Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine. ...

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Whitaker and Company, Ave Maria Lane., 1857 - Horticulture

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Page 38 - Eternal Maker has ordain'd The powers of man; we feel within ourselves His energy divine; he tells the heart, He meant, he made us to behold and love What he beholds and loves, the general orb Of life and being; to be great like him, Beneficent and active. Thus the men Whom Nature's works can charm, with God himself Hold converse; grow familiar, day by day, With his conceptions, act upon his plan; And form to his, the relish of their souls.
Page 97 - ... while the Earth remaineth seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Page 97 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest away- their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 242 - ... 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 as to the...
Page 217 - The phenomenon invariably accompanies decay, and is common on oak, laurel (Tetranthera), birch, and probably other timbers ; it equally appears on cut wood and on stumps, but is most frequent on branches lying close to the ground in the wet forests. I have reason to believe that it spreads with great rapidity from old surfaces to freshly cut ones.
Page 230 - The daintiest garden of the proudest peer, Ere, driven from its envied site, it found, A sacred shelter for its branches here ; Where edged with gold its glittering skirts appear.
Page 312 - Every feature, botanical, geological, and zoological, is new on entering this district. The change is sudden and immediate : sea and shore are hardly more conspicuously different ; nor from the edge of the Terai to the limit of perpetual snow is any botanical region more clearly marked than this, which is the commencement of Himalayan vegetation...
Page 61 - It differs very little in quality from the European rose, but is much larger, and spreads its leaves further abroad. It far surpasses the rose in beauty, but falls short in richness of scent; it has not thorns or prickles, is generally of a white color, mingled with a little purple ; yet there are some that are yellow and red. This flower grows upon a bush, and is carefully cherished and planted in all gardens belonging to the Grandees, for one of the most choice flowers.
Page 169 - I believe I have hit at last upon the right way of drying succulent plants, and such as are apt to come to pieces ; and if nobody has thought of it before, it is really worth telling you. I had previously tried hot water, but that made the specimens mouldy ; then a hot iron, but that is tedious, and it spoils the flowers ; pricking the leaves all over with a penknife or a fork, so as to let the water escape, is a great assistance to the drying of...
Page 150 - I was now out in the Moutan district daily during the time the different plants were coming into bloom, and secured some most striking and beautiful kinds for the Horticultural Society. Several very distinct and beautiful Azaleas were added to my collections...

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