United States and British Provinces are invited to send delegations as large as they may deem expedient, and all persons interested in the cultivation of fruits are invited to be present and take seats in the Convention.
Page 176 - ... genial mould, so that they kiss one another ; and plant not too deep, but so as to cover, with an inch of earth, the neck whence the roots branch ; then sustain the stem with a slender stake, and the first work is done. Whoever has done this, will value the warm April sunshine and the soft April showers, and he will watch in the last of the month, till he shall see the unfolding buds ; and then the expanding...
Page 323 - ... trusting to natural fertilization ; but, to secure more rapid progress and better results, we must rely on the more certain and expeditious art of hybridization. By this means, we may, in a few years, produce such novel and desirable combinations as ages might not give us by accidental fertilization, or sowing seeds at random. In employing this agency, we only imitate nature ; for, though the artificial process is but of recent origin, natural hybridization must have existed from the creation,...

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