The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and the Professional and Commercial Grower, of the Kinds, Characteristics and Methods of Cultivation of the Species of Plants Grown in the Regions of the United States and Canada for Ornament, for Fancy, for Fruit and for Vegetables; with Keys to the Natural Families and Genera, Descriptions of the Horticultural Capabilities of the States and Provinces and Dependent Islands, and Sketches of Eminent Horticulturists, Volume 6

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Liberty Hyde Bailey
Macmillan, 1917 - Gardening - 3639 pages
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Page 3261 - ... feet apart and the plants from twelve to fifteen inches apart in rows, keeping off the runners until late in July and then allowing the runners to grow and root at will making a matted row. In this old system many plants are almost on top of others, the roots barely in the ground, and they suffer in a season of drought. The rows are so wide that to pick fruit in the center it is almost necessary to crush fruits on the outside of the row. This system gives few large first-class fruits. The up-to-date...
Page 3079 - Lavender is a plant that grows in [Salt] Marshes overgrown with Moss, with one straight stalk about the Bigness of an oat straw, better than a cubit High ; upon the Top standeth one fantastical Flower ; the Leaves grow close from the Root, in shape like a Tankard, hollow, tough and always full of Water...
Page iii - The standard cyclopedia of horticulture; a discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables; with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturists; illustrated...
Page 3198 - They are perennials of the very easiest culture. Usually they persist for a number of years after well established, giving an abundance of soft edible leaves early in the spring when herbage is scarce. They are usually grown from seeds, and plants fit for cutting may be had when the plants are one or two years old. Plants should be placed at one side of the garden where they will not interfere with the regular tillage.
Page 3414 - one of the stateliest and most beautiful inhabitants of the North American forests, and no evergreen tree of temperate regions surpasses it in the beauty of its dark dense crown of lustrous foliage and in the massiveness of habit which make it one of the most striking features of the California, landscape and fit it to stand in any park or garden.
Page 3082 - ... bark yields a strong aromatic oil which is used in medicine and in the manufacture of perfumery. Horticultural value. Adapted to almost all kinds of soil, and grows rapidly. It develops a large tap root which makes it difficult to transplant. It may be propagated by seed or planting small seedlings. It is a desirable tree for ornamental planting on account of its rich green foliage and varied shaped leaves, which are velvety while expanding and in autumn turn from green to orange-yellow or bright...
Page 3261 - If the plants used for a new bed are strong and start into growth vigorously, the first runners are used, as it has been found that under most conditions the plants about twelve months old yield the greatest number of fine fruits. These first runners are usually " bedded in," ie, planted by hand, training them along the wide way of the rows, using from four to eight of the first runners and cutting off those growing later. This method of planting allows cultivation both ways until the runners start,...
Page 3424 - Funston, in a recent report on the flora of Alaska, says concerning this species: (2) "A shrub four feet in height forms a large part of the undergrowth near the coast (Yakutat bay, Alaska). The dark purple berries, rather larger than peas, are collected in great quantities by the Indians who use them fresh and preserve them for winter, drying the fresh berries by artificial heat. In September, immediately after the close of the fishing season, nearly all the women and children devote themselves...
Page 3180 - The apparatus consists of a galvanized iron pan, 6 by 10 feet and 6 inches deep, which is inverted over the soil to be sterilized and the steam admitted under pressure. The pan is supplied with steam hose connections, has sharp edges, which are forced into the soil on all sides to prevent the escape of steam, and is fitted with handles for moving it from place to place, the weight of the entire pan being not over 400 pounds.
Page 3417 - The bulb is deprived of its dry, membranaceous outer scales and cut into thin slices, the central portions being rejected.