The Floral World and Garden Guide, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Groombridge and Sons, 1865 - Floriculture
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Page 45 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Page 45 - Its loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth...
Page 15 - ... lumps broken to the size of walnuts or hazel nuts, and mix fine and coarse together. In planting the ferns, those that have a creeping rhizome or root stock must be slightly covered, and it may be necessary to fix them in their places with a few pegs. Do not cover them deeply, only so much in fact as to prevent exhaustion of the rhizomes by drying winds until they can make fresh roots, by which time the frequent sprinklings they are subjected to will have washed the mulching off the rhizomes,...
Page 253 - cuttings the callus, which forms at the end placed in the ground, is the cellular, horizontal system, preparing for the reception of the perpendicular system, which is to pass downwards in the form of roots.
Page 253 - Callus, ae very erroneous ideas are sometimes entertained by gardeners concerning it. Some are under the impression that it is nothing more or less than a bundle of roots in embryo which may or may not be developed according to circumstances ; and I have never heard any one speak on the subject, who did not seem to take it for granted either that the rootless issue immediately from the callus, or that, come whence they may, they penetrate directly through it. In a series of articles on the
Page 253 - Gardening," at present appearing in the Cottage Gardener, the writer takes the same ground and more than once affirms that roots are emitted from the callus. Now, unless I am strangely mistaken, such an occurrence rarely if ever happens. After examining hundreds of rooted cuttings I am clearly convinced that, the root fibres are in all cases emitted laterally from near the base, and that in those instances in which they do seem to issue from the callus, it is merely an illusion caused by the swelling...
Page 13 - ... had some practice in this humble way, and have, perhaps, succeeded in growing a few ferns in pots in a frame or in a fern case in the drawing-room, you will become ambitious, and resolve on having a grand fernery, with, perhaps, a model of a ruin for the main feature of the scheme. Outdoor ferneries are usually formed of tree roots and banks of earth, picturesquely disposed and planted with ferns severally adapted to the sites and positions the scheme affords. Where there are living trees on...
Page 51 - The trite, if inelegan t saying, about " going up like a rocket, and coming down like a stick " would apply to not a few of the suddenly made reputations in our leading photographic exhibitions.
Page 253 - This is so theoretically, but, as I before observed, it is highly improbable that the perpendicular system is ever so received, the roots showing a much greater affinity to their new surroundings, than they have to the callus, of which they are entirely independent. In the work from which the above quotation is taken, the Theory of Horticulture, the callus is spoken of as "those processes which usually precede the formation of roots...
Page 274 - ... all the trees of common red to be found in their gardens. When the better kinds begin to bear, take up all the common, and either give them away or burn them. Do the thing well, and you will never repent ; nay, you will often call to mind this word of advice, especially when paid by extra prizemoney, and enjoying extra popularity through showing the best red currants at the local exhibition of fruits and and flowers.

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