The Ladies' Companion to the Flower-garden: Being an Alphabetical Arrangement of All the Ornamental Plants Usually Grown in Gardens & Shrubberies, with Full Directions for Their Culture

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Bradbury & Evans, 1849 - Flower gardening - 351 pages
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Page 203 - buds, that keep Their odour in themselves all day ; But, when the sunlight dies away, Let the delicious fragrance out To every breeze that roams about. The plants should be grown in loam and peat, and would probably succeed in a greenhouse, as it is found that they do not flower well if they are kept too hot.
Page 38 - placing the bud on the stock in niche-budding, the principal thing to be attended to is, to bring the horizontal edges of the base of the niche in the stock, and those of the bud which is to fit into it, into the most perfect contact possible ; because the union is produced, not as in common summer
Page 309 - it flowers from December till March. It is a native of the south of Europe and the north of Africa. There is a variety with shining leaves and larger cymes of flowers,
Page 81 - importance that has within the last few years attached to this genus would render it easy to fill a volume with descriptions of its various species and varieties, and the details of their culture. Its history is also somewhat curious ; as, strange to say, though it has become so great a favourite, and
Page 158 - When the plants have done flowering, they may be turned out of the pots with the balls of earth unbroken, into the common soil ; and the bulbs may be taken up and dried when the leaves have decayed. Bulbs which have flowered in pots seldom flower vigorously the second year ; and unless the amateur has abundance of
Page 7 - blue African Lily, A. umbellatus, is a noble plant, with a bulbous root, somewhat resembling that of a leek ; and it retains its leaves all the winter. There is a variety with striped leaves. A. albidus has white flowers, but it does not differ from the common kind in any other respect.
Page 82 - of Bute, who was very fond of flowers, and who kept it in the greenhouse. From this species nearly all the varieties known in the gardens have been raised ; as it seeds freely, and varies very much when raised from seed. In 1802, D. frustránea Ait. (D. coccínea)
Page 148 - Ivy. This well-known plant is what botanists call a rooting climber ; that is to say, its stems climb up and twine themselves round trees, or any other suitable object which presents a sufficiently rough surface for their roots to take hold of; as, unless this is the case, the Ivy, whenever it is rendered
Page 324 - Purple Everlasting Flower. — Very beautiful annual flowers, which may either be sown in the open ground in April, or raised on a hot-bed, and planted out in May : the only advantage by the latter plan being that the plants flower earlier. They are very beautiful, and well deserving of a place in every flower-garden.
Page 285 - japónica, ten feet or twelve feet high, these long sweeping shoots, the bark of which is a bright green, have a peculiarly graceful appearance. The Sophora will grow in any soil, but a poor one suits it better than a rich one ; and its leaves seldom droop even in the driest seasons. SOUTHERNWOOD.—See

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